|All's fair in love and war
Author: Iggys-pyro-tribute-in-the-dark PM
Two sisters with typical problems move to a new town much to their disgust. When they meet Iggy and Fang, their neighbous their life is fliped. Love blossoms in many ways, betrayal, tears and a devistaing shock. Please read and review i suck at summeriesRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 28 - Words: 24,895 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 09-10-11 - Published: 08-25-11 - id: 7321093
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Iggy and I decided to go for a walk.
Maggie and Fang seemed to be getting serious in the tent.
Iggy's hand was linked with mine and our shoulders were touching (Well my shoulder, his lower arm, dam him for being do tall.) We walked along the water, up a cliff, to the top of the waterfall.
"Elizabeth, I have to tell you something" Iggy said stopping and pulling me to face him.
"Iggy" I warned. "I have something to tell you to" I said quietly.
Fang was going to kill me, and then Maggie was going to kill me. Then I was going to kill me for doing this to Iggy.
"Last night, I don't know what happened. I think we'd had too much to drink because I can't remember a thing. But I woke up practically naked next to a practically naked Fang. Neither of us remember anything, but we think that's its possible that we maybe, possibly, probably, did it" I winced.
I shunned away, hoping he wouldn't cry or anything. His arms wrapped around me and I opened my eyes in shock.
"Is this some kind of way to make me feel anymore guilty because I don't think that's possible?"
"No silly. I'm so proud of you" he grinned. "Ok. Now I'm confused" I really was. "Maggie and I planned it. We got you both really drunk and planted you in Fang's sleeping bag so it looked like that. We wanted to see if you two would be honest with us" Iggy grinned, hugging me tighter.
My mouth dropped open. I felt a mixture of emotions. I was relieved that I hadn't done it with Fang, I felt betrayed by Maggie and Iggy, I also felt pissed at them.
Instead I just threw my arms around Iggy and hugged him.
"Well I was expecting a slap to the face, but this is better" Iggy laughed, hugging me back with so much enthusiasm that he lifted me off my feet and spun me around.
"Can I say what I wanted to say now?" Iggy asked, still grinning.
"Go ahead" I said.
He realesed me and stood in front me, his chest so close to mine, I could feel his shirt brushing mine. He brushed my cheek with the tips of his fingers and I closed my eyes at the heavenly touch, like a feather.
"Elizabeth?" he asked and I looked into his big blue eyes. "Yes?" I said.
"I love you" he whispered. My heart jumped, this was the first time, and truest me, by the expression on his face I knew how much he meant it.
"I love you too" I whispered back. He leaned in and kissed me. The kiss was slow and passionate. I felt him smile and that made me smile as well. He pulled away and pressed his forehead to mine. He kissed it and we made our way back, hand in hand.
All of a sudden a snake slithered past my feet. I jumped and as I did I slipped on a rock and lost my balance, falling down the cliff. I managed to grab hold of a root sticking out and came to a stop.
"Elizabeth!" Iggy called and I saw him making his way down. "Iggy, don't, you'll fall" I called back to him. He slipped and skidded all the way down to me.
"Give me your hand" He said from above me, holding out his hand.
"No, I'll pull you over" I said, my voice cracking with panic.
"Elizabeth, I'm not going to let you just hang there. Give me your hand" He said, his eyes watering. I heard the root snapping so I took a deep breath and reached up, taking Iggy's hand. My knees were all scratched and bleeding and I think one of my ribs were broken.
"I'll have to swing you over to that ledge" he told me and I nodded. He swung me over and I landed on a ledge, being careful not to fall off it.
I heard a grunt and saw Iggy loose his grip and fall. I reached out my hand and grabbed his.
"Reversed situation much?" I gave a pathetic smile as Iggy hung off the side of a cliff, the only thing keeping him here was my hand, though I was having trouble holding him.
My side hurt, defiantly a cracked rib.
"Iggy, just hold on" I said, though I was slipping and I knew if there wasn't a miracle then we'd both go over.
"Elizabeth. Let me go" he said.
"No! I'm not letting go" I was trying not to cry. "Please, for me?" he begged. "Not this time Iggy" I said.
He looked at me with big, loving eyes before opening his hand, letting it slip from my grip and falling. "Iggy!" I screamed.
I don't remember what really happened next. I remember managing to get back to the track and running down to the bottom of the cliff. I remember Maggie and Fang coming out of their tent and seeing what had happened and Fang came running with me while Maggie dialled an ambulance.
I remember Fang's heart breaking cry as he found Iggy's body first. I remember how much blood there was and how most of the blood was coming from his head. I remember Fang and I carrying a barely breathing Iggy back to camp and the ambulance showed up soon. We literally ran home and got mum to drive us down to the hospital as quickly as possible, I was just praying he'd be alright.
We were sitting in the emergency waiting room. It was night already. Maggie had fallen asleep in Fang's arms, tears still running down her face. Fang was awake and silent, crying silent tears.
I was curled up on a chair, my eyes wide open, but I wasn't facing the others. I wasn't crying. I was beyond that, plus I think I had cried so much I didn't have anything to cry.
So far there had been no news. All they had said was there was quite a lot of damage and he was unstable.
It was about midnight when the door opened. I sat up and Fang shook Maggie awake. We all looked at the doctor.
"He's stable at the moment, but well, there's a problem" He said.
"You can come see him if you want. Just one at a time" He motioned to the door.
"Liz you go first" Fang said. "Your his brother, you go" I said even though I desperately wanted to just run to Iggy's side. "Just go" Fang gave me a small smile and I squeezed his hand as I walked past.
I slowly walked into the room, afraid of what I might see. Iggy lay there on a bed, so still. I had to watch closely to make sure he was breathing.
There were IVs around him and a blood transfusion. He was black and blue all over and bandages covered him.
I gasped as I saw one particular bandage that was wrapped around his head, covering his eyes.
"I'm afraid that some of the damage was to a nerve system in his head that cut off his vision. He'll never see again" The doctor said softly. I stifled a gasp and tried not to cry.
I walked over to him and ran my hand through his hair, sticky with blood. "His eyes are fine, they'll look exactly like they did before, but he will be blind" he said.
"I don't care. I don't care if he's blind. I'll be there every step of the way and I'll help him no matter what" I said firmly. He nodded and gave me a second alone with Iggy.
"Oh Iggy. What have we done? Trust me, I meant every word I said. I'm not going anywhere" I cried, holding his unmoving and cold hand in mine, feeling his soft pulse.
"I love you" I whispered, laying my head on the bed.