"Do you think she can hear us?"
"Shut up, Kurt. She's not in a coma, she's sleeping!"
"Gosh, Mercedes, don't get your panties in a bunch!"
"White boy, you know I love you, but if you ever say that to me again, I will cut you!"
I rolled my eyes under my eyelids. Are they really doing this right now? I mean, like right now, in my hospital room, when i'm just starting to wake up from the wonderful sleep that was the result of a concoction of the many pain medicines I was on right now.
"Guys, stop it! I think she's about to wake up!" Noah said. Of course it would be Noah who would recognize that.
"Um, you guys. I've been awake for at least five minutes now," I said, opening my eyes "and just to clarify somethings, no, Kurt, I wasn't in a coma, just knocked out from all of the pain drugs that I was given." I looked up and saw the tiny look of horror or kurt's face, which, I have to admit, made me give a slight giggle, but that giggle was soon replaced with pain from my ribs and torso. I guess I must have grimaced or something because the next things I knew, Noah and everyone else was crowding around me, trying to make sure that I was okay and wan't dying.
"You guys, I'm fine. Really, I'm okay." I yawned. "What time is it anyways? I said, trying to look out the window, but the blinds were closed.
"It's 1 am." Finn said, leaning over Quinn's shoulder to give me a smile and a goofy smile.
"Wait," I said, suddenly confused, "Aren't visiting hours over?"
"Well, technically, yes," Said Santana walking in my room followed by Brittany who was in turn followed by Dr. Torres and Dr. Robbins, "but, if you're aunt works as one of the awesome orthopedic surgeons in the hospital and her patient is one of your closest friends, then no, Rach, visiting hours aren't over." She said, coming over to me and giving me a soft hug and a two kisses (one she said was from Brittany, but she said that no one wanted her to crush me anymore with one of her huge bear hugs.)
"So, how are you feeling?" Dr. Robbins asked as soon as the room quieted down. I looked around to see that the whole Glee club was there, their faces all pointed towards me, as if they were trying to read my mind to get the answer to the Doctor's question.
"Um, I uh..." I began, not really sure how much of my pain I wanted to reveal to my friends. "Where's my Mom?" I asked, "And Mr. Schue?"
"They're sleeping in the waiting room," Quinn said. "Do you want me to go and wake them up?"
"No, no" I replied, my voice soft and quiet, "I don't wanna wake them up, they really need their rest." I looked down when I felt a soft squeeze from Noah's hand and an expression on his face which I knew meant that he could see through my poker face. I gave him a squeeze back to let him know that I was okay.
"Well, we need to change Rachel's bandages, so..." Dr. Torres said, looking from me to Santana.
"Boys, get the hell outta this room, except for you, Puckerman, 'cause you're so whipped you wouldn't even be able to walk out of this room, and you, Hummel, 'cause I'm not even sure if you count as a Dude." Santana said, looking at me for conformation, to which I nodded and said that it would be fine.
"Okay Rachel," Dr. Robbins said, walking back in with a pretty girl with brown hair. "This is Dr. Grey, she's the resident assigned to your case."
"Hey you can just call me Lexie, it's just less formal." The doctor said, giving me a slight smile.
"Okay, then." I replied. "I'm-"
"-Rachel, yeah I know. I kinda have photographic memory and I memorized your chart." She said, an almost guilty look etched across her face.
"Oh." I said, a little shocked and confused, "Well, that must be cool. Having photographic memory and being a doctor. I'll bet it helped in Med School."
Lexie started laughing. "Well, yeah, I guess it helped, but the thing is, once you know, you know." She said, making everyone else laugh, except for me, because I knew that I had to keep my laughing at bay otherwise I knew that all the pain would come back.
"Okay then, Rachel." Dr. Torres said, bringing everyone back to reality. "it's time to change those bandages."
"Okay..." I softly replied, not sure how bad the pain was going to be. I sat up with Noah supporting me and all of the other Glee girls and Kurt standing behind me. I could hear a collective gasp as the bandages came off and the bruises and scars began to show. Almost immediately, i felt my chin being lifted up so that my eyes were now level with Noah's. He started wiping away my tears with his hands No words were exchanged between the two of us, but it was almost like the rest of the world disappeared. I couldn't hear anything and it was like all I could see was him. Soon I was brought back to reality with the sudden burning sensation all around my ribs. I made the mistake of looking down to see what was going on. I couldn't even recognize my own skin. There wasn't a bit that wasn't covered with either a very dark colored bruise or a scar, or even in some places, bumps from breaks or fractures.
"Alright, I think we're done here." Dr. Torres said, giving me a sympathetic smile and leading Dr. Grey out, giving Dr. Robbins a kiss and Santana a big hug on the way out.
"Okay, Rachel." Dr. Robbins said. "This is where it's going to get a little difficult. When you were first brought into the hospital, theses injuries that you can see weren't the only things that were wrong with you. From whatever happened, you sustained a head injury. Nothing major," She said, noticing my freaked out look, "just some bruising, so we need to keep a close eye on it, just to make sure that it doesn't turn into anything major. We took you for a scan while you were sleeping, and thankfully, it seems like nothing's wrong, so I just want you to be aware of this and make sure that even while you're here in the hospital, you don't exert yourself too much and make sure you don't bang your head against anything, okay?" She said, giving me a squeeze on my arm. "And don't worry about anything else, okay? The doctors here are the best, and I'm not just saying that because I'm one of them. And you're in pretty good hands, and i'm not trying to brag, but I'm pretty awesome. Like, the one word that you could use to describe me in any area would be awesome, and you know, I'm not just saying that." Dr. Robbins finished off with a huge smile, almost as big as mine, but not quite as big, making everyone in the room laugh, taking way the tension for just a little bit.
"Thanks Dr. Robbins." I said as she left. "And thanks you guys...you know, for everything." I shyly said.
"Rach, we're your friends. Where else would we be?" Quinn exclaimed, running over to give me a soft hug "I was really worried, Rach. Don't you EVER do that to me again." She softly said into my ear so that no one else but myself and Noah could hear, and he was kind enough to pretend to be listening to what Finn was saying. I nodded, feeling her tears in my hair and gave her a soft promise that I would do my best.
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