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Chapter 12

Lacey

I found out from Caspian we were leaving for the north in the next three days. According to the council, they suggested that we should go within a few days with a small army in case a battle was to happen. I don't know but I have a feeling something would go bad.

"Having trouble milady?" Rosalie asked.

"You can call me Lacey you know," I said. "But seriously, I'm getting a little nervous about this trip."

"What makes you think that?"

"For one thing, I'm going to be the only girl going and also a small army is going along with us," I replied.

"I don't think that's a bad idea," she said.

"No I know and I do believe it's reasonable but if we have to fight, I don't know…"

"Don't worry, Lacey. You're going to be in good hands with the King and his crew," she assured me.

Yeah, if only I have that positive energy.

I didn't see much of Caspian after he was in my room. It was starting to get dark out as I tried to read a book. I did get some of my packing done which only consists of extra clothes which were mainly a few shirts and pants. I decided on wearing boots since I didn't want to go anywhere wearing flats or anything.

Suddenly, I got nervous all of a sudden. I put down my book only to sit up from my spot. In all honesty, I was scared about what was going to go down. I had no idea how to fight in a battle let alone in a war.

I was honestly beginning to think about this whole thing. Maybe if I decided to not go, then that would be the least of my worries. But then I started to worry about Caspian if I don't go.

Ugh, what the hell is wrong with me?

I heard a knock on my door a second later and I got up to answer it only to see it was Rosalie again.

"Dinner is being prepared," she said.

"Thanks Rosalie, but I don't think I'll be eating tonight," I said.

"Is everything alright?" Are you ill?" she asked.

"I'm not sick or anything like that, I'm just not hungry that's all," I replied.

"Are you sure? King Caspian would be worried if you didn't show," she said.

"Maybe if something can be brought up here? I promise I would eat by then," I promised.

"Sure thing Lacey, try to get some rest," she said.

I thanked her as she left. I closed the door and sighed heavily. I wasn't in the mood to eat. I was already nervous enough about this stupid trip as it is.

I was reading some book I picked from the library I had to sneak out and ran back quickly before I got caught. Trust me, running up those three or four flights of stairs, pick a book and run back here, let's just say it was easier said than done.

Another knock on the door came as I narrowed my eyes towards the door. I put my book down and walked over there. I was prepared to tell whoever it was to go screw off. As soon as I opened the door, I stopped short as I saw Caspian standing in the flesh with a tray in his hand.

"I thought you would want to eat, since I-er; you were missed at dinner," he said, correcting himself.

"I got ratted out, didn't I?" I asked.

"Sort of but not really. I had a suspicion that you weren't hungry," he replied.

"Well, I guess you can come in," I said with a smirk.

After Caspian came in and settled the tray on the desk nearby, he got comfortable in the chair that was nearby the window while I sat in my spot with my dinner.

"Is there something bothering you?" he asked.

"Nope, why?"

"Well for one thing, you're awfully quiet and something's troubling you," Caspian replied.

He'd had to know sooner rather than later.

"Fine if you must know, I'm a little nervous about our trip," I replied.

"You are?"

"Yeah and before you go all 'you don't have to go if you don't want to' speech, I'm still going with you. I'm worried that if we do have to fight, I'm just afraid that something might happen and that I wouldn't know what to do," I said.

I was picking at my food as silence filled the room. I wasn't sure if it was my tiny confession that made the silence or the fact that Caspian was probably thinking of the same thing. It wouldn't surprise me that it would be both outcomes.

"Lacey, I promise you that nothing bad will happen," he said.

"I don't get how can you say that," I said.

"Are you doubting me?"

"No, I'm just saying that something is bound to go wrong but what I'm trying to actually say is that I'm scared about going into a potential battle," I replied.

"Oh," he said.

That's it? That's all I'm getting? What's up with that?

"But still Lacey, I promise nothing will happen to me and to anyone. Especially you," Caspian said.

"I guess you're right. I'm sorry but I just can't help but worry," I said.

"There isn't to worry about," he said.

I just hope he was right about that.

We talked for awhile as I ate my dinner. By the time I was done, it was getting late. There was still much to do before we head out and I do want to get some rest. What surprised me was when Caspian was leaving, he kissed me on the cheek which if I recall, and he didn't do that before.

As I was trying to get some sleep, thoughts suddenly came to mind.

How was home doing without me? Did my friends notice that I was gone? What were they doing? Did my time still go on without me?

I'd never really thought of that. For the short time I've been here, I'd forgotten my home. I couldn't believe it. It'd never crossed my mind that I never thought about what was going on and how the people there are doing. Especially my friends and family.

While I was falling asleep, I couldn't help but imagine what was home like at this point.

Back in California…

"What did the doctor say?"

"Good news is that there wasn't any internal damage to the major organs but the bad news is that whatever happened in that rip tide, it caused her to go into a coma."

"How the hell can that happen? It's all Dean's fault, if he didn't push her into doing it…."

"Hey, we had no idea what the outcome would be. It would've been totally different if she didn't go out there."

"You damn right she would be alive and you know it."

"You're talking like she's already dead."

"I'm sorry but it's just, I can't believe this would happen to her. What did I do wrong?"

"Mary, there was nothing you did wrong. It's not your fault. It was just an accident."

"Did anyone try to call her parents?"

"Her dad is on his way. Annie's trying to get in touch with her mom and nothing yet."

"I just hope she'll be okay."

"Me too," Randy said softly as he hugged Mary while they were in the waiting room at the hospital.

A/n: Well, long time no see! I'm super sorry I didn't update! I'm horrible I know but things got so hectic and not to mention this chapter gave me a little hard time but I hope I did justice.

I did the ending of this chapter the way it is because I want to give a glimpse on what Lacey's world is doing right now. I promise everything will be explained when we reach that part in the road.

I hope to update a lot sooner. I'm close to finishing Falling into Narnia but I'm having such a hard time with one part of the chapter that I'm unsure if I should even include that one bit in the chapter. We'll see what happens.

Okay, I'll shut up now and let you guys review! Thank you so much for your patience and support. They mean a lot to me!

Until then,
Spikeluver89