IV

We waited for the others to sleep. The room was plain; there was nothing around but plain white walls and floors. There were no light bulbs, but it was bright enough inside.

"Elise, I've been wondering," Gerard trailed off with his back facing me. He brushed his fingers through his black hair. "Do you really remember things the way they were before you were in a coma?" he asked.

"Of c-" just as I was about to answer, he interrupted me. He faced me and pinned me to the wall in a swift motion.

"G-Gerard," my voice cracked. His gaze met mine. My heart started to pound softly.

"Do you even know how you got into a coma and what happened before that?"

I bit my lower lip. I didn't know. I couldn't remember it. Something inside me refrained me from trying.

"Stop it," I pleaded.

"Do you really know what I am to you before that happened?" he added another question.

"Who are you?" I asked as a response to his question.

The connection between us was intense. I was curious as to why it was like that. What were we before anything happened to me?

His face revealed a disappointed look as he released me. "Right now, I'm nobody," his voice had a wistful effect on me as if I should take responsibility on being guilty about it.

"It doesn't matter, I guess I need to start all over again," that was what he stated then he gave out a long and heavy sigh.

He took out his PSP, sat down on the floor and played.

"I'm curious as to why you're still in our uniform and have your PSP while all of us have nothing and just wear pajamas," I uttered. He smirked at me.

"You and I are the real keys here," he uttered with a smirk.

"What?" I asked in confusion. "Nothing. Do you still have that weird dream about the masked girl?" he queried. "Yeah," I answered him with all honesty.

"How did you find out on how to get pass through Lust or Greed?"

"I heard a whisper inside my head," I admitted. "Elise, can you do me a favor?"

"What?" I asked the blackheaded male I was talking to. "Whatever you do, I want to be the one you'll rely on and trust the most."

I raised my eyebrow at him while he never took his eyes off of his game. I got bored so I hummed to myself. "I'm surprised that you can still remember that," he told me as he smiled at me. I looked away and blushed.

He pulled me to his side then he tilted my head to rest on his shoulder. "You were once mine and I used to be yours," he whispered.

My eyes widened and just as I was about to question him about what he had said, he stopped playing and covered my mouth with his cold hand.

"I'd rather have you ignore what I just said," he told me then he removed his hand away.

"Why do you seem like you know everything?" I asked honestly. His eyes widened themselves as a response.

He breathed in then looked at me, "That is impossible."

I gave him a sly smile. I yawned as a sign of my sleepy side trying to take over me. He quickly placed my head by his shoulder and uttered, "Sleep by me."

I wanted to avoid him because it was awkward but there was something different. My eyes automatically became half-lidded as if I were pleased with what he had done.

My eyes finally closed and my mind completely had its state of rest. I fell asleep.

"Oh blind lassie who can see, take me with your travels upon the dark cave of thee. I want to see the rest. I want to be in this test. Untold is your story of a life full of worries," Lance told Ode. Ode giggled in an odd manner as if the man she was talking to was dumb.

"I cry for the skeptical cries of mercy, I cry for the wrathful battles of hatred. Dripping blood, don't be a fraud. The heart of higher authority is the risk of opening the doors of Envy," the masked woman said. She had a very particular smile on her face; a smile that showed so much more than what it would simply mean.

My eyes opened themselves and caught a glimpse of something out of the ordinary.