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Chapter 9

A little over a month has passed by and there is still no change with Juliet. Her parents ended up giving all rights to her over to me. Has soon as the papers were signed. I told them off and made sure they knew never to come near her again. Her sister stayed as long as she could.

Things have quieted down regarding Kimberly’s incident. I’m cut all ties with her father, and his business is slowly deteriorating. While I’m flourishing like always. I’m here with Juliet as much as I can be. I’m on speed dial with any change in her condition. I had her moved to a more private room and I take care of all her bills. Willy spends a lot of time with her. He tells me she needs us all the time. I talk to her constantly letting her know how much I need her, and that I love her.

I’m starting to lose hope. The doctors say that it’s time we take her off of life support. I’m not ready for that yet. I hate having that choice. It will kill me if she dies. I know she is still in there and it’s just not time yet. I have kept her apartment, even though if she wakes. She will be living with me. I won’t let her go. They ended up shaving half of her hair off when she first arrived. It’s been growing back and coming in in little curls. She is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I make sure to tell her that every day. Willy is the one who never loses hope. My heart holds onto her, but my head says I should let her go.

Six months later...

“Willy, I know you don’t agree. I’m sorry if you hate me, but it’s been seven months without change. What else should I do? I have had ten, count them ten specialists here to check her and they all say the same thing. It’s time to take her off life support.” Willy stood looking out the window with his arms crossed.

“I’m not mad at you Nolan and I know this is what’s right. I’m just mad at the universe right now.” I sighed holding Juliet’s hand.

“I’m waiting for her sister to arrive. Then we will remove the life support.” Willy and I stayed the day with her. I decided to spend this last night with her. Her sister would be here in the morning. I wanted the people that loved her the most to be around her. I kid in the bed next to her. “Baby, I hope you can hear me. I know we haven’t had any time together, but I love you and I have big plans for us once you wake up. I want to marry you and have babies with you. I want to give you the world. We’re taking you off of the life support in the morning. You don’t have to hold on anymore.”I felt a tear fall down my face. I gave her hand a small squeeze. I laid my head on her shoulder. “I think you and I would have been amazing together. I have never loved anyone before and I don’t know how I’m going to be when you’re gone, but I will try to be happy. Because I know that’s what your kind soul would want for me.”

I woke up early the next morning as the nurse was doing her rounds. “Any change?” I asked. The nurse just shook her head at me. I sat up and looked at the time. Her sister would be here around nine am and it was only seven am. I got up and busted into the shower. I don’t know what came over me, but I lost it in the shower. I cried like a child and even slid down the wall to the ground. My world was falling apart and I had no control over it.

I was sitting next to Juliet when her sister and Willy came walking into the room. I gave them each time to be alone with her and say anything they needed to say. I walked down to the cafeteria for some coffee. I needed a moment to myself. I took a seat in front of a wall of nothing but glass. I watched the birds play and the beautiful blue sky. I had just bought two new builds and I knew my reason was to keep myself busy after today. I never buy more than one at a time, but I needed the work. I named the biggest one after Juliet. Even though I knew I had to move on. A part of me would always hold on to her. “You look like you have the world on your shoulders.” I heard a female voice say. I looked up and a young brunette was standing next to me.

“I think maybe I do.” She took it upon herself to have a seat with me. I just looked at her.

“My mother is in her dying of cancer. It’s only a matter of time before she goes. I feel the same way.”

“I’m sorry to hear that.” She took a deep breath.

“Why are you here?”

“My girlfriend is in a coma and we’re taking her off life support today.” The girl placed her hand over her heart.

“I’m so sorry, that’s got to be hard. At least we were given time with my mother. Do you love her?”

“Yes, very much.” I looked away as a tear threatened to fall. The girl smiled at me. Then she reached out and touched my arm.

“As long as she knows you love her. She will go in peace and she will want you to as well. Don’t let her hurt to leave you. Make the best of the time you have for her. Because that’s all she will want for you.”

“How does someone so young become so smart?”

“Hey I’m seventeen, but this last year with my mother has taught me a lot. Life is short and it’s only why you make of it. Things happen that suck beyond words, but our souls have to go in and make the best of it. Your girlfriend gets to go and be in peace and she will watch over you always. She will be beautiful and healthy. What more could you ask for?” I smiled at her.

“Thank you, what’s your name?”

“Abby, I hope you are willing to find your peace.” She said and tapped my arm. She got up and I watched her walk off. Somehow Abby made me feel a lot better. I got up and threw my coffee away and made my way back up to Juliet‘s room. Both Willy and her sister were waiting for me. After a few minutes. The doctor and a couple of nurses came walking into the room. There were a couple of forms I had to sign and then we took a step back and watched as the nurses removed the life support from her. I held onto her sister and we waited. Only a minute had gone by, but it felt like forever. Then all of a sudden we watched as her chest moved up and down on its own. The doctor took a listen and then looked over at us.

“She is breathing on her own.”

“What? What does that mean?” I asked him.

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