At the hospital, they stitched up my new wounds and said to stay for a while, just so my wounds can heal and they can take the stitches out. But the wound that my ex-best friend was now trying to kill me was one wound, that wouldn't heal that fast. If ever.
When they'd finished, Isaac and Scott came in, telling me they'd called the twins and Derek and Allison and Lydia, telling them what had happened. Since they had to get to school, Derek was going to come and watch me, so that if Giselle wanted to come back, she wouldn't be able to hurt me.
It was reassuring. I was glad that someone was going to be here, besides, I didn't really want to be alone right now either.
The twins were gonna come after school, so Derek could go, and they would take me home and stay for a while. And so on and so on. Apparently they had a whole plane made out. I wasn't going to be alone for a minute. Because a minute is all it takes for Giselle to find me and get me.
It was gonna be a little weird, not having any alone time, but I know that even a small period where I'm alone was a big enough window for Giselle to get me, kill me, kidnap me, whatever she was intending on doing to me once she got me.
But they weren't going to let that happen, no way. After they'd seen the effect Giselle had had on me, they weren't going to repeat it.
When Derek came, the boys left, and headed to school. I lay on the hospital bed, just twiddling my thumbs, not knowing what to say to Derek.
"So, this Giselle, she used to be your friend?" Derek asked. I nodded.
"Yeah, before my family moved here. She was the reason... One day she just comes back and hates me, won't talk to me, bullys me, talks about me behind my back... Just, overnight she changed, to someone whom I didn't know existed inside her..."
"That must've been tough."
"Yeah... You asked why I didn't have any friends even though I'd been here for a month or so? It's because of her, I didn't think I could trust anyone again, so I didn't talk to anybody... And whenever someone would offer their friendship, I'd turn it down, instinct you know..." I became aware I was rambling and stopped, letting my sentence die off.
"We won't turn our backs on you Scarlett. At one point, we've all been part of a pack, even though we're all one now. You're a part of that pack now. You don't turn on your pack." He reassured me, giving me a smile that I couldn't help but return.
"Thanks..." I said. "You mind if I take a quick nap, I didn't get much sleep last night."
"Sure, go ahead."
I shifted till I was comfortable and closed my eyes, letting sleep take over my deprived body.