I picked up the book, I sat next to Sandra and leaned slightly toward her. I began to read aloud from the book for her and I read in a trembling voice. I wanted her to hear my voice, and I wanted to do something for her. A doctor had said that it was something that many did. They read books for those who were in a coma. I gave it a try and tried to read as well as I could. After the second chapter I got fed up and put down the book.
"Damn, it was uninteresting!" I got out of me and balked. A faint smile appeared on Sandra's lips and I couldn't let go off her face. I took her hand and tried to collect myself.
"I'm not so good at reading." I got out of me and I felt a response in her hand. She squeezed my hand lightly and I knew she heard me. I almost started to cry and I just wanted to hug her.
"We'll take another book?" I mumbled and she squeezed my hand again. I just stared at her and then I saw how the smile disappeared. Yet a hope come inside me and I knew she was well on her's way to becoming healthy again.
I got hold of an old guitar at the hospital and took direct with me to Sandra's room. I had played guitar since I was little, but not many people had heard me play. I chose still to show my musical side for her. I wanted to do something that I was good at and I could play guitar better against I read a book.
"Am I sleep, am I awake or somewhere in between, I can’t believe that you are here and lying next to me, Or did I dream that we were perfectly entwined, Like branches on a tree, or twigs caught on a vine"
I looked at her and tried to put all the emotions in the song.
"Like All Those days and weeks and months I tried to steal a kiss, And All Those sleepless nights and daydreams where I pictured this, I'm just the underdog who finally got the girl, And I am not ashamed to tell it to the World ... "
When the chorus started I was sure my voice.
"Truly, madly, deeply I am, Foolishly, completely falling, And somehow you kicked all my walls into, So baby say you'll always keep me, Truly, madly, crazy, deeply in love with you
In love with you!"
I had tears in my eyes and I felt my whole body meant every word I sang. I still managed to sing the song, and when the last note faded out, I looked at her. Sandra had opened her eyes and she had tears in her eyes.
Nialls voice was so wonderful and I just loved to hear him. He made my heart burst and it didn't help when he meant every word. I saw the love in his eyes and I knew what I would do. This was my second chance and I didn't want to spoil that chance. I wanted to give him everything and I knew I had more to gain than to lose.
"You're awake!" Niall exclaimed, wiped the tears and put down the guitar. He took my hand again and smiled at me. I could do nothing but smile at him and I managed to see him. He wasn't blurred, he was very sharp in front of me. He wasn't a dream, but he was my reality.
Later that evening, Niall lay down beside me. He took his arms around my body and he smiled at me.
"Niall!" I got hoarsely out of me. I had a sore throat and it hurt to talk, but I still wouldn't quit. "I'm sorry I failed you."
He shook his head and ran his hand through my hair.
"The important thing's that we are here now."
I nodded and felt in the whole body that I just loved him. He kissed me on my forehead and smiled broadly. He had that wonderful look and his lips were so soft.
"I love you." I whispered. Niall stopped and just stared at me. It was as if he didn't believe my words, but in the end he realized that I was serious. He lit up like the sun.
"And I love you so much!"