Chapter 14: Safe
I placed both my hands on the blocks of wood and squeezed them and then brought my knees up slightly and spread them apart.
I shut my eyes.
I reluctantly push and I let out a painful screech. I couldn't do it. I was in too much pain. But I needed my Ana. I loved my Ana.
I manage to push again. I felt like I was being torn apart and I couldn't take it.
I take a few deep breaths and push some more. This could be dangerous. I'm so scared.
The door suddenly opens and my dad comes in. "Daddy." I sound so young as I say it.
He has blood all over his jacket and he runs to me and kisses my forehead. "You'll be okay, baby."
He looks at me and then down at the blood all over me.
"I can't get you to a hospital."
"The twins." I breathe.
"I got them. They're safe. I called the others. They're on their way here."
I nodded and I shut my eyes.
"Fuck, you're losing too much blood." He said. That was the last thing I heard before I slipped under unconsciousness.
When I woke up, there was pain. Commotion but pain and crying.
The sound of babies crying. I recognize it. That's how my little Haylie cries.
I open my eyes slightly and I gasp. I felt like something was just pulled out of me.
I opened my eyes and I felt warm hands on my face. I'm face to face with Nate and I see tears in his eyes.
"Jenna." He whispers.
I smile sleepily at him.
He kisses me and sighs as he leans his forehead against mine.
"They're fine. They're in the car with Lindsey. And Ana is fine." He speaks softly. Ana.
Ana Leigh Robinson.
I smile softly. "Ana." I whisper.
A sudden beeping noise distracts me.
"Where am I?"
"The hospital, baby." Nate said. I sat up and looked to him and then my dad. "She fucked your eye up." He said.
I shrugged. "I don't care."
"I'll get the nurse to bring you some food."
"Can I see her? Ana?"
Dad nodded once as he walked out of the room.
Nate came over and sat on the bed beside me. "How is she?" I asked.
"She's beautiful. Really small but beautiful none the less." He said. I smiled.
"Two months premature. It's my fault." I said.
"I charged Clementine. I landed on the floor. I-"
"It's not your fault, baby. You were right. She was crazy."
"Now you believe me." I say. He nods. "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry, Jenna." He hugs me and I lay on his shoulder and hugged him hard.
"I love you." I whispered.
"I love you more." He whispered.
"You know what you should do?" He asked.
"You should marry me." He said. I pull out of his arms and look up into his gray eyes and smile.
"Please?" He asked.
Tears ran out of my eyes as I nodded. "Yes." I whispered.
He smiled and bit his lip as he reached into his pocket and took out a little black box.
He opened it to revealed a ring. It had a gold band and a big diamond in the middle.
I looked back up at him. Looking at me, he slid it onto my ring finger.
I smiled down as I looked at it. It was beautiful. I looked back up at him. "I love you." I hugged him again.
He wraps his arms around me.
"It took all this to get you to propose to me." I whispered.
Soon, the nurse came in, asked me did I feel any pain. Asked me other questions and then she asked me was if I was hungry.
"Yeah but I would actually like to see my baby first." I said.
"I recommend you eat first, dear." She said.
Damnit. I ate a small meal and just when I finished, Sean walked in. "Hey, Kipser." I said.
"Future Hamilton." I corrected.
Sean grinned as he looked to Nate. "It's about damn time, Hamilton. I've been waiting for a couple years."
"Where's Carl?" I asked.
"On his way up here. Leah and Ronnie too. You're well loved, future Hamilton."
I smiled as the nurse came back in. "You can see her now."
I get up way too fast and I get a head rush.
"You okay?" Nate asked. I nodded.
The nurse led us out of the room and we stopped in at the window of a small room.
Ana was in a little incubator. She was small but beautiful. "My god." I whispered.
"I know." Nate whispered.
She was a princess. "I want Haylie and Kaylie." I said.
Sean nodded. "I'll call Lindsey and tell her to get her ass back up here."
"Thanks." I said and turned back to Ana.
Leah, Carl and Ronnie soon came in and smiled as they all saw Ana.
"She's so pretty." Leah whispered. I nodded.
"Geez, you and Nate have the good looking genes." Sean said shaking his head.
I laugh and hug Nate.
Lindsey brought my babies up to me and I hugged them so hard. They just didn't realize how much I need them. They sat on my bed with me and played while me, Nate and the doctor talked.
"When can I take her home?"
"She has to be at least six ounces before you can take her home. She's three right now. Serious risk."
I nodded. "A lot of drama." I said.
"The early delivery wasn't just because of you knocking down that woman. It was most likely also because of what you told me happened four years ago. There was probably some damaged tissues still in your system and it caused you to have the baby early."
"Was she at risk of dying?"
"Most likely because of the bullet, any other baby you have will be born earlier than expected and may also be in risk."
I nod and sighed.
"I see you're tired. I'll leave you alone and let you get some rest but when you wake up, we need to take some blood, run some test, and you'll be free to go if we don't find anything."
"Okay, thank you." I said smiling at him.
He nodded once then turned to walk out but he stopped in the doorway. He turned. "Ms. Robinson?"
"Yeah?" I asked.
He smiled. "Nice engagement ring."
I smile back. "Thanks." I said. He nodded and walked out and then I looked to Nate. "If we have anymore, they can die." I said.
He nodded. "I was kind of hoping for a boy after Ana but if it'll put him and you in danger, fuck it."
"We can find a way." I said. Nate sat on the bed and kept his eyes on mine.
Lindsey came into the room. "Dean is on his way up here."
"Wow, I haven't seen him in so long."
"He's no different. Still the same pretentious ass he always was."
I giggle and she laughs with me. "Ana is very pretty. I think I want to kidnap her." Lindsey said. I rolled my eyes.
"You can once she becomes two. That's when they become bad as hell."
"Hell no, keep her at two." Lindsey said surrendering. I laugh at her and snuggle into Nate's arms.
I went to go check up on dad who was sitting on a hospital bed. "Hey." I said as I walked in. He looked to me and smiled. "Hey baby."
He had his shirt off and had a huge bandage going over his chest.
"Did they get the bullet out?" I asked.
He nodded. "Yep, thank the fucking lord. Did they get yours out?"
"They told me it went straight through." I said.
He placed his hand on my cheek. "I knew we'd make it out. I never had a doubt in my mind. There is nothing I wouldn't do to save you, Jenna."
I smile as tears pooled my eyes. "I love you, dad." I whisper.
I hugged him and he hugged me back.
Her name didn't come up since I woke up and I was thankful.
I never wanted to see her or think about her again. Wait…"Where's Balie?" I asked.
"A little place called Prison."
"Really? For how long?" I asked.
"Who gives a fuck?" He asked. I smiled. He had a point.
I hug him again.
I could have lost a great deal of my family. And my life would have been over. But I'm glad we all stayed as strong as we did.
I loved my family.
Nothing can break us apart.