So sorry it took so long. I will try to update sooner now. Another short chapter, the next one will be longer.


Ziva blushed and found the floor very interesting all of a sudden. I adjusted the bed into a sitting position and helped Mush resituate.

"Well, I should probably tell the nurse you awake," I said.

I walked out in to the hall to the nurse's station leaving them alone.

Mush's POV

I didn't know what to think. I was in the hospital and Hush could talk, kinda, in a raspy voice. I just stared at her for a second. Then, everything hit me. My head ached like I had just been hit by a train and my wrist hurt a little bit. I fell back onto the pillow with the force of the head ache. I brought my hand up to put on my head but Hush reached out and softly caught it before it reached my head. I winced. I looked at my hand and realized it was in a cast.

"Thanks," I told her. She nodded. A worried look crossed her face and she reached for her journal.

Are you alright?

Do you want me to get the nurse for some painkillers?

I winced again as she softly laid my hand on the bed. I brought my other hand, which was holding her hand and laid them on my fore head. I closed my eyes. Her hand felt cool on my head.

"I'm fine now. Besides, Jack went to get the nurse," I opened my eyes again. Hush still looked worried. The hand that wasn't on my head was fluttering over me, wanting to help, but unsure what to do. I gently lifted my casted hand and placed it on her cheek. She looked me in the eyes.

"I'm fine. Stop worrying. I feel better just seeing you here," I told her. She blushed, but her hand came to rest on my stomach. Then, Jack came back with some guy.

"Mush this is Dr. Cullen," Jack introduced us. I nodded, flinching a little.

"My, that was wonderful singing. I thought you couldn't talk?" Dr. Cullen told Hush. She blushed even deeper and shook her head.

"She can't, sir, only sing," I said. The doctor frowned slightly.

"Mush, do you need some painkillers?" he asked me. I started to refuse, but Hush nodded quickly glaring at me.

"Yeah, I guess," I said reluctantly. He pushed a button and a nurse came in with an IV bag. While she was hooking it up the doctor turned to Hush.

"May I do a short examination of your neck, Miss…" he paused.

"Hush," I supplied. He chuckled.

"Miss Hush?" he smiled. Hush shifted nervously. I grabbed her other hand as she started to lift it off my stomach. She looked at me with fear in her eyes.

"Hush, we're right here. You can sit on my lap. Dr. Cullen might be able to help you," I told her. She hesitantly nodded. I patted her hand.

"There's my girl." She stood up from her chair and carefully sat on my lap. She flashed me a worried glance.

"It's alright. I'm not made of glass. You're not hurting me," I said. She took off her chocker and played with it in her hands. Dr. Cullen gently poked and prodded her neck. He stayed in one area for awhile and Hush winced a lot when he touched there.

"Hush, I believe I can give your voice back it you agree to a minor surgery," he told us. We all stared at him shocked.

"There's something in there. When it's taken out your voice should work just fine again. If you like I can make you an appointment tomorrow morning and you should be able to leave in the afternoon." I couldn't believe my ears. I pulled Hush into a hug.

"That's wonderful," I exclaimed. My face fell, "But I don't know how we would pay for it. I don't even know if I can pay for me."

"Oh, don't worry about the fee. I know an anonymous donor who'd be happy to pay," Dr. Cullen said. I held Hush out at arms length.

"You'd like that wouldn't you?" I asked. She nodded vigorously. I wiped away the tears running down her face.

"Well, now that you're awake I guess I'd better tell the boys the good news," Jack said.

"Yes, I've got to get back to work," Dr. Cullen. They both left, but Hush grabbed Jack's arm and pulled him back in. She grabbed her journal and wrote:

Don't tell the boys about me.

I want it to be a surprise.

He nodded and left. Hush yawned. I hadn't noticed the bags under her eyes till now. I scooted over so I was only on half the bed. I patted the other side.

"Get some sleep. I'll still be here in when you wake up," I told her. She crawled in next to me, laid her head on my chest, and fell asleep.


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