I took a deep breath as I sat up in the hospital bed. I was nervous. Nervous didn’t even cut it; I was almost shitting bricks, as Noah would say. I had to leave to go pick up Tanner at 9.30,
because he gets in at 10. Right now it was about 6.00. The only reason I’m even up right now is one, the nerves are kill me, and two, they babies are kicking me to no end. I was restless. I
wanted to go back to sleep but every time I try to fall asleep one of them would kick me waking me up. A nurse came in as I was about to get up to go to the bathroom. “Are you okay Sweetheart?” She
asked me putting a hand on my shoulder. I looked down rubbing the sore part of my bump.
“They don’t want to quiet down. I just want to go back to sleep.” I said looking at the nurse. She nodded.
“Let me go talk to your doctor to see if we can give you anything.” She said walking out after I nodded silently. I closed my eyes taking a deep calming breath. I opened up my eyes again slowly
getting up to go to the bathroom. When I got back the doctor was in the room. He looked up from my chart and smiled at me.
“How are you felling Ryan?” He asked writing something down. I shrugged sitting back down on the bed.
“I am tired I admit that but I am nervous so they babies are kicking up a storm. I swear they are kickboxing each other.” I sighed lying back on the bed.
“It doesn’t surprise me that they are kicking like that. Your nerves are getting to them so they are let’s say taking your mind off of it.” He smiled. “I can give you something to relax yourself a
little. It will calm your nerves as well as the babies.” He nodded. I nodded closing my eyes.
“You are going to let me leave so I can go pick up my brother and my boyfriend right?” He looked at me.
“Let you out or discharge you?” He folded his arms. I sighed.
“Discharge me. I hate hospitals. I want to get out of here. I thought my boyfriend was dead. I thought I was never going to see him. All I want to do is spend time with him. Please just let me go
home. That’s all I want to do.” The doctor sighed.
“You know I was a marine once. Deployments, they killed. I left wife time after time. I don’t know how I did it, or even why. I still don’t know how I did it. I remember being young and stupid. I
am no matter how hard I tried it never easier. My marriage started to fall down the tubes. I cared for her so much that I took this job. I miss moving around helping wounded soldiers, but I
wouldn’t be happy if I didn’t have her. Now our marriage is back. I don’t work 9-5 like people think I do but it’s worth it. Seeing you, here, pregnant with a wounded marine baby makes me feel like
I am helping someone who really needs it. I might not being that marine, saving him. But I’m saving his heart just like I wish someone could have done for me.” He saw the tears forming in his eyes.
“Why do you say that, Doc?” I watched him sit down on the chair across from my bed.
“My wife died in child born. She gave me my son, but she lost in the progresses. I can’t forgive myself for not spending time with her before this all happened. I, I don’t want you to make
the same mistake that I did. I lost my soul mate and now I’m raising my 6 year old on my own. I just wish he had a Mom.” He took a slow deep calming breath. I looked at him before I rubbed my
belly, which thank god had calmed down. I can’t believe this. How could go through that, and still be around death. I looked at the doctor again. He looked at me. “I am going to discharge you but
you are going to take it easy. I am not letting your marine feel like what I did. You need to think about your babies. I don’t want you to be hurt Kid. You remind me of my wife in so many ways. You
don’t have long left in your pregnancy but these months. Only 4 months left but these are crucial for the babies. They need to stay inside you for as long as possible.” I nodded my head.
“I don’t want to hurt my babies.” I whispered. He smiled.
“I know that and that’s why I am trusting you to be safe and to be on bed rest. Don’t do anything, no lifting, maybe a little bit of cooking but you’re going to want take out trust me.” He smiled
before his face went serious again. “Don’t hurt your babies. You’re the only that can protect them from the world right now. It will get better sooner or later. But right now focus on the present.
Care about your babies and for you. Do you promise that you will take care of you and your babies if I let you go?”
“I promise.” I nodded. He looked at me and sighed.
“Okay let me get you something to relax you and I guess I will need to get you some discharge papers.” He got up and walked to the door.
“Doc?” He looked at me. “I’m sorry about your Wife.” He smiled.
“Don’t be. I know she was happy. That’s what I think.” He gave me a nod before he left. I slipped under the blankets of the semi hard bed. I closed my eyes thinking of everything the doctor said.
What would I do if that happened to me? I don’t think I could raise both my babies alone without Tanner’s support, mental and physical………..
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