Before I start this story, there are a few people I'd like to respond to...
GoldenFilther: (Jumps, screams, and runs away) ... That was the reaction you wanted, right?
Elodrie: More sisterly love... because there just isn't enough!
Blue-Fire310: Not the in depth Cree/Abby story quite yet, but this one's a start.
Disclaimer: I think I've made it pretty clear by now that I'm poor and don't own KND.
The Moment in the Middle
Chapter 1: Awakening
"Ow… my head…"
Numbuh 5 moaned weakly. Her eyes fluttered open, and she reached up, tugging off her hat to massage her head.
"Man, how long has it been? Numbuh 5 feels like she's been out for a week…"
"Three hours, to be more precise."
Numbuh 5 jumped, relaxing when Numbuh 1 stepped through the door and walked to her side. "Oh, Numbuh 1, it's you. You scared me."
"How do you feel?"
Now that Numbuh 5 was fully awake, she realized she was in the hospital wing of the tree house. She grunted softly, pulling her hat back on. "Better then I guess I should be."
"That's good," Numbuh 1 said distractedly. Numbah 5 frowned.
"Numbuh 1, what's wrong?"
"Numbuh 5, do you remember what happened before you were unconscious? Anything at all?"
Numbuh 5 frowned. "Yeah. We were fighting teenagers. Cree was leading them…" Her eyes widened and she sat bolt upright. "Cree! Is she alright?"
Numbuh 1 gently pushed Numbuh 5 back down onto the bed. "Your sister is fine, Numbuh 5."
"Are you sure? The last time I saw her…"
"She's fine," Numbuh 1 repeated. "But right now she thinks you aren't."
"You don't remember?"
Numbuh 5 frowned, shaking her head. "Remember what? What happened, Numbuh 1? What should Numbuh 5 be remembering?"
Numbuh 1 hesitated, then sighed.
"You'd better stay on that bed, Numbuh 5."
Hmmm... what does Cree have to do with this? Why is Numbuh 5 so worried about her? What should Numbuh 5 be remembering?