O n e w e e k l a t e r....
Jace's ankle was still in rough condition. He thought it is a small and unimportant injury. It wasn't like that. He won't be able to walk for a while, so he is being treated at a hospital, ''Divine Blessing''.
It's just a little past noon and Jace is just bored as hell. Suddenly, one of the medical assistents comes in.
Nurse: Jace Marshall? You have a visitor.
Jace: Huh..? Oh... Sure.
Right behind the nurse there's a very familliar figure that Jace immediatly figured out who it really is. Aya.
Aya: Hehe~ Hello there! she says as she comes out from the nurse's back and approaches Jace's bed. She then smiles happily, seeing him alright and then hugs him.
Jace wraps his arms around Aya as he blushes slightly. He then says:
Jace: Aya... I missed you.
Aya: I'm so sorry, I couldn't contact you for the whole week!
Jace: It's fine, you're here now. he says and smiles.
Aya looks very happy to see Jace healthy and smiling.
The nurse then clears her throat, intrerrupting of course, and says:
Nurse: You can go home now, Jace. The doctor said it's all right. Just don't force yourself.
Jace: I see. Well then, thank you very much.
Aya: Thank you for taking care of Jace.
The nurse smiles and leaves the room.
Aya: We should head home now.
Jace: We should indeed...
Aya: Unless you want to come to my place~...she says with some sort of wierd expression on her face.
Jace: U-Uh... No can do, sorry. I'm busy, as I must take care of something.
Aya: Ah... Alright then. she says and sighs.
Jace: Maybe tomorrow, that okay?
Aya: Oh, yes! Of course~!
Jace: Okay. I'll walk you home, that I can do.
Aya: Yes I would love to. And that way we can see if your anckle is really alright too. she laughs.
Jace: Yeah. Come on.
The two of them walk down the corridor and then down the stairs. They reach the entrance and exit the hospital. Jace feels somehow odd about that hospital.... Though the medics were all cheerful and stuff, the place was damn quiet.... But he did not bother to think about it and just carried on.
They are now infront of Aya's house after a long quiet walk. Neither of them said a single word on their way back home. Aya turns to Jace and says:
Aya: Thank you for walking me home, Jace.
Jace: Don't mention it, Aya. Anyways, I'll see you tomorrow, right?
Aya: Yes, indeed~ she laughs and winks to him
Jace: What's with that laugh and everything? Do you plan to do something to me at your place?
Aya: Hehehe~ Maybeee.
Aya: Well, see you tomorrow then. she says as she enters in her house with a big smile on her face.
Jace just stays infront of the door and sighs.
Jace: ... I swear to God.. This might be the girl I like, but sometimes she is damn scary..
Aya overhears that just as she shut the door. She blushes really hard now. The door opens again and Aya stares at Jace, as he leaves, without letting Jace notice her.
Jace heads home down the alley he always used to walk back from school. He is thinking how will his studies go on with the school burnt down, though, the firefighters told the principal it was some gas leak or something. There was only one casuallity from the fire. David Cassel. The student that Jace was asked to help, yet this student almost killed Jace. He was also holding a book from which a strange dark aura was comming out. This book is currently under Jace's bed, where he left it before he was feeling the real pain that was actually comming out of his anckle. After that he went directly to the hospital. Jace unlocks the door and enters his house, leaves his shoes at the entrance and quickly runs to his room. The book wasn't under the bed anymore. It was on his bed. But something was strange about it's position. Jace took a closer look and he figured out that if a person would lay in that bed, the book would be right in the heart's position. The book was also slightly inclined too. He had no idea what that meant. Without any hesitation, he rushes at the book and opened it's cover. The book then hit Jace with it's dark aura. He could only see black infront of him. The only thing that he was now seeing was the book. Slowly he opens the book's cover. On the front page it's written:
B O O K O F S H A D O W S