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.

The End.....

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.