Rose awoke to find Molly standing over her looking down at her in concern.
"Rosie darlin. Are you ok? I know that must have been a terrible fright for you seeing Jack like that. But believe me darling, hes alive. He just needs you to talk to him. Let him know youre waiting for him to wake up so you two can go on with your lives together."
"So its not a dream? Jacks alive?" Rose asked incredulously.
Molly just laughed and nodded. "For now anyway," Mollys eyes grew serious again. "But his condition has taken a turn for the worse darlin. You may be the only person that can pull him through this time. Hell come back for you. I know he will. Come on. Theres no time to waste," Molly pulled Rose off the bed and led her to Jack, who was still deep in the coma he had fallen into just a half hour ago.
"A pity. He seemed to have been doing so well," The nurse sadly shook her head. "Then he just closed his eyes and never opened them."
"Dont worry darlin. His angel is here and shell bring him back," Molly reassured the nurse.
Rose took two tentative steps towards Jacks bed. Unsure of what to say that will make him wake up. She could beg and plead and declare her undying love but would that work? Would it bring him back to her? It didnt her father but Jack wasnt her father. He was so much different than that. He was her lifeline.
"Go on darlin. Say something. Let him know youre here," Molly urged, taking a step back to wait with the attending nurse.
Taking a deep breath, Rose knelt down to the bed and took Jacks limp white hand in hers, inwardly wincing at how cold it felt. She fought the tears as she looked at him. Her bright vibrant Jack, reduced to a lifeless doll.
"Jack I dont know if you can hear me. I mean Molly thinks you can and I hope you can but I dont know if this will reach you. But Im going to talk anyway. Just in case you do hear youll know how much I need you to wake up," Rose became choked up and had to stop. Taking another deep breath she continued. "In case youre wondering its me, Rose. I survived Jack. I got on this board floating in the water and somehow I was rescued. You know I looked for you. I kept calling you but I couldnt find you anywhere. I thought you were dead. You know, this may sound redundant but I was planing to throw myself off the back of the ship tonight just to be with you. But seeing that youre here alive barely but still alive thats no longer necessary. Besides I probably would have chickened out. You were right the first time. I wouldnt have jumped.
"You have to come back to me Jack. You have to open those beautiful eyes of yours and smile at me. I cant go through this life without you. I dont know how I did before. But now youre like breathing for me Jack. I need you to live. I need you to take me to Santa Monica like we talked about and teach me to ride like a man. I want to ride the roller coaster and drink cheap beer. But I can only do those things with you Jack. Please wake up. Come back to me," Rose began to sob and pressed Jacks hand to her cheek. She squeezed her eyes shut against the heaviness in her chest. She can now only hope that Jack heard her and would wake up.
"That was beautiful Rose," Molly layed a comforting hand on the young womans shoulder.
"I hope your young man wakes up," a older woman patted Roses head as she passed.
"Come Rose. Well go back to my stateroom "
"No Molly. Im going to stay right here. Just in case he wakes up. I dont want him to think it was his imagination or to find himself alone Im all he has now."
Molly nodded in understanding. "Alright darling. But Ill be back to check on you every now and then to make sure youre ok. What do you want me to tell your ma and Cal?"
Rose shrugged. "Dont tell them you saw me or Jack. I want to remain dead to them."
Molly nodded her understanding. "Ok Rosie. Ill see you later darling."
Rose only nodded and went back to watching over Jack, who had yet to open his eyes.