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Well I really don't have much to say today and I know that a lot of you have been waiting for this so I should probably just dive into writing it. I hope you guys enjoy this and much as I like writing it. Please comment! Oh, and I don't have any clue about the medical part in this, it is just what I think would happens so don't yell at me! Lol.
Do You Remember? Chapter 1
The dark night sky, the crash of the rough waves against the shoreline, the stars brightly shining in the sky above. The sounds of the sirens growing nearer, the red flashing lights can be seen through the trees. My mind was clouding and my vision blurring as the hot tears run freely down my face. My soon to be wife lying limp in my arms. My body shaking as the uncontrollable emotions flood over my body. The sirens growing nearer and nearer.
Why did this have to happen to her? She is so young and strong and full of life. This can't be happening, we had plans for the future, this is all my fucking fault! I held her close to my body taking in her intoxicating scent, her silky smooth skin, and the delicate features of her beautiful face.
The ambulance screeches to a halt, the sirens ringing in my ears as I loose the ability to think clearly. The paramedics run over in slow motion and they reach for her body. I pull her closer to me and feel her heart falter. The sirens getting louder as I run a shaky hand down her blood covered cheek. Please God take me not her! She can do so much more in the world than I can!
They reach for her body again but I won't let go, I promised her I wouldn't let go! Her eyes flicker open for a moment and her deep chocolate brown orbs connect with my bright sapphire ones for what seems like a second, then her eyelids mask the beauty that I fell in love with once again. "God Ella… please… I need you baby" more tears spill down my already red face. I leaned down and kissed her soft, full lips as my tears fell onto her face. The sirens are still ringing as loud as they could.
"Will you turn the fucking sirens off for the love of God!", I screamed and the grabbed for her again.
"Sir, you have to let her go." They reasoned with me and I shook my head no and looked up at them.
"I promised her I wouldn't." tears filling my eyes again. They can't take her away from me. She's mine, all mine.
They ignored my plea and pried my arms away from her. They took her from me. They carried her small figure to a stretcher and laid her on top of it. I stood up and two strong guys struggled to keep me back. I fought with all my might to get to her side. "NO!" I screamed at the top of my lungs as the strapped her to the stretcher. I was shaking with hysterics as the two guys holding me back wouldn't let me near her. My body kept fighting as I was mentally breaking. They started to raise her up into one of the two awaiting ambulances. "Gabriella!" I screamed and they shut the door. I couldn't stop the flow of tears; they were breaking my heart in half. They took away the love of my life.
"Sir you have to calm down." They told me and I fell to the ground as the ambulance drove away. I had nothing left to live for if she wasn't here anymore. I am nothing without her. I need her, she makes me better.
They forced me to stand up and walk over the stretcher. I laid down on it as they strapped the large straps over me chest, waist and knees. I didn't fight back as they lifted me into the second ambulance and locked me in place. They put an oxygen mask over my face but it didn't help. I felt like I couldn't breathe, there was nothing left to live for if she dies.
They shot an IV into my arm and put some sort of drug into me. Everything began to look blurry. The blackness was creeping over me. The sirens, the beeping, the clicking of the machines all fading... fading... to nothing.
I woke up breathing heavily again, sitting on the uncomfortable hospital chair in Ella's room. I sighed again as I lifted my head from her bed. I guess I had fallen asleep. This is the same nightmare that comes to me every time I fall asleep. It was what happened two nights ago, after I proposed to her.
I was still holding her soft hand. I lifted it up to my face and kissed it softly, my lips lingering on her skin. I placed it back down on the bed beside her and leaned back in the chair and stretched. I ran my hand through my chestnut hair and sighed.
I got released from the hospital two days ago while she was still in a coma. The walls felt like they were closing on me as I sat in silence praying that she wakes up soon. Her parents aren't here yet because they didn't come to Florida with us. I looked down at her left hand but the ring was absent from her finger. I stood up and paced the room back and forth when the doctor walked into the room. I stopped and looked at him.
"Mr. Bolton, how are you feeling?" he asked. He was my doctor too when I was here.
"I'm fine, how is she?" I asked with desperation in my voice. I ran my hand through her beautiful midnight hair and looked back up at the doctor.
"Nothing has changed." He told me and I felt the tears burning my eyes.
"Oh…" I said and sat down and rested my head in my hands. God this is so fucked up!
"But, there is still slight brain activity. That is a very good sign." I looked up at him and smiled half heartedly. I wish she would just wake up already.
"How long does it take for them to wake up?" I asked nervous to what the answer was.
"It can be any length of time. A week to a couple years…" And there goes my heart again, the only whole part I had is now in pieces like the others. "I'll be back to check on her soon…" he said and turned to the door. "Troy, be strong. All we can do is pray." I nodded and he walked out the door. Visiting hours were almost over and I would have to leave soon. I rested my head down on her stomach and let a few tears slip.
Her parents would be here tomorrow and then I wouldn't be quite so alone. Another half hour passed and an announcement was made over the intercom that visiting hours were now over and all relatives and loved ones should make their way to their cars. I stood up and looked over her body, her perfect body. I leaned down and kissed her gently on the lips and ran my hand down her side. God I just want her back. Her gorgeous smile and her shining eyes.
"I love you Ella, please wake up soon." I told her in a whisper and walked out of the room glancing back one last time to see her beautiful figure.
At the hotel
I stepped into the burning shower wishing that Ella was here with me. Her favorite thing to do was take showers together. I closed my eyes and let the heat of the water drip down my tense body. I could see her bright smile as she would lean up and kiss me, the way her body fit with mine, her way of knowing how to make me relax. I needed that now. I felt my knuckles go white as I clenched my fists tight. If I would of just paid attention to the road, none of this would've happened.
I would be showering with her right now, she would be taunting me with her irresistible body, and I would be giving her what she wanted. I smashed my hand against the wall in anger and let out an angry groan. My eyes shut tight and tears seeped through, I was shaking again.
After my shower, I walked out of the room in a white towel wrapped around my waist with my hair in my eyes. I shook it out and fell back onto the bed and bounced a little as I did. This is the same bed that we made love to each other three nights ago. I would give anything now just to feel her skin on mine. I got back up and walked over to the closet and pulled out a pair of boxers and black basketball shorts, pulling them on. I went back out to the living area and closed the door to the bedroom. I plopped down onto the couch and decided to sleep here because there were too many emotion bottled in the other room.
I closed my eyes and drifted back to sleep only to have the nightmare return to me once again. After waking up again in a cold sweat, I was done. Let's face it; sleep is never going to come. Even if it did, it would be painful sleep, reliving the nightmare that I wished never happened. I went to the small kitchen area and put on coffee and turned the TV on to ESPN. I watched and watched and watched until the clock read 6 a.m., which meant I could return to the hospital.
I was just about dead, even though I had about 12 cups of coffee. My whole body was dragging, I stood up and it felt like I had lead weights all over my body. I walked slowly to the bathroom and splashed cold water onto my face. I leaned my head down over the sink, with my elbows on the edge of the counter, and hung my head and sighed. It was going to be a long day.
I got dressed in a long sleeve navy blue shirt from Hollister and a pair of light blue distressed jeans and my black All-Stars. I walked down to the lobby and stepped out into the hot Florida weather. I walked the distance to the hospital, which was about a fifteen minute walk and entered the all too familiar lobby of the hospital. I went up to floor 7, and made a left, a right, and another left to get to room 48. I took a deep breathe and entered the still aired room. It was just as plain as I remember it from before.
There were no paintings on the walls, just white with a cheesy border around the top, a small TV in the left-hand corner, and a bed with 2 chairs. There was the small annoying beep that was going off, letting us know that her heart was still beating. I walked up to her and lightly trailed my fingers down her cheek and sighed. God I missed her vibrant smile, I just want her back more than anything in the world.
Around noon, someone knocked lightly on the door. I turned my head around and said, "Come in." in the door came her mom, dad and brother named Adan. I stood up and her mother hurried over to me and engulfed me in a huge hug. I held her tight letting her cry onto my shoulder. She eventually let go and I smiled down at her. She had always liked me since I first met Gabby, and even more when I started to date her. "I'm sorry Mrs. Montez. You don't know how many times I wished it was me not her." I told her in a quiet voice.
"Hush Troy, don't say things like that." She told me. "God has a plan for everything, and a reason for everything he does." I nodded and she walked back over with her husband after giving me a small smile.
Adan came over and gave me a quick man hug, and patted me on the back. We had also become closer since I started dating Ella. And we do a lot together and it makes her happy that we get along so well. "Hey, how ya doing man?" he asked and I shrugged.
"I'm alright right now" I told him holding back the tears, I had to be strong for her mom. If I started to cry, her mom would too and that wouldn't be good.
Then I looked over towards her father, he didn't move from his spot. I expected that. He was never one hundred percent behind mine and Gabriella's relationship and was a little hesitant when I came to them and asked if I could marry their daughter. He had always wanted her to marry a Hispanic guy, in order to stick to their heritage, but then she fell in love with a one hundred percent not Hispanic. I don't know what I am, but my mom is Irish and my dad is Italian I think, I get my tan skin from him.
"Mr. Montez" I said and nodded a little.
He didn't make any motion towards me nor did he answer me. Then, her mom nudged him in the stomach and he replied. "Troy, nice to see you again." He was lying in his socks.
"You too." I smiled a little and looked back to the exotic beauty that was lying on the bed. Adan came over and put his hand across my back and squeezed my shoulder a little.
"You hungry man?" he asked and I shook my head no. I hadn't eaten anything for about two days but still was not hungry. He pulled me away from her body and looked at me. "You look terrible Troy, you have to eat something."
"I'm not hungry." I answered and he looked at me.
"And I don't care, you're coming with me and eating something." I sighed and he pulled me towards the cafeteria. I sat there and starred at the food that was on my try. I poked it with my fork and just looked down. "Troy, I know this is hard for you, but it's hard on all of us. Please just eat something."
I brought a little to my mouth and swallowed it with difficulty. God this is so hard. I took another bite and it wasn't as bad as the first, and for the first time, I felt the hunger rumble through me. I finished what was on the plate and was about to throw it away when Gabriella's mother came running into the cafeteria with tears in her face.
"Troy!" she called out looking for me. She looked around frantically and when she spotted me, she ran over out of breathe. "Troy… Gabriella…" she was gasping for air.
"What about her?" I asked a little nervous.
"She… she…" her tears were filled with tears, whether they were happy or sad tears was unknown to me. I sat on the edge of my seat preparing my heart for the blow. What if they lost her? What if I would never see her beautiful smile or breath-taking eyes again?
"What?" I asked hurrying her. I wanted to know what happened.
"Her eyes opened! She's awake! Troy, go!" I sat there paralyzed for what seemed like an eternity. My mind was running at the speed of light. She was awake, actually awake! I couldn't move. I didn't know where to go.
Adan pushed on my back and I stood up. I hugged her mother so tight I think I cut the circulation off.
"Troy…go!" she said and I let her go, the smile on my face could not be erased. I was grinning from ear to ear as I took off in a full blown sprint towards the room. I pressed the button for the elevator, but it wasn't coming fast enough so I shoved the door to the stairs open and took them like three at a time. I got the seventh floor and ran to her room, number 48. I walked inside, past her father who was talking to the doctor outside of the room. I walked in and saw her eyes dart to me.
"Oh my God Ella!" I said and scooped her up into a bone crushing hug. I let her go and leaned down and kissed her forehead gingerly, not wanting to push her to far right after she woke up. She looked up at me with scarred eyes, confusion written in them.
I ran my hand down her cheek, wondering what she was thinking and why she looked like she didn't know me. I assumed she was just full of different drugs and couldn't think straight so I ignored the feeling that something was wrong. Nothing was going to ruin this day. I smiled at her, but she didn't return it.
"Ella, what is it?" I asked and sat down next to her, still looking down at her. "What? Do you not know who I am?" I asked jokingly and then my heart stopped.
"No…" she shook her head, "…I don't" I could feel the sick feeling in my stomach rise, I felt like I was going to throw up. How could she not know who I am? I was the one who was there for her when things went wrong, I was the one she would talk to until three in the morning, I was the one who she gave her virginity to, I was the one who was going to be hers forever.
"You're joking right?" I asked as my tongue turned to sandpaper.
Her face looked scarred as she looked down to my hand that was on her hip, rubbing light circles with my thumb. "No" she said in a quiet voice as I slowly lifted my hand from her and stood up. I backed up to the wall and balled my fists in anger. I hit them against the wall and cursed under my breath. "Fuck!"
I walked out of the room to be greeted by The doctor and Mr. Montez who were having a discussion about the side affects of the coma.
"…Dizziness, Nausea, and Memory loss." My heart sunk. This can't be happening. Why is everything so fucked up? This wasn't supposed to happen!
"Is that why she doesn't know who I am?" I said fighting the vomit that was threatening to come up at any time.
"I'm afraid so, we're not sure how long this could last or if it will be permanent." And there goes my heart again. Does no one want it to be whole? I leaned my head against the wall and tears escaped my eyes. Her mom walked in the room, and I waited out here, listening to them.
"Mom, who was that guy?" she asked and my eyes close wanting this all to be a bad dream.
"Honey, he's your fiancé." She said and I could imagine the look of confusion on her face at those words.
"But, I don't know him?" she said.
"Honey, you two are inseparable." Her mother states, "You really don't know who he is?" she was trying and I was grateful.
"No…" she answered in a quiet sexy voice. I slid down the wall and let my head fall to rest on my knees.
A week earlier
"TROY! Stop it!" she begged as I attacked her side with my fingers. She was gasping for air as I continued my actions while I was straddling over her on the couch. Little did she know, I was going to ask her to marry me this weekend when we went to Florida. It was her birthday and we both just wanted to get away, just the two of us.
"Not a chance Ella!" I said and leaned down and kissed her on her lips.
"We have to… pack!" she managed to force out as I smiled and shook my head.
"Already done babe. I got your lingerie, your bathing suit, your silky black robe, more lingerie, sexy short shorts, even more lingerie, condoms, oh and did I say lingerie?" I smirked and she pushed up on me, but I didn't move. I laughed and she pushed up again and I fell off the couch and landed on my back.
"Oww!" I said and laughed a little. She looked over the edge of the couch and smiled down at me.
"You do know that you have to work for the lingerie don't you?" she asked and stood up at my feet. I propped myself up on my elbows and raised an eyebrow at her.
"What do I have to do?" I asked skeptically. She crossed her arms across her chest and gave me a sexy stare, biting her bottom lip.
"You'll have to wait until we get their lover boy.", she said sexily and turned to walk up the steps. I watched her petite frame make its way up the steps and sighed at how gorgeous she was. I lay back down and thought about what she would make me do, because I would do about anything to get to her lingerie. And to make it worse, she knows that too.
God I want to be with her forever. She just brings a better side of me out. I saw her again at the top of the stairs looking down at me smiling.
"Troy, if you wanna have sex, you're gonna have to hurray. My parents are gonna be here in like 40 minutes." As soon as she said sex, I was on my feet and taking the stairs two at a time. I want it to be like this for the rest of our lives. I got to her and wasn't going to waist any time. I pushed her agaisnt the wall and attacked her soft lips. I puched my body too hers and she smiled against my lips. "I knew you couldn't resist." she said and I smiled again as she wrapped her arms around my neck and brought me in for another electrifying kiss.
Well, this was the first chapter. I know it was a lot of background and stuff but I liked it. Please comment and tell me what you think of it! Mwa mwa!
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