A/N: Wow it has been a while, but I am back from basic and I

Am going to finish this now!!

Chapter 10

Two weeks had passed, Colonel had made Brigadier General and Sunshine and I were planning our wedding. They won state, and Sunshine had officially been accepted to the University of South Carolina, so we would be going together.

"So Heather, when do you want the actual date to be?" Sunshine asked.

"Lets see, how about before we go to South Carolina?" I thought for a minute. "How about June 12th?"

He smiled, "I think that should work." I knew that he knew the significance of the date. It would be our three year anniversary, it just so happened that it fell on a Saturday this year.

We were driving to see Gerry, he had been released from the hospital the day before and he was back at home. We were finally there. I saw Ray's car there and got a sick feeling in my stomach. Ray had been a complete ass to me since Sunshine and I got engaged. He would make snide comments to me and a few times he ran his shoulder into Sunshine a few times.

"Do you want to come back?" Sunshine asked.

I sighed, "No, its okay, lets just go see Gerry."

We walked up the walk way hand in hand and knocked. Mrs. Bertier answered the door and let us in. "Come in, Gerry will be so happy to see you two!" She smiled at us. "And I heard, congratulations."

"Thank you," We said at the same time. We walked into the dining room and saw Gerry and a lot of the guys sitting around him.

He smiled at us. "Hey guys, nice to see you. Have you set a date yet?"

I smiled back. "Yes, its going to be June 12th."

"I'll be there."

We sat down and talked with everyone. I looked at Ray and saw him staring at me and Sunshine. I looked away. Every few minutes I would glance over there and he would still be looking. "Gerry, can I use your restroom?"

"Yeah, just go up the stairs, its to the right."

I walked up, I heard someone come up behind me. I looked back and saw Ray. "Heather, I need to talk to you."

"Hmm, now you wanna talk? I have tried talking to you, but for some reason you are too pissed off to let me talk to you so why don't you just go back to ignoring me."

"Heather, I don't think you should marry Sunshine."

I stopped dead in my tracks. I turned around and looked at him, he had a pleading look in his eyes and I knew that he didn't want me to really marry him. "Look, Sunshine is the one guy who has made me feel like this, he has been amazing to me, and now you tell me not to be with him. Screw you Ray, you have no right to tell me that."

"Heather, please, I love you, I just want another chance to prove to you I can be better. Just one more, that is all I am asking for."

I sighed. "No, I don't love you anymore, I love Sunshine! He is the only guy I want. He is the only guy I have ever wanted."

I turned around and continued walking up the stairs, I heard him run up after me. He got in front of the door so I couldn't go in. "Look, please…" He dropped down to his knees. "I have never begged before, but I am begging you for another chance…"

"Stand up Ray, keep some of your dignity, but your not getting another chance so get over it!"

He stood up, he slowly walked closer to me. I felt the wall hit my back. "Get away from me,"

"Heather, just kiss me." He started to move in for a kiss.

I pushed up away, well at least tried to. "I love Sunshine, I don't love you. I want nothing to do with you now stop it."

He was getting mad, I could see it in his eyes. "Heather, you are starting to piss me off. So why don't you just kiss me already."

"Ray get off of me!" I slapped him in the face as an attempt to get him to stop.

No luck. He grabbed my head and slammed me against the wall. I felt my head hit and got dizzy. I feel to the ground, and the next thing I knew everything went black.

I felt someone shaking me. "Heather?...Heather, get up." I slowly felt my eyes open. I looked around and saw Ray, Sunshine, Julius and Alan.

"What happened Budds?" I heard Julius say.

Ray looked really upset. "I don't know, I came up here to talk to her and I found her like this."

Sunshine was near tears, "The doctors said this may happen. She could either pass out at any given moment or she could have seizures, but to be honest both options suck!"

I felt Sunshine lift me up in his arms. "Darling, can we go home?" I felt really out of it. Sunshine nodded and took me out to the car. I felt him set me down and put my seat belt on me. I laid there and my head hurt.

Sunshine however didn't get in right away, I saw him in the yard talking to Ray. They both looked pretty mad and I couldn't tell what was being said. I saw Ray shove Sunshine and try to make a swing, but Sunshine grabbed his arms and twisted it behind his back. By then Julius was out the door and restraining Ray. Sunshine got in the car and drove us home.

"What happened?" I asked.

"I told him if he was behind this, I would kill him…" He paused for a second. "Was he?"

I thought for a second, I saw him trying to kiss me and him ramming my head into the wall. "No, he had nothing to do with it, I was just walking and got dizzy next thing I knew I was being woken up by you."

The last thing I wanted was for Sunshine to get into trouble and ruin his scholarship. If I told him the truth, he would get in trouble and could lose his scholarship. I looked out the window. I couldn't look at him and lie to him, I knew it was impossible.

"Heather?" I put my head on the window. "Please just tell me the truth, did he hurt you? Why did he follow you upstairs?"

I paused for a second. "Darling, I am really tired, I just want to go to sleep...can we talk about this later?" It wasn't a complete lie, I was really tired, I just wanted to close my eyes and sleep.

"Okay, why don't you stay up until we get home, we wil be there in just a minute and then we can get you in your bed so you can sleep comfortably in your own bed." Sunshine sounded really worried.

We got to the house and he came over to the passenger side and helped me get out of the car. We went inside and my head was spinning. Dad (Colonel) came over and helped Sunshine take me to my room.

"What happened?" he asked Sunshine.

"She told me that she felt light headed and she passed out I guess." Sunshine told him.

"She just passed out?" Dad asked. I knew that he didn't believe it. "Sunshine, I want you to go call the doctor and tell them what happened and see what we should do."

Sunshine left the room and went downstairs, "Kiddo, what happened to you? You don't have to lie to me, I just need to know. Your health is at risk and we need to know."

I sighed. "Ray tried to make a move on me, I told him no. I tried to back up and I hit my head on the wall, but he didn't physically hurt me or anything if that is what you mean."

He sighed. "Okay, why didn't you tell Sunshine that?"

He was looking at me waiting for an answer. "I couldn't tell him, he was ready to kill him already. I wasn't going to let him ruin his future."

He looked at me for a second. "I understand that, but I have to tell him."

"Dad, you can't do that, he will go after Ray, I know he will. Please don't tell him, he can't know!!"

"Know what?" I heard Sunshine say. He walked into the room and looked at me and dad. I knew now that he had to know.

"Nothing." I said. I looked at Dad. But at the same time so did Sunshine.

He looked at me and looked back at Sunshine. "Son, come into the living room with me and I will tell you what really happened."

They walked out of the room together, and I dreaded it, because I knew what Sunshine would do. I knew that he would go after Ray. I couldn't let him do that, I tried to sit up but got even more tired. I felt my eyes droop and I felt my mind slowly drift into sleep.

I heard someone barge into my room. "YOU LIED TO ME!" It was Sunshine. I opened my eyes. "WHY?! WHY WOULD YOU LIE TO ME?"

He was more mad than I had ever seen him. "I...I don't know. I didn't want you to get mad."

"So you lied to me? Lied to me to protect Ray? What else have you been lying to me about?"

"No! I was protecting you! You, not him!! I don't care about him, I just didn't want you to mess your future so I didn't tell you, it was all for you. I haven't lied to you about anything else." I was near tears. This wasn't like him.

"He told me he rammed your head into a wall. HE was honest with me, and told me to ask you what happened. He told me you would lie to me for him, because you still loved him, and what do you know he was right."

"I don't love him, I love you. I have only ever loved you. I don't care about him at all. I only want you!! Please Ronnie, listen to me."

"I can't listen to your lies anymore...I'm done." The words hit me fast and hard.

"Done...you don't want me? You want to leave me?"

He was silent for a minute. "That is exactly what I want. If you still want to lie for him, why don't you go back to living with Ray?"

I felt the tears flowing down my face, "No, Ronnie, please, I love you, I made a mistake, please forgive me..."

He looked at me. "I can't be with you..I want my ring back."

I looked at my hand and slowly pulled off his mother's ring. I handed it to him and pushed past him and walked down the stairs and out the door. Dad tried to stop me but I wouldn't let him, I walked right past him and out the door. When I heard him follow me out the door, I bolted and ran as fast as I could. A few blocks later, I was in front of Gerry's house and knocking on the door. It looked like everyone had left. I heard someone pull into the driveway. It was Ray.

"Hi. I'm sorry about earlier." He said.

"I hate you!" I started crying. "You ruined everything!" I took off running again. I heard his engine reeve up and he was chasing me. I ran as fast as I could. He got in front of me and tackled me. "Heather, calm down!"

The was the last thing I heard, I felt my head hit the asphalt and then once again felt nothing, except the darkness....

Sunshine's POV

It is June 12th, 1972. Today I was suppose to get married to Heather Beck. Instead, I am sitting in a chair at the hospital watching her sleep. She has been in a coma since December 14th, 1971. The concussion she sustained after her car wreck with Gerry was the start of it, Ray hitting her head on the wall made her concussion worse and her head hitting asphalt was enough to send her into this coma she is currently in. The doctors aren't sure whether she will ever wake up, they have hopes that she will but can't be sure.

Everyday I am here, next to her waiting for her to wake up, praying she does. I don't want the last thing to I ever said to her to be "I can't be with you...I want my ring back." Every day for the last six months I have regreted how I acted each and everyday. I just hope that one day she can wake up and forgive me for being so stupid. She will forgive me for being so stupid she always does, I just have to keep praying she wakes up, I just want to tell her one last time that I love her.....

THE END

A/N: Told you it wouldn't be all happy endings.

Not sure If I will be doing a sequel anytime soon, I would like to

but I joined the Coast Guard and am going to my "A" school and I am not quite sure on

how much time I will have to write. But I will try and give the next part to this story ASAP! I do have a plan

for this story and plan on making a sequel, I'm not sure which way it will go, either she

will wake up and live happily ever after, or she won't and Sunshine

will be miserable. Let me know what you think!!!!!!!

READ AND REVIEW!!!!

Mary