"Daddy?" Came Erin's timid voice as she slowly made her way into her father's hospital room. Without the feeling of comfort coming from holding Miles' hand, the blonde felt almost alone, scared.
"Erin..." Alistair's raspy voice was heard from the bed, and an arm shakily stretched out, his fingers moving, trying to grab onto his daughter. Almost tripping over nothing, Erin ran over to her father's side, taking his hand into hers and holding it tightly.
"Oh, daddy! I... I t-though.. I t-though you were go-going.. to d-die..." Her voice choked out, tears fully streaming down her face once more.
"E-Erin.. your... mother... She --"
"I know... I k-know, daddy..." She weeped, her tears falling onto her father's hand, her eyes staring blankly into his. "A-Are... y-you....okay?" She asked him, squeezing his hand lightly.
He looked terrible. Cuts all over his face and body, his arms looked like they had been cut to shreds, his chest having been covered in large strips of bandages because of the shrapnel that had been removed from his body. He looked like a mess, but he had to survive... he had to... he was her father...
"I'll... b-be... I'll b-be fine, s-sweetie..." He almost whispered, giving her hand a very soft squeeze, before letting it go. "I.. I need s-some.. sleep... b-baby." He said quietly, forcing a gentle smile to come onto his lips. "G-Go... home and r-rest... don't s-stay h-here... okay?" Alistair asked her, receiving a small nod from his daughter. "Good... g-girl... I love yo-you... s-so much... Y-Your... mother would b-be... p-proud..." He told her, making more tears stream from her eyes.
"I l-love you too.. daddy..." She cried, before leaning forward and pressing a very gentle kiss to his forehead. "I'll b-be back tomorrow..." She smiled lightly, and then she left the room, taking one final look back at her father, who was already drifting off to sleep.
The woman made her way back to the two males, the tears still falling from her eyes. Not even thinking about it, before the major sobs escaped her lips, Erin moved towards Miles, wrapping her arms around his waist, needing his comfort. And then, she cried.
It's finee ^_^