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TJ's Journey to Recovery - 1. Chapter 1

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Our main character Tristan James Michaels Jr. found himself coming out of a coma after a year. He is very confused based on what happened when he was in a coma; from murders, death plots to toddlers killing people. He finds everything he though had happened has not occurred and was a figment of his imagination.

 

From TJ’s Journey to Marriage

“Hello, TJ, my name is Dr. Kevin Campbell but you can call me Kev or Dr. Kev” He said and smiled

“Um hi” I said

“No need to be worried I am here to help you.” Kev said tapping his pen on the paper

“Well, this might sound strange but I met you in my coma.” I said

“Really, that’s cool. I heard you didn’t realize you were in a coma.”

“I didn’t I feel like I had this whole entire different life and then wake up to find it was a dream.”

“Well tell me more about your time.” He asked

“Well for starters in my dream my dad died and my family was forced to move to Ohio. I was fighting with my family and had a blackout; that is where I met you.”

“I was in Ohio; how strange.” He remarked

“Yeah and to make it stranger you were married to my mom’s friend from High School Jeff.” I said and he set his pen down.

“Hmmm, my husband’s name is Jeff and he is from Ohio.” Kev said

“Do you happen to have three boys?” I asked

“Ok, who are you?” Kev said

“Uh TJ.” I replied

“So I do have three boys, what were their names in your dream.” He asked

“Tristan, Joshua and Jacob.” I said and Kevin glared at me

“I need a moment.” He said and got up and walked out and Mom and Dad came in

“Honey, why did your doctor look so spooked?” Mom asked

“I met him when I was in my coma and I told him he was married to Jeff and they had three boys.” I said

“TJ, that is some very specific information.” Dad said and Kevin walked back in

“I am sorry but I don’t know how to proceed; you seem to know an awful lot about my family.” Kev said

“Doctor Campbell, how would that be possible? He’s never met you.” Dad said

“He knows my husband’s name and our kids’ names.” Kev said

“Doc could this be some sort of coincidence?” Dad asked

“Not the specific level of information he knows. I need to consult with a few others before anyone continues to talk with him.” Kevin said

“Dr. Campbell, you are the top doctor here and we would appreciate you working with TJ but I understand that the information he knows is scary.” Mom said

“Mrs. Michaels, not only is it scary but accurate. Let me talk to some colleges and I will get back with you guys.” Kevin said then left

“TJ, your brother’s are on the way over and there is something we need to tell you.” Mom said and I interrupted her

“Let me guess, Beau is dating Lucas.” I said smugly

“Well, shit that’s right.” Dad said flabbergasted

“See guys, some of what happened in my coma is true; except Dad you didn’t die.” I said

“So your dad died; what about me?” Mom inquired

“Well, you turned out to be quite an evil person and had a drug addiction. You tried to kill me and landed up getting killed yourself. Your new boyfriend blew a tire and you hit a wall at a high rate of speed.” I said

“Ah, so I died and you replaced me huh?” Dad said and chuckled

“The guys name was Nathan Hopkins, mom.” I said that and they both turned pale

“Nathan Hopkins? Where did you ever hear that name?” Mom said

“That’s who your boyfriend was.” I said

“TJ, Nathan was a good friend of your mom’s in college and he did play fast and loose with drugs. He died before you were born.” Dad said

“That is really strange and in my coma life dad; you were bisexual.” I said and they both laughed

“Dream on boy.” Dad said and ruffled my hair

“Before you were born I tried to get your father into a threesome and he refused.” Mom said

“TMI!” I shouted and pulled the blanket over my head while they laughed

There was a knock at the door.

“Come on in boys” Dad said

“TJ, you woke up!” Grayson shouted and ran over

“Hey G, how are you?” I asked

“Better now that you are back.” He said and smiled

“Hey Beau, where is your man?” I asked

“You told him?” Beau said looking at mom and dad

“No Beau, I knew. In my coma or whatever it was I found out you were dating Beau and I went postal on you and broke your nose.” I said guiltily

“Sounds like a typical TJ reaction.” Mom said

“Lucas is working and he said he will come by tomorrow.” Beau said

“I can’t wait to see him” I said

“Hey dad, in my dream you hooked up with Mom’s friend Jack.” I said

“Well, like I said, that never happened or will happen. I support you and your brother but I only love your mother.” Dad said

“So what was your life like in the coma?” Grayson asked

“Well I met my idol JC and got in Julliard, you dated his twin Trace and were engaged, Beau and Lucas got married, Uncle Brayden killed dad, there was a lot of death.” I said

“Sounds like it; why would Brayden kill me? We’ve been friends for years.” Dad asked

“He wanted your life; you owned a huge security company called Black Hawk and were filthy rich.” I said

“Well that’s interesting. I need to see if I can find out where all my money supposedly is.” Dad said

“I know I was raped and in my other life Dylan and Sebastian were killed by Kellan and Jordan.” I said

“Is there anyone who doesn’t die?” Mom asked seriously

“Well Dad was back after you died and Grandpa Ron and Tony didn’t die.” I said

“So I die and your father is resurrected; what an interesting thing” Mom said

“Well Mom, do I really know JC Woolery because in my former life I did.” I asked and mom and dad looked at each other

“Well you do know him but not as JC, you know him as Jackson Craft; JC Woolery is his stage name. You guys grew up together and we moved to Fort Carson when your father was promoted.” Mom said

“So Jack and Tracy are married?” I said questioningly

“Yes TJ they are and have been for a while.” Mom said

“I think I need to rest.” I said

“TJ, what you are telling us is going to be strange; don’t discount yourself.” Mom said

“Yeah son, we will help you get through this.” Dad said

“Yeah Bro, we love you.” Beau said

“Yeah Teej, we all love you.” Grayson said

“Dad can I stay with him?” Beau asked

“Me too dad” Grayson said

“Guys it will be up to the doctor’s and your brother need’s his rest.” Dad said

“You guys can go home and come see me in the morning.” I said and they both looked sad

After they left I sat in the bed trying to figure out how everything seemed so real. Apparently I was right the Dr. Campbell was married to a Jeff but is it mom’s friend and his kids had the names I knew. I had a hard time falling asleep and eventually drifted off. I heard the nurses come in several times overnight to check on me. The next morning I woke up when I felt someone get into the bed. I expected it to be one of my brothers’ but it was Tristan. Since I freaked everyone else out I decided to play it cool.

“Um hello” I said cautiously

“Hi, my name is Tristan, what’s yours?”

“My name is Tristan too.” I replied

“That’s crazy, why do you have a number after your name?” he asked

“Well I am a junior as my dad’s name is Tristan; everyone calls me TJ” I said

“TJ? Why not T2?” He said and I laughed

“I like that nickname.” I said smiling at him

“I heard daddy say you met me before.” Tristan said

“Well little man; I was in a coma and I met you and we became brothers.” I said

“Brudders? I have two but I not mind if you be my brudder.” Tristan said

Little kids are always so much easier to get along with. Why must being an adult be complicated?

“I love that idea; I love having little brothers too.” I said

“You be my big brudder.” Tristan said with a smile

“I’d like nothing more.” I said

“Well what did we do in your dream?” He asked

“We talked a lot and you always made me feel good. You enjoyed spending time with Cody and Christian.” I said to see if he knew them

“You know Cody and Christian? He asked excitedly

“In my coma I did.” I said

“In your comb? They not a hair brush” he said giggling

“No a coma, meant I was a live but asleep.” I said

“So you dreamed about us?” he asked

“I guess I did. Your daddies helped me a lot and we became friends.” I said

“Daddies help lots of people.” Tristan said

“I’d imagine the do. So how did you get here?” I asked

“I sneaked out of child care.” He said and looked around as if being watched

“Tristan that’s not good. They could look the whole hospital down; how did you find me?” I asked

“Daddy had notes about you on his pad and I saw your room; he was upset about what you knew about us and daddy to daddy not to worry.” Tristan said

“Well I don’t know; we need to get you back to child care.” I said looking for the call button

“No. I want to stay with my brudder and learn about T2.” Tristan said and I hit the call button

“I understand little man; but I could get in trouble.” I said

“I like you calling me little man, makes me feel grown up.” He said smiling

“Mr. Micheals, everything ok? Oh you have a visitor” The nurse said smiling

“Uh, could you let Dr. Campbell know his son is here?” I said

“I will, if I don’t we will go into lock down” She said and walked away

“T2, I think daddy will help you; I need to tell him to trust you.” Tristan said and moved next to me in the bed and cuddled up.

We sat in silence while Tristan was studying me. Dr. Campbell and Jeff both came flying into the room

“Tristan, there you are. You shouldn’t be up here.” Dr. Campbell said as Jeff looked at me

“TJ?” Jeff said mouth hanging open

“Do you recognize him?” Kevin said

“He’s Emily’s son; you know I told you about her. We went to school together.” Jeff said

“Daddy, T2 needs your help. He my brudder now so you help.” Tristan said

“Who is T2?” Kevin said confused

“This is T2.” Tristan said pointing at me

“This is weird, you know Tristan doesn’t warm up to just anybody.” Kevin said in amazement

“Daddy, he need our help; he scared.” Tristan said and put his hand on my arm

“Tristan, this is complicated; I am not sure I can help him.” Kevin said

“Daddy I know you can.” Tristan said and gave him puppy dog eyes

“Sides he knows Christan and Cody and he we like to swim.” Tristan followed up

“All right this is down right scary.” Kevin said

“What’s scary” mom said walking into the room

“Hey Emily” Jeff said

“Oh my god, Jeff! It’s been a long time.” Mom said giving Jeff a hug

“Yeah our little one found his way into TJ’s room” Jeff said

“Mrs. Michaels, I am uncomfortable with the amount of information your son knows about my personal life.” Kevin said

“Dr. Campbell, please help me; I know it’s strange but try being in my shoes. So much happened to me and I would like to understand what happened.” I said

“Kevin, why don’t you, Emily and I go down and talk about this. We also need to get this little rascal back to day care.” Jeff said

“No daddy, I stay with my brudder T2; he scared.” Tristan said grabbing my arm

“Tristan, you need to go back downstairs” Kevin said

“Kev, let him stay for a bit; I have a feeling things will be ok” Jeff said and smiled at me

“Fine; he can stay but he does anything fishy.” Kevin started to say but mom cut him off

“Dr. Campbell, TJ won’t hurt him at all.” She said

“Kevin, like I said Tristan isn’t that trusting and he seems to trust TJ.” Jeff said

Eventually they left and it was just me and Tristan and he was smiling at me.

“I have a feeling you be a good brudder.” Tristan said

“I do have experience being a brother and I know you are a good big brother.” I said

“Yippe, we are big brudders together.” Tristan said excitedly

“What would you like to do?” I asked

“Can I just sit here with you?” he asked

“Yeah we can.” I said and he snuggled in

We sat there and it just felt right with Tristan. I just was wondering how Cody and Christian fit in and about all the others from my past life. We must have dosed off and I was woken up by a knock at the door.

“Hello TJ”

 

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Great start.Yeah I figured some things would be just like his dream and  I'm sure we'll hear an explanation for that some where down the line and Little Tristan will be part of it.T.J. said a  line "Grandpa Ron and Tony didn't die" so just to clarify they are not alive in this story?So  if true J.C. won't come across the Ronyx Stories eh.And If I got this right I wonder how Rony feels about you killing him off?One more annoying question T.J. was in a coma for a year so how did dream 5 years worth of stuff in one year?Ignore me I know I'm making no sense

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4 minutes ago, Wesley8890 said:

Suck it up kevin! This poor boy woke up from a coma and his world isnt what he thought it was!!!!!!

It is going to be hard for Kevin to come to grips with. 

 

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1 minute ago, weinerdog said:

Great start.Yeah I figured some things would be just like his dream and. I'm sure we'll hear an explanation for that some where down the line and Little Tristan will be part of it.T.J. said a  line "Grandpa Ron and Tony didn't die" so just to clarify they are not alive in this story?So  if true J.C. won't come across the Ronyx Stories eh.And If I got this right I wonder how Rony feels about you killing him off?One more annoying question T.J. was in a coma for a year so how did dream 5 years worth of stuff in one year?Ignore me I know I'm making no sense

Everyone is alive and well.... including those who died. 

Ron and Tony are alive and they will make an appearance soon too. I would never kill off my bestie.... 

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2 minutes ago, AquariusGuy said:

Everyone is alive and well.... including those who died. 

Ron and Tony are alive and they will make an appearance soon too. I would never kill off my bestie.... 

Sometimes sacrifices are necessary for the greater good

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1 minute ago, Wesley8890 said:

Sometimes sacrifices are necessary for the greater good

Ron and Tony are not sacrifices. 

Sebastian and Dylan on the other hand :whistle:0:)

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Just now, AquariusGuy said:

Ron and Tony are not sacrifices. 

Sebastian and Dylan on the other hand :whistle:0:)

Sacrifice them to bubba and big john.......

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3 minutes ago, Wesley8890 said:

Sacrifice them to bubba and big john.......

Just wait... 

spoiler... they don't get the easy way out.

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1 minute ago, James B. said:

Hey I'm just as confused as poor TJ.

Yeah he's got to figure things out.

Quite the curve ball.

 

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Interesting chapter, definitely out of the box , but that is TJ's story, very interesting times ahead

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13 minutes ago, mikedup said:

Interesting chapter, definitely out of the box , but that is TJ's story, very interesting times ahead

Yeah thing are definitely different in this story. 

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Great start. TJ is certainly confused after his coma. At least everyone ia alive and well. Interesting times ahead with TJ knowing so much about everybody and there family and friends.

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28 minutes ago, chris191070 said:

Great start. TJ is certainly confused after his coma. At least everyone ia alive and well. Interesting times ahead with TJ knowing so much about everybody and there family and friends.

Now the problem will lie with what was true before and what was false. 

We do know that TJ and little Tristan have connected. 

Nathan Hopkins was Emily's ex-boyfriend and he died

What about the others? 

@Wesley8890 favorite rapists are mentioned in the next chapter.

Seymour and Audrey will be back

 

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6 minutes ago, AquariusGuy said:

Now the problem will lie with what was true before and what was false. 

We do know that TJ and little Tristan have connected. 

Nathan Hopkins was Emily's ex-boyfriend and he died

What about the others? 

@Wesley8890 favorite rapists are mentioned in the next chapter.

Seymour and Audrey will be back

 

Favorite is way too strong a word. 

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2 minutes ago, Wesley8890 said:

Favorite is way too strong a word. 

Ok you abhor them?

Let's just say someone tells TJ what happened and he :puke::puke:

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2 minutes ago, AquariusGuy said:

Ok you abhor them?

Let's just say someone tells TJ what happened and he :puke::puke:

Theyre on the same level of dislike as an orange wearing a tribble....

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I just thought of something, you said everyone was still alive, so where did the Kev and jeffs kids names come from? 

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Why do I have a feeling that this is the real "COMA" that TJ is experiencing now and imagining that this is what he hoped  would be happening. Which would mean that the other story is what is real. Especially considering that it ended with TJ being in a coma from the drugs he was given.  Hm!!!!

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1 hour ago, Wesley8890 said:

I just thought of something, you said everyone was still alive, so where did the Kev and jeffs kids names come from? 

:X

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2 minutes ago, soundtechmc said:

Why do I have a feeling that this is the real "COMA" that TJ is experiencing now and imagining that this is what he hoped  would be happening. Which would mean that the other story is what is real. Especially considering that it ended with TJ being in a coma from the drugs he was given.  Hm!!!!

Wouldn't be the strangest thing!!!

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1 minute ago, soundtechmc said:

Why do I have a feeling that this is the real "COMA" that TJ is experiencing now and imagining that this is what he hoped  would be happening. Which would mean that the other story is what is real. Especially considering that it ended with TJ being in a coma from the drugs he was given.  Hm!!!!

Conspiracy theory :heart:

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Just now, Wesley8890 said:

Wouldn't be the strangest thing!!!

Y’all think you know me. 

just wait

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4 minutes ago, AquariusGuy said:

Y’all think you know me. 

just wait

I dont know if the appropriate reaction is a laugh or a wow

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