Now is After

I grinned. I knew that since the pain had left, I was dead. I didn't have to stay, I didn't have to mourn his death.
I saw Johnny. He smiled at me. He was behind a gate. He looked at me sadly shaking his head.
I started falling...

I hit something hard. I heard a siren, it wasn't a cop siren. I heard a slight sigh...

I wasn't going to wake up. I couldn't. Why would I want to. If I woke up that would mean I had to accept that I didn't really die.
I had wanted so bad to die to be with my love forever. Johnny, I want to be with you, please...

I heard an annoying beeping near my head. I felt someone in the room I was in. I was going to question who it was...

I couldn't open my eyes. I didn't want to. So I couldn't. The beeping was still there. So was the person. I tried to speak. Something was blocking my throat...

"Well, he's not in a coma, so he should be waking up, soon." A male voice said. "We suspect it should be in a few days."
"Can we stay? At least can one of us be here for him?" A younger voice asked, I felt I knew the voice...

I opened my eyes, I was in a hospital. Two-Bit was asleep on a chair. I was wearing a hospital gown. I hate hospital gowns. I had IVs in my arms and monitor pads everywhere...

I heard a bit of muffled yelling. I opened my eyes. I saw Two-Bit, Steve and two other guys that I didn't know. A blond and a ravened haired guy with a scar on his forehead. The blond was kinda cute in a dangerous sort of way.

"Hey, Two-Bit, Steve." I managed.

They turned as if they had just been shot.

"Hey! He's awake!" Two-Bit yelled before jumping on me.

I almost blacked out again.

"Cool it, Two-Bit, He doesn't look so good." Steve said. Two-Bit stopped jumping, but he didn't get off of me.

"Why does everyone tell me to be gentle, I like jumping on people." Two-Bit mumble, wrapping his arms around me and snuggling close to me.

If I wasn't feeling as weak as I was I would have pushed him off, it was a bit awkward and uncomfortable.

"Get off me!" I growled at him, he just snuggled closer.

The two unknown boys were watching silently. The blond was as pale as Johnny was tan. He had a cold, unfeeling expression in his ice-gray eyes. He mumbled something, Two-Bit jumped.

"Fuck, ya don't need to pinch me." He rolled off the bed, I stared at him bewildered. I didn't pinch him.

"I didn't pinch you," I growled my eyes flashing. "You guys know when I'm supposed to get out of here?"

They shook their heads, the door opened and a nurse walked in, she saw the guys and started shaking her head.

"I don't know why, you guys don't go home. He will be just fine without your constant vigilance." She said oblivious to the fact that I was awake.

"You can't tell them to leave. I want them here." I paused, and grabbed Two-Bit, wrapped an arm around his neck and gave him a nuggie. "Except him, he can get outta here, he's annoying."

Two-Bit, Steve and I started laughing. The raven haired guy was laughing as well, the blond smiled briefly, the smile reached his eyes. He was very formal, his blond hair slicked back, his eyes expressionless. He looked the complete opposite of Johnny, but he was still very attractive.

The nurse gasped, "Mr. Winston, when did you wake up? Can I get you anything to eat?"

"Nah, when can I get outta here?" I said, hospital food is gross.

"I will get the doctor he can answer that." She looked flustered, and rushed out the room.

I smirked, Steve was looking at me funny. "Dal, you haven't had anything real to eat since who knows when..."

I interjected, "The day before the rumble, I had some barbeque sandwiches with Pony and..." My voice broke, I couldn't say his name.

"You missed his funeral, it wasn't to much, but his... Mrs. Cade was throwing so much fake emotion into the whole thing. She didn't even care about him, she was more worried about how much the funeral cost her." Steve said with a sad calm, Two-Bit had closed his eyes.

I felt tears go down my face, he couldn't be gone, he was too young. "That FUCKING BITCH!" I yelled, causing everybody in the room to jump, including myself. I closed my eyes, trying to stop more tears from coming down. I was the toughest, coldest, meanest hood. And I was fucking crying.

"Maybe, there is a way we could do a memorial service for my cousin. That way you could say your final good-bye." My eyes flashed open, the blond continued clearly uncomfortable with what he was offering. "If you want, that is."

Two-Bit liked that, "That's a great idea, cause then you and Pony, and Darry, and Soda, can have a final farewell to Johnnycake." The smile had come back to his face, and to his eyes as well.

I stared at the blond, he glared back. There was somethin' about him that seemed to remind me of Johnny.

"You hungry, Dal?" Steve asked.

"Sure, but I don't want any hospital crap." I said.

"Yeah, Two-Bit and I can go get you something, Harry, Draco, you guys want anything?" He asked the guys, they nodded slightly. "Alright, keep our buddy company, will ya?"

They left as the doctor came in.

After the doctor left, I glanced uneasily at the two guys. I wanted a smoke.

"Either of you two got a cancer stick," They had blank look on their face. "A cigarette? You know a smoke?"

The raven haired one spoke up, "We don't smoke." The blond turned to him to glare at him, with a confused expression on his face.

The raven haired one, quickly explained something in an undertone. The blond nodded, he still looked confused. Then the raven haired one looked at me.

"Blimey, you don't even know who we are. Well, I'm Harry Potter and this is my fifth cousin, Draco Malfoy. Johnny was his third cousin or something." He said to me.

I nodded, "Dallas Winston." I turned my emotions off, "Johnny and I were really close. He was a great kid."

Harry nodded, his green eyes flashed with anger, "Too bad his parents are so terrible." He shuddered as if he had been hit.

I heard Two-Bit laugh, Steve opened the door and the walked in bringing lunch.

(I know it's kinda sucky, I just kinda let it wander and take it's own path. I hope it's ok, I still haven't figured out if I'm going to do a pov switch or not. R&R maybe?)