Disclaimer: I do not own The Suite Life of Zack and Cody or any of the characters. Disney Channel owns it. The only thing I own is the story.
A/N: Hey guys. I'm back again! For those of you who have been waiting for the sequel to That Fatal Day, here it is! The first chapter is finally here. You know what I'm like updating so don't expect an update every day. i update as soon as i finish the chapter as you guys should know but it depends how long it take me to write it. But recently, I've been managing to writew chapters in a few days. Anyway, please read and review. Enjoy!
One last thing, I've got my first HSM fanfic called 'I'm Right Here' up now so if you guys are interested, go ahead and read it. Anyway, I'm gonna shut up and let you guys read it.
Chapter 1 – Time to Go
"I can't believe we're going back to Boston tomorrow." Zack said happily. It was just one day until he was to be released from the hospital and the gang was finally going back to Boston. They couldn't wait. Dr. Carter had wanted to keep him at the hospital until he was fully recovered. She didn't want to risk on anything happening to Zack on the way back.
"I know. We're going to have lots of work to catch up on though." Cody said. Zack and Cody had missed the first two weeks of school but they couldn't wait to see their friends again.
Just then, Dr. Carter walked into the room. "Good afternoon Zack. How are you feeling today?"
"Great. We're looking forward to going back to Boston." Zack said as the doctor listened to his chest.
"Where's your mom?" Dr. Carter asked as she put her stethoscope back around her neck.
"She's out again. The three of them went to get something to eat." Cody said.
"Again." Zack said. "Hey Cody, aren't you going with them later on to get us some clothes?"
"Unfortunately." Cody said. He was happy he could be with his girlfriend but he just hated the fact that he had to be surrounded by women.
Dr. Carter laughed slightly.
"I bet they'll end up getting their nails and hair done." Zack said.
"Don't I know it? Ugghh." Cody said disgusted.
"I'll be back later on Zack." Dr. Carter said.
"Ok." Zack said.
With that, Dr. Carter left going to check on her other patients, leaving the two brothers alone.
Cody thought for a minute, looking away from Zack.
"What you thinking about?" Zack asked curious.
"Nothing much." Cody said, suddenly sounding sad.
"Are you sure it's nothing?" Zack asked noticing the change in the look of his brother's face.
But Zack wasn't buying it one bit. "Come on Codes. I know you. There's something wrong and you know it. You can tell me bro, you know that."
Cody looked back at his brother. "Dad." He said simply.
"Oh. Forget about him. We don't need him." Zack said looking deeply into his brother's greenish-blue eyes. "You've got me and I've got you."
Cody sighed. "I know. It's just that he's never here for us. He's never here for you."
"Look Cody, I did care about him but now I don't. Why should I? He always walks out on us. I don't care anymore about him. I know I always wished he was here when I've been in the hospital but I don't need him now." Zack said truthfully. "I've got you, Mom, Maddie and London. You guys are my family. Not him. I love all you guys. I love you."
"Love you too bro." Cody said happier. Even though Zack made fun of Cody, Zack still loved him and Cody knew it. Zack always knew how to cheer Cody up even after he hurt him.
Zack smiled at his brother. "And if you tell anyone about this conversation, you know what'll happen."
The two brothers laughed. "You got it Zack."
Three hours later. . .
"Cody, are you ready to go?" Carey asked.
"Yeah." Cody said. "I'll be back later bro."
"Ok. I'm not going anywhere anyway." Zack said.
Everyone stood up and started leaving.
"Bye Zack." Maddie and London said at the same time.
Carey kissed Zack on the forehead. "We'll be back in a couple of hours honey."
"I know." Zack said.
"If you need us-"
"Mom, I'm fine." Zack interrupted.
"Bye guys." Zack said.
The four left leaving Zack all alone. Zack didn't mind that they left. He knew they couldn't be with him all the time. He had been in the hospital for over three months and he knew they couldn't stay in the hotel the whole time.
Zack picked up a magazine that Cody had bought him the day before. He began flicking through it. "I wish I had something else to do besides lying here." He said to himself.
A few minutes later, he put the magazine down and sighed. "I can't believe I'm stuck here with nothing to do." Just then, he had a thought. He pressed his nurse's button and waited for a nurse to come in.
Not long after, a nurse came in. "Do you want anything?" She asked.
"Yeah. Is it alright if I walk around? I'm bored and I've got nothing to do." Zack said.
"Let me see." The nurse said as she walked to then end of the bed. She picked up Zack's chart and looked at it. "It should be alright. It says you're allowed."
"But I'll need to disconnect you from the monitor."
The nurse put his chart back down. She walked over to Zack and took the wires off from underneath his hospital gown. She then turned the monitor off. "Do you need any help?"
"I don't think so." Zack said as he pulled the covers off him. He swung his legs to the side of the bed. He put his feet onto the floor and slipped his feet into the slippers. The nurse got his dressing gown that London had bought him (which Cody had picked him) and he put it on. He grabbed onto his IV and started pushing it with him.
The nurse opened the door for him.
"Thanks." Zack said as he left.
"Are you ok from here?"
"I'm fine thanks."
"Ok." The nurse left Zack to walk about.
Twenty minutes later. . .
Zack was walking back to his room. He was getting slightly tired. He must have walked around most of the hospital – well, so he thought. He was just walking down the hall when he suddenly got a sharp pain in his chest. He stopped abruptly as he put his free hand to his chest as the pain got worse.
There were a few doctors and nurses that noticed Zack was in pain so they rushed over to him.
"Are you ok?" The nurse asked.
"Let's sit him down." A doctor ordered.
The nurses and doctors led Zack to a seat not too far away.
"What's wrong?" Another doctor asked.
"Chest hurts." Zack moaned painfully, still holding his chest. He closed his eyes as he felt the pain get worse. Tears of pain slipped down his face. He was getting scared as he started finding it hard to breathe. His throat felt like it was closing up. He couldn't breathe. He sucked in ragged breaths, getting desperate for oxygen to get to his lungs. With every breath he took, his chest wheezed.
The first doctor listened to Zack's chest, moving his hand out the way. "Get some oxygen here now!" The doctor exclaimed.
Soon after, a nurse rushed towards them with an oxygen tank. She handed the mask to the doctor and he put it over Zack's face.
"Take deep breaths." The doctor ordered.
Zack was breathing in the oxygen deeply through his nose and out through his mouth. He never needed to be told what to do during an Asthma attack as he had Asthma since he was born.
Within minutes, Zack's breathing slowly went back to normal. The pain in Zack's chest started to reduce.
"Are you ok now?" A nurse asked.
"Do you have Asthma?" One of the doctors asked.
Zack nodded again.
"Let's get him back to his room."
"Where is your room?"
Zack pulled the mask off his face. "Just at the end of the hall." He gasped, still catching his breath slightly.
"Can we get a wheelchair over here?" A doctor asked, putting the mask back on Zack's face.
Just then, a nurse brought the requested wheelchair over. The doctors and nurses helped Zack into the chair even though he didn't really need it.
The doctors and nurses left as Zack was wheeled down the hall to his room.
A few minutes later, Zack was settled back in bed.
"Are you ok now?" The nurse asked.
Zack nodded. He pulled the mask off his face again but the nurse gave him a look. "I don't need it now. I can breathe now and my chest isn't sore anymore. Honestly."
"That might be the case but you should still keep it on incase you have another attack." The nurse said.
Zack sighed. "I know." He looked at the nurse as she put the mask back on his face. "Just keep it on for a little while."
With that, the nurse left to carry on with her job.
That went well. I went for a walk and I come back with an Asthma attack. Zack thought to himself.
Just then, the door opened and Cody and Carey walked in. As soon as they saw the mask on Zack's face, they rushed over to his side concerned.
"What happened Zack? Are you ok?" Cody asked worried.
"I'm fine. I just had an Asthma attack." Zack said.
"Are you sure you're ok honey?" Carey asked.
"Mom, I promise you I'm fine."
Cody and Carey were now relieved so they sat down each side of Zack's bed.
"Where's Maddie and London?" Zack asked.
"Do you know if you're still being released tomorrow?" Cody asked with a hint of worry in his voice. He was still unsure if Zack was ok or not.
Zack looked at his brother. He pulled the mask off his face. "Codes, relax. I'm fine. I'll still be released. Just calm down."
"Ok." Cody said, now calm.
Zack rolled his eyes at his brother. He always worried too much about him. But he could understand though. Most of the time, he didn't mind the worry. But the fact that Cody cared about him so much just made him want to roll his eyes.
The next day. . .
The daylight had turned into darkness and had gone back to daylight once again. Zack was sat on the edge of his bed with a smile plastered across his face. He was being released right at that moment and he couldn't wait. The gang had planned that they were going to go back to Boston on a ship instead of a plane. You see, Zack had refused to go back by plane or jet as he was scared incase it would crash again so now they were going back by ship. They knew it was going to be at least a couple of days until they would arrive back in Boston and Zack felt bad because of it. Because if he wasn't scared, they would be going back by plane.
"I can't believe we're going home." Zack said happy.
"I know. Wait until Mr. Moseby sees us. He'll probably scream again." Cody laughed.
Zack laughed. He was getting slightly impatient. "Why is it taking them so long?"
"Relax Zack, they've got to sort your forms out and the hospital bills." Cody said.
The looked over as the door was opened and Carey, Maddie, London and Dr. Carter walked in.
"Is everything sorted out?" Cody asked.
"Sure is." Dr. Carter said as she walked over to Zack.
"Cool." Zack said.
"Zack, are you packed?" Carey asked.
"We still have to go back to the hotel. I've got to get my stuff." Cody said.
"No we don't." Maddie said, avoiding looking at Zack but no one noticed.
Cody was confused. "We don't?"
"Nope. There's a limo waiting for us with our stuff." London said. "My dad sent one for us. I said we didn't need it but he thought we would want more space." She really didn't care about going in limo's anymore – she had been going places in taxis for the past three months and she had got used of it.
"Before you go Zack, I need to write you a prescription for your new inhalers." Dr. Carter said.
"Ok." Zack said.
"I'll pay for them." London offered.
"Are you sure London?" Carey asked.
"Why would I? And besides it's only 50 dollars. I've got more of them that I don't need anyway."
"Thanks London." Carey said with a smile. She was happy how much London had been helping her with Zack's hospital bills. In fact, she had dealt with everyone's hospital bills and everyone was grateful to her for that.
"Yeah thanks." Zack said.
"No problem." London said. "Happy to help."
When Dr. Carter had written the prescription, she handed it to Carey. "You can go now Zack."
Zack jumped off the bed happily. "Thanks for everything."
"Just doing my job." Dr. Carter said.
"Thank you so much doctor for everything. You saved both of my boys lives'." Carey said as she shook the doctor's hand.
"Just be careful you guys." Dr. Carter said.
Zack, Cody, Maddie, London, Carey and Dr. Carter began piling out of the room.
"Bye Dr. Carter." Zack said.
The gang began walking down the hall whilst Dr. Carter walked in the opposite direction.
A few minutes later, the gang found themselves getting into London's limo. They closed the doors behind them and began on their long and tiring journey back to Boston. But what they didn't know was that not all of them would get back to Boston alive. . .
A/N: Hope you guys all enjoyed the first chapter of 'Live or Let Go'. Please review because I think you guys know I love getting reviews. All constructive critism is welcome. Like I said, I'll update whenever I finish the next chapter.
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