Trinity Memorial Hospital
Tori Torres lay motionlessly across the ventilator. Her tiny belly moving
as oxygen is pumped into her. Nina and Eddie stand before her with red
stained eyes. Nina, her mother, is nervously biting on her fingernails.
Eddie, her father, is rubbing Nina's arms. His way of trying to calm her
down. The room is silent. The only sound made is coming from the
ventilator. Melissa is standing outside the window silently crying to her
self. The Doctor's says that theirs a sixty percent chance that Tori will
die. Just the thought that baby Tori will die causes Melissa to have a
panic attack. She falls nervously to the grown crying out for Tori. Nina
and Eddie rush to her side. All three of them let the emotions take its
toll and they grieved for a dying Tori.
Several Hours Later
Nina and Eddie are sitting in a chair outside of the waiting room. A few
hours earlier they had finally convinced Melissa to go to Grandma Moreno's
house to rest. Eddie felt like Nina should go home as well. "Maybe you
should go home and get some rest Mami." He tells her. Nina turns her red
shot eyes to stares into his eyes that are red stained as well and says,
"No! I'm not leaving my baby!" Eddie gets up from his seat and looks into
the window at Tori. "Please Nina, what good are you to Tori if you're dead
on your feet. I'm going to be here. Just get a few hours sleep. And try
eating something too." Nina takes her head. "I can't".
"GO Nina damn. You need to take a break. I promise you that she'll be here
when you get back."
Finally she concedes and decided to go home. Once Nina was out of sight
Eddie walks back into Tori's room. He speaks.
"Hi Tori, sweetie. It's Daddy. You're going to be just fine, but you have
to fight for me. For your Mom. She'll go crazy with out you honey. She
loves you so much. Baby girl you have to fight for me. I need you too.
Don't just think that your Mom is the only want that needs you. You're my
baby girl. Do you remember the day you were born?" He pauses. Tears sting
his eyes. "Of course you don't." He laughs. "It was one hectic day for the
both of us. I was way across town when your Mom called me. "Eddie, it's
time. The baby is coming," He remembers. "I thought I was going to lose my
mind. I was scared and excited all at the same time. I didn't think I was
ready for a baby. Well, until you came. When I first held you in my arms I
could see so much of Nina in you. I thought you were going to be one feisty
little thing. You're the best of me and your Mom baby girl. Let us not
forget your sister. And Grandma. What would any of us do with out our baby
girl? Tori, I know I haven't been the best father to you, but I promise I
would die to save you. Your Mom blames me for you being taken. I guess, it
is my fault. But I'll make it up to you. I promise. Just please, please
fight for me. Come back to me Tori. Just come back to me." He wipes the
tears from his eyes.
Moments later the body of Tori Torres began to move. Eddie immediately
called the Doctor. Tori began to cry, but stopped when Eddie reentered the
room. He grabbed his cell phone from his pocket and dials a number by
heart. "Hello" Nina said sleepily. "Nina come down to the hospital quick"
He says into the phone. Without saying anything else he hangs up the phone.
30 minutes later
Nina enters Tori hospital room. Eddie is playing with her fingers. She is
smiling down at her daddy. Tears sting Nina's eyes as she notices Tori
smiling. She runs to then and picks Tori up. "She's okay Eddie. Oh my God
she is okay." Nina holds Tori tighter. "Everything is going to be okay. I
promise. I love you both" Eddie whispers to Tori and Nina.
Well you guys that's the end of IN THE HANDS OS DADDY. It was fun. I hope
you guys like it. Let me know what you think. Was it good or bad? Or what.
I take all kinds of criticism. Sorry for the delay. I've been busy with
school and stuff.