Chapter 37
The Boxcar


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 The Next Day
   Bobbie and Amy knocked on the door of our room bright and early. "Is everyone ready to leave?" Bobbie asked.
   "I was ready yesterday," I said, trying to sit myself up better without feeling sick to my stomach.
   "How exactly are we going to do this without hurting the girls or the babies?" Lucky asked as he watched us struggle to even sit up without being sick.
   "I believe I have an answer to that problem," Luke said from the doorway.
   "What is it Luke?" I asked quietly.
   "Sonny has two of his cars waiting downstairs, we will wheel your beds as close to the ER door as we can then gently sit you in wheelchairs and bring you out to the cars, they are big enough that you can lay down inside for the ride to the penthouse, and Bobbie will ride over there with you ladies." Luke said smiling.
   "What about everyone else, are they going in the second car?" Elizabeth asked.
   "Yes, Nikolas, Zander, and Lucky will ride in the other car with Laura and I and we will get there about 15 minutes later, in case someone is following either car," Luke said.
    "So what do you girls say we get you settled in so you can rest?" Bobbie asked smiling.
   "Sounds good to me," I said.
   We were brought to the doors of the Emergency Room where we were gently put into wheelchairs and taken out to the cars, then we were told to lay down for the ride across town.
   The car took a zigzag path through town to avoid any spies that Helena might have watching us. Finally 20 minutes later we stopped in the parking garage of the Harborview Towers and we were put back into the wheelchairs and brought inside the penthouse. To our surprise Lucky, Nikolas, Zander, Luke, and Laura were already there waiting for us, they had taken a different route which ended up being faster.
   "Welcome to your new home for as long as you need it, mi casa es su casa," Sonny said smiling.
   "Don't worry, once you can start eating again Sonny is the best cook, so he will get you healthy in no time," Carly said walking down the steps.
   "The room you will be staying in is right over there behind the paneling behind the stairs, its a very large room, with its own bathroom, Carly ordered some furniture for you guys." Sonny said pushing the door release button which swung the wall panel inwards.
   "I know you guys won't mind, but we could only fit 3 beds in here with all of the other equiptment you might need." Carly said smiling.
   "Its not like anything will happen, we are stuck in bed for the next few months or so," Emily said sarcastically, which made everyone laugh.
   "Besides, I think the damage is already done, its not like we can get pregnant again," I said.
   "Alright you guys, it is time for the girls to go back to bed so I can check and make sure nothing happened on the way over here," Bobbie said.
   Lucky helped to put us in bed and the boys sat with us as Bobbie gave each of us an ultrasound to check for any problems. It was also a chance for the guys to see their babies for the first time.
   Everything was okay for now, but Bobbie was a little worried because I wasn't gaining weight like I should, which could be a sign that the baby wasn't growing. Nikolas held me as I cried. Every time I thought I could move on and forget my past, something else happened that made me the same scared little girl who was told that she was worthless and unwanted.
   Lucky was holding Elizabeth and Zander was sitting on the end of his bed watching Emily sleep restlessly. Nikolas had turned the radio on and then held me close, with my hand resting on his heart,as we drifted to sleep, finally feeling safe for the first time in weeks.
Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
There's always some reason
To feel not good enough
And its hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
Oh, a beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins
It may be empty
Or weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight
In the arms of the angels
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent revery
You're in the arms of the angels
May you find some comfort here
So tired of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There's vultures and theives at your back
Stone keeps on twisting
 You keep on building the lies
that you make up for all that you lack
It dont make no difference
Escaping one last time
Its easier to believe
In this sweet madness or this glorious sadness
 That brings me to my knees
In the arms of the angels
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent revery
In the arms of the angels
May you find some comfort here
You're in the arms of the angels
May you find some comfort here
 (Song credit: Sarah McLaughlin-Angel)
   Luke and Laura stood in the doorway of the room and watched the scene with tears shining in their eyes. They were even more determined that nothing would happen to their sons or daughters-in-law because of Helena ever again. The war would end now so that their grandchildren could be born healthy and live happily ever after. They continued to watch the scene for a few minutes and then silently left the room, closing the door slowly behind them just as the song came to an end.  

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