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Monday, March 5, 2068, 8:45 p.m., Peterhead Community Hospital, Peterhead, Scotland

Tommy Brennan opened his heavy eyelids slowly. His vision focused and he blinked. Looking down at him was his own sweet Mary, smiling through her tears.

"Oh, thank God! Thank God you're all right!" she whispered, trying hard to control her emotions as her eyes roamed his face.

He sighed, looking at his surroundings. He was in a hospital bed, hooked up to an IV. His right hand was set in a lightweight cast, as was his right leg. Surprisingly, he felt no pain. His gaze returned to Mary.

"Where?"

"You're in hospital, Tom-love."

"The crew? The skipper?"

"All safe. Captain Bowers is in hospital, too; he went overboard, but International Rescue saved him."

She brushed back his dark hair, and a fragment of memory surfaced with the familiar gesture.

"'Tis just as she said," he whispered.

Mary gave him a puzzled look. "As who said?"

"Doc. Their doctor. She brushed my hair back, like you just did, and said, that when I woke up, I'd be in hospital and everything would be all right." He smiled up at her. "I wondered if I'd ever see you and the baby again. I was afraid I was going to die. But she said it would be all right. And... it is."

Mary leaned over to kiss him, on the forehead, on the cheek, then on the lips. "Thank God she was right."

"Wish I could have thanked her; thanked all of them for what they did," Tommy said quietly, reaching up to stroke her face with his undamaged hand. He laid his hand on her cheek, and she leaned into it, putting her hand over his.

"Maybe someday you'll have a chance, Tom-love. But right now,
I'm going to call the sister. The hospital doctor will want to see you."

Tom took her hand and pulled it to his face, placing a kiss in her palm and wrapping her fingers over it. She smiled back as she pressed the call button. Tom kept hold of her hand, savoring the warmth of it and the love and life it represented. He knew how close to death he had been and would never take life for granted ever again.


Post by MagicMaster8 and Tikatu on 20/08/2004


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