Chapter 42 Waking up Janice shifted Morgan into Teeth's arms and stood Floyd was on his knees gasping Janice ran to his side and rested her hand against his cheek. He looked up and her and handed Lily to her. Janice shifted the sleeping baby into her arms before realizing why floyd was on the ground. Dark blood pooled around them. "Oh my god Floyd you're hurt!" Janice exclaimed pressing her hand to the wound on his side. He grimaced in pain but didn't say anything beyond "I'm fine" Janice shook her head and stood up helping Floyd up after her. "Guys she still alive!" Teeth called his voice choked and wavering with tears. Janice sighed in relief and turned to face Joyce who was looking at them with grim satisfaction. "And then there were four." She said slyly. "Just like let us leave already" Janice sighed flipping her hair. "No no no-" her sentence was cut short and she tumbled forwards onto the ground a gleaming knife in her back. Janice looked up to see another figure by the door. "Leave don't return the dead and wounded will be transported to the nearest hospital but you need to leave." She said. "Who are you?" Janice asked. "A friend" the stranger replied. They couldn't see their face as they walked by but Janice caught a hint of familiarity in the person as she walked out the door and into the night. Floyd stumbled into the street Janice caught his arm and steadied him with a sigh. "Honey we need to get you to a doctor." She said. "I know" Floyd replied not wanting to fight with her. "She...she…she's gone" Teeth muttered looking at the ground. "Man we know she's alive" Floyd replied. "Barely!" Teeth shouted. "Hey don't forget that if I hadn't taken that bullet you'd both be dead!" Floyd yelled back. "What?" Janice asked. Floyd sighed and looked at Teeth. "Joyce was aiming to shot Teeth but I jumped in the way" Floyd mumbled. Janice smiled and kissed his cheek. He stumbled forwards and grabbed his side where he was shot. "Hurry" Janice said. She took Floyd's hand and the three of them hurried to the hospital. Teeth ran ahead and had the doctors outside when Floyd and Janice got there. "He'll be fine" Teeth reassured her in their way to the waiting room. Janice sat down careful not to wake Lily. "I just hope whoever that was brings Morgan." Janice whispered voicing her concern. "Um…you can come see your friends now." A lady in pink scrubs said. Janice and Teeth got up and were lead down the hall to a a room of tables. Four of the tables were far from empty. Four bodies lay on the shinning stainless steal surfaces. Janice stayed away from Joyce but walked over to the table with her father's body. He had treated her unfairly but nonetheless he was her father. The memories of the happier days of her childhood sprang to mind and Janice fell to her knees in a shaking pile of sobs. She clutched her father's hand. Cold and lifeless but meant the world to her she wanted everything to be a dream so she could move on and be happy but there was nothing that could fix the hole that was now in her heart. Finally she stood and walked over to the table that held Trudy's body. She'd saved her life and ended up another one lost to Joyce's devious plan. She'd still be alive if Joyce hasn't fallen in love with someone who didn't love her back. Teeth walked over "let's go see Morgan and Floyd." He said. Janice nodded and let herself be dragged away. Morgan was motionless and as pale and paper. Janice gasped and looked at her bestfriend's uneven heartbeat in the monitor. Teeth tried not to cry but Janice could "She'll be here for awhile she was hit directly in the liver we'll have to operate as soon as possible in order to stop the internal bleeding." The doctor said walking into the room. Teeth sighed and walked brusquely out of the room. Janice sighed and with another look at her friend she followed him out. "Are you like okay?" She asked nearly running down the hall after him. "Go see Floyd, make sure he's okay I need to go home I can't see her like this." Teeth said. Janice sighed and nodded "I'll like call you later with the details" Janice said. "Thanks" Teeth said before disappearing down the hall. Janice navigated her way to Floyd's room the nurse left and Janice walked inside. "Hey" she said sitting in the chair beside him. "Hey babe, how's my main squeeze?" He asked softly. Janice took his hand and laughed softly. "How long are you here for?" Janice asked. "A few days at least" Floyd replied. Janice sighed and stood up slowly "I've gotta go so she can like sleep" Janice said shifting Lily into a more comfortable position. "I'll see you soon then?" "Fer sure" Janice replied before leaving. Bunsen hurried down inside with Beaker beside him. There was a slight chill to the late December weather that wasn't normally there. "Beaker my not so meeping friend" Rowlf greeted as if there was nothing wrong. Beaker nodded back and opened his mouth as if to speak. After a few failed attempts her closed his mouth and walked into the kitchen. "I have strict orders not to let him out of my sight in case he strains his vocal chords." Bunsen explained walking after Beaker. Rowlf walked back to the piano and started playing again a simple easy melody that he wrote one spring morning a long time ago. Scooter came running in followed by Clifford and Pepe. "C'mon helper man Kermit's trusted you to run the show this week cause he's having pig problems." Clifford said. "I know but the show is full and I can't fit in two more acts." Scooter explained. "Oh c'mon Scooter you know dat we can't just sit out again while you put everyone in da show" Pepe said. "Look guys if there's room the next show I'll fit you in but I just can't this show sorry guys." Scooter replied and with a final huff hurried off. Kermit walked out of Chris's room and into his own Piggy was sprawled on the stomach on the bed flipping through the magazine dated January 1981 "Really dear this magazine is useless" Kermit said looking at the page she was on "I'm sure leg warmers are out of style" he explained. Piggy laughed and took his hand entwining their fingers. "It's research" she explained. Kermit sighed and watched her flip the page "darling you don't need to perfect yourself you're already perfect." He explained gaining a grin. Piggy smiled and clothes the magazine standing up. Kermit took her hand and they walked downstairs together. Janice got Lily to sleep and walked to her room. She laid down and was just drifting off to sleep when the phone rang. She padded across the room and lifted the phone. "Hello?"