Harry and Sam sat in the hospital room with their dad, talking to him as they’d been asked, but he remained unresponsive. They finally convinced their mom to go to the cafeteria with her daughters-in-law. Bethany had refused to leave their dad’s side since he’d been brought to the hospital and the neurologist said only time would tell the extent of damage from his stroke.
As the boys spoke, telling stories about work and grandchildren, Sam thought Dad’s hand moved. Maybe it was wishful thinking. Then Dad opened his eyes and their hearts filled with hope. They texted Bethany, he’s awake!
My theme this year is 100 word fiction. This is a continuation of B is for Breathe which you can read here.