John finally gets Paul
And in the end...
The hospital was busy but to John it was utter silence.
The past was happening all over again.
He'd hoped Stuart was out of his life forever, but now...he realised he'd probably never escape. His thoughts were interrupted when a nurse poked her head around the door.
"Mr Lennon, your friend is awake, he'd like to see you"
John got up almost immediately and walked so fast down the corridor, he forgot to thank the nurse. He pushed open the cubicle door, his heart pummelling against his chest. George and Ringo were already there, talking and laughing slightly. And sitting up in the hospital bed was Paul. He still had several cuts and bruises around his head and maybe some scars that would never go away. But he was still there Paul, a beautiful creature through John's eyes.
The laughter stopped when they caught sight of John in the doorway. He came over slowly and sat next to Ringo, so he was right by Paul's face. Paul gave him a weak smile.
"How are you?"
"Never better" Paul reply was followed by a wince, "Okay, maybe i've been a little better in my lifetime"
John smiled, though he felt he was going to cry
"We were just asking Pul what caused him to crash" said George
"He told us" said Ringo quietly, "about everything that happened"
John nodded slowly
"I'm so sorry Paul" George said quietly, "I saw what he did to you, I should have done something"
"If you'd done something, he would have hurt you too" said Paul, running a hand down the younger man's temple, "There was nothing any of us could do, he was out of control"
"But it's all over now" said John, and he gently placed a kiss on Paul's head, "We have to move on"
Paul smiled, and snuggled his face into John's chest whilst John ran his fingers through his hair. But they quickly pulled apart as another nurse came in and said visiting hours were over.
"I'll come and see you tomorrow Paul" John said softly, giving him an eskimo kiss, "And they better get you out of this damn hospital soon otherwise we'll have a million angry fangirls wanting refunds"
"Don't worry John, only two weeks till you have me to yourself" he said as the others took it in turns to kiss and cuddle him.