It's been almost a week since I'd finally come out of my coma and then there had been the trouble with Oval and the babies, but they were born without a hitch and I loved the two of them dearly.
Maple is walking around with a worried expression on her face these days, constantly looking over her shoulder, and now Penny has done a runner. Life is never going to be simple is it?
Oh Penny what are you doing?
I walk to the window and stare out into the garden. "Luce." His arms snake around me and I feel his breath against my ear. "We need you to try."
"But..." I feel my eyes fill up with tears and rest my head against the window. "I... I can't."
He sighs and I shiver and stare at the ground. "Lucy. Look at me." I ignore him and stay standing with my back to him, my eyes fixed firmly on the floor. "Luce please." He begs and I can't take it anymore. My knees buckle and he catches me as I fall to the floor in despair.
"Lucy please! My brother is going to die without her."
I close my eyes and rest my head against his chest. "I can't go back there Roman. I can't go back."
"It's ok baby, I won't let you. I promise."
I take a deep breath and open my eyes, looking up into his red ones.
"Ok. I'll try." I whisper and I feel his body sag in relief.
"Thank you." he murmurs into my hair and I squeeze my eyes shut again as I cling to him, hoping he doesn't see the terror in them.
I haven't used my powers since I woke up. They're almost too strong for me.