With shaking hands I grip the sheets. Weary eyes glide back and forth from the door to the tv that was stuck on a channel that showed romantic comedy movies. I take short breaths and sigh a lot. The only other noise in the room was the clock. Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock... It's been a day and two hours since I've woken up. The flowers in their vase are starting to wilt. Like my patients are. The only visitors I've had is my nurse and two doctors. My parents have been informed that I have awaken and they said they'd be over after work. I sigh again, its only 8 am. I've been up since six because I couldn't possible sleep any longer.
I hear the door nob turn. My head snaps in the direction, which I quickly regret because of the giant knot in my neck from my coma. The door flies open but its only the nurse again, with breakfast. I ask her nicely to get me some fast food instead of hospital food and she did. That I'm grateful for. I than her after she hands it to me then she leaves and closes the door again. While I eat, I flip through the channels. I see something on the new channel that peaks my interest.
"After eleven months in a coma, famous space racer, Prince, has awoken today and it seems to be very good news for his fans and close friends and family." the reporter said, then begun interveiwing fans whom had all cut their hair because of the loss of mine. I'm not unhappy with my hair. It is in a very cute curly bob right now. I watch a few more minutes before flipping the channel again. After finding something more to my liking I get comfortable and start eating more.
My mind wanders to Dandy, wondering if the things I heard were true. Did he want to be with me? Didn't he say he had someone he wanted me to meet? God I wish I hadn't dreamt about him and a whole dumb life with him. My desire to have him for myself is overwhelming. That sounds extremely selfish. I really shouldn't think that way lest I want to become some sort of crazy stalker. That's the last thing I want. It would make Dandy hate me.
But... In my dream... We had a life. We had a family. And I just had to wake up and have those things taken from me. Which reminds me... Will I ever be able to race again? I got hurt really bad, and all my joints feel stiff and pop when I move. I feel old. My real future was taken from me, my fantasy was also taken too. Dandy's a real ladies man anyway, I don't think he'd go for me ever.
The hours pass by slowly. I get up only to do my exercises and use the bathroom. It's so lonely when you're conscious and sitting in a hospital room with no one here to keep you company. every now and then I'll get gifts from fans, meaning I have a hundred stuffed animals sitting in one corner and pile of candies sitting by my bed from today alone. the nurse came in with a 'special' stuffed bear with a card and stuff. She handed it to me. I read the card first.
'Prince. I heard your awake. I'll drop by after 3. Dandy'
I hugged the bear and smiled. The first since I woke up. I couldn't wait. But why after three? Certainly a specific time... I shrug it off, all I can do is wait for now and maybe try and think of something to do with my short hair. A true conumdrum as of the moment. I mess with it a bit and decide to leave it down.
By the time three rolled around I was napping and woken by the sound of the door opening and closing. I opened my eyes to see Dandy peeking out from the corner of the small walk way that led to the room."hey." I breathed with a soft smile.
"hey." Dandy smiled back."I brought someone." I sat up a bit. Dandy came out from the small walk way."come on its alright. he's awake today."
I saw the tips of blue hair then a sweet little face then I realized who it was. That was D.J from my dream. I cover my mouth with my hands."oh my..." I get choked up just a bit, knowing I wasn't with Dandy, but knowing that this perfect little being was real. Dandy picked him up,"say hi Deej."
As they neared, D.J climbed out of Dandy's arms and onto my bed."Hi Mr. Prince."
"Prince, this is my son, Dandy Junior, or D.J or Deej." Dandy said.
"oh I know who he is." I told him, pulling D.J into my arms,"hi there, sweetie. While I was asleep I dreamed about you."
"you did?" D.J asked.
I nodded,"yes I did. I dreamed about your father too and Q.T and Meow." They both looked very stunned. Dandy should've know by now that I'm so massively in love with him that he would be the thing I dream about. D.J's little hand took mine and he held it firmly, as he studied the colour of my hair."we have the same hair colour." I chuckled.
"are you my mama?" He asked, causing Dandy to get embarrassed and snatched him up.
"Sorry about that. he,uh... His mom kinda took off on us when he was three." Dandy explained.
"its fine. I'm okay with it." I chuckled a bit."he's so cute I can't see why anyone would want to leave you two."
They both perked at that and beamed brightly. It'd be hard to believe if they weren't related. I spent the afternoon talking with them both and Dandy said he'd be back tomorrow when he dropped D.J off at school. I agreed then they left because it was D.J's bed time. And just as he promised he was there after he dropped off D.J.
I was super excited I got out of bed just to hug him, which he returned then helped me settle back in the bed. Dandy sat down in the chair,"man I can't tell you how many days I sat here in this chair watching you."
He nodded,"yeah, your parents called me to ask if I could keep you company. So I came everyday I could and talked for hours on end. Nurses thought I was going crazy talking to myself."
"that's really sweet of you." I smiled." that'd explain why I could hear you so clearly."
He flashed that cocky grin of his,"so what'd you dream of that involved both D.J and I?"
I flushed a bit,"well... I just dreamt of what my heart desired... And it just so happened that what I desire is you. And our ships got stuck together and we were happy. We had.. Such a beautiful wedding, Dandy, oh I wish you had seen what I saw. It was all so wonderful." I paused," but you must think I'm crazy to want another guy, such as yourself."
Dandy was silent for a moment, then placed his hand over mine," that's funny. I may or may not have talked in great length about this stirring of feelings I felt when I first met you." he chuckled a bit,"you know, Prince, I'm a real ladies man, but I'm also a good dad, and a single one at that. D.J doesn't really approve of any woman I've ever brought into our lives. I'll admit, I've never been with a man, but I think you're the kinda person I'd like to take that chance on."
My heart skipped a beat, he said that once before in the dream at the beginning."I.. I heard you. My whole dream was you telling me our life together." He looked a little suprised, I pulled him into a kiss. The best kiss I've ever had. It meant everything, my heartbeat sped up, it was everything I wanted and more. When I pulled back I had to catch my breath.
"so... you wanna give this a whirl?" Dandy asked.
I laughed,"Oh god yes. I would love to live through the real thing."