OMG FINALLY. LOL I've been offline for MONTHS! So... here's chapter 7, hope you like it! :3
Tomoe woke up to the scent of the fresh morning air. The window was open, and petals of blooming flowers were drifting through the window and into the ward, flying about. "Cherry blossoms…?" she thought.
"She's awake!" An outburst of the unmistakable voice belonging to Alyssa Breslin echoed about in the room. Light but swift footsteps were heard and the door creaked open. "Mommy! Tomoe's awake!"
"Wait a minute… mommy? Since when did Alyssa used this term…?" the patient thought to herself, frowning a little, her violet eyes sparking with confusion. Then, the truth dawned on her.
"Naomi! Of course!"
Within minutes, Naomi rushed into the room. "Tomoe!" she exclaimed with relief.
"I'm hospitalized for the second time?" She slapped her head. "Oh my… This is just… so… so…" Tomoe's voice trailed off as she was looking for a suitable word to end her sentence.
"Weird," Naomi filled in for her.
"Yes. Thanks." Tomoe said. Then a thought struck her head.
"Wait a minute," she suddenly said. There was an awkward pause. "Where is Makiyo?"
"She hasn't returned," Naomi sighed. "She should be back soon."
Tomoe sighed. Where on earth is she, anyway? She shouldn't still be at the grave…
The door opened with a soft but long creak and the surgeon, fully dressed in white, stepped in.
"May I take over, Naomi?" CR-S01 said. His words shocked Tomoe and snapped her out of her thoughts.
"Hm? Sure, CR-S01."
At that moment, the cute, brown-haired girl skipped happily into the room.
"Hello Mr CR-S01! Remember me?" Alyssa piped up, her face plastered with an adorable smile.
The red-eyed surgeon smiled, kneeled down and patted her head.
"Of course, Alyssa."
"Thank you for saving me, Mr CR-S01!" She ran over and hugged him tightly.
"Alyssa…" Naomi called out. "It's time to go home…"
"Aww! Can't we go to the park?" the little girl whined. "I wanna play with Joshua!"
"We don't even know if he'll be there!" she snapped. Her sapphire eyes gleamed with anger and irritation. "Come on, Alyssa!" She pulled Alyssa forcefully by the arm. Alyssa's emerald eyes were on the verge of tears, when…
"Alyssa!" a voice called out.
"Joshua!" she shouted out with delight. Naomi sighed, let go of her arm and she ran over to him.
Joshua Cunningham had dark green hair and eyes, resembling his unknown father, Gabriel Cunningham.
"Going to the park?" His words were bubbling with uncontrollable excitement. "I know what we can play today!"
"Can I, Naomi?" Alyssa asked as she stared at Naomi with cute, droopy puppy-looking eyes. Naomi sighed in defeat.
"Alright. I give up to you little kids."
"YAY!" The two kids screamed out loud with delight as they started to jump and dance about the corridor together. As Naomi led the two kids out, leaving Tomoe and CR-S01 alone together in the silent ward, Tomoe murmured, "Wow…"
CR-S01 turned to her and smiled. "We finally have our own 'quality time'." Tomoe stifled a laugh. He sat on the edge of the bed, leaned forward and gave her a soft, alluring kiss, hands caressing her face. Tomoe blushed a deep red, but closed her eyes to enjoy one of the sweet moments in her life. Her hands ran up his fair-skinned face. After a good five minutes, CR-S01 let go.
"I have an operation coming up…" he explained. "Honestly speaking, I'm fully booked for tomorrow."
A sudden guilt hit Tomoe. If she hadn't gotten herself stabbed by her scalpel, she'd probably be out of this particular recovery ward, and helping CR-S01 out with the many surgeries that he was assigned to, and they could probably spend more time together after work. From the moment he broke off from the kiss, he wasn't here as her love now, but as an expert surgeon who treated the Rosalia virus, even the worst cases.
"Hai. I understand."
"I'll see you tomorrow," he said, giving her a warm smile.
Her lips turned upwards as she returned the smile. "Sure." her lips mouthed the words, but no sound came out.
As he left, many thoughts went through her mind.
Why didn't I say anything just now? Embarrassment? Or am I still angry at him about that incident with Linda?
Thinking about Father… that reminds me, I feel some sort of affinity with Naomi AND Makiyo. Are we somehow related? Or what? I have a hunch that something bad is going to happen.
To this hospital.
When CR-S01 had shut the door, he saw Naomi walking towards him from the corner of his eyes. He turned to face her.
"Wh-what the hell, Naomi, how'd you go to and come back from the park in five whole minutes?" he stuttered.
Naomi gave him a blank look.
"Did you know that the accelerator was invented? Duh…"
The atmosphere was filled with utter silence.
"Ahhh… Anyway, I know your real name." Naomi said, interrupting the silence.
CR-S01 laughed jokingly. "No way, Naomi, you got to be kidding me! There's no way that my name can be recovered!"
Naomi remained a straight face. "Does it sound like I'm kidding you?"
CR-s01 stopped. Judging from the looks of her face, he knew it was real and serious stuff that she's going to talk about.
"So… what is it?" he asked, expecting to hear news about his unknown name, now finally revealed.
She sighed. "I checked the database a few days ago. There was one name that matches your description perfectly."
He raised an eyebrow. "And that is…?"
"Erhard Muller," she said silently.
It was all coming back to him now. It was. He gasped and grasped his head with both hands as more memories of his childhood flashed through his head.
"I remember it now…" he gasped. "I remember… how my biological father abused me. How he did those horrible things… I wasn't at peace, until I met Professor Sartre…"
After a few good minutes of horrifying memory remembering experience, CR-S01, or rather, Erhard, managed to compose himself. He thanked Naomi and left, still a little traumatized over those fresh memories. Naomi heaved a sigh of relief.
"This was harder than I thought. That gasping was sure loud."
Nothing to say XD See you in the next chapter! :D