AU where Hiro couldn't quite hold his breath long enough and has to be resuscitated after the car goes into the bay.
:( those tiny little lungs just couldn’t take it.
they all pop above water, laying on Baymax. Honey Lemon enthusiastically says her line “I told you we’d make it!” And they’re all honestly relieved. But then Fred, who’s right next to Hiro, notices something off.
“Guys, Hiro’s not breathing!”
They get onto the docks as fast as possible, because they really can’t do anything to help while in the water. Hiro’s lips are turning blue by the time they’re on land and can lie him down. all of them know CPR, but Fred is the most practiced in it. You don’t wanna know how many times something weird happens at a charity event in which CPR administration is required. He starts doing the standard chest compresses to the right beat, with Baymax set up at Hiro’s head scanning Hiro and reading his vitals, heartrate, breathing rate. They’re all both staring anxiously at the screen on Baymax’s chest (which reports a slowing heartrate and a nonexistent breathing rate) and Hiro’s face, which is slack while Fred presses down on his chest.
CPR is not as pretty as movies make it out to be. Ribs are frequently broken, and Hiro is already so small. Fred feels bad when he feels the crack of bone beneath his palm, but as long as he succeeds in resuscitating Hiro he figures Hiro will understand.
Finally, Hiro sucks in the most painful and watery sounding breath any of them have ever heard. Baymax reports that his breath has returned, and his heartrate is steadily rising easily into “he’s panicking” territory. Gogo and Wasabi help hold Hiro steady as Fred tilts him onto his side to cough up water, and then they pass him into Baymax’s arms so Baymax can warm him, hold him steady so he doesnt aggravate his broken rip, and provide a fake breathing rhythm so Hiro can try to match his breathing to Baymax’s steady pulses and calm down and stop coughing and spluttering all over the place.
They need a place to go where they can get dry, and where Hiro can rest safely without fear of a man in a kabuki mask roaming the streets out to kill him.
Cue Fred’s line, “I know a place.”
Fred has many beanbag chairs that Hiro can sink into and that can mold comfortably to the line of his body so he doesnt get hurt lying on a flat uncomfortable bed. Baymax stands at his side, keeping watch like the good healthcare companion that he is, and the rest of the team? Theyre on the couch in Fred’s room, worrying. They talk in hushed tones while Hiro rests, about what just happened to them, what they’re going to do, and how they’re going to protect Hiro. Because they are going to protect him. None of them ever want to see his lips turn blue or his chest stop moving or hear his heart stop beating ever again.