I open my eyes to bright lights and a very loud beeping noise.
Where am I?
My eyes scan the tiny room until I realize I'm lying in a hospital bed. My mother sits across the room with her eyes glued to the floor.
"Mom?" She looks up with a relieved expression.
"Oh honey, I'm so glad you're ok!" She says right before she kisses my forehead.
"Wha... Where is everyone?"
"Calum, I think he said his name was, just left to use the bathroom."
"Uh... Um..." She's clearly trying to avoid answering the question.
"Where is he Mom?"
"Well, Calum told me what happened right before Michael showed up looking for you, to apologize... And uh..."
"I told him he needed to stay away from you until he got his act together."
"MOM! How could you say that!? Do you not get that his father just died? He was the last parent he had left. His mother left him a long time ago, and he's had to deal with his fathers behavior all alone."
She's stays silent for a while.
"Well I, I didn't know all of those things... Clearly you care a lot about him..."
"Yes mom, he means the world to me, no matter how cheesy that sounds. It's true."
She reaches down and hugs me tightly.
"Ow" I say as her cheek grazes the spot Michael's elbow hit.
"It may take me a while to forgive him for giving me this giant lump on the side of my face." I say half serious.
"What happened after I passed out exactly?" I ask.
"Well from what Calum told me, he drove you here himself as fast as he could..."
"Not before I had to pull Michael away from you, he would stop apologizing even when you were completely passed out. You could tell he really was sorry and worried." Calum finishes.
Calum face looked pretty beat up. He had a few stitches above his left eyebrow, and the right side of his jaw was badly bruised.
"Calum are you ok?" I ask.
"Ah I'm fine, I was just about to ask you the same thing."
"I'm good, it's just that I have a massive headache. How long was I out?"
"About 3 hours." He responds.
"You know Michael hasn't left since we've been here. He's been waiting outside because security threw him out. He's also been calling my phone nonstop." He adds.
"Have you talked to him?"
"I tried picking up my phone the first time, you know to apologize for what I said to him, but he wouldn't listen to me, he just wanted to talk to you."
Before I say anything, a nurse walks in.
"Ah finally awake I see." She chirps.
"What's your pain level at the moment?"
"Uh, about a 6. I have a really bad headache."
"Alright we can help take care of that. This medicine will make you extremely drowsy though."
"A little more sleep sounds good to me" I reply.
About 15 minute later I am completely passed out....again.