While the doctor presented Nathan with some discharge papers to sign Audrey said goodbye to her mother. "I'll see you soon. I love you mom." she told Sera as they hugged and said their goodbyes.
Nathan signed what he needed to sign and shook his head. "Ready to go Audrey?"
"Yes." she said quietly watching her mom leave the room on her own. She took a deep breath and turned to see Nathan. "I'm ready." It was strange because they always held hands when going places but Audrey didn't know Nathan so she didn't offer or take his hand.
Nathan, however, out of habit, offered his hand to her.
Audrey noticed that Nathan had extended his hand and bit her lower lip. She shook her head, looking apologetic as she left the room and went towards the main enterance.
Nathan sighed, following after her.
Once outside Audrey looked around the parking lot. "Um... What do we drive?" she asked having no clue. Audrey felt bad about not taking Nathan's hand but he was just a stranger to her...
"Over here." Nathan mumbld, his mood obviously down as he led her to their rental car. "The other one is in the shop. Right now I'm driving a rental." He explained.
"Right... The crash." Audrey whispered to herself as she followed Nathan. "Okay." she said loud enough for him to hear. It felt so weird getting into the car with a complete stranger but Audrey did it anyway.
"Please put on a seatbelt." Nathan said, refusing to even start the car until she did. He didn't want another accident that could kill her. He didn't want to have to start this all over, or permanently lose her either.
Audrey put the on the seat belt, tightening it over her slim waist. "It's so... different." she whispered to herself. She ran her fingers through her now red hair remembering how it used to be blond.
Nathan started the car and soon they were on the road. "Are you going to dye your hair? Or will you leave it red from now on?"
Audrey was a little startled by Nathan's question. "I.. Well.. You're my fiance... Do you want me to dye it?" she bit her lower lip feeling a little ache in her chest. It felt like she was going to need to change herself for him.
"I think youi could do either, dye it or leave it looks good how it is, but if dying it will make you feel less weird about the change, go for it." Nathan shrugged.
"I'll... dye it." she said quietly, looking out the window. She got the feeling that Nathan wanted her to so she would. That part hadn't changed of her; she always wanted to please everyone else before herself.
"Audrey, you don't have to if you like it how it is." Nathan glanced at her. "I love you either way. I like it either way."
"But... You liked my blond hair right?" she asked him. Suddenly a memory hit her like a pile of bricks. She grabbed a hold of Nathan's hand and they were both pulled into the memory just as they stopped at a red light.
Audrey was back to her old self laying on the bed beside Nathan. Her eyes were closed and when she opened them she saw him watching her. Audrey's almond shaped eyes blinked a few times as she felt one of Nathan's hands run through her golden locks and his other rubbing up and down her side beneath the blanket. "I love you." he whispered to her.
The memory ended and Audrey gasped like she hadn't been breathing. Her big eyes were large and she had a white knuckled grip on Nathan's hand.
Nathan blnked a few times and realized there were horns honking behind him. The light was green. He pulled forward and pulled into the parking lot of their destination. "What the he.ll?!"
Audrey looked out the window, her heart racing and her palms sweating. "I.. I... That was us." she whispered because she couldn't think of anything else to say. "You saw that too?" she asked after a pause looking over at the man who she thought was a stranger. In the memory they were wearing no clothes under the covers. They weren't being se.xual but the love was obvious in their looks and actions.
Nathan nodded slowly. "I guess...maybe it just has something to do with the soul transfer thing." He said quietly. "It'll go away eventually. I won't see the memories."