- Dean’s POV -
“Hey. Welcome back to the world of the living!” I said to her. As she opened her eyes and moved her hand. I had sat by her bed for ages. Weeks had gone by without her showing any improvement.
“Did I really die three times?” She asked me.
“Yeah you did, and then you were out cold for 3 weeks.”
“I was in a coma?”
“Yes, you were for three weeks, but you woke up, so everything will be fine. Your body just needed some rest to recover.”
I was trying to keep my voice straight, letting no vulnerability seep through.
“What.. why.. how?” She started crying. It gradually got worse, till the point where she couldn’t speak and her breathing was short and came in pants.
“Miss Smarty pants, you will be fine. You can stop crying now.” I said while giving her a hug. She felt so right, cuddled against me. Against my chest. Her breathing slowed and soon she fell asleep against me. It felt amazing to have someone trust me enough to fall asleep against my. I quickly kicked of my shoes and crawled into bed next to her. She moved slightly and cuddled against me. Her head on my chest. Her legs over and between mine. Her arm over my chest. I moved my arm around her and held her close to my heart. I closed my eyes and went off to dreamland.
I woke up to a loud banging on the door.
“Dean! Dude! Get to the door dude!” I heard someone yell. I slowly untangled myself from Autumn and opened the door. It was Marcus banging and he brought Lacey with him.
“We heard she was out of her coma!” Lacey said while jumping up and down like a little kid that was going to get ice cream.
“Yeah she is, but she is sleeping now.”
“Really? Great! That means I can make a quick stop at the ladies’ room and then come back!”She said talking really quick. After having said that she ran to the restroom. I opened the door wider and let Marcus come in. He took a quick look at Autumn and then got a paper out of his pocket.
“Dean, we’ve got a problem.” He said looking serious.
“What’s that? What’s the problem?” I asked him, getting more worried by the minute. He usually doesn’t look like this unless it’s really bad.
“It seems like James wants to hurt Autumn before he gets her and hurts her even more himself. He wrote another letter to her.”
“Why does she have to go through this? She’s a wonderful person and she’s so sweet and she looks amazing!”
“Yeah I know dude! She doesn’t deserve this. James sucks!” We both stared at Autumn for a while. She started stirring in bed and then she slowly opened her eyes.
“Hey guys!” She said, probably trying to sound awake and happy.
“Hey Autumn!” Lacey yelled. I hadn’t even noticed her coming through the door. She must have come in when I was staring at Autumn.
Autumn started laughing at Lacey’s childlike behavior.
“Autumn, James wrote you a letter. Would you like to read it?” Marcus asked.
“Yes!” She said as I said no. She shouldn’t read it. It’s bad news.
He looked between us. I looked at Autumn and saw her pout. It was so cute! She looked way to good doing that. How was I supposed to say no to that?
“Okay.” I said with a deep sigh.
She opened the letter and read it out loud.
I know this letter will get to you eventually.
But by then it will be too late.
You will have to deal with another loss.
I will take someone else from you.
I will keep taking people from you till you break.
And then when you break I will be there to pick up the pieces.
We will see each other again.
My one that got away will be mine again.
Until then my sweet,
She looked at me with her eyes wide open.
“Does this mean he will kill another person I know?” She asked with tears shining in her eyes. Fuck! I should have known she wouldn’t handle this very well. And she’s still in the hospital after laying in a coma for 3 weeks. Fuck I should have said no! I should have been stronger.
“We don’t know what he will do. What we do know is we won’t let him get to you and we will do everything we can to catch him. He will be caught!” I said feeling strong. That bastard was going to go down for bringing my woman this much pain.
Wait?! My woman?! Why would I think that? She isn’t anything to me. ‘But you like her.’ My conscious said to me. I couldn’t get feelings for her. She was a job. I can’t get feelings for a job. That’s forbidden. I can’t do this. But she is so amazing. And her kiss was beyond what I have ever experienced. She could be my other half. After Leila left me I was broken. I truly thought I was going to marry her. And I truly believed I was in love with her. But she threw it all away for her new boy toy. She needed someone younger, who was there more often. I know she was important. She was the first daughter after all. But she just threw me and my feelings away in the trash. After her I wasn’t sure if I would ever learn to love anyone else. If I would even like someone else. I don’t know why. But now I like Autumn. I could learn to love her. I could have found my one and only. Oh fuck! I won’t be thinking of her like my one and only.
I looked at her lips and remembered the taste of her. She had such soft lips and she tasted so sweet. She knew what to do with a kiss and she made it special. She blew me away. She blew right through all of the walls I had build and straight into my heart. I don’t know when she got it. But she has it. Tight in her hands. I will be damned if I let her go. I will be with her as long as she’ll have me. I couldn’t get the pictures of me and her kissing out of my head and I wondered what having sex with her would feel like.
“Dean.” Autumn said with a cough.
“You uhm you…” She said while pointing at my jeans. Oh fuck! You have got to be kidding me! I quickly shifted and hoped no one else had noticed it, but I wouldn’t have that kind of luck of course. I burned red with shame. That really has to happen to me.