It had been one month since Natalie had been released from the hospital. Keith, however, was experiencing complications from the surgery.
Natalie lay stretched out in the small hospital bed beside Keith every afternoon. She listened carefully to his heart beating. She loved the way it made her feel, yet even more so, it reassured her that somehow Keith would be okay.
"You know partner…that was a nasty concussion on your forehead you know." Keith blurted out as he broke the silence.
"That's a nasty surgical scar." Natalie retorted back, smiling.
"That knot on your head is guaranteed to reduce your GPA." Keith then laced his fingers with Natalie's. "I never understood how the accident happened, partner."
"I don't remember..." Natalie simply stated. She didn't want to talk about and she wasn't so sure Keith would understand.
"Natalie, this is the confession scene." Keith let go of Natalie's hand. "As you know my love for trucks run deep. The news said that you were speeding and that there was no oncoming traffic." Keith bit his lip as he thought hard. "I saw you in the valley of death, Natalie. I saw your car. Now partner, I know I'm the one on depression medication but….."
Natalie sat up in in the bed as hot tears began to form in her eyes. She looked away from Keith, not knowing what to say.
"It was an accident." Natalie tried to speak through the tears.
"I haven't lied to you this far…but you're going to lie to me? Natalie." Keith demanded.
"I got over-whelmed, Keith." She whispered in his ear. "That is all."
"About what? Duke? Come on partner. You're the Queen of Positive thinking." Keith rubbed his fingers gently down her arm. Natalie shrugged him away.
"It's not important, Keith." She began biting her nail nervously.
"Okay listen here partner. I don't believe in paranormal shit, okay? But don't you find it odd that we were both on our death beds at the same time? Look, I don't know how that happened but I'm glad it did. Natalie do you not understand…." Keith began to stutter. He couldn't find the words to say. "If you were going to be stuck there, I'd be stuck there too. I wouldn't have left without you."
Natalie furiously put her feet on the floor and stood up. She opened her mouth to speak but couldn't. The rage was beginning to take over. Letting her mind not think anymore, she began to lash out.
"So you're saying that you couldn't live without me? Keith do you not understand? Someday, it's pretty evident that I am going to have to live without you. I had a choice to die and you don't. You don't. It's going to be hard. We can't even talk about it!" Natalie slumped to her knees.
Turning a cold shoulder, Keith let out a big sigh. He didn't know how to deal with emotions, much less this.
"Get out." He stated.
Furious, Natalie walked out of Keith's room and slammed the door behind her.
Authors Note: I am so sorry for my lack of update. My life went into chaos mode suddenly. I'm sorry if this chapter is short and makes no sense. I may edit it later but I may also leave it.
Thanks to everyone who has been patient and reviewed my story. I have noticed that many of you have updated and I am going to read them!
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