Nick suddenly sucked in a deep breath of air. He had watched the battle unable to do anything. Helpless...Hopeless. Now he was alive. He streched out and sat up.
* * *
Nick sat up, rubbed his eyes and looked around. He knew what had happened. He collected the amulets. The Super-Heros turned back into normal guys. They awakened. Aaron ran over to his big brother. His brother picked him up and embraced him. Aaron hugged him right back The other guys all ran over and started hugging him and picking him up and swinging him. But he was released from their mental and physical grip to give Nick one more hug. While they were hugging, a couple of docters and Jane Carter walked in. They were drawn by the noise. Jane sighed and ran over to pry Aaron out of Nicks grips. She gave him a motherly hug.
"Why are you crying, Mom?" Aaron asked curiously.
"I was so worried about you! Where were you?" Jane scolded.
"Uh...Com'n Mom. I wanna be all cute again. Don't get me in trouble." Aaron pleaded.
"Tell me." Jane said. "I have this much sleep," she indicated with her fingers how little sleep she had had, "and this much caffiene," she stretched her arms as wide as she could, " so tell me."
"I just wanted so desperately to get out of this hospital," Aaron lied, "and I got lost."
"You are going to march right up to your room and get right under your covers and get right to sleep, no questions asked.
"Mommy, what does morguu mean?" Aaron asked, ignoring what his mother said.
"It is a room where we keep dead people untill they can have a funeral and get buried. See?" explained one of the docters pulling out a table exposing a cold dead man lying in it.
Aaron turned green and ran from the room screaming.
"I know where he's coming from." A.J. said. Then he turned and ran after Aaron screaming. Soon after that the rest of the guys ran after them.
Aaron never talked about that incident for the rest of the week. Nick thought that while he had the time off he should talk to Aaron about it. He walked up and heard hard rock music coming from behind Aaron's door. He knocked on it.
"Come in!" Aaron yelled over the noise. Nick slowly opened the door. He walked across the room to where Aaron was sitting reading a book.
"I want to talk to you about last week." Aaron ignored him and pretended to be intriguied with reading. Nick turned of the stereo and grabbed the book.
"Ok, ya got my atention." Aaron mumbled.
"You didn't tell any body right?" Nick said.
"Because if you did they'll probably wanna catch us and cut us up into little pieces and run tests on us." Nick explained.
"So what...You'll have to pee in a cup. Big whoop!" Aaron mouthed back at his older brother.
"Com'n, man. I'm serious. I'll give you my AC/DC c.d." Nick offered.
"OKAY!" Aaron shouted. Then got up and ran out of the room.
"Hey, where are you goin," Nick yelled after him. Aaron showed up in the door way with a smile on his face.
"I'm going to take it off the internet."