Lost Memories

Being in a mental hospital could never be easy.

That's what nineteen-year-old Amelia realises when she meets Bradley Hunter. A guy who manages to make her feel like she's worth something, in the midst of battling her own demons and walking the road to recovery. They develop an intense, strong emotional connection that is unlike anything the both of them have ever experienced.

But Amelia feels as if Bradley is oddly familiar, the sense of safety and comfort she feels with him is something she has never witnessed.
Bradley struggles with the memories that come back to haunt him, but will they be the reason for Bradley to lose Amelia forever, or to heal her wounds?


6. Chapter Six.



Bradley led me across two streets, and we started walking towards the exit of the city. 

'Where are we going?'I asked curiously.

He turned and winked at me. 'You'll see,'he said discreetly, crossing the street once again. I'd never felt anything like this before, with us sneaking out and doing something crazy like this (at least it was in my mind), I felt on top of the world.

Having Bradley with me and his hand in mine was just a very, very great bonus. I couldn't get over how good he looked in his dark jeans and black hoodie, all I wanted to do was wrap myself up in his arms. 

We finally reached a dark driveway, that made en eery feeling overcome me. I gripped Bradley's hand as he walked ahead of me, and we stood in front of a tall gate that read DO NOT ENTER.

'Come on,'he urged, and as I viewed the gate up and down, it got to me how tall it was and all of the opportunities I had of falling if I tried to get over it.

When he sensed my hesitation, he placed his hands on my cheeks and smiled at me. 

'You'll be fine, I'll help you,'he said quietly, and I nodded. I wasn't going to chicken out just because I'd never climbed a gate before.

Bradley lifted me up, and I grabbed on to the metal bars with my hands and pushed myself over with Bradley's help, and jumped down once I'd reached the other side. As Bradley followed, I felt my heart beating against my chest and I realised I'd never felt this happy before.

I felt alive.

'What is this place?'I asked, looking around to see if anyone was here, but as far as I could see, we were alone. 

'I used to come here all the time, when stuff at home got too much to handle,'he walked over to me and laced our fingers. He seemed to like to do that, and it made me bite my lip and fight a smile.

'It's good to think here, it's peaceful,'he guided us over to the middle.

'This place used to be a workshop with a garage, until it got stripped down,'he explained.

He lay down on the concrete, and gestured for me to join with his hand.

'Come on,'he smiled, and I couldn't help but do whatever he asked of me.

I lay beside him, not even feeling the hardness of the ground when I looked up at the sky. So many stars were visible tonight, and the dark night sky was a beautiful contrast to them.

We lay in silence, our hands laced together. Bradley put his arm around my shoulders, and I moved my body closer to his. Something changed in that moment. I don't know what it was, exactly, but as we looked at the sky above us, with our bodies close together and just us sharing the beautiful moment, I felt like everything was at peace and all of the wars inside of my head had come to a stop.

I closed my eyes and felt the warm breeze blow my hair across my eyes, and all I could feel inside of me was utter bliss.

'What happened?'I asked quietly, and I knew the question was probably hard for him to answer, but I hoped he trusted me enough to.

He sighed and pulled me closer to his chest. 'My father has always called me a disappointment, a let down and a mess up. I guess it was his words that made me hang out with the wrong crowd in the first place. When I realised I didn't want to be apart of that anymore, they didn't let me leave and said if I did, they'd rot me out to the police. I didn't have a place to live at that point, because my dad had thrown me out and my mom just agreed with him. When I got beat up because of a deal I hadn't agreed to, I went to my parents house cause I at least hoped they'd try to help. Well, my dad slammed the door in my face and yeah, it went worse from there and I just didn't want to be a disappointment anymore.'

I felt tears stream down my cheeks as he told me his story, and my body suddenly hurt in every possible place and I felt the aching need to help him. I wanted to make him realise he wasn't anything of those horrible things his father had led him to believe.

'I'm so sorry,'I said, not knowing how to express how much I wanted to make those thoughts disappear from his head.

'You can't believe him, you know that right?'I asked, turning to look into his eyes. He was still staring up at the sky, somehow looking peaceful amongst all the pain he withheld.

'I used to know, now I'm not that sure anymore.'

When he spoke, he made it seem like he wasn't just referring to his dad, but something else.

'None of what he fed you is true Bradley, it's bullshit!'I cursed, placing my hand on my racing heart. 

He gave my shoulders a squeeze. 'Calm down, it's okay,'he said soothingly, wiping the tears away from my face with his thumbs. I stared into his mesmerising eyes and held him close to me, so that our bodies were wrapped around each other. I knew for sure in that moment, that we'd connected in a way unlike anything else.

I held him to put all of his broken pieces together again, to let him know I wanted to make him forget his dad ever said those words, to comfort him and be there for him in every way possible.

And something in me said he held me that night to stick all of my broken pieces back together, too.

After a while of laying together in each other's embrace, he slowly unwrapped his body from mine and I pouted internally, feeling the cold air on my skin as his warm arms didn't hold me anymore.

'It's getting late, we should get going,'he spoke quietly, and I could feel his eyes on me. 

I knew we had to go, but I just wanted one more minute of this serenity. I closed my eyes and breathed in the fresh air. I opened my eyes to see Bradley looking at me with a smile on his face, as if I was the most beautiful thing he'd ever laid eyes on. 

I felt a blush creep onto my cheeks, and was thankful we were here in the night time so he couldn't see it. Bradley helped me up with his hand and we stood facing one another, a look in his eyes that screamed desire. I felt my insides turn in anticipation as he placed his hand on my cheek, caressing my skin softly with his fingers. I closed my eyes and leaned into his touch, savouring every glimpse and moment of it. 

He stepped closer, and my heart raced inside of my chest, and shivers erupted my body, but they weren't because of the cold. He leaned his face closer to mine, and I was sure he could hear my heart beating because it was so loud in my ears. I'd never wanted anything more than for him to finally kiss me, and when he did, boy, did he kiss me.

He placed his lips on mine, gently at first, but when I returned with slipping my tongue into his mouth, he grabbed my face into his hands. As his tongue found my mouth and basically made love to it, I felt my body turn into liquid and I was happy he was holding me to keep me steady. 

It was unlike anything I'd ever thought my first kiss was going to be, unlike anything I'd ever even imagined. The way Bradley handled my mouth like it was something he'd always wanted to taste, the way our lips melted perfectly together and made a pit of happiness erupt in my stomach. He pulled away, and I instantly felt empty without his mouth on mine.

I bit my lip and he lifted my chin up with his hand. 'If you keep doing that, we'll never get out of here,'he winked, and I silently prayed that would come true. He grabbed my hand and we started walking towards the exit. I climbed over the gate, seeming to master the skill now, and Bradley did the same.

We walked back in silence, everything that had to be said between us had been put into that kiss. I couldn't stop myself from grinning like an idiot. 

Reality hit me hard when we reached the hospital, and I wished life wouldn't be this complicated and this difficult and that I could be normal. 

'Hey, it's okay,'he held my cheek again, looking me in the eye. 

I nodded slowly, and he wrapped his arms around me. As I inhaled his scent of musky wood, I wished we could run away together and never look back.

As the dream faded in my mind, I knew that sooner or later, this fairytale would be over for me because Bradley would realise how messed up I am and how much issues I have. No one would want that burden on their shoulders. 

But for now, I enjoyed his arms around me and savoured every moment of it, knowing it would soon come to an end. Because nobody could stay with someone like me. 


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