"He's pretty good considering the fact that he just got shot." I met the others with a smile. I had been bandaged up and was back to my normal self. Unfortunately.
"I'm not sure what to do." Harry said. "Should I hug you or is that a bad idea?"
I smiled and hugged him, immediately understanding what he actually meant. The pain in my shoulder wasn't too bad but it was enough to put an early end to the hug. "Don't take this the wrong way," I kept a straight face. "But you are a terrible driver. You could have killed us!"
We all shared a short laugh. "Why did you do it?" Aimee was looking at me, concern in her eyes.
"You lot. I was trying to protect you." I offered a smile to her. "It was my fault after all."
We stood in silence - I had killed the conversation.
"So we're free?" Flossie was clearly carrying on a conversation that I had missed.
"More or less."
"Did you do something clever?" I looked at the girls.
"Aimee did. Very clever." Flossie gave me a gentle hug. "So don't go doing anything else stupid." She whispered in my ear.
"Wait. Where's Louise?" I looked around frantically, worried and eager to find her.
"Which way?" I almost shouted. "Which way?"
I didn't wait for an answer, dashing off down the corridor in search for my Lou. I bumped into a nurse who refused to be helpful, instead just being disapproving. I turned a corner, following the path of the corridor. I came to intensive care a few minutes later than I would have wished, hoping to find her.
"Excuse me." I turned to a nurse. "Do you know where Louise Ketley is?"
"In that room there. Are you family?" She looked at me suspiciously.
"No. We were both in a traffic accident and we were both shot beforehand. Is she alright?" I wiped away a couple of tears - I was desperate.
"She's just recovering. You can see her." My smile widened and I ran into her room to find her in a bed, just regaining consciousness.
"Lou." I mumbled as I sat beside her bed. "It's Silas."
She slowly turned to face me. I smiled, reaching to hold her hand. She seemed slightly out of it so her grip on my hand wasn't tight but at least I could feel her.
"My Lou." I kissed her on the forehead. "Will you forgive me?"
She nodded weakly. "Just don't go taking any more bullets, yeah?" Her voice was weak but I could hear the happiness. We both laughed before I leaned in and kissed her gently on the lips.
"Thank you, Louise. I love you." We were safe and I had my Lou back.
Every cloud has a silver lining.