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What We All Need By Tori V.
The lights slowly blinked in the ceiling. Vella slept soundly in her bed as nightmares danced their way into her mind. She always had nightmares, it just depended on how severe they were to wake her up. The one she was having at the moment wasn't very scary but she still woke up. Sweat dripped down her body, sticking her to the sheets. The sterile lights blinded her as she sat up in bed. Looking over she saw the heart monitor was beating faster then she had ever seen. She put her hand on her chest trying to slow down her heart. She took deep breaths, in through her nose, out through her mouth. She heard a light rapping on her window spiking her heart rate back up. She looked over at the window to see a boy throwing pebbles at it. She smiled and stood up, pulling the IV in her arm out. A small trickle of blood dripped down her arm. She covered it with her head band. She opened the window and stuck her head out. “I'll be down in a minute”, She yelled. The boy nodded as she brought her head back in, closing the window. She ran over to her dresser pulling out old ripped jeans, with a red crop top. She threw off her sweaty hospital gown, throwing it to the ground. She pulled on the jeans and crop top, then put her hair in a braid to the side of her head. Her dark brown hair matched her red crop top. She ran over to the window opening it again. She pulled a rope out from under her bed throwing the end out the window. The other end she tied to the pole on her bed. She slowly slipped down the rope until she touched the ground lightly. The boy held out his hand, she took it as she lowered from the rope. She let go now on the ground.The boy had a white button up T-shirt and dark blue jeans. His shirt was wrinkled and was unbuttoned three buttons showing the top of his chest. He wore a red cap torn on the top. She smiled and hugged him. “I thought you'd never come!” Vella said burying her face in his shirt. The boy smiled showing his bright teeth. “Well I'm here now. There is no need to be upset.” He said. She let him go and slapped him. He was thrown back in surprise. He looked at her confused. “That's for making me worry.” she said then walked closer to him. There faces almost touching, she broke the space placing her lips on his. After a second she pulled back leaving him hanging. “And that's for coming to find me.” she said as they walked away from the big white building. They walked for what seemed like hours in silence until they finally stopped at the top of a hill looking hover a big lake. Vella then broke the silence. “So how’s school? Mrs. Beullar still out to get you?” She said sitting in the grass. He sat next to her smiling. “Well I haven't been getting my homework done, trying to find time between worrying about you and drawing.” He said laying back looking at the stars. “Oh so that's my fault?” she asked sassy like hitting him the shoulder. He laughed. “Did I say it was your fault? Well that and my moms started nagging at me to find a new girlfriend. She is so annoying. She keeps saying this same line to me when I get home from school, “Did you get a new girlfriend? No? Well you need to forget about Vella, Aspin!” It gets old after 9 days don't you think?” He said smiling.Vella burst out laughing. He looked over confused watching as tears began to run down her face from laughing. When she finally stop he asked, “What was that about?” “Well it just your complaining about your mom while I'm trapped inside that stupid torture house. That's all.” She said laying next to him. “You're right, I'm sorry” He said grabbing her arm. Unfortunately he grabbed right were the IV had been. She screeched in pain, yanking her arm away. He sat up looking at her confused. “What was that?” He asked confused. She sat up groggily. “Nothing. We should get going. The sides of her vision were getting blurry. She began to walk when she felt his hand on her shoulder spinning her around and pulling down the band she had on her arm. The blood soaked the band and was sticking to her skin. She turned to the side throwing up whatever she had in her stomach. Aspin looked at her in shock. “You had an IV in?! Why didn't you tell me? You have to remove them properly or you continue to bleed!” He began to panic and soon picked her up, carrying here all the way back to the hospital. When they arrived back at it he made her climb the rope up to her room. She got changed while he looked away and got into bed. He put her IV back in properly as she bit a towel. She layed in bed as he quietly told her to sleep. As her chest rose and sank slower and slower until it was at a very steady pace. Aspin leaned over planting a kiss on her forehead, he stood up and turned around to walk to the window when a hand grabbed his shirt. He spun around to see her up and awake looking at him sad. “Can you sing me the song? Before you leave.” He smiled walking towards her sitting next to her. They curled up together, her head on his chest leaning against the wall. He opened his mouth taking a soft breath and sang. Sleep we need, Trust we keep, Hope we find, The time is mine, Time is slow, Love is fast, What we need, What we need, What we need, is love.