Last week, we left Kate unconscious, and you all had to choose where she woke up.
Oddly enough, the most popular choice was “in her bed”.
So, I ran with it. But I took a little creative license.
I rolled on to my side, hugging a blanket to my chest. I took a deep breath in, eyes still closed tightly, smelling rosemary and mint. I thought for a moment, remembering the day I spilled one of Meera’s oils on my favorite fleece blanket. No matter how many times I washed that blanket, it still smelled of rosemary and mint, which just made me love it more.
I breathed in again and sighed, comforted by the familiar item.
Was I home?
The firmness of the pillow beneath my head was exactly as it always was. The low hum around me not unlike the white noise machine I kept next to the bed to drown out Red’s late night typing. It was all the comforts of my own bed.
Except it wasn’t my bed.
As I threw my arm to one side, I found myself at the edge. My bed was larger. My eyes flew open and struggled to adjust to the dimness of the room.
I sat up, my head aching as I did, a pain in my side suddenly making itself known. I looked down at the bed, definitely smaller, and pressed against a wall to my right.
A wall with small oval windows, nothing but darkness outside.
I was in the air.
Throwing my legs over the side I stood up, a bit too quickly, and swayed before crashing to the ground. I groaned as my knees made contact with the floor, the pain of fresh bruises being smacked making me nauseous.
I felt an arm on my back and looked up to see Eli crouched beside me. He had a scratch on his forehead, but didn’t look nearly as battered as I felt.
He helped me to my feet and over to the bed. I sat down, watching as he walked to the back of the cabin, returning with a bottle of water.
“Here. Take this.” He handed the bottle over, along with two small pills.
I shook my head. “I’m not taking anything.”
“It’s just painkillers.”
I stared at him, uncertain, but sore. I popped the pills in my mouth and took a gulp of water.
“So, where are we?”
Answer Kate’s question. :)
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