Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters from Phineas and Ferb. They are copyrighted by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Dan Povenmire, and Disney. I do not own the Chevy/Chevrolet. Chevrolet is owned by GM. Sam, Rachel, Parker, Glenn, Wisteria and Kurtis are my OCs. Rated T for mild swearing and graphic imagery.
A/N: I was told I needed more details for the crash scene, so I did with help from Random Destructive Impulse.
Chapter 1: Innocents lost
They had just graduated from High School the previous week. Phineas and his step-brother Ferb were taking their respective girlfriends Isabella and Gretchen on a celebratory double date. Ferb was driving his new Chevy Cruze, as he liked the fuel efficiency on it, while Phineas was driving his Chevy Malibu, not as fuel efficient as Ferb's Cruze but still got good gas mileage.
Ferb and Gretchen were in Ferbs car leading the way back home. Phineas and Isabella were following two car lengths behind. Ferb was slowing down at the light which was red. The light turned green, so Ferb accelerated and proceeded through the intersection when a silver SUV came barreling down the road. The vehicle was moving erratically, constantly going over the center line. Ferb noticed this and instinctively tried to avoid the heavier SUV, but it was too late. The SUV slammed into the Cruze at slightly over fifty miles per hour, twenty over the speed limit of thirty, with the screech of twisting metal. The SUV stopped the smaller vehicle in its tracks, sending it spinning like a top. The impact completely obliterated the front end including the battery. The windshield was bent inward as a result, covering the occupants in glass fragments. The back end of the Cruze came to a rest on the side of the traffic signal. Debris littered the intersection. The SUV fared better, no exterior damage although the engine was leaking fluids.
At the moment of impact Phineas slammed on his brakes to avoid becoming part of the carnage. He swerved to the far right lane coming to a stop a few feet from the cross walk. The crash was over in a little less than five seconds. Phineas got out of his car, staring at the now disabled Cruze. He was in a state of shock. Isabella had gotten out of the car. She stood by him and he snapped out of his shock when he heard Ferb and Gretchen talking.
"Gretchen are you okay?" Ferb asked his girlfriend, who had her arms in front of her face.
"Yeah Ferb I'm ok" Gretchen said lowering her arms; she had raised her arms to prevent her nose being broken by the impact of her glasses, "Are you okay?"
"Yes I'm okay" He replied.
Then from the opposite intersection a black mid-sized sedan came barreling down and hit the disabled car sending it rolling. Ferb heard the dull crunch of bones, and felt a near blinding pain in his left arm. Ferb felt his face being cut by glass. Gretchen felt the glass from her window cut her face, a blinding pain from the lower half of her body. Something then hit her in the side of her head, Gretchen fought to stay conscious. She couldn't keep fighting the pain, and she blacked out as the vehicle stopped it movement. When the Cruze stopped rolling, it landed on its top with a trail of debris showing where it was struck the second time. Ferb looked out his window and saw nothing, just the other vehicles, but on Gretchen's side was the hunter green signal pole. There was a flashing of the Red light cameras, as the red light had been ran.
The car's automated crash response system failed, as the Cruzes' electrical system was no longer operational. Ferb noticed that Gretchen wasn't moving, except for the rise and fall of her chest. Ferb called her name trying to get a response from her. When Gretchen didn't respond, Ferb started swearing violently. He tried getting his seat belt off but he couldn't.
Isabella pulled out her phone and dialed three numbers: 9-1-1.
"9-1-1 what's your emergency?" came the voice on the other end.
"I would like to report a car accident" Isabella said her voice shaking.
"Are you the first car on the scene?" The dispatcher asked
"Yes we watched the accident happen" Isabella said
"What is your location?" asked the dispatcher
"I don't know" Isabella said, "Please you have to hurry my friends are hurt"
"Ok sweetie I have your location and I am sending the Police, The Fire Department, and an Ambulance" the Dispatcher said after typing for a few seconds.
In less than five minutes all three services arrived and quickly went to work on the car. Isabella and Phineas were questioned by the police. They both had to give a report on what they saw. Isabella lost it when she saw Gretchen, covered in blood, get loaded in to the back of one of the ambulances. Phineas had to restrain Isabella from going after her best and longtime friend. Ferb, still swearing, was loaded in the back of the other ambulance.
"Ok is there anyone who needs to be called?" A friendly woman officer asked Isabella and Phineas.
"Yes" came their reply, Phineas was watching the lights on the squad cars, Isabella watched the ambulances speed away with her friends.
"Ok Who?" The woman officer, Sargent Sanderson, asked.
"Gretchen's mom and Step-Dad and probably her oldest sister" Isabella said, pulling out her phone and pulling up Gretchen's sister's, Sam's, phone number. Isabella quickly explained what happened and told Sam that the police were going to call her parents.
"No Izzy" Sam said, calling Isabella by her nickname," I will call them"
"All right, Sam", Isabella said, and turning to the officer "Her sister is going to call her parents"
"Ok then, what about you young man? Anyone need to be called for your brother?" Sargent Sanderson asked
"Yes, Mom and Dad, and Candace" Phineas said still watching the lights of the squad cars.
"Candace is?" prompted Sanderson
"My sister" Phineas said flipping through his contact list.
The phone rang twice before Candace picked it up. She just asked "Hey Phin, how did your and Ferbs double date go?"
"Candace, There has been an accident." Phineas said
"What kind of accident Phineas?" Candace asked
"Car accident, Ferb's car got hit by two cars" Phineas said, tearing starting to roll down his face.
"Is Ferb ok?" Candace asked
"I think so, he is still conscious" Phineas answered.
"What about Gretchen?" Candace asked
"I don't know" Phineas answered
"I am on my way, have you called mom and dad?" Candace asked
"I am about to call them" Phineas responded
"I'll call them on the way" Candace said.
"OK" Phineas said and hung up.
"My sister is calling my parents" Phineas informed the officer.
"All right" The officer responded.
"Can we go now?" Phineas asked
"Yes, but we will call you, well your parents when we get more details" Sanderson answered.
Phineas and Isabella got back into his car and immediately went to the hospital. They found not only Candace, Linda, Lawrence, Sam, and Gretchen's mom, Wisteria, and Gretchen's step-father, Kurtis, but Isabella's mom as well were there.
"Isa what happened?" Vivian Garcia-Shapiro asked.
"It was a freak accident Mrs. Garcia- Shapiro" Phineas said, answering for Isabella, "We weren't hurt but I am not so sure about Gretchen and Ferb. Ferb's car is completely destroyed"
Everyone sat down and waited for any news about Ferb or Gretchen. Sam, Gretchen's older sister sat next to their mom, Wisteria. Sam had her head in her hands, trying to fathom why this happened to her baby sister. Sam had always been protective of Gretchen. Isabella was crying, her mom was holding her. Isabella was normally a strong person but seeing her best friend like that, had just sent her over the edge. Isabella didn't want to lose her best friend. Linda and Lawrence were sitting quietly watching their youngest son pace the floor angrily. Candace stood up and intercepted her brother and held him in embrace until he too started to cry. Kurtis, Gretchen's step-dad, was on Wisteria's other side watching everyone sitting in silence in the wake of receiving the news of the accident.
After three hours Ferb came out. He was wearing a sling on his left arm. He had stiches over his right eye.
"Hey Mum, Hey Dad, hey Candace" He said quietly.
"Ferb you're ok" Phineas said.
"Not really" Ferb replied.
Ferb walked over to Gretchen's family members and said, "I sorry that I hurt her"
"Don't be ridiculous Ferb" Said Wisteria, Kurtis and Sam at the same time
"They took her in to surgery when we got here" Ferb said, "they told me that she should be in a regular room tomorrow, she is in recovery right now though"
"Ferb, son, how about we go home now" Lawrence suggested in his British accent
"No" Ferb said quietly in a lighter accent than his fathers'.
"Mom, Dad, I will stay here with Gretchen, you guys go home. You have work in the morning. I am sure that Theo can handle the kids for the night" Sam said
"Are you sure Sam?" Wisteria asked her oldest child.
"Yes I am sure Mom," Sam replied, and then she turned to her younger sisters' boyfriend "Ferb you need to go home, you being here won't be good for your health. And I pretty sure if Gretchen was conscious she would tell you the same thing"
"Ok" Ferb mumbled, he liked Sam, in fact it was like Gretchen was telling him to go home, because Gretchen and Sam had similar personalities.
Everyone left slowly, not sure that Gretchen would be ok. Sam waved goodbye to them and gave her husband Theo a call, informing him that she was staying with her sister overnight at the hospital. Sam flagged down a nurse and asked for directions to the room her sister was in. The nurse gladly gave them to Sam. Sam went in to Gretchen's room, and her heart lurched when she saw her sister hooked up to several machines. Sam sat in a chair next to the bed, and slowly nodded off.
They just got home from the hospital. Ferb was pacing the room he shared with Phineas. Phineas was watching him. Phineas had to swallow back his anger at the driver who caused the accident. Ferb needed him to be the clam one.
"I should have been paying better attention" Ferb said.
"It wasn't your fault Ferb, that guy came out of nowhere" Phineas said trying to calm Ferb down.
"Damn it, she will blame me for this," Ferb said. He hit the wall with his right hand.
Linda heard Ferb hit the wall. She knocked on the door. Phineas said that she could come in.
"Is anything wrong Ferb?" She asked her older son.
"I think she'll blame for the accident, Mum" Ferb said, sitting on the edge of his bed.
"Oh Ferb, She won't. She is the most logical out of your friends, when you told me that you and her started dating, I was glad for the two of you. I think she knows you are not to blame for the accident. You may not see it, Ferb but she truly loves you, and she knows that you wouldn't do anything to hurt her." Linda said trying to console him.
"But…" Ferb began.
"No buts, no time for bed you two, its 9:30, if you two want I will take you to see Gretchen in the morning" Linda said as her two sons got in to bed.
"Can we bring Isabella with us?" Phineas asked
"Yes Phineas we can bring Isabella with us." Linda answered, turning out the light.
After twenty minutes Phineas fell asleep. Ferb fell asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow. Ferb had nightmares all night long. Most of his nightmares involved Gretchen and the accident.
Okay Reviews…..What do ya think? Please no swearing, I know it's kinda messed up. Ferb/Vanessa shippers do not rip in to me please. It is easier for me to write Ferb/Gretchen stories, as I am a shipper of Ferb/Gretchen. ;)