A Long Sad Goodbye (Part 11)
As Cheungdung and Mir arrive slightly after you do at the hospital he walks in frantic wondering where you are. He runs to the reception desk asking the nurse where you are. Mir follows behind Cheungdung wherever he goes. Concerned but not as much as Cheungdung. The nurse asks them to sit and wait as you were not ready to be seen.
An hour later Cheungdung gets angry in frustration not getting updated what happen to you from anyone. He anxiously gets up and again asks the nurse to see you.
“Let me check if she’s ready to be seen” she says as she pages the dr. A few moments later he calls her and says its ok to go back. As he’s Pacing back and forth Cheungdung waits for the nurse to tell him to go.
“Sir” the nurse calls for Cheungdung. He whips around and asks for your room number.
“S1016, just down the hall. Dr minho will meet you there.” And she points in that direction.
As Cheungdung approaches the room he sees Dr Minho coming out of your room.
“Hi sir. How is she doing? Can I see her” Cheungdung asks, with Mir behind him.
“She’s resting in the room. You can see her but she will need to rest.” He warns. “I gave her some pain killers and a relaxer. She’s sleeping but was asking for Seungho. I usually wouldn’t let anyone in but since your her husband, in this case I think you going in there. She’ll need someone there when she wakes up.”
“Oh I’m not Seungho. I’m a good friend of theirs as he is in the military. I’ve been taking care of her.” Cheungdung explains apologetically.
“Well I’m Dr Lee Minho. But most call me Dr Minho. Nice to meet you.”
“I’m Cheungdung nice to meet you as well. Is she ok?”
“Yes she is. Because she is near term this can happen. It’s called Braxton Hix. It’s where her body simulates childbirth. Though she is not really in labor. She was screaming save my babies. And was in distress. I relaxed her to help her calm down because she was so distraut. When she wakes she may still be and that is why you being there will be good. You can calm her down. I’ll try and say close so I can speak to her as well.”
“Ok. Thank you sir”
“I don’t want to cause anymore trauma to the babies. She’s fragile as it is.” Dr minho says concerned
“Ok. I’ll be there and make sure when she wakes up she calms down.” Cheungdung asserts
“Ok good. I’ll be back. Thank you for coming.” Dr minho says walking away
“Thank you” Cheungdung bows and goes slowly in your room. Mir follows quietly. Cheungdung grabs the first chair he sees and picks it up to set next to the bed where you were sleeping. He sits and waits for you to wake up. Mir finds the other and sits down. Eventually both falling asleep.
A few hours later you wake up disoriented. Cheungdung woke up moments earlier and sat up quickly and was right there to comfort you. You look around trying to get your barrings back and figure out where you were at. You hear Cheungdungs warm voice to your left and focus on where it was coming from. You find him sitting next to you slightly smiling as he says “hi sweetie. How are you feeling?”
Mir wakes up hearing your voices and sits up to see how your doing.
“Hi. Did I loose my babies? Did I miscarry.” You say to him starting to cry.
“Oh love. Its ok. You didn’t loses them. They are just fine, and so are you. You all are ok.” He says in a comforting tone leaning in to kiss your forehead and grabbing your hand putting it between his.
“Ok.” You say looking away from him and try to collect yourself.
“How are you feeling? Do you need anything?” Cheungdung asks
“No, I’m just tired.” You reply
“Ok well if you want to sleep well be here. I’m not leaving you. We’re not leaving you.” Cheungdung says sternly
“Ok” you tell him taking your other hand and moving some of his hair out of his eyes. You notice his sincerity and compassion in his gaze.
“Thank you” you tell him
“For what?” He replies
“Everything. You pretty wonderful you know?”
He chuckles a little blushing at your comment and looks down for a moment. Then looks up and says with all the love he can muster
“You are too.”
And takes one hand and puts some if your hair behind your ear. He loved your eyes. But he could see you needed rest. Though he wanted to keep talking to you.
“Sleep now. We can talk when your feeling more up to it. You need rest.”
“Ok” you tell him as your eyes start you get heavy. Sleep was coming over you. “Don’t leave…” You fade into sleep telling him.
“I won’t love, just sleep. Its ok” he tells you caressing your hair. You turn to face him, laying your head close to the edge of the bed to be close to him, you squeeze his hand as you drift away. Cheungdung stays holding your hand until you go limp. He then gets up to leave and kisses your forehead. Mir follows him out.
“Where you going?” He asks
“To the bathroom then cafeteria. I gotta stay awake. Hopefully they have something. Can you stay here while I do. I’ll bring you back something. Call me if anything changes.”
“Ok” Mir says as he walks back in your room. He goes to Cheungdungs chair and sits in it. He wanted to watch you sleep. You were so angelic and fragile. He was worried about you too.
You wake up a few hrs later to Cheungdung hunched over on the bed asleep and Mir asleep in the chair in the corner with his arms folded. Cheungdung was facing you and looked so peaceful. You knew he’d been there the whole night with you. It was so sweet and nice of him to be there though you know he’s busy. It showed what a man he is. You gently stroke his hair. It was soft and thick. He didn’t move at all. You stared at his lips, his eyes….and eventually just watched him sleep. One of his hands was holding the hand of yours that was closest to him. You didn’t want to move it to wake him. You were sitting up a little to touch him with your other hand. You felt a rush of love and affection for him sitting there. You noticed the flowers all over the room. It smelled so sweet and fresh in the room. They were your favorite, Lilies. You were touched someone knew that and got them. For a few mins you weren’t thinking of Seungho but Cheungdung. All you wanted was for him to wake up and kiss you. You continue to caress his hair and hold his hand. You didn’t want him to leave that spot.
Cheungdung wakes up to find you gone. Concerned he wakes up Mir.
“Dude where’d they take her?” He says panicked
Grogy Mir wakes up
“I don’t know man” he replies half awake barley hearing him
Cheungdung walks out to the nurse station and asked where you are.
“She was taken out for testing and will return in a few mins. She is ok.” She tells Cheungdung seeing his worried face and hearing his tone.
“I would reccomend waiting in her room. Ok?”
“Ok thanks” he says walking away to join Mir.
You return half hour later in all smiles. The first person you see is Cheungdung.
“Hello handsome.” You say as they roll you in the room. “Sleep well?” You ask mockingly. Mir laughed as you laugh.
“Haha” Cheungdung replies half smiling. “You worried me. I didn’t know where you were.”
“Right here. Were safe.”
Cheungdung quickly goes to your side as the nurse and him help you back in bed. You get comfortable and when the nurse leaves asks Mir to leave.
“I just need to talk to him privately for a moment. Thank you Mir”
“Of course. Ima find something to eat” he says shutting the door on his way out.
You turn to Cheungdung who was sitting next to you again.
“Can you come closer?” You ask him
“Ok” he says scooting closer to you and leaning on the bed with his elbows.
“What’s up?” He asks
You grab his face lovingly bringing it to your lips and then kiss his forehead. Bracing himself for you to kiss him he drops his hands on the bed to keep himself steady. His heart pounding. An overwhelming feeling coming over him. He wanted you so bad. But he closed his eyes while his head was down feeling your lips caress his skin, sending electricity to every nerve ending all through his body. You back out at the last minute to kiss him. All you wanted was him in that moment. But you controlled yourself and stopped yourself. Your body on fire. The desire to just be his. You come out of your trance and realize what your thinking. You let go of his face quickly and hope he looks up. He does and meets your eyes with his. You get choked up and have the urge to tell him
“Thank you Cheungdung. You are such an amazing person and friend. I can’t believe you stayed all night. Thank you for being here. Thank you for always being here.” Tears rolling down your face.
“Always. Didn’t I tell you that?” He replies sincerely.
“Yea” you say with a smile
“I ment it. I’ve got to go call seunghos parents to let them Know your ok. Ok? I’ll be back. They sent the flowers. They wanted me to call as soon as I knew something. His mom was extremely worried. So I’ll be back.” He said as he got up to leave.”
“Ok. Let’s not worry her, she has enough to worry about. And please tell her thank you for the flowers.” You ask him with a smile.
“Of course” he smiles back walking out the room and closing the door gently. Mir was walking back just as Cheungdung got out of the room.
“Hey how’s she doing? You guys talk out what you needed too?” Mir asks
“Yea. I gotta call seunghos parents I haven’t even told them what’s going on. His mom is gonna be upset I’m sure.”
“Ok. Did she like the flowers you got her?” Mir asks
“Yea. But don’t mention it. I’ll be back in a sec.” Cheungdung says walking away. Mir goes back to your room and greets you
“Hi sweetie. How are you doing?” Mir asks you with a smile and a joking to”you had us worried girl. No more of that ok?”
“Better. And yes ok. I’ll try” you reply jokingly. Mir was always good for lightening the mood. He was a good friend as well. Also staying the whole night.
“Thank you for staying. You really didn’t have too. Cheungdung was here.”
“Hey we are all a family. I was just as worried. Your important to all of us. Being here is part of being here for family. Ok?”
“Girl we all love you and care about you not just Seungho. Were all here for you.”
“Ok” you say shyly at his compliment. Just then Cheungdung returns into the room.
“Ok so were gonna let you rest ok? I want you and the babies healthy. Ok”
“I am tired. I’d like that.” You reply realizing how exhausted you were. As Cheungdung helps you settle into bets and covers you up Dr Minho walks in.
“Hello everyone. Are you feeling better?” He asks you
“Yes just tired.” You reply
“Yes well I gave you a relaxer. Resting would be a good idea. I want to keep you tonight just to monitor you and the babies. With you being so close to term and fragile so to say I want to make sure your ok. Is that ok? You are more then welcome to leave but I highly reccomend staying.” He encourages you
“No I’ll stay. Whatever is nessasary. I trust your judgement.” You tell him
“Ok well thank you I appriciate that. Ok if either of you want to stay you can but I can only have one person. I’m breaking rules here.” He jokes as the rule is no one can stay over night. But he knew you needed Cheungdung there and that is who world stay. He could see how close you were and how scared you were without him there. He knew that to keep you calm you needed him.
“If you need anything or are hurting at all press that button next to you. I’ll come as soon as I can or get a nurse. Ok?”
“Ok thank you” you acknowledged
“Ok guys decide..and I’ll return in a few hours to check on you ok? Just rest that is all I’d like you to do. Ok? Do you need anything else or have questions?”
“No thank you. I am good. I will rest sir. Thank you for everything.” You tell him
“Yes thank you” Cheungdung adds
“You are more then welcome. Now get some rest and I’ll be back.” He says turning to leave. Cheungdung continues to tuck you in.
“You can stay thunder. I’ll go home.” Mir offers and starts to walk out “get better love.” He tells you
“I will. Thanks again.”
“Of course. Like is said, were family” he says lovingly with a smile
“Ok man thank you. I’ll call you in the morning to come get us.” Cheungdung replies as Mir nods his head and leaves. Returning his attention back to you he kisses your forehead and sits down holding your hand waiting for you to fall asleep.
“Thank you Cheungdung. Were lucky to have you…” You say as you fall asleep looking at Cheungdung. He puts your hair lovingly.
“I am too. Just rest love. I’m here.” He reassures you as you completely fall Into slumber.