her eyelids were heavy.
she worked to open them as her mind raced. she would have panicked, but she was sedated. she could feel the cool drugs swimming through her veins. the dizziness gave her the sensation of floating.
at first, all she could see was her eyelashes, back-lit by the dull, round light above her.
little by little the room came to focus. the man by her side, with her hand in his. he looked tired, desperate. his hair was messy and long.
the feeling in her hands was dull, but she focused on feeling. she wanted to feel.