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Aurora could hear the ticking of a clock near by. She could smell the stale scent of clean sheets. Everything seemed to be so distant to her. She felt like she was just under the surface of water. Everything was there in front of her, but it was hazy, just out of reach.

Oliver sat next to his wife, rubbing circles on the back of her hand. She had been in a medically induced coma since the car accident a week ago.

It had been a total accident. She had been driving home from the store in the rain when a car who was taking a turn too quickly slid out of their lane and slammed straight into the driver's door of Aurora's car. She had suffered serious head trauma and a few broken ribs, but other than that she had come out fine. But due to the head trauma and the swelling on her brain, the doctors put Aurora in a medically induced coma until she healed some.

As of three hours ago the doctors announced that the swelling had gone down enough for them to bring Aurora out of her coma. And ever since then Oliver has sat next to her bed impatiently.

Aurora's eyes slowly began to flutter open. Oliver immediately called for a doctor, then returned to his seat beside her. He watched as her face scrunched as she opened her eyes. He could see the confusion in her eyes as she began to look around.

Where in holy hell was she?

"Hey baby. How are you feeling?" Oliver spoke quietly.

Aurora whipped her head around to find a man sitting next to her bed. She could see worry on his face but didn't know why?

"I'm okay I think. Got a headache and my side hurts but other than that I think I'm good." She laid her head back onto her pillow. No sooner had she done that when two doctors walked into the room.

"Good to see you awake Mrs. Queen. How are you feeling?"

"Like I got hit by a car," she joked. She had expected at least the man next to her to laugh at her joke, but from the look on his and the two doctor's faces, it wasn't very funny.

"I know this may sound a little strange, but could you tell us your name and date of birth?" The young female doctor said as she walked up to the side of the bed.

"Um.. well I'm…" She couldn't seem to find a name or a date of birth. She was drawing a total blank.

"Do you remember anything at all?" The doctor asked again.

"No… not really."

She glanced over at the man next to her. He face was both shocked and horrified. Evidently he had expected her to remember.

"Well it seems that you have some amnesia. We expected this, but hoped that it would be absent." The first doctor stated.

"You expected this?" The man who had been sitting next to her bed said as he stood up.

"Yes Mr. Queen we did. We didn't mention it simply because there was a chance that this wouldn't happen and even if it did, there is nothing that we can do for it."

He raked a hand through his short hair and sighed. He was pissed that they doctors had not informed him of the possible amnesia.

She looked around confused as to why everyone seemed to be so tense. Okay, so she couldn't remember who she was, but surely it would come back, or at worst she just relearned herself slowly and moved on. What was the big deal? Or maybe something else was going on here.

After a moment of quiet tension, the female doctor next to her bedside stated that they needed to take her for a few tests. The man who had been sitting next to her nodded as if he was allowing her to go. The doctor called for a nurse to bring in a wheelchair and before she knew it, she was headed down the hall, away from her room.

When she returned to her room an hour or so later, she found the same man that had been sitting next to her when she woke up standing looking out her window. He turned and watched as the nurse helped her back into her bed. After she was settled in, he walked back over and sat back down in the chair where he had been sitting before.

"So," she looked over at him. "I'm guessing that we somehow know each other and since I have no memory, you had better tell me everything." He visibly tensed at her words and it was confirmation that there was definitely more going on here.

"Okay." He knew she was right. "Well I guess I'll start at the beginning. My name is Oliver Queen and I'm your husband. Your name is Aurora. We have been married for about a year and a half, we don't have any kids, and we live in my mansion just outside of the city."

"Mansion? Are you, we, rich or something?" The question put a small smile on his face.

"You could say that."

"How much?"

"Billions." He looked carefully at her face gaging her reaction.

"Oh." She stared off at the wall for a minute. "Okay, so we are loaded. What else?"

Her reaction surprised him, but he went on nonetheless.

"Well we have some great friends. They have all been concerned about you."

"What about family?"

"Um… well… You don't really have any family. You were an only child and your parents died when you were young." Aurora cut her eyes away from Oliver's face and looked down at her hands in her lap. She was surprised at how much that statement hurt her. She couldn't even remember a family, but somehow the knowledge that she didn't have one still cut her deep.

"What about your family?" She changed the subject to ignore the confusing feelings that she had rolling around inside her.

"Well there is just my sister, Thea. She will be so glad to know you are awake. Actually she is gonna be pretty pissed that I haven't called her to update her yet."

"What about your parents?"

"My dad died in a boating accident and my mom was murdered." He said the words softly.

She reached out and took his hand in her own. "I'm so sorry." He could see the genuine concern in her face for him and it made him realize that no matter what had happened, she was still the same caring woman that he had fallen in love with all those years ago. Maybe she didn't remember things right now but they could come back to her and even if they didn't, losing her memory didn't change the core of who she was.

"It's alright. It was a long time ago." He patted her hand. "Anyway, enough talk for now. You need rest. I'll tell you more later."