Chapter 15

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*Valeria's POV*
Valeria grogily woke up, where was she and why was her throat sore?
Looking around the room, she soon realized she was in a hospital room. But why? The last thing she rememebered was taking another sleeping pill and..... Realization hit her, she groaned as what she had done sunk in. She prayed a silent prayer of thanks. She heard muffled voices outside and could not readily identify who's they were, though two of them sounded familiar.
Too tired to wait for the people talking outside to enter the room, she turned on her side and fell asleep.

Some time later, she opened her eyes to find Kyle sitted by her bed, holding her hand and silently praying. His voice sounded strained almost as though he had been crying.

"Kyle" her voice sounded weak and raspy and she spoke so softly she was not sure if he heard her.
His head shot up and his eyes had met hers, they were red rimmed and had dark circles, he looked so exhausted. And yet, the moment he looked at her, a broken smile appeared on his lips.

"You're finally awake, you had us all worried. I was so scared that you were going to......" his voice broke and a pained expression spread across his face.

"to die" she finished for him while wincing from the pain as well as the thought.

"I'm sorry Val, I didn't mean for this to happen. I just wanted you to rest.." the words tumbled out, Valeria squezzed his hand gently

"it's not your fault, you told me they were strong....I didn't listen...they were taking so long to work, I didn't see a harm in taking a few more.....it was stupid"

"very, you  almost scared me to death! Why would you do that! Are you crazy?! I don't know what I would have done if I lost you, I honestly do not know why I care, you're the most careless, stupid....." Kyle switched from worried to angry so quickly he did not realize what he had just said. Despite herself, Valeria started to laugh. And a deep blush rose up to Kyle's face.

" I care about you as a friend, don't over think things!" he responded, flustered.

" I didn't think otherwise, its just amusing to see how worked up you are when all this time you have been so cold"

" I know......I'm sorry Valeria. Look, can we start over?" Kyle looked so seincere Valeria decided to give him a chance. What did she have to lose?

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