Dad walked into the ER with heavy steps trying to get the snow
off of his boots. The Nurse looked up jumping as Dad ran up to
the desk. "Sir, how did you get here?" She asked looking at me
raising her eyebrows.
"By Humvee Ma'am. Please my Daughter is freezing please help
her." He nurse nodded.
"Come with me." She said running into the back with him trailing
behind her. Some of the nurses were talking and laughing sitting
around the nurse station. "Get the doctor." She said as she
pointed to a room for Dad to take me in. Dad brought me to the
bed and laid me down gently on the warm sheets. He took off his
jacket and laying it on top of me. Dad walked out of the room as
a Doctor came rushing over to him.
"Williams what is going on?" He asked looking behind him.
"It looks like 18 kids got trapped in the high school, my
daughter being one of them. She is the worse out of all of them.
But they should be arriving soon. A group of Marines where there
helping them while I rushed her here." The doctor nodded.
"There isn't a storm without a couple of cases of hypothermia."
He said walking past Dad and into the room. I lay there cold,
crying clutching Dad's jacket close to my body. "Hi sweetheart."
He smiled at me. "I know this sounds crazy but I need you to take
off your layers so I can listen to your heart alright?" I nodded
as Dad helps me unzip my jacket and pulling up my shirt.
"It's cold." I whisper at him.
"I know sweetheart but I need to make sure you're alright." I
cried out as the semi -warmth of the feel as the doctor listened
to my heart rate. "Yeah we need to warm her up and fast. Her
heart is way too slow." He nodded at Dad.
"Is she going to be okay?"
"Right now I'm not sure. Let's just get her heart rate up before
we try anything else." He sighed. Dad nodded taking my hand in
"It's going to be alright Baby." I looked at him as he stared at
me his eyes watering. "I promise."
"Don't make promises you can't keep Dad." He looked at me.
"Bailey." I shook my head as the pain started to come.
"Ow." The doctor looked at me.
"Bailey where does it hurt?" He said holding an IV bag.
"Everywhere. It burns." I said closing my eyes not able to move.
"I know Sweetheart. Let me get you something for that." He took
the IV that was in his hand and put it down. He took a need and
put it into the skin right below my elbow. I didn't even flinch
as the sharp needle went into my skin right into a vein. "Alright
all in. Let me get you some pain medication so you don't feel so
much pain while your skin heats up." I nodded taking a deep
breath. Dad sat on the side of the bed as I shivered.
"You alright Baby?" He whispered stroking my hair.
"I will be Daddy. No worries." I whispered. He just stared at me,
stroking my hair as the doctor walked back into the room with a
little vile of clear medication.
"Alright Bailey let's get that pain to stop." I nodded wanting
the growing pain to stop. I watch him as he put the needle into
the tube that was now running out of my arm. "Alright you're
going to feel very tired soon so don't get concerned." I nodded
already feeling the effects started. My eye lids started to drift
shut in exhaustion. I felt Dad start to stroke my hair again
humming to me causing sleep to pull me into its warm, dark
I opened my eyes to a burning feeling on my skin not as bad as it
was. I looked around scared of what was happening.
"Daddy?" I whispered looking around fiercely.
"Hey, hey, hey I'm right here." He whispered walking over to me
stroking my hair. "How you feeling baby?"
"My skin hurts. It burns. A lot." I gasped in pain. Dad pushed
the hair out of my face.
"I know baby. The doctor said you would be feeling the pain as
your skin started to warm up farther. Let me go tell the doctor
you woke up alright. I think someone is here to see you." He
smiled kissing my head. I looked at the door. Jayden stood there
wrapped in a blanket looking at me.
"Hey." He said walking in.
"Hey, how are you?" He shrugged.
"Better off then you. Do you know how long you were sleeping
for?" I shook my head.
"I don't know." He sat down next to me looking at me. "Was it
long?" He shook his head.
"Only a couple of hours." He sighed. I sat up gently, my joints
scream at me to lie back down.
"What's wrong Jay- Jay?" He looked over at me tears in his eyes.
"I thought I was going to lose you. Bailey I didn't know if you
were going to live." He put his face in his hands. "I was so
scared you were going to die in my arms." I wrapped my arms
around him, even thought I wanted to scream in pain from just the
small action. Jayden held me.
"But it's alright now see I'm okay." I smiled at him. He shook
"You're in pain I can see it in your eyes." I shook my head.
"You're worrying. Stop doing that. I'm fine."
"No you're not fine and we both know it Bailey."
"Come on didn't you ever hear when a girl says she is 'fine' she
is really just lying to everyone." He said crossing his arms
looking at me.
"Yeah when I'm not like most girls." I pointed out.
"Doesn't matter. You have boobs and a vagina. You're a girl.
You're lying." He said a small smile on his lips.
"Dude really. How do you know what I have? Did you want see it?"
I asked joking.
"Maybe I do want to see it."He said making my head turn towards
him in shock. I might have been joking but I'm not sure if he