We arrived at the hospital and I ran inside with Eliza in my arms and a bunch of nurses came and took her away on a stretcher. Ashton called Michael and filled him in telling him to get down here ASAP. At that moment a thousand horrible "what if" thoughts filled my head and before I knew it I was crying.
Ashton noticed and said "It'll be alright mate."
"I hope." was all I could say.
Just then a nurse came into the waiting area and said "where is the family of Eliza Hood?"
We all stood up and she said "Are you all family?"
"I am her brother the rest are just friends." Calum said to her and all I could think was that I am not just a friend but I didn't say anything.
"Ok come with me," the nurse said to Calum leaving the rest of us clueless and waiting once again.
The nurse took me back to a room where I saw Eliza sleeping in a bed looking rather peaceful. The doctor came in shortly and said "Your sister has been put into a medically induced coma because she ran out of oxygen and that caused her brain to become stressed and swell. She is expected to make a full recovery and wake up within the next three days."
"Thank you doctor. If it wouldn't be a problem could you bring in our friends, they should be in the waiting room."
He smiled at me and said "Sure."
Ashton, Aspen, Michael, and Luke walked in shortly after. I noticed that Aspen and Luke, being closer to Eliza, burst instantly into tears. Aspen snuggled into Ashton for comfort whereas Luke knelt beside the bed and took Eliza's hand. Michael and I sat in the two chairs in the room and I said "The doctors say she is in a coma and will wake up sometime in the next three days."
Calum told us that she should wake up in about three days and I sighed in relief. She was going to be okay.
* skip to about 11pm*
The nurse can in and told us that visiting hours were over. I didn't want to leave so I asked "I am her boyfriend is there anyway that I could stay."
"I'm sorry but only family can stay."
"But I want to be with her when she wakes up. What if she wakes up and I'm not there?"
"I'm sorry sir, but the policy states-"
"I DON'T CARE WHAT THE POLICY STATES, IM IN LOVE WITH HER AND I AM STAYING!" The nurse looked at me kind of scared.
"Ok well I will talk to the hospital board and check if it is ok, but if they say no there's nothing that can be done." The nurse said and walked out.
She walked in and told me I could stay and asked me and Calum if we wanted a cot to sleep on and Cal said yes so she brought one in. Calum fell asleep a little while later, but I was still up holding Eliza's hand. Before I went to sleep I whispered into her ear "I love you and I want you to know that Brooke kissed me and I told her to never get near me again. I love you way too much to ever do anything like that to you. I don't know if you can hear me or not, but I thought that if there was a slight chance that I could tell you know there would be better chance that you would wake up and forget it ever happened." I kissed her cheek while still holding her hand and said "I love you, please get better or I never will."
*skip to the next morning*
I wake up to see that Calum was gone but there was a note on the table that said
"I went to go get us some food and coffee. I should be back soon. ;) "
I looked over at Eliza, who was still in a peaceful comatose state. I went over and took her hand once again and whispered an I love you into her ear.
Just then I felt a gentle squeeze on the hand that was intertwined with and hers and heard a soft "I love you too."
"Oh my god, Eliza, your awake!!?!!"
"It seems so." She said with a small laugh.
"I am so sorry for everything that happened. Brooke kissed me and I pushed her off. I told her to stay away from me in the future. I love you so much please do not scare me like that again."
"I forgive you, Luke, and I love you too." She said and we kissed.
Calum walked in shortly and almost dropped the food.
"LIZA!!!!! When did you wake up!?"
"Um well a few minutes ago I guess." She said.