Here you have another short oneshot😊
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No one’s POV
There she was. Her fragile body lying under a thin white sheet. He couldn’t stand to see her so vulnerable. It was all his fault. If he didn’t have been so stupid, this wouldn’t have happened. She wouldn’t be here, her life depending on all those machines. Her condition had been the same for six months now. No improvements were shown. And now her parents were thinking about pulling the plug. They actually had been thinking about it for some weeks already since the doctors informed them that the chances for her to wake up we’re barely existent. The concussion she got was too serious to expect a recovery. But he felt that he needed to fight for her. She was, still is and forever will be, the love of his life. They went through so much together. He couldn’t give up on her now. He let her down, six months ago when he went to that strip club and let one of the strippers kiss him. He wouldn’t let her down now. He knew that when she’d wake up, she may not forgive him for what he did but he would rather see her safe and sound with some other guy that knowing that he didn’t fight for her. Knowing that he let her die.
“Justin, we need to talk.” Her stepdad told him on a Monday of November.
“Yeah?” He asked confused looking at Brian and Mandy. They looked both broken and emotionless at the same time.
“Justin, we know it’s hard for you to hear this. It’s hard for everyone actually, but we can’t keep her eternally hooked up to these machines.
He felt his world crashing down. He was at a loss of words. He should have seen it come.
“It’s been almost a year, son, there’s no improvement.” Brian added hoping it would make the decision easier to take in.
“But you can’t just pull the plug. She’ll wake up. Sooner or later. She’s just not ready yet. We need to give her time.” He tried unsuccessfully to talk them out of that idea.
“Son, we’re sorry. She’s been in the same condition for too long. We’ve made up our mind. If she doesn’t show any sign of improvement we’ll turn off the machines, next Sunday at three.” Brian informed him. Mandy could barely stand. She was distraught. She knew it was the best solution not only for Selena because she could finally go to a better place but also for everyone else because they will have a little more peace of mind. Though she couldn’t bare the idea of loosing her daughter definitely.
She knew that she needed to wake up, but she couldn’t control her body. She was hurting knowing what she had been putting her parents, family and friends through. Though she was scared to wake up and to relive those painful memories that kept on coming back. She didn’t want to wake up and have to see all those disgusting pictures again. She was not ready to forgive yet. Though she knew if she woke up now she couldn’t do otherwise than forgive him. He hadn’t leave this hospital room since the day she was rushed here after that car accident. He had begged her over and over for forgiveness. And he have been doing a pretty good job, trying to grant her some more time, but now, her parents had made up their mind. One more day. Just one more day it will be the end. Of what, she didn’t know. Of her coma? Or of her life?
“Mandy, please, don’t do that.” She heard him beg her mother. But there was no turning back. The doctor was there, the nurses too. It was almost time. She could hear her mom’s sobs as Brian tried his best to comfort her with his shaky voice. She could hear her nana and papa praying God to take good care of her. And she could feel him. She could feel his tears falling silently on her arm. She could feel his soft hair tickle her neck.
“It’s time now.” The doctor said.
“No, please!” She heard him beg again. His voice, hoarse from all the crying, sounded more like a broken whisper. For some seconds everything went silent until a piercing beep invade the room.
Memories started to rush through her mind. She remembered when she was a little girl running and laughing in the garden. She remembered the day they left her dad. She remembered the day her mom married Brian. She remembered the day she decided she would be an actress. She remembered the day she left Grand Prairie. She remembered the day she met him, their first date, their first kiss, their first time. She remembered all their fights and all their best moments together. And she remembered that everyone can make mistakes. And she decided to forgive him. And she finally felt strong enough to open her eyes. It was the moment to end everyone’s agonizing pain. She was now determined to wake up. She was ready. But then, all of a sudden, the beep stopped and everything went blank.