I woke up to something landing on me. I slowly opened my eyes and saw Sean asleep beside me. I longed to be in his arms again. I don't even know how I got like this. I don't remember lying down on the ground. I remember being snuggled into Sean's arms listening to his heart beat, slow and steady. I remember him rubbing my back and every once in a while kiss the top of my head.
Now I was lying on the cold stone floor, with out Sean's arms around me, pulling me closer to his body. I looked to see what landed on me and I saw a cute little bird. How can there be cute little blue birds on this dark little beach. It started to move and what I saw shocked me. It glowed It started to fly around me. I shook Sean awake.
"What is it Lilly? Are you okay? Do you need more medicine? What do you need?", He asked me with panic in his voice again.
"No, I'm okay, I just missed your arms.", I said. He looked at me and opened his arms.
"Come on over.", he told me. I obeyed and scooted next to him and into his arms. He rapped them around me, and I winced in pain Apparently he noticed, because he moved his arms further down. I was lying flat on my back. He was lying on his left side. He kissed my forehead and whispered, "Lilly, I need to tell you something.", he said. I turned my head to look at him.
"Anything.", I told him quietly.
"I want to tell you how I feel about you. I love your laugh and the way you always care about me, even when you are in pain. I love the way, you want me to hold you in my arms and how you rap your arms around my waist. I love the way, when someone moves us apart, you always are either are upset or tell them to leave you with me. I LOVE You, Lilly. More than food and water. There is no word that can begin to describe how much I love you and how I feel about you. You are my hero.", he said slowly. I started to cry. He rapped his arms around me tighter and said, "Oh, Lilly, I'm really sorry, if I hurt you. I didn't mean to disturb you. I mean, I bet you have a boyfriend back in Iceland who is so much better than me. Just a scrawny little 8th grader who cant do anything right. I cant even perform CPR right!", he said sadness creeping up in his tone. I shook my head and looked him in the eyes.
"Wrong type of tears, Sean. I love you with all of my heart. You are my everything. You are my hero. I should be the one who doesn't deserve you. I'm just a poor child, who is tormented by the other girls in school, because I'm over weight and smart. If you don't have a girlfriend back home, I sure would like to be.", I told him as I cried. He pulled me closer and whispered in my ear, "Your offer is accepted and you are not over weight. If anything you are so light, when we get back I am making you gain ten pounds. It may do you some good. You are beautiful. You don't need to be starveling skinny. You're beautiful to me, and that's all that matters."
I started to cry even harder and he just rubbed my stomach. I looked up to the sky and saw, a blue glow. Probably more of those birds. Then, it dawned on me that I didn't tell Sean about the birds.
I pointed to the sky and said, "Hey Sean. See that blue glow?"
"Ya. What is it?", he asked me.
"I think they are birds. There was one that woke me up. They glow!", I replied. He looked at me and then called for Hannah and Trevor. They came over and looked at the two of us snuggled together.
"I think there is something wrong with Lilly. She says that she is seeing blue glowing blue birds in the sky.", he told them. I looked over at him and frowned.
"I'm not going crazy. Look for yourself.", I told them saddly. Just then the same bird that woke me up came swooping down and landed on my knee. , "See. I told you I wasn't crazy. There are glowing blue birds."
It flew and landed on Sean's shoulder. "Hey, little guy.", he said to it. Great, now my boyfriend is talking to birds.I smiled at this.
"He really likes you.", I told him. Sean smiled and kissed my cheek. "Sean, Can you help me up?", I asked him. He looked at me with concern, but I nodded and he nodded back. He knelt next to me and stretched. He held out his hand and I grabbed it. Once I was off the ground a little, he placed a hand under my back and helped me sit up. It hurt, but not as much as it would've hurt at least an hour ago. Then he helped me stand up. "I think he wants us to follow him.", I told them. They all nodded. I grabbed my bag and started to put it on my back, but was stopped by Sean.
"You have two broken ribs, I think I can get yours and mine this time.", he said jokingly. I laughed and gave him a hug and a kiss on the forehead. He smiled back and I started after the bird. It led me into a tunnel. I started to walk down the tunnel with Sean, Trevor, and Hannah on my heels. We came to the end and I saw light. I started to run. It hurt, but this my have been a place to get out. I ran out of the tunnel and onto grass. I stopped in the middle of a field, with Sean on my left and Hannah and Trevor on my right.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you The Center of the Earth.", Trevor said in awe.