"You really should try sleeping in a bed. It's much more comfortable".
Hannibal opened his eyes smiling. It had been over 2 weeks since their run in with Lynch and they had been the longest of his life but it was all improving. He was still sleeping in a chair at the hospital but every time he woke up, there was his daughter, getting better and better each day. Now she was lying there, a perfect smile on her face as she stared at him.
"I'm not doing that until you get to sleep in yours".
Addy nodded and tried to shift into a more comfortable position. He was up instantly and helped her then sat on the edge of the bed.
"How are you feeling this morning"?
Addy shrugged then cringed.
"Not really different than yesterday except wanting to go home more".
He smiled. Typical.
"You know the doctor will release you when he believes you're ok. Remember he said maybe in the next few days. Till then, you have to rest up".
He got a nod.
"Dad…what happened to Lynch? Did you kill him"?
Hannibal sat back and sighed. Since she had been awake, Addy hadn't spoken so much as a word about what happened to her but he knew it would happen eventually.
"No. We didn't. No matter how much we wanted to. Had to stop Murdoch a couple of times from ripping the guy apart".
"I would have loved to see that. Are the guys ok"?
"Yeah, they're fine".
"So what did you do with him since the guys didn't kill him"?
"We decided to contact an old…collegue. Captain Sosa. We gave her every piece of information possible to destroy Lynch not to mention the fact that he abducted, tortured and nearly killed a civilian just for a vendetta. According to her, he is going into a hole so deep, not even the CIA can get him out of it".
Addy swallowed and he could see tears forming in her eyes.
"Good to hear. I kinda wished you'd held onto him long enough for me to kill him".
He was nearly surprised with her comment. His little girl was always happy, kind, hopeful and above all, merciful. Now, all that had changed and that wasn't surprising but he hoped it wouldn't be permanent. He didn't want to lose her. He leaned forward and brushed the hair from her face.
"That would be sinking to his level. You are better than that".
"If you say so".
"I do say so".
"So do we".
Hannibal turned to find his men at the door, grins on their faces and he smiled. They came into the room, Murdoch at the front who bowed ever so gentlemanly to Addy and presented her with another flower, this time an orchid.
"For you my lady".
Addy smiled and took it gingerly from him. She still couldn't move very far but that would change. Face stepped forward and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
"Good to see those eyes open again".
"Yeah it is", BA joined in as he patted Addy's leg. "And it will be even better when you are back on your feet".
"I'm working on it", Addy replied with a grin. "I'll be up kicking your but in no time".
"That's the spirit".
They all turned to find the doctor standing at the door, a smile on his own face.
"Considering where you were 2 weeks ago, Miss Smith, you are doing brilliantly".
The doctor came over to the bedside and began checking Addy's vitals and injuries. Hannibal and his men stood back while he did and he sighed with relief when the doctor smiled again at his daughter.
"You're stabilised and healing nicely. I want to run a couple more scans to make sure everything internal is going fine. If that is the case, you should be able to go home in a couple of days. So long as you have someone to stay with you for the next few weeks to take care of you".
The doctor looked at the men behind him.
"I'm sure you've got that covered though".
With that he nodded and left. Hannibal moved back over to sit beside his daughter.
"It can't be you", she said before any of them could say anything. "You could get caught since you are still fugitives".
Hannibal smiled and turned to Face.
"Do you want to tell her or should I"?
"I think I can handle it. When we contacted Captain Sosa and gave her Lynch and everything on him, she put it forward to her superiors and we have been granted full pardons and reinstated to our former ranks and been put back on active service".
Stunned silence filled the room and for a moment Addy just stared at them before a huge smile spread across her face.
"So…you can all come home"?
"We can all come home baby girl. There's no more running and hiding for us".
Addy took hold of his hand and Face's with the other. He knew she would have held BA's and Murdoch's too if she'd had more hands. A smile spread across her face as she sighed and closed her eyes.
"All's well that ends well".
Hannibal grinned and leaned forward to kiss his girl's cheek. Her eyes stayed closed and her breathing was even but the smile stayed on her face.
"All's well, kiddo. Rest. We'll be here when you wake up".
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