4 days. That's how long Rachel had been in the hospital and not woken up. Dean didn't leave her side, even when Sam tried to convince him to eat, drink or sleep. He wouldn't hear it. He just stayed by her side, waiting for her to wake up. Sam walked into the room and stood next to Dean.
"Hey man, you okay?" he asked.
"I'm fine, Sam" Dean replied.
"The hospital called Eric. He's flying in from Wyoming, he should be here later today" Sam said. Dean just nodded. Sam walked out of the room, leaving Dean with Rachel.
Later in the day, Eric came running down the hall. He stopped when he saw Sam sitting in the hallway.
"Hi Sam" he said. Sam got up and shook Eric's hand.
"Hi Eric" he said.
"Is Dean with her?" Eric asked.
"Yeah, he hasn't left her side" Sam replied. Eric walked into the room and saw his daughter lying on the hospital bed. He walked over to Dean and put his hand on his shoulder. Dean looked up and smiled weakly.
"Hey Eric" he said.
"How is she?" he asked. Dean explained everything from the vampires to what the doctors and nurses said.
"Dean, she's my daughter. She'll be fine" Eric said.
"Yeah, I hope so" Dean said, and turned to look at Rachel. Eric noticed the way he looked at his daughter and couldn't help but ask him about it.
"You love her, don't you?" Eric asked. Dean was silent for a few moments.
"Yeah, I do" he said.
"Well, I think she would be very happy with you. Once you make things right, she won't say no. Trust me" he smiled. Dean smiled at Eric and looked back at Rachel. It was only a matter of time before she woke up and he could set things right. Eric walked out of the room to get flowers from the hospital florist. Dean was sitting next to Rachel, her hand in his, when he felt it moving. He looked up at her and saw her eyes flutter open.
"Rach?" he asked, hoping he wasn't dreaming.
"Dean" she said. He took her hand and kissed it.
"How long was I out?" she asked.
"4 days. I was starting to get worried" he said. She smiled at him and stroked his cheek. He leaned in to kiss her cheek, but she moved and kissed his lips gently. When she pulled away, she was smiling at him again. Dean looked out the window of the room and saw Eric coming up the hall. He went outside and met him.
"She's awake. We should surprise her" Dean said. Eric nodded and waited near the door. Dean walked in and looked at her.
"Why did you just walk off like that?" she asked, amused.
"I have a surprise for you" he said. Before Rachel could say anything Eric walked through the door.
"Hi sweetheart" he said.
"Daddy! What are you doing here?" she asked. He came up to her and hugged her. He put the flowers on the table next to her.
"The hospital called me and I thought I should come see my baby girl" he smiled.
"Thanks dad" she said. She looked at Dean and smiled. He smiled back and Eric noticed.
"I'll be back in second" he said. Dean sat down on the edge of Rachel's bed and took her hand in his. She smiled at him as he kissed it.
"You look awful" she said. "You didn't get any sleep, did you?" she asked. He shook his head.
"Dean, you shouldn't do that to yourself" she said.
"I couldn't leave you here. I couldn't. I had to be here when you woke up" he said.
"Well, I'm glad you were" she smiled. She cupped his face in her hand and stroked his cheek with her thumb. He leaned in and kissed her and she felt just like she used to when they were together. They pulled away when they needed to breathe.
"So, where do we go from here?" he asked.
"I don't know. But it's going somewhere I can tell you that" she smiled. For the first time in a long time, Dean saw Rachel smile "her smile" again. He saw that little spark in her eyes again that he loved so much.
After we left Montana, we came back to Wyoming. Dean and Sam came along too because they wanted to make sure I was okay. Especially Dean. He was acting really strange around me and I had a feeling he wanted to say something to me but I didn't know what it was. Every time he looked at me and I noticed he would look away. Something really strange was going on because whenever I was in the room my dad, Sam and Dean would all be passing looks at each other. I really don't get men sometimes. I was pulled from my thoughts when I heard a knock on the door. Dad had gone to see one of his friends and Sam had gone into town to give me and Dean some privacy. Somehow, I knew Dean and Sam had planned something by the look Sam gave him when he left.
"Come in" I said. It was Dean.
"Hey, can I talk to you for second?" he asked.
"Sure" I said, sitting up on my bed. He came and sat next to me and sighed.
"Listen, I've been thinking about what happened between us the night before we went to Bobby's. That night we spent together, was amazing. I know what I did that night upset you but what came later was great. I told Sammy about this, I told your dad in the hospital, I just haven't been able to tell you" he said.
"Tell me what?" I asked.
"That… that I love you" he said. I looked at him and then looked down at my hands and then at him again.
"When?" I asked.
"The first time I kissed you at that bar. I felt it. Straight away, I knew that I was in love with you. I told Sam a few days after that" he replied.
"No. No, I don't believe you, this is some kind of joke. Well, ha-ha Dean, very funny" I said, walking out of my room. Dean walked up behind me and turned me around.
"Why is it so hard for you to believe?" he asked.
"Because, you didn't love me then, and you don't love me now" I replied.
"But I do love you, Rach. I love you so much that it hurts" he said.
"WHY NOW?! Why now all of a sudden? WHY NOT 5 YEARS AGO?!" I yelled.
"Because I was afraid. I was afraid that I would lose you. I saw what losing mom did to dad and I can see how Bobby feels even now after what happened to his wife. So, I couldn't say it to you. And then I went and messed it up by sleeping with Sarah. I thought about finding you every day but when Sam lost Jess, I felt the same thing again. That I would lose you. So… I stayed away" he said.
"God Dean, if you're lying to me I swear to god, I'll hurt you so badly. I mean it Dean, my heart isn't a squeeze toy" I cried.
"I'm not lying to you Rach" he said. I smiled and laughed through tears. I jumped on him, wrapping my arms around his neck and my legs around his waist. I kissed him, running my hands through his hair.
"I love you" I said.
"I love you too" he said. He leaned in and kissed me again. I felt like I was on cloud nine. I looked up at him and smiled.
This was it. Right here, with Dean was where I wanted to be for the rest of my life. These last couple of months have been such a world wind of emotions but I knew that here is where I should be. What can I say? The heart wants what it wants, and mine finally got Dean.
A/N: Thats the end. Hope you liked this story. I probably wont have a sqeuel for it, but i might have one for my other story, Fallen Head Over Heels. Im not promising anything though. I hope you guys loved this story as much as i did. Please R&R. Tell me what you think. Thanks for reading :)