After Gerard's accident, Frank blames himself for everything. But will Gerard be able to forgive and forget, or just forget?
He was the one that needed Gerard to come see him because he was lonely. He knew that the roads were too icy to be driven on.
And he was the one that made Gerard's car slide off the road and crash into a tree.
When he got the call about Gerard getting into an accident, he blamed himself for his own stupidity.
And when he got to the hospital and saw Gerard laying in a bed with bruises and cuts all over himself, he started crying.
"Frankie?" Gerard called to him in a hoarse voice.
"Yeah, babe. It's me." He wiped his eyes and smiled.
Frank walked over to the bed and sat on the edge of it. "Gee, I'm so sorry..."
"For what, hon?"
"For this. All of this." He motioned towards Gerard's body. "It's all my fault..."
"Frankie, you worry too much. And it wasn't your fault, so don't say it was. Besides, I'm fine."
"No, you're not fine. You're all messed up..."
"But I will be. My bruises will heal, and it'll be okay."
Frank doubted his words, but nodded anyways.
"And when I get out of here, we're gonna get married."
"Really?" Frank's mouth opened in surprise.
"Yeah. And we'll have babies and grow old together. Well, if you want to."
"Oh, baby...of course I do!"
Gerard grinned at him. "Good, because I don't think this is refundable." He reached into his jacket pocket, which was laying next to the bed, and pulled out a small black box. He handed it to Frank.
Frank opened it and gasped. "It's beautiful!" He took the engagement ring out of the box and stared at it.
"I was going to ask you tonight when I got to your house...but I guess now is okay too."
"Now is great." Frank kissed his cheek.
"I love you Frankie." Gerard murmured as kissed Frank's lips softly.
Frank grinned. "I love you more."
The weeks that followed were hard on both Gerard and Frank. Gerard had to learn to walk all over again, which, due to the damage to his brain, was a difficult process, and Frank had to learn how to deal with not having Gerard's body next to him in bed. He felt lonely most of the time, but knew everything would be fine soon. He could just feel it.
It was raining hard outside, but that didn't stop him from coming. The street was deserted, everyone in their right mind stayed inside. He would have too, had the love of his life not been lying in a hospital bed waiting for him. Today was the day Gerard was coming home from the hospital. He stood staring at the hospital with a grin on his face as the rain soaked his clothes. He rushed inside and up to Gerard's room. Today's the day. He thought. As soon as we get out of here...Gerard and I are going to get married. He squealed out loud, causing some nurses to stare. He didn't pay any attention to them as he turned down the hall. Frank got to Gerard's room and opened the door quickly. Inside, Gerard was sitting on the bed, staring off into space. He barely seemed to register that Frank was there. Frank ran full speed at Gerard and wrapped his arms around Gerard's neck.
"Oh baby, I'm so glad you're finally getting out of here! I've missed you so much."
"What are you talking about?" Gerard's face grew more and more puzzled as Frank spoke.
"You're getting out of the hospital today, sweetheart. Don't you remember?"
"No. Why are you in here? Do I know you?"
Frank's cheerful smile broke into pieces. He stared at Gerard for the longest time, looking for some sort of sign that he was joking.
He couldn't find one.
"You don't remember me at all, do you?" He whispered as best as he could without losing control of his voice.
"We've never met before, sir. Maybe you're looking for someone else?"
Frank slowly backed away from Gerard as if his smile was slowly draining Frank's life from him. Which was exactly what Frank felt he was doing.
"Now that I think about it..." Frank started in a rasp, which reminded him of Gerard's harsh voice when he first came to the hospital, "You're a bit different from my fiancee. I guess it was your eyes." He looked down at the floor. "Sorry for bothering you."
As Frank walked towards the door, trying to. Stop his hands from shaking and his eyes from watering, he heard Gerard say, "Congratulations on your engagement. I'm sure you two will be very happy together."
"I doubt we'll see each other again."
Gerard was about to ask what the strange man had meant by his last words, but he was gone.
I've been writing this story for a while, and finally just finished it. I might tweak it a bit here and there though, depending on the reviews I get.