My Brothers Best Friend

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Chapter Thirty-Six

Hailey’s POV

Sitting at the table with all my friends along with my brother and the guy I love was such an amazing feeling. I know I can’t even begin to imagine how the feel to have me back because I was the one who was in a coma and not one of them. They have me back now and I’m here to stay there is no way that I am going anywhere anytime soon. I am here to stay for a long time. I was happy that they had made me a breakfast like this because if link and I are going to go for a run after then I am going to need all the nutrients that I can possibly have.

Sitting down to eat they all waited for me to fill up my plate before they even started to. As much as I was enjoying their company something seemed off and I couldn’t put my finger on it. I looked up and around the table to everyone, they all attempted to give me a smile. When I looked at Chase I could see the bags under his eyes. He obviously hadn’t gotten any sleep, he sat quietly eating his eggs. And by eating, I mean pushing them around his plate barely touching them.

I didn’t have the strength in me to fight with him to tell me what was wrong, but then again, I really don’t know what happened at all when I was sick. I don’t know how him and Julie got together or what had gone on in Veronicas life, I know a bit about what happened with Link from the letter he had written me but he himself hadn’t told me anything. I was starting to feel out of the loop and a dark feeling of be being a bad friend loomed over my head. I know it’s not my fault, I hadn’t meant to go into a coma. Speaking of, how did I get into a coma in the first place. My memories of that day were fuzzy. I remember confronting Derek and that’s about it.

“How did I go into a coma…?” I asked, my voice coming out small and quiet. The sounds of cutlery being put down onto plates startled me the slightest.

The group of people all looked around at each other looking for someone to answer my questions.

Julie was the one who spoke up first.

“well, what do you remember from the day of the accident?” she asked smiling over at me, her hand reached to mine and she took it in her. Her hands were warm and soft. Comforting you could say. I made my brain work hard trying to remember everything that I could. It was no use, I couldn’t remember anything else that happened.

“I uh- I just remember confronting Derek and that’s about it…” I felt my heart hurt because I couldn’t remember anything else that happened, I was mad at myself for not remembering what happened as it was a very drastic thing.

“well, after we confronted Derek we all got up to leave and as we were walking to the stairs Derek came up from behind you and him uhm, well Hailey he pushed you down the stairs… he says he didn’t mean to and was only trying to grab your arm but who knows. No one really got a good enough look to tell” Julie said as she ran her thumb over the back of my hand. I stared at her in shock. He pushed me?! what the fuck? How is he still alive?

I guess the others could read the look on my face and see the thoughts running across my mind.

“don’t worry Hailey, he got what he deserved. He was kicked out of the university and the school is working alongside me to get a restraining order set in place so he stays far away from you. We just needed you to wake up and meet with the chief of police to sign the papers. So now that you are back with us we can make an appointment to go down together one day okay?” Chase spoke up this time, it was the first thing he had said to me all morning. His voice was low and raspy.

I looked back at him and just slowly nodded my head, this was all so much to take in and I was starting to feel light headed and nautilus. Within a second Link was up from the table and was kneeling beside my chair, he wrapped his arms around me and pulled me close to him so I was leaning on his chest. His other hand was stroking my hair as he whispered calming words into my ears. Chase soon was at my other side holding a glass of water, he had worry and concern written all over his face. I looked at him through droopy eyes before everything went black.

I was woken up to the sounds of voices, I looked around to see I was back in the hospital. The familiar white walls and strong smell of sanitizer.

“I’ve called both of them at least a hundred times, neither one of them is answering me. What the hell is wrong with the two of them, this is ridiculous. Were the kids! Not them! They’re suppose to be our parents and look out for us and take care of us not ignore us! Especially with Hailey being sick, this is absolutely ridiculous I can’t stand this!” I heard Chases voice, I turned my head to the door to the room where I could see him and Link talking on the other side of the door. I sat up in the bed trying to hear more of their conversation but before I could Link opened the door about to say something but once his eyes landed on my awake face he stopped and closed his mouth stopping dead in his tracks causing Chase to run into the back of him.

“what the fuck- “Chase said into the back of Link as he ran smack into him. he took a step back and looked so confused before he looked over to me. he stepped beside Link and walked over to my bed.

“hey, that was quick, you were only out for a few hours this time. A lot better than like 6 months” he chuckled as he sat on the chair that was positioned beside my bed. I smiled at him, his words made me want to laugh but I felt too weak to do anything.

“what were you guys talking about?” I asked weakly. I didn’t expect him to tell me but I wanted to know, it seemed serious. I had a feeling about what it was about but I didn’t want to jump to any conclusions.

“Hails I don’t think now is the best time to get into it, you’re really weak and need to rest some more” Link said as he walked over to the bed and sat down on the end, he looked up at me. his normally green eyes so vibrant were drained of their colour. He was exhausted and tired. Hell, I think we all are and we all need a long sleep but I didn’t want to sleep anymore, I felt like all I’ve been doing is sleeping and resting, I want my life to at least start to get back to normal.

“is it about mom and dad?” I directed my question to Chase. He looked over at me through hooded eyes, letting out a long sigh running his fingers through his hair.

“I’m sorry Hailey, I haven’t been able to get a hold of them in a few months, mom said she was going to come and visit when she was back but she never did, as for dad well I haven’t been able to talk to him in a long time. I always get his new secretary and she never lets me speak directly to him and she won’t give me his personal number. She assured me that he knows you’ve been in the hospital but that he is too busy to do anything about it. I’ve been trying every day now, grandma and grandpa don’t even know where mom is right now, even they made it out to see you a few times while you were under but with grandad’s health they couldn’t keep coming, I promised them we would visit when you woke up and are feeling better” chases words hit me a lot harder than I was expecting them too. I half expected this from my dad but definitely not from my mother, her and I were so close. Hell I thought my dad and I were on good terms. None of this made any sense but I am going to get to the bottom of it.

Authors Note:

Hey guys, Vixen (Samm) here, if you are one of my follwers coming from wattpad, then hello, hi, welcome. I would just like to give a big thanks to you!! I tried to make this chapter a little longer with a cliffhanger at the end there. What do you think Hailey is going to get up to? Hope you all enjoy! please leave a review of the book with your feedback!

Yours always, PrettyLittleVixen :)

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