I opened the binder and notes upon notes fell out, all in Aubree's handwriting. He kept every note, every cinema ticket and still left her. I knew I couldn't show this to Aubree, it would break her completely. I think Jake knew it too. I kissed Aubree's hand and went outside.
I went up to a couple of people and asked them for a lighter. I eventually got one and asked if I could keep it, after a small struggle, he let me have it.
I got in the car and drove to a field. The field where I tried to teach Aubree to swim. Where we first met after school. So many memories rushed through my mind, I knew there would be so many more if Aubree pulled through.
I took out all the notes and cinema tickets and pilled them up. I took a picture and sent it to Jake with the message:
You know what I have to do. I'm sorry, but it's for the best and you know it. Say goodbye."
I never got a reply.
I flicked the lighter and set fire to one of the tickets and dropped it onto the pile. I stood back and watch Aubree's love life burn.
I waited for the fire to stop and stomped out the ashes before going back to the car, to go to the hospital.
When I got there, Aubree was awake and eating a bar of chocolate. Her face glowed when she saw me.
She was back, for good. I'd make sure of it.