"Ned no!" Nancy cried. She was working on a case and the bad guy had shot at her. It would have been a direct hit if Ned hadn't jumped in front of the bullet. Nancy fell to his side as the police came rushing in. Nancy was crying so hard she didn't even hear them.
"Ned", she kept calling his name. "It's going to be okay."
She heard the rescue squad arriving outside and quickly got out of the way so they could get to Ned.
"Nancy", he said weakly reaching out for her.
"Aren't you coming?"
"I'll be there later, I promise",Nancy replied as they loaded Ned in the rescue squad. Nancy waited for the flashing lights to disappear and then fell to her knees again crying puddles. Her dad ,Carson, rushed to her side and put his arms around her.
"Come on, we should go to the hospital now."
But Nancy paided no attention.
"He jumped in front of that bullet for me! What....what if he dies? I..I would never forgive myself! I would never find true love again...I..I..I would never be happy again..."
Mr.Drew looked at her with sadness in his eyes.
"The only way we can see if he's okay is to go to the hospital ourselves. But first we need to make some phone calls okay?"
Nancy nodded and went to the car as her father made the calls. When he was done they went to the hospital. Nancy was quiet during the ride there still crying.
When they got there she sat in the waiting chair just as the others arrived.
"Nancy!" Ned's mother,Joyce, said running toward her with tears in her eyes. She gave Nancy a huge hug and said "What happened?"
Nancy sniffed. "It's all my fault. If it wasn't for me Ned wouldn't be in that hospital bed! His life wouldn't be at stake!"
"Oh sweetie it's not your fault! The person how did this is at fault not you!" Mrs.Nickerson said.
Ned's dad,James, came and sat beside Nancy and put his hand on her shoulder.
"He's going to be okay Nancy."
"Yeah Nancy," her best friend George said kneeling in front of her with her boyfriend Burt beside her.
"And when he is okay, I bet we can ALL say he's a real hero right Nancy?" Burt said.
Nancy nodded as Burt handed her some tissues.
Just then the nurse came.
"Ned Nickerson?" she asked.
The nurse smiled. "Right this way."
She led them down the hall into the ICU.
"You all go ahead, I'll go last", Nancy said.
'Are you sure?" they all said in unison
"Yes, I'm positive."
"Well...., they said hesitating, okay.."
When they came out Mrs.Nickerson said "Ned really wants to see you dear."
Nancy toke a deep breath. Was she going to be able to see Ned like this? Only one way to find out.
"Okay," Nancy said as she slowly walked in.She followed the nurse's directions and saw Ned resting peacefully in the bed.
"Oh no!" Nancy said. She felt like she would faint but Ned's doctor rushed to her side and caught her.
"It's okay Nancy, Ned is going to be fine, trust me" he said smiling at her.
With the help of the doctor, she slowly made her way to Ned's bed and sat in a chair right next to his bed. His eyes slowly opened and he gave her a weak smile. Nancy laughed a bit with the joy of seeing him with his eyes open.
"Nancy," Ned said.
...."I love you."
Nancy giggled a bit and smiled. "I love you too! Soooo much,honey soo much!"
"Well, Ned's doctor said, he should be ready to go home now but make sure he gets lots of rest okay sweetheart?" he said to Nancy.
She nodded. "Okay."
He patted her shoulder.
Nancy released Ned's hands.(He had grabbed her hand when she first got to his bedside).
A week later Ned was downstairs in their den watching their favorite movie Harry Potter once again. Nancy smiled and came over to him.
"How ya feeling?"Nancy asked him.
"Great thanks to your help!"
Nancy laughed. (Ned was just told by his doctor that morning that he was heeled and alright to go back to work if he felt up to it).
Nancy sat beside him."Your my hero Ned. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here today."
Ned looked at her and smiled."I would die myself to save you Nancy. I would fly to the moon for you. In other words, I would do ANYTHING for you my dear, ANYTHING!"
Ned gasped as Nancy gave him a huge unexpected hug but he returned the hug.
"I can NEVER repay you for all the things you have done for me. You have always been there for me." Nancy said to him looking directly into his eyes.
"And I always will",Ned said keeping her gaze,smiling. "But there is something you can do to repay me...", Ned said, his eyes dancing.
"What's that?" Nancy replied.
"You can always love me, never lie to me, tell me everything and never leave or cheat on me." he replied.
Nancy grinned. " You don't have to worry about that because that I can do and I always have been for our whole life and always will.(Nancy and Ned's parent's were friends and when Nancy and Ned were born, they always had play dates so they really have been together forever. And since Nancy was born on the 16th of October and Ned was born the 3rd, when they brought Nancy home from the hospital and they first saw each other they smiled and reached for each other. And guess what their first words were. Nancy's was Ned and Ned's was Nancy! They have been in every class together in school, every dance and everything else! And their initals are N.E.D for Nancy Elizabeth Drew and N.A.N for Ned Andrew Nickerson. Not to mention they like the same color-purple- and the same movies and music and sooo many other things!
So everyone can say, they are meant for each other in every way!)<3<3<3<3<3<3 <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3