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When The Hero Falls

Mary sat down in the driver's seat to the probe with a contented sigh. She had spent the last three hours at the Spa, getting the luxury package and was trying to enjoy the calmness she felt before she returned to the real world of her crazy family and demanding job.

She groaned when her cell phone vibrated and glanced at the caller ID, seeing her sister's name. She accepted the call but before she could warn her sister not ruin her good mood, Brandi cried hysterically in the phone.

"Mary? Oh god…Mary!"

"Brandi? What is it?" Mary asked in concerned, fear rising in her chest when she realized she could hear sirens in the background.

"Mary, I'm so scared…please come…I need you."

"Squish, you need to calm down and tell me what's happened! Where are you?"

"In an ambulance…they're taking me the hospital…Mary, I'm so sorry…I didn't know who to call." Brandi to ramble between sobs. "I didn't know he had a gun…"

"A gun? Brandi, what the hell?" Mary questioned but knew she would get nowhere over the phone when her sister was in this state. "Listen, I'm going to meet you at the hospital, okay? I'll be right there."

"Please, hurry." Brandi cried.

"I'll be there as soon as I can." Mary promised.

She hung up the phone and started the car, relieved it started first time. She ignored the horn blast of the car she just pulled out in front of and ran through a red light. She reached the hospital in record time and was surprised she did not get pulled over.

"I'm looking for Brandi Shannon. I was told she was on her way here?"

"Down the corridor and turn left." The woman point but Mary was gone before she had finished the sentence.

"Brandi?" Mary called out when she saw her sister stood with a nurse who was trying to comfort her.

"Mary? Oh god…"

"What happened? Are you okay?" Mary noticed the blood on her sister's clothes and the cut on her forehead.

"Oh, Mary…I'm so sorry…"

"What are you sorry for? Brandi, you're not making sense." Mary sighed and looked at the nurse. "Is she okay?"

"As I was telling Ms Shannon before you arrived, we need to examine her."

"No, I want to know how he is! Why won't you tell me? Is he dead?"

"I don't know how your friend is, Ma'am but I'm sure someone will be by soon."

"Oh my god…He's dead and it's all my fault!"

"Brandi!" Mary grabbed her uppers arms and turned her back to face her. "What happened?"

Tears spilled from Brandi's eyes and Mary could feel her visibly shaking.

"Okay, Squish just take a deep breath and tell me what's going on." Mary told her. Brandi nodded and did as she told. "That's it…in and out…."

"I'm sorry, Mary…I didn't know who else to call."

"Start from the beginning."

"I was at that sports bar that Chico likes…He was meant to be meeting me there and we were going to call you and Peter when you finished work but he was late and. there was this creepy guy who wouldn't leave me alone…" More tears fell from her eyes. "I was so scared Mary and I tried to call you but your phone was off…I locked myself in the bathroom…"

"I'm sorry; I should have kept my phone on me." Mary said softly, feeling guilty for not being there for her sister.

"I told him I had a boyfriend and wasn't interested but he just wouldn't listen." Brandi insisted and cried harder. "I never thought he would get so angry when I left…I never knew he had a gun!"

"Hey, it's not your fault." Mary tried to reassure her.


Mary turned and saw Peter rushing towards them looking concerned. She frowned in confusion; she had assumed that Peter was the one that was hurt.

"Oh honey, are you okay?" Peter wrapped his arms around his girlfriend.

"Brandi? Oh my poor baby!"

Mary spun around and saw her Mother and Raph. Everything went in slow motion as her mind worked. She was meant to be meeting Raph at the bar but he was there, comforting Brandi now, alive and well. She remembered Brandi saying something about not knowing who else to call. She thought about the first person, she would have called if she was in Brandi's situation.

"Mary? What happened? How is he?"

Stan appeared with Eleanor in tow but Mary could not answer him. There was lump in her throat and she struggled to breath. She could feel her heart beat so fast that she thought it might burst.

"Mary?" Stan stopped in front of her.

"He's my friend! Just tell me he's going to be okay!"

They all turned and saw Bobby Dershowitz being pushed out of the trauma room. Mary immediately noticed his blood-stained shirt and she knew, like Brandi's, it wasn't his blood.

"No…" She mumbled, shaking her head. "No."

"Mary." Stan reached out to take her arm.

"Marshall?" She ran towards the room Bobby had just left. "Marshall!"

"Hey! Mary!" Bobby managed to wrap an arm around her waist, stopping her but she fought against him and it took Stan's help to keep hold of her.

"Miss, I'm sorry but you have to wait out here." The nurse informed her. "We're doing all we can for your friend."

When she turned to re-enter the trauma room, Mary managed to get a look inside before the door swung shut. It was a good thing, Stan and Bobby had hold of her because her leg collapsed from underneath her when she saw the doctors trying to shock her partner's heart into beating again.


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