A/N: LAST CHAPTER!! Not that many have read this (if at all; I don't really look at the traffic thing...I prefer to rely on reviews, then I know how I'm doing or what I need to fix). It started out with readers, then when the movie was out of theaters, this kinda splatted against the pavement. And that makes me sad...but I kept writing.
Whatever. It's written and probably a little corny, but it wasn't meant to have deep meaning/extended plot. Just something that was floating around in my head for a while.
So, enjoy the last of it!
Once settled in the car, Sam drove them to the nearest hospital to have Katherine admitted.
While the nurses and doctors were busy with getting Katherine healthy, Bryan asked Sam to drive back to the large house to retrieve their bags and take care of Stacey's body. Bernie went with him while Casey stayed at the hospital to keep Bryan company.
About forty-five minutes later, one of the doctors attending Katherine came out to the waiting area where Bryan was pacing and Casey was calmly sitting and reading Sports Illustrated. The doctor approached Bryan, who stopped pacing.
"How is she?" Bryan asked.
The doctor smiled. "She's fine. Two broken bones. Some internal and external bruising, but she'll be alright. I'd like to keep her overnight just to keep an eye on her."
"Of course." Bryan glanced at Casey.
Casey smiled, tossed the magazine down, then rose to take out his cell phone and call the other two to inform them of the results. He went outside to be some where quiet.
"Can I see her?" Bryan asked, raising his eyebrows.
"Mmm hmm. She's been asking for you, anyway." The doctor smiled, then motioned for Bryan to follow him.
The two walked through the halls, the doctor slightly ahead of Bryan. The doctor stopped outside the door of Katherine's room and opened the door to let Bryan in. Bryan walked in followed by the doctor, who stood at the foot of the bed while Bryan went to her head. He placed a hand on her forehead as he looked down at her.
"We had to give her a light sedative, but she should wake up soon." The doctor explained softly.
Nodding, Bryan looked up at the doctor. "Thank you."
The doctor nodded. "Stay as long as you like." He said before turning and leaving the room, closing the door behind him.
Bryan looked at Katherine, removing his hand from her head. He sat on the bed by her hip and took her hand in between both of his, rubbing the back of it.
Within minutes, Katherine took a deep breath before opening her eyes. Those eyes immediately landed on Bryan, who smiled down at her. She smiled back.
Bryan leaned over her. "Hey, baby. How're you feeling?" He asked.
"Things still hurt, but not as much as they did." She replied.
"Good. They're going to keep you overnight, though, just to be safe." Bryan then leaned closer and kissed her soundly.
"Okay." She muttered after, and squeezed his hand weakly.
A minute or so later, Katherine got up the courage to tell him what happened.
"...And then a few hours later Sam came into the room." She finished. Sighing, she looked down at their still clasped hands. "What happened to Trevor?" She asked.
"He's dead. You don't have to worry about him anymore." Bryan said flatly.
Katherine glanced at him curiously. "Did you do it?" She asked softly. He nodded once, making Katherine nod. "Good riddance." She mumbled.
There was silence between the two for a few minutes. Katherine then asked what had been on her mind since it happened.
"What about Stacey?" She asked softly.
Bryan shook his head, indicating she was no longer among the living.
"Oh, god." Katherine whispered, feeling her eyes widen, then start to tear up.
Bryan pulled her into a tight yet gentle hug. They stayed that way until they heard the door open. Turning to look, they saw Casey walk in. He smiled softly as he came to stand at the foot of the bed.
"Feeling better?" He asked Katherine.
"Slightly." She answered.
Casey's grin faded slightly. "Hmm. Well, Sam and Bernie are on their way back. They're about fifteen minutes out." He said, knowing Katherine didn't want to talk about what was bothering her.
Sure enough, fifteen minutes later, Sam and Bernie walked in carrying Bryan's and Katherine's belongings. Sam and Bernie spoke to Katherine, distracting her from Bryan while he dug through his bag. He was looking for the small velvet box her had kept hidden from Katherine in his bedside table drawer for weeks. When he had it, he motioned for Sam, Casey, and Bernie to move away from the bed. Bryan sat down on the bed near Katherine's waist once more. He glanced over his shoulder to smirk at his friends before turning back to grin at Katherine.
"I know this probably isn't the best time to ask and I'm sure you would've expected it some other way, but I've been waiting too long to wait much longer." Bryan said.
Katherine gave him a confused look.
He held the box out in front of him and opened it towards Katherine. She looked at the diamond engagement ring sparkling up at her and gasped.
"Oh, my god. Bryan." She said breathlessly.
Bryan grinned as he took the ring out of the box and held it at Katherine's left ring finger.
"Katherine Flannigan, will you marry me?" He asked softly.
"Oh, Bryan...of course!" She answered just as softly.
Bryan slid the ring on her finger, then wrapped her in his arms. Katherine wrapped her own arms around his neck. They then kissed.
The Three Musketeers (as Katherine dubbed them) watched the proposal from the end of Katherine's bed. They were all smiling and trying not to laugh.
"Hey. You guys smell that?" Casey asked, sniffing the air dramatically. Sam and Bernie looked at him quizzically. Bryan and Katherine broke their kiss to glance over at Casey as well.
"Smells like wedding party time!"
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