He’d been there for too long, again.
It felt like he had sand in his eyes, and his back hurt. Gloss came and peeked in earlier, left a cup of coffee on the table for him to drink. He’d forgotten about it until it was too cold, but he still drank it anyway.
She looked so pale, just lying there.
Will felt like he couldn't blink too often, or else she’d disappear again.
He’d left his phone in his room, didn’t want to get it. There wasn’t any clock in this room yet, so he didn’t know the exact time. It was early morning, that he knew. A storm had moved in a little while ago, and it was still raining.
The sheets on the bed were fresh, just recently cleaned, and she’d look as if she were sleeping if it weren’t for the oxygen mask on her face and the various tubes connected to her. The tubes keeping her alive, stable.
No heart monitor yet, but Artie had been reading up on the best ones.
Layla said they could all be self sufficient for a certain period of time, but she herself had only seen that once and wasn’t sure of the certain requirements for such a situation to take place. No one wanted to take any chances. This was a rare case.
Half of the time he just spent blankly sitting there, his mind clear of any thought or feeling, but the other half he spent replaying the events that lead them to this point.
The Change, finding her, losing her again.
The way she looked just… lying there. Why she was lying there. The…
...The way her brains looked splattered on the floor like that and Oh God Will you dumb motherfucker you could have stopped all of that why didn’t you you’re useless--
His breath caught.
The the rain thrummed on the rooftop. All else was silent.
He really needed to stop going there, mentally.
Focus on her. Study her face, how familiar it was. How it brought back waves of nostalgia.
He wasn’t going to let anything touch her ever again.
Will moved to drink from the coffee cup again before he remembered it was empty.
haha i wonder who that is
I dont wanna strinctly say b/c it’s a big part of the plot/will’s character arch in the final Story