I rub below my ribs on the right and feel your legs there tucked. Your back riding down the length of my belly just to the left of my belly button. I rub there and you respond, slightly shifting ~ first your tail and then your legs, your arms.
I am filled with you. Full of you. My skin has stretched, my organs and bones shifted to accommodate your developing form. We are a pair, you and I ~ yet one, all at the same time.
Soon you will be out in this cold air. I will hold your skin next to my skin, next to my heart, for as long as I can.
But for now you are snuggled warm inside. And I can enjoy holding you in this way, savor your presence as literally a part of my being for this ~ one of the last nights of this miraculous tandem all-in-one existence.
Take your time.