Her eyes fluttered open. A dull throb rested heavily on her left temple.
“She’s waking up,” a woman said. Moments later she felt a hand on her arm and a cool towel placed on her forehead.
“Do you think you can sit up?” a warm, comforting voice asked.
“Yeah, I think so.”
More hands reached out, supporting her head and back as she struggled to sit upright.
“Here you go,” the woman said handing her a glass of water. She eyed it warily and opened her mouth to refuse but the woman warmly laughed and took a sip.
“See, just plain ol’ water.”
She grabbed the glass and poured the liquid down her parched throat.
“Thanks,” she mumbled. She pulled the cover up further and took her time to study her surroundings. She was in a room with light blue walls and a cream carpet, the bed she lay in was massive and took up a third of the room. A large mirror hung on the wall and she gasped as her pale, waxen face blinked back.
“Where am I?”
“In Caddock,” the woman grinned as astonishment flashed in her eyes and her mouth opened and closed, unable to speak. “That was our plan all along but the Dense Soldier’s came and took you back to Ordspy before we got a chance. Now that you’re here, recovering, we can begin to start the Uprising.”
“Caddock? Are you serious? But they’re enemies.”
“They’re not the ones who have devastated your mind to fulfil their own purpose.”
The perplexed look in her eye only made the woman’s smile widen.
“We have a lot of explaining to do, don’t we Miss Wynta Harling?”
A scuffle by the door was followed by a crash as a young man ran into the door.
“Sorry, I was going too fast, I couldn’t stop myself,” he grinned sheepishly. “They told me she was awake.”
He glanced over to where she lay, their eyes locking; his the colour of an emerald forest, hers the colour of the icy, stormy ocean. He ran over to her, scooping her up in his arms and burying his face in her long blonde hair. She looked at the woman in shock as she felt a warmth spread over her neck as his tears seeped into her shirt and hair. But the woman just chuckled and left the room.