~!Author'sNote!~ I am so fucking sorry that this took so long. I feel horrible. I've just been super distracted and shit and I'm so so so so sorry. Forgive me. Enjoy the chapter, lovers.
"Maybe it's not my weekend, but it's gonna be my year!" My phone blared and I jerked awake.
I glanced at the clock, who the fuck was calling me at 6 a.m.?
I grabbed my phone off the bedside table and answered. "Hello?"
"Aribella! Oh my god, I've been calling you all fucking night! Why the hell didn't you answer?" Ronnie screamed.
I cringed. "I guess I didn't hear my phone. What's wrong?"
"Jacey! And Marcus!" She cried.
"What happened? Are they hurt?" I asked, suddenly awake.
"Yes! They're in the hospital. You and Sam have to get home. Oh my god, you have to get home now." She sobbed.
Tears formed in my eyes. "What happened? How bad are they?"
"Marcus was teaching Jacey to drive, and she wrecked. They're both in critical... Ari, oh my god. I'm so scared. You have to get home. You have to get home!" Ronnie said, her voice breaking.
I shook Sam awake. "Ronnie... Rachel, we're on our way."
"What happened?" Sam muttered.
I jumped out of bed and started shoving clothes into our duffel bags.
"Jacey was driving with Marcus. She crashed. They're hurt bad. We have to go home, now!" I explained.
Sam was shocked. "Oh god."
I threw him a pair of his skinny jeans and a t-shirt. "Get dressed. We have to go."
We dressed in silence and were ready to leave in minutes.
"I'll check us out, you go get the car, okay?" Sam said.
I nodded and ran outside.
I found the car, threw the duffel bags in the backseat, and pulled up to the front of the hotel.
Sam got in and I sped off.
"How bad are they?" Sam asked.
"Critical." I said.
He rubbed his eyes. "Jesus."
I gripped the steering wheel tightly.
The rest of the seven and a half hour drive was silent.
After what seemed like forever, we were back in Vermillion city limits.
I immediately drove to the hospital.
"You ready?" Sam asked before we walked inside.
I nodded and we walked into the ER.
Ronnie, Becca, Lucas, Michael, Jordan, Cole, Jacey's dad and older brother, and Marcus' parents and his little sister Bethany were all crowded into the waiting room.
Ronnie was curled into Lucas's chest, sobbing quietly, but she looked up when we walked in.
She stood up and ran over to us.
I held my arms out and we held each other and cried.
Sam wrapped his arms around both of us and I could tell he was crying too.
Soon enough, everyone was huddled together in a big group hug.
After a few minutes, everyone sat back down except for Ronnie, Sam, and I.
"Have you seen them yet?" I asked.
She nodded. "For a little while, earlier. Do you want me to take you to see them?"
I nodded. "Please."
Ronnie pulled Sam and I into Jacey's room first.
She was bandaged and bruised and she had a cast on her right leg and right arm and a brace on her neck.
"Oh my god." I breathed.
"She's asleep now, and they have her on enough pain meds to kill a rhino. She shouldn't be in pain for quite a while. But she's hurt bad, they're not sure if she'll pull through." Ronnie's voice broke and I caught her so she wouldn't collapse.
"She'll be okay, Ronnie. She's strong, she'll make it." I whispered.
Ronnie nodded and pulled us into Marcus's room. He wasn't quite as bad as Jacey was he was still really bad. But, thanks to a load of pain killers, he was asleep and pain free.
We walked back to the waiting room and sat down.
Everyone was silent.
Sam leaned over and whispered. "I think we should head home in a little while so that Mom and Dad know we're back."
I nodded. "In a little while."
Ronnie was still sobbing so I wrapped my arms around her.
She hugged me back and we just sat there, crying together.
~!Author'sNote!~ I hope you guys liked this one, it was kinda short, but whatever. Review, please. xoxo, Aly.