My body stops burning and jerking. I go still and I'm in my own thoughts trying to contain the pain that just ripped me apart.
I'm drawn to the warm hands that are on mine. It's Dimitri as he's begging me to come back to him. He sounds so worried and scared. "Emily if you can hear me please, please don't leave me. You are my world don't you leave me now," he says as he strokes my hand.
I open my eyes and shift my body toward him. He jumps up and is now leaning down to me.
"Hey you," he says with a smile on his face. Oh his lovely face. "Welcome back, you scared the life out of us all," he says.
"What's wrong with me? Why do I feel so strange?" I ask. He leans over and strokes my hair. "I don't know what happened. Well I do. I lost control and almost killed you. This I have no idea what happened or how you made me like this and how your wings disappeared," he says with a sadness in his voice.
"My wings are gone," I say with pure horror in my voice. Am I going to die," I choke out.
"I'm going to go and find the answers. I think I know where to look and who to go see but you have to be strong for me and don't die on me. You must rest and don't do anything that would stress or loose strength doing. You are to lie in this bed and not move a muscle. Jen is here and she's going to stay with you while me and Chris go and get a cure for you," he explains.
He leans down and kisses me. Oh his lips are soft and warm. And it warms my soul.
I pull him to me and crush his lips harder on me.
"Don't go, don't leave me. I'm scared," I plead as he goes to leave. I grab at him and try to pull him back. "Emily I have to go. This is the only way I will find a way to save your life. You are not well and it could be only a matter of time before you could die. I got to do this. I did this to you and I will find a way to make it right," he says with a sad smile. "Please hurry back I will do what you say and do my best to not get any sicker. I love you," I say. "I love you too," he says and then leaves me.
Hours pass into days and I have become really weak. Jen has been by my side to keep me comfortable and to make sure I don't move a muscle.
All the sudden I'm hit with a knot in my stomach that pulls tight and I'm about ready to throw up everywhere. I leap off the bed and out the door leaving Jen confused.
I berally make it to the bathroom before all the contents of my stomach come up. I fall to my knees in front of the commode and puke. I puke until I start to dry heave.
I finish and a sheet of sweat gathers across my skin. I lean against the wall for support when Jen comes in. "Emily are you ok?" she asks as she kneels in front of me. I look up and nod.
She pulls me up off of the floor and holds me for support. My knees are weak and my body is hurting. "Let me help you to your room. You need to rest," she orders.
We get to the room and I get dressed. I settle down on the bed and I get a pain that shoots across my belly. "What's wrong?" Jen asks. I grab at my side and my belly. "I'm not sure". Jen reaches for me and stops. "Do you think you could be pregnant," she asks. "It almost reminds me of when I was pregnant the first time. But that can't be. It would be to soon for any signs of pregnancy," I reply.
"It's probably side effects to what is going on with you. Your body is in a uproar and we are not sure what will happen next. All you can do is relax till Dimitri gets back with some answers or a cure," she says.
"I hope they come soon, my body feels like it's being torn apart," I say as I try to readjust myself on the bed. "Rest and I'll be right here if you need anything," Jen tells me.
I lay down and drift off to sleep.
Someone comes in and it stirs me from my sleep. I look up and see what almost looks like a younger Dimitri. It must be his brother that I was going to meet at some point.
"You must be Jen and you must be Emily," he says as he looks in my direction. "Dimitri called me and sent me here. He wants me to look over you guys while him and Chris find Nolan. He has a plan and a brilliant one at that. I just hope it will work and be in time," he says.
"What do you mean by plan?" I ask. "I'm sure you have heard the legends of how your people started. The gift of light. Well the wizard that did that spell was a guy named Nolan. He actually is in our family and that's what ties us together as a deal of sorts in our family story. Well he married Annabell daughter that had the curse too," he says. "Wait wouldn't he be dead by now," Jen asks. "Well he would have if his wife had not turned him. She was born also cursed. So not only is he like a night walker but hes a wizard too. Dimitri's plan is to find him and get what they need for the cure and get back here as soon as possible. They think that if they do the same thing as they did in the beginning with the baby that it will give your light back," he explains.
They have brought a private doctor in and they are now pumping me full of fluid. I can't keep anything down and no longer have the strength to run to the bathroom so Jen has set up a bucket next to the bed. She brings me regular meals but now I find them repulsive. I can't even bring myself to eat anything.
The days have been going by and I don't know how much longer I can hang on. My body is so weak and I'm exhausted even when I have not moved from this spot. I fear my end is coming soon. I'm not sure if I will even get to see Dimitri again to say goodbye.
I can no longer keep my eyes open and all I do anymore is sleep .
"She's getting worse. I can't get her to eat or drink anything. And when she does it comes right back up. She's so pale with dark circles under eyes and cheeks. Please tell me you have some kind of news," Jen says in a whisper tone trying not to worry me no doubt.
"She doesn't look good. When is the last time she was awake or the doctor checked on her?" Daniel asks. "He was in here earlier. She sleeps for the most part of the days and the rest throwing up. She's been asleep for a while now," Jen says.
"What are we going to do?" Jen asks. Can you call them and see if they are getting close? We need to give her some hope," she says. "I'll see if they are getting closer to being here. The last time I talked to Dimitri was yesterday and they had found Nolan and it sounded hopeful that they would be able to do the spell. They have to find the stuff that was in the dust that he used. I will call him and see if they are getting closer," he says as he pulls his phone out of his pocket.
"Hey it's me, how close are you guys?" he asks. "Well you better hurry because she's not doing well. She's deteriorating fast and I don't know how much time she's got left," he says. I then can hear Dimitri's voice on the other end in a panic. He's saying stuff in a fast tone and I can't make out what he's saying.
"Ok, I will get that ready and will see you soon," he says as he slides his phone back into his pocket.
"They found what they need, the are on their way. They should all get here by tomorrow morning," he says. "Let's just hope she can hang on till then," Jen says.
Tomorrow... he will be here tomorrow. I must hang on till tomorrow. I keep repeating to myself. That was the last thing I remembered before I drifted off.