Will just received a call from the hospital that he has an emergency and he has to get there right away. However he is a bit of a bind, since Sonny had to go to CG2, because a barista called in sick. None of their parents were available and either was Abby. He was in a giant pickle.

Vaeh: Daddy, I can watch the younger kids, it will be ok. You said it was just for a little while. Papa is done a 2 and its already 11, just go.

Will: But, you said you weren't feeling good this morning. I don't want the other kids sick. Or you to get worse.

Vaeh: I understand that, but you have a patient who needs you, they wouldn't have called you in other wise.

Will: You are right, but still- you don't look so good.

Vaeh: I will just lay down on the couch until Papa comes home, then head to bed. Nate just went down for his nap, and the twins will play until Papa comes, then take theirs.

Will: Ok, I guess it will be ok. But I really don't like this, I just have a bad feeling.

Vaeh: You and your bad feelings. (shaking her head, except, he was right about one thing, she looked like hell and felt it too. She really hoped that 2 would come quickly).

She just rested on the couch in the playroom and the pains just kept getting worse and worse.

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Will runs into CG2 for a quick cup of joe and to say Hi to his Hubby.

Sonny: Why are you here?

Will: I got called in, Vaeh is watching the kids and she is still sick.

Sonny: As soon as Jill gets here, I will go home-Ok.

Will: Good, because I don't know how long I will be- oh and here (handing him is coffee mug)

Sonny: Ok, well here you go and I love you. See you later.

Will: Love you, back. See ya.

Will heads up to see Marlena and Dr. Davis.

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At home Vaeh is just feeling worse and worse. The twins fell asleep in the rec room on the couch, together, much to her relief and Nate is still sleeping-upstairs. She has pains in her right side and the lower part of her stomach. She needs to get something from her room, but she isn't sure she can make it up there, still she needs to try. She starts to climb the staircase and then she gets dizzy and before she knows what's happening-she is at the bottom of the stair case. She passed out, and is lying here.

Sonny in the meantime is parking his car and heading in the back door.

Sonny: Hey, I'm home, Sweets, you can head up to bed if you want. Veah?

He runs down the 4 stairs to the rec room, and the twins are asleep on one of the couches. He covers them back up and goes back up the stairs, and heads to the stai case leading upstairs. He hears that Nate is crying, and then he sees Vaeh, laying on the floor at the bottom of the staircase.

Sonny: Oh, my God, Nevaeh, Sweetie, its Papa. (sliding down on the floor, he checks to see if she is breathing, and she is) hey, oh my gosh you're burning up. (He grabs his phone and calls 911)

911 dispatcher: 911, what is your emergency?

Sonny: I need an ambulance, I just arrived home and found my 14 year old daughter, passed out on the bottom of the staircase.

911: Ok, I have a crew on the way sir, is she bleeding?

Sonny: No, I don't think so, it doesn't look like she hit her head, but she is burning up.

911: Ok, has she been sick?

Sonny: yes, since just yesterday. But her other Dad, said she was worse today. She has said her stomach and side hurt.

911: Which side, Sir, do you remember?

Sonny: right side-I believe.

911: Ok, I am putting this info in the the computer, the ambulance will be there soon, you should hear it soon, I will let you go now. Let them in.

In the mean time, Sami has noticed the the ambulance has stopped in front of Sonny and Will's place. She runs out of her door and heads over. Sonny lets in the parmedics and they start their thing with Veah.

Sami: What is..Oh, Vaeh!.

Sonny: Thank, God. The other kids are asleep. Would you mind?

Sami:No, you don't even have to ask, I will stay here with them, you go with her.

Sonny: Thank you, so much.

Sami: No thanks necessary (smiling and trying not to worry)

PeraMed: Sir, is this your daughter?

Sonny: yes, her name is Nevaeh, she's 14.

PeraMed: Thank you. Ok , Nevaeh, My name is Joe, I am going to take good care of you. (she has started to come around, and is very scared) I am going to feel around and you tell me if anything hurts.

Vaeh: Ok. I don't feel very good.

Joe: I've heard. What hurts the most?

Vaeh: my side, here (holding her right abdomen) and I just started feeling dizzy...but I don't remember anything else.

Joe: Ok-have you gotten sick?

Vaeh: everytime I eat.

Joe: sounds like you may have an appendicitis. (to the other permedic) Harold, lets get her loaded up and off to the hospital.

Har: gotcha Joe, lets roll.

Joe: Sir, are you coming with us?

Sonny: You bet I am. (looking at Sami, who nodded)

Joe: Ok, we are going to go fast. (he says as he starts an IV and checking her vitals. They grab the stretcher and place her on it. )

They load her into the ambulance and place Sonny in the back with her. He holds her hand the whole way to the hospital.

Vaeh: Papa, I'm scared. It hurts so bad.

Sonny: I know, babygirl, it will be ok. I promise.

Vaeh: I'd laugh, but I can't, it hurts way too much. (this makes Sonny chuckle and she kinda smiles.)

They radio ahead that they are bringing her in and to get an ER room opened for her. At the hospital, Daniel is waiting for them to bring her in and he calls to have an OR ready, just in case.

Daniel: Alright folks, it looks like we have a 14 year old girl, who has an apparent appendicitis. The EMT's will be here in a few minutes, we will get her in here, check her out, stablize her and up to the OR. No time to waste. As soon as he is done with the "prep" talk they are here and rolling her in..

Dan: Trama A, Nevaeh, it's Dr. Dan. Can you tell me what hurts, sweetheart.

Vaeh: My right side, the low part of my tummy.

Dan: Ok, let's get her on to the table, on a 3 count, 3,2,1 (they slide her to the exam table, and it goes pretty fast, he pushes on her side, and feels around, she screams in extreme pain) Ok, I believe we have an acute appendicitis going on here, call up to the OR and tell them to get ready, we are heading up stat.

He finishes his exam and they are rolling, as they are heading into the OR, Will and Marlena a coming towards them.

Will: Oh, my gosh what is going on?

Sonny: Thank God, I've been texting and calling for the past hour. They say she has an appendicitis. Daniel is taking her to the OR.

Will: I am so glad you went home when you did, where are the others?

Sonny: Sami is watching them.

Will: Ok. How did you know to get her here?

Sonny: I found her passed out on the stairs at home, she looked like she fell going up them. I called 911.

Will: Are you kidding me? I...

Marlena: Will, hey-this is not your fault, she is in good hands.

Sonny: Yes, she is. And now I am going to go and call your Mom and let her know what is going on. Ok? Calm down, she'll be fine. Daniel will take good care of her.

Marlena: Will-Sonny is right you know.

Will: I know. I know. But she is still my baby.

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Daniel finished had finished the surgery and it was a success, they had gotten in just in time. She was taken to a room and her family could now come in and she her.

Vaeh: Daddy? Papa?

Sonny: Hey, Sweets, how are you feeling?

Vaeh: Oddly, better. What happened?

Sonny: I found you at the bottom of the stairs and you were a very sick girl-so I call an ambulance.

Vaeh: yeah?

Sonny: You had an appendicitis.

Vaeh: No wonder I was in such pain. Thank you for getting me here.

Sonny: Well, I can perform some miracles, but I'm not a surgeon.

Vaeh: Please don't make me laugh.

Sonny: So you have already been receiving the royal treatment (pointing around the room at the balloons and flowers).

Vaeh: Wow, I must be pretty popular.

Sonny: You know you are. I am going to go and check on your brothers and sister, ok.

Vaeh: Sure, I am going to go back to sleep. I love you, Papa.

Sonny: I love you too, Sweets.

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Dear Journal:

Hey Sonny here, we had a bit of a crisis today. I am so happy I went home when I did-it could have been much worse than it was. I was so scared when I came in and saw her like that. She has been sick before, but not that sick. It brought me back to the day we first saw her in the nicu and she was a newborn, I just wanted to protect her. She is one of the best parts of my life. I hope Will makes it home tonight and lets her rest, but I doubt it. Well I need to get dinner for the rest of my crew, and then its story and play time. Miss Norie wanted to play dress up again and have a tea party, which is my fave, but don't tell anyone. I've alway thought I looked pretty damned good in a crown.



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Sonny is in bed, reading when Will makes it home. He checks in on the other kids first, and checks the doors and lights. He heads up to his room. He smiles when he sees that Sonny has waited up for him.

Sonny: Well, good evening Dr. H-K.

Will: Good evening. How were things, tonight?

Sonny: Pretty good. Noah wanted to know when his Veah was going to be home.

Will: Cam and Dan said a couple of days. She was pretty sick. But when I just left, she was already eating a little something, so we will see.

Sonny: Well good. Dinner wasn't the same without her here tonight. It just was a little too quiet.

Will: Yeah-she usually gets the little ones going.

Sonny: I know right.

Will: I think, I'll shower and head to bed, wait up for me.

Sonny: How about, I give you a better reason to shower (winking)

Will: Even better idea.

Sonny: Do you think this will ever get old (pulling his shirt off)?

Will: What, us, doing this, I hope not...(bitting his lip, knowing still drives Sonny crazy).

Sonny: Hey, you, I know what your doing...

Will: Yeah, and what is that? (climbing into the bed).

Sonny doesn't finish the thought with words, he starts to make love to Will and Will is returning all he is getting from Sonny. It is the first time in a while they have been together and it takes awhile before they are finished. When they are done, they are lying together and talking.

Sonny: Maybe one of us should just call and check in on her.

Will: Daniel is on call tonight, he said he'd call us if he needed to, she's in good hands.

Sonny: if you say so.

Will: Son, it will make you feel better, call.

Sonny: I was going to anyway.

Will heads to the shower and just shakes his head on the way in.

Sonny is picking up he phone and dialing.

Maxine: 4th south this is Maxine, how may I help you.

Sonny: Hello, Maxine, this is Sonny H...

Maxine: Yes, Papa, your little girl is doing fine. She is sleeping, comfortably and Dr. Dan just checked on her.

Sonny: Thank you, Maxine.

Maxine: Your Welcome, Sonny. Good Night.

Sonny: Good-night.

He hangs up the phone and is smiling to himself. He decides to go re-check the other kids, while Will is in the shower. He creeps down the hall and peeks in the girls room, but Norah is not in her bed, a little alarmed he goes into the boys' room and there she is, curled up with her twin, in his bed. He smiles to himself and covers them both up and picks up one of their stuffed toys up off the floor. He goes then to the crib and checks on Nate, who is turned on stomach, up on his knees and his arms tucked under himself and no blankets. He covers the sleeping child and smiles to himself. All is right. He just hopes that Vaeh, gets to come home soon.

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Will: They ok?

Sonny: Fine. (smiling) You ok?

Will: worried about Vaeh, you called the hospital?

Sonny: Yes, Maxine in on, and she says Dr. Dan checked her and she is sleeping peacefully.

Will: Good, than maybe we should get some sleep too.

Sonny: I'm all for that.

They climb into their bed and talk for a few minutes, but it doesn't take long before the old "comfort" kicks in and they are snuggled down together and asleep.

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The next morning they are up and getting the younger kids ready for the day. Sonny is about to pour himself a cup of coffee when Will corners him and pushes him up against the counter.

Sonny: What was that for.

Will: Yesterday.

Sonny: Why? I didn't do anything...

Will: you saved our daughter's life and that is something.

Sonny: I did what any father would done in that situation.

Will: But..

Sonny: Thank you, Will.

The phone rings and they both jump, and go to grab it. Will makes it first.

Will: Horton-Kiriakis residence.

Vaeh: Hi, Daddy.

Will: Vaeh? You sound, awesome.

Vaeh: Well, considering, I feel awesome. Is someone coming to see me today?

Will: Papa and I both will be there, soon.

Vaeh: Dr. Cammy said I could maybe go home later today.

Will: That is great news. See you later.

Veah: Ok. I love you. And tell Papa, Thanks for rescuing me, yesterday, ok?

Will: yes, of course. Later.

He hangs up and smiles.

Sonny: she ok?

Will: Yes, Cam is releasing her later, today. Oh and she says thank you for rescuing her yesterday.

Sonny: I told you guys it was nothing, I'll call Mom to watch the little ones, and I'll bring her home.

Will: I only have 2 scheduled patients, and I'm just on call the rest of the day, I will come home when I am done, but I may have to go back. And

Sonny, it wasn't just nothing.

Sonny: That sounds really good. (ingnoring the other part)

They go to the hospital together and go and get Nevaeh, and Sonny brings her home. He takes her up to her room and the house is quiet, because Adrienne has taken the little ones out for the day.

Sonny: You just rest ok.

Vaeh: Ok, can you help lay down, still sore.

Sonny: Sure.

He helps her to the bed and before she goes to lay down, she troughs her arms around him and hugs him tight.

Sonny: What was that for?

Vaeh: Being my hero.

Sonny: Just being a good Dad.

Vaeh: I think saving my life falls into the "Great Dad, SuperHero" category.

Sonny: I was...

Vaeh: Papa, you're doing what Daddy always does.

Sonny: What is that?

Vaeh: When someone pays you a compliment, just take it-Ok?

Sonny just smiles and hugs her close. He helps her into bed and tucks in her. She just had so pain meds for the car ride, so she is sleepy. He watches her for a few mintues and he's to his office.

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Dear Journal:

I have reached an all time high at this Dad gig. I am a "Great Dad-SuperHero" what a mouthful. Well, Vaeh is home and sleeping. I have few chores to do while the young ones are out.

Life is pretty good, I'd say. I few scary moments, but good.