I Hate You
"NOLL! NOl-" Gene stopped dead in his tracks. Everyone's attention was on him.
Soon all of their eyes went wide.
"No!" He whimpered. "NO!" Gene shouted.
"MAI!" Yukko shouted and started running towards Kazuya.
Everyone soon followed her.
"We have to get her to the cars. NOW!" Lin said.
Soon after some running, they reached the road. Kazuya and Gene with Mai in Kazuya's arms climbed the backseat of their black van. Lin sat on the driver's seat and started driving.
"Mai! Wake up." Noll was whispering softly in Mai's ear. Tears were still pouring down his face.
"It's my fault." Noll said suddenly.
Gene put an assuring hand on his shoulder and said "It's not your fault. It's no one's fault."
"I shouldn't have let her go like that. It's my fault." He said and hugged her unmoving body closer.
"Noll." Gene whispered.
"Please…please tell me that she is going to be ok." Noll said to Gene with tearful eyes.
"She is going to be Ok. Do you hear? She is just going to be fine." Gene said.
After some time, when they reached a nearby hospital, Noll dashed in to the reception area screaming help. His face was tearstained. Doctors immediately admitted Mai into Operation Theater.
Everyone arrived at the hospital after sometime. No one said anything to anyone. They just waited outside the Operation Theater.
Noll was sitting on the chair with his face in his hands and Gene was standing just beside him.
After 3 hours of waiting, which felt like eternity to Noll, Doctor existed the Operation Theater. Kazuya was the first one to reach the Doctor.
"How is she?" He asked.
Doctor looked at him and gave him a small smile.
He said "She is just fine. The branch didn't hit any vital organs but it did pass through her chest so she would have some difficulty in speaking. Apart from that, she is all right."
Kazuya collapsed on his knees and said "Thank God." Tears leaked from his eyes.
Gene knelt down next to his brother and said "Yeah, like I said, she will be alright."
"When can we see her?" Noah asked.
"We'll be shifting her in new room. She is still unconscious but you can see her." The doctor informed.
"Let me clear the formalities." Lin said while walking with the doctor.
After sometime, Mai was shifted into different ward.
Everyone was surrounding the bed on which Mai was lying. The only people who were not there were Lin and Greg.
Kazuya was sitting beside her bed on a chair starring at Mai.
"It's time or you to tell us what happened." Daniel said when he approached Kazuya.
"Do we have to do this now?" Kazuya asked.
"Yes." Noah said.
Kazuya sighed and started expaining "I was looking for her when I heard a voice behind me. When I turned around, I saw her standing. She suddenly clutched her head in pain and tripped backward and that's when the branch went through her."
"She must have been shocked to see you there and couldn't handle the shock. Maybe that's why her head started hurting." Noah said.
"Breakdowns." Yukko said.
Noah nodded and said "This would've never happened if you" he glared at Kazuya "would've been there for her."
Kazuya, first time in his life, shrunk under someone's glare.
"Stop accusing him. It is not his fault." Gene said while coming in between Kazuya and Noah.
"But it is his doing after all." Yukko stepped in the argument.
"Really? You are saying this Yukko." Luna said.
"Would all of you just stop? We just got Mai back after 15 days. Put your personal differences aside." Daniel butted in.
All of them shut up.
His eyes turned to Kazuya. He was holding Mai's hand and had fallen asleep with his head on the edge of the bed.
When Daniel walked in the room, he was greeted with a pale and bandaged glaring girl and a stoic blue-black haired glaring boy.
Suddenly realization hit him like bricks.
"Mai you're up?" Daniel exclaimed.
"No shit, Sherlock." She said sarcastically.
He didn't even mind her insult, he just went and hugged her. Mai's eyes went soft.
"I thought we lost you." He said while hugging her tightly.
"I am sorry for worrying you." Mai said softly.
"You better be." He said when he pulled apart.
"Now back to business." She said and turned towards Kazuya "What is he doing here?" She hissed.
"He was the one you found you." Daniel said.
"I know. But is he still doing here?" She asked.
"Well he-" Daniel was abruptly cut off by Kazuya.
"You are coming back with me." He said.
"No" She answered "I have a case and I am not going anywhere until it's finished. No scratch that, I am not going anywhere even if it finishes." She said.
"Mai.." Kazuya tried to say.
"No, I am not gonna listen to you. You are no one to tell me what to do." Mai said.
"I already have the details of the case and after the case is finished, you are coming back with me. I am not going to risk losing you again." He said.
"Well, for you kind of information, you already lost me, and how the hell do you have the details of the case?" She asked.
"Well he was appointed as the leader for the case." Daniel informed her.
"WHAT!" Mai shouted.
"I'll leave you guys alone for some time." Daniel said while chuckling nervously and left the room.
"What are you doing here, Oliver?" Mai asked.
'Mai.' Noll thought.
"Mai…look I am sorry. I shouldn't have left you like that." He apologized.
"You're sorry. YOUR'E SORRY AFTER 5 FREAKING MONTHS." Mai shouted.
She started coughing.
"Mai!" Noll said and ran towards her.
"Don't touch me." Mai said to him.
"Mai please…." He pleaded.
"No Noll. I am not going to open my heart to you again so that you can walk all over it again." She said between her coughs.
"Mai look….." He stopped when Mai told him to stop by her hand.
"Leave." She said while regaining her breath.
"Mai…" Noll tried to say again.
"LEAVE GOD DAMN IT!" She shouted.
Not wanting her to cough like that again, he obliged to her command and left the room. But it didn't go unnoticed by him the words she said before he left the room.
"I hate you…." She had said.
Those three words broke his heart into million pieces. He sat on the chair outside the room. His face was in his hands.
"I am sorry…..I am so sorry Mai." He kept repeating those words until the Doctor who had operated Mai came to him.
"Here are some of her belonging Mr. Shibuya." He handed him a small packet to him and left.
When he saw what was inside the packet, a smile crept on his face.
"You don't hate me, yes angry, but not hate." He whispered to himself.
He was holding the ring he had given to her before they broke apart.