By:† Alphie (SVNDYJESUS@aol.com)
††††††††††† The day was overcast
with no sign of the sun.† It was very muggy, so muggy it almost made breathing
hard.† Fortunately for
††††††††††† Finally after six
hours court adjourned and as usual
††††††††††† They hugged and kissed
then made their way to the elevators.† Once they were in they discussed
on a place to eat for dinner.† Since both may never eat in
††††††††††† Once they were inside
††††††††††† He shook his head.† ďCanít, remember that tournament tomorrow?Ē
††††††††††† She smiled.† ďHow could I forget.† Itís state and ten of your students are competing.Ē
††††††††††† ďItís okay, I really donít blame you.Ē† He chuckled.† ďLately, both of us have felt like chickens with our heads cut off.† Especially with this hearing.Ē
††††††††††† ďYeah, but itís finally over and we can relax.Ē
††††††††††† ďYou can, but Iíve got to get back to work in two days.Ē
††††††††††† ďWhy donít you take a vacation once in awhile.Ē
††††††††††† Without warning the
tractor-trailer in front of
††††††††††† ďWebb, since yaí more
experienced I need yaí to check on the driver.Ē† Said
††††††††††† Cursing Jacob grabbed his medical supplies and headed toward the wreckage.† As he neared the truck glass crunched under his feet and he could see that the back window of the truck was blown out.† There was no noise in the wreckage just gut wrenching silence.† He hated silence; it always made him nervous.
††††††††††† ďHello, anybody awake!Ē† He yelled.† There was no response.
††††††††††† He didnít want to look in the window, but he finally forced himself to.† In the driverís seat there was a man who was pushed all the way into the back seat and almost behind the passenger seat.† It appeared that his legs were pinned in the twisted metal and his chest was pinned by the steering wheel.† The manís face though appeared to have no trauma, but one slight gash over his left eye and a few cuts.† The back of the head might have trauma since he couldnít see it.
††††††††††† Placing his medical supplies down Jacob then reached in the wreckage to try and find the manís left wrist.† He was able to find the manís wrist and remarkably it wasnít broken.† Checking the manís pulse Jacob was shocked to know that the man had a pulse.† It was very weak, but he had a pulse.
††††††††††† ďWebb, howís the driver?Ē† Asked
††††††††††† Jacob pulled his hand out of the window and rubbed his face.† ďAlive, but barely.† The passenger?Ē
ďSheís strong, but unconscious.Ē† She paused.†ďWe can get her out within twenty minutes or so.Ē
††††††††††† ďThatís good.† Unfortunately though the driver isnít as lucky.† His pinned by metal and steering wheel.† It also appears that he could be pinned by the passenger seat.Ē
††††††††††† After he said that he set up an i.v. to get some fluids to the man.† Then he tried to get an oxygen mask to the manís face, but found it impossible to.† Standing on his tiptoes he reached in and was able to place the mask gently on the manís face.† As he did that the man slowly opened his eyes.
††††††††††† A smile crossed Jacobís face.† ďSir, donít move.† Weíll get yaí out of here as soon as we can.Ē
††††††††††† Jacob gently held the manís hand.†ďIf you understand me squeeze my hand.Ē† The man did.† ďGood, now Iím going to play a little game.Ē
††††††††††† ďListen to me sir and listen real good.† Iím going to say the alphabet, but before I do that Iíll say beginning, middle, or end.† Squeeze my hand to indicate where the letter is in the alphabet.† Then squeeze my hand for the letter.Ē
††††††††††† The man squeezed Jacobís hand softly then the man closed his eyes.
††††††††††† ďSir, try to stay awake.Ē† The man opened his eyes.† ďOkay, letís begin.Ē
††††††††††† Slowly Jacob said the alphabet and managed to get C-o-r-d before the man passed out.
††††††††††† ďHey, Jessica!Ē† Jacob yelled.† ďWhat names start with C-o-r-d?Ē
††††††††††† ďFirst name that comes to mind is Cordell!Ē
††††††††††† Jacob nodded then checked on the manís vitals.† The pulse was still weak, but this time it was irregular.† Cursing Jacob sat up another i.v. to help keep the heartbeat strong.† Once he did the man gradually opened his eyes.
††††††††††† ďSir, is your name Cordell?Ē† Jacob asked.
††††††††††† The man managed to nod.
††††††††††† ďOkay, Cordell letís try and get you out.Ē†† Jacob said as he placed a c-collar on Cordell.
††††††††††† Suddenly something
on the news broke him from his thoughts.† Looking up he noticed a late
breaking news annoucenment.† On the screen there was footage of a gruesome
wreck.† It appeared that a pick-up truck collided with a semi in
††††††††††† ďC.D., does that look
††††††††††† C.D. shrugged.† ďWhy do you say that?Ē
††††††††††† ďI donít know.† I just have this funny feeling.Ē† Trivette sighed.† ďShould I call the Mississippi Highway Patrol?Ē
††††††††††† Nodding C.D. got the phone.†ďPlease let me know what you learn.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette called and got a busy signal.† He waited five minutes and finally got through.
††††††††††† ďYes, my name is Ranger James Trivette and I was watching the news and noticed that the truck looks very similar to one of our menís.† Is there anyway I can know for certain so that I can notify any family?Ē
††††††††††† ďHold on one minute, sir.Ē† There was a click.
††††††††††† Trivette told
††††††††††† ďOkay, Ranger all
I know is that the pick-up does have
††††††††††† ďYeah, itís AU9 075.Ē
††††††††††† There was a long pause.† ďRanger, Iím sorry to tell you this, but it is your manís truck.† All we know right now is that there arenít any fatalities but there is a critical.Ē† The captain paused.† ďIím going to get you an address and phone number so you can give to the family.Ē
††††††††††† After he got all the information he hung up and nodded to C.D.
††††††††††† ďOh, God, no Jimmy.† What are we going to do?Ē
††††††††††† ďGo to
††††††††††† Jacob shivered as a cold
wind crossed his back.† The weather is turning real bad and he could tell
that a real bad storm was coming.† Shining a flashlight on
††††††††††† Without any warning it started to rain hard.† Cursing he looked around.
††††††††††† ďHow much longer is it going to take?Ē††††††
††††††††††† ďWe already got the female out.Ē† Jacobís friend Mitch said.† ďItís going to take another thirty minutes to get the male out.Ē
††††††††††† Wind started to blow really hard and hail begins to fall.
††††††††††† Quickly Jacob went to Cordell to check on him.
††††††††††† ďCordell, hang on.† Just another thirty minutes.Ē
††††††††††† Cordell blinked then he rolled his eyes into his head.† As he did this he began to shake mildly.† Right away Jacob knew Cordell was having a seizure.† The seizure only lasted for a couple of seconds but Jacob knew that Cordell head a serious head injury.
††††††††††† Jacob patted Cordellís shoulder gently.† ďAre you still with me buddy?Ē
††††††††††† Blinking several times Cordell was about to close his eyes again when Jacob stopped him.† Cordell just looked at him and Jacob knew by the look in Cordellís eyes that he was on the brink of giving up.
††††††††††† ďHey, Cordell was that your wife.Ē† He smiled.† ďJust squeeze my hand for yes.Ē
††††††††††† Softly Cordell squeezed Jacobís hand.† ďThatís cool.† And donít you worry none sheís out right now and sheís going to be just fine.Ē
††††††††††† ďHey, Jacob you need to go right now.Ē† Mitch said.† ďWeíre going to start removing the steering wheel and seat.† Also weíre going to try to cut him out.Ē
††††††††††† ďOkay, but if you need me just holler.Ē† Jacob looked at Cordell.†ďIím going to have to leave for a bit.† But donít worry Iíll be nearby if you need me.Ē
††††††††††† Cordell swallowed hard.†ďNoÖleaveÖĒ† his voice was barely a whisper.
††††††††††† ďSshh, donít talk.Ē† Jacob smiled.† ďYou just stay strong okay.Ē
††††††††††† Quickly Jacob left Cordellís side then stood and watched as the firemen started to work on the car.† Standing there he felt so helpless.† He wanted to be part of the action but he knew if he was there then it would slow down the rescue effort.
††††††††††† Sighing Jacob went to the ambulance and stepped inside.† There he found Jessica sitting there getting everything ready.† But for what Jacob didnít know.
††††††††††† Curious he decided to ask.† ďHey, whatchaí doing?Ē
††††††††††† Jessica looked at him.† ďThe nearest trauma hospital is only two minutes from here by ambulance.† The Chief said that it would be quicker if we transported the male.Ē
††††††††††† Jacob shook his head.† ďNo, he needs to get life flighted.Ē
††††††††††† ďWhy?Ē† Jessica shook her head.† ďYou got attached didnít you?Ē†††††††††
††††††††††† ďNo, but he just had a seizure.† That is a sure sign that he has serious head trauma.Ē
††††††††††† ďIím sorry Jacob.† Orders are orders.Ē
††††††††††† Looking at his watch Jacob realized that twenty minutes went by.† Jumping out of the back of the ambulance he ran through the rain and to the truck.† Approaching it he noticed that the firemen managed to cut off the driverís side door and remove the steering wheel.† Also he noticed that the passenger seat was gone.
††††††††††† ďSo, Mitch was the prognosis.Ē
††††††††††† Mitch shook his head.† ďHis legs are really pinned.† Right now weíre trying to cut the metal away but it looks like we might have to amputate.Ē
††††††††††† Jacob was shocked.† ďYou mean a double amputation?Ē
††††††††††† ďYeah, either that itíll take about twenty more minutes.Ē
††††††††††† ďBut he wonít survive both of that.Ē† Jacob watched as the firemen worked.† ďListen, talk to him.† Tell him that everything is going to be okay.Ē
††††††††††† Mitch nodded his head.†ďOkay, whatís his name?Ē
††††††††††† ďNot to many white guys around here named Cordell.Ē† Mitch said.
††††††††††† Jacob shrugged.† ďI donít know but he answers to it.Ē
††††††††††† Nodding Mitch went back to the rescue just in time for one of the fireman to yell good news.
††††††††††† ďWe got his right leg free!Ē† The fireman shouted.† ďHeís almost out.Ē
††††††††††† Clapping Jacob ran back to the ambulance and jumped in thankful for some cover from the rain.† As soon as he got in he started to set up the equipment.
††††††††††† ďOkay, Jessica this man is going to the hospital real soon.Ē
††††††††††† Jessica nodded.† ďAlright, you ready?Ē
††††††††††† Jacob smiled.† ďReady as Iíll ever be.Ē
††††††††††† Within five minutes Jacob could hear yelling and cheering from outside.† Looking out the ambulance door he noticed that the firemen finally got Cordell free from the wreckage.† He was placed on a gurney and Mitch and two other firemen started to push the stretcher to the ambulance.† When they got there Jacob helped them place the stretcher in the ambulance then he shut the doors as soon as he knew that everything was clear.
††††††††††† Turning around in the cramp space he sat down by Cordellís head and shines a light in his eyes.† The pupils were having trouble dilating which might mean brain damage.† He then checks Cordellís head for any fractures he couldnít see.† Finding none he then knew that the whiplash from the accident must have caused inner head trauma.
††††††††††† ďJacob, we got to tube him.Ē† Jessica said while getting the endotracheal tube ready.
††††††††††† Nodding Jacob patted Cordellís shoulder.†ďWeíll have to put a tube down your throat to help you breath.Ē
††††††††††† Cordell blinked then
started to reach around.† Quickly Jacob was about to grab
hold of his hand when he noticed that it was his right.† Looking at it
he could definitely tell that the wrist was broken.† So, instead he just
††††††††††† ďDonít worry.† All you have to do is take a deep breath and we will insert the tube.Ē
††††††††††† Jacob glanced up to Jessica.† ďOkay, you can insert the tube.Ē
††††††††††† Just as she inserted the tube the driver pounded on the small window that connected the back to the cab.† It signaled that they had reached the hospital.
††††††††††† Quickly Jacob stood up as much as he could in the bay then waited for the bay doors to open.† When they did Jacob immediately helped push the gurney out and into the emergency room.† While doing this he yelled out Cordellís conditions and statistics.
††††††††††† When the trauma surgeons took over Jacob placed his hands on his hips and squatted down.† He was so exhausted all he wanted to do now was sit down and try to relax.† But he knew that he had to get his ambulance ready for the other trauma patient.† Knowing that he slowly stood up and started to walk back to the ambulance.†
††††††††††† Alex looked ahead of
her at the ceiling wondering where
††††††††††† Suddenly he could see someone or something in front of him.
††††††††††† ďOkay, youíre going to feel pain.† Just hang on.Ē† A voice said.
††††††††††† ďYouíre going to feel some pressure.Ē† The voice said.
††††††††††† Jacob walked down the hall his arms full of medical supplies.† He was about to reach the ER doors when he heard a siren.† Looking behind him he could see doctors running to the ER yelling Code Blue.† Lowering his head Jacob said a quick prayer then proceeded to where the ambulance was parked.
††††††††††† Jessica stepped out of the bay.† ďJacob, we need to go.† Thereís a pile up.Ē
††††††††††† Nodding Jacob gave Jessica some of the supplies.†ďThatís all we need right now is another car accident.Ē† He sighed.†ďHow bad is this one?† Did they tell?Ē
††††††††††† She shrugged.† ďAll was said was that there was three cars involved.Ē
††††††††††† ďOkay, letís go before the Cap gets mad at us.Ē† Jacob slammed the doors shut then sat down on one of the seats.† ďJessica, what do you think are the odds for that man Cordell?Ē
††††††††††† ďWell, what I observed he has some brain damage and both of his legs were crushed.Ē† She shook her head.† ďIíll be surprised if he made it through the night.Ē
††††††††††† Jacob sighed.† ďLet me tell you this right now.† In the five years that I have been a paramedic this man was one of the first fighters that I have seen.Ē† He rubbed his face.† ďThis man I could tell really loved life.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette managed to
get a flight to
††††††††††† Sitting at the bar
at C.D.ís he watched the news hoping something would come up about the
accident.† When the news was over and nothing else was said about
††††††††††† ďHey, C.D. are you ready?Ē† He asked.
††††††††††† C.D. nodded.† ďYeah, Iím ready.Ē† He got his hat and coat.† ďJimmy, are we flying?Ē
††††††††††† ďYeah, it would take
almost a day to get to
††††††††††† ďWell, letís hope
it doesnít take that long for the delay.Ē† C.D. shook his head.† ďJimmy, I still canít
believe that was
††††††††††† ďMe neither Big Dog.† Me neither.Ē
††††††††††† It was early morning
when Trivette and C.D. finally arrived
††††††††††† ďSo, did you get the hospital where their at?Ē† C.D. asked as he made his way through the airport.
††††††††††† ďYeah, I called that Chief.Ē† He sighed.†ďHopefully everything is alright.Ē
††††††††††† C.D. nodded.† ďDonít worry everything is fine.Ē
††††††††††† When they stepped out of the airport they haled a cab and headed to the hospital.† It took about twenty minutes but when the cab parked in front of the hospital entrance they immediately got out and ran inside.
††††††††††† Trivette went to the
main desk.† ďHello, my name is
††††††††††† The nurse pointed to her right.† ďThrough those doors turn a right then keep heading straight till you run into a hallway.† From there turn right and you run right into it.Ē
††††††††††† ďThank you mam.Ē†
††††††††††† Quickly Trivette ran through the halls until he reached an area that was bustling with activity.† Looking around frantically he searched for a desk but couldnít find one.
††††††††††† Cursing he stopped a passing nurse.
††††††††††† ďExcuse me, where is the desk located?Ē
††††††††††† The nurse pointed behind her.† ďJust keep on walking straight youíll run right into it.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette couldnít believe this place it was like going through a maze.† When he finally got to the ER desk he was really annoyed.
††††††††††† ďExcuse me, but I can you tell me something.Ē† Trivette asked.
††††††††††† The male nurse looked up.† ďIt depends on what it is sir.Ē
††††††††††† Nodding Trivette glanced
at C.D.† ďIím
††††††††††† ďYes, I remember them.Ē† The
nurse typed on the computer.† ďSays here that Miss. Cahill is out of surgery
and into recovery and it says that
††††††††††† C.D. nearly collapsed.†ďWhatís the matter with Cordell?Ē
††††††††††† ďIím sorry sir but
I donít have the liberty to tell you.† What I can do is to contact
††††††††††† ďOkay, that will work.Ē† Trivette tapped his fingers on the desk.† ďDo you want us to wait in a waiting room?Ē
††††††††††† The nurse nodded.† ďYes,
there is a waiting room at the end of this hall.† You can wait there and
I will tell
††††††††††† Slowly pulling himself
away from the desk Trivette started to walk down the hall.† What could
be so wrong that
††††††††††† Sitting in the waiting room Trivette couldnít help but notice a young black man sitting with his head in his hands.† The young man was wearing a paramedic uniform that was covered in blood.† This kid definitely had a rough night.
††††††††††† Looking at his watch he noticed that ten minutes had gone by.† Where is the doctor?
††††††††††† Just then a tall, lean doctor walked in holding a clipboard.
††††††††††† ďIs there family for
††††††††††† Gradually Trivette stood up and shook his head.†ďWeíre friends but we consider ourselves family.Ē
††††††††††† The doctor nodded.† ďOkay,
also you would like information on a
††††††††††† ďYes, heís also a dear friend.Ē said C.D.
††††††††††† C.D. was confused.† ďWhy a long surgery?Ē
††††††††††† ďWell, what I have
been told was that
††††††††††† Trivette rubbed his
face.† ďDo you know why
††††††††††† ďOh, God.Ē† C.D. slowly sat down back in his chair.† ďWhen can we see Alex?Ē
††††††††††† ďYou can go and see her now.Ē†
††††††††††† ďOkay, she will be staying here for the night
but by this afternoon if she still is doing well then we will be moving her
to a room upstairs.Ē†
††††††††††† Nodding Trivette said
thank-you then sat down on one of the chairs by the bed.† C.D. sat next to him
looking at the woman that was almost like his daughter.† He was so surprised
on how good she looked.† She only had a few bruises on her face and arms
and a few cuts on her face as well.† Maybe
††††††††††† Trivette held Alexís hand.† ďC.D., she looks so good.† Amazing
after what I saw on the news.Ē† He tried to hold back the tears.†ďBut what
the doctor said about
††††††††††† ďSshh, Walker is going to be just fine.† Heís just going to have a harder road ahead of him.Ē
††††††††††† ďYeah, but heís going to be in surgery for more then fourteen hours.Ē† Trivette shook his head.† ďI have a real funny feeling C.D.Ē
††††††††††† C.D. was confused.† ďWhat do you mean by that?Ē
††††††††††† ďI really donít know just this feeling as though something is really wrong.Ē
††††††††††† ďThatís probably just a feeling.Ē† C.D. said hoping it was true.
††††††††††† The next time Alex woke up she was staring yet again at a ceiling.† When will she ever see something besides tile when she wakes up?† Sighing she turned her head to her right and noticed that C.D. and Trivette were asleep next to her.† She had to let out a small smile.† It was so cute how Trivette was cuddled up to C.D.† Wish she had more energy so that she could wake them up but smiling even wore her down.
††††††††††† Suddenly an image
flashed in front of her.† It was part of the dream she has been having
all night.† The dream was about the accident and
††††††††††† She put her hand to her mouth in the dream trying to hide her cry.† When she did loud beeping sound could be heard and surgeons quickly started to run around getting equipment ready.† Soon she could see them performing CPR and that was when her dream ended.
††††††††††† ďHey, Alex are you okay?Ē
††††††††††† Waking up from her thoughts she noticed that Trivette was smiling at her.
††††††††††† ďYeah, just tired.Ē† Her
voice was really soft.† ďHowís
††††††††††† Trivette nodded.† ďHeís going to be just fine.Ē
††††††††††† Alex shook her head.† ďNo, I had a dream.Ē† She swallowed hard.† ďHeís in trouble, Trivette.Ē† All of sudden she felt a silent tug.† ďHeís dead, isnít he?Ē
††††††††††† C.D. patted her shoulder.†ďNo, heís not.† Heís in surgery.Ē
††††††††††† She could feel tears welling up.† ďC.D. in my dream he was in a operating room.Ē† She started to get tired but she had to tell them.† ďHe was in surgery and it appeared to be brain surgery.† Then before my dream ended something went wrong.Ē
††††††††††† ďDonít worry Alex, everything is going to be fine.Ē† He said hopefully.† ďNow, you try and get you some rest.Ē
††††††††††† Nodding Alex decided to do just that.
††††††††††† Watching Alex fall asleep Trivette decided
to catch some sleep since it will be more then ten hours till they here any
††††††††††† ďWhat is it?Ē† Trivette said while yawning.
††††††††††† C.D. pointed to the door.†ďThereís an officer here to see us.Ē
††††††††††† Quickly Trivette stood up knowing that if an officer wanted to see them then it usually meant bad news.
††††††††††† The officer motioned for them to step out into the hallway and once they did the officer directed them to a small room.† Once there the officer closed the door.
††††††††††† ďYou may wonder why I wanted to see you?Ē† The officer said.
††††††††††† Trivette nodded.† ďYeah, whatís going on?Ē
††††††††††† The officer gave Trivette the bag that he was holding.
††††††††††† ďThese are all the
personal items that was taken from one
††††††††††† Taking the bag Trivette just looked at it.† ďThanks.Ē† He looked up at the officer.† ďDo you know what caused the wreck?Ē
††††††††††† The officer shook his head.† ďIím sorry but I canít tell you that.Ē
††††††††††† ďWhy canít anybody tell me anything!Ē† Trivette yelled.† ďFor crying out loud I want to know something!Ē
††††††††††† ďIím sorry sir.Ē† With that the officer left.
††††††††††† Cursing Trivette sat down on one of the seats
and opened the bag.† Inside he could see Alexís purse and necklace.† He also
noticed that her engagement ring lay at the bottom of the bag.† Reaching
in he took it out along with
††††††††††† He rubbed the star.† ďOh,
††††††††††† Just then a doctor came into the room.
††††††††††† ďHello, are you here
††††††††††† Trivette stood up.† ďYes, we are.† Are you his doctor?Ē
††††††††††† The doctor nodded.† ďYeah,
Iím Doctor Ritter.Ē† He sighed.†ďListen, Iím so sorry that you havenít
been informed yet.† Unfortunately your friend
††††††††††† C.D. stood up next to Trivette.†ďWhat do you mean?Ē
††††††††††† ďBrian injury?Ē† C.D. questioned.
††††††††††† ďYes, at first it
appeared that he had no head injury but when we took him to CT Scan we
††††††††††† Trivette was getting annoyed.† ďGet to the point, Doc.Ē
††††††††††† C.D.† rubbed his face.† ďWhy?Ē
††††††††††† ďWell, he suffered too much.Ē† The doctor looked down at his clipboard.† ďRight now heís got a one hour rest before we take him to orthopedic surgery.† From there it might go for about ten to sixteen hours.† Just depends if the legs are savable or not.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette was shocked.† ďWhat do you mean savable?Ē
††††††††††† ďHis legs are crushed.† Right now he looks
like he may never be able to walk again.Ē
††††††††††† ďWhat about his brain injury?† What effect will that have?Ē† C.D. questioned.
††††††††††† C.D. went numb.† ďOh, God no.Ē† He could feel the tears starting to come.† ďHow much longer do you think that Cordell has?Ē† His voice quivered as he talked.
††††††††††† ďI estimate he probably
wonít make it through the other surgery.† And if he does then it would
probably be a day.Ē†
††††††††††† Watching the doctor
leave Trivette threw the bag down and buried his head in his hands.† Soon
the tears he held back came flowing out, his shoulders heaving.† He didnít
understand why this had to happen to
Trivette sat in Alexís room looking
out the window.† The weather really turned worse and Trivette was really
starting to get worried.† Weather forecast said that there was a hurricane
nearing but shouldnít be in the area for about another week or so.†† But
††††††††††† He sighed and looked
at Alex still amazed that
she survived the wreck with only minor cuts and bruises.†
††††††††††† Slowly he got up and
went out of the room and headed to the cafeteria.† He was hungry but he
didnít know if he could eat or not.† Right now his whole body was numb
and his mind was blank.† He didnít want to think about
††††††††††† When he got to the cafeteria he went to the vending machine and got him some chips then he got a soda from the fountain.† Making his way to a table he sat down and opened the can.†
After about ten minutes he was done but he didnít get up.† Instead he closed his eyes.
When Alex awoke this time she woke up seeing a window.† Finally something new besides ceiling tile.† But she could see that there was a storm.† Listening closer she could hear the thunder rolling in the distance.† Suddenly images of the accident flashed before her.
††††††††††† She could remember
sitting in the truck talking to
††††††††††† Shaking her head she
tried to get the images out.† She looked around her to see if anybody was
there.† Finally she found C.D. sitting in a corner
asleep.† Why is everybody asleep when I wake up?† And why hasnít
††††††††††† Slowly she pulled
herself up and sighed.† Just another day till she will be going home.† But
she didnít want to go home especially not without knowing how
††††††††††† ďHey, Sweetheart.Ē
††††††††††† Turning her head she saw C.D. slowly getting up.
††††††††††† ďC.D., thought you were asleep?Ē†
††††††††††† He shook his head.† ďNah, just resting my eyes a little.Ē† He came and patted her shoulder.† ďSo, you ready to go home tomorrow?Ē
††††††††††† She shook her head.† ďNo,
I want to know what happened to
††††††††††† †Nodding her head she knew that C.D. was just
trying to help her but she knew that
††††††††††† Trivette woke up with
a jerk and looked around him.† He completely forgot that he was in the
cafeteria.† When did he fall asleep?† Looking at his watch he realized
that an hour went by.† Groaning he quickly got up and turned around.† When
he did he ran right into
††††††††††† He smiled.† ďTo tell
you that you can go see
††††††††††† ďOkay, Iím ready.Ē† Trivette smiled.† ďSee, he proved you guys wrong already.Ē
††††††††††† ďYour right.Ē†
††††††††††† Trivette followed
††††††††††† They stopped at a
room near the end of the hallway.† Looking through the window Trivette
could see a man laying on the bed.† But the man didnít look at all like
††††††††††† ďAlright, the rules are only fifteen minute visits for the next forty-eight hours.† Donít move him in anyway and when something happens immediately push the nurses help button.Ē
††††††††††† ďOkay.Ē† Trivette
††††††††††† He couldnít believe
the shape that
††††††††††† Pulling up a chair
he sat down and looked at
††††††††††† Suddenly he felt a presence in the room.† Turning around he saw C.D.
††††††††††† ďOh, Trivette.Ē† C.D. stepped to his side.†ďWhy did this have to happen?Ē
††††††††††† Trivette shook his head.† ďI donít know C.D.Ē† He could fill the tears starting to come.† ďC.D. heís never going to be the same again.Ē
††††††††††† C.D. patted his shoulder.†ďI have the same feeling, Jimmy.† I think all we can do now is hope and pray to God that everything will turn out alright.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette sat next
††††††††††† He glanced at the monitors and shook his head.† ďNothings changed yet.Ē
††††††††††† Alex patted his shoulder.†ďItís only been two days.† Hopefully things will change.Ē
††††††††††† ďI donít know.Ē† He got up gradually.† ďIím going to get something to eat.† Do you want anything?Ē
††††††††††† She shook her head.† ďNo, Iíll eat later.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette nodded.† ďAlright.† Iíll be back in a little while.Ē
††††††††††† He slumbered down
the hall his mind wondering about what life would be with
††††††††††† Sighing he went to the elevator just when the doors opened.† Standing in the elevator Trivette saw the young paramedic that was sitting in the waiting room the other day.
††††††††††† ďHello.Ē† Trivette said as he stepped in.
††††††††††† The young man lowered his head.† ďHello.Ē
††††††††††† ďSo, what are you doing here?Ē† Trivette asked pushing the level one button.
††††††††††† ďJust wondering how
††††††††††† Trivette shrugged at the kid.† ďI donít mind.† You seem to care.† The question is why?Ē
††††††††††† ďWell, when I was
††††††††††† ďHe was awake?Ē† Trivette said breathless.
††††††††††† ďYeah, in and out but he was mostly coherent.Ē† The young man rubbed his face.† ďHe fight the whole time to stay awake I can tell.† He even tried to talk but was to weak to.Ē
††††††††††† The elevator doors
opened by Trivette just stood there.† Here was a man that might have seen
††††††††††† He stuck out his hand.† ďNameís Ranger James Trivette.Ē
††††††††††† The young man smiled.† ďName
††††††††††† ďSo, Jacob do you want to grab something to eat?Ē
††††††††††† Jacob nodded.† ďYeah.Ē†
††††††††††† Trivette rubbed his
neck.† ďAfter we eat if you want you can go up and see
††††††††††† ďNo, I canít do that.Ē† Jacob shook his head.†ďOnly family are allowed to see him anyway.Ē
††††††††††† ďI can get you by.Ē† Trivette
††††††††††† After Jacob and Trivette ate a small lunch they headed back to the elevator.† Jacob couldnít believe that he was going to see one of his patients. In all his time as a paramedic he never really visited anybody in the hospital before that he has helped at a scene.† He was really nervous about it to.
††††††††††† When they reached the ICU floor they headed down the hall to the coma ward.† Looking around him Jacob couldnít believe how much equipment was really involved to help some one who was in a coma.†
††††††††††† Then they reached
††††††††††† ďHave you prayed over him yet?Ē
††††††††††† ďNo, we havenít.Ē† Trivette went to Jacobís side.† ďIf you want to you can.† Iíll follow you in prayer and Alex can too if she wants.Ē
††††††††††† The blonde woman got up from the chair she was sitting in.† ďI will.Ē
††††††††††† ďOkay.Ē† Jacob smiled.† ďNow, just place your hand on him and when you are ready pray.Ē† He looked at the Trivette.† ďWhy are you going to do this?Ē
††††††††††† Trivette shrugged.† ďIf modern medicine canít help then we have to look to God.Ē
††††††††††† ďOkay.Ē† Jacob bowed his head
and closed his eyes.† ďDear God, I come to You today in prayer for this
††††††††††† ďDear God.Ē† It was
Trivette.† ďI pray that You help
††††††††††† Jacob opened his eyes and looked at the two people.
††††††††††† ďHow do you feel?Ē† He asked.
††††††††††† Alex rubbed her eyes.†ďStrange.Ē† She smiled.† ďI feel more relaxed.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette nodded.† ďSame
here.Ē† He looked at
††††††††††† Jacob looked at his watch.†ďOh, listen sorry to cut this short but I got to go.Ē† He smiled.†ďListen, nice to meet you guys.† Hopefully weíll meet again.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette just watched as the young man left the room.† Something about Jacob made Trivette wonder.† He was young but for a man of his age he was really mature.† Maybe that comes with the job.
††††††††††† He turned to
††††††††††† Today he sat by
††††††††††† Suddenly he heard
something.† Thinking it was his imagination Trivette ignored it but then
it came again.† Quickly he looked up at
††††††††††† He quickly got up
and looked over
††††††††††† Trivette was shocked.† ďDo you mean heís awake?Ē
††††††††††† She nodded.† ďYes, I believe it does.Ē† She
shined the light again in
††††††††††† When she left Trivette
††††††††††† ďWhatís going on?Ē
††††††††††† He looked up to see Alex.† ďNothing.† Just
††††††††††† She smiled.† ďThatís
great!Ē† She went to
††††††††††† The rest of that
night was a great night for the three friends.††
††††††††††† With this good news
the friends relaxed and even went to a small restaurant to celebrate.† When
they arrived back to the hospital
††††††††††† Alex clapped.† ďThatís great news!Ē† She smiled.† ďWhen do you think he will wake up?Ē
††††††††††† ďWhy that long?Ē† C.D. questioned.
††††††††††† ďWell, like I said coma patients are unpredictable.† They could be responding the next minute but then be a vegetable the next.† We just have to wait and see.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette nodded.† ďOkay, I understand.† Listen, thank you for all of your help.Ē
††††††††††† ďYour welcome.Ē†
††††††††††† ďAlright, Doc.† Thank you so much.Ē† C.D. smiled.† ďWeíre going to have our Cordell back, Doc.† Just wait and see.Ē
††††††††††† The next day Alex sat at
††††††††††† Slowly she stood up and pushed the nurses help button.† Soon the nurse came in.
††††††††††† ďWhatís wrong
††††††††††† She pointed to the monitor.† ďWhat does that mean?Ē
††††††††††† The nurse glanced at the screen and gasped.† ďHeís breathing on his own.Ē
††††††††††† Alex was stunned.†ďReally?Ē† A smile quickly spread across her face.† ďDoes that mean you can start to take him off of the life support?Ē
††††††††††† ďI donít know for
sure, but I will get
††††††††††† Within five minutes
after she left
††††††††††† ďWhat are you going to do?Ē† Alex questioned very curious.
††††††††††† ďWell, Iím going to
put these headphones on and see if anything changes on the monitorsĒ He
placed the headphones on
††††††††††† Alex was curious.† ďWhy not?Ē
††††††††††† ďWhen do you think he will be able to wake up?Ē
††††††††††† ďHopefully by next week if not earlier.† So, far heís proved us wrong on everything so maybe he will with this.Ē
††††††††††† She nodded.† ďI know he will.Ē
††††††††††† He tried to talk but found that hard to do as well.† What is wrong with him?† Worried he slowly started to open his eyes.† When he finally got them open he had to close them immediately from the blinding light.† Trying again he finally got them open all the way.
††††††††††† Looking to the direction
of her voice he saw her standing at his side holding his hand.† With all
his strength he managed to squeeze her hand.† She squeezed back, which
††††††††††† ďDonít try to talk buddy.Ē† Trivetteís voice said.† ďJust try to relax.Ē
††††††††††† Slowly his mind did
start to relax and with the calmness
††††††††††† Alex was so excited
††††††††††† Later that night Alex was sitting in
††††††††††† He started to moan and wave his arms around.† Worried about him she patted his shoulders and started to rub it.† That seemed to calm him down a lot.
††††††††††† Finally he calmed
down and looked at her in the eyes.† She noticed something that she didnít
notice before.† Both of his eyes had a red tint to them.† Since
††††††††††† She smiled at him.† ďHey,
Cowboy.† How you feeling?Ē† She held his hand.† ďSqueeze my hand if you
are feeling alright.Ē† There was no squeeze.††† ďAre you feeling terrible?Ē† Immediately
she got a response from
††††††††††† Alex expected him to go back to sleep but he didnít.† Instead for the next hour he stayed awake just staring at the ceiling.† She wondered what he was thinking in that moment.† He barely even blinked which made her a little worried.† But when she would ask him a question he would respond by squeezing her hand gently.
††††††††††† Finally he went to sleep leaving Alex alone again in the room.† Sighing she slowly got up and looked at her watch.† It was nearing and she was really worn out.† So, she decided to go to sleep and see what will happen in the morning.
††††††††††† In the morning at
††††††††††† She was still sleepy but she couldnít get back to sleep.† Instead she called Trivette and C.D. to see if they would like to eat breakfast at a small cafť just a couple of blocks down from the hospital.† As she started to walk there she noticed that a lot of people were smiling at her.† Curious she wanted to know but decided to find out later.
††††††††††† When she arrived at the small cafť she found C.D. and Trivette sitting in a corner booth.† They smiled at her and Trivette scooted over so she could sit down.
††††††††††† ďHey, guys.† How are you doing this morning?Ē† She said sitting down.
††††††††††† Trivette nodded.† ďReally good.Ē† He shook his head.† ďSaw a newspaper for the first time since I got here and I canít believe what I read.Ē
††††††††††† ďWhat did you read?Ē† She asked curious.
††††††††††† C.D. handed her a paper.†ďLook for yourself honey.Ē
††††††††††† Alex looked at the front
page and gasped.† There was a photo of Walker and her, possibly
from their portfolio at work.† Underneath the photo read: Texas Ranger
††††††††††† She read further and
got details about the accident.† When she was done reading she put the
paper down and started to cry.† She never knew how bad the accident was
till now.† Now she understood completely why
††††††††††† ďTrivette, do you know anything about this paramedic that they mentioned.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette nodded. ďYeah, itís Jacob.Ē
††††††††††† Stunned Alex couldnít believe that Trivette didnít tell her this news.† This person was too vital to just ignore.† Finally she sighed and patted his hand.
††††††††††† ďWhat did he have to say?Ē†
††††††††††† ďWell, he wanted to
††††††††††† ďYou mean he didnít tell you?Ē† Alex questioned.
††††††††††† He shook his head.† ďNope, we had lunch and everything but he didnít tell me any more of the accident.† All he told me about was some of his life.Ē
††††††††††† C.D. sighed.† ďMaybe he didnít know it.† I mean it is part of his job.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette nodded.† ďTrue.Ē† He looked at his watch.† ďHey, are you going to get something to Alex.† Itís been about fifteen minutes since you came here.Ē
††††††††††† She shook her head.† ďNot really hungry.Ē† She slowly got up.† ďIím going back to the hospital.† You two want to come.Ē
††††††††††† Both men shook their head and slowly got up from the table.
††††††††††† ďLetís hope that when
we do get back they have good news about
††††††††††† ďSame here.Ē† Alex and Trivette said in unison.
††††††††††† When they got back
to the hospital they learned that
††††††††††† Trivette couldnít
get to sleep like his friends did so instead he paced the floor waiting
impatiently for the news about
††††††††††† About fifteen minutes passed and still no word.† Trivette knew it will be longer, but he didnít want to wait anymore. Frustrated he started to head towards the elevator to go down to the gift shop to get a magazine when he noticed Jacob standing at the end of the hall.
††††††††††† He smiled and started to walk towards him.†† But as Trivette got closer Jacob turned around and walked the other way.
††††††††††† ďHey, wait.Ē† Trivette said whiling running after him.
††††††††††† Jacob finally stopped by the stairs.† ďWhat?Ē
††††††††††† Trivette shook his head.† ďWhy did you run for?Ē
††††††††††† ďI donít know.Ē† He lowered his head.† ďMy chief told me that if he catches wind that I been here before then I might get fired.Ē
††††††††††† ďMan, Iím sorry.Ē† Trivette smiled.† ďHey, do you know that cafť just a few blocks from here?Ē† Jacob nodded.† ďOkay, weíll meet there at your lunch time.Ē
††††††††††† He smiled.† ďThat would be great.† I have lunch around one everyday except Sunday.Ē† He shook Trivetteís hand.† ďYou and your friends are sure the nicest people I ever met.Ē
††††††††††† ďThank you.Ē† After Trivette finished Jacob ran off.
††††††††††† He was in a good mood
when he arrived back to the waiting room.† After he visited with Jacob he went to the
gift shop, got him a candy bar and a magazine.† Now, he was ready for the
last twenty minutes of the wait.† But as he reached the waiting room he
††††††††††† Quickly he ran up to him.† ďWhatís wrong?Ē
††††††††††† ďWhat happened?Ē
††††††††††† He smiled at Trivette.† ďHis legs are healing really good.Ē† He shrugged.†ďAs a matter of fact itís pretty amazing that without any physical therapy his muscles in both legs are developing really good.† And the bones in both of his legs miraculously are healing on their own.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette was confused.† ďWhat do you mean Ďhealing on their owní.Ē
††††††††††† ďWell, usually patients
with shattered legs we have to do numerous surgeries on them for their
legs to be able to be 50% normal.Ē†
††††††††††† Alex hugged C.D.† ďThatís good news.Ē† She smiled.† ďHow about his brain injury?Ē
††††††††††† ďThat is a miracle let me tell you.Ē† He shook his head.† ďI would of thought that he would be a vegetable for the rest of his life but the swelling has gone done tremendously.† I suspect that he should be fully awake in two days.† By then we will be able to remove the ICP monitor.Ē
††††††††††† C.D. shook
††††††††††† ďSure, thing.Ē†
††††††††††† Frustrated he swallowed
hard and realized that he still had something in his mouth.† Groaning loud
he tried to get somebodyís attention.† It worked Trivette quickly woke
up and went to his side.†
††††††††††† ďHey, buddy.† How you feeling today?Ē† Trivette said taking hold of his hand.
††††††††††† ďSshhÖ. you have respirator in your throat.† Donít try to talk.Ē
††††††††††† But he was restless and wanted to talk.† He started to groan again and while he did that he started to move his arms.† It hurt him to do that but he wanted to move.
††††††††††† ďWoah, Walker. †Donít move.Ē† Trivette said.†† ďJust try to calm down.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette was really
scared at what was happening to
††††††††††† When they got to the
room Walker was already calmed
down with C.D. standing next to him.†
††††††††††† ďWhat do you think they are going to do with him?Ē† C.D. asked.
††††††††††† Just then he could
††††††††††† ďDonít worry Big Dog.Ē† Trivette
patted C.D.ís shoulders as he too looked away.† ď
††††††††††† After two minutes
††††††††††† ďAlright, so far heís doing really good.Ē† He smiled.† ďNow, all we have to do is remove the ICP monitor from his head.† We will do that later on tonight.Ē
††††††††††† C.D. shook the doctorís hands.†ďThank you.Ē
††††††††††† ďNo, prob.Ē† He sighed.†ďNow, he will want to talk, but try to make him stop.† His throat will be very raw for the next two to three days.† So, it will hurt worse if he attempts to talk.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette nodded.† ďOkay, weíll keep that in mind.Ē
††††††††††† He watched as
††††††††††† ďDonít try to talk.† Just calm down.Ē† Trivette grinned.† ďWelcome back.Ē
††††††††††† Sighing he closed
the book, but not before he glanced at the back of the cover.† On it Trivette
wrote:† ďTo A Dear Friend, May God Always Be With You.†
††††††††††† He put the book down and rubbed his face.† His right wrist was finally healed after a month of being in a cast.† But now he has to wear a brace for possibly another month.† But his wrist was better compared to his legs.† Right now both of his legs were in cast and might stay that way for awhile.† Then he will have months of physical therapy.
††††††††††† What was really annoying him is that his legs were in traction.† So, he couldnít move much, which was getting on his nerves.† He couldnít turn around; he couldnít even sit up without people helping him.
††††††††††† ďHey, how is it going?Ē
††††††††††† Looking up he saw Trivette walking to him.† ďGreat.† Really wanting to go home though.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette smiled.† ďYouíll be able to do that real soon.Ē† He presented a bag.† ďHere, got you a little gift.Ē
††††††††††† ďYou didnít need to.Ē†
††††††††††† ďJust open it up and see.Ē† Trivette sat down on the chair.† ďHope you like it.Ē
††††††††††† ďThis is great.Ē† He put it on.†ďHow do I look?Ē
††††††††††† ďBetter.Ē† Cracked Trivette.† ďNow, your head will be a little warmer.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette started to
laugh.† ďYou know what,
††††††††††† ďHe still was cruel,Ē
††††††††††† Leaning over Trivette nodded.† ďGood.† When your hair grows back you wonít notice it.Ē
††††††††††† ďOh, just some.Ē†
††††††††††† ďYeah, some.Ē† Trivette smiled.† ďHe says that you can go home in two days thatís if you get a nurse to stay with you.Ē
††††††††††† He groaned.† ďTrivette, Alex and I talked about it.Ē† He sighed.† ďBut it would be easier on her.† Guess, Iíll do it.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette patted his shoulder.† ďYou wonít regret it.Ē† He shrugged.†ďNow, Iíll we have to worry about is how to get you home.Ē
††††††††††† ďOkay, we might rent out a van.Ē†
††††††††††† ďIíll try to.Ē
††††††††††† Just then Alex walked into the
room with C.D. right behind her.† She smiled at
††††††††††† ďHow are you doing today, Cowboy?Ē
††††††††††† ďDoing great.Ē† He pointed to his hat.† ďLike it?Ē
††††††††††† She pulled up a chair and sat down.† ďLove it.Ē† She gave him a small bag.† ďGot this for you.† Know itís not much but itís something.Ē
††††††††††† He smiled and patted her hand.† ďI love it Alex.Ē† He put the pin on his hat.† ďIíll will always keep it near me.Ē
††††††††††† ďIím glad you like it.Ē† She patted the collar of her shirt.† ďI have one just like it.Ē
††††††††††† ďThank you.Ē† He turned to C.D and grinned.† ďDid you get me anything?Ē
††††††††††† C.D. smiled.† ďSure
did.Ē† He gave
††††††††††† ďItís okay.Ē†
††††††††††† What C.D. gave him was an eight in one game set.† Really nice with little chess marble pieces and hard wood checker pieces.† There was even a deck of cards and two dices for the other games on the board.† The whole set was compacting into a small wooden box with a rotating top.
††††††††††† He patted the box.† ďThanks so much C.D.† Now, have something to do.Ē
††††††††††† ďNo, problem.Ē† He patted Trivetteís back.† ďBy the way talked to the van rentals here and thereís a transport van built for medical transports.† It even has a built in t.v. and VCR along with a c.d. player with headphones,Ē he shrugged.† ďThatís if Cordell here would like to travel by road then by air.Ē
††††††††††† C.D. laughed.†ďAlright.† Now, have you decided on the nurse deal?Ē
††††††††††† ďYeah, Iím going to.Ē† He shrugged.†ďItís going to be hard at first but Iíll get use to it.Ē
††††††††††† Alex hugged him.† ďThatís great!Ē† She immediately pulled back.† ďItís not like I wouldnít mind taking care of you.Ē
††††††††††† ďThatís fine Alex.Ē† He hugged her.† ďI understand completely.Ē
††††††††††† ďIím glad you do.Ē†† She smiled.†ďI really love you.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette groaned.† ďAnd we were starting to have fun.Ē† He smiled and pulled out a marker.† ďBut Iím going to sign your cast first.Ē
††††††††††† ďWhich one.Ē†
††††††††††† ďBoth.Ē† Trivette
started to sign on
††††††††††† After Trivette was
done signing C.D. and Alex signed the casts.† When
they were done they smiled and left the room.†
††††††††††† He didnít want to mope about it so instead he tried to think about something positive.† He k‹ Ó@Ť–¬Ť@Ó– ‹@– @»ř ś@őř@ń¬∆÷@Ťř@ą¬ōō¬ś@– @ÓřÍō»@–¬ž @Ťř@śŤ¬šŤ@ŗ–Úś“∆¬ō@Ť– š¬ŗÚ\@@āōśř@– @Ó“ōō@–¬ž @Ťř@¬ŗřōřő“Ű @Ťř@–“ś@śŤÍ» ‹Ťś@Őřš@‹řŤ@ŕ¬÷“‹ő@Ť– @ŤřÍš‹¬ŕ ‹Ť\¶Í»» ‹ōÚ@– @Ő ōŤ@¬@ŗš ś ‹∆ @“‹@Ť– @šřřŕ\@@ėřř÷“‹ő@Íŗ@– @ś¬Ó@¬@ńō¬∆÷@ŕ¬‹@śŤ¬‹»“‹ő@“‹@Ť– @»řřšÓ¬Ú\@@ź @∆řÍō»›$Ť@ŗō¬∆ @Ť– @ŕ¬‹@¬‹»@Ó¬ś@š ¬ōōÚ@∆Íš“řÍś@Ó– š @– @∆¬ŕ @Őšřŕ\&ģ–ř@¬š @ÚřÍ(@@ģ¬ō÷ š@¬ś÷ »@ŤšÚ“‹ő@Ťř@ś–“ŐŤ@–“ś@Ó “ő–Ť\®– @ŕ¬‹@ś“ő– »\@A&öÚ@‹¬ŕ @“ś@Ē¬∆řń@ģ ńń](&Üřš» ōō@ģ¬ō÷ š](@@ģ¬ō÷ š@ōřř÷ »@¬Ť@Ť– @ŕ¬‹@ř»»ōÚ\@A&ąř@í@÷‹řÓ@ÚřÍ@Őšřŕ@śřŕ ŗō¬∆e?Ē
††††††††††† Jacob nodded.† ďYeah, we meant about a month ago.Ē† He shrugged.† ďI would have come sooner but Iím really not allowed to be here.Ē
††††††††††† He nodded.† ďYeah.† Didnít know that you would remember me.Ē
††††††††††† ďItís strange.† I really donít remember much about that day, but you I do.Ē
††††††††††† ďI knew from the minute I started to work on you that you were a fighter.Ē† Jacob smiled.† ďNow, look at you.Ē
††††††††††† ďIíll be fired.Ē† Jacob shrugged.† ďBut when I heard you were leaving in two days I had to come and see you."† He pulled an envelope out of his pocket.† ďGot this for you.Ē
††††††††††† ďThank you.Ē†
††††††††††† Jacob shrugged.† ďSay
itís a get well gift.Ē† He went over and helped
††††††††††† ďHave you ever thought of being a nurse?Ē
††††††††††† A smile crossed Jacobís face.† ďSure, I have. Why?Ē
††††††††††† ďI might have a job for you.Ē
††††††††††† Trivette sat at
his desk catching up on the paperwork from the dayís events.† Sighing he
threw down his pen and rubbed his face.† Doing this is not the same anymore.† He
knew it was just paperwork, but it wasnít the same without
††††††††††† He smiled as he remembered
the first time
††††††††††† What was most amazing
††††††††††† Sighing Trivette got
his mind back to the paperwork.† But he had trouble doing so, so he decided
to get up and go see how
††††††††††† Just as he was about
to leave the company he saw Alex coming out of the
elevator and just behind her was
††††††††††† He quickly went up to them and gave them both big hugs.
††††††††††† ďHow are you all today?Ē† Trivette said.
††††††††††† Alex smiled.† ďGreat, but not for long.Ē†
††††††††††† She slapped him.† ďYou would.Ē† She sighed.† ďWell, I got to go.Ē†
††††††††††† Trivette watched her
walk off then turned back to
††††††††††† ďSo, how are you doing?Ē
††††††††††† He shrugged.† ďDoing alright.Ē† He took off his hat.† ďMy hair is finally starting to grow.Ē
††††††††††† ďYeah, looks like it.Ē† Trivette rubbed the fuzz.† ďWhatís the matter age getting to you.Ē
††††††††††† ďNo, problem.† Iíll take you.Ē† Trivette smiled.† ďWhat time?Ē
††††††††††† ďWhenever you get
††††††††††† He rolled over to Trivetteís desk and realized that he was working on a case.† Opening up the file he started to read it.
††††††††††† ďDo you want to help me with that?Ē
††††††††††† Trivette smiled.† ďI
was joking.Ē† He took the file away from
††††††††††† ďWhat kind of vacation
is this?Ē† Joked
††††††††††† ďWell, your not working here so itís a vacation.Ē† Trivette sighed.† ďWhen do you have physical therapy today?Ē
††††††††††† Looking at his watch Walker shrugged.† ďIn about two hours.Ē† He smiled.† ďWant to grab something to eat?Ē
††††††††††† ďSure.† C.Dís?Ē
††††††††††† ďWhere else?Ē†
††††††††††† ďWhat?Ē† Trivette
sat running after
††††††††††† He grimaced as he looked at Trivette.† ďWow, this is hard work.Ē† He said chuckling.† ďNow, lets see if I could sit down.Ē
††††††††††† Thinking real hard
††††††††††† ďOkay, now do I have
to go to physical therapy today.Ē†
††††††††††† ďYes, you do.Ē† Trivette
††††††††††† ďHe has to, heís my
††††††††††† Trivette rubbed
††††††††††† Excited Trivette had to let out a small giggle.† ďThanks great!Ē
††††††††††† ďYep, sure is.Ē
††††††††††† He remembered
††††††††††† Stopping at a red light he looked at Alex and had to smile.† She turned to him, smiled, and rubbed his shoulders.
††††††††††† ďItís been a year now.† How do you feel?Ē†
††††††††††† ďYeah, but you proved everybody wrong.Ē† She patted his back.† ďThereís also another good thing about today.Ē†
††††††††††† He turned back to her.† ďWhatís that?Ē
††††††††††† She pulled off the baseball cap.† ďYour hair is finally almost the way it was.Ē
††††††††††† ďWell, itís still short, but Iím starting to get use to it.Ē† He smiled.† ďSo, do you want to go to C.D.ís to celebrate?Ē
††††††††††† ďCelebrate what?Ē