I sit there staring at her lifeless body. I did this. This is all my fault. I wish the truck hit my side, not the passengers side. She looks so peaceful. What am I going to tell her parents? What am I going to tell my parents?
And just like they were listening to my thoughts, my parents came through the door. I stood up. My mom just looked at me then came up to me and hugged me. I guess she say the tear streaks on my face. My mom released and looked at Ashley. She sat at the edge of the bed and looked at her. She sighed.
"Mom-" I started.
"Honey please don't blame yourself. Nobody's perfect. She's gonna be okay. I promise." She said to me, "your dad and I are gonna go, are you gonna come?"
"No, I'm going stay the night. See you tomorrow," I managed.
"Okay, bye," she said and they left.
I found myself sitting on the edge of the bed staring at Ashley's face before the door burst open. There stood Michael, Ashton, and Calum. They all had balloons, flowers, or cards in their hands. I could feel a small smile emerge on my face.
"Is- is she okay?" Ashton asked.
"Ya, I think," I said.
"She's gonna be okay. She is." Calum said.
"Just don't blame yourself. She knows you love her, and that you would never do anything like that on purpose." Michael said.
"Thanks guys." I said. I looked over at Ashley. Her bruised face looked like China glass.
The guys set the stuff on the night stand next to the hospital bed and left. I pulled a chair up next to the bed. I rested a hand on the bed and the other I tucked Ashley's hair out of her face and lightly kissed her cheek. "I love you," I whispered quietly. I sat back down with my hand still rested on the bed.
I felt a hand intertwine with mine and I heard a sweet, faint voice, "I love you too."
I looked up to see Ashley's dark eyes on mine.
"When can I go home?" She asked witch only made me laugh, and smile, and stare at her delicate face.
"Tomorrow," I said with a grin. She sat up on the edge of the bed. "Babe, I don't know if you should-" I tried.
"I'll be fine." She said. She got up and stumbled a little. I quickly got up and she put her arm around my waist. I put my arm around her and she stood up straight. "I want to go for a walk," she said quietly. "Ok, we can walk around the halls?" I said not wanting to disappoint her. "Ok," she said.
We walked out of the room and around the halls. We got some weird looks from some doctors but we didn't care. When we got back to the room, it's was almost midnight and Ashley was yawning.
"Why don't we get some sleep?" I asked. "Ok," she said. She got into the hospital bed and I felt awkward so I sat in the chair. Around ten minutes past and I hear Ashley move a little, "Luke?" She asked. "Ya," I said.
"Wi- Will you sleep with me? I can't sleep," she said.
"Of course babe," I said as I walked over to the other side of the bed. I crawled in and she turned to face me. I wrapped my arms around her and she snuggled toward me. And before we knew it, we fell asleep.
Sorry it's short😁