Next day Im staying in Orions home for the day since Orion insisted.

”Im fine Orion, really. You don have to be so worried. ”

”Please, just for today. So that I can make sure you really are okay. You passed out twice yesterday, that can be good for your health. But if you think Im annoying… I- ”

”Orion, I don think you are annoying. And thank you for your concern but I really am alright. But if it makes you feel better Ill stay here. But only for one day. ” I say the last part firmly but gently. Orion smiles relieved and answers: ”Okay, thats alright. Im sorry if I was too pushy. ”

”Orion, its fine, really ”, I say, ”You don have to apologize. I understand. ”

”You do? ” Orion asks cautiously disbelief in his voice. I take his hand in mine and look in his eyes smiling: ”I really do. I would get worried too if you were the one who got hurt. So don apologize. You haven done anything wrong. ”

”[Name], thank you. You
e the first person to be nice to me like this. And even though you don have to be so nice to me too. I really am grateful for you. But Ill be the one to protect you from now on. ” Orion smiles at me gently. My cheeks feel hot suddenly and I try to hide my blushing face embarrassed. Orion looks at me confused for a second before asking if I was alright.

”You sure are adorable. ” I mutter under my breath but Orion seemed to hear it because he started to smile mischievously. I was about to ask what he was up to when he whispered in my ear breathlessly: ”Im only adorable? ” I blushed as I could feel his warm breath on my ear. My heart beats fast as he smiled at me. I brought my hand to my ear trying to hide my reddening face.

”I-I- ” he waited patiently for my answer. I could see his happy playful eyes, something I didn see often. So I muttered as fast as I could the next few words.

”Not just adorable. ” He grinned so wide that I started to question did it hurt.

That day went awfully quick. Orion made me food and we ate chatting. I was still embarrassed about the morning and as I was coming back from the toilet, I seemed to be so in thought that I got lost.

”Orion? ” I said a little nervous. After not hearing any answer, I started to panic.

”Orion!? Where are you? ” I shouted trying to get his attention. But I got no answer. I wandered around the hallway when I heard it. An ear piercing scream. I was lost and scared. There was no one in sight as I started to run. I run through the hallways and tried to find an exit. I felt the panic suffocating me as I could hear the screaming now closer. I then opened the door on my right and went inside. The room was dark and I couldn see anything. Then I heard something more horrifying than the scream. You shouldn have done that. The screaming stops and all thats left is a silence. Shit! I muffle my breathing with my hand and stay put hoping that whatever it was it would go away. I then hear dragging steps go past the door I was behind. I stay as quiet as I could be for what seems like forever. When the door suddenly opens I scream.

”[Name]? ” I jump into Orions embrace as soon as I heard him.

”T-theres something inside. And someone screamed. I was so scared. ” I cried to Orion.

”Shh, calm down. What are you talking about? Theres no one here. ” Orion says worried.

”B-but… there was… ”

”Its okay. Theres no one here. There are just the two of us. ” He says hugging me. I hide my face in his shoulder and as I try to fight my tears, I fall asleep.

I wake up in his bed with a jolt.

”Wha-? ”

”Shh… Its all right. You are safe. ” I relax as soon as I hear Orions calm voice next to me. ”Now, lay down and rest. Im right here. Theres nothing to worry about. ”

”Th- the thing, in the hallway, i-is it…? ”

”There was no one there. Your mind must be stressed out from all that has happened. Relax, Im right here. You have nothing to worry. ” Orion says with a reassuring smile. I relax as his hand strokes my head calmingly. I took his hand to mine and snuggle to him, too tired to open my eyes.

”Thank you. ” I say to him with a tired smile on my face. The last thing I hear is his faint whisper.

e safe in my arms. ”

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