Jesse is back in Washington in the hospital and his family is glad to have him back. Shawn is excited to see Trish again.
Meghan introduced herself to Shawn and Jesse. She was going to take care of
Jesse until seven that night. She also informed them that the orthopedic surgeon
would come by in the morning to talk to Jesse and plan for the surgery on
had texted Trish and his uncle about Jesse’s arrival and where they would find him
now. Everyone texted back that they would be there that evening.
adjusted all the medications according to Dr. Peterson’s orders from Sacred
Heart Medical Center in Eugene. Nothing would be changed at this time. Meghan
filled the room with her chatter and liveliness making things look not so bad anymore.
didn’t say much, he merely nodded or shook his head at her comments or
questions, he still felt drowsy from the sedative. Shawn had found his parking
spot between the bed and the window, out of Meghan’s way so she could do her
agreed on a light dinner when Meghan asked him what he wanted to eat.
will be back in a little while. Don’t hesitate to push the call button if there
are any issues.”
nodded a Thank You and Meghan smiled at the guys and left out of the room.
room had a large window and gave view to the rolling hills of the Olympic
National Forest and Shawn silently looked out for a moment with relieve to be
back home, “Jesse, look outside!”
slowly moved his head toward the window and when he saw the view he managed a
smile and said lowly, “Heck yeah.”
her dress clothes Ceci came from her job in a bank in town and she joyfully
hugged Jesse and Shawn and couldn’t restrain her happiness and a few tears rolling
out of her eyes, “I am so glad you guys are up here now.”
Randy came after seven and was just as glad to see Jesse and Shawn. Trish had
texted she would be there around eight and Shawn couldn’t wait to see her
eight o’clock he kept looking at his phone and the clock on the wall,
restlessly waiting for Trish.
and Randy sat on the low window sill and talked with each other and with Jesse.
Jesse had stayed somewhat quiet during the afternoon, he felt weak and was
still kept on Oxygen.
blood pressure fluctuated a little and at eight fifteen the night nurse Brenda announced
friendly, “So, we think Jesse needs some rest. His blood pressure is a bit
unstable and so I unfortunately have to ask you to cut your visit short for
tonight. Hopefully tomorrow he will be all right again. He just had a busy
wasn’t here yet but texted Shawn she was on her way. Nurse Brenda basically
kicked everyone out and they all hugged Jesse and told him they loved him and
Good Bye. Shawn was last and as Jesse looked at him, he said, “I will be back
here tomorrow bro. I want you to get some rest o.k. You are home now so try not
to worry about anything.”
nodded, “I won’t. I will see you tomorrow then.”
I will be here as soon as I can get here.”
knuckle bumped and Jesse said, “Tell Trish Hi when you see her. Sorry I missed
her and Danny and Colby.”
had texted his sons not to come to the hospital because Jesse had to rest now.
Colby and Danny had worked up in Seattle that day and were late coming back
was sad to get the text from Shawn but said she would be in front of the
hospital shortly to meet him.
wheeled alongside Ceci and Randy as they got on the elevator and went down.
Randy carried Shawn’s bag and when they got to the front entrance they saw
Trish’s car already.
automatic doors opened and Trish got out of her car and came around with quick
was happy to see her smiling face, “Hey baby…”
leaned down to him and they hugged each other and kissed for a moment.
then turned to Ceci and Randy and greeted them with a hug as well.
am kind of sad I can’t see Jesse yet.”
explained the situation with Jesse and since there was nothing they could do
and everyone was tired, they all said their Good Byes until the next day. Randy
stashed Shawn’s large bag into the back seat of Trish’s car and Ceci and Randy
stood by as Shawn transferred and she felt her knees weak at watching him and
he glanced up at her from inside the car as he adjusted his legs, “I got an
smiled shyly and took his wheelchair to store it in the trunk.
she was in the driver’s side Shawn leaned over and pulled her close for a long
kiss, afterwards mumbling, “I am so glad to be back here now.”
stroked over his cheek, “Me too. “
the drive to the house Shawn told Trish about the day and the ambulance trip up
asked about Jesse and how he was doing and Shawn explained about Jesse being
nervous with the upcoming surgery and everything going on.
replied, “We have to be there with him through this.”
know. He needs us right now and I plan on still going to be at the hospital as
much as I can. His recovery can take a long time. He is really worried about
will make it, we just have to stand by him.”
nodded and moved his casted hand over to Trish’s thigh. She took his fingers in
her hand and looked over at him with a smile.
was glad to be back in his own home.
really didn’t have anything at Shawn’s house anymore since they had their fight
when she had packed up her things and left.
the cat was still at Danny’s house. The house was cool and had an aura of
loneliness to it, obvious no one had been living in it for two weeks.
sat Shawn’s bag on the floor in the living room just as Shawn came wheeling
into the house.
twisted his body around and took his backpack off his wheelchair handles and
set it on a chair in the kitchen, sighing and looking around the house.
stood in the living room and was a bit unsure as how to act. The last time they
had both been in the house was when she had told Shawn about Jesse having
been in an accident and it was after the bad fight they had had. Now they were
in the house again as a couple and emotions of the way she felt for Shawn came
bubbling up. Shawn spun his chair around and turned toward Trish. He put his
hands to his rims and wheeled over to her. She watched him with a quick heart
beat as he wheeled closer to her.
front of her he ordered, “Sit on my lap.”
put his break on and Trish sat down on his lap. She shyly put her arms around
his neck and they looked at each other for a moment. Shawn took his casted hand
to the strands of hair in her face and softly tugged them behind her ear, then
saying lowly, “I love you.”
smiled at him, “I love you Shawn.”
pulled her to him and kissed her hard and full of passion. Trish felt his bony legs
under her butt and the wheels and rims of his TiLite on her calves with her
legs dangling over the side of it. She held on to him and let his kiss go into
was breathing quickly and said, “I don’t ever want us to be apart.”
want you to move in with me and Jesse.”
was surprised at his comment, “Shawn, it is not that easy. I have a room-mate
and I have a lease I am in.”
know but maybe we can plan all that soon. I want you to be with me.”
is our first priority right now. After his surgery we will see.”
nodded, he knew she was right.
just really wanted Trish with him, “You can bring stuff over here again.”
can do that and we will see how everything goes. I am working more hours again
at the center.”
looked down, “I know…but can you stay here tonight?”
you let me. I have to be at work at noon tomorrow. I am picking up some hours
for one of my coworkers. I should be done around five o’clock and I could come
over to the hospital
smiled, “What do you mean “if I let you”? This is the deal…I won’t let you
leave anymore ever.”
laughed and kissed him.
night as they laid in bed, Trish cuddled into Shawn’s arms and she felt so
asked lowly, “Are you o.k. with everything?”
guess, I hope everything will fall in place. Jesse won’t be able to work for a
long time and I don’t know how things will be with the money.”
will work out sometime. Have you heard anything from the police about the
autopsy of the man who ran over Jesse?”
the last thing I heard was that they were putting together their final report.
That was on Monday. Today is Wednesday so I hope they will have that soon.”
also have to meet with the lawyer that Uncle Randy knows. I will do that next
week. There so much stuff going on right now but first is Jesse’s surgery on
Friday I guess.”
leaned over Shawn and as they looked at each other her fingers gently
stroked over his chest.
his eyes on her Shawn let his fingers run through her hair.
he said, “I have a question.”
looked down, then back up at Trish, “Since when did you know about your…,” He
paused a moment, then finished, “…your interest in guys like me?”
at Shawn’s question Trish stopped tracing his chest tattoo with her fingers and
moved her eyes from his. She was still shy to talk about her being a devotee
but she also knew she had to be open with Shawn and if he had questions she had
shrugged her shoulders as she tried to find the right way to answer.
stroked his fingers over her cheek and added, “If you don’t want to talk about
it, it’s O.K.”
shook her head, “No, it’s fine…I remember it somehow happening when I was a
teenager. There was a boy in school…he had been in a car accident. He came out
of it paraplegic and while everyone else didn’t really know how to deal with
him coming back to school in a wheelchair, I was so drawn to him and his
existence really occupied me for three years in High School. It was a
nightmare, I couldn’t get him out of my head and seeing him in school almost
every day made me crazy. I wanted to be his girlfriend. I thought of him when I
wasn’t in school and in my dreams we were a couple. He was a year older than me
and also graduated a year earlier. I was too shy to ever actually talk to him
and somehow he being in a wheelchair somehow paralyzed me in all other ways of
acting normal around him. I remember having to run into the bathroom and just
breathe sometimes when I saw him interact with other girls in school. My heart
kind of broke when I saw him at the senior prom with a girl on his lap for most
of the night. She was his girlfriend and after graduation I never saw him again
but I never forgot about him….Well, that somehow was the beginning and ever
since then I was so drawn to it all and sometimes it was so very hard to deal
stopped and Shawn stroked some strands of hair from her face, “Well, guess
what…you got that para boyfriend now…and your High School dream boy can screw
himself that he didn’t see you back then…he missed out on the chance of a
laughed lowly and Shawn smiled at her still stroking his fingers through her
hair and his eyes scanning her face, “I love you Trish and we are going to
fulfill every dream you ever had.”
She smiled at him and he pulled her in for a
demanding kiss that lasted a while.