Hey guys! I'm on a roll. This came to me when I was watching Paul Walker's new movie Hours. I was in tears by the end. I plan on making it a 3-shot, but who knows it might be a bit longer.
Thank you Tiffany7898 for helping me :D
Okay a little back ground information:
AU so no saiyans, super powers, and Dragon Balls
Takes places in Louisiana in 2005 (During hurricane Katrina)
Disclaimer: Don't own DBZ or Hours
RIP Paul Walker!
Summary: Videl died giving birth to her and Gohan's baby. What happens when the child is under a breathing ventilator and a hurricane strikes. Gohan's left in hospital hospital alone with no power and has to pump the battery manually. Things slowly go down from there. How far will he go to keep his baby alive and safe?
Monday August 25 2005
"How far along is your wife sir?"
"Gohan, please help me." Videl groaned. She was squeezing on my hand tightly and squirmed in the stretcher. Her face and hair were drenched in sweat and tears. It broke my heart seeing her like this
"Sir, can you hear me?"
I looked into the dark eyes of one of the doctors who were pushing my wife down the hall. "Uh, s-she isn't due for a-another five weeks." I answered.
"Gohan, say something. Please tell me something, please." Videl cried.
I lean in, our noses touching. "Listen to me, I love you. Everything's going to be fine." I press my lips against hers and run my fingers through her coal black hair.
"Okay, this is as far as you go." said the doctor.
I squeeze her hand one last time. "I love you Videl." I call out.
The last words I hear from her before the door close is "my baby."
I was frozen, unable to move. All I wanted to do was hold her and tell her everything was going to be okay. But, I honestly didn't know what was going to happen next.
Everything was happening too fast. I remember running to the store to pick up some snacks for her. She called me and told me her heart was racing and she felt like passing out.. Within ten minutes I was home. She was stretched out on the couch in the living room. Her hand was wrapped protectively around her stomach. I didn't hesitate to call 911.
The during the drive to the hospital she was sobbing and groaning in pain. I wish I could have traded places with her, she didn't deserve this.
I waited in the waiting room, it felt like the minutes were longer and all I wanted is for that doctor to come through the doors and tell me Videl and the baby were okay.
The powerful wind gust from the storm outside shatters the window and everyone panics and scatters. I'm the only one who stays calm and stay where I'm at, silent. I don't dare to move, the doctors told me to stay here.
The storm has gotten worse since I arrive. All the TVs in the hospital were on the news channel. I don't pay attention but I pick up the weather man saying a possibility of a hurricane. Great.
"Sir, you're going to have to go upstairs, it's not safe down here." A nurse calmly says to me.
I shake my head. "I can't, the doctors told me to stay here."
She rest her hand on my shoulder and looks me into the eye. "They know where to find you, now please, go up stairs sir."
I pushed myself up and amble to the stairs and slowly drag myself up the stairs to the second floor. All this stress was exhausting, but I refuse to sleep until I knew how my Videl was doing.
It was 7:15 when a doctor finally called for me. Soon as I saw his smile it felt like a ton had been lift off my shoulders. We walk down the hallway until he stops.
"Well Mr. Son, it looks like you have a baby girl." He announced.
I smirked, Videl was hoping for a little girl.
"But, she isn't able to breathe on her own yet so I have her on a ventilator in her own personal room since the NICU is full." He informed.
I run my fingers through my hair. "How's Videl. "
"We did everything we could Mr. Son, believe me we did-"
"Huh, wait what?" I responded.
"Mr. Son, your wife bled out on the table. She left at 7:02 am." The doctor told me. "I'm sorry for your lose."
No way, Videl couldn't die, she was too young to die. Videl was supposed to raise this baby with me, we were suppose to grow old and renew our vows. She wasn't suppose to die at 29!
"I-I don't believe it!" I shouted. "Tell me she's alive. We're going to walk down that hall into her room and she's going to be there!"
"I'm sorry Mr. Son, but she really is de-"
"Don't say that! Videl isn't dead! Tell me she's okay!" I pleaded.
The doctor tried to comfort me by resting his hand on my shoulder, but I swatted it away. "Don't touch me!" I hissed. " Videl's alive!" I refuse to believe this, no way my Videl had died. Tears cascade down my face, she's not dead.
"Look at me Gohan, look at me." The doctor orders.
I take off my glasses wiped my eyes, and used all my emerging to pull myself together.
"She's gone, but you still have your baby. Would you like to see her?" He asked.
I sighed and nodded, after all she needed me.
We walked into a room painted a light pink. I saw a crib like thing by the wall and a machinery by it. I walked over to the crib and placed my hands on the plastic top.
There she was, my daughter. She was tiny with black hair. There were a bunch of wires attach to her which were keeping her alive.
"Don't worry, it won't be long before she's big and strong." The doctor chuckled.
"When will she be taken off this thing?" I questioned.
"I estimate around 48 hours. You'll know when she starts crying. Crying is always a good sign." He answered before walking out the room.
I glide my finger tips across the plastic cover, the tears resurfacing. "You did this to her."
I didn't stay in the room to long. I couldn't stand being in that room. That thing killed her, it was the reason my wife wasn't with me now. I and started to wander the halls of the hospital. My mind needed to be clear.. I lean against the wall and slide down to the floor and remove my glasses and place them on the floor next to me. "Videl." I whimper.
Videl and Gohan sat at dinner table with Gohan's brother amd friends. He had invited them to come meet Videl. Bra, Trunks, Marron, and Goten immediately liked her. She was funny and managed to always keep a smile on Gohan's face. And if Gohan was happy, they were happy.
"So I'm wrestling with the gun man and the gun falls out of his hands." Gohan started with a laugh.
"Mind you it's broad daylight in front of the bank." Videl interjected.
"Oh really, that's when I usually rob banks too." Trunks commented with a chuckle.
"Anyways his partner runs to the money instead of the gun." Gohan continued before getting interrupted by Videl again.
"And the guy yells 'Vince! Vince! Don't you dare!'" Videl added.
"Are you going to let me finish the story?" Gohan asked her.
"Fine, whatever, hurry up." Videl laughed.
The dark haired man grinned at her before speaking. "So I'm still wrestling the gun guy and the money dude runs for the car and starts to drive off. But as he making it to the street, this small car runs into it." Gohan said.
"My car isn't small!" Videl protested.
Gohan rolled his eyes.
"Anyways, I run out and so does the guy, but before he can get away I pepper spray him-"
"You used hairspray." He commented.
"It got the job done, didn't it?" Videl responded with a big grin.
Gohan sighed. "And that is how I met Videl, because of her reckless driving."
"Gohan!" Videl shouted with a laughed.
"You two bicker like my parents." Bra laughed.
"No one argues as much as Bulma and Vegeta." Goten responded.
I hear a loud noise which pulls me out of my thoughts. I turn to my right and see a stretcher being pushed threw the doors. I snatched my glasses from the floor and slide them on then jumped up. I strolled down the hall and open the door. I see about seven dead bodies on the floor and some on stretchers. Their bodies were covered with white blankets out of respect. But who in the hell lays a dead person on the floor?
I started searching for Videl's body. When I find her my heart shatters, she's on the floor. I wanted to kill somebody at that moment.
"I want you Videl, not her. I love you." I whispered. My eyes were glued to her lifeless body. Why Videl? She was my everything and now she's dead. What was I going to do!?
"What are you doing back here?" Came a masculine voice. "Get away from that body."
My eyes don't move. "She's my wife." I growled. "Why is she on the floor?"
"We're short on stretchers, it's the only place sir." He responded his voice less agressive.
I clear my throat and stood up, turning to the doctor. "I won't allow this, we need to put her on higher ground. DO YOU KNOW HOW DISRESPECTFUL THIS IS!" I screamed.
The doctor sighed sympathetically and walked over to me. "Okay sir."
We put her in a body bag and lay Videl on a table in a different room. I still can't believe this was happening.
"I'm sorry for your lose sir, how'd she die?" He asked.
"Giving birth to our daughter." I said bluntly. I was getting tired of this people saying 'sorry for your lose' they weren't sorry, they say it to all the familes that loved one died but the doctors don't mean it, they never do.
I return back to the room my daughter was in and sat on the couch. The hum of the ventilator lulled me to sleep. But it wasn't long before someone thought it was a broght idea to disturb my peace. Why couldn't I be left alone. It was one of the nurses in pink scrubs who woke. She said everything was going to be okay. Another phrase I was getting tired of hearing.
"Also I need to give you this." She said, handing me a clip board, a piece of paper, and a ink pen. "It's your daughter's birth certificate. Did you and you wife choose a name for her before she passed on?"
I shook my head. "I wanted to name her Amanda but Videl hated."
The nurse sat next to me smiling. "Well what do you like."
I pondered over the question. Thinking of the day Videl and I were picking out names with two of our friends. It was a long process, Videl was very picky and changed her mind a lot.
Four friends lounged on the kitchen of Gohan and Videl's house. Papers were scattered everywhere and books were stacked high on the table. The previous day the Four were picking out names for a boy, today they would try and help Videl pick out a girl name.
"Last week you said said Haven was the name." Trunks said.
"It doesn't speak to me anymore." Videl protested with a groan.
"Didn't speak to me my ass." The lavender haired man mumbled. Luckily for him Videl didn't catch his comment.
"What about Jada?" Marron suggested. Her face was buried in the '5,000 Baby Girl Names'
"Eh." Gohan and Videl replied.
"What about Mary?" Trunks said, looking at one of the papers that had a bunch of names scribbled on it.
"Amanda?" Her husband suggested. "I really like that one."
"Too boring and yuck." Videl commented.
"What about Sharkeisha?" Marron joked, receiving laughs from the group.
"Listen Videl naming a child isn't that hard." Trunks told her
Videl got up from her chair, rubbing her swollen tummy and sighed. "I want it to be original, nothing like Jane, Suzy, or Sally."
"Vihan!" Trunks exclaimed. "It's also your ship name."
Videl snatched a pan from the counter and hit Trunks in the head. "You're such an idiot."
"What about Pan?" Gohan spoke up.
"You do realize that means bread in spanish." Marron pointed out.
"It could be her nickname, short for Pandora." Gohan replied.
Videl smiled. "Ohh that one is cute, I like it a lot."
Gohan clicked the pen and glided it across the paper.
The nurse smiled. "So what's the little angel's name?"
"Pandora Videl Son."