Sep 11, 2002 06:02 PM
That night, Hugo takes Stella out to see a newly-opened show on Broadway. The play itself is really not very good, though everyone dies in the end, which is kind of a nice way to end a play where there's no likeable characters.
"We might as well have stayed home
tonight," Hugo says as they leave the show. "How are
you feeling, darling?"
Sep 11, 2002 06:10 PM
((>_< I hate plays like that.))
She looks up with all her emontions drained from the play.
"Well, I'm not quit sure, that play was horrible...I hate it when they have people die in them...but then again...they didn't have anything likable...how are you feeling?"
She takes his arm.
Sep 11, 2002 06:12 PM
"That's not quite what I meant," Hugo says quietly. He pulls out his keys, going to the passenger side of his car. "I meant, are you feeling all right?"
Sep 11, 2002 06:15 PM
She smiles with glee.
"Why yes, I feel fine, thank you darling."
She steps into the car.
"though the weather tonight feels lovely!"
Sep 11, 2002 06:21 PM
Hugo opens his door and steps inside the car, then starts it. "It's almost summer," he says, sounding pleased.
"Indeed," a familiar voice says from the back seat.
Sep 12, 2002 03:51 PM
Stella jumps up turning to see who it is.
Sep 12, 2002 03:55 PM
Hugo slams on the brakes.
Whoever's in the back seat grabs Stella's wrist with a calloused hand and pokes a gun into her ribs. "Keep going, rich man," the blonde man says.
Hugo looks at Stella helplessly.
Sep 12, 2002 04:01 PM
She keeps still breathing heavy, but she hated this feeling, she wanted out, noone treats her this way, noone. She dared not move, but she just wanted to run.
"Please....don't do this...."
Sep 12, 2002 04:11 PM
"I ain't gonna hurt you," Stella's brother says. "I just wanna talk. Keep driving!" he yells at Hugo.
Hugo grips the steering wheel tightly but obeys, hoping Sammy gets distracted so he can do something.
Sep 12, 2002 04:17 PM
Stella half turns her head to look at
"Talk you want to talk! fine lets talk, put the gun away!"
Sep 12, 2002 04:19 PM
Stella can't feel the gun at her ribs anymore, though there's no indication it's been put away.
"You're already rich, Estella," Sammy says in an angry voice. "Give me half and I'll leave you alone. If not, I don't know what will happen to you. Or your husband."
Sep 12, 2002 04:24 PM
Stella eyes widen.
"You want want 13.5 million dollars? Oh let my guess Gus wants that much too, so either way one of you are going to kill me!"
She gives Sammy a dirty look.
"So like what are you going to do with that much money, do you even know how to manage it!"
Sep 12, 2002 04:33 PM
"I'm sorry," Sammy says sarcastically. "I'm not a woman, let alone a whore. I can't marry a rich husband to take care of me. I've *tried* to make my own way, but I'll never get ahead. It's not fair; you don't deserve any more money."
Sep 12, 2002 04:41 PM
She looks up at Hugo.
"Fine...how do want your bills, hundreds dollar bills, fifty, 20, how about 13. 5million in 1 dollars bill, make you look more richer!"
She turns to try to look at Sammy.
"So hows your wife, and kids? I hope they don't miss you too much, why you being across the whole united states..."
Sep 12, 2002 04:52 PM
Before Sammy can reply, Hugo suddenly stops the car.
"What are you doing?" Sammy asks angrily. He fires a warning shot at Hugo. The noise is very loud in such close quarters. Hugo cries out, then inhales through clenched teeth, gripping the wheel tighter.
"Get going!" Sammy yells.
"Hey! What's going on out there?" a gruff voice asks. Sammy glances out the window, and realizes Hugo's stopped right in front of a police station. He curses, and grabs Stella again, holding the gun to her side again. "Get us out of this," he hisses.
Sep 12, 2002 04:56 PM
Stella eyes widen, she didn't care to much about her safty,but when it came to Hugo, she just lost it.
"Fine! Fine! Take it, the money is yours, just don't fire that gun again, cuz if you kill Hugo, I swear, I give it all to charity, and then kill myself!"
Sep 12, 2002 05:13 PM
Sammy yanks Stella's arm, hard. "I'll hold you to that, Estella. Open the door!"
Sep 12, 2002 05:16 PM
Stella opens her door.
"What do you want me to do..."
Sep 12, 2002 05:18 PM
Sammy leaps out of the car and grabs Stella, holding the gun to her neck. "Everyone get back!" He walks backwards, away from the stunned police officers, until he's past a corner, and then throws Stella to the ground and bolts.
Hugo's still in the driver's seat, leaning against the closed door, too weak to get up.
Sep 12, 2002 05:20 PM
Stella gets to her feet, and runs to Hugo.
"oh darling, are you all right? Darling!"
Sep 12, 2002 05:21 PM
"I'm injured," Hugo says, groaning. He tries to sit up straighter, but can't manage it.
"Hey!" one of the police officers says. "Was he shot?"
Sep 12, 2002 05:25 PM
Stella rips her dress and covers the wound.
"yes Darn it! Help him, call the doctor, now! Hurry!"
She starts to cry as she sees the blood.
Sep 12, 2002 05:38 PM
One of the policemen runs to call for an ambulance.
There's a lot of blood coming from Hugo's side. "I'm not going to die, Stella," he says, weak, but determined. He pauses. "A shame...these are expensive seats..."
Sep 12, 2002 05:40 PM
Stella eyes widen.
"Oh thats all you can say is these are expensive seats! For all I know i can buy new ones, i can't buy another you!"
She hugs him and cries..
Sep 12, 2002 05:43 PM
Hugo sighs; his attempt at humor to lighten the situation utterly failed. "I promise, darling..." He inhales sharply, again.
Sep 13, 2002 08:22 AM
She gets out and opens his door for the
medical people to see him.
"I'm right here, I won't ever leave you...so don't leave me.."
she put her hand on the side of his face, and kissed his fore head.
"I love you."
Sep 13, 2002 09:45 AM
Hugo tries very hard to smile, but he's in too much pain. He looks at Stella a moment more before letting his eyes fall closed.
The ambulance arrives. One of the paramedics gently moves Stella aside. "Let us help him, miss." They start working on him for a while, then take him out of the car and put him in a stretcher, which they carry to the ambulance, to take him to the hospital.
Sep 13, 2002 10:10 AM
Stella stays with him holding his hand and whispering to him.
Sep 13, 2002 10:15 AM
"Miss, we need to take him to the hospital," the same paramedic says, trying to remove Stella's hand from Hugo's. "We'll take good care of him."
Sep 13, 2002 10:21 AM
Stella lets go. Woundering what to do.
"Fine, I'll meet you at the hospital, I'll go tell the police what happened.."
She walks off and starts to discuss what was happening.
Sep 13, 2002 10:24 AM
The officers question Stella for a little while, getting the details about what happened and who had the gun. After about fifteen minutes, one of the officers looks at Stella kindly.
"Would you like me to drive you to the hospital, then?"
Sep 13, 2002 10:29 AM
She nods her head.
"Oh please yes, I would love to see how my husband is doing!"
Sep 13, 2002 10:36 AM
The officer opens the door for Stella and drives to the hospital. He parks and walks her inside, since it's dark out.
Sep 13, 2002 10:46 AM
She runs in and looks at the desk.
"Where is Hugo McHenry, I'm his wife, where is he, is he okay!"
Sep 13, 2002 10:49 AM
The clerk looks up, surprised. "I don't rightly know, ma'am," he says. "He just came in half an hour ago, and he was in a bad way. I doubt you'll be able to see him for a couple days, but maybe the doctor'll be out to talk to you if you wait over there."
Sep 13, 2002 11:01 AM
Stella abouts screams! She sits where the man tells her, but then gets back up.
"But I want to see him now! I have the right to see him!"
Sep 13, 2002 11:12 AM
"Calm down, ma'am," the clerk says. "Don't go hysterical unless you want to get a room of your own. There's a pay phone, if you'd like to call Mr. McHenry's relatives."
Sep 13, 2002 11:15 AM
She slams her hand on his desk.
"Way the hell can I go see him! He got shot! I want to see him now!"
Her eyes fill with anger.
"I want to see him now!"
Sep 13, 2002 11:24 AM
"Sit down, ma'am! The doctor will see you when he's able!" the clerk yells.
Sep 13, 2002 11:26 AM
Stella looks up at the door.
She twist herself around and throws herself
in the chair.
Sep 13, 2002 11:28 AM
No one comes out to see Stella for a few hours, at least.
Sep 13, 2002 11:35 AM
She slowly gets more mad and angier, and stands up and yells!
"Whats the hell is going on! You people!"
She slams her fist again on his desk.
"What taking so long!"
Sep 13, 2002 11:40 AM
The clerk simply ignores Stella, though the few other people in the waiting area back away from the hysterical woman.
Sep 13, 2002 11:43 AM
She finally picks up the phone and dials for alex.
He pics up.
"hello Indigo and owens residents can I help you?"
"Alex you idoiot get to the hospital now...I need you!"
"Whoa, on my way, I'll just fly.."
Stella slams the phone down, and glares
at the clerk.
"Please sure, tell me, whats going on, it doesnt take this long to pull a bullet out of someone side...!!"
Sep 13, 2002 11:46 AM
"They haven't told me anything," the clerk says, shaking his head. "Please calm down; the other patients will hear you and get upset."
Sep 13, 2002 11:50 AM
She bit her lip.
"What does that usually means, when it takes that long, do you know..?"
Alex runs in, huffing and puffing.
"Man I ran into some pigeon, then a phone poll, flying at night is just the pits!"
Stella runs over and hugs him.
"oh Alex, Hugos been shot, I think hes hurty badly cuz they wont tell me anything...make them let me see him! shot em with lightning or somthing!"
Alex looks at her.
"Calm down, I'm not going to shot them with lightning...thats dumb...but hey hes tough he'll be okay..."
Sep 13, 2002 11:57 AM
"I'm sure he'll be fine," the clerk offers, not really meaning it; he just wants to shut Stella up.
Sep 13, 2002 11:59 AM
Alex looks at Stella, and knowing only one way to shut her up.
"Stella, look at me, hes fine, there really picky here, I know because Leslie was a nurse...so these things happen, he'll be fine."
He starts to think, and know that somthing is wrong.
Sep 13, 2002 12:04 PM
A few minutes later, a doctor comes out, dressed in a shirt and tie. His expression is sober. He surveys the people in the waiting room and heads over towards Stella.
Sep 13, 2002 12:10 PM
She runs to him.
"Well...is he okay, can I see him..speak!"
Sep 13, 2002 12:13 PM
"Calm down, woman!" the doctor says. "Mr. McHenry is alive, so far, but he mustn't be disturbed."
Sep 13, 2002 12:16 PM
Stella nods her head.
"okay thats all I wanted to know...so whats wrong..where did the bullet hit, or well.."
Sep 13, 2002 12:24 PM
"It lodged in his back, but we removed it," the doctor says shortly. "You may wish to telephone his relatives; it's not clear if he'll wake up or not."
Sep 14, 2002 08:10 AM
Stella couldn't believe what she was hearing, she shock her head, and screamed and ran out.
She ran fast, not even Alex could of caught up to her even if he wanted to.
She ran across the parking lot into the
darkness of the night.
Tears rolled down her face.
Why, why, she should of never married him, he would of been happy without her, he could have had a normal life, instead of her curse that plagued him now.
She kept running till she didn't reconize where she was, it was dark, and she then relized, that she was alone.
Sep 14, 2002 09:40 AM
A dirty and unshaven man is sitting, leaning against the wall, but he looks up when he hears Stella. "What brings you here, miss?" he asks, not standing.
Sep 14, 2002 09:50 AM
She sobs then looks at the guy.
"oh my husband got shot, and is probally gonna die, all because of that horribl money, that evil money!"
She falls down and starts sobbing more.
Sep 14, 2002 12:13 PM
"Hey, lady, if you think money's so terrible, you can give it to me," the man says, half-smiling. "Don't cry. If he's probably gonna die, that means he's not dead yet."
Sep 14, 2002 12:19 PM
She glares at him.
"yes I guess your right, i should make them let me see him...ohhh....my legs hurt!"
She has her panic attack and cant seem
to get up.
"I told him I wouldn't leave him...and now..look at me, I'm out here..."
Alex hears her speaking and walks up
"Stella, are you okay?"
His eyes glow in the dark
Sep 14, 2002 12:22 PM
The dirty man roughly pulls Stella to her feet, looking at Alex, a little scared.
Sep 14, 2002 12:26 PM
Alex smiles at the man.
"Oh did you find my Stella? thank you good sir!"
hands him a five dollar bill.
"Thank you for keeping her safe.
Takes Stella by the hand, and leads her back to the hospital, to see hopfully see Hugo.
Sep 14, 2002 12:28 PM
The man looks rather surprised at the whole incident, rather believing Alex to be Hugo, but takes the money without question.
The doctor's left the waiting room.
Sep 14, 2002 12:32 PM
Looks at the clerk.
"Okay I'm going to see my husband now, so be a good clerk and tell me where he is?!"
Alex looks around for the doctor.
Sep 14, 2002 12:33 PM
The clerk looks at Stella, annoyed. "He's very sick, I think. He shouldn't have any visitors."
Sep 14, 2002 12:38 PM
Stella looked at him as if she was about to kill him.
"I made a promise, to stay by him would youlike if you wife lied to you!"
Alex sees the doors, and grabs Stella hand.
"common were'll find him ourselfs"
Goes though the doors.
Alex makes his eyes glow so people stay away from him.
Sep 14, 2002 12:40 PM
Someone calls for security.
The doctor who spoke with them earlier is in a break room, drinking a cup of coffee.
Sep 14, 2002 12:42 PM
Alex looks at the rooms, then sees the doctor.
Stella is just wide eyed.
But alex keeps leading.
"Please docotr, tell us where hugo is, she just wants to see him, please, well give you money!"
Sep 14, 2002 12:46 PM
The doctor looks up at them with tired eyes. "Don't disturb him. Or the other patients. If he moves he may start bleeding again, and I don't think we could stop it this time." He sets the coffee down and walks them to the room.
Hugo is lying on his back, unconscious, and very pale. He looks very strange with his hair mussed and in a hospital gown instead of a suit, though the blankets cover him almost to his shoulders.
Sep 14, 2002 12:49 PM
Stella holds back her sobs, and just looks horrified.
and in a whisper.
"I'll go call his father."
She walks out and calls Alan, who is now on his way.
Sep 14, 2002 12:53 PM
The doctor is waiting as Stella comes back to Hugo's room. "Please be quiet; other patients are sleeping as well. I think he has a good chance, though we won't know what kind of damage has been done unless he wakes up."
Sep 14, 2002 12:54 PM
She nods being very silent.
She tiptoes and sits in a chair next to him.
alex looks at him sadly.
Sep 14, 2002 12:56 PM
The doctor stands behind Stella. "You really should go home and get some sleep," he whispers.
Sep 14, 2002 01:00 PM
she shakes her head.
"no i want to be here when he wakes up."
She looks at him, having a tear fall
down her face.
"I'm giving the money away its ot worth this.
Sep 14, 2002 01:01 PM
"Don't disturb him or move him," the doctor finally says, leaving.
Sep 14, 2002 01:05 PM
Alan arrives with Micelle.
Stella nods her head.
Looking at him
Sep 14, 2002 01:06 PM
Michelle looks at Hugo, rather pale, herself. She rushes to his other side and grabs his hand before the doctor can even tell her not to. "Hugo..." She has tears in her eyes.
Sep 14, 2002 01:10 PM
Stella slaps her and yanks her away.
"you stay away from him, he can't me move or touched, be quiet."
Sep 14, 2002 01:11 PM
Michelle looks up at Stella, shocked. She rubs her cheek. "He'll....get better," she says, a couple tears running down her face.
Sep 14, 2002 01:14 PM
Stella glares at her.
"I'm sorry, but the doctor says not to touch him and to be quiet, so if you can't do neither leave!"
Alex looks at Michelle.
Sep 14, 2002 01:16 PM
"Hmph." Michelle turns away from Alex, then looks around the room. Stella's eyes make her very uncomfortable. She looks at Hugo. "He'll be fine," she whispers. "I'd bet everything on it." Without another word, and before even Stella can pull her back, she leans over Hugo and kisses him, right on the lips. She quickly draws back, trembling.
Sep 14, 2002 01:18 PM
Stella grabs her arm.
"they were cold werent they?"
Sep 14, 2002 01:21 PM
"Stella!" Michelle says. She pauses, eyes wide, and looks at her hands. "What in the..." She looks at Hugo and cries out, shaking. "What's...."
Sep 14, 2002 01:23 PM
Stella grabs Michelle and takes her to the corner.
"I said be quiet, we can't disturb him...please be quiet!"
Alex realized what happen but too scared to move.
Stella looks at Hugo.
and starts crying..
"they were cold..."
Sep 14, 2002 01:27 PM
Michelle stands in the corner, pale and shaken. "What's going on?" she asks, quietly. She's too scared to go look at Hugo again--or, from her point of view, her own body lying unconscious on the bed.
Sep 14, 2002 01:29 PM
Stella bends down taking Michelle down with her.
"Its okay...he'll be okay, just like you said...."
Alex moved forward, and starts to explain to michelle what had happen without letting Stella know that that was Hugo.
Alan just sat in a chair frozen.
Sep 14, 2002 01:30 PM
"Darling," Michelle murmurs, only hearing about half of what Alex is saying, and not understanding any of it.
Sep 14, 2002 01:33 PM
Stella sits up...she starts sobbing.
"Michelle, stop saying that...its not right for a lady..."
Alex grabs Michelle and walks her out
of the room.
"Hugo, your sister just switched bodies with you..."
Sep 14, 2002 01:34 PM
Michelle's eyes widen. "What? She...she...the...*fool!*" She starts to run back inside the room, but pauses. "I must tell Stella," she says, her voice hesitant.
Sep 14, 2002 01:36 PM
Alex doesnt grab her.
Stella just sits back in her chair and
stares at Hugo.
"If he doesn't wake up...I'll just haffta die too....sob.."
she puts her head in her hands.
Sep 14, 2002 01:39 PM
"Stella," Michelle whispers, tapping Stella's arm. "Please don't cry. I know he wouldn't want that..."
Sep 14, 2002 01:40 PM
She stops to look at Michelle.
"what do you know...."
she wipes her eyes.
"I can't go on without him..."
Sep 14, 2002 01:42 PM
Michelle shakes her head; this is harder than she thought. "Stella...I know it's hard for you to believe...but...it's me...Hugo..."
Sep 14, 2002 01:45 PM
Stella stops crying, her eyes grow narrow, and she gets very upset.
She slaps Michelle again on the cheek.
"How dare you play those games with me! I'll will not stand for that...if you want to play go play with Alex!"
Sep 14, 2002 01:47 PM
Michelle looks at Stella, rather frightened. "It's true, Stella! My sister...she's...she's like Alex and those other freaks...she can switch bodies with people..."
Sep 14, 2002 01:49 PM
Alex nods at stella lifting an eyebrow.
Stella puts her hand over her mouth and gasp!
She grabs michelle,and gives her a hug.
"Oh darling i"m so sorry!"
Sep 14, 2002 01:52 PM
Michelle is just relieved that Stella believes her. She's trembling. "Darling...what am I going to do?"
Sep 14, 2002 01:55 PM
Stella looks at him.
"I don't know...how are you doing...I mean..you were in that body.."
she looks sad..
"I dont know...what to really do but pray..."
Sep 14, 2002 02:00 PM
Michelle nods soberly. "If I...if he..." She points to Hugo. "If that body dies...I guess I'll be stuck in here forever...and Michelle..." She shudders, and looks at her father hopelessly.
Sep 14, 2002 02:02 PM
"I would rather none of you die, but its only proper, I think all you have to do is kiss Hugo..."
Alex looked down.
Stella stands up.
"Hes not going to die, we can find someone, some kinda freak that can cure....there is a freak that can cure right?"
Sep 14, 2002 02:04 PM
Michelle looks at Stella, dazed. "I don't know...there's the one Mrs. Madison spoke of, but I've never met him..." She shakes her head, and takes Stella's hand, looking up at her. She pauses, then looks back at Alan. "Thank you for everything, Father. I love you." She looks back up at Stella. "I'm sure I'll wake up, Stella...but just in case...I love you, darling...I love you..."
Sep 14, 2002 02:05 PM
Stella grabs Michelle.
"Oh you gotta promise you'll come back...please...sob...come back.."
her hands starts to tremble
Sep 14, 2002 02:08 PM
Michelle nods to Stella soberly. "I promise." She leans down and puts her lips on Hugo's, then draws back, confused. She tries again, concentrating hard, then sits down on the bed, shaking her head. "I can't..."
Sep 14, 2002 02:10 PM
STella eyes widen.
"Alex your good at this..what happened."
Alex walks up to check Hugos pulse.
Sep 14, 2002 02:13 PM
Hugo's still warm; his heartbeat is weak but still there.
Michelle frowns. "Perhaps Michelle has to be the one to...to switch us back...if she's unconscious, she can't..." She shudders. "I can't stay in her body!"
Sep 14, 2002 02:15 PM
Stella looks calm for once.
"Lets just let him her sleep, and see tomorrow, I think we should get some rest."
Alan walks up to Michelle and hugs her and bear hug grip.
"oh I love you..."
Sep 14, 2002 02:18 PM
"Hey," Michelle says weakly. She pauses. "I guess I'll have to go home with you, Father..."
Sep 14, 2002 02:20 PM
Alan looked old again.
"Yes you will..."
Stella looked at Hugo again.
but then she gives out to sleep, and falls asleep in the chair.
Alex put a blanket on her.
Sep 14, 2002 02:21 PM
Michelle looks down. "I hate to leave her...after all that's happened, all that might happen..." She shudders. "But if something were to happen to me...to *Michelle*..." She sighs, and holds Stella's hand for a moment, then heads to the door, dejected.
Sep 14, 2002 02:23 PM
Alex looks at Michelle.
"I'll take care of her for you, I promise."
Sep 14, 2002 02:24 PM
Michelle cringes. "Don't...don't do anything I can't do," she says weakly. "I'm still her husband..."
Sep 14, 2002 02:29 PM
Alex jumps back.
"Geee...jumping arent we...more like her wife..now...sorry.."
"I dont want Michelle to die...I really don't."
Sep 14, 2002 02:31 PM
"She never should have done this," Michelle says. "Never. I don't know what came over her...if she thought we'd be able to switch right back..." She looks up at Alex. "Phone us if there's any change at all. You'd better take good care of her--him--*me.*"
Sep 14, 2002 02:32 PM
Stands straight up.
"accourse I will give you my word!"
"and a word of an Indigo is a trustworthy word."
Sep 14, 2002 02:35 PM
MIchelle just shakes her head, sighing, and heads out of the room.
Sep 14, 2002 02:38 PM
Looks at Hugo then sits in the corner watching, doesn't sleep the whole night.
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