Deep Water: Prologue

* Right after Vince is taken away in the helicopter *

"We need to get her to a hospital," Mia urged from the backseat beside Letty. Mia wiped away a smear of blood from Letty's cheek with the back of her hand.

"Letty? Baby, can you hear me?" Dom demanded, twisting in his seat and looking at his girlfriend. "Dammit!" he swore when he realized she'd lost consciousness. He turned to Leon. "We have to get her to the hospital."

Leon nodded and hit the gas a little more. The car responded with power and surged down the stretch of highway. Leon entered the city limits and drove straight to the first hospital he found.

Dom got out of the car before Leon could fully stop. He turned and pulled Letty from the backseat. He hung limply in his arms, and this scared him; frightened him to the bone. Letty, so full of life and so passionate, was barely holding on. "Stay with me, don't go." He kept saying.

Mia and Leon held the door open for him to rush inside. "We need help!" he yelled.

Three doctors and two nurses came running. One removed her from his arms, another quizzed Mia on what happened, and the rest followed the doctor as she was wheeled away on a gurney. Dom watched helplessly as they took her away.

An orderly ran up to them with a clipboard. "We need some information on—"

Dom slapped the clipboard away. "Her name's Leticia Ramirez. She's twenty- two and she isn't allergic to anything." He watched the orderly scurry back behind the desk.

Dom snapped into reality and grabbed Mia and Leon. "We gotta go."

The three left in the same abrupt and rapid fashion as they had come, jumping back into the car and the wheels squealing as they peeled away. Dom stared back at the hospital until he lost sight.

"I swear I'll be back for you," he whispered, clenching his fist, dark eyes flashing.