Once he had left I tried to focus my hearing on Theo and Mum outside. The wall seemed to be quite thin so it wasn’t that hard to hear them.
“It’s still Ezrai. You can’t forget that.” Theo was arguing. My mother sighed.
“This is the first time they’ve tried it. You don’t know who it is.” She whispered.
“They’ve tried it on animals and it’s worked, she remembers us, mum. She remembered our old ritual.”
“Just stay back for a while. Until they’ve let us know that all is well.”
I could practically hear Theo shaking his head.
“I’m not going to stay away from my sister. You can’t force me to stay away from my best friend.” He said. I closed my eyes, the lethargy settling in. “It’s been three months. She missed her birthday, she missed Christmas. The least I can do is spend some time with her. I’m not going to let my best friend be alone on the New Year tomorrow.”
I gasped. I was out for THAT long? But it was his next words that got me.
“Theoden, you will do what I say-
“No! You know why? Because I love my sister.”