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A young, single father to a five year old girl had been managing to get by. Ever since his wife left him and their daughter five years ago, it's only been the two of them. He works as a full time photographer, doing everything he can to give his little girl the life she deserves. After many months of desperation, heartbreak and struggle, he's finally living comfortably once again. His and his daughter's relationship would be envied by many parents, and their future looks bright. However, all that changes with one single word.

Cancer

A life sucking illness had taken over his little girl's body, with little hopes of recovery. The doctors estimate she's got about a month left before it's too late. The only chance of survival is a very costly, very complicated operation with no guarantees that it will turn out well. Many doctors have tried and failed. Only one doctor, among them all, has ever succeeded with the surgery, making him the little girl's last and only lifeline. The only problem is, said doctor hasn't been seen for years. Rumor is, he quit the medicine field, though nobody knows why. But the younger father is determined to find him, and do whatever he can to save his little girl's life.




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xxi feel so damn worthless
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xxand all my faces are alibis
xxand me, i’m half the man I wanted to be
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The walk through the hospital stole away the facade of peace that Ben had somehow gotten together while in the little coffee shop. Every step seemed to send more tension through his body. It eased a little when he looked at Ben, but returned just as harshly when he remembered how complicated things were. Of all people, why did it have to be Jake? Why couldn't his life just be straight forward?

Jake's words didn't exactly put him at ease. He didn't want to have to have anyone to worry about him. He'd done enough damage, he didn't want to drag anyone down any further. He wanted someone, but mostly he wanted to not need someone. Jake shouldn't need to be strong for someone else. He was losing the most important person in the world to him, he didn't need to worry about someone else. So he just smiled sadly and tried to get his words together. But then a nurse emerged from the room and temporarily distracted Jake, giving Ben enough time to formulate what he wanted to say. The offer of going home was tempting, but Ben also had to be realistic.

"I... I think I need to be around other people right now," he admitted. Being alone would let all the thoughts in, remove the distraction, and make things twice as hard. "And even if I'm not exactly a rock of emotional fortitude, I think you want the company more than you're letting on," he said with a small smile. Hospitals filled everyone with anxiety, especially when it involved your kids. Especially when everyone was being vague so far. He needed to be there for Jake, even if Jake said he didn't.

"Ben? Benjamin Chapman?" The voice made Ben's stomach drop through the floor as he turned, slowly. He was half relieved at the face he saw. One of the few people he'd confided in after getting home... but he'd still ghosted him. He'd disappeared without saying a word when things had just gotten too much. "James. I... it's been a while," was all Ben could get out. They'd been in college together and had lost touch. Then they'd reconnected after Ben had gotten back and... Ben had been a mess. He'd wanted someone to help him forget it all. It hadn't lasted long, Ben hadn't been able for it. But they'd stayed friends. Which had just made it worse when Ben had all but disappeared.

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There was no part of Jake that wanted Ben to leave, despite his constantly reassuring the man that he could. But any situation that made Ben uncomfortable was not one Jake wanted to be putting him in. Despite his past, and how visibly nervous being at the hospital was making him, Ben insisted on staying. He claimed to need the co pang, and Jacob didn’t allow his heart to think there was anything more to it. Besides that, Ben was right. Jake wanted, no, needed his company. Much more than he led on.

”Okay” he’d said simply, though he added a soft smile to let Ben know he was content with his decision to stay. He was just about ready to head inside with Ben in tail, but a voice stopped them both. The sound of Ben’s full name being called out somehow made Jake’s stomach twist in an unexpected way. Last time he’d heard the full name it was at the hospital back home, as he was told the tale of the doctor name Benjamin Chapman, the best of the best. He’d know nothing about the man then. And though he knew very little now, the Benjamin he’d been told about and the Ben he knew now were entirely different people. He’d been expecting to find a retired doctor, but instead found a lonely and broken man.

Jake looked over the stranger that seemed to know Ben much better than he did. There was a moment of hesitation, of his wondering whether he should stay and listen, but he quickly shoved it aside with a silent scolding of it not being his business and gently tapped Ben on the shoulder so as to not be rude by coldly interrupting. ”i don’t want to eavesdrop so I’ll just...be inside with Autumn.” he announced, subtly gesturing towards the door. Though he left Ben to talk to his friend, he made sure to leave the hospital door open. A way of letting the man know he could come inside whenever he was finished.

”Hey pumpkin...how do you feel?” the familiar smile immediately stared back at him as he approached the hospital bed. Autumn was out into a nightgown, signaling Jake that he’d probably be spending the night on the couch just a few feet away. ”I’m okay appa.” he took his hand into hers as if she never intended on letting go again. ”Are you sleepy.” she nodded slowly, but quickly stopped and shook her head, earning a soft chuckle from her father. ”So which is it?” the small frame was shaken by a giggle as she sunk lower into the thick blankets. ”just a little bit.” she then took a moment to look around before turning to her father with the slightest concern. ”Did uncle Ben leave?” Somehow, the fact that Autumn was so immediately concerned about Ben leaving them left a bitter-sweet feeling in Jake’s mouth, but he quickly shook his head, letting her know Ben would be back soon. He hoped, for both their sakes, that it was true.

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