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Chapter 3.

"Karen, why don't we go home? You can't do anything more here tonight" Will said later that night.

She had been sitting close to him all afternoon and night, needing his support and comfort. It was now late that night and she was tired, so was Will, but she didn't want to leave Stan.

"Sweetheart" Will said and hugged her tighter to him.

She had her head on his shoulder, almost asleep.

"Sweetheart, why don't we go home" he said once more.

"I can't leave him" she said.

"Honey, he won't know if you're here or not" Will said in a soft tone. "You can't do anything for him anyway and there's no use that you wear yourself out. You need to sleep."

He finally managed to persuade her to go home with him. They took the limo to Will's apartment. Karen walked like she was a ghost. Will had to steer her in the right directions. He was really worried about her. She had really gone into a real shock. Will got her into his apartment and steered her to the couch and sat her down.

Grace was home and just looked at them, and when she saw Karen pale as a ghost and walking like one she got really worried and concerned and rushed to her side, sitting down next to her and took her hand.

"What's happened?" she asked and looked at Will.

"Stan's been hit by a car and is now in a coma" Karen said, sounding like a robot or something, no emotions and a very neutral tone.

"Oh my God, Karen, I'm really sorry" Grace said and pulled her friend in for a hug.

When Karen felt all the care and love from Grace and Will, who had sat down next to her on the other side, it became to much and she just broke down completely. Her tears flooded her cheeks and she sobbed so hard that she could hardly breathe. Grace pulled her tighter to her to give her more support and comfort and Will joined in so the three were joined in a grouphug.

An hour or so later Karen was exhausted but was still crying a little in Grace's embrace.
"Maybe it's time for bed, Karen?" Will said softly. "You need to sleep to heal."

"Yeah, he's right honey" Grace said and pulled away, wiping away a few tears from Karen's cheek and kissed her forehead.

Will got up and reached out a hand to her to help her up, she hesitantly took it and stood up. He led her to his bedroom, pulled the covers away from the bed and made her lie in it.

After pulling her shoes off, he gently pulled the covers over her and tucked her in, tucking the covers under her chin. He gave her a kiss goodnight on the.
"Will, don't leave me" he heard her say. Her voice shivering.

"Honey, sleep, you need to sleep."

"Please Will" she pleaded and sat up.

He turned and went back to her.

"Please Will, don't leave me" she pleaded once more.

"I won't leave" Will said.

Karen scooted over on the bed to make room for Will. She looked at him with pleading eyes and he took the hint. He took off his shoes and his suitjacket and tie and laid down next to her, pulling the covers over them. She cuddled up close to him for comfort. He wrapped his arm around her while his free hand drew invisible, soft circles on her arm and hand. She found it very soothing and she started to relax a little. She could hear his heart beat with a steady, slow pace. He talked to her with a soft, gentle voice to get her to relax and go to sleep.

Suddenly they heard the door creak and Will saw Grace's figure.

"Can I join you?" she asked.

Will nodded and motioned for her to lie on the other side of Karen. Grace went around the bed and laid down next to Karen on the other side and cuddled up to her back, wrapping her arms around her waist and laid there, just to be there for her friend when she was in need and pain. This was a side of Karen she had never seen before, but she liked the fact that Karen wasn't this rock hard person she laid out to be. She did have emotions and when she was hurt she would bleed.

Next morning

Will woke up first, looking around him not taking in where he was first but soon he remembered and looked down and on his chest he saw Karen. She laid fast asleep with the side of her face flat against his chest, her breathing deep and even. He smiled. She had finally gotten some sleep which she needed. Then he saw a mess of red hair that laid next to Karen. He recognized Grace and remembered that she had joined them the night before and he smiled over the fact that Grace didn't made fun of Karen or anything but just was there for her to give her the support and comfort she needed.


A/N I dunno where this is going really...I'm stuck .. Anyway R&R and I hope you like it...