Keith sat at his desk with his head down. Silent tears fell. When there was a brief knock on his door he moved his arms to imply the fact that he was waking from sleep. This also allowed him to wipe the tears from his eyes before he looked who was at his door.
Loraine stood at the door, “Sir there is a phone call for you on line two.”
“Who is it?”
“It’s a nurse from the hospital.”
Probably couldn’t find next of kin and wanted him to find them and relay the news. “Thank you Loraine,” came out of his mouth as three more tears dripped from his eyes. He turned to pick up the phone and felt a hug from behind.
“Its gonna be ok Keith, it’s a good phone call.” With that Loraine left his office and went back to her desk.
Well better see who it is, “Hello Lieutenant Richards speaking.”
“Lieutenant, John is awake!"
"Really? You're not joking?"
"No sir. His hearts beating and his vitals are good. He hasn't responded to outside stimuli yet but we believe he will soon."
"If i come now will i be able to see him?"
"Yes you can." She smiled as a dial tone twirled out of the phone. He would be here soon.
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