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Chapter 45 of "Some Changes Are Good"

A few hours later, everyone had fallen asleep. The t.v. was blaring the all too familiar sounds of Beavis and Butthead. Isaac was leaning against the bed, asleep. Jessie and Avery were lying on the floor, Zac was laying on the bed, and Donna was leaning against the wall. Suddenly, the telephone rang. Isaac awoke with a start. He ran over to the phone and picked it up.

"Hello?" he asked in a slightly groggy voice.

Donna was aware that the phone had rung, but she was too tired to open her eyes. Suddenly, she heard Isaac saying her name, and felt him shaking her.

"Donna wake up," she heard him say in an urgent voice. Donna reluctantly opened her eyes and squinted at Isaac.

"What is it?" she asked, still half asleep.

"Mom just called. Taylor came out of his coma!" Isaac said excitedly. Donna, now fully awake, stood up and hugged Isaac. She was crying and laughing at the same time.

"I knew it!" she said. "I knew he would pull through!" "Who would pull through what?" a small voice asked. Donna and Isaac looked down and saw Jessica looking at them. Donna looked at Isaac and he shrugged.

"Nevermind Jessie," he said as he picked her up. "How would you like to go see Taylor?" he asked as he threw her over his shoulder.

"Put me down!" she shrieked as she giggled uncontrollably. Isaac placed her on the floor and walked over to Avery to wake her up. Donna went over to the bed and shook Zac's shoulders. Zac gradually woke up, only to be pulled out of his bed by Donna. She hugged him as tightly as she could.

"Donna, I can't breathe," Zac choked out.

"Oops! Sorry Zac!" Donna said as she let go of him. Zac fell onto the bed and looked over at the clock.

"Why did you wake me?" he whined.

"Because we have to go to the hospital," Donna explained as she pulled on her shoes and stood up.

"Well wake me up as soon as you guys are ready to leave," Zac said as he rolled over. "I need to sleep," he muttered. Donna rolled her eyes and walked over to the bed. She grabbed the back of Zac's t-shirt and pulled him up.

"Zac we're leaving now," she said as she pulled him off the bed.

Zac gave Donna a LOOK and walked over to where his sneakers were.

"What's the big deal?" he asked as he put them on and stood up. "Why can't we go to the hospital later?"

"Because mom wants us to come now," Isaac said as he emerged from the other room with Mackenzie in tow. "Donna could you help Avery get her shoes on?" Donna nodded and walked over to where Avery was sitting. She quickly laced up her small sneakers and picked her up.

"Is everyone ready to go?" Isaac asked as he surveyed the hotel room.

"I think so," Donna said. "Let's go!" Donna led Jessica and Avery out the door, followed by Zac, Ike and Mackenzie. The group walked down the hallway and towards the elevator. Donna smiled, knowing that soon she would be able to see Taylor, and he would be able to see her.



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