Everybody Needs Somebody
1 to Love
Slowly walking down a deserted street clothed in twilight trudges a boy.
His tired and worn, but intense, prussian eyes stare vacant and discontent
out of his face. He seams to be in his own world. Walking slowly, he runs
a hand through his tangled moss-colored hair and sighs, and looks up as if
for the first time noticing it was getting dark. With his hands in the back
pockets of his black jeans and his khaki green muscle shirt neatly tucked
in. he continued down the dark street. He was depressed (what's new?). He
hated his life. Why was he here? What was his purpose and what did he fight
for? What would happen if he died? Would anyone care? Would they even
notice? Why did it matter if they did or didn't? "What is my purpose?!"
All of the sudden he is started out of his deepening gloom by the sound of
someone crying. A young someone, a child.
"Mommy?….. Mommy?!" He notices a small little girl kneeling next to
something at the edge of a dark ally-way. "Mommy…. Come on Mommy you can
get up. I know you can, they didn't hurt you that bad. Mommy, come on wake
up." The girl is sobbing. Speaking with a broken voice she was trying to
get, what Heero could now see was a woman, up. "MOMMY…Don't leave me!"
Heero walked up quickly. His heart wrenching unusually at the sound of the
child's sobbing. Silently, he leans down and checks the lady's pulse. The
girl looks up at him, startled, as Heero let out the breath he didn't know
he had been holding. She was alive, though barely. She needed help, NOW.
He looked down at the girl, she was scared into silence but tears were
still running down her cheeks. Then something inside of her changed. She
Got up and looked at him.
"Don't touch my Mommy!" She said standing herself between him and her
mother. "go away!"
Heero's is surprised but ignores it. Without a word he leans down and
scoops up the girls Mother. "Come, I am going to get your Mom some help."
The girl looks up at Him and sniffs, "really?" she questions in the most
Luckily there is a hospital nearby. He thought.
10 minutes later Heero with a little 5(6?) year old at his side and a half-
dead-beaten woman in his arms walks into the emergency room at the
hospital. Suddenly he's surrounded as the lady is taken from him and
rushed away on a stretcher. The little girl tries to run after but gets
shooed back to where Heero still stands. She reaches up and grabs his hand,
crying again. He just sits down still somewhat stunned and with lack of
something else to do. The little girl climbs onto his lap and sits there
10 minutes later a doctor walks out. Heero stands up as she walks towards
him. The girl slides off his lap but stays holding on tight to his hand.
"We have her stabilized but she's in bad condition. Very bad. Is she the
"Are you the father?"
Heero's eyes go wide at the thought. "Um…. No."
"A relation of some sorts?"
The doctor looks at him questioningly.
He decided some explaining was due. "I found the girl next to her mother
crying in an ally. You were the nearest place to go to and so I just
carried her here."
She looks down at the girl still clinging to Heero's hand. "Did he bring
you and your Mommy here?" she asked gently.
The girl sniffed and nodded.
"Okay" the nurse looks at Heero.
Another lady bustles out from behind the doors and talks to them.
"She's a wake now. And she's asking for her daughter. Can I let them go
in?" She inquired.
"Yes you may let the girl in."
"What about him?"
He's the one who found and brought them in."
The second nurse leans down and looks at the girl, "Want to go see your
"It's okay you can come with me then."
But she wouldn't let go of Heero.
He looks down, Surprised as the girl hugs oven closer to him. The more they
tried to convince her to come with them the more the girl hugged and
huddled next to Heero's leg. Heero was totally astonished. "How could she
be so scared of them and not of me?" he thought, "especially after such a
After awhile they decide to let Heero back too. With him coming, the girl
followed quickly. They go down a couple corridors with the girl tightly
clamped on to Heero's hand, but following the nurses eagerly.
Room 483 in the IC unit. They walk in. A battered, bloodied and swollen
lady was laying in the bed. She had multiple IVs sticking out of her and an
oxygen tube in her nose.
"Mirei? Hon, is that you?"
"Mommy!" the little girl, now known as Mirei, ran to her mother. Almost
taking Heero with her before she remembered to let go of his hand. Her
mother reached out as the little girl jumped up on the bed into her lap.
She cringed as the little girl jumped but let her all the same. "Mommy! You
scared me! Don't do that again mommy. I love you."
"I love you too, Honey" she laughed, hugging her. But then she started
coughing, really bad. Mirei didn't seem to notice. And it soon subsided.
It was then that she seemed to notice the young man standing in the doorway
to the room.
"So I hear you are the reason Mirei and I got here okay. How did you find
"I heard…Mirei crying for her mommy. I found her next to you. You were
unconscious and hurt so I brought you here." He replied stoically.
"Well thank you, My name is Lanara Miyama, My daughter is Mirei Miyama. I
am sure she is very thankful that you came along. And you can be sure that
I am. They tell me I would be dead if it wasn't for you." In the meantime
Mirei had fallen asleep on her mother and Lanara looked like she was about
to do the same. She smiled at Heero weakly.
"I am Heero. Heero Yuy." He bowed slightly as was the custom. But still
remained seemingly unemotional.
"Well Hello and thank you. You will probably want to stay here tonight.
There is a pullout sleeper over there. I am sure the nurses will let you if
I ask them too."
"Adigato(" he said with a slight incline of his head. He didn't know what
was going on. He had never acted like this before. Normally he would have
left as soon as he dropped the lady off. Heck normally he wouldn't have
even dropped the lady off. It was the girl. He didn't know what but it had
something to do with the girl. He just couldn't leave a poor defenseless
child all alone in the night next to her dying mother's side. He didn't
want to relive that pain. The same pain that he had when he was her age.
He looked up, "Where is you husband? Do you have any relatives that you
need to notify? "He asked sort of stiffly. He wasn't used to thinking about
She shook her head, "No, My Husband died a long time ago. And I have no
He could tell she was getting tired. Then in walked in the nurse, "Hey,
sonny she needs some sleep." Then stopped as Lanara stared speaking.
"It's late, He is going to stay in here tonight, on that pull out bed.
Mirei is going to sleep right here."
"But Ma'am…." started the nurse
The original nurse who also happened to be the head nurse and whose name
was Laura walked by, "Its okay, Shelly. They'll be fine. We can deal with
everything else in the morning"
"Okay" Replied the one now known as Shelly. She hurried away to go get some
Laura came in the room. "Hello, I talked to you earlier," Heero nodded,
"You can stay here the night and we will need to talk to you in the morning
about the basic stuff. And My name is Laura, If you need any help in the
night I'll be just down the hall" She took one Last look at Lanara, who was
now sleeping peacefully with her daughter hugging her side, and left saying
The other nurse, Shelly, walked in carrying with her some blankets. "Here
you go, good night." She set the blankets on the couch that would become a
bed and walked out.
*sigh* "What am I going to do know?" he thought to himself, "I should just
walk out and leave it as it is. I can disappear no one knows who I am yet.
But I got my mission completed ahead of schedule and I don't have another
one yet and probably won't for a while. The others won't miss me for a
while and won't suspect anything if I come back tomorrow night…. Yes I'll
stay here and then figure everything out in the morning."
( thank you in Japanese. Sorry if the spelling is wrong.