Hello all! Wow, I'm so sorry about the long update O.o My life got literally INVADED by the awesomeness known as Suits and I've been writing like a maniac for that fandom =/ Anyway, hope you all enjoy the last chapter! :D
A/N: Wow...I am so sorry O.o I accidently uploaded a chapter for a Suits story instead of the one for this story! Sorry for the confusion guys! XD
It took another day for Josh to regain consciousness completely and two more after that before he could get out of bed on his own. He had trouble balancing and his legs shook when he tried to walk but eventually he was able to make it out of bed and down the hall on his own even with Aidan and Sally hovering over him constantly.
The wound was beginning to heal, slowly but surely. The long silver tendrils that had extended away from the bullet wound had faded and Josh's werewolf healing abilities had started to return once the silver had worked itself through his system. The wound in his leg was almost completely healed, a long, thin gash still streaking across his thigh fromwhere the bullet had grazed him. It still took a while for his shoulder to heal though, the wound stitching itself closed very slowly. It was irritating; Josh hadn't realized how spoiled he's gotten on the super fast healing thing.
Aidan and was at his side constantly, always within arm's reach in case Josh's legs gave out and he fell (which had happened once before already). Sally stayed close as well but she kept a little more distance than Aidan did. She could sense that all this hovering was beginning to wear on Josh's nerves so she allowed him a bit more space than their fangy roommate.
Aidan had called the hospital and told them that Josh wouldn't be back to work for at least the rest of the week. He made up some story about him catching the flu and left it at that. He'd debated on calling Nora but figured he'd leave that to Josh once the younger man had heled a bit more.
Josh didn't remember much about the night he got shot, just that he'd changed back in the middle of the forest and couldn't remember how he'd gotten there. Aidan chose not to tell him about Ray; he wasn't sure how the younger man would react to finding out that the man who created him had saved his life. Josh was more compassionate than he let on and Aidan worried how he would handle the news. Sally agreed, keeping her mouth shut when Josh asked how he'd gotten back to the house in the first place. Josh would find out eventually but for now they would leave that part out.
Try as he might, Aidan couldn't take off any more work that week. The hospital was low on staff and he's already skipped two shifts this week to tend to Josh. No matter what excuse he came up with, their answer was always the same: either come into work or be fired. It was a losing battle.
Aidan paused by the door, looking back at Sally and Josh sprawled on the couch. The younger man was still pale and tired but he had regained a bit of color since he'd woken up. He'd managed to eat something and hadn't had any adverse reactions to it so it was a plus on his side.
"Are you sure you'll be okay while I'm gone?" Aidan asked for the third time, hesitating by the door.
Josh nodded slowly. "Aidan, I'm fine...I'm not going to go run a marathon while you're at work..." He looked like he could barely run down the front steps but Aidan didn't say anything.
"Okay, well if you need me-"
"I have your cell and the hospital's number." Josh smiled tiredly and slumped a bit against the couch. "Don't worry."
"I'll take good care of him." Sally chimed in with a wink and Aidan felt himself relax a bit.
"Okay, well...I guess I'll be back later." He paused for a second longer before finally turning to the door and waking outside.
Josh sighed, his eyes drooping a bit. "Geez...I don't think my own mom ever hovered over me that much..."
Sally smiled softly. "Well, you might as well get used to it. I'm never going to get to be a mom and Aidan practically gets off on it so I think you're kinda stuck with it for the next few weeks."
Josh smiled tired and pulled his legs up on to the couch slowly, wincing a bit when the movement caused his mostly-healed injured leg to cramp slightly.
"Peachy." He smiled again, making himself a bit more comfortable. "What's on today?"
"Oh, nothing special..." Sally said with a devilsh smirk, looking at the TV. A new episode of Gossip Girl had just started and Josh groaned weakly.
"What? Its the only thing worth watching on." She shrugged and snuggled a bit more into the couch. "Besides, you're too sick to change the channel which means I get to pick."
"There's a special place in Hell reserved for you." Josh muttered but there was no heat in his voice. He turned his head to the side and settled himself to watching the episode.
Sally giggled. "I love you too, Josh." All was right in the world once again.
Thank you all so much for reading! I really hope you guys liked it! :D