My Brothers Best Friend

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Chapter Thirty-Three

Hailey’s POV
Today is the day that I get to leave the hospital. Walking was but of a difficult task, but Link being the gentlemen that he has wheeled me out to the car in a wheelchair that the hospital provided. Chase was leaning against the back-passenger side door, he smiled down at me when he saw us coming through the sliding doors. He was parked in the ambulance parking but was told if he was quick with picking me up it would be ok.
Pushing himself off the car he turned and opened the door, Julie and veronica popped out from behind the closed door. The two girls shrieked and ran over to me. I hadn’t had the chance to see Veronica since id woken up. She had been busy with work and midterms, but she promised she would be there the day that I got released and here she was. Link took a step back giving me a warm smile as he did so and let the girls wheel me the rest of the way. Once I got to the car door Chase held out his hand for me. standing on my own had been a hard task the past few days, but the doctors assured me that if I keep working on regaining my strength daily that I will be back to my daily runs with Link very soon.
Link and veronica sat in the back seat with me. Link had been treating me like a fragile doll, not wanting to hold my hand too hard in case he caused any damage. He didn’t want to hug me too hard either, he was being so sweet. He had been by my side through every check up that the doctors had to do before I could be released and asked them about a thousand questions about what he should be concerned about and of course when we could be having sex again. He made sure to tell me after that he was in no rush, but he just wanted to make sure that we could without me being injured in any way. Thinking of it I was in the hospital for 5 months, meaning Link hadn’t had sex in 5 months. For me it was easy because I was in a coma, but for him to go that long without it made me feel like a bad girlfriend. I know it’s not my fault, but I still feel bad.

The drive home to the condo felt longer than it should have, but that was one of the things the doctors warned me about. He said that I would probably have a difficulty perceiving time for a few weeks. Minutes would feel like hours and hours like days and so on. Link held my hand as we walked down the hall and into the elevator up to our floor, every now and then he would give my hand a light squeeze causing me to look up at him to see him smiling sweetly down at me. I could see the happiness shining through those beautiful green eyes of his. I snuggled close to him, wrapping his arms around my body I felt so safe and warm.

Links POV

Bringing Hailey home made me so happy. I could finally fall asleep with her in my arms once again. I hadn’t had the chance to hold her as close as I wanted to while she was in the hospital due to the small proximity of the hospital beds and all the wires and machines she was hooked up to 24/7. Tonight, she was all mine. The doctors told me that if we were to have sex that we would just have to be careful but that there shouldn’t be a problem. As much as I wanted to ravish her I did not want to hurt her. I just got her back and I am so scared to do anything that could potentially hurt her in any way. If she wanted to do anything tonight I will try my hardest to contain myself and go slow with her. I don’t know how easily that will happen due to the lack of sex over the past 5 months while she had been under.
Reaching the apartment door chase unlocked it letting the 5 of us on. I walked Hailey over to the couch where her Julie and Veronica all sat down together, I figured I get Hailey all night I can afford to give her friends and her some alone time. Chase also asked if he could talk to me in private about something so this was the perfect opportunity.
I walked into the kitchen where Chase was waiting, he had a serious look on his face. Something was really bothering him, and I had no idea what it could be. His sister was home and safe along with his girlfriend.

“What’s bothering you man?” I asked walking over to him with a confused look on my face.
“There’s something I want to talk to you about that has to do with Hailey, I can’t tell her right now and I want your opinion on what I should do.” Chase replied in a hushed tone. Looking past me to where the three girls were giggling watching tv.
“Your worrying me Chase... what’s going on?” I asked moving closer to him.
“How am I supposed to tell Hailey that during the 5 months that she was in a coma in the hospital not once did either of our parents came to see her? Our grandparents called a bunch of times but couldn’t fly out due to my grandfather’s heath so that’s understandable. But even our mom stopped answering my phone calls after the first month. Father didn’t even bothering answering me at all. She’ll be so upset...” his voice was low and full of sadness. I hadn’t even thought about their parents. I knew that Carla was supposed to come and see Hailey as soon as she got back from where ever it was that she was but didn’t even realize that she never ended up coming. I was too preoccupied with school and visiting Hailey.
“Chase, man. I’m so sorry. I didn’t even think about that. I have no idea how to bring that up to her... maybe we should just wait and see if she brings something up. If she does we’ll handle it from there.” I replied scratching the back of my neck. I really had no idea what I was saying. This was a complicated situation that I really didn’t want to be dealing with right now. Hailey just woke up and I wanted to be happy together and not have these things to worry about.
“you’re right man. I’m going to try and not think too much about it right now. I don’t want to bring any stress to her right now. I think I’m just going to go to bed now I’m beat from today. We’ll talk more about this tomorrow, take care of her tonight Link. You may be dating her, and you may be my best friend but i’ll still kill you if you hurt her even the slightest” Chase said with a jokingly stern look on his face as he walked past me into the living room where the girls were. I laughed lightly too myself as I followed him. I could hear Hailey’s cute laugh as we neared the couch. It was music to my ears.
“Julie I’m going to bed now babe, you can come when you’re ready ok? – night Hailey, welcome home kid” chase said first to Julie then to Hailey, the two smiled at him and nodded their heads. I watched Julie whisper something to Hailey and then squeeze her leg before she stood up to follow Chase to the bedroom.
“Good night Link, Vron- see you guys in the morning” she said to us before she went the rest of the way down the hallway to the bedroom.
“Hey, could I crash in your bed Link?” it was veronica who spoke up this time, I smiled and nodded my head to her as she got up and disappeared down the hall after saying goodnight to the two of us. It was just Hailey and I in the living room now. For someone reason a cluster of butterflies consumed my stomach at the thought of being alone with her. I don’t remember the last time I was alone in a room with Hailey when she was conscious. My palms started sweating and my heart rate picked up. I felt like I was falling in love with her all over again. This time over the course of 30 seconds instead of 10 years.
“You just going to stand their and stare? Or are you gonna take me to bed?” Hailey giggled out. Shit. She caught me staring at her. Man, it was and is so hard not to stare at her. She is beyond beautiful. I hastily walked over to her and took her outstretched hand and helped her up. We stood facing each other staring into one another’s eyes. Placing my hands at either side of her face I slowly brought her lips up to mine. Savoring the moment. This was the first real kiss we had shared since she woke up a few days ago. Her lips felt so amazing against mine. So soft and plump. I was hungry for her, I wanted more. I wanted all of her. Her mind, body and soul. She is and always will be my everything.

I pulled away from our kiss and stroke my thumb across her warm cheek. She giggled and leaned into my body. Wrapping my arms around her was like a second nature to me now. I felt more normal with her in my arms then when she wasn’t. I missed this. I missed her.

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