The doctors were letting me go home. Everything checked out okay. My psychiatrist was called and she just explained to me that this was all normal and things should be good from here on out. Now I was faced with the fact that I was helplessly in love with two men. My feelings for Hunter never left, but neither did my feelings for Cooper. I just didn't know what the hell I was going to do. All I cared about at this moment was getting back to my son. Because above everything, he was what mattered the most. Hunter came back into the room.
"How did she take?" I asked him.
"She is beside herself Chloe, you should go to her. I don't think she believes me." He said and I took a deep breath. I nodded at him and Cooper said he would take me to her.
"I want my son." I said to Cooper.
"Let's get you to your mother and then if you want me to. I'll leave and go grab him." Cooper said. I nodded at him.
"Hunter, do you need a ride back?" I asked him. I looked over at him and he just looked so lost. He nodded at me. The doctors wanted to examine Hunter, but he denied any medical attention. After they released me we drove back to town. Cooper dropped Hunter off at his garage. Hunter looked pained and I was feeling broken. "Please Hunter, come out to moms with us." I said. He looked over at me with such a longing in his eyes.
"Maybe." He just said and closed the truck door. Cooper drove off.
"When your ready to talk Lily, we need to talk." Cooper said. I don't know why I said what I said, but out it came.
"My name is Chloe." I said in a soft voice. Cooper didn't even look at me. He just kept on driving. "I'm sorry Cooper." I said. He took a deep breath.
"Sweetheart, what exactly are you sorry for? None of this is your fault." He said and placed his hand on my leg. I took a deep breath and laid back and closed my eyes. We pulled up in front of my mothers house and there was a strange man standing on the porch. "Who's that?" Cooper asked me.
"I don't know." I said That's when my mother came out onto the porch. Her eyes filled with tears as I got out of the truck and ran into her arms.
"It's really you?" he said.
"Yes mama it's me." I said. "I'm so sorry I forgot you." I said just crying. She held onto me and we walked inside. She introduced me to Richard and we all sat down in the living room. Cooper and I told them the whole story. I told her all about Cooper and my son. She cried most of the time and so did I. I looked over at Cooper letting him know I wanted him to get Sam. He said his good byes and promised to be right back. Richard gave my mother and I some space.
"What are you going to do now?" She asked me.
"I don't know mom. I'm so overwhelmed with everything. I can't even think straight. I said just rubbing my head. I felt so tired and there was just to much information coming in my head.
"He never let you go." She said. I looked up at her. "Hunter, he never let you go. We had a funeral for you and said our good byes, but Hunter he never let go." She said. My heart and mind were having a battle with each other. We both stayed quiet for a moment. My mother took a deep breath. "I can't believe your married with a baby." She said. I started to speak when my business and Keven came into my head.
"Mom, what happened with Keven?" I asked her.
"I'm not really sure. He came here and helped to find you for a short time and then he went back to Florida. He checked in a couple of times, but then I didn't hear from him any longer. He sent your things to me and after you were gone for a while. I closed your store down." She said. I took a deep breath.
"Maybe I should call him?" I asked.
"That might be a good idea. Do you care about Keven?" She asked me.
"Well I care about his feelings, but I don't love him. I was going home to end thing and move back here to be with Hunter." I said.
"And now you have Cooper. What are you going to do?" She asked me like I just had all the answers.
"I just don't know mom. I mean I'm married with a new baby. I love Cooper so much. We have a great life and a beautiful home. I just don't know." I said as I felt my heart slowly start to break and the tears started to fall down my face. This has been my biggest fear for the last two years. My mother placed her hand on my shoulder.
"If it helps you to feel any better. Hunter has a girlfriend." She said. I looked up at her.
"He does? What about Tracy?" I asked.
He divorced her and he met a lovely girl named Joey." She said. "He has been struggling with her though. He has been trying to let you go, but like I said he hasn't. It's been causing him problems with Joey."My mother said.
"That doesn't make this any easier for me." I said.
"You really need to talk with Hunter before you go and make any major decisions." She said to me. " I'm going to make us some tea." She said and went into the kitchen. I got up and went out onto the porch and took a seat. The sun was just now starting to set. I just needed a moment to myself. All my life I've been in love with Hunter. How can I just let that go? Then again maybe he has moved on. Maybe he don't love me anymore. Then there was Cooper. I loved him so much. I know this sounds so bad, but I'm almost sorry my memory's came back. My mother was right. I needed to have some time alone with Hunter. At this moment all I wanted was my son. I knew it was going to take a while for Cooper to get back. I took a deep breath when I saw Hunters truck pulling up to the house. I stood up as he got out of the truck. My breathing was deep as we just stood there looking at each other. He then slowly started to walk towards me and I couldn't help myself as I flung myself out to him and into his arms. He wrapped me up tightly and we held onto each other. Regardless of how much in love we had become. We had been best friends for even longer. We needed each other.
"What are you doing out here alone?" He asked me. That's when his son Tim jumped out of the truck and ran passed us into the house.
"Wow Hunter, he has gotten so big." I said. I heard him yell g ma inside the house. Hunter smiled his beautiful smile.
"Yeah, he loves your mother." He said.
"I can tell." I said. I took a seat and Hunter sat next to me. "My mother tells me your seeing someone." I said softly.
"I don't want to talk about that right now. Chloe do you know who ran you off the road?" He asked me. I thought about that for a moment.
"I don't even remember the accident." I said. "I only know what Cooper has told me. That memory hasn't come back and it probable never will." I said.
"Where's Cooper now?" Hunter asked me.
"He went to get my son and bring him here to me. I want to stay with my mother a couple of nights." I said. That's when Hunter went to his knees in front of me.
"Please for give me for this." He said. Hunter wrapped his arms around me and laid his head in my lap. I knew he was crying as I ran my fingers though his hair.
"Sh, Hunter. I'm okay I'm here now." I said.
"I knew you were alive. Everyone told me to let you go, but I knew you weren't dead. I could feel you every day." he said. I took a deep breath.
"I dreamed about you constantly. Almost every night for two years, but I could never see your face. I felt you too Hunter. I just didn't know." I said and he held me tighter. "Oh Hunter. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry I forgot you, but my heart never did. I still love you." I said. He looked up at me with tears in his eyes.
"You do?" He questioned me. I nodded at him with tears in my eyes.
"But, but I love Cooper to." I said as I tried to wipe my tears away.
"Please don't cry bubbles, I understand." He said, wiping my tears from my eyes. We looked at each other for a moment and the feelings were so intense at that moment. Then our lips found each other and the kiss was very intense and deep. Everything I remembered about Hunter was in that kiss. He pulled back and our four heads stayed together. "You need time Chloe. You need time to decide what you want." He said.
"What about your girlfriend Hunter?" I asked him.
"Chloe, It's always been you." He simply said. We both took a deep breath and Hunter stood up and stepped back away from me. I just stayed there watching him.
"I don't know what to do." I said. "I know baby, I know." He said and then he went inside the house. I sat there and just started to cry. I was more confused then ever. I just didn't know what to do. No matter what choice I made. I was going to lose someone and someone was going to get hurt. I was powerless to stop it. How could I do this to them? I completely blamed myself. I wish I had done more to figure out who I was. Instead of being a big scared selfish baby about it. I was now full of regrets and pain. I felt so selfish for loving them both so much, but I knew it was only a matter of time before I would have to make a decision.