As i slipped into and out of consciousness, i kept hearing someone screaming things. The words that i remember were blood, wake, and love. At first, I thought that I had dreamed everything from the beach and it was just him yelling at me. I started to shout and defend myself, but I realized that it didn't sound like him. This voice was gentler.
Blood? I remember my arm was hurting, but I wasn't bleeding.
Wake? Well I guess that's kinda obvious. He was saying wake up.
Love? That's the word that confused me the most.
The last thing I remember was Louis picking me up out of the car and carrying me inside the hospital, screaming at people for help. And I slipped away again.
I woke up in a cold sweat, people staring at me like I was going to die or something. It took me a second to realize where i was. I was in the hospital. I didn't really know why. I recognized only three faces around me. Louis, Liam, and Danielle. There were four other people around me that i didn't know. Two were nurses and one was a doctor, but the other one was unrecognizable.
"What happened?" I asked.
"You have a minor concussion, a couple of stitched up wounds, and a broken arm." the doctor answered.
"That's not what I meant." I answered back kinda harshly. They were all still staring at me with weird facial expressions.
"Do you remember the beach?" Louis asked.
"Ya" I said.
"Do you remember the house?" he asked.
"A little bit" I answered.
"Do you remember anything else?" he asked me.
I just shook my head.
"We started to go to the car and you kinda freaked out and started running away from me. You fainted when you reached the front hallway and hit your head on the glass table in the hallway. I guess that explains the stitches too. So we drove you here. You lost a lot of blood."
At this point, he was almost in tears.
The doctor started talking again. "Since you're awake, we're gonna check some hings and then you should be able to leave by this afternoon."
And I began to freak out again.
"Afternoon? What do you mean afternoon? How long have i been out of it? What's the date? I-" and Louis cut me off.
"You were only asleep for the night. It's ok." he said. However, he had that worried expression on his face again.
"Can I speak to you for a moment?" the doctor asked me as soon as Alyssa had calmed down.
"sure. What's up doc?" i said trying to lighten up the mood.
He just looked at me with this cold face. "You need to talk to her and see what you can find out about her personal life. Some of the cuts on her were days old and she had a lot of bruises on her. I know it's not up to me to say this, but I suspect that she is being abused by a relative or someone she lives with." he said.
That might explain the talking, yelling, and screaming while she's asleep.
"ok." i responded simply to him.
I walked back into Alyssa's room where a nurse was taking her vitals. Everyone else had gone to the waiting room. I sat down and after the nurse was done, I tried talking to her.
"So where do you live?" I asked.
"Doesn't matter" she responded coldly.
If you want, after you get out of here you can stay at my house for a while." I said. "There's a bunch of us staying there right now" I added in order to not sound creepy.
"I can't" she said.
"Why?" i asked her.
"I just can't!!" she shouted and i left it at that.