"I'm sorry. I can't do this anymore." - For Ed
"I ' m s o r r y . I c a n ' t d o t h i s A n y m o r e ."
The things that Lorraine saw, heard, and experienced were sometimes beautiful, more beautiful than she could ever describe. Both other things she experienced were horrific. So horrific that sometimes in her darkest moments, when she felt most alone. The dark things she saw and heard shook her to her very core and left her feeling hopeless. And sometimes that hopelessness was too much for her to take.
This had been one of those times. She had encountered something... something demonic. It had been plaguing her for months now but she told no one, not even Ed. Somehow this thing had always been in her life. It would only strike occasionally and now was one of those occasions. It had given her such a horrible vision, it had left her with such a feeling of hopelessness, desperation, and anxiety that she couldn't bear it.
Early that day Lorraine was meant to meet Ed for a date. Her parents were out for the evening, her sister was out too. She was nearly two hours late when Ed came looking for her. He entered the Moran home and began searching around. "Lorraine?" He called out and glanced up hearing a sound from upstairs.
Investigating further he was led to the bathroom where he found Lorraine. She seemed to be in some sort of trance. She was taking pills from a bottle, pill after pill after pill. Ed opened the door and seeing this grabbed Lorraine up. "Lorraine! What the hell are you doing?!" He asked.
Lorraine seemed startled, the glass of water she held shattered. She seemed almost unaware of what she had been doing for a few moments before she teared up becoming aware of what the dark spirit had been making her do. "Ed... I'm sorry. I can't do this anymore." She said before breaking down into sobs.
Ed held Lorraine for a few minutes before turning her toward the toilet. "Throw up right now." He said firmly but there was concern and worry in his tone. After making herself sick, once Ed was convinced she had forced out all she had taken he carefully carried her to her room and set her in bed.
"Hon what were you thinking doing something like that?" He asked gently cupping her face. She looked at him, wanting to tell him the truth but not wanting to further worry him. "it's all just... so much sometimes.." she whispered. Ed nodded and frowned "you gotta promise me you won't do this again. Hon... I don't know what I'd do without you. I can't lose you." He said.
Lorraine watched Ed for a moment, she had never heard him speak like that before about her. So confidently that he just couldn't lose her. "I... I promise." She said softly unsure how good she could keep to that promise but she was going to try. Sighing she hugged Ed again, he stayed for a few hours in her room with her until the sound of her parents coming home.
Then Ed made a hasty getaway out the window. Climbing out he looked at Lorraine before he left. "Promise me?" He asked. Lorraine slowly nodded "I promise." She said, the two shared a quick kiss before Ed slipped out the window. Closing it Lorraine sighed and leaned against the glass for a moment. She thanked God for sending Ed when he did. She wasn't sure what would have happened if he hadn't.