The angst fan here again, sorry. Sonny got badly injured during the job. Elisa is already at Harvard and receives a call from Oliver at the middle of the night telling her that he need her by his side and explaining that he and Rafa are at the hospital while Sonny is at surgery. A desperate Elisa trying to borrow a car for a friend to come to NY or buying tickets for airplane/train, and her friends helping her to get back home.
Luckily, when Elisa gets the call from Oliver, she’s up late at a study group with friends from one of her pre-law classes.
She’s excused herself to answer the phone, but when she comes back into the room, all of Elisa’s friends can see that she’s gone a little pale, and her voice is shaky as she asks, “Hey, guys, I, uh - I need some help with something.”
One of Elisa’s friends is familiar with the train system/schedule that runs from Boston to New York, so he’s able to get her a ticket that’ll get her home some time within the next few hours.
Once Elisa’s arrived at the hospital, she’s managed to calm herself down quite a bit; Oliver had said that it wasn’t too serious, just that Sonny had needed surgery and he wanted her there because she’d always been braver than him.
She spots him and Rafael side-by-side in the waiting room once she gets into the hospital, and immediately she’s tackling Ollie into a hug before turning to her dad, who she can tell is trying to downplay the entire thing for his own sake, saying, “Bunny, you didn’t have to come all the way here, your classes - “.
Elisa cuts him off with a sharp look (she looks like Lucia, Rafael thinks fondly), and says, “No way I didn’t have to come here. And besides, I already talked to all of my professors. They said that they understood.”
Elisa asks then how Sonny’s doing, if the doctor’s have given them any updates on his condition, and Rafael says, “He got out of surgery not too long ago, we haven’t been able to see him yet, though. Risk of infection.”
He’s worrying his lower lip, which earns another look from Elisa, to which Rafael replies, “I’m fine, bunny, really. Your dad’s gotten through worse.”
Elisa shakes her head and says, “Now I know for a fact that that’s not how you really feel, dad.”
And then she’s pulling Rafael into a hug, a tight one like Sonny always gives all of them, and Rafael is hugging her so tight back, and there Elisa goes again: his little girl being his rock.