I looked at her phone that I had in my hands. I didn't bother looking at her texts or pictures.
"What happened?" I heard Luke say behind me.
I exhaled, "She left."
"What?" He asked.
"Helen left. We got in an argument and she left."
He scratched the back of his head and groaned.
"Have you tried calling her?" he asked.
"I would, if I didn't have her damn phone!"
"Why do you have it?"
"She told me to keep it, to see if I trust her as much as she trusts me." I looked up at him. "I fucked up, man."
"It's not your fault. We all fuck up every once in a while, it keeps us on our toes," he offered me a hand and I took it.
He helped me up.
"Look, I'm not one to interfere with your relationship. It's none of my business. So, I'm going to help you find Helen and you two are going to fix this."
"I'm going to go get the other two," he said and went back inside. I followed.
I closed the door behind me and locked it.
Luke came into the living room with Ashton and Michael behind him.
"So where do you think she is?" Michael asked.
"I don't know," I replied.
"She didn't tell you?" he asked.
"Oh yea, Michael! We get in a fight and Helen tells me where she is going so I can find her! Yeah!" I said and gave him a sarcastic smile.
He rolled his eyes.
"Helen can be anywhere. How are we going to find her? We can't navigate ourselves around this place! We don't know the city, the streets," Ashton said.
"We'll figure something out," Luke said. "First we have to think of where she could be"
"What about Adin?" Ashton asked.
"What about him?" I asked.
"What if she went to visit him? They are really close," he replied.
"Ash, you're a genius! She's probably there." I exclaimed. "Let's go!"
"Hold on, Calum," Luke said stopping me. "How the hell are we going to get there in the first place?"
Michael patted Luke's shoulder, "It's time to borrow one of your Dad's cars."
"What? No!" he replied. "What if we crash it? Or what if it gets robbed?!"
"C'mon Luke, it's our only hope," I said.
"Fine," he sighed.
"Let's take he Corvette," Michael giggled.
"We are not about to take his most expensive car, Michael," Ashton said.
Luke went over to a glass bowl that had all the keys. He grabbed a set and went to the garage.
He unlocked the Range Rover and we all got in. I jumped into the passenger's seat. Mike and Ash piled in the back.
Luke put the key in the ignition.
"Fuck," he mumbled.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
"I'm looking for the button that opens the garage door," he replied.
"It's right there," Ashton spoke up.
"Where?" Luke asked frustrated.
"There!" Ashton pointed to a black button that had 'garage' on top of it.
Luke pressed it and the door slowly lifted up.
He turned the engine on and drove out of garage.
We waited for the door to close once again before getting out of the driveway.
The engine purred under Luke's control.
The car had lots of button that I was tempted to press to see what they would to, but decided against it.
"Don't touch anything," Luke said and gripped the steering wheel. "Especially you, Michael."
"What? Why me?" He asked sounding offended.
"You always ruin things," Luke replied.
"At least I didn't ruin a perfectly good relationship," He mumbled.
"I didn't fuck my relationship with Helen, okay?" I defended.
"Mhmm," Michael replied.
At least I hope I didn't ruin our relationship.
We arrived at the hospital and were looking for Helen's car in the hospital parking lot.
"It's right there!" I said and pointed to the black Challenger.
"How can you be so sure?" Ashton asked.
"She has the sticker that says 'Music Is Me,'' I said.
"You're right," Luke said and parked in the space next to Helen's car.
Luke turned the engine off and exhaled, "We made it."
"Yea, after almost an hour of driving around town, dealing with drivers with road rage and getting completely lost," Michael said.
"Well this was your idea, Michael," Luke defended and took his seat belt off.
I did the same and opened the door. My Vans hitting the black top lot.
After everyone got out, we walked towards the lobby. My heart was pounding wildly.
When we got inside, the cool air hit us and refreshed us from the heated weather outside. The lady at the front desk smiled at us after giving us our visitor passes.
I took a deep breath as the elevator doors closed. We all stuck the visitor passes to our shirts as the elevator went up.
Hopefully she's here. She has to be here.
And if she's not, then we're screwed.
The door opened after the ding and we stepped onto the white floor.
Nurses in blue uniforms walked around, some helping patients walk others held clipboards or where behind computers.
A woman walked towards us. I recognized her as Adin's mom, Athena.
"Luke, right?" She asked and pointed to Luke.
"Yes, is Helen here?"
"Yea, she's with Adin. Go on in, I think they're still watching a movie. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to get some lunch," She walked past us and into the elevator.
"Thank you," I said.
"No problem," Athena replied just as the doors sealed shut.
I began waling towards Adin's room.
About two feet away from the door I heard loud giggling.
"And then she called me a Fuck Face," I heard Adin say.
The giggling grew louder.
"That sounds like Helen," Ashton said.
I put my hand on the knob and opened it.
Helen was on a chair beside Adin's bed. She was laughing uncontrollably and held a SmartWater bottle in her hand.
When she saw me her smile wavered and she stopped laughing.
"Look who it is, Mr Hood," Adin said from his bed.
Helen's eyes were red, so I know she's been crying.
She stood up, "What do you want?"
"Can we talk?" I asked.
"I don't know, do you trust me enough?" She asked.
I shut my eyes, "Let's just talk."
"See! I knew it!" She exclaimed. "But, fine. I'll talk with you."
"Thank you," I said.
She walked past me, still clutching her bottle.
"We'll stay here," Luke said.
"Yay, more company," Adin said. "Don't make her cry anymore, Calum. Please. She's sensitive."
I nodded and walked out the door. Helen stood by the elevator doors, waiting for them to open.
The doors opened and we stepped inside.
The door closed and I took a deep breath.
"Look, I'm sorry for accusing you of cheating. I shouldn't have done that," I started.
"It's both of our faults. You should have paid more attention and I should have deleted those texts."
"But I had no right to do that. I shouldn't have jumped to conclusions. I'm such an idiot," i mumbled.
"Don't say that. You're not an idiot. We're not perfect, we make mistakes. It's a part of life Calum. But why, Calum? Why did you get so mad over a silly text?"
"I was jealous! I don't want to share you with anyone. I don't want you to slip from my fingertips and I sure as hell don't want to let you go."
The doors slid open and we walked out and towards the front doors.
"Everyone wants a taste of you and that is why I get jealous," I continued after we stepped out of the hospital.
She smiled a little and I followed her towards her car.
"Do you?" I asked.
"Do I what?" She asked.
"Do you really think this relationship was a mistake?"
Helen looked away, "No, Calum. I was just pissed off and hurt. I say things I don't mean when I'm mad. I'm sorry. You're the best thing that has ever happened to me and I just can't think of you as a mistake or regret."
I smiled at her. "I trust you."
"Don't laugh, Helen. I trust you enough that if I had to put my life in someone's hands, it'd be yours," I took her hand. "You have everything, my love, my heart, and my trust. I trust you so damn much and I thought you knew that. And if you don't, now you do."
I cupped face with my hands.
"I'm sorry. I'm sorry for every bad thing I've done. From screaming at you to accusing you of cheating and for making you cry. I know you're a fragile soul and I want to protect you. I promised never to hurt you and I broke that promise. If starting over will keep you from leaving from my life, I'll do that. I'll do any goddamn thing."
"I don't want to start over, Calum. We both made mistakes and I forgive you. If we start over, we lose everything we built up. And this relationship is just getting good," She said.
I tilted her chin up and stared into her beautiful blue eyes. I kissed her lips. She didn't hesitate to kiss me back.
The tension between us slowly faded away, replaced by our unconditional love we had for each other.
I pulled away and grabbed something from my back pocket. I handed Helen her phone.
She took it and slid it into her pocket.
"Did you see all my selfies?" She asked.
"You had selfies on there? What? If would have known that I would have sent them to my phone," I said immediately regretting giving her her phone back.
She snorted, "I only have three."
"So why didn't you just delete the texts?" I asked.
"Well, it was a while back and then he stopped texting me so I forgot about it. The last time he texted me was December something. And you pretty much consumed my life so I forgot about him and the texts," She explained.
I nodded, "Can I have some water?"
"No," She said and pulled the water away before I could grab it.
"Please?" I asked.
"Not from this one, sorry," She said.
"Just give me some, it's probably not that bad." I took the water and brought the bottle to my lips.
My taste buds told me this isn't water and I immediately spit it out.
"What is that?" I asked.
She took the bottle from my hands, "It's vodka."
"Why the hell do you have vodka?"
"I was drowning my sorrow out, if you must know."
She put the lid back on and left the bottle full of the liquid in her car.
"Hey, my Dad has that exact same car," Helen said pointing to the silver Range Rover."
"It is your dad's car," I said.
"What?!" She asked.
"How do you think we got here?" I asked.
"I don't know. It didn't really matter, I was a little tipsy so I wasn't thinking straight. C'mon, we have to get his car home as soon as possible."
Together we both walked back towards the hospital.
Going to update later! love ya'll :-) xx -HelenHood