Things had been going on as usual. Noah was heading to work on his own and coming home to a quiet home. Whenever he had gotten there, Mason was up in his room trying to research how to “save the world” (at least that’s what he wanted Noah to believe.) Farina was usually in the dream pod. Mason had told him her “instability attacks” had been happening more frequently and the only way to calm her down was to put her in the dream pod. It was all strange to him. He was beginning to feel particularly close to her though. He would sit with her when she had awoken and tell her all about his day and how hard it was searching for things in the galaxy and what girls were fighting at work. She loved to hear his stories. He was starting to believe that he might have actually been married to her despite his absent memories.
Noah had noticed that Farina was substantially better. He had approached Mason to ask to let her out of the dream pod for a few hours in the day. He wanted to take her out on the town and discover what Oasis landing had to offer together. All that bed rest couldn’t have been good for her.
“So you think you know whats good for my sister huh? She is sick…and I’m not giving up her chance of living for your selfishness,” Mason argued.
“No…its not like that. She looks much better. I think she should go out and stretch her muscles.”
“No. Until you get a medical degree, I’m going to trust the doctors of Oasis Landing. Now…don’t overstay your welcome. I know Farina loves you…but you’re honestly not who you used to be. As soon as you betray my trust…you’re out of here and good luck getting anywhere in this town without me and guess what? There’s no way back to Lucky Palms.”
He slowly made his way out of the car and up to the front steps of her house. Was I a stalking her? Who is she?
“Damn it Corrine!” Noah cried out. “You should never question calling me! Even if it was two in the morning and I had finals the next day, I’d answer. You’re more important to me than my studies. I needed to know how you were doing and I was living in blissful ignorance for seven years.”
“You could have come sooner,” She whispered.
Noah shook his head. “You know thats not true. You told my parents to lie to me. My mother told me that you were studying to be a chef in Monte Vista for four years and you couldn’t contact anyone because of the intense workload. She told me that you would contact me when it was all over. So, I let you be and I went to study in university. There were so many party invites and dates I had declined because I couldn’t stop thinking about you. The four years were torcher and when I came out…my parents had no choice but to tell me the truth. They had said that they didn’t want to hurt me and you didn’t intend for anything bad to happen, you were just protecting my feelings. But…I don’t understand why. I could have came to Lucky Palms and been with you.”
“And give up your dream of being a doctor? Sims University has the best medical program in the world and you were practically given a free ride!” She had cried out. Kylie snuggled closer to her mother’s chest and yawned. “I couldn’t do that to you.”
“I could have studied here in Lucky Palms. I wish I would have known. Now look…I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was devastated. Seeing you with a child, and engaged is literally tearing my heart to shreds. I want nothing more than to be with you. I love you Corrine Blantan.”
“Noah….stop. It’s going to be Corrine Lutz soon. You were the one who told me to move on if I felt I needed to. I couldn’t wait for you forever.”
“You told me that you’d wait for me…” Noah whispered.
“I was young and stupid back then. Now I’m an adult and I can’t be happier with the life I’ve chosen. I’m sorry Noah, but I hope we can still be friends.” She waited for a response but she got no answer. “I have to go and put Kylie down for a nap. I think its best you leave.”
“Right…” Noah said and dragged his feet across the sidewalk and to his broken down car. “Have a nice life.”
Noah had jolted awake suddenly. What the? Did that all really happen? His heart still hurt for a girl he didn’t know. He wondered if he’d ever feel that way about losing Farina.
“Get out of the dream pod. NOW!” Mason demanded furiously.
Noah had realized he was in the real world and jumped up surprised. “I was just taking a nap….I swear.”
“Where the hell is Farina?” He growled.
“She’s just taking a shower…”
“That little….she tricked you Noah. She’s not in this damn house.” He lunged towards the dazed Noah and held his arms tightly around his back. “I told her there’d be consequences if she disobeyed me. Now she’s going to see them.”
Noah tried to struggle out of his grip, but he only felt darkness.
_________________________________________________________________________________Dun Dun Dun. What will happen next? Will Noah find out his true past? Where is Corrine, Emit and the Gray family? What is Mason going to do to Noah? Where did Farina run off to? Stay tuned! Thanks for reading!