The story so far:
"Hey man." Brian said as the four of them entered the hospital room. "You ready to get out of here?"
"Yeah, I guess." Matt replied quietly.
"Don't sound so excited." Zacky said as he looked over at his friend.
"Didn't you get any sleep?" Jimmy asked. "You look like ****."
"Or is it that you're still mad at me?" Johnny questioned.
"I'm not mad. I'm just tired; I didn't sleep much last night." Matt replied as he looked over towards Kylie's bed.
"What's the matter, was your room mate too loud?" Brian said teasingly as he nudged Matt’s shoulder.
"She's in a **** coma jackass." Matt yelled defensively. "Have a little respect."
"Sorry man, I didn't mean anything by it." Brian replied.
"Let's just get out of here." Matt said as he stood up and motioned the guys towards the door.
After they all walked out, Matt turned back and took one last look back at Kylie. "You hang in there." He said softly before walking out of the room.
The guys all piled out of the car when they pulled up to Matt's place. Matt unlocked the front door and was greeted immediately by Bella, his golden retriever. "Hey girl. Did they take good care of you while I was gone?" He asked as he knelt down and rubbed her head.
"Of course we did." Zacky replied with a smile. "We know how attached you are to her."
"Look at this face." Matt said as he scratched behind her ears. "How could you not fall in love with her?"
"So, what do you guys want to do with the rest of the day?" Jimmy asked as he plopped down on the sofa.
"Nothing to strenuous." Matt replied as he sat down in the chair. "I'm exhausted."
"Why don't you go lie down and take a nap." Johnny said as he sat down next to Jimmy.
"Yeah, maybe I will." Matt said as he stood up. "Come on Bella."
Bella got up and followed him to the bedroom, wagging her tail excitedly. Matt closed the bedroom door behind them and collapsed on the bed. Bella jumped onto the bed and curled up next to him. Matt closed his eyes and as he started to drift off to sleep, he thought about Kylie.
There is no rational explanation as to why he couldn't seem to get her off of his mind. Sure, he felt sorry for her...who wouldn't? She is so young and beautiful...and completely alone in this world. Almost six months and aside from the hospital staff not one single visitor. It just doesn't seem right; no one should ever find themselves that alone...especially when you are fighting for your life. He couldn't help but wonder what was possibly causing her to continue to hold on. What was she fighting for? Was there more to her story than anyone knows?
Matt sighed deeply as he tried to clear his mind so he could get some sleep. Bella let out a whimper as she watched her master; she seemed to be completely aware that something was troubling him. "It's going to be alright girl." He said groggily as he reached over and started to pet her before falling fast asleep.