Disclaimer: See last chapter
~ Chapter Fourteen ~
It was all he could see.
He didn't understand why, he couldn't remember how he had gotten here.
He bit down on his lip, looking around him, trying to make out something through the clouds, smiling when he finally saw someone.
"Sonny!" He called out, running towards her as she smiled at him, her hand reaching out for him before she started to drift back,
"Don't leave me alone." She whispered, tears falling down her ghostly face, her hand still reaching out for him, shaking her head as her hair fell limply over her face.
"Please." Her voice was just below a whisper as she looked down at the ground, "You promised."
Chad stared at her for a moment before trying his best to grab her, longing to hold her in his arms and tell her that he would never leave her, he wanted to kiss her and make sure that it would all be okay – but he couldn't' get to her, she just kept drifting further and further away from him.
"I won't." He finally found his voice, stopping in his tracks as she shook her head, "You're giving up already Chad – you have to fight, you have to get through this, please.. I don't know how to cope without you."
"I will never leave you."
"I promise, I swear to God that I could never leave you, even if I wanted to.. I love you too much." More tears fell down her face as her head shook once more,
"Sometimes love isn't enough."
Sonny jumped up when she heard beeping in the empty room, her heart racing as she looked at the boy on the bed, his eyes fluttering as his heart machine stopped beeping finally – a long line of beeps following as tears streaked her face.
"No!" She shouted, not even noticing someone walk in and take her out of there, their arms wrapped tightly around her waist as she fought him off, screaming Chad's name as she was pulled out of the room. "Please, please let me be with him, I have to be with him." She whispered, sinking down onto the floor when he finally let go of her, not even looking up to see the face of the person who had taken her away from the love of her life.
"Sonny?" She bit down on her lip at the sound of his voice, "He's going to be okay – you can go back in now." She nodded, not even looking at him as she got up, ignoring her friends as she walked back into the room.
She smiled when she got to the bed he was laying in, his pale face almost the same colour as the sheets that were wrapped around his shaking body, her own trembling hands went to his face, brushing some stray strands of hair out of his eyes before smoothing his hair back, an affectionate smile on her pasty face, "Don't leave me." She whispered, tears falling from her face and onto his as she leant down to kiss his forehead gently.
"I don't know what I would do without you, I don't know if I could be 'Sonny' anymore without you." She shook her head, sitting down on the seat next to his bed, her hand trailing down his arm until she got to his hand, taking it in her own as she gripped onto him as tightly as she possibly could.
"You see, you have to be okay, because you promised. Remember?" She bit down on her lip, looking around the room, anything to look away from the boy she loved so much.
"This is all my fault, if you die I don't think I could live with the guilt – I was so convinced it was him, but I should have stayed away from there. I guess I was too content in proving myself right that I didn't think about the consequences – I'm so selfish." She shook her head, still not looking at him,
"I wasn't think straight – I thought that if it was him, then he would kill me too, and I know that sounds stupid, but at the time I really did want to die Chad. I know it's hard to understand, but it hurts so much knowing that Tawni was taken like that, and then after seeing those photographs and the shrine.. I wanted to be sick, I wanted to die so badly because I thought that I could have seen it. But the truth is, none of us could have suspected he could even be capable of something so hideous." She took a deep breath, almost laughing as she rambled on,
"I wonder if I talk too much then you will wake up just to tell me to shut up, and then we can argue and I t will all be okay again, right?" She turned to look at him for the first time in what seemed an eternity, sighing as she saw his eyes were still closed.
"When Tawni died, I had no idea what to do – she was my best friend, the person I would run to if anything ever went wrong, she was the first person I told about how I felt about you. She was amazing, I mean she was Tawni Hart, she could be mean and selfish, but then she could be caring, and sweet.. like you." She laughed a little,
"It hurt a lot because she was taken so suddenly, and nobody knew what actually happened to her – the way he murdered her was so heartless, and disgusting.. I felt sick when I found out, I wanted to die because she shouldn't have died like that – she was amazing, she deserved so much better and I wanted her to still be alive, I wanted her to gossip with me and stare at herself in magazines and I wanted her to go on about herself and how pretty she was... I wanted all of those things because they had been so cruelly taken away from me." She bit down on her lip, not noticing Nico, Grady and Zora standing at the doorway.
"I can't lose you too, not to the same man. I can't lose you at all, at least with you I know I have a chance of getting through this, with you I would have a chance to move on. But I don't know what to do without you, I can't even think about that.. you have to open your eyes Chad, I beg of you." She whispered the last bit, "I love you." Tears fell heavily down her face, her hand shaking as she longed for him to wake up.
"Sonny?" Her heart skipped a beat, her eyes opening as she stared down at him, a grin appearing on her face at the sight of sparkling blue eyes looking back at her. "Chad."
"I love you too." He murmured, his hand tightening in hers as he coughed, his eyes closing in pain as she nodded, turning around to face a doctor that had only just run into the room.
"Mr Cooper, it's all going to be okay, I just need you to relax." Chad nodded, opening his eyes to look at Sonny, smiling at her as she blushed,
"She hasn't left your bedside all week." The doctor informed him with a small wink, a large smile on his face as he assessed Chad's vitals, fiddling with some of the tubes as Sonny just shrugged,
"Sonny?" Chad finally said, smirking at her. "I almost forgot – shut up." He laughed, poking his tongue out to her as she hit him playfully,
"I prefer it when you're in a coma." She muttered, shaking her head and gripping his hand.
"I prefer it when you don't speak."
"I prefer it when you can't speak." She replied, bursting out laughing and shaking her head.
"I love you too." Chad finally whispered, motioning for her to come towards him, smiling when she did before placing a lingering kiss on her lips.
"I'm here for you, I'm never going to leave you." He murmured, brushing some hair out of her face as she nodded, kissing him deeply before pulling back and putting her head on his chest.
"At least Tawni can rest in peace now." She muttered, Chad nodded and smiled, "We found justice for her Sonny, there is nothing more she would have asked from you. But now.. it's time to be happy, okay?" Sonny nodded, "I hope so."
We looked for justice – and justice had been found.
A/N: Yes, I let Chad live because I am nice like that.
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