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Continued from Chapter 10
..."Her blue eyes looked at him, wide and frightened, "In the last universe... Ray... you ended up in a coma. If I hadn't jumped... they would have killed you."...
“So what if it is a tumour? Can they remove it?”
Ray was sitting in Hannah’s office at the psychiatric hospital as she paged through papers. She didn’t answer. It wasn’t technically her office, but her superviser was out so Hannah was behind the desk.
“And how will you tell if it is? You use a scanner of some kind right? Will she have to go for a cat scan? That will freak her out.”
Hannah didn’t look up. She was busy reading a report. Rain splattered on the windows. It had been raining almost constantly for the past few days, which was incredibly strange for this time of year.
“An EEG” said Hannah. “We do an EEG which will show up any inconsistencies in her brain.” She put down the pile of papers, “Why do you care so much?”
“You keep asking me that.”
“You keep avoiding answering. Why do you feel responsible for her?”
His first instinct was usually to react defensively to such questions, but today he was too confused to worry about what Hannah thought. He considered her question.
“I don’t know. I guess because I’m the only one who can be responsible for her. Someone has to be right?”
He gave a wan smile. Hannah seemed surprised at his honest response, but she tried to cover this by swinging her chair around to the window. “She’s lucky that she ended up here. This is one of the best funded facilities in the country.”
Ray understood that that was Hannah’s way of reassuring him. And yet he was still uneasy. Yes, he was worried about Erin’s welfare… but he was also worried about what she had said. It would have been easier to dismiss her as crazy if he hadn’t seen the creature the previous night… if he hadn’t witnessed the strange shadow crossing his wall.