And now, after months of waiting...I present to you the final chapter of Come Back to Me!
Reid was hurrying down the hallway, flexing his hand gently and feeling the residual warmth left from Luke's hand when he met up with the nurse that had paged him. "So prep me on my emergency surgery."
"Dr. Oliver, you're already prepped."
He stopped for a moment, confused at her statement, "I'm...what?"
"Ethan Snyder's in the ER, he had a seizure, passed out, the doctor on duty pushed his surgery to now."
"Doable, I'll go scrub in. Do me a favor, go find his brother, Luke. He should still be in the hospital. Tell him what happened, and that I'll be out with news as soon as I can."
"Dr. Oliver! Is he all right?" Lily asked, close to tears as he emerged from the ER.
Reid nodded slowly, the surgery had been long and tiring, "He's being moved to a room. It went as planned, the outlook right now is good."
"Can we see him?" Holden asked quietly, standing up from his chair.
"Yes, 4C in the Children's Ward."
"Thank you Dr. Oliver, thank you." The couple left, off to see their son.
"Luke?" Reid asked, sitting down with the younger man.
"All I could think about was that it was Noah all over again." He said, looking up from his hands.
"You have so little faith in me."
"No! No, Reid it isn't that at all, I just...I didn't want to screw this up again by overreacting."
"You had the right to overreact."
He shook his head, "No, I didn't. It wasn't your fault and-we shouldn't dwell on the past, should we? I know neither of us should leave the hospital right now, but do you think we could have that date? In the hospital cafeteria?"
"I thought you'd never ask."
"I'm worried about Ethan," Luke whispered when they had finished eating.
"Don't be Luke."
"Its just...he fell down a hole a few years ago, and my mother gave birth to him while she was in a coma."
"So the kid doesn't have very good luck?"
"No Snyder seems to have good luck."
"Oh, I don't know, you found me, thats good luck."
"Still bad luck, if I'd never brought you here, you never would have left five years ago with an addiction."
"I also never would've fallen in love. Look, Luke, you should start looking at things with the glass half full, sure you're mom gave birth to Ethan while she was in a coma, but she never might've taken longer to come to terms with you coming out. Ethan has cancer, but he's the reason I came back to you. Any event can be looked at with two perspectives."
"When did you become so wise?"
"When I discovered the magic of Chinese food, that was my fortune last week."
"I missed this."
Reid reached over and took Luke's hand, "There's nothing to miss now."
Luke sighed happily, "So what's the plan? We take this slow...but we slowly build back to where we were before?"
"I think that works for me."
"Just one thing..."
"Don't ever leave me again."
"I promise, and Luke if you ever leave me..."
"Which I won't."
"Right, but if you do, just promise you'll come back to me."
They sealed it with a kiss.
So there you have it. I'm sorry this is how it has to end, all tied up like this, but to be honest, after all the waiting you guys had to deal with...I don't think I can fully commit to another chapter. I hope you enjoyed it! :D