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Chapter 43 (btw forgive me if I get the chapters wrong I get confused since the format of the website and stuffssss)

Gray's POV

I walked out of the hospital feeling dull and lifeless. I couldn't believe everything that had just happened. I sat down in front of the hospital and thought of what had just happened.

Claire couldn't remember me.

How could she not? Why couldn't she? Out of all the people she could have forgotten why me? Did she even know how long I'd waited for her?

I started to think if I was in a dream or not. So many questions were running through my head. I was so overwhelmed of everything that had just happened. First Claire's family, and now her! I don't even know what to do anymore.

I saw Claire's family go outside of the hospital, being guided by Ellie. They looked angry and annoyed while Ellie had a scared look on her face. The Doctor came out and talked to them for a while until he went back inside with Ellie. I looked towards Claire's family, they looked at me with disgust.

"Disgusting rebel." The mother hissed.

"Come on now, darling. He might kill you with his death glare of his." The dad said snickering.

I couldn't care anymore. They could say every horrible thing to me and I still wouldn't care. Claire doesn't remember me anymore, so what's the matter with trying to impress her family anymore. I watched her family walk away, dragging their bags along with them. I buried my head within my knees and arms.

I couldn't stop the tears from falling already. It hurt. It pained me knowing that Claire doesn't remember me. Why me? Out of all the guys that she could've forgotten it was me! I mean, it could've been Rick, or Kai. My thoughts stopped. Kai. That guy. I clenched my fist because of anger. It was his fault we were in this mess. Him and his stupid sister. Everything was fine already before they came. I punched the fence behind me.

"How dare he!" I yelled.

From my peripheral vision I noticed a girl standing by the hospital entrance. I looked towards, and saw Claire standing there with a worried look on her face.

"U-uhm."
'Great. She's scared of me. Just like everyone else was before.' I thought.

I tipped my hat, got up and started walking away.

"Wa-wait. G-gray!"

Her voice. I missed the way she said my name. I looked towards her. Her eyes were red and blotchy as if she'd just been crying. She pouted sniffing and wiping her nose.

"Gray!" she ran towards me.

"Claire? What are you-"

She jumped towards me and embraced me. Her small frame wrapping me in warmth. Her thin, frail arms around my body and her head buried in my chest. She was crying. She was yelling in my chest. I could feel the tears from her eyes wetting my shirt. She was crying so much. But why? What had happened?

"I'm sorry Gray! I'm so sorry! Don't go! Stay! Please! Stay!"

"What?" I asked confused. I looked at her face. Her eyes were shut tightly, and she was pulling me closer to her. Seeing her like this made me miserable. I couldn't stop my tears from falling, seeing her like this.
"What are you talking about Claire? I'm right here. I won't leave you."

She shook her head. "No! No! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"

I leaned down and kissed her head. "I'm right here Claire. Don't worry. I won't leave you. Even if you don't remember me anymore." My voice started cracking as more tears streamed down. "I know that you think I'm a stranger but, I'll always be here for you no matter what. Even if there's another guy-"

She hugged me even tighter. "No! No! There's no other guy! It's just you Gray!" she looked up at me.

With her tear stained cheeks, her red eyes and runny nose, she said "I love you."

I smiled at her. "Do you remember me Claire?"

She buried her head in my chest again and pulled herself closer to me. "I never forgot you Gray."

I looked at her and my vision darkened.

"Gray? Gray!?" Claire yelled.

I woke up in a white room feeling weak. Where was I? I tried to move around but my body was too heavy. I felt tired. I looked at my paralyzed arm. Still paralyzed. But my other arm had a bandage sort of thing wrapped around it. I looked around. Oh. I was in the hospital room. I looked to my left and saw Claire asleep on a chair, a blanket wrapped around her. I slowly tried to sit myself up, I looked around and noticed the time. It was past midnight already. How long have I been out? I looked towards Claire and patted her on the head. What happened before? Why did I faint? My memories were a bit blurry. All I remembered was Claire crying and yelling my name. Wait. Did she remember me? Did she regain her memories? I tried to remember what happened but it was just too hard to remember. I touched Claire's cheek and leaned over to kiss her on the forehead, careful of not waking her up. I pushed the blankets aside and tried getting up.

The door slowly opened.

"Don't get up boy." It was Grandpa. "You need some rest."

"Hey Granddad. What happened?"

"You fainted because of fatigue. All that time mining and waiting for Claire to wake up drained a lot of your energy. Especially because of the events that had just happened."

"Ah. I see. How's Claire?"

"Alright. She's back to normal now."

I looked towards her and smiled.

"I wonder if she still remembers me."

Granddad pulled a chair and sat down beside Claire, patting her head. "Oh she does."

"How do you know that?"

"I know. She's just like your grandmother." He chuckled.

"What?"

"She only pretends to forget you because she doesn't want to cause you any more trouble. "

I looked towards Claire who was sleeping peacefully.

Authors Note: Hello everybody I'm back! The school year had finally finished and it's the holidays! Hopefully by the end of the holidays I would've already finished this story. Hopefully hopefully! I'll try to update more often to get this story finished. It's been what? 3 years? Haha!