|Return of an Enemy
Author: vikwhis13 PM
They never thought someone they hardly knew would hate them so much.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 25 - Words: 43,440 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 01-19-13 - Published: 08-22-11 - id: 7313862
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Well I have the day off today (mostly) and I have time before I go out with my friends later so I decided to make you all temporarily happy with an update =) This chapter will shock you and you won't be pleased with me. Enjoy anyway!
Mrs. Knight was having a horrible time trying to sleep that night. She couldn't stop thinking about how miserable her poor kids were. After being kidnapped and hospitalized, the hell they were living seemed endless. Mrs. Knight only hoped that it would all be over soon. As Mrs. Knight sat in her bed with only one lamp on. She had her nose inside a book but she wasn't reading it. Nothing was distracting her.
Sometime around 3:00 a.m. the phone started to ring in the other room. Mrs. Knight went to pick it up before someone woke up.
"Hello?" She whispered into the phone while looking to see if anyone woke up.
"Yes, Mrs. Knight, this is Dr. Jennings at Los Angeles Health Center. I'm calling about Logan Mitchel."
"Yes, what about my baby?" Mrs. Knight asked, already starting to panic.
The doctor started to give her the run down on Logan. "Mrs. Knight, we've been looking Logan's arm over and it appears the knife that cut him killed tissue in his arm. That's actually what appears to be causing him so much pain. We can't keep him on anesthesia for much longer or it could cost him his health. We may have already overdosed-"
"Hold on a minute doctor," Mrs. Knight stopped her "My other kids are sleeping right now. I wouldn't want to wake them up. Is there a way we could talk about this at the hospital?"
"Oh, yes, just come to my office when you can," Dr. Jennings said.
"Thank you doctor," Mrs. Knight said then hung up the phone.
In the kitchen Mrs. Knight grabbed a slip of paper and a pen. She left a brief note to her kids that she was at the hospital, just in case she'd be there all night. The note was left on the counter to be found in the morning. With that she was gone.
The next morning Carlos was up and bouncy for 6:00 in the morning. "I'm coo coo for Coca Puffs. Coo coo for Coca Puffs. Coo coo for Coca Puffs!" he quietly mimicked the commercial he saw under his breath as he pulled out the cereal. Before he pulled a bowl from the cabinet the note Mrs. Knight left caught his attention. He picked up the paper and read what it said. When he finished he gasped. Mrs. Knight's note was slammed down on the counter and Carlos sprinted into the hallway.
"WAKE UP GUYS!" Carlos shouted "MRS. KNIGHT'S AT THE HOSPITAL! THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH LOGIE!" Everyone sleepily opened their eyes and let what Carlos said sink in. Once it did they all jumped out of bed.
Kendall was the first in the hall, clad in nothing but flannel pajama pants. The blond took Carlos by the shoulders and shook him. "What's wrong with Logan?" he asked.
"I don't know! Mama Knight left a note on the counter that said she got a call last night and needs us to meet her there. Can we please go now? I want to see Logie." Carlos said to Kendall using his best puppy eyes.
"Yeah! C'mon, let's go!" Kendall shouted as he grabbed a shirt to wear from the floor. "Katie, are you coming with us?"
"I think I should," Katie said. She went into for room for a second to get her slippers. "I want to see Logan too,"
"Then let's all get going! We have to see Logan!" James was already out the door. He didn't even bother fixing his hair or getting dressed. Kendall, Carlos, and Katie ran after him down the hallway. They were on their way to the hospital.
At the hospital the boys headed straight for room 16. Mrs. Knight sat in one of the chairs reading a magazine. She was looking at a page with a blank stare on her face. Her mind seemed to be somewhere else.
"Mom!" Kendall and Katie exclaimed as they ran to give her a hug.
Mrs. Knight snapped out of the trance she was in to hug her kids. "My babies! Why didn't you tell me you were coming so early?"
"I guess we kind of forgot to," James said sheepishly.
"Come on! Let's see Logan!" Carlos exclaimed reaching for the door. Before he could open the door Mrs. Knight stopped him. She put her hand on Carlos' and looked into his eyes.
"Logan's not in there anymore, sweet heart," she said.
"Then where is he?" Carlos asked innocently.
Mrs. Knight sighed and gave them all a sympathetic look. "Come follow me, a doctor will tell you," the boys and Katie followed their mom down the hall. They were nervous. Logan wouldn't get moved unless something went wrong
Mrs. Knight led them to a private waiting room outside the SICU. It was a small pale green room with a couch, two arm chairs, and a TV mounted on the wall. Everyone took a seat and waiting quietly for that doctor Mrs. Knight mentioned. Finally a tall woman came through the two doors separating the waiting room and everything in the SICU.
"Hello, everyone, I'm Dr. Jennings," she said with a firm voice "I have some news for you all about Logan,"
"What's wrong with Logan?" Kendall asked before letting her continue.
The doctor sighed "Logan's in surgery right now. Some of the tissue in his arm was damaged and killed when he was cut. Protozoa eating at the dead tissue is what's been causing him so much pain. It won't heal on its own so the doctors are amputating his left arm in surgery right now."
"WHAT?" they all shouted in unison.
Katie and the boys were taken by surprise at the news. Carlos burst into tears and curled into a ball, Katie started screaming, and James had to restrain from screaming by taking deep, shaky breaths. Even Kendall couldn't keep himself from hurling up the contents of his stomach on the floor by the chair he was sitting in. "Oh my God…." He murmured. Before anyone could say anything Kendall ran out of the waiting room without a word.
"Oh, dear," Dr. Jennings turned to Mrs. Knight "I'll send a nurse to clean that up and give you and update on Logan's condition as soon as we can."
"Alright, thank you Doctor," they shook hands before Dr. Jennings went behind the doors again.
Five minutes later a tall, blond nurse dressed in pink came to clean up. She smiled at Mrs. Knight who was trying to calm down Katie. James was next to her hugging Carlos close.
"Is everything alright?" she asked kindly.
"Yes, we're fine," Mrs. Knight told her "Just some news shocked everyone. We'll be okay in a little bit, I'm sure."
"Oh, that's good to hear. I'll get this mess cleaned up in just a minute." The nurse said. She started her job while everyone else averted their eyes. It was too gross to look at.
Mrs. Knight tried her hardest to keep from tears at the sight of her kids. The three in front of her were freaking out. The only thing she could do was offer comfort and get used to it. She knew it wouldn't get easier for a long time.
Later that night the boys and Katie were sent back to the PalmWoods. Mrs. Knight wouldn't let them say after 11:00, she claimed they all needed their sleep. Reluctantly they all left the hospital for home after half an hour of Kendall arguing with his mom. The only way Mrs. Knight could get Kendall to agree was if she promised to give them a call the second Logan got out of surgery, or at least tell them any news. They said their goodnights to Mrs. Knight then left the hospital.
Near midnight everyone was home in 2J, showered and in new pajamas. The apartment was incredibly quiet. Kendall insisted Katie get some sleep in her own room, though she wanted to sleep with him. As much as he loved Katie, he needed to cope. Coping for Kendall involves being alone in his room with his guitar.
Bedroom doors were open throughout the apartment so they could hear each other if one were to break down. The sound of Kendall's guitar playing "Memories and Melodies" traveled all over the apartment. Music was his way out for a while. It felt good when the strings rubbed against his fingers. He wanted them to bleed. A different kind of pain would feel good.
Across the hall Carlos was listening to Kendall's singing from the room he shared with James. Carlos sat in James' lap on his bed while James talked about his hair and the effect his Barracuda hair mousse has on it. Carlos tuned the mindless rant out and focused more on one of James' hands. Something to play with in the comfort of James' lap. James' long boney fingers were surprisingly amusing.
I'm sure we've had our friends and our enemies
But I don't like to reminisce like this
Any more than you do
Carlos listened to the lyrics Kendall was singing and tried to comprehend them. Reminisce was such a big word, at least for Carlos. He couldn't help but think why big words had to ruin a perfectly good song.
"Someday I'd like to just go to the 'Cuda factory and tell them that Spring Garden is a horrible scent for man spray. That stuff is everywhere and I can never find Spice Lime anymore." James was complaining about Barracuda. "If they discontinued Spice Lime I won't be happy-"
"James, what does reminisce mean?" Carlos interrupted James' pointless rant.
"Huh? What?" James looked down at Carlos "What'd you say, Carlos?"
"What's reminisce mean? Kendall's singing "Memories and Melodies"."
"Oh, I think it means remember or something. Anyway…" James went on again about 'Cuda again, ignoring everything else. Ranting about something pointless made James feel better for a bit. It made him forget about the really bad stuff when he only focused on the just bad stuff.
Carlos found his comfort in James' lap, as usual. Playing with James' hands wasn't the most exciting thing ever, but he didn't feel like getting up. He was too depressed to feel motivated. Everything was just depressing lately, not even Carlos could brighten up anyone's mood. Being in James' arms helped keep him from tears. It reminded him that not everything was bad, but he still wanted to cry.
Carlos folded his hands together in a fist and realized they were cold. His whole body felt cold.
"James, do my hands feel cold?" Carlos interrupted James' rant again.
"What? Oh, let me see." James said. He put one of his hands over Carlos' folded ones. They did feel cold to the touch, really cold. "Yeah, they do. I'll keep them warm for you." He offered before talking again.
Carlos snuggled closer to James and laid his head down. Soon he fell asleep sprawled across James. After realizing Carlos wasn't awake anymore James fell asleep to Kendall's singing. Kendall stayed up until 4:30 in the morning, playing his guitar and singing his lungs out. He stopped when his fingers started to bleed. After soaking them in ice and bandaging the tips he went to bed. The apartment was finally silent.
A/N: Did I shock you, huh? I've been waiting to write this since the day I started this story. But the part where Carlos is in James' lap and playing with his hands was something I dreamt about one night. I remember they were at the edge of a cliff and they were trying to not fall and Carlos was playing with James' hands in his lap. They were both completely silent, though. James luckily wasn't ranting otherwise I would've woke up just to shut him up o_O
Well anyway, I'm almost positive Rockport 268 hates (and possibly the rest of you) so I'm gonna go… BYE!