|MichaelOwnsMe (foreverbm) wrote in qaf_drabbles,|
@ 2008-04-01 16:07:00
|Entry tags:||author: foreverbm, challenge #58: chairs|
Title: Lost Too Soon (Parts 6 - 8)
Timeline: Future about 30 years
A/N: Written after a comment by jule1122
Warnings: death references
Condoms: 2 to Ben
I held her, wishing I could ease her pain but nothing I could say or do could accomplish that. All I could do was be here for her; listen when she wanted to talk; hold her when she needed it. I could never replace Michael in her life; the father daughter bond went deeper than anything I could ever understand. If we had been given time to prepare perhaps it may have made it easier, but it happened so fast. Michael had complained of not feeling well last night; he’d blamed it on his cooking, which had made me laugh.
We had thought no more about it until he had woken in excruciating pain early this morning. Was it only last night his body was wrapped around mine as we slept. He was drenched in sweat, his face flushed and I called an ambulance as I threw on some clothes; rushing down the stairs when it arrived. I had sat in the back, holding his hand, telling him over and over that I loved him as he drifted in and out of consciousness. When we arrived they whisked him away. I paced; sat in a plastic chair; then paced more.
I hadn’t seen him again until they had brought me to this room, their explanations meaningless, the only words getting through were the ones I had never wanted to hear.
I must have let out a moan and I felt JR pull away.
My eyes cleared and I gave her a reassuring hug. Now was not the time for me to show any weakness. I was about to answer her, when the door flew open. Hunter’s large frame filled it, his eyes jumping from us to the bed.
I sat JR in the chair and walked towards him.