“Well, I kind of live here”
“You know what I mean”
“Never in my wildest dreams would I let you go, now sleep” I snuggled more into my pillow in satisfaction.
“Good morning Sleeping Beauty” Delsin said laying his hand on my hip. “Hey” I replied sleepily wiping the crust from the corners of my eyes. He was still wearing yesterday’s clothes. “A little on the lazy side last night?” I asked sitting up right. “No, I watched you fall asleep then fell asleep here myself.” He admitted. “Oh, nothing-” I trailed off, it took him a minute but he finally answered. “Oh no, of course not. I’m more responsible than you think. ." He said. "Of course you are" I joked. "Hey, not funny. Westin," He called "Sora's ready" He winked then ran out of my room to get ready himself. "Gee thanks" I snarled as I attempted to get out of my bed. "Stay there" Westin commanded as she pranced into my room. She grabbed my legs and helped me out of bed. "There we are. So, what do you want to wear?" She asked prancing to the closet. Clothes I forgot I had lay strewn across the closet floor. "I really have to teach Delsin how to hang up clothes." She said bending down to look at the clothes on the floor. She came back up with a mini skirt and a top that flowed around my hips. "Here we go" She said holding it up to me from a distance. "Perfect" It looked a lot like the outfit I wore for the first date with Delsin. "Um ok" She helped me get my good leg into the skirt and let me get my bad leg in the skirt in my own special way. The shirt was fine. "Wonderful. Delsin, she’s ready" She said sitting me down on the bed. "See you soon" She said as she galloped out the door. Delsin walked in, looking fresh "Hey you look nice" I said as he picked me up. "Thank you" He said in a grunt. He didn't smile at me or anything. He set me in the wheelchair downstairs. "You didn't even mention the amazing outfit your sister picked out" I pointed out, a little disappointed. "Oh, it’s lovely" He responded, taking a quick look at me. He rolled me out the door.
Once he had me situated he started the car and headed in the opposite direction. "Hey, wait. What are you doing?" I tried to direct him to the high school but he just pushed me back "Quiet Sora" He snapped. My mouth dropped open. He had never talked to me like this. "Excuse me" I said my eyes wide. "B-E- space Q-U-I-E-T!" He spelled it out for me. I snarled at him and sank back into my seat. My phone rang; Delsin looked at me from the corner of his eyes "Hello?"
"Sora, Its Westin. Are you ok?"
"Hey Westin, Ya, I'm fine why do you ask?"
"Because I just found Delsin tied up in his room"
"That’s impossible, Delsin is driving me. He is the same old Delsin with a lot on his mind"
"No Sora, just listen to me, you have to get out of that car! We don't-" There was a long pause and some shuffling on the phone "Sora!" it was Delsin's worried voice. "Hey" I replied. "Sora, Get out of that car."
"I don't know-"
"Damn it Sora, get out of that car!" He screamed as he hung up the phone. Wow, did he just swear at me? I turned to my mystery driver. I wondered how I could get out of the car with out killing myself. My leg was in a cast, we were going over 60 MPH, and for all I knew the driver was a serial killer, coming to get me. A stoplight soon came along. I inched the lock to be unlocked and got in a position where I didn't look suspicious but I was ready to jump. The light turned yellow and then red. All his focus was on the opposite window. I opened the door and tried to make a run for it. I jumped out the door and turned past the other cars to the other side of the road. In my head was Delsin screaming for me to run. My leg was throbbing; the pain was crawling up the bone. I could feel it getting worse.
"Come back girl!” was all I heard as I flew back toward the bridge. Even with a cast, I felt like I was running free. I imagined I was running to Delsin's arms. That’s what kept me going for so long. At the bridge, Delsin was actually standing there. I slowed my pace. Was this just another look alike? I stopped several feet away from him, eyeing him suspiciously. “Oh, Sora!” He said stepping toward me, but every step he took I countered and stepped backwards. Westin walked out from around him, “Sora, He’s real” She said. “What’s my nickname?” I asked ignoring Westin. “Mia, of course” He said opening his arms for me. I smiled in approval and limped into his arms. I let my head lean up against his chest. “Mia, I love you” He said. I looked up at him in shock. I blushed away. I couldn’t say it. “Normally I get that back” I stuttered on my words. “I can’t” I said softly. “What do you mean you can’t?” He asked rubbing my head. “Of course you can”
“No, I can’t. I have never said that to anyone and I want it to be special. Not out of scare” I admitted, still not able to look up at him. “Oh, I understand. That’s ok, take your time Mia, I’ll be here” He wrapped his arm over my shoulder and we walked back to his car. “Good News, The doctor called. You can get your cast off today!” Westin said happily. “Finally! I cried! Delsin drove me to the doctor’s office where they sliced of my cast and replaced it with a metal brace. At least it wasn’t as bulky. I wheeled my self out and we drove to school.