*Bianca* "Okay, I'll wait here."
*Bianca* "Not a problem, I'll just wait here."
At the check in a couple is busy with there nurse there.
*Lori* "Go sit down baby, I got this..."
While everyone is busy around them, Saffron tries to console her mother. Woken up in the early morning hours with a phone call about her first born child being horrifically stabbed. She called her daughter Saffron immediately to come meet her at the hospital. Saffron was out on a date but she cut it short once she heard the news.
Willow and Saffron are half sisters, Janice never married but ended up having two daughters from separate failed relationships. None the less she loves her girls and wouldn't change a thing, even if life isn't or never was perfect.
*Janice* "I pray it does dear...You're sister still has her whole life ahead of her.
She can't...She just can't!...."
Tears begin to flow again and Janice dabs the tissue onto her face. Saffron continues to sit with her and help her pass the time.
I feel bad I didn't push her more..."
*Janice* "Oh honey, I'm afraid your sister has inherited her poor judgment in men from me...
I know I tried to tell her too, but you know your sister, she is a dreamer. She always has been."
*Saffron* "Yeah....I know. She is definitely that..."
They sit in silence for a bit and just huddle up close as
they try and stay strong, hope for the best.
*Janice* "I don't know...all I know is where and when, and they told me she was being rushed here.
That's it, that's all I know..."
Some time passes and they sit and wait still no
word yet if Willow is okay.
Saffron thinks to herself for a moment. If only she had stopped Willow that night from leaving the bar with Peter. If she had known then, maybe she could have made Willow see that Peter was bad news. Willow was tender and sweet and always attracted to the bad boy in the bunch, it never failed. She always thinks she can fix them.
Meanwhile life continues to flow around them, to young men stand at the elevator as they prepare to leave after being patched up.
*Boy* "Dude! my vision is all blurry I can't see my reflection!!"
Janice cannot sit any longer she paces the floor, while Saffron takes a short nap. The poor girl hasn't slept a wink all night.
The poor girl hasn't slept a wink all night. The nurse at the desk cannot give anymore info she knows only just as much as she does. Not much help there. She told her to sit and wait. Doctor Daniel Alain would find her when he has news of how the surgery went.
Finally Bianca is reunited with her friend who was sent up to X-ray over an hour ago. She is accompanied by a young doctor.
*Bianca* "That's it? It's not broken?..."
*Doctor* "Yeah that's it. No breaks or fractures. She has strained the tendons quite a bit so she needs to not put any weight on it."
*Bianca* "Okay, so we're good to go?..."
As Janice continues to pace the floor and pray that her daughter is okay, she sees the young doctor coming her direction and stops her immediately. She is hoping she might have news of Willow.
Audra had heard about a patient that had been rushed in for surgery, but she knows nothing about her status and what is transpiring.
young woman who was stabbed?..."
*Janice* "Yes! That's her...can you please find out for me. I need to know what is
going on, no one tells me anything!..."
of the best surgeons in the state of Louisiana..."
*Janice* "I've already been told that! What I need to know is if she is okay. No one tells me..."
been waiting for hours and any update would be nice..."
Now I really need to get back to my patients..."
Janice takes a seat next to Saffron, who is quickly startled by the sudden movement next to her. She pops up thinking
there must be news of Willow!
news is good news right?
who has walked by, nothing..."
*Janice* "Well, I'm just holding out we get good news....Lord if your sister makes it through this, I sure hope she finally sees that these relationships are toxic."
other now here we are waiting to see if she is okay..."
but it's never too late to change that. Something like this makes you stop
and realize how short life really is. "
*Saffron* "You're right. You're so right, Momma..."
Saffron looks up and sees a tall man who they haven't
see before come out from behind the door.
Dr Daniel Alain came rushing out so quickly he forgot to remove his surgical gown before coming out. Nurse Bella stops him at the doorway.
*Dr Alain* "Oh! Yes of course...Thank you, Bella."
Janice and Saffron watch closely, they don't want to get
their hopes up, but it is so hard not to.
It's the longest few seconds of their life waiting to see if this is the Doctor who will finally deliver some news of Willow. He nods and smiles at the nurse while she takes the bloody gown. Both women try to read him but it's so hard to tell.
Saffron and Janice quickly stand up as Dr. Alain makes his way over to them. Finally after waiting for hours and hours it seems like. These two will finally learn about Willow's current condition.
She is so nervous, that a quick yes is the only word she can get out. Dr Dan stares at her with sincerity and Janice stares back hopeful, as Saffron too waits for news of her sisters fate.
Dr Daniel Alain has done this so many times it's become routine to his day, telling family members the condition of their loved ones in question. Today is just like any other.
Janice nearly flops over, relief suddenly waving over her body and she begins to feel how tired she actually is. Dr Alain holds her firmly and gently, he is all too familiar with this scene and most people act in similar way. Saffron too is relieved and tries to comfort her mother,
the best she can.
*Dr. Alain* "Lets sit, I know it's been a longer morning for you both..."
Everyone takes a seat including the doctor, who sits
down on the table that is in front of them.
in case any complications arise."
As the women stay quiet he continues to talk slowly and steadily as he delivers what may or may not still be in store for Willow. It is a lot to take in but they need to understand Willow's condition is still very much touch and go at the moment.
Janice composes herself and looks up at the man
who just saved her daughter's life.
*Dr. Alain* "Yes you may. ICU only allows 2 visitors at a time, that's it..."
to begin making his rounds.
I'll be back to check on her later today."
*Janice* "Thank you doctor...Thank you so much."
He smiles and says his goodbyes for now. Janice and Saffron
gather their belongings and head up to ICU. As soon as they step out of the elevator they are greeted by a nurse at the desk in front of them.
other nurse here is Teresa..."
Summer waves her hand to the room that Willow is in where
the other nurse Teresa is taking care of her.
Teresa is just getting her settled in."
Saffron and Janice look on with some hesitation and fear. Seeing Willow in such a state is very nerve wracking, not to mention
both women are extremely tired as well.
your presence it always helps."
Janice and Saffron nod and thank Summer for her kindness
then slowly and quietly head into the room.
Janice suddenly becomes overwhelmed with emotions seeing her little girl lying there in that hospital bed. Saffron eagerly looks on behind her, curious to see her sister's well being also.
Teresa turns around and greets them with a smile.
I'm just finishing up then I will leave you two alone with her."
They do just that and come up on Willow's other bedside.
She looks calm and peaceful.
Janice brushes the hair that frames her daughter's beautiful face. What she wouldn't give to see those beautiful blue eyes of hers. She talks softly hoping Willow might just hear her and those blue eyes of hers blink open.
*Saffron* "Hey big sis! You had us all really worried, you gotta get strong now and rest up!."
anything just let Summer or I know."
Both ladies look up at her and nod in agreement.
*Teresa* "Yes of course, visiting hours end at 8pm. Take your time..."
Later on that day sometime after noon midday. Saffron has left to go home and change her clothes while her mother stays by Willow's bedside. One of the detectives that is working Willow's case has shown up at the hospital. After talking with Dr. Alain, she proceeds to see if she can talk to Mrs. Bontempts.
*Jennifer* "I understand. If I could just talk to her mother then...We
need to get as many leads as we can."
outside of my patients room."
*Jennifer* "Not a problem...thank you for your time..."
Then she heads off to Willow's room and gently raps her fist on the door frame and waves hello. Hayden and James figured it would be best that Jennifer go alone to the hospital while they continue the investigation at the police station.
*Janice* "Oh, um well if the good doctor is okay with it then that's fine by me."
*Jennifer smiles and steps in* "Thank you..."
To be Continued!
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