|The Sun Still Shines Through The Storm
Author: Hermione-Potter-McTaggart PM
Tragedy strikes as Ren's car is hit and sent flying off a cliff. Ren and Tawny are seriously injured. Pairings:LT and RenO.C. Chapters fixed up, Please rate :DRated: Fiction T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,061 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 03-12-05 - Published: 09-30-04 - id: 2077544
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The sounds of the hospital room welcomed her as she woke up. They were familier sounds to her now, and the renown smell of the hospital was no longer recognizable to her anymore. She had become use all it's scents and sounds, however the looks of it all was still slightly new to her. She didn't even need to open her eyes to know that Tommy was there still beside her, holding her hand gently. Opening her eyes she saw his sweet and caring face, tanned and beautiful to all who looked upon it. She laughed to herself as realized that he was sleeping. She would let him sleep, knowing he was probably going on only a few hours of it. Turning her head with a little effort she saw a welcoming sight. Tawny, propped up in her bed, reading a book. She looked better than she first had when they first woke up.
"We should get a t.v. in here." Ren said quietly, not wanting to wear herself out or wake Tommy.
"Ren you're awake." Tawny said happily, setting her book aside.
"You seem awfully happy to see me awake, how long have I been out?" Ren asked curiously. Surely it hadn't been weeks like when she was in the coma.
"Three days. Same with me but I woke up this morning. The doctors are saying that you're having more of a reaction to the morphine than me." Tawny answered. Well that would explain why Tawny had the strength to hold her book up.
"Where is everyone?" She asked. They couldn't be home. They pretty much lived at the hospital.
"They should be back any mintue. They went down to the cafeteria like more than an hour ago." Tawny answered. Ren felt Tommy's hand twitch in hers and she could hear him take a deep breath as he woke. Turning her head weakly towards Tommy she could see him open his eyes.
"Hey you." she said with a smile. Surprise filled his eyes as he looked down at her.
"Ren, your awake again. How do you feel?" he asked, wiping a hair out of her face.
"The same really. I think I'd rather deal with the pain than being so weak from the pain medications." she answered truthfully. She wanted to get out of this bed and start learning how to get around in a wheelchair.
"Well they plan on getting you in a wheelchair starting next week, if you have some of your strength back." Tommy said.
"Really? That'll be great. I want to get back onto the road to recovery as soon as I possibly can." Ren said happily. This was great news.
"I can imagine. They said your ribs are just about healed. They took the stiches out yesterday and your wrist is good to go. May be a bit tender but still good to go." Tommy added. Even better news.
"I bet those little buggers will leave some beautiful scars." Ren joked, laughing silently. Her eyes moved to the doorway as she heard the sounds of her family returning. Her Grandmother looked the best out of all of them, but then again her parents and Louis looked like they had been run over by a train. A pang of guilt hit her as she remembered three days ago when she had just asked for Tommy and not anyone else. Hopefully none of them would be mad at her.
"She's awake again." Tommy announced, looking back at them. Her mother hurried up to her bedside, taking her other hand.
"Hey Honey, how do you feel?" she asked, giving her a quick kiss on the forehead.
"About the same." Ren answered. She had a feeling she was going to be asked that a lot in the time to come.
"Gran is here. Do you want to see her?" Her mother asked. This surprised her; why would they ask her if she wanted to see her own Grandmother. Maybe the events of three days ago had more of an effect on them then she thought. Crap.
"Of course. I want to see everyone." Ren answered, hopefully that would mend things. Her mother nodded in reply as she moved aside to make room for her Grandmother. Her Grandmother moved the chair beside Tawny's bed up behind her as she sat down. She carefully looked Ren up and down, inspecing every bruise, cut and medical wire. She poked Ren's leg, returning her gaze back to Ren. "Well this is definatly better then her looking at me all teary eyed and saying words of sympathy." But then again her Grandmother had not yet spoke a single word. Taking a breath her Grandmother sat up straight in the chair.
"Looks like it hurt like hell." Her Grandmother said with a warm smile. Her family gasped and Ren could hear Tawny bust out laughing. Only her Grandmother would say something like that, which reminded Ren why she loved that woman so much.
"Well if I could remember anything about it then I'd have an answered for you. However judging by the way I feel now, I'd say yeah it would have." Ren replied. Her Grandmother laughed out loud loudly, her laugh echoing in the room. She took Ren's hand in hers, patting it like any Grandmother would.
"Well Ren dear, I think I better tell you this now before your pain medication knocks you out again." Her Grandmother started.
"What Gran?" Ren asked quietly.
"I have to leave tonight. I need to get back home. Seems out of all the people working at that darn Inn, none of them know how to run it while I'm gone." Her Grandmother explained.
"However if you do't want me to go, then I won't." she continued.
"No Gran, go. They need you back there. Besides, you're only going to get bored staying here." Ren answered, closing her eyes. She needed to rest a bit so that sleep wouldn't knock her out again. She could hear another person enter the room, and opening her eyes she saw that it was Nurse Lucy. Nurse Lucy shook her head in disbelief.
"Okay I didn't want to have to say this but clearly I'm going to have to. Everyone is going to have to leave. As of now I'm only going to allow one person at a time to come visit these girls. They need their rest, especially Ren. The poor girl barely has the strength to talk. If I don't lay this rule down neither of them are going to have the strength to start rehab." Nurse Lucy stated loudly. Ren saw her father open his mouth to protest but Nurse Lucy cut him off quickly.
"And don't be bothering to protest it Mr Stevens because it won't do you any good. So everyone leave now so they can rest. You can visit starting tomorrow." Nurse Lucy said, waving her hands towards the door.
"With the exception of Tommy and you my dear, since you're leaving tonight. I daresay if I kicked Tommy out of here Ren would have a fit." Nurse continued pointing at Tommy and her Grandmother.
"Thank you dear, but I need to be going. I have to pack and get ready for the airport." Her Grandmother replied as she kissed Ren on the cheek before turning and leaving the room. Nurse Lucy started shooing the rest of her family out the door and Ren smiled as she heard shouts of protest and "See you tomorrow's" come from her family. With a small sigh of relief Ren closed her eyes and enjoyed the silence of the room. She hated to think that she enjoyed her family not being there but to be totally honest, they were driving her crazy. She was glad she has been out all those times or else she would be totally insane. Opening her eyes again she looked over at Tawny who was staring absentmindedly out the window. With great effort she made an attempt to sit up on her own, using the bed rail to help her. However her attempt failed, her strength was just not there yet.
"Tommy, help me sit up." Ren said, taking a hold of his arm.
"Sure thing Ren." Tommy answered as he wrapped his free arm around her back and helped her sit up freely in her bed. Now that she was up, it wasn't hard to remain sitting up. Ren could feel her stomach grumble in hunger, which reminded her that the last time she had ate any solid food had been that lunch hour on the day of the accident. Looking over at Nurse Lucy who was just about to leave the room again she cleared her throat.
"Could I get somethin to eat?"
"Of couse dear I 'll go find something for you right now." Nurse Lucy said, as she continued on out the door. Ren slid herself over in bed making room between her and the second bedrail.
"Here Tommy come up and sit next to me." Ren said with a smile as she pushed the button on her bed control, bringing the head up closer to her. Leaning back against it she rested, watching Tommy as he slipped his sneakers off and climbed carefully up onto the bed beside her. He put his arm around her allowing for her to lean up against him.
"I love you." She whispered, kissing him lightly on the neck. Tommy hauled her close, kissing her back on the lips. "I love you too."