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- Author: Melissa Adams
- Language: English
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I WISH I COULD SLEEP.
It’s really cold in here, and there are voices around me and a bright light
is shining right in my eyes.
I’m so tired, and my body hurts everywhere. I have to stop pushing
myself so much at the gym—
“Motherfucker!” I come to when the sharpest, most unimaginable pain
almost makes me hit the roof.
My eyes snap open, and there’s that bright, blinding light again. I blink a
few times to try and put things into focus.
I’m in a white, sterile room, and everything is spinning.
“Ouch.” I crash down breathlessly onto a pillow and try to open my eyes
again, but I keep my head still.
That’s better. If I don’t move my head, the urge to puke my guts out is a
little less overwhelming.
“What are you doing to me?” I ask, finally registering the small woman in
ACUs partially covered by a white coat at the foot of my bed.
“Nurse, can you hold his leg still, please?” As the woman comes closer,
the soldier who was shining a penlight in my eyes just a second ago moves to
the side. “Can you tell me your name?”
I close my eyes to keep the room from spinning. I doubt the doctor would
like it if I shared the contents of my stomach with her. The nausea is almost
too much to even talk. “My name is Leith LeCroy. First Lieutenant Leith
LeCroy, ma’am,” I say, because I’m pretty sure she’s an army doctor, but the
way she’s leaning toward me makes it impossible to see the insignia with her
“Good. I’m glad we got that out of the way.” She turns to look at the guy
with the penlight. “The patient remembers his name.”
I close my eyes, willing my head to stop throbbing for just a second.
“Why am I in the hospital?” I ask. “Ma’am.”
“I’m Captain Jennifer Finley, and I’m your attending physician today,”
she informs me. “I’m an orthopedic surgeon at the Albright Medical Center at
JOB Star Cove. What I was doing to you is adjusting the bone in your leg in
order to align the fracture in preparation for a cast.
First Lieutenant Santiago
was checking your eyes. Aside from a compound fracture in your left fibula
and several scrapes and bruises all over your body, you have a concussion
too. We’ll keep you under observation for your concussion, but first, we’ll
take care of the fracture and make sure to keep you comfortable. That kind of
fracture can cause a considerable amount of pain. I’m going to leave you in
the capable hands of—”
I close my eyes again.
Shit. I wish the room would stop spinning for two seconds. How did I get
here? I was just driving home with Thurston after the FRG meeting and—
“Fuck!” I jump out of the hospital bed, tear off the IV line attached to my
arm, and rip off the tubes and cables that connect me to a bunch of monitors,
causing them to emit all sorts of distress signals.
I stumble, holding onto the bed frame and shifting most of my weight to
my right leg.
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