A/N: So here’s a Rafe imagine, the ending regarding Rafe at the end of the game is different here (he doesn’t die). Hope you like it!
You were presently
seated in a chair at the hospital waiting to be called in. Tapping your fingers
lightly against your knee, you were feeling rather nervous about what was going
to happen next. This was not just some ordinary visit to the hospital, you were
here to see someone, this someone being Rafe.
A long time had passed since you
last saw Rafe, and recalling the day you parted ways wasn’t exactly a pleasant
memory, more so to him than you. You didn’t like to dwell over the past, but
being here right now left you no choice but to remember what had happened. You
had betrayed him. It was a
deal gone wrong, you were meant to be partners in crime always having each
other’s back, but that’s not how it played out. Betraying him meant breaking
all the promises that were made, and the love you shared slowly turning into
hate. Over time you came to regret your actions, but it was too late, and the
past could no longer be changed. You knew that Rafe would never want to see you
again, so you had kept your distance for so long. However, this time it was
different. After hearing about what went down on Avery’s ship you had to see
him. Which led up to this moment with you sitting outside his room at the
Only minutes had passed which
felt more like hours, the door finally creaked open and the doctor came
outside. You shot up to your feet, facing the doctor in hopes to hear some good
news. “You may go inside to see him.” The doctor nodded in approval
moving to the side and away from the door, leaving the doorway free for you to
enter. Thanking the doctor, you slowly moved your way over to the doorway, your
hands slightly shaking from the nerves. You didn’t know what to expect.
Finally entering the room, you
stop yourself from moving any further and stand near the entrance. Your eyes
wandering to the corner of the room where Rafe was laying. You move your
shaking hands, placing them over your mouth to cover from the shock of what you
were seeing. You didn’t realise how hurt he really was, it almost seemed like a
miracle that he was able to survive all that, but you were glad to see that was
hands by your side now, you moved closer to the bed where he was resting. His
eyes still closed, you didn’t think he’d notice that you were even here.
Pulling up a chair next to the bed, you finally took a seat right next to him not
really knowing what to do or say.
know they said I had a visitor. When they told me who it was I didn’t want to
believe it, and yet here you are.” Rafe spoke, his voice low and raspy.
This took you by complete surprise, he must have known that you were here all
along. It was difficult to judge by the tone of his voice whether those were
welcoming words or those of despise, you were willing to bet that the latter
You trail off, trying to think of something to say but no matter how hard you
tried the words just wouldn’t come out of your mouth. With silence surrounding
the both of you, Rafe opened his eyes, you could see how tired they were. He
must have been through a lot.
you come here to mock me?” His words were like a needle piercing through
your heart with a slight hint of anger attached to them. You were hurt, but you
couldn’t blame him for feeling the way he was. After all, you were the one who
did him wrong, and not the other way around.
Taking this as your queue to say
something, your mind was juggling ideas trying to find the right words to say,
“I’m so sorry Rafe, for everything.” His eyes flicker for a moment,
but no words come out of his mouth. You decide to continue, “Ever since
that day, I couldn’t stop thinking about what I did to you, if only I could
take it all back I would.” You really did mean it.
“Tell me (Y/N) why are you
really here?” His voice remains neutral, but something about his face says
that he was intrigued in what you had to say next. It was always difficult to
tell what Rafe was really feeling, he was always so good at hiding his true
emotions, even now it was no different.
here to see you. I was worried about you Rafe…I promise you that.” You reply
truthfully. Rafe examines you with his eyes for a moment, almost as if he was
making sure you were telling the truth. “Don’t make promises you can’t
keep.” His words stung, you felt so sad which was evident on your face.
Looking up at him, you noticed for just a short moment his eyes changed the way
they looked at you. Was it sadness? It looked as if he almost wanted to take
those last words back, but just like that the moment was gone and he’s eyes
changed back to the way they were.
Rafe, let me help you.” You try your best to get through to him. You move
your hand from your lap and place it on his arm. This time catching him off
guard, taking in a deep breath you notice that his body began to relax to your
touch. Feeling more like the old Rafe you knew, you felt slightly relieved.
A moment of silence passed until Rafe spoke again, “You
know (Y/N) I missed having you around, I never did understand why you left like
that.” His voice was calm, but the words were tainted with feelings of hurt. Your
absence truly did have an impact on him, and it was only now you were starting
to see how much you meant to him.
“I’m so sorry Rafe, I never
meant it to end like that.” You look at him apologetically, wishing you
could change the past right at this moment. All the memories came flooding back
of the time you two spent together, it was such a happy moment in your life.
“We were pretty great treasure hunters” you recall and smile to
yourself. You notice that Rafe has a slight smirk on his face, which made you glad
still…” He trailed off unfinished, it seemed like he wanted to say more
but stopped himself from doing so. You knew it was going to take time before
all these bad feelings are finally left behind, and to be able to mend the
relationship you both once hand. You were willing to do whatever it takes for
this to happen, and hope that Rafe won’t push you away.
about you get some rest now.” You move your other hand slowly, and place
it on top of his head, brushing your fingers gently against his skin. You could
see how tired he was, amazed that he even had the energy to talk to you.
“What about you, will you still
be here?” His eyes roaming over your face, looking for an answer. You move
your hand down his arm, taking his hand in yours and hold it gently.
“I’m not going anywhere
Rafe, I won’t ever leave you again. I promise.” You did mean it. Satisfied
like he found the answer he was looking for, Rafe eventually closes his eyes and slowly
drifts off to sleep.
That night you sat there by his
bedside, with his hand in yours hoping to one day look back at this as the
start of something new.