Life is normal for 16 year old Lissa Bennett, until the day she starts seeing the future. When images of events that have not yet occurred begin to appear to Lissa for no apparent reason, she and her best friends try to piece together what’s happening and what it means.

When her visions seem to revolve around Daniel, the local ‘loner’ whose brother has gone missing, should Lissa risk everything to help, or leave well enough alone?


15. Chapter 15

Chapter 15

My sight was bleary as I opened my eyes slowly to find myself in a hospital room. I could make out my mother sitting on a chair in the corner and Jade was sleeping on the chair next to my bed. I tried to sit up but the throbbing in my head pushed me back down the pillow.

“Sweetheart,” my mother came rushing over. “You’re awake!” Jade’s head flew up from her napping position. “Jade, go get the nurse.” Jade grinned at me before leaving the room. My father came in as she was walking out.

“She’s awake!” he stated the obvious. My mother leaned over the bed to kiss my forehead.

The nurse came in with a friendly smile. “Lissa, nice to have you conscious.” she said with a wink. She came over to me with a chart, asking me questions about how I was feeling. The doctor came in shortly after to examine me.

“You were just a little shocked and you blacked out, there’s nothing to worry about in the long term,” he smiled reassuringly.

Blacked out. Memories of the abandoned warehouse came flooding back to me.

“Is Daniel alright?” I sat up, panicked.

“He’s going to be just fine, sweetheart,” my dad reassured me. I felt a wave of relief. “We saw his mother earlier; the doctors are just waiting for him to wake up.”

“So he’s here? Can I see him?”

The doctor sat me back down. “You need to go home and rest, Lissa. You’ve had quite an eventful night.” I looked at the clock on the wall. 9am. It was strange to think of the danger I was in just twelve hours ago.

Jade came and sat next to me on the bed. “I’ve asked Charlie to text me when Daniel wakes up.”

“Is he okay?” I asked her, completely forgetting that poor Charlie had been locked up in that warehouse. “Wait… How does Charlie have your number?” I raised a brow at her as I watched her cheeks begin to flush.

She didn’t have time to explain though as our parents started getting ready for us to go.


It had been Charlotte who had called the police. Later that night, when she didn’t get an answer from Adam and mine’s phones, she came to my house and Jade had told her everything. She had remembered what I’d told her about my vision and since Jade had told her about the warehouse Derek had bought, she came to the same conclusion I had and called the police.

Charlotte wanted a full, dramatic account of the whole event when she and Adam came to visit me about an hour after I got home. Mum wanted to keep them out, insisting I shouldn’t have company but I begged her to let them stay. I needed them right now.

Adam told me what had happened after he and Charlie had left the warehouse. They’d got out of the surrounding grounds and waited behind a tree, assuming Daniel and I would have found a way to follow. When we didn’t emerge, Charlie panicked and tried to get back in. Adam had to do everything he could to stop him going back in after Daniel. That was when they’d heard the police sirens.

By the way Charlotte kept resting her head on Adam’s shoulder and looking up at him with adoration, I figured Adam’s life being at risk had caused Charlotte to fess up her feelings one and for all. I’d have to have a girls-only conversation with her as soon as I was better.

The police came to question me after Adam and Charlotte had left. I found out that Derek had indeed been involved in drug dealing and various other crimes. He and Daniel’s father had been arrested. I couldn’t help but wonder how Stacey was feeling. She might have been a total bitch, but she was my friend once and I couldn’t imagine what finding out the truth about her father must have been like for her.

It was later on that night when Jade received her text from Charlie, telling her that Daniel had woken up and he’d make a full recovery. My dad promised to drive me to the hospital tomorrow, only if he deemed me well enough.


I was nervous on the journey to the hospital the next afternoon. My heart was racing as my father parked the car and walked me into the reception area. He sat down in the waiting room and told me to take as long as I needed.

As I was approaching the room number that I was given by receptionist, Julia walked out of the doorway, looking tired. She brightened up when she turned and saw me walking down the corridor. She rushed up to hug me and ask me how I was. I told her I was fine.

“I can’t thank you enough, Lissa,” she said to me. “You put yourself in a huge amount of danger by going in there.” I glanced at the door. “He’s awake, you can go right in,” she followed my gaze to the door. “I was just going to get some coffee anyway.” She gave me a wink before walking away.

I had a staring contest with the door. I wasn’t cut out for situations like this, what was I supposed to say? I felt more nervous about walking in there to see Daniel than I did walking into that warehouse. I took a deep breath before finally pushing the door open.

He was sitting up slightly, looking tired, but looking like Daniel again. His eyes lit up when I walked through the door.

He grinned at me. “You could have brought flowers.”

“I saw some roses on the way in but I didn’t think they were your thing.” He laughed as I made my way over to the chair next to his bed and sat down. We locked eyes for a moment, neither of us knowing what to say. That’s when I noticed a book on the bedside table. I recognised it immediately because Adam had been carrying everywhere for the past month. I picked it up.

“How did you—“

“Adam came by this morning.” Daniel took the book out of my hands. “He told me everything.” I was going to kill Adam. “It’s kind of awesome, isn’t it?” He looked way from the book to look back at me.

“What?” I gaped at him. “Awesome? Do you have any idea what I’ve been going through since Halloween?”

“Why didn’t you just tell me?”

I narrowed my eyes at him. “Would you have believed me if I had told you that I’d been seeing glimpses of the future?”

His face grew serious. “I’d have known that you were telling the truth.” I believed him.

“Things might have been different, if I hadn’t have come to the warehouse,” I said quietly. I’d been thinking about that fact since I had gotten home from the hospital.

“It could have ended up worse,” he told me, sternly. “If you hadn’t of turned up, Derek could have killed me and he would have gotten away.”

“It tore him apart,” I told him, “your father. Seeing you like that.” Daniel looked down. “He could have ran away, escaped the police, but he didn’t. He stayed with you.”

He gave me a weak smile. “He finally did something right.” I reached out to take his hand in mine. He looked at the book that was still on the bed and then twisted his hand. “So, can you read palms?” He asked with gleaming eyes. I gave him a playful tap on the arm. “Don’t hit a man when he’s down.” he warned, still smiling at me.

He reached up to push a strand of my hair back behind my ear before cupping my face to bring my lips down to his. As I placed my other hand on the bed, I felt the book underneath my fingers. Although I’d felt nothing but resentment for those glimpses since that first time in my kitchen, I realised that I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. They were the reason that I was here now, in this moment. I had no idea what they meant or why they were happening to me, but they had led me to Daniel, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.


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