Cobalt Blue - Alone with Azurite

I peeked my head into Azurite's room to find it empty.  I slipped over and walked over to the bed looking down at Azurite's still form.  His chest moved up and down slowly and I let out a quiet breath of relief.  I pulled over a chair next to the bed and sat down.  "Azurite can you hear me?"  There was no answer but I hadn't exactly expected one, "Well if you can..."  I trailed off not sure exactly where I was going with that.  I let out an exasperated sigh, "just don't die ok?  That's all we need is for someone to die on top of everything else that's happened." 

I stared down at him for a moment and couldn't help but wonder, why him?  What was so different about him?  He was one of the few who hadn't discovered his powers yet, at least not that he had mentioned and now he was the one getting hurt.  What had he done to deserve this?

I heard a movement behind me and stood up, turning to face the door as I did so, "Who's there?"

There was no responce but I couldn't help but feel like there was someone watching me.  I took a deep breath, trying to calm my uptight emotions.  Another sound came from the otherside of Azurite's bed and I spun around to face it, "I know there's someone there."

Suddenly out of seemingly nowhere Wisteria appeared.  It would have surprised me, but after all that had happened in the last twenty-four hours nothing could surprise me anymore.  So she could turn invisible, big deal.  "You scared me," I said sitting back in the chair."

"Sorry," she moved to Azurite's side, "Any changes?"

"No, nothing yet."

"This is because of his power, isn't it?"

"I don't know!  If we knew what his power was-"

"I do know what his power is.  He told me last night."

I stared at her for a moment realizing suddenly the relationship that these two were beginning to develop, this was hitting her harder than I thought.  "So what is it?"

"He can read minds, project thoughts and...get visions from inanimate objects."  she shook her head at the last part as if she didn't quite understand it then continued, "if all that's true, then his head must have been swimming from the extreme amount of brain activity that's been ommited in the last twenty-four hours.  There's been so much excitement, there's no way his brain could have taken all of it without backfiring." 

She looked up at me with tears in her eyes.  What she said made sense, it would explain how he knew all that stuff about the government.  I reached across the bed and put my hand over hers, "Don't worry, Wisteria, it's going to be ok.  Azurite will wake up when his mind's settled down and had some time to heal.  Then we'll start focusing on getting ourselves out of this place."

She nodded and pulled her hand away from mine to wipe away her tears.  She swallowed and tried to smile at me.  "Thanks Cobalt, this whole thing it's just been a lot...for all of us."

I nodded not trusting my voice to keep from shaking.  Suddenly there was a movement from under the blankets.  Both our heads jerked in the direction of Azurite's face to see his eyes flutter open.  He looked at both me and Wisteria and smiled, "Well aren't you a beautiful sight for a guy to wake up too."  Wisteria pulled back and blushed, smiling.  Azurite pushed himself up straight in the bed and then grabbed his head painfully.

"Oh Az," said Wisteria, throwing her arms around him, "I'm so glad you're alright, we were so worried about you."

Azurite looked at me over her shoulder, as he hugged her back and mouthed, "She called me, Az"  I smiled at his excitement and decided that now was as good a time as any, to bow out quietly.

The End

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