Why did this elevator go so damn slow? He had to see if what the nurse told him was true. When the elevator doors opened he rushed through them.
The nurse sat behind the desk and smiled and gave Keith the go ahead gesture.
Keith rounded the corner and was through the Operating Room doors in three seconds flat. He saw John through the windows and was stopped dead in his tracks. For John's eyes were open and he looked around the room until his gaze met Keith's.
John smiled and showed love in his eyes. He watched as Keith came near to him with tears welling in his eyes. Holding out his hand for Keith to grasp, John felt tears well in his own eyes. "Hello my love," John said sending Keith a watery smile.
Keith knelt beside John's bed and held his hand. "Hi John, how are you doing my sweet?"
"Oh I'm ok but there is something I have to tell you."
"What is it?"
"Keith, I can only…"
John was interrupted Doctor Cauplin walked through the doors and cut him off. "Oh Mr. Richards, I didn't know you were here."
"Yes Doctor can you give us just one moment," Keith flashed a smile to him.
"Certainly." The doctor retreated out the doors and they were alone once again.
"Please continue John?"
"Keith, I love you so much."
"And I love you John what's wrong?"
"Keith I have to go back," a tear slid down John's face.
Concern clouded Keith's face and he shifted, "What do you mean John?"
John pulled Keith's face close to his and planted a long, lasting and romantic kiss to his mouth. "Keith I died. And I met Nathanial who helped me come back to see you." John's stomach tied in knots as he saw Keith's face become unreadable.
"John, what are you saying?" Keith's mind was racing and he was scared that John was delirious or something just as dangerous.
"Keith you may not believe me but sadly it's true. And I can only stay for a week."
Keith felt confusion taking over his whole body. He was genuinely scared for John. "John are you sure you're all right?" Something was seriously wrong and John was having delusions.
John could see what he was saying was not getting through to Keith. John cursed and a tear fell from his eye. "Keith I know how terribly insane that sounds… But it's true. You just have to trust me."
Keith's face was full of concern and doubt. "John its not that I don't trust you its just that…you have to look at this from my perspective. I mean I trust you John, but you have to admit that it sounds a little weird."
John turned his head and looked to the wall as a flood of tears fell.
Naturally Keith pulled John into his arms and held him close. "John it's gonna be ok. I promise. We can get you help."
John quaked in Keith's arms but said through tearing sobs, "Keith there is no way you can fix me. I'm gonna die again in 1 week. There is no way to stop it. I'm sorry."
The brutality of the feelings that welled up inside Keith finally hit him and knocked him back onto his knees. "John…I."
John interrupted him with intruding words, "Keith i would understand if u wanted to walk away now."
"John, I love you. There is no way i'm walking away from you now!"
John turned his head back to Keith. When his eyes locked with Keith's he saw the faint glisten of his eyes. "Oh Keith." John gave him a watery smile and pulled him in close.