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CH. 10

Half an hour later- after I excused myself to the bathroom to address my wounds- the pull down bed in my room was all set up for Edward. He looked at the small twin-sized bed with uncertainty.

"It's okay I'll help you", said Toby. He then proceeded to help Edward into the small bed.

When he was settled, from my spot in a corner, Edward's large black eyes locked with my green ones. Being momentarily stunned as I was, I didn't realize how strangely Toby was looking at the two of us.

Until a couple minutes of awkward silence followed.

"Well, goodnight." Said Toby, walking out of the room and then closing the door behind himself.

EDWARD'S POV:

Hailey looked at the black door with longing. I looked at her. She had dried tears on her eyes, I noticed. I hope I wasn't the one to make her cry.

Suddenly, a pang of horrible guilt shot through my chest, like a hole being torn within my insides. Why did I have to be such a terrible, manufactured, self-hating, angry, mean ……….person?

"I'm so sorry." My voice cracked with sadness.

Then she looked at me, like she was looking into my soul, my inner workings. I saw salt water rise in her eyes. One lonely tear rolled down her pale cheek. Pity replaced the guilt in my heart. This beautiful girl needed a friend. I would at least give her that.

She then walked from her place in the corner, more silent tears falling, and sat on the edge of the bed I was occupying. She reached out, with a freshly bandaged forearm, and stroked my scarred cheek. I closed my eyes at her soft touch, being briefly reminded of Kim. I quickly pushed the memory out of my clouded mind, not wanting to cry in front of a lady.

One tear betrayed me and rolled down the cheek she was not touching. Hailey brushed it away with her tiny thumb.

"Goodnight" she said. Then she closed my eye lids with her soft fingers. "Don't peek," she whispered.

I heard her rummaging around or a couple seconds. I peeked through my lashes to see her naked back. I was stunned to see her spine and ribs through a thin layer of skin. I knew that she was thin but this; these bones showing through were something I have never witnessed.

I counted 12 sets of ribs before she put on a long shirt and she looked like a healthy, if not thin, teenager. I closed my eyes again.

"Edward," she mumbled. I hummed an answer.

"Never mind…. it was stupid, anyway."

"Hailey… Nothing you say is stupid."I said more sternly than intended. I opened my eyes and looked at her, trying to apologize with my eyes.

I guess it worked because she walked back over and kissed my lips lightly. When she started pulling back, I sat up a little and moved my lips in a slow rhythm against hers. Then she joined in the 'dance' for a while. She stopped me by putting her small hands to my chest and breathing deeply through her nose. I should let her sleep.

"Goodnight," I mumbled quietly.

"Okay" then she walked to her bed and pulled the blankets over her head.

END OF CHAPTER 10:

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