“Gwen are you all right?” Said Sheridan.
Gwen rose her head up quickly.
“Sher! You startled me! I’m all right but I just wish he
would wake up!”
“I know you do.” Sheridan said rubbing Gwen’s back.
“Listen Luis and I are going to get some coffee do you
“No I just want to stay here with Hank.”
Sheridan smiled understandingly and left the room.
Gwen turned her head and looked at Hank’s lifeless face.
“Handsome........I...........Please wake up.”
Gwen stopped and composed herself. She couldn’t think of
exactly what she wanted to say.
“I need you and I want to be with you forever. I want to
marry you someday, have a kid or two, and grow old with you. I want a last call of the day. Someone to say Good
Morning and Good Night too. I want all of this with you, but all that can wait. All I want is for you to open your
eyes and show me your alive.”
Gwen stared at Hank hoping that would awake him.
Gwen sighed and laid her head back on his chest and she
drifted off to sleep.
Hank slowly opened his eyes and looked up at the white
“Where the hell am I?” he thought as he tried to move but
felt a sudden sharp stab of pain in his chest.
“Now I know where I am!” he thought again. “Why did this
have to happen?”
Hank looked at his watch and smiled knowing what he had to do. He continued down the street until he found a pay
phone. He knew he had to make this call before he went to the airport to catch his plane home.
He dialed the florist in Harmony as he did for the last
29 LONG days he had been without her.
“Harmony Flowers? Hank Bennett again!!” he said laughing.
Hank turned around in the booth when all of a sudden
he heard a scream.
Right in front of him was a masked man with a gun and
all he felt was immense pain after that.
“He......lp....” was all he could get out.
“Ugh.” Hank thought at the memory. He then realized he
A woman with gorgeous brown hair slept soundly on his chest.
He slowly leaned down and smelled her hair.
“Gwen....” he breathed into her hair.
She stirred slightly but didn’t wake up. He didn’t want
to wake her up though.
He place his hand on her head and ran his fingers through
her hair until he fell back asleep as well.