Prison gates won't open up for me
On these hands and knees I'm crawlin'
Oh, I reach for you
Michael Downing knew that he was dying. But he couldn't die yet. His younger siblings needed him. Their parents had died when Michael was a young teen, and he had promised them that he would always be there for them. Now his dreaded lungs had failed him. "You will be no help to them if you die." He heard Dr. Lee's voice whisper in his ear. Somehow despite the odds against getting a double lung transplant, Michael believed that his doctor would save him.
Well I'm terrified of these four walls
These iron bars can't hold my soul in
All I need is you
Megan O'Hara cried herself to sleep. She didn't tell her mother or her father that she was terrified. She only had a bad fall, that was all. It wasn't supposed to be like this, waiting for a liver transplant. "I'm sorry, Mom." Megan heard her hoarse voice over and over again. "It's all my fault." She still felt her guilt deep inside her. It wouldn't get better, she was certain. She would die in the hospital alone, unless someone saved her. All she needed was that person.
Come please I'm callin'
And oh I scream for you
Hurry I'm fallin', I'm fallin'
"And the world wept." Brudy Boyle found that a smile was forming on his face. He had lived. He didn't expect himself to. He had wanted to die and to be with his lover who had died so long ago. Bitterness still tingled his tongue whenever he thought of that time. Ever since then, Brudy had been coarse and rude to everything and everyone around him. How was he to lose the only one he loved when there were people – aliens – who had happiness? He couldn't understand. He was certain that he would die in the hospital, but he didn't. Thanks to Dr. Lee, who had saved him from his fall.
Show me what it's like
To be the last one standing
And teach me wrong from right
And I'll show you what I can be
Dylan Campbell didn't remember much of what happened after the accident. He only remembered the kind woman who had saved him. His mother, stroking his face, told him that the woman's name was Lisa, and that she was a doctor. Dylan also remembered the tall doctor who had taken out the thing out of his mouth. He had to thank them one day, he knew. Dylan had to thank Lisa and Andy, but he had to rest and then he would show them what a good boy he was.
Say it for me
Say it to me
And I'll leave this life behind me
Say it if it's worth saving me
Scott Becker knew he was a screw-up. He didn't deserve to be here. He should be dead, after all he did to people and his parents. Screaming voices were always in his dreams, and he was the one who was screaming. Drugs used to pulse through his veins. Now medication pulsed through them in their stead. He drank water instead of alcohol. Still, no one would believe him, or give him another chance. Scott was almost like a prisoner inside the hospital. Dr. Man would always find some excuse to check on him, but to be honest, Scott liked his doctor. There was something familiar about Dr. Man that made him more…real than the others who avoided him or said he shouldn't even be getting a new heart. "I'm a serious screw-up." Dr. Man didn't care about that either. Scott began to realize that his surrogate father was a lot like him in a lot of ways. Save me, Dr. Man. Save me, and I'll leave this life behind me. I want you to believe that it's worth saving me.