"Yes Doctor? How is she?" I asked. He gave me a sad look before he answered.
"Well the surgery went well and Natalie will be ok. When she wakes up we will have to check to make sure she isn't paralyzed but we are certain she won't be. The only complication is that Natalie might experience memory loss, so you will have to brace yourself for that," the doctor said. I asked if I could go see her and he allowed me to pass.
I walked into her room to see her sitting up in her bed, looking around, confused.
"Uh hi," she said as I walked in.
"Hi Natalie. How are you feeling?" I asked as I came closer to her.
"I am a little groggy and a lot confused. Are you one of my doctors or something, because you look kind of young," she said looking up at me with her big green eyes.
There it is.
She doesn't remember me.
She doesn't remember us.
She doesn't remember our love.
"Um well you were in an accident and had to have emergency surgery. The surgery resulted in memory loss," I said to her gently. She looked shocked but nudged me to continue.
"So wait. If you aren't my doctor, then who are you?" she asked so innocently.
"Well maybe I should start from the very beginning. Almost 2 years ago, your whole family moved to Austrailia. Your family moved into the house right next to mine. We met and I couldn't take my eyes off of you. You were just so damn beautiful. All night i was trying to work up the courage to ask you out, and at the end of the night I did. You said yes and-," I started but then she cut me off.
"Um I'm really tired and I have a really bad headache so can we finish this tomorrow....."
"Ya so can we continue this tomorrow Luke?" she asked with a yawn. I nodded and was about to go in for a kiss but quickly stopped myself. I left the room and she closed her eyes and quickly fell asleep. I walked over and told everybody about Natalie's memory loss. They all cried with me, but agreed to help her.
After a few hours of waiting for Natalie to wake up, we just decided to head back to the hotel. I fell asleep snuggling with Natalie's stuffed penguin that I won her at a fair.
Luke POV still
I woke up around 8 which is pretty early. I got up and quickly changed, trying not to wake up the boys, and I walked out the door and headed straight to the hospital.
When i got to Nat's room, I saw her sitting and looking pretty bored. Her eyes lit up when I walked in and I smiled at her.
"Hey, Luke right?" she asked. My heart sank a little but I smiled and nodded.
"Hey Nat. How are you doing?" I asked her.
"My head kind of hurts but I want to know more about my life," she shrugged.
"Are you sure you feel up to it because-," I started but she cut me off.
"I need to get back to my life and the only way I can do that is if I can remember who I am," she insisted. I sat down on the bed and she looked to me urging me to start.
"So where did I leave of..... Oh yea! So for our first date, I brought you to this little spot called Lovers Leap. Even though we only just met, I knew we had a connection. So on that date I asked you if you would be my girlfriend and you said yes," I said with a smile remembering.
"So we are dating?" she asked.
"Well let me continue. I am in this band with my 3 best mates and we got offered a tour. It was for 4 months so I would be away from you for 4 months. It was our senior year and you didn't want to miss school so you decided to stay here. When you were saying goodbye to me, you decided to break up with me. You said that you wanted me to be able to do anything that makes me happy without you tieing me down. I didn't want you to leave me and I wasn't going to do anything to hurt you at all. so I went on tour and you stayed back home in Australia. I cried all day everyday, I was messing up shows, and I was blaming you. Michael, one of my mates, called you and made you and your best friend Ashlyn, who was and still is dating Calum, come and see me. You and I made up and you stayed on the tour with me," she looked so interested but I knew that too much information could really confuse her.
"Okay Nat. I think that is enough for now," I said patting her leg.
"No! I want to know more!" She exclaimed.
"Natalie. I bet if I told you more, you would start to get a head pains and it could just mess up all the progress that the doctors said you have made. I can stay here if you like," I said hopefully. She sighed and then nodded.
"Um I know that right now you are kind of a stranger to me, and this may seem weird, but would you mind cuddling with me. I feel like it is what we do," she asked innocently as a blush grew on her cheeks. I smiled and got into position as she laid her head on my chest and i wrapped my arms around her body.
"You say you are in a band?" she whispered.
"Sing to me," she said sleepily. I smiled and started to hum a song I wrote for her, last night actually. It was hard to sleep without her so I just wrote. When I knew she was sleeping, I started singing the lyrics. I didn't want to sing her the lyrics until I she knew who I was and how much we meant to each other. I just song the chorus.
'Cause I've been from place to place
Trying to bring you back
I've walked for days and days
'Cause I can't face the fact
That nothing is better than you
I'm coming because I need to find you
Is anybody there who can rescue
Somebody like me?
'Cause I'm just waiting
For somebody like you
Somebody like you
Without you I'm a lost boy
Without you I'm a lost boy
Come find me I'm a lost boy
'Cause without you I'm a lost boy