Part 10

After a week Kim finally woke up. But not where she wanted to. She was home, and in her real body.

"She is waking up."

"Where am I? What happened?"

"You are in a hospital sweety. And you have been here for half a year. You were in a coma when we found you in your room. You have been operated for cancer in your brain. Why are you talking English?"

"Mother?" I'm home. I'm really home. But where is Zel and the others? I got to get out of here. She tried to get up but fell down on the bed again and was holding her head in pain.

"Stay down Kimberly. You are in no condition to go anywhere."

"Ok I'll stay down." But I don't want to be in this hospital. I want to bee with Zel. I wonder what happened to me back there?

"I'll go and call your father and siblings."

"Ok see you later." She gave her mom a smile. And now there were several doctors and nurses in her small hospital room. The doctors asked questions but she didn't bother to answer. She only thought about Zel. Then she began to feel a pain in her head and she screamed. The nurses gave her morphine. But the pain didn't stop. After a couple of minutes she was in a coma again.

Zel sat beside Kim's bed at the Inn. They had to move her from the healers because they needed the bed.

"Kim, please wake up." Zel said, not for the first time. He looked down at her. She looked like she was in pain in just that moment. He put a cool cloth on her forehead trying to keep the fever down. There was a knock on the door.

"Zelgadis can I come in?" Amelia asked through the closed door.

"Sure Amelia, come in." He said not to happy about it.

"Any changes?" Amelia sat down on the other side of the bed.


"Zel I'm sorry."

"For what? You haven't done anything."

"I think I'm the one who caused this."

"Amelia it's no one's fault."

"But I think it was my fault. When I was in Kim's body, I was able to look in her memory. I think that was the thing that caused this."

"Amelia stop this. It's not your fault. How could you have caused this only to look in her memory?"

"I don't know. It's just a feeling I have."

They were quiet for a while. Zel hadn't listened to Amelia. He was in his own thoughts. Then Kim sat up in the bed wide-awake and was screaming.

"Kim take it easy." Zel said and was relieved that she was finally awake.

"Oh Zel I...I thought that I wouldn't ever se you again." She threw her arms around his neck and started to cry. Zel wrapped his arms around her waist and hugged her and smiled. He was so relieved that she finally was awake.

"I'll leave you two alone." Amelia said and walked to the door. They hadn't heard her but she didn't care. She was so relieved that Kim was awake.

Amelia went downstairs to the others. They were sitting at a table and were eating dinner. They looked at her. She had an expression in her face that they couldn't read.

"Hey Amelia how are Kim?" Lina asked, not expecting the answer she got.

"She's finally awake." Lina literary fell of her chair.

"She's awake?"


"Well that's a relief. How is Zel?"

"He's ten times happier than we are I spouse."

"I wonder what happened to her? At one time I couldn't detect her spirit at all." Xellos simply said and the others just stared at him.

"How long have you been here? And were have you been all this time anyway? You left after we brought Kim to the healers." Lina yelled at the trickster priest.

"It's a secret."

"Fine, whatever. What did you mean with that you couldn't detect her spirit?"

"Well, it wasn't here at one time. It's as simple as that."

"Where did it go then?"

"I don't know. You should ask her about that."

"Fine. I'll do that... when I'm finished with my dinner that is." Amelia, Xellos and Gourry sweatdropped. And Lina started to eat again.

Meanwhile in Kim's room Kim had managed to stop crying.

"I was worried about you."

"I don't want to experience that again. It was terrible. I didn't know if I was ever going to see you again."

"What do you mean about that? Did you have a dream of some sort?"

"No it wasn't a dream. I was in my real body, I was home. But I don't want to go back there any more. I want to stay here with you."

"You were back in you real body? But how?"

"I don't know and I don't care. The only thing I care about is you. And I don't want to leave you ever again."

"I don't want you to leave ether. I almost thought I lost you."

"I love you Zel."

"I love you to Kim." When he had said that they kissed. It was the most passionate kiss they had ever shared. When they finally broke the kiss the both of them was quite lightheaded.

"I'll just say this. That was the best kiss ever." Kim said and looked at him.

"I agree." Zel said and just smiled at her.

But I want to do more then just kiss, but I can't tell him that. It would be embarrassing. And besides I don't know if he want to do IT with me.

"What is it Kim? You are blushing."

"It's nothing...well it's just that..." There was a knock on the door.

Thank God I'm saved for now.

"Come in." She said and looked towards the door.

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