[Arizona shifts, giving Hannah room to lay back down.] We all want you to live baby girl. And of course you deserve all of that. You deserve everything good in this world. [She smiles softly, clearing the food off of the bed. Hannah didn’t seem that hungry anymore.] Are you tired? We don’t have to watch the movie, I can let you sleep. [Arizona tries not to think about it but there is this little doctor living inside her brain, telling her that going from extra perky to less perky to tired is not such a good sign, especially when Hannah just woke up after having to be intubated.]
[Hannah holds her hand to her head, suddenly feeling in pain again. Like the initial exuberance had worn off and things were getting back to normal, but different. She just didn’t know how.] I…don’t leave me alone. I’m just a little tired. I can stay awake though. Everything is fine. [She laces her fingers with Arizona’s, taking a deep breath.] I’m just gonna close my eyes…for fifteen minutes. That’s it.
I do love you.
And good, because I’d have to kick your ass if it happens again.
Please don’t. You break bones for a living. You would snap me in two. I like all my bones in one piece.
Don’t scare me like that.
You love me. I’ll try my hardest not to. It wasn’t fun, with the chest pain and the cold floor, and emergency surgery.
[Looks at Hannah in slight confusion. The girl has never been optimistic about the cure or the chances of a long happy life. Deciding not to wonder where this new optimism comes from, Arizona allows the thought to disappear from her mind.] Yeah, exactly. We will make the cure work and then we’ll make you all better. [She smiles widely, turning her eyes at the TV while continuing running her fingers through Hannah’s hair.]
[Hannah yawns, laying back down in the bed.] Good, cause I don’t want to die. I want to live and I want to be with my husband, and I want to have a normal life one day…I deserve that. Don’t I?
That sounds fun, but you have to promise not to laugh when I scream at the scary parts. Oh my god, I’m starving, save some for me. Well that wouldn’t surprise me.
I’ll laugh at you, but I’ll laugh at you with love. You can have my food though. I’m not so hungry any more. I’m really glad they got back together. He’s really happy with her.
You’re not allowed to do that anymore.
Do what? Go down to the morgue? Trust me, no more dead bodies for me. It’s creepy down there.