Jenn opened the door, and the three men entered. No word was said, and only heavy looks were
exchanged. Pain, love, sympathy, a silent concert of emotions.
"You got fat.",
Jimmy finally said, which caused everyone to laugh.
"Thank you, bro", Brian
"Common guys, just...sit down or something, it's stressing me to stay up like
this.", Matt suggested.
Brian smiled politely. He didn't really know what to think. he
was, of course, happy and surprised to see his friends. But maybe things could turn bad. He really
didin't want to argue with Matt, or with any of his friends. In fact, he only wanted things to be as
they were, a few years ago.
"So, how have you been, man?", Zack
"Not so bad. It's not exactly paradise here, but I am in good hands", he
said, raise his head to smile at Jenn.
"Thank you, Mr Haner", she smiled
"Yeah, I agree with you, Brian. It's only thank to her that I am here today. She
convinced me that it was really important for you to see me..."
Brian tensed. Matt's
words were painful, and it was exactly the kind of things he didin't want to hear right
"... and that it was important for me too. For all of us."
To say that
Brian was surprised by this last sentence would be an understatement.
"I mean, i don't
know if in a thousand years i'll forgive you for what you've done, but what I know is that I can't
live without you in my life..."
Small tears rolled on Brian's cheak while he was trying
to put words in a good order to respond to Matt.
"Daaaaamn, man you sound so fucking
gay.", was what he found.
Jenn bursted out laughing, and so did the
"Shut up, dickhead, I was just trying to be nice."
Brian said, "and you have no idea how good it sounds. I was so afraid to be alone. Now I have a
real goal, I mean it's worth it to fight for life since you're apparently waiting for
Jenn couldn't countain her bright smile. That was exactly was she
"It's hard to get rid of us, B. Of course we're here for you and we'll wait
until you're out of this creapy hospital!" Jimmy exclaimed. He turned to Jenn. "Sorry
Doctor, I didn't want to insult your...place of work".
"It's okay, M. Sullivan,
this place IS creapy."
The guys stayed for one hour and a half in Brian's room. Jenn
didn't know if she should wait outside or stay with them. She didn't feel at her place, but she
enjoyed watching Brian smiling and joking with his friends. She had never saw him like
When the three men decided to leave, she stayed a few minutes in Brian's
"So, how do you feel, M. Haner?"
"It's hard to tell. My heart is
beating s fast now. And I think my hands are shaking. But i'm okay... I think I feel
"I am so proud of you, for what you said and for your behavior
"Thanks. You know, what I said early, i meant it. You are amazing. And I
couldn't do this without you."
"Don't worry Brian, I am here and I don't intend to
leave you, I promise."
She came closer to him and kissed his cheak softly. "See you
tomorrow M. Haner".
And then, she left the room.
She was surprised to see Tedd
behind the door.
"Oh, Tesd. What brings you here?"
"Bad news. Follow me
to my office."
Jenn did as she was told. "So, what kind of bad
"The governement is sending an expert to see if Brian's therapy is working,
if... it's worth it to keep going, if you see what i mean..."
asked wide eyed.