All previous bad dreams were now forgotten as Hali slept peacefully in Ben's arms, and for the first time in a long time she slept easily though the night.
Ben slept soundly and easily, not even his pain woke him. He was out like a light.
Hali woke up in the morning, her head resting on Ben's chest. She blinked her eyes open and shifted a bit before realizing Ben's arms were wrapped around her, she stopped moving not wanting to wake him up and instead settled for laying there quietly listening to his heart beating in his chest.
Ben woke up awhile later, maybe half an hour, and looked down at Hali, suprized, he hadn't realized he had held her the entire night. "Good morning..." He said with a yawn and rummpled his own hair. "It is morning isn't it?" He asked looking around. He didn't let her go though.
Hali nodded slightly and looked up at him, "I'm pretty sure it is morning... or close to it atleast." She said and rested her head back on his chest. "I'm going to say it's still to early to get up, only because I don't want to move though. To lazy." She smiled.
Ben smiled, "You're right it's much too early to get up. It can't be past three AM." Ben sundenly realized how close they were, that her head was on his chest, and his heart sped up. But instead of backing away from her, he held her closer.
Hali heard Ben's heart rate speed up and fully expected him to let her go, she was almost shocked when she felt his arms tighten around her a bit, pulling her closer. She wrapped her fingers in the material of his shirt and closed her eyes again feeling relaxed and happy.
Ben closed his eyes, relaxed and happy. After awhile he pulled back the slightest bit so that he could look in her eyes. He leaned towards and kissed her full on the lips.
Hali looked up at him when he moved. Her eyes widened slightly when he pressed his mouth against hers but she quickly got over it and kissed him back, shifting a bit so she was more comfortable.
Ben's eyes closed and he kissed her slowly and sweetly. After a little while, he pulled back and searched her eyes worriedly, "Was that okay...?"
Hali kissed him back, when he pulled away she smiled a bit, her cheeks tinted with a rosy pink blush. "Yeah."
seeing hali start to blush, Ben blushed himself. "good. I - I liked it." He hoped he didn't sound creepy and he huged her again closing his eyes.
Hali hugged him back, "Me too." She said, smiling.
Ben hugged her for a long time, just absorbing the warmth of her. Finally he pulled back and sat up wincing. "I think it might be time now to get up..."
Hali nodded an pushed herself up, her palm aching under the pressure of doing so. She looked around and sighed, "What now?" She wasn't sure what would happen now that they were out here... did they keep moving and try and put distance between themselves and this town or did they hide out here for a while...
Ben tryed to stand, bracing himself against the headboard, but fell back with a small cry out pain. He clutched his stomach where most of the abuse had been and his leg was bad too. It seemed like everything had seized up in the night.
Hali jerked at Bens cry of pain, "Feeling worse today?" She asked and stood up, helping him to lay back down. "Maybe moving right now isn't the best of ideas."
((I am so sorry, I totally forgot about this!))
Ben layed back down and took deep breaths. "Ugg, how will I do anything if I'm stuck on this bed!"
"It'll be okay. We don't need to do anything right now. Just heal up and then we can get a move on from there... if we try and do anything to soon then you'll just get hurt even more." Hali gave him a soft smile.
Ben grimaced, he didn't want to be useless. He sighed and said, "I wish I never got ahold of the flashdrive in the first place." He put his hand over his eyes as if blocking out the world.
((Want to skip to where Ben can move again?))