17. Chapter Seventeen
Vanessa looked at the pale girl who was sitting upright in her bed in utter shock. She had bruises and bandages everywhere.
"-nessa?" Vanessa shook her head as she heard the voice she'd been longing to hear for the past three months. "S-sorry what was that Emily?" She asked softly, scared to speak above a whisper. "I said I was sorry for what I said..." Emily replied looking down at her hands, which were clasped together around one of Ashton's larger ones.
James scoffed and turned around. Alex shot him a dirty look before walking over to stand at the other side of the bed, gently placing his hand on her covered knee. "I forgive you Emmy." He said and she gave him a weak smile, looking over at Vanessa and James. Vanessa looked over at James and saw that he was glaring out the window, completely ignoring Emily.
"It's fine Emily, but why the hell did you....do..." Vanessa trailed off, pointing at all the bandages and the bruise. "I thought you hated me....the band was the only thing keeping me sane and then....it just...." Emily trailed off, tears running down her face. Vanessa hurried forwards. "Shhh just don't you ever do this again....promise me....promise us!" Vanessa whispered and Emily nodded. "I'm sorry." She whispered again reaching forwards, wincing slightly, but pulling Vanessa in for a hug.
James watched them. He was still quite angry at Emily for doing this and how se spoke to him but he couldn't help but feel a jab of guilt as she sent him a sad glance. "Fuck it." James muttered and walked over hugging Emily tightly. "Love ya little sis." He whispered causing the younger girl to laugh slightly.
"Well at least the bands back together...but how long till your free to come out?" Vanessa asked. "Um.....they said I could go out today, but....yea." Emily muttered and Ashton smiled kindly at her. "I'll go talk to the doctor about you leaving. Luke, Cal, Mikey come with me?" He asked and the other boys nodded and the four quickly disappeared out the door.
"We love you Emily, and we're sorry." The three whispered to Emily and she smiled, before closing her eyes tiredly. "I love you guys too...."