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A million thanks and hugs go out to insert56 for all her patience, help, and willingness to chat for 20 pages of planning. Thanks for everything~ 3

Title is courtesy of the Owl City song by the same name. I thought it fit ^^

Also thanks to Drag for the awesome challenge~ I know I'm a bit late but this story happened because of you =D

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It doesn't matter if they're wearing a bone-white surgeon's coat and soft lines around the eyes that have clearly seen more than enough pain and suffering. It doesn't matter if they have percentages and weird scientific gadgets with names he couldn't pronounce and however many odd years of training with pointy objects.

They're wrong.

Just as wrong as the way it happened, wrong as the idea of losing someone you've known for years and years, which is nothing to be worried about, because it really wasn't that bad, his brain was just super hyped and spinning away from him exactly like how the bright red blood had spiraled down, down, down the drain-

Everything is going to be okay.

He was just imagining the looks they were getting from the nurses. Too much adrenaline, that was all. It wasn't as bad as he couldn't stop remembering. His memory was wrong. That was all.

Too quiet. Sit down, bounce legs for ten ticks of the clock, stand up, walk it off, walk it off, walk it off, like he could leave right now and everything outside of this one room would be perfectly normal - and then he hears the other set of footsteps, the heavy, hardened beat revealing their creator, because it's been too long and he already knows them like they're his own pulse -




It stops.

The doctor's mouth is moving, but he's not hearing a word.

Everything is going to be-

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