Two Brothers and a Fight chapter 18By the time Dave and Theodore got to the hospital, Alvin had already lost conciousness again. However, his heartbeat and breathing had grown stronger, and his hand refused to let go of his big brother's.
"Simon!" Theodore threw his arms around his big brother, almost knocking him off the chair. "I missed you so -"
"Shhh!" Simon covered his little brother's mouth, hugging him at the same time. "Alvin's asleep."
"Oops!" Theodore covered his own mouth, looking at his unconcious brother. Alvin twitched slightly and tightened his grip on Simon's hand.
"How is he?" Dave asked his oldest son. It had been two days since Alvin arrived at the hospital, but Alvin still looked terrible.
"He's getting better," Simon gently stroked his baby brother's hair again. A small smile spread across the unconcious Chipmunk's face.
"A lot better, actually." the doctor added, coming into the room. "Two days ago, it seemed impossible he was still alive, but now... it looks like he's going to make a full recovery
Two Brothers and a Fight chapter 17All he could feel was pain. Every inch of his body felt like it was on fire. He tried to open his eyes, but the bright light made him shut them again.
"Al...in...?" a familiar voice asked. He felt someone squeeze his hand and stroke his hair. "Ar...ou...ight...?"
He tried opening his eyes again, this time managing to make out a lot of white and a blue blur. He opened his mouth to say something, but only a raspy moan came out.
"Shhh..." the voice whispered, coming in clearer. "Don't move to much. You're still hurt."
He moaned weakly as his eyes started to focus, finally recognizing the blue blur. He tried speaking again, and this time he managed to whisper in a raspy voice. "S...Si...mon...?"
Simon smiled and gently stroked his baby brother's hair. "Hey, Alvin..."
Alvin weakly moaned, his entire body aching. Simon squeezed his hand. After two days of waiting for his brother to wake up, Alvin had finally woken up right as the storm ended outside.
Two Brothers and a Fight chapter 16Alvin lay in an ICU hospital bed, attatched to different machines, including an oxygen mask and a heart monitor. His entire body was covered in bandages, and blood was being dripped into his arm through an IV.
Simon stared at his still unconcious brother. The doctor had told him that he had code blued again in the ER, and had lost a lot of blood. He had pulled through, but they didn't know if it would last.
'At least he's warm and safe now,' the doctor had said. 'If you hadn't found him, he would have died hours earlier, cold, afraid, and alone.'
It didn't make Simon feel any better. The fact his brother might not make it was tearing him apart. Just looking at his brother's still form was painful.
Simon carefully squeezed Alvin's bandaged hand, hoping Alvin could feel it. "Come on, Alvin. You can beat this. Just keep fighting, alright?"
He closed his eyes, finally giving into the sleep he'd been resisting for the past several hours. Right before sleep came, he felt someone weakly squee
Two Brothers and a Fight chapter 15Simon sat in the waiting room, praying that Alvin would survive. Alvin had code blued in the ambulance, and though they had managed to start it again, Simon knew Alvin might not pull through.
The nurse had let him call home and let Dave know what happened. Dave was upset that Simon had ran off, but was more worried about Alvin's condition. Unfortunetly, the roads were closed due to the storm. It was a miracle that the police and paramedics had come looking for them. Dave wouldn't be able to make it to the hospital until the storm ended.
Simon thought back to the last look he'd had at his baby brother. Alvin's face had been deathly pale and his breathing had come in ragged gasps. Even though they'd tried during the long, slow drive to the hospital, the paramedics hadn't been able to stop the bleeding.
Simon glanced at the clock again. Two hours had passed since Alvin had been taken into the emergency room. He still hadn't heard anything.
Finally, the doctor came out.
Two Brothers and a Fight chapter 14Simon had no idea how long it'd been since Alvin lost conciousness. Alvin's fever had gotten even higher, and his breathing was so weak Simon could barely hear it. Simon had covered Alvin with the rest of the blankets, but he kept shivering.
Alvin coughed again, blood trickling down his chin. Simon carefully pulled his brother closer, trying to warm him up. He knew Alvin was suffering, but he couldn't do anything. He could only watch as his baby brother grew weaker and weaker.
Suddenly, Simon heard a voice. When it called out again, he could hear someone calling his and Alvin's names. Relieved, he called back and footsteps ran towards them.
Minutes later, Alvin was carefully lifted onto a stretcher and carried out of the forest to the waiting ambulance. Simon never left his side, scared that the moment he left Alvin would give out.
Half of the paramedics quickly placed an oxygen mask over Alvin's pale face while the other half tried to stop the bleeding. Simon squeezed his brother's ha
Two Brothers and a Fight chapter 13Simon covered Alvin's small body with one of the blankets he'd put in his backpack. Alvin coughed, his whole body jerking in pain.
Simon sighed. He had no idea how to get Alvin to safety. He knew it was too dangerous to move him with his broken arms and legs. He didn't know if Alvin had any broken ribs, but it was too risky.
Alvin coughed again, this time blood coming out. Simon gently stroked his hair, trying to keep him calm. Alvin's breathing had become shallow, and he was freezing. His entire body was ice cold, except for his forehead and cheeks, which were burning up. Simon knew Alvin was running out of time, but he couldn't do anything.
"S...Si...mon...?" Alvin forced out, every sound feeling like his lungs were going to explode. "I...I'm...s...sor...ry..."
"Shhh..." Simon whispered, trying to keep himself calm. "It's going to be alright, Alvin. Just hang in there, alright?"
Alvin weakly nodded, but everything was starting to go blurry. The pain was finally going away, and he slo
Two Brothers and a Fight chapter 12'Please let Alvin be alright...' Simon prayed as he followed the blood trail. He'd already gone for two miles, and the trail hadn't stopped. He grimiced, wondering how badly Alvin was - or had been - suffering.
A flash of lightning lit the forest, and for a moment Simon saw a small red shape curled beneath a tree. He aimed the flashlight in that direction, right as the battery died.
Fortunetley, Simon's eyes had adjusted well enough to the dark to reach the tree. As his eyes continued adjusting, he made his way to the small form. "Alvin?"
Carefully, Simon got down as another flash of lightning illuminated the area, and he recognized his baby brother's face. He wasn't moving. Heart pounding, Simon put his finger's on Alvin's neck. To his relief, he still had a pulse.
Simon felt something warm and pulled his hand back. He froze when he saw the blood his hand. Carefully, he rolled Alvin onto his back and froze in horror.
Alvin's PJs were in tatters, barely covering him. His arms and legs