Chapter Seven: Rescue
A long 6 minutes the room was silent. Doctors and nurses were trying to get her heart to beat again. She was slipping. Piper's mind was fading into darkness. People say life flashes through your eyes as you see the light. Piper thought about the time she walked into that bar middle of winter. She ordered that Margetia, that one drink in that bar had changed her life so much that it seemed unreal. That night she met the woman of her unknown dreams. This one raven haired green eyed woman changed her life forever. Piper smiled in her mind. She remembed their first kiss all the way to their traveling. Her smile faded as she remembered all the times she had hurt Alex. Guilt krept in. Before she had the chance to give in. The words from before rattled through her system.
"Don't you fucking dare leave me Piper". It was a phrase she remembers only coming from the love of her life. Alex Vause. It couldn't be true due to the face Piper believed she had killed her by being so selfish. Piper's needs to be close to her got her killed. Those words came back as she remembers seeing her holding her hand. Piper was really confused. She had flashbacks of all the times Alex has said those seven words. Piper remembered seeing the pain in her face and hearing the same pain in her voice.
It had been 8 minutes since Piper flatlined. They were about to give up. When Piper's eyes opened. Her heart picked up speed. Her heart rate was alittle too fast. Nurses tried to calm her down. They didn't want her to go back into shock. The doctor pumped her with a seditive. As her heart slowed down, the nurse realized she was bleeding internally. Piper was rushed to the nearest operation room. Her heart was beating but that didn't mean she was out of the woods.
A doctor went to speak to Nichols and Vause. He smiled at Vause who was pacing the room. She had been pacing for 20 minutes. Nichols looked up and nudged Vause.
"Good evening Ladies" The dr smiled.
"How is she?" Nichols asked.
"We got her heart to start again" He replied.
"Where is she?" Alex asked scanning his eyes for emotions.
"She's in surgery" He replied with a soft smile.
"What? Why?" Alex asked.
"She was bleeding internally, she may need a blood donor tonight to keep her alive and well" Doctor smiled looking at the women.
Alex didnt think for a second she spoke "I volunteer!". She was taken to a room and her blood was taken. Nichols watched as they took Piper back to her room. She was unconisous due to being put to sleep. She walked in, sitting on the chair beside her.
"You gotta wake up soon, Piper Alex needs you, i don't know how much longer she will take without seeing your Chapman smile and your starry blue eyes"Nicky whispered looking at sleeping beauty. Alex watched them interact, smiling she sat in the chair next to Piper on her right side.
"Pipes i'm right here, your're not dreaming, I heart you Piper" Alex whispered holding her hand whilst the nurse put on Alex's blood bag in Piper's IV. Alex and Nichols started talking about memories with all three of them. Anything to convince Piper that Alex was really sat right next to her.
Meanwhile, in the universe of Piper her mind had woken up. "How am I not dead" Piper whispers mentally. Piper can hear what sounds to be Alex's voice talking to Nicky. They were laughing and telling jokes. They had to be really there, Nicky wasn't one to talk to herself. She doesn't use that laugh unless it's with Vause. They were inseperable. Piper loved that Alex had that kind of person in her life. Piper winced remembering last christmas, walking in on them touching eachother. Piper's ears pricked up as she heard a song she hadn't heard in years linger into the room.
I found myself dreaming
In silver and gold
Like a scene from a movie
That every broken heart knows we were walking on moonlight
And you pulled me close
Split second and you disappeared and then I was all alone
I woke up in tears
With you by my side
A breath of relief
And I realized
No, we're not promised tomorrow
So I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna hold you
Like I'm saying goodbye wherever we're standing
I won't take you for granted 'cause we'll never know when
When we'll run out of time so I'm gonna love you
Like I'm gonna lose you
I'm gonna love you like I'm gonna lose you
In the blink of an eye
Just a whisper of smoke
You could lose everything
The truth is you never know
So I'll kiss you longer baby
Any chance that I get
I'll make the most of the minutes and love with no regrets
Let's take our time
To say what we want
Use what we got
Before it's all gone
'Cause no, we're not promised tomorrow
Piper recognized the song. She could hear Alexs and Nichols singing along sofly. This song gave Piper flashbacks of her party as Alex's drug mule that night in Paris. So much happend in that night. Mostly good but some bad moments too. That was night of their first fight. Piper froze remembering her exact words and the pain in Alex's eyes as she left Alex in Paris. Her pain radiated through Pipers body. Guilt that never faded just came flooding through as if the dam had been broken. Piper woke up with tears running down her rosie cheeks. A never ending waterfall. No one noticed her tears. Piper breathed a shakey "Alex?". She looked at the brunette with eyes filled with love and passion but also fear. She was still afraid this was a dream and she was still in Psych back in Litchfield. Alex couldn't hear her over the song.
Piper smiled watching Alex sway to the music. Alex always had been an amazing dancer. Piper took in her beauty in these dim hospital lights. She looked over to see Nicky showing off her dance moves to Alex. Both were unaware they were being watched. Piper finally felt alive. Watching her two favorite people in the world interact and be happy made Piper's heart swell. Looking over at her IV she saw a 1/2 empty blood bag. Looking over at Alex's arm she smiles. She has to be real, she gave Piper blood. Alex was actually running through her veins. Piper closed her eyes for a brief minute. Smiling to herself. One last moment of peace before she tries to talk to Alex after the song is finished. Piper took a deep breath and whispered. "I heart you too Al".