Amelia went to the hospital as Adam instructed and had her injury examined. Thankfully it wasn't too serious but she was instructed to stay off her feet for five days in order to allow the sprain to heal properly.
The filming had been paused for only a day so that everyone could work to rearrange the schedule. From then on the team carried on filming whatever scenes were left that didn't include Amelia in them.
It was hard to film for so many days continuously without the main character. Elle was thankful that the staff worked hard to keep production going even without Amelia. She was also thankful that although Amelia was hurt, it wasn't a severe injury.
However, despite her thankfulness and her initial worry for the actress, Elle did not bother going to visit Amelia as she recovered. She didn't want to but she also guess that Amelia wouldn't care for a visit from her.
Adam didn't visit her either, but his absence was more understandable since everyone knew him to be so busy. Unlike Elle, he had at least called her once to make sure she was recovering well.
Amongst the crew some of the secondary actors and staff members went to visit her and wish her a speedy recovery and some of her friends visited her as well. Other than that the only other person who paid Amelia a visit, and the only person who's visit she was excited by, was Mrs. Hayes.
"Mrs. Hayes!" Amelia greeted her excitedly when she saw her arrive.
"Ah, you poor thing." Mrs. Hayes said sympathetically as she took a seat next to Amelia who was laying in bed since she couldn't walk around freely. "Does it hurt?"
"Only a little bit. It's much better than it was the first day."
"That's good. I cooked a bunch of food for you and put it in your fridge. Make sure you eat properly so you can heal quickly."
Amelia smiled warmly. No matter who else went against her this was a person she could always rely on. Amelia had always been fond of Mrs. Hayes, and likewise, Mrs. Hayes had always been fond of her in kind.
Mrs. Hayes had known Amelia since she was a young girl and had watched her grow up. She treated her as her own niece and had come to visit today because she was genuinely worried about Amelia's injury.
While Mrs. Hayes was there she never once thought about Adam or Elle. Amelia frowned slightly as she came to the realization. But if Mrs. Hayes wouldn't create an opportunity for her she would just have to create a chance for herself.
"Have you spoken to Adam recently? He hasn't come to see me once. I hope he's not angry with me for holding up production." Amelia said carefully.
Mrs. Hayes frowned. "You know he's not like that. He might not have come to see you but he's the type who would have checked in with the hospital directly to make sure you were alright."
"You're right. I guess I'm just feeling a bit sensitive since it's affected our work."
"Don't feel too bad, accidents like this happen. I'm sure the crew is thankful that it wasn't a serious injury and that you'll be able to return to set soon. Besides, Elle told me that they haven't had to stop filming at all. They just had to rearrange the schedule a bit."
Amelia's jaw clenched as she heard Mrs. Hayes rattle on. "You spoke to Elle about it?" She asked, forcing herself to keep a sweet voice.
"Ah," Mrs. Hayes said as she realized how much she had accidentally let slip. "Adam introduced her to us properly and since then we've continued to talk now and then."
"I see." Amelia muttered as she looked down at her hands.
"Listen darling, I know you told me you had feelings for Adam, and I would have been very happy to see you become a couple, but since he's already found someone else that he loves there's nothing either of us can do." Mrs. Hayes explained.
"I don't think there is anymore room in his heart for you then what you already have." Mrs. Hayes continued with the unkind and hard truth. "I know it's difficult but once you move on you'll realize that it isn't a big deal. I'm sure you'll find someone even better in the future."
Amelia smiled brightly. "Yes," she agreed bitterly. "I hope so too."
Mrs. Hayes smiled back, pleased that the young woman hadn't been too upset. "You're a bright girl after all. You're a great catch."
They talked for a while longer before Mrs. Hayes finally excused herself. Amelia watched her go with a smile. Even when she was alone again, Amelia hadn't felt the familiar rage she was accustomed to when things didn't go her way. She didn't feel fury for being abandoned by even his mother.
Amelia simply fell back in bed and let her head rest against the soft silk sheets.
'I see." Amelia thought to herself. 'I have even less love than I thought.'
Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a good start to the year. I've been a bit busy so this week's chapter (and probably next week's chapter as well) will be a little shorter that usual. I hope you still enjoy anyway :)