Jenny's terrified eyes peeled open.
am I?" She screamed as a lady wearing a white outfit slowly
have had a car accident dearie." The lady said in a soft, comforting
almost familiar tone.
attempted to sit up, but the pain in her back made her recoil. Glistening
diminutive droplets of perspiration trickled from her forehead and
stung her eyes.
so bloody hot in here!" She murmured.
nurse just beamed at her. "That's just the fever you have dearie.
We are going to have to take a vile of blood if we are going to
help you." She smiled reassuringly at Jenny and added. "Just
routine you understand dearie-It won't hurt a bit
grimaced as she had heard that old clichéd line all too often
She focused her eyes on the name tag pinned neatly upon
the ladies white jacket; Lilly.
observed powerlessly as Lilly proceeded to take an ominous large
needle from its packet, and advance towards her grinning. Her eyes
enlarged within their sockets as she watched on in terror as the
nurse then reached over her and thrust the needle deep into her
Jenny shrieked. "Be friggin' careful
that hurt like the
simply smirked back at her almost mockingly
she was gone, leaving the bed bound Jenny alone trapped with her
the hell happened?' She frantically tried to recollect.
a vague image darted through her memory and she desperately tried
to seize it and examine it albeit just the briefest of moments.
She closed her eyes and tried to focus upon the scant imagery haunting
yes I remember now' she almost smiled at the sweet memory. 'Yes,
it was a most gorgeous summer day; we were speeding along in my
1976 red MGB. My lover, Brad was in the passenger seat giggling
and teasing my hair
.We were racing down the mountain road
full of life and vigour singing along to the radio. Yes, it is all
coming back now. I remember the truck heading towards us. It was
going to fast
To fast. It is going to hit us. God help us
I had cried I will give anything to live
at once the smile vanished and tears of sorrow trickled down her
remember the screech of brakes and then the sound of smashing steel.
I remember the blood
Dear God, how I remember the blood....'
opened her eyes to discover Lilly standing over her again.
need your signature miss for us to continue our work."
placed the electric bed into a sitting position and Jenny is whirred
upright. Then a heavy pen is thrust into her hand, and a short form
is positioned in front of her. She tried to focus on the print,
but her eyes refuse to co-operate.
routine miss." Lilly reassured in a very matter of fact tone,
signed; she knew that there were always ridiculous amounts of forms
in hospital. Suddenly a look of surprise came over her face. "That's
weird, the ink is red
" She questioned as her eyes finally
began to focus.
leans over, placing her now laughing face within inches of Jenny's
and hysterically whispered, "oh no, that is not ink, that was
just your blood you signed in
Sometimes the person who answers
your prayers isn't always who you expect."