[We're swimming. Lily gets herself in just a little too deep and starts to struggle, panicking as she sucks in a little water before I can snatch her up.]
"Oh, Lily!" I say, balancing her on my hip. "Was that scary? Are you OK?"
Lily: [coughs up some air and water as she nods her head yes.]
me: "Are you sure? That was quite a dunk."
Lily: [looks at me incredulously] "Of *course* I'm OK. I am spending time with my Mommy."
Writing a Novel Subplot
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