I woke up next morning thinking this was all a dream. But no this was damn real. She was still sleeping. I walked out to see if the boys were still in the waiting room, they were there, along with Anna's parents, all sleeping. I walked back into the room. My stomach growled. I left again this time to find a vending machine. I got myself a pack of Lays chips, Anna's favorite, and ate them. When I got back to the room, Louis was there.
"Hey," he said.
"Hey," I answered.
"Your going to starve to death eating chips you know. Go and get yourself something reasonable to eat, I'll stay here and watch her," he said.
"Is there a McDonald's near by?," I asked.
"Yep, when you drive out of the parking lot turn left and it's downhill in the small city," he answered, throwing me the keys.
"Okay then, I will be back in fifteen minutes. If she wakes up call me immediately," I said.
"I will," he said.
With that I left. Along the way from McDonald's I stopped by a guitar shop. I remembered how Anna always said that she wanted a guitar. I saw a perfect brown one hanging on the wall. I took it off and went to the register.
"Would you like a case with that sir?," the lady in the cashier asked.
"Um, not today," I answered.
"Well thank you for shopping at our store," she said.
"Welcome," I said, but still not being able to smile. When I got back to the hospital, Niall was staring at me.
"What?," I asked him.
"Is that a guitar?," he asked.
"Yeah, Anna always told me how she wanted a guitar and so I thought I get her one," I said.
"This ones a beauty," Niall said taking the guitar into his hands.
"Harry we need to talk to you," Anna's dad said, putting a hand on my shoulder.
"Okay," I said and followed them into Anna's room.
"We just got a call from our work that we need to go on another business trip, this time out of the country and for a whole month," Anna's dad said.
"Oh," I said.
"And we have to leave today," he continued.
"We want you to take care of Anna, and when she is ready to get out of the hospital, you can take her on tour with you," Anna's mom said and smiled.
"Really??!!," I exclaimed.
"Yeah," Anna's dad said.
I hugged him before he said anything else and kissed Anna's moms hand.
"Thank you," I said.
"No, it's we who thank you," Anna's mom said.
"Where you going?," I asked. "Europe," Anna's dad said.
"That's a long way to go," I said.
"Yes and that's why we have to go now," he said and walked over to Anna and kissed her forehead.
"Take good care of her Harry," Anna's mom said. With that they left.
"Well goodbye guys. It was nice meeting all of you," Anna's dad said.
"What? Where are you going?," I asked.
"Europe. Another business trip of ours," he said.
"So Anna can come with us?," Liam asked.
"Yes," Anna's mom answered. I got up and jumped up and down out of excitement.
"Yaaaaaaaaayyy!!! Anna's coming on to-o-our!! Anna's coming on to-o-our!!," I sang.
"Haha, calm down there fella," Anna's dad said.
"Sorry, I'm just excited," I apoloigized.
"Well bye," they said and left.
"Yay, Anna gets to come on tour!!," Niall said, "That means Rachel's coming too."
"Yeah," Liam said smiling.
"I can't wait for her to hear that after she wakes up," Zayn said.
Niall once taught me to play Little Things on a guitar. I was playing the first verse on Anna's guitar and singing:
"Your hand fits in mine like it's made just for me, but bare this in mind it was meant to be......."
I sang the whole song from my heart.
"I'm in love with you and all your Little Things.......Anna please wake up," I said tears rushing down my face.
I put the guitar down. Then the doctor walked in.
"Hello Harry," he said.
"Hi," I said. He checked if everything was okay.
"Her heart beat is super slow," he said.
"Is that bad," I asked frightened a little.
"Well if it slows down even more we might loose her, but if it quickens that means she's waking up," he told me, " I have to go now to my other patients, bye for now," he said and left.
I looked at the mechine that showed me her heart pace. Still the same. I looked at Anna, her brown hair in a loose braid that her mother did, her pink lips that I wanted to kiss so badly, her eyes closed. Those beautiful green eyes that I longed to see....I sighed. I looked at the clock, 4:30 pm already. I looked back at Anna. I took her hand and kissed it.
The machine started slowing down.
"What??!!," I said looking at it. It went slower and slower
"DOCCCCTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!," I yelled. I ran out of the room and saw a nurse.
"HELP!! Anna's fading away!!!," I cried.
"WHAT? Doctor, doctor," she called after him.
He came running down the hallway and ran into Anna's room.
"Get her in the emergancy room. NOW!!!," he yelled at the nurse. They quickly rolled her away.
"Doctor what wrong??," I asked.
"Harry stay here!," he said and went through the emergency doors.
I sank to my knees, put my head in my hands and cried.
"HAZ!!," Louis yelled running down the hallway. "Haz, what's going on?!," he asked.
"She-she's started fading away," I sobbed into his shoulder.
"Harry you need to get off the floor, c'mon," he said and lifted me up.
We walked to the other guys, and I sat down in one of the chairs.
"What's going on with her heart?," I asked.
"We can't answer that Haz,” Liam said.
*two hours later*
The doctor came walking down the hallway.
“Is she okay???,” I asked.
“Yes. What happened is that one of her blood vessels connected to her heart was blocked and that’s why her heart was beating slowly and it started loosing blood. I had to take her into a difficult surgery and fix that and now it’s working fine again and beats at a normal pace,” he smiled.
I gave him a hug. “Thank you,” I said.
“For what?,” he asked.
“You saved her life!!,” I answered.
“That’s kind of what I do,” he smiled,” I have to go now, Anna is back in her room now so you can go and see her.”
I quickly walked into Anna’s room. She was still sleeping but her heart beat was normal and she still had the breathing tube in her mouth.
“Babe, don’t frighten me again like that,” I said sitting down. “I love you so much that words can’t describe. If I lost you, I don’t know what I would do. Babe, I miss you so much!! I miss you laugh, your smile, your beautiful eyes.....why did this all happen?,” I said, tears rushing down my face.
I took her hand and put it against my cheek.
*An hour later*
Niall had just come back with our dinner from a nearby Chinese restaurant.
"This one's for Haz," he said and gave me the white box.
"I'll go and give it to him," I said and left.
I walked into Anna's room and saw Harry asleep with Anna's hand against his cheek.
"Haz?," I whispered. He awoke with a jump.
"What? Oh hey Louis," he said and looked at Anna.
"Niall got you some dinner," I said and gave him the box.
"Oh thanks and sat thank you to Niall from me," he said.
"I will," I said and walked out.
I put the now empty box into the trash can. I walked to the window and before I closed the curtains I looked out the window. It was such a nice view of the buildings and streets all lit up. I remembered the time when I brought Anna to my hotel room in Detroit, how she loved the view of it. I closed the curtains, and looked back at Anna.
"Babe remember the day we met in the parking lot? I remember when I first looked into your beautiful green eyes, I somehow knew your the one. The one I actually love with my whole heart. The one...the one I want to spend the rest of my life with," I sighed. "Babe don't fade away again, like you did today. Your the only person I care for. The person I would die for...the person...," I cried again. Why can't she just wake up!?
"Hey, Harry?," Zayn said walking into the room.
"Hi Zayn," I managed to say. He patted my back.
"Don't cry Hazza. It's not going to make her wake up faster," he said.
"Yeah but I can't help it. I talk to her as if she's awake and wait for her to say something back, but nothing happens. And then I just...I just loose it and cry," I said.
"Then don't do that to yourself," Zayn said.
"I know, but what if she can hear?," I said.
"I don't know that, maybe she does," he said," Well I'm going to go now it's getting late."
"Okay, bye Zayn," I said.
"Bye," he said and left. I sighed.
Short time after Zayn left, a nurse came to check on Anna.
"Looks like she's breathing by herself now," she said, and took the tube out of Anna's mouth.
"That's good," I said. After she was through checking everything, she left.
Ten minutes later she returned with the doctor.
"She's breathing very well," he said, listening through his stethoscope.
"Does that mean she'll wake up soon?," I asked.
"I'm not sure about that Harry," he said.
"Oh," I answered.
"Well all looks good, goodnight Harry," he said, and they left.