3. chapter 3
"Vanessa!" I heard a strangely familiar voice calling my name. Everything was blurry and I felt strange. Where was I and who was calling me? It felt hard to breathe and my body was in so much pain, especially my stomach. A bright light suddenly was flashing in my eyes and voices I had never heard before were calling my name. "Vanessa, Vanessa blink if you can hear me." I blinked and heard gasps. "Keep blinking Vanessa." I did what the strange voice told me to do and heard a wail that sounded like my mom. Where was I? I suddenly felt my lungs tighten as I took in a big breathe and suddenly I was able to see everything. I saw a white ceiling and a few nurses around me helping me sit up carefully as I struggled to take breathes. My body ached so much and my stomach was in so much pain. I saw a bunch of people in the room but I didn't look at their faces as my head felt too dizzy to look up at them. "Whats your name honey?" I heard one of the nurses ask. I paused for a moment, "Vanessa." I mumbled out. "Do you know what year it is?" I paused again "2014" I said. "She is ok." They said as they laid me back down. I was ok? I felt far from it. Who were they talking to and where was I?
When they put me down I looked to my side and saw my mom and dad, my mom in his arms tears down her face. What happened to me? I smiled at her and she smiled back, that sad smile people give you when they are hurt but not trying to show it. I suddenly moved my eyes and saw a tall guy with tight black jeans, it was Ashton, what was he doing here? I moved my head now looking around and saw Caitlin and Michael and Calum and, and, and, Luke? What were they doing here I sat up fast instantly becoming dizzy again, my parents rushed over along with Luke both on separate sides of the bed holding me. "What happened?" I slipped out looking at my mom and dad then at Luke. Where was Tyler? He was going to be pissed if he found out Luke was here. Nobody was answering my question. "Where am I?" I said. I was so confused.
I sat there with a blank look on my face as the doctor told me what happened. Somehow poison had gotten into my system and because my body was already failing from being beaten it made me pass out and that it's a miracle that I woke up this fast and didn't die. The doctor said he didn't think I was going to make it that my body had almost completely shut down. After speaking to the doctor Caitlin, my parents, and the cops came in. They wanted to know what happened before my body was found. I honestly couldn't remember all I remember was going to Tyler's house after a fight with my mom and dad and that was about it. The cops finished writing a few things and told me that if I remember anything to call them. I was then alone with Caitlin and my parents and that's when they told me the news, Tyler was in jail, a bottle of poison was found in the neighbors trash with his finger prints on it and no proof was needed that he beat me so they put him behind bars. I didn't know how I felt about this news, I couldn't believe it, he poisoned me? What happened? It was getting late and my parents had to go home they didn't want my brothers to be here and to see me this way and as they were leaving my mom said, "Luke is outside he wants to see you." I completely forgotten that I saw the guys. "I don't want to see him." I said kind of rudely back. "Vanessa just give him a minute, trust me he doesn't plan on leaving till he sees you." I didn't fight mostly because I didn't have the energy to.
He walked in a face that I haven't seen in a while. He looked sad. He walked over and sat down next to my bed, I just glared at him. I didn't want to speak to him, why was he even here I had nothing to say to him. "Hi." He finally said. I just stared at him. It was quiet in the room as he looked at the floor. "We were all wor..." He started before I cut him off "Luke what are you doing here?" I barked at him. He looked taken back. "I-I had to make sure you're ok." "I'm fine." I huffed and looked away. "Vanessa I'm so sorry." I looked at him my temper rising. "Oh really and about what?" I said almost screaming. He looked so hurt but I didn't care he left me alone without a reason. He said nothing, "well?" I said. "I never meant for you to get hurt, I had to do it." Luke said giving me that sad pouty look. "You had to do it? Was it a game? You had to break my heart?" I said almost screaming again. I couldn't help it, yelling at him but he made me so frustrated. "That's not what I meant." "Then what did you mean Luke!" He took a deep breathe in "Vanessa you are too perfect for me. You're not just going to Harvard you're going to be in the advanced program at Harvard. You are going to live this successful life and you needed that life where you can be successful and marry some fancy guy and live in a nice house and raise a family and I can't give you that. I travel all the time with a band. I'm a loser I dropped out of school for this. Vanessa I loved you, I still love you, I love you so much I had to walk away before I could fall more in love with you and hurt you even more. Being away from you would kill me. I was afraid that you would go to school meet amazing people and realize what a fucking loser I am and I didn't want you to see me that way." Tears were in my eyes, I couldn't believe him. "Luke I loved you. I only wanted you, you were my everything." We got silent for a minute. "You should go?" I said. I couldn't see him anymore. He actually made me feel guilty when I knew I shouldn't feel that way. He ended this he was the reason I was so hurt. "Can I see you again?" Luke said looking me in the eyes, his blue eyes teary. I shook my head. "I don't think that's a good idea. I'm sorry" I didn't know why I was apologizing. "Please?" Luke begged. "Luke you should go." He got up and went to the door before turning around and looking at me. "I made a mistake Vanessa. I may have let you go before but now I'm not. I still love you."