Burning Rubber For Her

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Rafael

I rolled away from Y/N that day and didn't see her for another two days. In this time, I spent almost all of it wondering what was wrong her the day that I approached her table.

She tried to hide herself from everyone but I saw right through it. Maybe that scared her.

I wonder if she was upset because of that guy. She had talked about him a few times under her breath when I was in the coma. Maybe that's why I keep trying to go after her.

What she said about him wasn't good at all and something makes me want to protect her. I still haven't given into the fact that I'm in a wheelchair, in case it's not obvious.

I want to get to know her. She clearly doesn't want to get to know me but I can't blame her.

She has a face that draws a man in, even the most broken of them.

••••

I find myself rolling around the hospital in the chair to look for her. All of the other nurses glare at me as I pass them. The ones helping with the rehab even hate me and all they know is my name.

I can't imagine what they'd do if they knew about me and how I was before the accident.

She is getting on an elevator and I quickly roll my wheelchair into the elevator with her, just barely missing the door closing.

Y/N groans a little and glances at me. "I'm starting to think you're a stalker." She starts with her arms crossed over her chest.

"Not a stalker. Why can't you just allow my indebtedness to you for like...saving my life or whatever?"

"I allow it. You can always just thank me and then work on getting better, though instead of rolling around this hospital."

"That's a fair point. Can we strike a deal though?" I can feel the corners of my mouth turn up into a smirk.

The elevator dings and the doors open. She walks out and I follow.

"Maybe. But I might should start taking the stairs to avoid further propositions."

"You promise to let me take you to dinner the day I get out of here."

"I don't hear anything that helps me."

"If you promise, I'll trust you enough to leave you be until then."

She scoffs. Not once since I have met this woman have I doubted her intelligence but she is good. And this is a longshot.

Y/N begins to walk down the hall alongside me but has yet to answer my proposal.

Just when I think I've truly overextended myself, she inhales deeply and opens her mouth.

"Fine. One dinner and you stop burning rubber around here until then."

I swore that I could see a hint of a smile on her face as she answered me.

"I promise I won't let you down."

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