At least Colin had a few things going for him.
1. he got to stay in Needy's room.
2. he was there for Needy's mom during her breakdown.
3. he was restoring his good name.
Naturally, it seemed to take forever to get to see Needy, again. She would be going to the mental hospital soon.
"What are you doing here?" Not exactly what he was hoping to hear when he did get his chance to see her down at the jail.
"What do you mean? What am I doing here?" He winced a bit hurt. He could have been at home, but no he was there for her mother if no one else was.
"You shouldn't have come." Needy was so adamant.
"Why not?" Colin was about the break the news about this whole Jennifer matter. He's seen what a monster she was, yet could it possibly happen to him or Needy too. They had been bitten. He was still having nightmares and everyday he was noticing the incredible strength pulsing through him. He just didn't know what to do with it, other than hide it.
"I don't need you." She told him over the phone behind the glass.
This really made Colin gnash his teeth. He was really afraid he might turn right then into something horrible, but he managed to keep his cool.
"I don't believe you." He glared at her. He could be just as cold as her, but in his mind, he knew she loved him. Had loved. Would love him. They would find a way to go on. Some how.
"You didn't sleep with her, did you?" Needy said out of the blue.
"What?" Colin winced. "What are you talking about?"
"My mom." She looked as if she might lose it.
"What drugs do they have you on? Of course not." He scowled. Just the thought made him cringe. "She's a bit mental. Honestly, not that bad off."
"How else could she let you stay?" Needy was worked up about this.
"Because she knows how important you are to me. I want the world to know what Jennifer is. Was. You know." Colin sighed.
"No, don't do it. You can't. If-if it gets out, then they'll know what we are. All right. Do you understand?" She gave him the most evil look that she'd hate him forever if he did this.
She had him shaking, slightly. He tried to nod. Maybe he did.
"Just stay put." She told him.
"But I need you." He winced, hoping she'd need him one day too.