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Chapter 20 - No Eating, No Sleeping

Rie's life isn't like she wants it to be. She doesn't feel loved or needed. Till somebody shows up who claims he needs her

Chapter 20 - No Eating, No Sleeping

Chapter 20 - No Eating, No Sleeping
Chapter 20

Why can he remember and why can't she? She can't recall a thing about Seth when she was little. She met him, he knows about it, her mom and dad know about it! Why can't she? The only thing she knows about the time when Aye was born, that she locked herself up in her room a lot, hide outisde in the garden a lot, and just tried to show off with good schoolgrades. She is sure no blue eyed boy was in her life, because... how can you forget Seth's eyes? They are such an unnatural kind of blue, you just have to remember those!
But she doesn't ask Seth about it, not yet. She is emberassed that she can't remember him, while he clearly can now. But everyday she visits Seth, helps him eat and reads him stories. Seth is having a hard time getting used to all the needs he is having now. He can't get used to the fact he has to eat. His stomach roars like a lion and when Rie forces him to eat something, he doesn't want to. Chewing and swallowing isn't his thing. He doesn't like it.
Having to keep his body clean, is another thing he has troubles getting used to. Also being annoyed by these constant feeling of itching and pain. Being tired after a day is another hard thing. He doesn't like being knock out for several hours, he feels like he is missing out on things. And the nurses often cought him watching tv or reading in the middle of the night, because he did his very best to fight the sleep.
It's not weird that Seth's healing progress is going really slow and Rie's patience is getting really small. ,,Do you have any idea how much trouble I went through to make this soup for you?” She spits out, when Seth pulls a face over her own made chicken soup. ,,This stuff had LOVE absorbed in it, so EAT IT, you rotten squirrel!”
,,If you say it like that, it's hard to believe you put love it.” Seth mumbles. ,,It's more like you are trying to poison me, or something.” He covers his mouth up with his blanket, eyeing the soup with fear. He really doesn't like to eat.
Rie puts the bowl down, half of it's containts splash on the floor. ,,Food is good for you! Dammit! You are not gonna survive if you don't eat!” She folds her arms and stares daggers at Seth. He is so annoying! He just has to eat! He needs to get better and get the hell out of that hospital!
She is skipping school, so she can watch over him, in case he suddenly starts to repel the fact he has to breath and stops doing that too! You never know with Seth! If it weren't for the nurses, Seth wouldn't even wash his own stupid body! And he would smell and stink and that would be a waste, because she would dump him so hard if he smelled like sweat all day.
,,I hate the feeling!” Seth excuses himself. ,,I don't like the feeling of that stuff going down my throat! It doesn't feel good, it's... icky. Plus, there is animal in that soup, I can't eat animals! I like animals, they are cute! I am not gonna eat it! No way!”
Rie stands up, places her hands in her hips and turns around. ,,I don't care! Just die for all I care! Just forget we ever met, you slimy annoying so-not-boyfriend!” And she walks out the door, sits down in the first chair she sees and waits.
She doesn't have to wait long, because within a few moments, Seth is shuffling into the hall, looking really panicky. When he is standing on both of his legs you can really see how skinny he has become. He already didn't have much flesh on his bones, but this is crazy! He might be even lighter then she is! ,,Don't.... don't leave!” He gasps, totally exhausted. He keeps himself standing on the doorframe. ,,I'll eat! Just don't leave, okay?”
His big blue eyes beg her. Rie rolls with her own eyes. ,,You mean it? You promise to eat EVERYTHING I give you?”she asks. Seth hestitates, but when Rie makes a gesture to the exit, he quickly nods. ,,Yes! Everything! Everything! But please, no animals!”
,,I'll get a bowl of vegetable soup in the hospitalkitchen.” Rie says and she walks towards Seth, grabbing him arouns the waist and helping him back to bed. ,,Damn, I can feel every bone in your body!” She cries out. ,,What's wrong with you? You have to get better!”
Breathing in and out deeply of exhaustion, Seth heaves up his shoulders. ,,I don't like food, I don't like sleep. I never had to eat or sleep before.” He says. ,,When I eat... it feels like my body wants....to throw it out again.”
,,Duh! You are sick! But still, you have to eat! Light things!!” Rie says. ,,You have to, or else you'll die anyway! If you die, you're gone forever okay? Then I'll have to find somebody else to feed chickensoup and crackers! So just eat! And sleep ain't that bad! If you sleep, you feel better the next day. It's good to rest, Seth.”
Seth stares at Rie, his face completly blank.
She sits next to his bed and pets his forhead, which is feeling kind of sweaty. ,,Hey, I'm visible and alive for like 16 years now, so take my word for it, okay? Eating and sleeping is important.”
,,I don't....” Seth begins, but Rie covers his mouth up. ,,No I-don'ts! It's the prize you pay for being visible okay? Just do it and you'll be out of this hospital in no time and you can live in my house.”
,,In your house?” Seth asks, his face lightnes up a little bit.
Rie nods. ,,Yeah, we haven't find your parents yet, so it leaves us no other choice, huh?”She pulls up the blanket over his slim body and gets up again. ,,I'll get your soup, I'll be right back.”
,,Okay.” Seth mumbles, sounding a lot happier then earlier. And when Rie returns with the soup a small 10 minutes later, Seth is sound asleep.

It takes long for Seth to recover, but finally his wounds are closed safely and his weight is on a good level. It's time for Seth to leave the hospital and stay at Rie's place. Rie's mother prepared a bed for him in a spare bedroom and Seth is wearing clothes of Rie's father, since he doesn't have any of his own. Having Seth around the house, while everybody notices him is weird for both Rie and Seth. Seth goes everywhere, even bumps into walls and doors, because he is used to walking through them, he speaks his mind often and looks at everything he can, without being embarassed at all.
Rie finds it weird that Seth isn't just hers anymore. Now he is walking around for everybody to see, he has became a real part of the rest of the world. Not just her world, but everybody's world.
,,It's still so hard to believe the story behind you.” Rie's mother admits one time during dinner. Seth, who isn't noticing somebody is actually talking to him, pokes his beans with his fork and pulls a face. He got used to eating, but still, it isn't his favorite activity of the day.
Aye is staring at Seth a lot, observing what weird things he is doing. Then he starts to copy Seth and pokes his beans too. ,,Icky icky beans.” He adds. Seth looks up to Aye now and nods. ,,Yeah, icky.”
Rie rolls her eyes and looks at her mom and dad, who are raising their eyebrows too.
Then Rie hits Seth on the head with her spoon. ,,Mom asked you something, stupid!”
Howling in pain, Seth places his hands on top of his head. ,,What? What?! I didn't know! You don't have to make me feel pain! I hate the feeling of pain!” He eyes Rie's mother with sad puppy eyes and mother becomes very red, turns to Rie and says: ,,Don't hurt him, Rie! He can't help it!”
Seth looks thankful at Rie's mom, but Rie lowers her eyebrows even more.
,,Well, Seth.” Rie's mother continues. ,,I was saying that it was hard to believe your story. You know, about you being invisible.”
,,Yeah, I know!” Seth cries out, suddenly being really active. ,,I mean, I can't remember how I became invisible! But since I became visible again, I do know that after I told Rie goodbye when we were like 10, suddenly everybody stopped talking to me. Everybody ignored me.”
Father places the tips of his fingers on his chin. ,,What do you mean?”
,,I don't know! From one moment to the next, nobody was talking to me anymore and then I tried to open a door... and my hand kinda went through it.” Seth says, his voice suddenly becoming really cold and soft. He bows his head towards the table. ,,I couldn't touch anything anymore, nobody was talking to me anymore, nobody seemed to notice me. I started to panick and I ran away. And then I noticed it, when I went past this shopwindow. I could see everything reflected on the window. The bus passing by, the grandma who wanted to cross the street, the boy and girl walking hand in hand. And I knew I had to be in the reflection too, but... I couldn't find myself. I knew I had to be staring straight at me, but...”
He takes a deep breath, clearly reliving the cold feeling he had back then. Everybody stares at Seth, Rie feels a shiver run down her spine. She tries to imagine what it would feel like. Suddenly coming to the realisation that you have become invisible. That you are not excisting to the world anymore, not having the faintest hint that you are real and still there.
,,...I looked in carmirrors, in windows, in puddles of water, but... I couldn't find my own reflection.” Seth continues. ,,And I started to scream, to cry for my mother and father. But... I realised that... I had no idea who they were, what they looked like. And then I realised I didn't have a clue what I was doing before I realised that everybody was ignoring me. I completly lost every memory I had. I started with a new memory, but... it wasn't good, ofcourse.”
Seth looks up and he smiles, but he doesn't really mean that smile. Rie can see it immediatly, that he doesn't mean that smile. The food is becoming cold, but everybody has forgotten about it, they are listening to Seth's story, who continues telling it.
,,I went as far as I could go, trying to look for somebody, something, anything that would confirm my existence. That would tell me I was still there, somebody to talk to. Anything. But nothing responded to me, not even if I shouted in their ears with all my might. Not even the flowers I stepped on, broke or bend. Not even they responded to me. And then I decided to go back to the place I could remember first, I hoped I could find something here that would tell me what had happened to me. I looked everywhere, but couldn't find anything.”
Rie's hearts starts to beat faster. It must have been so horrible for him. He has been walking around without anything to hold on to for years! Nobody who told him he was a good boy, nobody who gave him a hug, or yelled at him for being an idiot. Nobody.
Everything he tried to touch went through his hands. The water wouldn't even wrinkle for him.
,,One day, when I was sitting on a couch in the mall, in my usual state, I saw this box with screws in fron of my eyes. It was shaking and I didn't really took notice of it. After a while you just stop reacting on things.” Seth says, his voice is getting louder and more excited now. ,,I mean, why respond on things when you learned that no information is meant for you right? But the box kept shaking and it just asked to be looked at. So I looked at it, realised a hand was holding it and turned my head aside. I thought somebody was bored out of his mind and just playing around with something he had just bought, but when I turned my head to see that person. And well, there was definatly somebody there. I thought she was looking at something behind me, so I didn't give much attention to it all, you know.”
Seth is now hopping on his chair and Rie feels her cheeks burn. That was her, she was that person. Ow heavens, now they are gonna hear all about that story. He'd better not tell their whole story together, because she will kill him personaly if he does. That he kissed her, nobody has to know!
“'Hi There!' she said, 'Brighten up will ya? You're totally depressing me and I just got in a good mood!' And I realised she was talking to me. I just couldn't believe it! She was talking to me, looking at me and telling me to cheer up! I was shocked! How I loved that feeling! I just frooze in my body, couldn't do anything but to stare at her and then she ran away!” Seth cries out, a big smile on his face. Rie's mother and dad are grinning in a respond. But Rie jumps up, defending herself.
,,What did you expect?!” she says. ,,You seemed like a frikkin creep to me! Staring at me like I was the next world wonder!”
Seth ignores her and continues his story on a happy tone. ,,And then I started to stalk her. It was hard, since I lost track of her. But I had to find her and after a whole while, I finally saw her on her way to school. Like a pirahna on a dead cow, that was how stuck I decided to be on her!”
,,You compare me with a dead cow?!” Rie cries out, now throwing her spoon and fork at Seth's head. ,,You rude asshole! I AM NOTHING LIKE A COW!”
He has guts! How can he say anything like that! The stupid idiot!
,,I'm just saying what I am thinking!” Seth says, picking up the spoon and fork. ,,I just decided not to let you go, you know. You were my only hope. I made more comparings, if you would like to know. Like...ehm, a bulldog to a sausage, or gum on the bottom of a shoe, a shopaholic to her creditcard!”
,,Stop comparing me to a sausage, the bottom of shoes or creditcards, moron!” Rie cries out. ,,Couldn't you come up with something more like me? Dammit! If I had known that back that, I would have so dumped you! I wouldn't have allowed you around me for another second!”
Seth pulls a face. ,,You are acting like nothing nice right now, so I think the resemblents suit you perfectly!” He says and he ducks right in time for Rie's plate to miss his head.
Rie's father jumps in. ,,Enough throwing with the dishes, Rie! And Seth, we loved your story. Thank you, it clears up a lot. But now...please, let us eat in pease! I don't want anybody ending up dead during this meal, okay?”
Rie sits down with a mood to kill. Seth, on the other hand, is rather happy. And he smiled at Rie, who is determined she will get back to him one way or another. The little brat! He turned out to be even more annoying then her little brother.
,,And I thought you thought I was cute!” Seth then says, wiggling with his eyebrows at Rie.
Rie bares her teeth. ,,Not so cute now, are you? Wanna know what YOU resemble right now, you...”
,,Rie stop it!” Rie's mother cuts in. ,,You two, please stop it! Continue your little lovequarrel outside...after dinner! But not here! Not now!”
,,LOVEQUARREL!” Rie's breath has almost turned into fire. ,,I so do not love that prick! He is annoying like hell! He is constantly daring me out!”
,,Oh, shut up, Rie.” Her mother says, cutting her patatoes in pieces, trying to force a smile away from her lips. ,,It's very clear that you like eachother. And you don't have to be so embarassed about it either! Now let us continue dinner. Please.”
That forced away smile of her mother, makes Rie go completly silent. Apparently being a parents is lots of fun, totally reading your kid's minds when Love is the subject. Stupid parents.
But she doesn't say anything anymore, chews up her food and hides herself in her room in the basement.

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mandy94t on November 23, 2005, 9:01:35 AM

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mandy94tYAY!!!!new chapter!!I really liked this!

Xx_AviloriA_xX on October 11, 2005, 12:54:46 PM

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Xx_AviloriA_xXdamn Riverwind lol.

love this.....dont take too long on the next chapter...

Riverwind on October 11, 2005, 5:51:58 AM

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I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CranberryZorroRaz on October 11, 2005, 4:39:17 AM

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CranberryZorroRazYay! ^^ New Chapter! ^^

SoaringKitty on October 11, 2005, 4:01:27 AM

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SoaringKittyIt must be great to be visible. I wanna be in that wackie family.

redheadblusher on October 11, 2005, 1:17:08 AM

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redheadblusherwoohoo!!!! man i think seth mighta gotten on rie's nerves.....o well....I LUB THIS STORY!!! ok....yuppers!!

Tamao on October 10, 2005, 8:51:22 PM

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TamaoFirst comment!!! *jumps happily around* A new chaptor!!! And I like it!!!! *sit and waits again for the next chaptor*