…………… Everything seemed to become a blur after I was taken from the house Casper sitting with me in the Ambulance with Jorge and Mikal following in one of the SUV’s. it felt like I was in a tunnel as we were taken into the stark white tile of the hospital, Dante and Evie were hurried to the left and to a bank of elevators a I was pushed through a set o f Double doors past a room filled with people sitting waiting and a whole bunch of police who turned their attention to Casper and Mikal as soon as they laid eyes on them.
‘Fuck” Casper muttered
‘It’s be fine we were at the Gala tonight remember Evie was hurt tripping on her gown” Mikals tone was final “Casper hold it together”
“They fuckers should thanking us after we got rid of Stevens” Casper looked over his shoulder
“Mr. Novak” a Plain clothed police officer walked over
“Not now Brevic” Mikal turned on his heel “we were having an amazing night at the Indian Gala an two of the girls were injured falling on the dresses they were wearing… you know how slippery the marble gets in the museum”
“Who She?” he barked in his broken English
“A relative” Casper let go of my hand “My Sister is being taken to ICU right now and I’m worried about her and Tricia here so back the hell off” Mikal put his hand in the middle of Casper’s broad chest and pushed him back
‘go with Tricia and keep her calm, I’ll be out here” Casper muttered a few choice words in Czech under his breath as they took me back.
‘It’s Okay Honey some of the cops round here are assholes” He took a deep breath
“Is Evie alright?’
“She’s battered and bruised and quiet sick”
‘She tried to stop them”
“She would” he smiled
“I caused this”
“No your Father caused this and Evie is supposed to be careful anyway after the infection she had before any injury makes her sick right now” he looked tired “she’ll be okay you need to get yourself better okay?” I nodded as he was stopped from going into the X-ray room with me “I’ll be right here okay” he called as the door swung closed.
“Tricia” a pretty doctor smiled down at me “I’m Mila and I’m taking care of you… you’re man can come in as soon as we’ve taken the x-rays” I frowned at her “the man outside of the door”
“He’s my friend”
“Oh I’m sorry” she laughed “Now let’s get a picture of the shoulder” she disappeared through the door leaving me under a machine in the stark white room. Leaving me with my own thoughts and memories, I shouldn’t have got close to Sam, I shouldn’t have fallen in love with him, all I’d brought was trouble since I’d meet Dante and the others and then Sam. I couldn’t get the picture of how sick sam looked out of my mind and I was guessing that Evie must have looked a whole lot worse if they’d rushed her away like they did, they’d gotten hurt because of me, I felt a tear roll from my eye into my hair.
“All done” the door opened and the doctor walked back in with Casper “I should have given you pin medication” I raised my good arm and wiped away the tear.
“can I leave here?” I looked at her” Capser frowned
“Not until we get the shoulder stabilized” she shook hr head and we examine you, I understand what happened to you tonight”
“No you don’t…” I bit at her “You have no idea what happened tonight NO IDEA, I put my friends in danger” Casper hung his head “I want to get out of here” I struggled to sit up, the pain seared through my shoulder but it was nothing worse than the pain from the beating’s I’d taken from my fathers
“Tricia” Casper moved the doctor out of the way as I put my feet on the floor my thigh burned as I put weight in muy feet
“I can’t do this” I gasped as I felt my knees buckle Casper stepped back and let me fall to my knees holding muy shoulder with my good hand
“What the hell do you think you’re going to prove” Casper crouched down in front of me “Tricia you have to let the doctor fix you up, you think Sam would want you bolting from here broken like you are” He slid his arm round my back and his other under my legs “I’m not letting you out of here and I do not have a problem calling Dante down and having Mikal and Jorge in her as well” he put me back on the bed. I looked down and away from him “Doc do what you have to do” Casper moved back after he dropped a kiss on top of my head. The doctor moved round me a nurse gaveme a shot in the shoulder while the doctor checked me over.
“Okay your shoulder will be numb now” the doctor said quietly “I have to immobilize itso it heals properly” I nodded I closed my eyes to the uncomfortable feeling as she manipulated my shoulder and then strapped my arm over my cest and pulled the sling tight. H pulled up a chair. “I have to ask if you were raped” I shook my head
“He tried but he didn’t”
“Well that is a good thing” she wrote things down on the notes “I’ll have the pain medication sent round to the house for you… You can leave when you want now”
“Thank you” I took a deep breath “I’m sorry for yelling at you”
“No apology needed” She squeezed my good hand Casper came over to me I looked at him
‘don’t you even think of saying sorry to me” he laughed, the nurse brought in a wheelchair
‘Can we see Evie?” he just nodded as he picked me up from the bed and pu me in the chair, Mikal wa in the hall outside his arms folded over his chest.
“We’re going up to see Evie” Mikal nodded he looked at me “It’s not going to be pretty, Evie’s been put on to a ventilator to help her breath” all the color drained from Casper’s face, Dante is the only one allowed to be in there with her”
‘we need round the clock security on her” Casper swallowed hard as he pushed the wheelchair toward the bank of elevators.
‘already in place Siman is on his way in here, it’s going to be rough for a while”……..