Love and Loss

Spirit Won't Help You

I left Lissa's room with a weight off my shoulders. I really did love him, even after leaving me a still loved him. But Lissa was right, I shouldn't just run into his open arms the next time I see him, no, I was going to make him work for it. After all, I was Rose Hathaway.

But there were more important things to think about at the moment. Like my father. He was currently on his death bed at the moment, and I was on talking about Dimitri to Lissa. A wave of guilt washed over me but I pushed in aside. I would save him, even if it was the last thing I would do.

I made my way over to the hospital once again in search for my father. When I reached his room I was happy to see that he was awake and talking, to my brother. I lightly knocked on the already open door to signal that I was there. They both turned their heads to look at me. "Hey." I say quietly. My father just smiles while Kiran says hello. I walk over to Abe's bed and grab a empty chair to sit down in beside Kiran. "Hey dad. How are you?" He gives me a look that says. 'Are you serious?' "Right, sorry." I look over at Kiran. "What were you two talking about?" I ask.

"I was just asking him if he knows why spirits healing won't work on him." I look at our father then back at Kiran.

"And?"

"And he said he doesn't know why." I look over at my father for a few seconds before speaking up.

"What element do you specialize in?" I ask. After all this time I still didn't know what element he specialized in. He gives a smirk and I know that my theory was right before he even speaks up. "It's spirit, isn't it?"

"Yeah." I pull my phone out of my back pocket and dial Lissa's number. She picks up on the second ring.

"Rose?" She calls into the phone.

"Yeah it's me Lis, are you busy?"

"Um, not really. I was just eating lunch with everyone. Why?"

"I need you and Adrian to come to the clinic."

"What! Rose are you okay? God, what did you do now?" I can hear other people's voices on the other end and someone else grabs the phone from her.

"Rose? Rose are you there?" It's Adrian.

"Yeah Adrian I'm here."

"Rose where are you?"

"The clinic." I really didn't feel like says this all over again. "Listen Adrian can you guys just come down to the clinic?"

"Uh, yeah. Are you-"

"Great." After telling them the room number I hang up. No more than five minutes later the whole gang comes rushing in, including Dimitri.

"Rose, what's wrong?" Lissa is the first to speak up.

"I need you and Adrian's help. It's a little experiment." They both look at each other then back at me.

"Wait, are you hurt at all?" She asks.

I shake my head. "No." I can see relief on everyone's faces, including Dimitri. I motion for them to step away from the group and closer to me. They do just that. I look at Adrian. "Adrian I'm sorry but I have to do this." Before he can speak I quickly grab a pen off the table and stab Adrians hand, not too hard but hard enough that I drew a small amount of blood.

"What the hell Rose!?" Everyone screams. Adrian jerks his hand back and looks at me in confusion. I shush them with my hand and turn to face Lissa.

"Can you try to heal his hand?" She nodes her head and grabs Adrians hand. After a few seconds she takes her hand away and looks down at Adrians hand. Nothing has changed. His hand still has a small pool of blood in the center of it where I stabbed him. "I was right." I mumble to myself. They all turn to me.

"Why didn't it work?" Asks Lissa. I look at the group then at Lissa.

"It didn't work because you two are both spirit users. You guys can heal anyone you want in less they're a spirit user like yourselves.

"Why?"

"I have no idea."

"But then why couldn't I heal Abe?" I look behind me at Abe and he gives a slight node. I turn back to the group.

"Because Abe is a spirit user." I turn back around and face my father. "Why didn't you ever tell me?" I ask.

"It seemed irrelevant."

"Bull shit. You know that before I left we were looking for spirit users. Why didn't you say anything?"

"I didn't want to get involved." I glared at him.

"We are talking about this later."

"I might not be able to talk later." He said gesturing to himself. Before I could say anything Kiran spoke up.

"Don't you dare say that!" Abe just rolled his eyes.

"You know it's very well true Kiran. I'm sorry, but it is."

"Shut up." I scold. Kiran looks like he's about to say something but stops once I speak. "Both of you."

I turn and face the other people in the room; Eddie, Mia, Adrian, Christian, Lissa and Dimitri. "With your help; all of you, I think we can help him. With or without spirit. But only if you all want to help me." They look around at each other then back at me.

"On one condition." Says Christian. I look into his ice blue eyes.

"What would that be?" I ask.

"You don't lie to us. If we want to know something, you tell us strait up." I node my head.

"Of course."

"Okay then, we'll help you."


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