Wallace rubbed the back of his neck, a little uneasy since it had been so long since he had seen, let alone talked to Josh. He had to get his mind off it, shaking his head the boy slowly walked to Madelyn’s room and knocked on the door lightly, biting his lip hard as he pushed the door open studying her. “Mads.” He said lightly studying the girl as she gazed down to her laptop, basically ignoring him as she always did. He smirked lightly and walked towards her. “Come on.” He said, shutting her laptop and tilting his head, watching her. Wallace knew all too well how awkward it was now, seeing as though he remembered their relationship and everything they once were… But was still dating Josh.
He knew that Maddie probably had some deep hate buried down inside of him, and he couldn’t believe how strong she was actually… Acting. He leaned over and took the laptop, putting it behind him and sliding over on the bed. Nudging her in a playful fashion, he began to pout. “Will you go to the carnival with me tonight?” He whispered, laying down on her bed and looking at the ceiling. “Me, you, and Roger. Like the good old days?” He asked, his heart slamming in his chest. He felt like he was asking her out on a date all over again, his body ached with fear and excitement, his mind racing with different ways she’d shoot him down. He honestly expected her to say no, she /always/ said no to him, but that never stopped the boy in the past. The brunette lifted his hand to the side of her face and let his fingertips drag across it.
“Please Maddie please… we can come home after and I’ll watch any stupid movie that you like, and…” His voice faded as he just studied her. “I’ll give you a piggy back ride?” He smiled warmly, looking up into her eyes and biting down on his lip hard.
“Shh.” Madelyn said, putting a single finger by her lips and concentrating on the video she had just started to watch. A pout immediately formed on her lower lip, making some noises that sounded almost like whimpering as he shut her laptop. “You’re rude.” She turned her body so she was laying on her side, resting her head in the palm of her hand. Between the fact that she had just been to the hospital a week or two before and still felt like sleeping forever, and the fact that Josh and Wallace were “together” now, Maddie just felt.. uncomfortable in the small apartment she had been welcomed into.
Madelyn simply laid there, her eyes glued to his features, watching as he spoke. It had been years since just Wallace, Roger and Her did anything together really and she knew it had been way overdue. Even if she did end up almost like a third wheel with two people who were completely in love with each other or something. She bit down on her lip, the blood quickly running to her cheeks as he ran a hand across her skin. After closing her eyes for a moment and inhaling a sharp breath, she smirked at him. “You drive a hard bargain, East.” She smiled and got off the bed, looking down at him. “But, i’m going for Roger.”
“Don’t give me that.” He mumbled carefully before shifting and rolling his eyes slightly and giving her hand a slight squeeze. “I know that now, I didn’t know that what, an hour ago?” he asked, cocking an eyebrow for a moment and studying her with quite a serious face. The fact of the matter was, that Wallace had no idea what was going to happen, he was so terrified he was going to lose her it broke his heart. There was in fact, a chance that he would never see Maddie again, and what was their last conversation? To come home for dinner? That would have been the death of the poor young male, especially after everything the two had been through.
Wallace and Maddie had had their fair share of fights, but always overcome it in the end, well, most fights. In the entirety of the four years the two had dated there was one fight they couldn’t seem to end, no matter how red in the face they got from screaming. And that was a fight based purely off rumors. The pure thought alone that Madelyn could believe such terrible, awful things like him doing what was unspeakable, cheating, ripped him apart limb from limb. He’d never do such things to anyone, and to even THINK about it while they were together would pain him in ways no one could even understand. Wallace loved Madelyn more than he had loved anyone else in the entire world, and he’d never do anything to mess their relationship up. He cared for her so deeply that it was obvious to almost everyone around the two that it was real for them.
Wallace lifted his eyes and studied her as she continued to go along with what he was saying, although the question continued to burn in his mind he decided it was best not to lift it again from the dust, and to just let it settle. Soon enough, more and more stress would pile on top of it, and it’d seem to vanish before his very eyes. He nipped at his lip then moved standing up slightly before looking towards the door. He walked over and turned off the light and smiled back in her direction. The lights from the machines lit up the room in a somewhat romantic way and the boy had nudged her slightly “Move over.” He whispered, before climbing on the hospital bed and laying on his side, wrapping his arms around her and nuzzling his face into the curve of her neck.
“Now I am.” He mumbled, taking in the smell of her skin, and feeling a rush of peace run down his spine. Oh how he had missed this.
Madelyn bit down on her lip, her eyes shifted around the room, avoiding his. She couldn’t stand to look in his eyes. She couldn’t stand to see what kind of emotions they displayed. If he had showed any signs of being hurt by her stupid mistake of not telling him she was sick, she would most likely start bawling her eyes out right there. She could have died. She knows that, he knows that, everyone knows that. It would have been simply because she didn’t find the need to tell Wally, because she didn’t want him to “worry.” In her efforts to do so, it ended up with Wally worrying more then he would have if she was simply just sick and had to take a short trip to the doctors office or something. She knew if something happened to her he would have blamed it on himself, everything. From her not telling him, to him simply not noticing that something was wrong with her. She sighed softly, nodding her head slowly. “I’m sorry.”
Madelyn was completely in love with Wallace. They both knew that now. After she told him about their past and her feelings, there was absolutely no way she could possibly hide it from him anymore. The feelings became all too obvious. It really didn’t help Maddies situation at all. It wasn’t fair to her, at all. She had been completely in love with him for over six years now and then there was Josh. She could see how much the two loved each other. Just they way they looked at each other showed it. She knew how many people it would have affected if she had died, mainly just because of how Wally would have reacted, but she knew it completely tore her apart to even think about what she could have caused to multiple people. It wouldn’t have been fair to anyone. Her family, Wallace, Jolene. Josh and the Spade boys would be simply worried about Wallace and his well being and it would be all because of her.
Pushing those thoughts to the back of her mind, the small girl watched as Wally stood up. “A-are you leaving?” She asked softly, panic immediately filling her mind. She was terrified of hospitals, Wallace knew that, he wouldn’t just leave her like that. The headache she had slowly began to ease away after the lights turned off, the room going dark except for a few lights coming from the monitors and machines next to her bed. She only nodded her head in response, slowly pushed herself to one side on the bed, leaving enough room for him to lay down. She bit down on her lip and placed her hands on top of his. His breath against her skin sent chills down her spine, a small smile forming on the girls face. Her head rested softly on the pillow, sighing softly. “Good.” She mumbled, closing her eyes. After just a few seconds of silence, she leaned her head back and inhaled slowly. “I love you, Wallace.”