Written to cheer up my friend (yes, he is gay), who was recently hit by a car. I feel so sorry for you, and I hope you feel better.
"Ugh." I woke up in a small room. There was a faint beeping. "Hello?" I spoke wearily. I couldn't fully see yet. "Is anyone there?" I looked around, but saw no one. I tried to sit up, but there was an enormous pain in my arm. "Agh!" I fell back. A man ran to my side. "Are you ok?" "Yeah, arm hurts a little. Wait, where am I?" My vision cleared up a bit and I saw I was in a hospital room. "You're in the hospital. You're pretty lucky, boy. A gas tank exploded right near you, it's a blessing you're still alive." I looked at the man. He was a cute rabbit, dressed in all white. "Why don't I remember any of that?" "You hit your head pretty hard." "What about Trevor, Maxx and Zack?" "They're fine, just a few minor scrapes." I was relieved to hear they were alright. "Can I see them?" "Sure, they will be happy to know that you're awake. Also, your parents are here, should I send them in also?" "Yeah." He walked out and Trevor was the first to come in. "Mike!" He ran and hugged me and a huge pain ran up my back. "AAH! Trevor let go!" He let go of me and backed away. "I'm so sorry." "It's ok, sweet stuff." Maxx and Zack were next to come in. "Hey, Mike, you ok?" "Yeah, it hurts a bit." "Looks like it hurts more than a bit!" He pointed to the casts on my arm and leg. "If it weren't for all the pain meds he said you are on, you wouldn't be able to talk right now." My parents walked in the room. "Hey mom, hey dad." "Mike! I'm glad you're ok!" She kissed me on the head. "Who are these guys?" "Oh, uh, mom, the little tiger is my boyfriend, Trevor, the big tiger is Maxx, his brother, and the jaguar is Zack, he's Maxx's boyfriend." "Wow, he's cute." She was now staring at Maxx. "Hold it, he's taken." Zack put his arm around Maxx. "And if you haven't noticed, your son is kinda in a hospital bed." Trevor pulled a seat beside me and sat. "And i'm not gonna leave his side until he feels better." "We should probably go, you can't miss any more work." Mom took dad's hand and led him outside. "We should go to, we have a test tomorrow." They were almost out the door when I stopped them. "Wait, tests? How long was I out?" "Well, uh, about 4 or 5 days." "WHAT!?" "Yeah, you were out for about 5 days. You took a serious hit to the head." I felt my head with my one good paw. It was wrapped in bandages. "We have to go study, but Trev will be staying with you for a while." "Bye you two." Trevor was trying to rush them out the door. They left shutting the door behind them. "Are you really gonna stay here with me?" "Yep, you diserve it after what you've been through." He took my good paw into his. "What time is it, tiger?" He took a watch from his pocket. "About 10 at night." "Good, i'm kinda tired." "Get some rest, you're gonna need it." I slowly drifted off and fell asleep.
"Poor Mike, I hope he gets better." My vision was very cloudy. I could hear people talking, but I couldn't see any faces. "Thanks, he'll be very happy to know-" I fell back asleep.
I woke up to the sound of very loud snoring. I looked over and Trevor was still at my side, holding my paw. "Aw, that's precious." I tried to move but even breathing hurt. "Uh oh." I felt a sneeze build up. "Please don't." I sneezed and a huge pain ran up my arm. "AGH!" Trev popped his head up immediately. "Mike, are you ok?" "Yeah, just a little-" I looked at the cast on my arm. There was writing all over it. "What's this?" "Oh, a bunch of kids from school came by and signed your cast." "Did they see you holding my paw?" "No, I got up right before they came in." I looked all around my arm. Everyone I knew signed it. "I almost forgot, that guy we saw at school came by." "Scott came? What did he say?" "He said sorry for flying away like that. He said he's actually happy he knows a gay guy." I got a big smile. "Wait a second." He looked closer at my cast. "Oh my gosh!" He burst out laughing. "What?" "Some girl wrote her name on here with hearts all around it!" I looked at the name. "Abigale." "You know her?" "Yeah, she's a really sweet border collie I met in middle school. She's really cute too." "Hey, don't go straight on me!" "Ha, don't worry, I won't." I kissed him. "Wait, what happened to your ear?" His ear was missing a small chunk. "A piece of metal flew straight into my ear and cut a piece off." "Aw, poor tiger." I rubbed his head and he purred. "We're back." Maxx and Zack walked into the room. "Well isn't that sweet." Zack was smiling. "Can't help it, feels nice." I stopped rubbing his head and he got up. "Come on jaguar." Trevor started petting Zack's head but he slapped Trevor's hand away. "Stop, the doctor's coming." The rabbit walked in with a hand full of papers and bags. "Good morning all of you." "Good morning doctor." "How do you feel today, Mike?" "Painful." "That's ok, I will give you something for that." He pulled out a syringe. "This will only hurt a little." Trevor took my paw as the doctor injected the purple liquid into my arm. "That should ease the pain for a bit." It started working and all the pain went away. "Thanks, feels much better." "It will wear off in about 2 hours, just a heads-up." He walked out of the room and Trev kissed my nose. "That wasn't too bad, was it?" "Would've been alot worse without you here." We both smiled at eachother. "I almost forgot!" Trevor ran out of the room. "Wait!" He was gone before I could say another word. Zack came to the side of the bed. "He will be right back, he just has to get something." He stayed by my side until Trev returned. "Here!" He had the huge stuffed tiger in his arms. He set it in the bed beside me. "When did you have time to go get this?" "Maxx went and got it for me." "Breakfast time!" A sheep walked into the room. She set a tray of eggs, toast, and pancakes in front of me. "Eat up, sweety, you're gonna need all of your energy." She walked out of the room. I picked up the fork with my good hand, but kept dropping it. "You ok, pup?" "Yeah, i'm right handed, so I don't have much practice with my left." He took the fork from me. "I'll feed you." "Ugh, this is so degrading." He fed me a bite of the pancake. "Ew, tastes like dirt." "I guess the rumors about hospital food are true." I suffered through the meal, bite after bite. "That is totally gross." "Atleast you got it all down." "You done in here?" The nurse walked back in and took the tray. "I'll be back in a minute." She walked out and Trev hugged my one good arm. "I guess this will have to do for now." "Next time I eat, bring me a burger or something. Nothing from the place, PLEASE!" The nurse walked back in with a small cup. "Here, drink this, just a fore-warning, it tastes horrible." She handed me the cup half-full with clear liquid. I took a small sip. "WOW! How could something that looks like water taste so horrible!" "It helps if you chug it as fast as you can." I downed the liquid in 2 seconds. "Good job." She took the cup and rubbed my ear. She left the room. Trev rested his head on my shoulder and I put my arm around him. He lifted his head when he heard Maxx's phone ring. "Hello? Really!? That's great! I will see you soon. Yeah. Bye." He closed his phone. "I'll be right back!" He ran out of the room, leaving me, Zack, and Trevor. He came back with a big grin. "Trevor, come out here." "Why?" "Just come out here." He got up and walked out with Maxx. They both ran back to my side. "Mike, I would like you to meet Terra, our mom, and James, our dad." Two tigers walked into the room. "Aw, you poor pup!" Terra walked beside me. "Mom, this is my... boyfriend, Mike." "Aw, he's so cute." "Mom, dad, come out in the hall for a sec." They all walked out of the room, leaving me alone. I hugged the huge stuffed tiger. "How am I still sleepy?" I drifted off, hugging the enormous stuffed animal.
I woke up to the sound of a door shutting. I looked to my side, but there was no tiger in sight, just Zack. He was half asleep reading a book. "Zack? Where are Trevor and Maxx?" He woke himself up. "I don't know, they've been out for about a day and a half. They said they were building something I think." "Oh, I hope my kitten gets back soon, I need someone to cuddle." I gave him a puppy dog face. "Aw, I can't resist such a cute face." He got up and got in the bed beside me. He hugged me gently. "That's better." His soft purring and gentle hold lulled me back to sleep.
I woke up feeling excellent. No pain, not tired, and I was actually happy. "Zack, did Trevor or Maxx come by yet?" I looked over but no one was around. "Hello? Anyone out there?" The doctor came in. "Good morning, Mike. Zack left out of here about half an hour ago." "Ok, if he comes by, let me know." The doctor walked out of the room and I layed back. I looked at the stuffed tiger. "What's this?" There was a zipper on the tiger's stomach. I unzipped it and reached in. The first thing I came past was a note. Dear Mike, Maxx and I are out building something we know you will like. We hope you feel better soon. There are a few more thing other than this note, so keep digging until you find them. Love Trevor. "Aw, such a sweet tiger." I reached back into the stuffed animal and took out a few pencils and a notepad. "I can use this to draw on." I reached back in and pulled out a paper bag. Inside, a burger and fries. "Oh, kitten, I love you so much!" I pulled the meal out and dug in. "Best burger EVER!" I threw the trash into the bedside trashcan. I took out the notepad. "Hmm, what should I draw? Maybe something for Trevor or Maxx. I know what I should draw!"