Chapter Fifteen- Pray You Through
Lydia walked through the streets of Tree Hill enjoying the cool night air. She couldn't remember the last time she was this happy, although she was still a little buzzed she was fairly sure it wasn't the alcohol that was making her smile. It was Jude, it was the way he made her heart beat faster, the way she got shivers when he would touch her, the way she hung on his every word. She was completely and utterly in love with him. A loud honking brought Lydia out of her thoughts; she spun around and saw Sawyer's Ford Focus speeding down the street. It skidded to a stop beside her. "I know you're not the greatest driver, but that was a little excessive." Lydia said smiling. Sawyer turned to Lydia, looking at her through the driver's window. As soon as Lydia saw her best friends face she immediately sobered up. Sawyer's eyes were puffy and red and she has stray tears streaming down her face. "Sawyer what's wrong?"
"There was an accident. Car crash, it's not good we need to go." Lydia's feet didn't move, it was like she was glued to the ground.
"Who?" she asked. It was all that was running through her head. "Who was in the accident?" Sawyer didn't want to tell her friend. She didn't know how serious the situation with Jude was and she didn't want to worry her, but she didn't really have a choice.
"Alex, Davis and Jude." Lydia could feel her heart stop. She immediately ran to the passenger side and jumped in the car. Without hesitation Sawyer slammed her foot on the pedal and sped off.
Lydia sat with her head rested on her father's shoulder. Her parents, as well as Sawyer's, had come to the hospital to see how they boys were doing. Peyton was finally able to get a hold of Brooke and she and Julian were at the hospital in record time. Now, Peyton, Lucas, Sawyer, Haley, Nathan, Brooke, Julian, Millicent, Marvin and Johnny as well as herself all sat in a tiny waiting room anticipating the fate of the three boys that mean so much to them.
The doctor walked into the room and Brooke and Julian as well as Marvin and Millicent stood up. "Is everything okay?" Millie asked, on the verge of tears.
"Alex is fine." Everyone in the room let out a sigh of relief, and Mouth held Mille closer to his side. "His arm is broken, and he has a pretty bad leg sprain so he will need crutches for a week or so, but he's going to be perfectly fine."
"What about my boys?" Brooke asked, no longer able to go on not knowing.
"Let's see," the doctor flipped through some papers on his clipboard, "Jude Baker was the driver, and he's going to be fine. A lot of cuts and bruises and he'll be sore for a while but he should be back on his feet in no time. Lastly we have Davis Baker; Davis suffered some serious head injuries and has slipped into a coma."
"What, what does that mean?" Brooke asked, now even more worried.
"Ms. Baker, your son will wake up. It's just unclear as to when; it could be weeks, months, even years." Julian wrapped his arm around his wife and brought her into his chest.
"Thank you doctor." Julian said, a Brooke was now crying too hard to form words.
"Mr. and Ms. McFadden, you can see your son now, as can you Mr. and Ms. Baker. As for everyone else, visiting hours ended a long time ago, you're free to come back tomorrow but for tonight the boys need their rest." The two sets of parents went to see their children and everyone else filed out of the room. Lydia trailed behind everyone, taking her time absorbing the information she was told. She was beyond happy that Jude and Alex were okay, but nothing would be the same without Davis. Jude wouldn't be Jude, Sawyer defiantly wouldn't be Sawyer she wasn't even sure she would still be her. Thinking about all of this sent her emotions into overload, and she began to cry right there in the hospital parking lot. She covered her mouth with her hand in an attempt to stifle her cries, but it was no good. Before long she felt a strong arm wrap around her shoulders. She looked up and saw her father. She leaned into his chest and began to cry even harder.
Sawyer sat crossed legged in the backseat of her mother's classic car. The entire drive home she remained silent. Her parents tried to offer their comforting words, but she was mentally in another world. Davis was her partner in crime, they understood each other. While the world was complicated she and Davis were simple, they knew each other so well. He was happy go lucky Davis, everything always worked out for him, this would too. It had too; nothing would ever be okay without Davis Baker.
Sawyer walked into the hospital wearing a navy blue high waist lace skirt, and white button down cami. She followed the signs on the walls until she came to room 45B. Lying on the bed in the centre of the room was Davis Baker. He looked so vulnerable in the small sterile room. It was strange to Davis this way, Sawyer had never known a Davis that wasn't the life of the party. Davis Baker always had an answer to every question, and there wasn't anyone or anything he was afraid of. Sawyer removed her coat and scarf and took a seat on the hard chair next to his bed. She reached for his hand and laced his fingers with her own.
"Hey Davis, its Sawyer. I just wanted to come see you, see if I could maybe talk you in to waking up now." The tears were starting to form in her eyes. "You're like Superman Davis, he's immune to everything and so are you. You're the strongest person I know, you can fight through anything and you'll always win. Remember in the third grade when Brad Riley made fun of Lydia's reading glasses? You beat the crap out of him and you were like eight." Sawyer could no longer hold back her tears; they were cascading down her cheeks. "I've messed up a lot Davis, and I could really use someone to talk to. I know what you're thinking. 'You have Lydia, your best friend, remember?' But I need you Davis; you know everything, so maybe you can help me out here. I've been sneaking around with Johnny for a while now. It started long before he broke up with Jenny. I was hooking up with another girls boyfriend. And now he tells me that when he sees me his heart beats faster, and that he could never regret anything we did. I don't know if I regret it Davis, god I'm such a terrible person. At first it was so exciting, I mean it was Johnny Evans, everyone knows I've liked him since freshman year, but things got really complicated really quickly. You've just, you've always had the answers and I could really use some right now. Things are really bad, and you would be doing me a huge favour if you could wake up now." Sawyer held his hand tightly and looked at his face, praying for any kind of movement. When he didn't move she bent her head down and rested it on his forearm. "It's okay, you'll wake up when you're ready."
"Knock knock." Alex looked up from his broken arm and saw Jenny standing at his hospital room door. Her short blond hair was pin straight, she had on skin tight jeans and a light blue collared shirt. In one arm she held her jacked and in the other she had a cookie tin.
"Hey." He said, a smile lighting up his face. "Come in." She strode in the room and took a seat next to him on his bead.
"I made you some cookies," she said, handing him the tin, "I wasn't sure which kind you liked, so I made, mint, gingerbread, macadamia nut, peanut butter and of course chocolate chip."
"This is really sweet, you didn't have to do this." She shrugged lightly.
"I wanted to." A silence came over them before she resumed talking. "So how are you?"
"Pretty sore, but I can't really complain, not until Davis wakes up at least."
"I heard about him. I'm sure he'll be fine, I am really glad you're okay though. I was really worried when I heard what happened." She could feel the tears stinging behind her eyes. Noticing this, Alex wrapped his arm around her shoulder.
"It's okay, I'm fine."
"When are you allowed to go home?"
"Johnny and Lydia are coming to pick me and Jude up in a couple hours."
"So have you already had a lot of visitors?"
"Just you and the guys, I was kind of expecting to see Sawyer but she's yet to stop by."
"She's probably just really busy, have your parents been around a lot?"
"That would be an understatement, the only reason they're not her now is because they had to film something for their show."
"I love Mouth and Millie in the morning. I watch it every day while I get ready for school. Speaking of school, when do you think you'll be getting back?"
"I'm taking as much time off as they'll let me."
"Are you sure you don't need any help getting him inside?" Johnny asked from behind the wheel of his SUV.
"I've got him, but thanks Johnny." Lydia called over her shoulder.
"Yeah, thanks for the ride man, I'll see you later." Jude said. Johnny waved goodbye and sped off to Alex's house. "You know, I can get inside by myself, other than some cuts and bruises I'm fine." Lydia snorted in disbelief.
"Fine?" Jude had a black eye, a huge cut running through his eyebrow, scrapes on both cheek bones and a long bruise along his jaw, and that was just his face. "Okay, then does that mean you don't want me to come inside this big empty house with you?"
"Actually, you know what, I think I do need you." He said, as he leaned down and met her lips with his own. "I can't believe you talked my mom and dad into letting you bring me home without them."
"I have my mom to thank for that, she has a way with words. Besides they should be at the hospital with Davis, we can't have him waking up all alone now can we." Lydia led Davis into his bedroom, which she had always loved. The walls were white, but covered in posters and flags, the bed was on a low wooden frame which was attached to a short bookshelf which was covered in basketball trophies. He still had his North Carolina Tar Heels bedding and Lydia knew that in one room over Davis' bed sported the Duke Blue Devils. Jude collapsed onto his bed, while Lydia walked over to his TV and turned it on. "Do you want to watch a movie?" Lydia asked.
"Maybe later, right now I just want you to get over here." Lydia happily skipped to Jude's bed where she curled up beside him.
"If I haven't said it enough, I'm really glad you're okay."
"I'm just happy you decided to walk home, it's hard enough with Davis out of commission I don't think I could stand not having you around either."
"You know I'm always going to be here for you right? It doesn't matter where life brings us even years from now if we live on opposite sides of the world, I'll always come running, because I love you."
"I love you too. I'm always gonna." Jude placed his hand under Lydia's chin and brought her face up to meet his. He kissed her like his life depended on it, before long both kids found themselves shedding their clothing and rolling over each other. Lydia unbuttoned her pants and Jude took them from the ankle and began pulling them off. Her jeans were really tight and putting up a fight, Jude got off the bed and pulled them off one leg at a time. Lydia couldn't help but laugh, Jude joined in the laughing when he saw Lydia's incredibly bright blue and pink hipster underwear with polka dots all over them. Lydia cursed herself as soon as she saw them.
"Oh my god, the one day I decide to wear these. This is so not sexy." Jude smile and shook his head.
"Are you kidding they're totally sexy." Lydia shook her head and covered her face with her hands. Jude crawled on top of her, moved her hands and began placing tiny kisses all over her face. When he stopped he rested his forehead against hers.
"This is happening huh?" she asked in a whisper.
"Only if you want it to." Lydia took a moment to think about this. She was about to lose her virginity to the one boy she had always loved. It wasn't exactly how she had pictured it, in his room wearing her bright panties, while his brother was in a coma. But it was the boy that really mattered, it was the boy she had always pictured.
"I want it to."
Alex walked into his house and found her sitting on his couch wearing a plaid shirt and a pair of really tight dark blue sweats. "I was wondering when I was going to see you."
"You didn't think I forgot about you?" Alex laughed and shook his head.
"I missed you Sawyer."
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