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Chapter 13

Naru had managed to get done early today. He was always eager to get home. He had the perfect life. A loving wife and two beautiful children. Wasn't that the dream? For him it was. He may not have known it before, but as soon as Mai had gotten pregnant and they reconciled he began to feel the happiness returning to his life.

He remembered the joy in watching her stomach grow, knowing that his children were growing inside of her. As with any father to be, he had felt the moments of doubt and fear and often confusion, but as soon as he placed his hands on her stomach and felt his children those feelings melted away.

Yes Naru, felt like he finally had it all. He wished his brother was there to see it and he was sure Mai wished her parents were still around to be part of this loving family.

Naru entered the hallway. He could hear Noba howling and the twins crying. He chuckled to himself. Mai must be having quite a day. She was probably ready for a break. He unlocked the door and entered the apartment.

"I'm home." He called out. He quickly walked over to the playpen where the twins lay crying. "What's wrong? Don't cry Daddy's here." He picked them both up and gently bounced them in his arms. "Where is your mommy?" The twins' crying subsided, but Noba continued to howl. "Noba!"

Naru put the twins in their bouncers. "There now. You behave while Daddy sees what Mommy is up to." Noba was still howling in the background. Naru grumbled.

He walked back out into the living room. Noba stood on top of the stairs howling. "What is wrong with you? Crazy dog." He walked towards the stairs looking up at Noba, but as he moved past the furniture he could see the bottom of the stairs.

"Mai!" he rushed towards her body. She laid in a awkward position at the bottom of the stairs. Her head was by the bottom banister post. There was a large gash on her forehead. Her body slightly arched back. "Oh god!" he cried out. He checked her pulse it was still strong. She was still breathing.

"Mai, please wake up." He said frantically. She let out a groan. "Oh, Mai." He said again with relief she was starting to regain consciousness. He quickly called for an ambulance.

The paramedics arrived and Mai was still regaining consciousness. From their assessment, she was lucky to be alive and not too seriously injured, but they would take her to the hospital to get a get fully checked out.

Mai started to become more aware of her surroundings then. "My babies…" She cried. "Where are my babies?" she started to become hysterical.

"Mai, calm down." Naru try to reassure her. "They're fine. They are perfectly content right now in their bouncers."

"No, I have to protect them." She moved her injured wrist and cried out.

"Miss you need to lay still." The one paramedic said. "You've had a bad fall and could be more injured than we know."

"Can you tell you tell us what today is?" the other paramedic asked.

"I don't care what today is, I need to take care of my babies." Mai growled as she tried to get back up. Mai was going to cause a scene if she didn't get her way, therefore they had to sedate her.

Naru called had called Ayako to come and watch the twins while he went to the hospital with Mai.

She arrived as Mai was being placed on a gurney. "Oh my god, Mai!" She exclaimed. Mai was unresponsive due to the sedative.

"Ayako." Naru said as he came back from checking on the twins.

"What the hell happened?" she began to raise her voice. Naru raised his hands and shushed her.

"Mai fell down the stairs, but appears to be alright with the exception of a nasty gash on her forehead and a broken wrist. I need you to watch the twins, while I go to the hospital with her."

"Of course, but why is she like that?" Ayako referring to Mai's slightly catatonic state.

"She tried to fight us so they had to sedate her." Naru said.

"Fight you?" Ayako scowled. "Why would she do that?"

"She wanted to protect the twins or check on them… I'm not quite sure, but when we denied her request she became more insistent and had the intent on fighting to get what she wanted." Naru explained.

"Mr. Shibuya, we will be leaving shortly." The paramedic called to him.

"I'll follow behind in my car." Naru replied and turned back to Ayako. "I don't have all the answers right now so I can't say much more, but I appreciate you coming to take care of Haru and Suzuka.

"Anytime, Naru." She gave him a hug before he grabbed his keys and wallet and left.

Mai had a concussion and a small hairline fracture to her wrist. Her head was stitched and bandaged and now all that was left was to wait for them to wrap up her wrist.

Naru was allowed to enter the room then. He found Mai sitting on the hospital bed starring off into space. "Well you have to be the luckiest person when it comes to injuries." He said.

His sudden appearance seemed to startle her for a minute as she snapped back to reality. "Lucky?" she said with a confused look on her face.

"Only you could fall off a balcony or down a flight of stairs and come out with only minor injuries." He smiled.

"Yeah." She gave a slight chuckle before looking troubled.

"Is something wrong?" Naru had this feeling that he couldn't shake. "You were so determined to see the twins… I just want to make sure there's nothing for us to worry about."

Mai looked at him thoughtfully. She knew the meaning behind his words. He was asking if her accident was linked to the paranormal. She didn't know how to answer or even where to begin.

"You don't have to say anything right now." He nodded. His voice was gentle, his face warm and inviting, but Mai could see his eyes flicker to worry. She could always read his eyes… "I can tell, but I want you to know you don't have to worry. Everything will be alright."

She smiled and nodded at him as her eyes welled up with tears and brought her good hand to cover the lower half of her face. Her chest swelled with the love she felt for him. She knew he would fight for her and for their children till his last dying breath. But even so she felt scared. Truly scared for what she might be putting her family through.

Naru quickly crossed the room and took her gently in his arms. He kissed the top of her head as she buried her face in his chest and sobbed. The sound was muted, but her body shook. Naru stroked her hair and her back.

She breathed in his scent. The warmth from his body and strength of his embrace were so comforting to her. She could feel herself calming down. She raised her head and looked into his eyes. He smiled at her as he used his hand to wipe away her tears.

She looked down at his chest and realized she had gotten it soaked with tears and her snot. He followed her gaze and they both began to laugh. When their laughs subsided they leaned in and kissed deeply and kept doing so until the doctor cleared his throat loudly.

"Um I hope I'm not interrupting anything, but I've come to attend to Mrs. Shibuya's wrist." He said.

"Oh—yes…" Mai said blushing deeply. Naru clear his throat and coughed. Mai glanced over at him to see him turning a slight shade of pink.

As the doctor worked, made small talk, and instructed Mai on how to take care of her wrist and stitches, she and Naru smiled at each other.

They knew there was a storm coming, but they knew that if they had each other they could get through. No matter what happened, they would always find their way back to each other and with the birth of their children they knew their love was strong than ever.

For those who have kept up with my ghost hunt stories and been so supportive, I want to say thank you! I don't know if I would have kept going if people didn't read it and want more. So thank you for making me keep at it and not let this turn into an unfinished project. It seemed to take forever to write this one story. I guess life has its ways of distracting you, but its finally finished. Now off to planning the FINAL story of this series! And finishing the others that I have started. Love ya all! Please Review.