Days slowly elapse.
Yvette continues to not have a very good time, and her method of dealing with it doesn't change. It's a way to pass the time, at least, which is... something. Not much, but something.
James gets more breaks to visit Aurene, usually spurred on by Yvette screaming at him to get away from her and leave her to suffer, or how she hates him and she'd rather deal with her asshole of a brother, or the like. It varies. She changes her mind and calls him back near immediately, of course, but if one reads between the lines from how much she tells him she hates him and wants him to go away, Yvette seems to prefer having her husband at her side over her brother. Even if she is incredibly mean about it.
Aurene has forgiven her father by the next time he visits her, and the second visit is less combative than the first. She is absolutely still a biting, petulant little gremlin, though. Even with both of her caretakers trying to keep the damage to a minimum, it's kind of clear that keeping blood off of the furniture was the least of this furniture's worries. Lots of things acquire little infant fingerprints, embedded into the wood or the metal or the stone. At least she tends to take out her tantrums on furniture, instead of structure of the overall house, and doesn't seem to want to break things just to break them. It has a purpose, or it happens incidentally as she tries to accomplish something else. The worst she does is make a couple of infant sized holes in walls; to have speedy escape routes that the adults can't follow her through. Because she's smart enough to notice that they don't want to break things to catch her, of course. Evading the adults is a fun game.
Eventually, Yvette's heart starts to speed up.
"Oh—of—fucking—course—it's going to end in a climax," she hisses, writhing in James's grasp and clawing uselessly at her chest, "How incredibly narratively—augh—!"
Okay, actually, that's too much pain to speak through, and instead she makes a horrible pained keening whine and thrashes harder instead.