Memories Lost 1.3Mature

The group stayed there and chatted for some time, answering all the questions that Tabitha had. However, as much as she wanted to know about herself, she was just fine being the dominant listener. She enjoyed hearing about the others and tried her best to get an understanding of the part she played in their lives. It didn’t surprise her that she became immediately comfortable around the small group as they talked; it made her all the more determined to get her memory back.

She was glad that J’onn escorted her back to the infirmary alone; she had seen that while he had spoken at regular intervals, he would be more at ease in her presence alone. He looked at her as she stopped in front of the door leading to the hospital ward.

“If anything, I hope that you enjoyed yourself.”

“I did; thank you.” she gave him a polite nod.

“What’s wrong?” he, of course noticed that she was a bit hesitant.

“… Do I have to go back in there?”

“Is there anywhere else you’d like to go? I had sensed that you were tired and so…”

“Yeah; I’m exhausted! It’s just that… I’ve been in that room for about a week and… I really don’t like being in there, anymore…”

“I see…”

“You said that I have my own room here. Can I… go there?”

“As Wally has told you: you’re an important member; you can go wherever you like. I see no need to keep you in the infirmary any longer.” he told her and they made their way towards her room. The two of them stopped in front of her door, “I hope this makes you more comfortable than the infirmary. I’ll check on you in the morning…” he stopped himself when she gave him a confused look.

“N-No… can you… stay the night with me…?” her question gave him mixed emotions of shock and warmth; for the first time in a while, he was at a loss for words as he simply gazed at her.

“… Is that what you really want?” he wanted to make sure, the words finally making their way out of his mouth. She shrugged, blushed and looked down at her fingers.

“The woman with the dreads… Jamila. She said that you’re my boyfriend. So… I figured… it’s what we usually do… right? I think I need to start doing things like that. I would rather for you to…” her eyes suddenly widened and she shot a look at him, “Uh… well, not do what we would normally do but, um… wait… do we…” she blushed furiously, “This is coming out all wrong…” she tried. J’onn couldn’t help but to laugh.

“I’ll stay as long as you’d like for me to.” he assured as he put in the code to enter her room. She looked around to try to get some sort of familiarity, slightly frowning when none came her way. The bed wasn’t made however everything else in the room seemed to be in place.

“I’m a neat freak?” she asked as she continued to look around.

“I’m really not quite sure if it was something taught to you at an early age or if the Army taught you. You do like to keep things orderly.”

“You don’t know? I would’ve guessed that you knew everything about me. How long have we been dating?” she found it curious that he wasn’t sure of something about her.

“Almost two years, now.”

“And no one else knows?! How do they not know after all this time?! Oh…” the thought finally occurred to her, “So, I guess this is something that we really don’t do often…”

“I care for you a lot, Tabitha…”

“Are you an important member as well?”

“Yes. I’m one of the founding members.”

“Okay. I understand now. So… if you don’t want to stay here with me, you don’t have to…”

“What would you like?” he asked. She looked down at her hands for a moment and then back up at him.

“… I’d like for you to stay…”

“… Anything for you…”

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