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“It’s been over two hours, I need to know what’s going on!” Shouted, since Dad brought in Athena, the way she looked. I knew I should’ve never stayed.
It was even worse for Dean, who begged and begged Elle to let him be with her, but Elle sent everyone out, including Dad and me.
I didn’t want to wait any longer, I wanted to know if my sister was going to make it. Watching her being laid down on that table, so lifeless and wearing that dusty old wedding dress, covered in her blood.
I started pacing back and forth, doing everything I could think of to get my mind off of the endless waiting. I looked over at Dean, he was just as worried as we all were, his sister was standing by, rubbing his back as his foot kept tapping on the floor, trying his best to stay sane.
We all were, we were worried as hell to know what’s going on.
I waited with the others, hoping Athena would awake. I knew what I had done, but I didn’t know what it would cost me. I just couldn’t have another person die because of me and the selfish acts that I had done before.
I hugged my brother, as he came out of the room, he had a releveled look on his face, but I sensed that there was something wrong.
“How’s Athena?” I asked as everyone else gather around Tanner.
“Elle had to put her in an Earth Coma, whatever that is, but Elle said that she should get stronger over time.” He explained as I looked over and watched as Elle stood in the doorway and motioned for me to come over.
Before I left, I smiled at my brother. “An Earth Coma will help her body heal faster, but don’t worry, she’ll be safe.”
I gave my brother one last hug before going into the Healing room with Elle. I closed the door behind me as she gave me a questionable look.
“You are sure you want to go through this?” She asked. There was no way that I was going to let my niece die. Elle motioned for me to laid in the bed next to Athena, as I looked over at her. She was pale, but her Earth element was protecting her, for now.
“I can’t let my brother suffer anymore because of me. I’m not going to lose my niece.” I laid down straight as Elle walked over to my side, holding my hand.
“Are you sure you want to do this alone? I’m sure your brother or James would-“, Elle asked again, but I interrupted her. “This is something I can handle. Please, just save my niece.”
Once I spoke those words, a tear fell down my cheek, as I rubbed my swollen belly. Elle grabbed one of the vines, from Athena’s Earth coma and wrapped it around my belly.
Then, Elle started to pour witch hazel on Athena’s chest, right where her heart was and on top of the vines that sat on my belly.
Elle closed her eyes as I took a deep breath, and kept thinking about all those things that I might never be able to do. Deep down, I didn’t want to give up being a mother, but right now, I needed to stop being so selfish.
As much as I wanted to be a mom, Athena had already lost hers and I wasn’t going to left my brother loose another part of Jade, that he had left. I needed Athena, and she was needed by all of us.
I relaxed my body, thinking of nothing, but positive thoughts as I whispered: ‘I’m so sorry, baby. Mommy will see you again soon.’
Then, the place that once held my unborn child, was back to normal. The swollen baby bump I had was gone, but when I looked over, I watched as Athena started to heal faster, there was color starting to appear on her skin, again.
Elle helped me sit up as I started crying. “It worked.” She wrapped her arms around me, as I kept crying.
“It did, however, it still might take her a day or two to get her out of her coma, but the question that I have for you is, how are you going to tell the others about this?”
Before I had a chance to think about it, James came into the room, looking confused when he noticed I no longer had a swollen belly, carrying his unborn child. When our eyes met, I didn’t know what to say to him, I felt horrible.
“What did you do?” He asked me, all I do was cry as I saw the look of fear in his eyes. At that moment, I didn’t know if he would ever forgive me for what I had just done.
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