As Cece helped me (or rather carried me) out of the room and through the long halls of the hospital, I again reflected on the events of the last few days, and even the last month. Playing those images over and over through my head. I remember the last thing I thought of was Cece. But I get it now. We can't be together. Maybe it's for the best.. And hey, it's like Cece said
"I'll always love you like a brother" Cece's words raced through his head
All things considered, I still had her as a sister. And I think we may even be closer now than we ever were which is a bit weird since I expected her to hate me after what just happened. But now it's just us. So why do I feel like there is still something missing?
"Hey Cece have you heard from Rocky"
"No, not since you guys talked a few days ago. Why"
"Nothing I was just wondering. After that talk and her helping me open up to you, I feel that much closer to her so I feel like I owe it to her to keep tabs on her whereabouts..you know like if she's okay?"
"Wow Flynn, that doesn't sound stalker-ish"
"Hey you can't blame a guy for trying"
Cece and I both burst into fits of laughter. Once it had died down I said to her:
"I don't remember the last time I actually laughed. This is the best I've felt in ages. Thanks Cece"
"No problem Flynn. That's what I'm here for! It's just you and me now! #Againsttheworld"
"Hashtag? Cece this isn't Twitter! This is the real world you know?"
I again burst into laughter. I was able to feel so much tension leaving me at that minute. It was like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders.
"Heyyy" Cece said, feigning offence.
As we neared the reception desk, Cece seemed to slow down for a minute. However she sped up again after the receptionist called out to her
"It's okay Cece, you can go. I have already spoken with Doctor Johnson. I just need you to sign your name for me here"
After Cece and I left the hospital, when I breathed in the fresh air, I realised how much I really could have missed. I really had no idea how much I would have left behind. I also realised how much I had missed the outside. Being cooped up inside for a month had really taken alot out of me. Now the photophobia was killing me.
I got off of Cece and began to walk myself, being renewed with courage. Cece and I walked the entire way home, but the walk took a lot more our of me than I expected and by the time we got back to our apartment I collapsed onto the couch.
"FLYNN!" Cece exclaimed
"I'm fine Cece, just tired"