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Getting past the pain- Part 4

Nora looked up at her friend and couldn't stop the tears from falling. Marty was looking back at her, and it broke her heart to see that same blank stare that SHE had all those years ago. she knew she had to do something before she went under.

Marty: Boys... would you mind taking Penny to the cafeteria? She hasn't had much to eat and I don't want her to starve.

Penny: But mommy...

Marty: No arguments Penny. Do as I ask?

Penny( resigning herslf to defeat): Fine.

Patrick took Penny's hand and followed Bo out the door. He knew exactly what she was doing and he was grateful for it. Patrick looked at his daughter.

Patrick: Stop that Penny. Your mother needs to talk to her friend right now. Ans she needs to do it alone.

Penny: But why? Why do I always have to leave the room?

Bo: I understand your frustration kid. But believe me someday you'll understand.

Penny: Whatever.

and with that they walked away.


Nora's hospital room

Nora: How did you know? Did Bo call you?

Marty: don't be mad at him. He was just woried about you. So am I. I see that same blank look on your face. I remember it well.

Nora: How did you ever survive? How did you ever feel comfortable in your own skin again?

Marty: It wasn't easy Nora. and it took a very long time. But eventually I started to heal.

Nora: How?

Marty: Time. I know this sounds impossible now, but eventually you will start to see that you can be ok again. I just have one word of advice for you?

Nora: What?

Marty: Don't shut Bo out. No matter how much you want to, don't do it.

Nora: Marty I...

Marty: I know. I know he's not your husband anymore. I about fell out of my chair when Bo told me. I always thought you'd be together forever. If you can't make it then what chance do the rest of us have?

Nora: I know. I really thought we'd make it. Guess I was wrong.

Marty: But that's not what this is about Nora. He's your best friend right?

Nora: He's gotten me through more jam's then I care to recall. Yeah, he's my best friend. He's the only one who's always been there.

Marty: Then let him be there now. You need him Nora. You and I both know that you'll always need him.

Nora: How did you ever get to be so smary Mrs Thornhart?

Marty: Marrying Patrick...

Nora: right.

Marty: you get some sleep sweetheart. I'll be here in the morning.

She kissed her forehead.

Nora: Marty?

Marty: Yeah?

Nora: thanks. Thanks for coming back for me.

Marty: How could I let you go through this alone? I know what you're going through Nora. And I'm going to be here for you no matter what. That's what friends are for.


After Marty and Patrick left with Penny, Bo found himself pacing the floors of the hospital. He knew he should probably go home but he felt himself being drawn to her room. Before he went in however he went to the roof and breathed in the fresh air. He knew he had to get a hold of himself before he went in. He punched a wall in his frustration.

Bo: Dam it Nora. Why is this happening? Why couldn't I protect you?

he looked up at the sky and as a shooting star fell he finally let the tears fall from his face. He couldn't hold in his emotions any longer as he finally broke down. He was sitting on the floor when he was approached by a hand on his shoulder. Suddenly he was looking into Viki's eyes.

Bo: How am I supposed to help her Viki? All I can think of is how much I want that man to pay.

She sat down beside him and took his hand.

Viki: I was there after it happened Bo. Before she told anyone, I was there. I found her minutes after it happened. It broke my heart. I have never seen the light go out of her eyes quite like it did that night.

Bo: So what am I supposed to do Viki? I don't know how to reach her anymore.

Viki: Sure you do. You called Marty didn't you?

Bo: You know?

Viki: I was just in to see her. She told me about the visit. You did a real good thing Bo Buchanan.

Bo: Then why do I feel so useless?

Viki: Because you can't do something to stop the pain. Believe me, I've been there. It may not be easy but you are going to have to learn to stop trying to fix things. This can't be fixed Bo. You can't go back in time and save her from being raped. I know you wish you could, but you can't.

Bo: So what do I do? Is there anything I CAN do?

Viki: Sure there is. You go in there and you let her know that you are there for her. You don't push her. But mostly you just listen.

Bo: I can do that... I think.

Viki: You've got to let go of this grudge Bo. Sooner or later that scumbag is going to get what he deserves. Right now, Nora needs you. She needs you more than any grudge is worth.

Bo: I know. Right now Nora's feelings come first.

He stands up to walk away when he turns around.

Bo: Viki?

Viki: Yeah?

Bo: Thanks. You really are a great friend.

Viki: I'm just returning the favor Bo.


When Bo finally made it to her hospital room he found her cowering in the corner, rocking back in forth as she was curled up in a ball. Something had obviously scared her, he was afraid to ask her what.

Bo: Nora? Nora, honey, can you hear me?

when he tried to touch her she freaked out.

Nora: No. Don't. Get away from me. Don't..

Bo( kneeling beside her): It's ok Red. It's me. It's Bo.

Nora: Bo?

Bo: yeah. And I'm not going to hurt you. Can you give me your hand?

She was a little skeptical at first, but when she realized it was really him she gladly took his hand as he helped her up.

Bo: What happened Red?

Nora( crying): He was here Bo. I don't know how he got in here, but he was here. He... he tried to attack me again.

Bo: Oh God...( his voice cracking) Are you ok? He didn't hurt you did he?

Nora: Not this time. This time someone was here to help me.

Bo: Viki?

Nora: How did you know?

Bo: I saw her on the roof. She didn't really say anything, but it was the way she said it. She really wanted me to find you.

Nora: I'm glad you did. ( pause) Would you do me a favor?

Bo: Anything.

Nora: Would you hold me for a while?

Bo: That's the best offer I've had all night.

He climbed into her bed and took her in his arms. He could tell that she was exhausted but she was afraid to close her eyes. He pulled her tighter as he begun to sing.

~I always thought you were the best

~I guess I always will.

~I always thought that we were blessed

~And I feel that way still.

~Sometimes we took the hard road

~But we always saw it through.

~If I had only one friend left

~I'd want it to be you.

~Sometimes the world was on our side

~Sometimes it wasn't fair.

~Sometimes it gave a helping hand

~Sometimes we didn't care.

~'Cause when we were together

~It made the dream come true.

~If I had only one friend left

~I'd want it to be you.

~Someone who understands me

~And knows me inside out.

~Helps keep me together

~And believes without a doubt,

~That I could move a mountain

~Someone to tell it to.

~If I had only one friend left

~I'd want it to be you.

~Someone who understands me

~And knows me inside out.

~Helps keep me together

~And believes without a doubt,

That I could move a mountain

~Someone to tell it to.

~If I had only one friend left

~I'd want it to be you.

Song: one friend by Dan seals

To Be Continued

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