Well that's wasn't half as bad as I though it was going to be, and it seemed to go quite well. At least I now know that Greg trusts me which is a good sign I hope. I had been sitting outside the room for good half hour thinking about what had just happened in there, Greg said he trusted me trusted me enough to go through his things…could I look through his stuff? Ordinarily it wouldn't bother me we share everything but this isn't an ordinary situation Greg doesn't know who I am. I had to look I mean what was going to be so important in this bag; some clothes his wallet, phone maybe nothing I haven't come across before. I couldn't help myself though ever since the doctor told me about the personal items I had to find out what he was referring too maybe it could help Greg re-gain his memory. Ok I'm going to do it I have to it's my only hope to getting Greg back.
I expected to find the clothes he was found in, his dark green shirt I bought him this last year for his birthday. I held it up to my face and breathed in Greg's sent how long was it going to be till I could hold him again. I put the shirt to one side before I choked up again, feeling around in the bag my hand fell upon something small and I lifted it out I realised it was a small box covered in white card. I put the bag down so I could take a close look at the object I pulled back one corner... "Hey Nicky here you are been looking for you" the voice of Catherine pulled my attention away "what you got there?" she asked pointing at the box in my hand.
"I'm not sure I found it with Greg's things I was just about to open it" she smiled at me and held out her hand, I instinctively placed the box in her hand I watched as she pulled back the card revealing an even smaller dark green box with gold lines running round the edges. "Nice little box wonder what he was doing with this" Catherine opened the box and her once smiling face turned to one of confusion.
"What's wrong, what is it?" I asked getting up and moving over to stand next to her.
"It's an engagement ring?" she said the confusion in her voice now. I didn't believe her I had to look for myself I took the box out of her hand and looked down at the shining ring sitting perfectly in the box I pulled the ring from its cushion hold and looking the ring over. It was a gold ring with two silver lines running round the top and the bottom, there was an inscription on the outside of the ring forever yours G my eyes stung as the tears began to fall "Oh Greggo why you" I said out loud forgetting that Catherine was still stood there. "Nick? You ok…who do you suppose it was for?" She asked the confusion still growing in her voice "Me" I simply said not even bothering to look at the expression on Catherine's face.
"Wait what do you mean it's for you?" Catherine asked I couldn't even take my eyes away from the ring in my hand it was still sinking in, Greg was going to ask me to marry him
"hello earth to Nick can you please tell me what's going on?" Catherine was beginning to get edgy and it was what caused me to finally answer her.
"Greg was going to propose to me, he'd rung me before the attack and said he wanted to meet up with me later that evening after shift, I just thought he wanted to spend some time with me I didn't even suspect….oh god"
"What?" Catherine pressed she was clearly enjoying the 'gossip` she was only now learning about.
"He doesn't remember who I am….we may never…" I choked up this time at the thought that this could never happen for Greg and me….not now he didn't know who I was. Catherine's expression held nothing but sympathy for the situation before I knew what was happening she had wrapped her arms around me holding me close.
"I'm sorry Nicky…I didn't know" the words were reassuring it might have been the closeness I couldn't tell but I knew I needed this.
"I need to talk to Greg" as I broke away and headed to the door I froze, how could I ask him about this he doesn't even know me he wont remember even buying this there was no point its over.