Fio woke up about 2:30 in the morning feeling hot and cold at the same time. And the air seemed too warm to breathe and she ached all over. Her head hurt, her facelift scars hurt, her jaw and cheekbones hurt, her back hurt, her legs hurt, her right hip hurt A LOT. Lesser beings, she believes, call it pain.
No choice but to stagger to the bathroom, exercising her arms and neck along the way, grab a pain pill, and run herself a hot bath. She slept in the tub till about 5:00, then transferred back to bed. A slight headache was all that remained of her nighttime troubles.
Sonya Dog awoke her at 6:30 and Fio's been up and running ever since. It's gonna be a great day.