Here is chapter eighteen!

I opened my eyes to see his beautiful vibrant blue ones staring back at me. I gasped

"Blake!" I exclaim, my voice was rather loud so I took it down a notch. He smiled. "You look like hell." I said without thinking, my eyes widened. Blake chuckles, "Oh thanks Jess." I blushed he smoothed my hair back from my forehead. "Oh look at you, what have you done to yourself?"

"How are you?" I asked anxiously, purposely ignoring his question. He glares at me, but the expression is marred by the love and worry in his eyes. "Jessica. Answer me." Blake orders. I sigh, "After your accident, I was so upset and the pain was ripping through me, I just couldn't take it. I tried to take some Tylenol to numb the pain, but I ended up overdosing on accident. I swear I didn't mean to!" I exclaim, worried that he'd be upset with me.

"Oh Jessica," Blake breathes he ran his thumb over my cheek soothingly, "Don't ever do that again!" He commanded, an icy fire blazing in his blue eyes. "What about you?" I ask frantically trying to change the subject. His face darkens slightly, but eventually clears.

"Some idiot driver running a red light hit me while I crossed the street. The guy was caught, but I ended up on life support," he grimaces, "it was like being held under water without being able to surface for a breath. I swear I had a dream where you were with me…but I'd left for some god known reason and fallen beneath the shore." My breath caught in my throat. "Oh Blake! I had the same dream!" He hugs me hard.

"I'm not going anywhere!" He exclaims fiercely, suddenly the pressure of his lips on mine made my heart jump erratically. The kiss turned passionate to where Blake was half leaning over me his hands entangling in my hair. I hoisted myself up and wrapped my arms around his neck; my heart was beating so fast I thought it would burst out of my chest, only a soft cough from the door broke us apart.

"Oh. Hi mom." I whisper, blushing. Blake steps back, but keeps a firm grip on my hand, like he was afraid I would disappear. "Blake!" she exclaims, her hand goes to her throat as she takes in his damaged exterior. He smiles, looking slightly chagrined at being caught in a precarious position. "Hello Ms. Hartwell" he says, giving her a one armed hug, still never releasing my hand. "Oh god, are you okay?" She asks placing her hands on his shoulders. Blake just smiles and looks at me, "Well I will be as soon as Jessica's out of the hospital and on full watch." His tone is playful, but his words were dead serious. I look down ashamed and withdraw my hand from his. I turn on my side and murmur 'sorry'. The disappointment I saw in his eyes hurts more than the sharp pain in my ankle.

"Ms. Hartwell, do you mind if we talk?" Blake asks. My mom gives him a curious look but nods and heads out. Saying she'll be back in a couple of hours. "Jess…" Blake murmurs; sitting beside me on the bed. I curl into a ball and suppress a sob. "Hey, come here" he says pulling me over to face him. I shake my long dark hair over my face, trying to hide. "Sweetheart, please look at me." I sigh and look up, unable to say no to him.

"What?" I whisper. "I didn't mean to hurt you, but baby… you almost killed yourself!" He reminds me, his eyes brimming with tears. I take a shuddering breath, "But you know I didn't mean to! I just wanted the pain to stop!" I exclaim. Blake cups my face lovingly in his hands, making me look at him. "You almost took yourself out of my life Jess; I'm not going to let that happen! I love you Jessica Hartwell. And I have been in love with you ever since you moved here three years ago." My breath catches and my lips part. Blake's eyes search mine, "say something" he whispers.

"I've been in love with you since passing by your house and you were standing outside and smiled at me. There's never been anyone else." I say, looking him straight in the eye.

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