*This was a piece I wrote in college for one of my many English exams. We had to write something which provoked emotion. What do you think? Please COMMENT*
This is set as a novel, but it will only be 2 chapters, 3 at the MAX! Enjoy.
"How could this be happening? This can't be happening, this isn't happening!" I continued to scream into the reciever.
"I'm so sorry Juliet. No one knows why these terrible things happen." Rosalie gently spoke .
"How is he now? I'll be there as soon as I can."
"Juliet please, listen to me. You're six months pregnant, it's a blizzard outside be careful! If anything happens to you or the baby I could never forgive myself." Rosalie cried.
"He's my husband, I need to be with him. I promise I'll drive slow." I whispered into the darkness, fresh tears continued to descend down my pallid cheeks.
"Okay, I'll be waiting. Room 5 on the ITU ward." Rosalie mumbled before the line went dead.
As Rosalie's voice left my ears, my slow scream filled the room. How could this of happened? He had only gone to the shop, my cravings were getting worse lately, he had only gone for me. What if he died because of me. I couldn't bare it. How did his car end up overturned on the motorway. Why now, why today of all day's, christmas eve!
As I continued down the abdoned roads my mind kept thinking of one thing, our baby. How could I raise this baby on my own? It needed it's father, I needed it's father! Almost as if it knew I was thinking of it, the baby began to kick, deep powerful kicks. I placed my hand to my stomach with a slight smile. "I love you sweetie."
The hospital was eerly quite as I made my way to Elijah. Damn, what room did Rosalie say!
"Juliet!" Rosalie shouted from the bottom of the corridor. I couldn't say anything as she wrapped her arms around me. My heart ached as I looked around, everything was christened in christmas cheer. Tinsle was wrapped awkwardly around almost every surface. "What happened?" I sobbed, my voice barely audible.
"A drunk driver hit him whilst he was waiting to cross the island. The driver got away Juliet, I'm so sorry." Rosalie soothed, she had been my bestfriend for almost ten years, she was an amazing person but an even better doctor.
"What's the damage to Eli?"
"I'm afarid he's in a coma Juliet, his body has shut down to cope with the stress and injury of the crash. The crash was major Juliet, he was crushed. We believe his brain has started to collect fluid around it, but we need the results back before we determine anything more." She spoke as she wrapped her arms around me.
I couldn't believe what she was saying, my knees trembled and gravity took hold. I fell to the floor in one motion. "Juliet, are you okay? The baby.."
"She's fine. She's a fighter like her daddy." I mumbled as Rosalie took my arm and led me into Eli's room.
He looked so pale, as he lay motionless. My adoring husband was my everything, him and our baby were my future. Without him, we would have no future.
"What can you do for him?" I whispered as I moved to sit next to his bed, his flesh was so warm against mine. as I scooped up his hand.
"Nothing. We just have to hope he will improve. I'll leave you alone for a while."
As Rosalie pulled the door to a close, tears washed down my cheeks. "Elijah, can you hear me? I need you baby. We need you." I sobbed. There was no response, just the endless silence. "You can't leave us, it's christmas eve. Who will open your presents? I have been waiting for months to open that little one under the tree, you know I found it in your sock draw." I mumbled with a smile.
"You need to be here for when our daughter comes into the world. I can't raise her without you, she needs you Elijah, I need you. Please come back to me." The baby began to kick more furiously as I continued to talk. I grabbed Elijah's limp hand and placed it on my stomach "You feel that, that's your daughter she needs you." I whimpered.
Rosalie came in as I continued to cry. "I'm sorry Juliet, I've just had his results, it's not looking good.It's what we expected, fluid around the brain. I need to speak with my seniors and see what can be done for him. You're exhausted, you should go home for a few hours." Rosalie said.
"Oh god, he needs me I can't leave him Rosalie."
"Think of the baby. Being here is not helping, go home, if anything happens you'll be the first to know, please just go home." Rosalie repeated.
"Okay, but just for a few hours."
"Okay, but you need to prepare yourself for the worst. He's being kept alive by a machine Juliet."
"Oh, okay." I trembled.
"I love you Jules."
As I turned to leave it felt like I was walking out from him. Before I could control myself I was by is bedside shouting at him. "You promised you would never leave! You said forever." I screamed as I shook him. As I was dragged away from him, it felt like the end.
As Rosalie lead me into the corridor I thought I could hear my heart break..
"What's going to happen to use now Rosalie, what if he dies because of me?"
"Juliet listen to me! None of this your fault, you couldn't have done anything to stop it. If it hadn't of been Elijah it would have been someone else." Rosalie replied as she held me close.
"Oh Rose, what if he dies?" I weeped.
"He won't, he need to be here when that beautiful little girl of yours comes into the world." She said with a sketchy smile as she ran a gentle hand across my stomach.
"I need to go home, I'm exhausted. This little one needs at least one functioning parent." I said with a slither of guilt as I covered Rosalie's hand over my stomach.
"I'll let you know as soon as I know anything more."