Into the Blue

Evelyn is a surfer who lives in the sunny state of California. As she is preparing for nationals, she puts all of her heart, mind and soul into focusing on trying to win and get sponsored, but hits a small bump in the road. On top of that, when teaching surf lessons she meets some boys that only complicate things a little more. Life isn't meant to be perfect and she knows she will soon have to make a choice. Be with the boy that has transformed her life forever, or stick with surfing, the thing that has made her who she is.

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Evelyn's POV

I opened my eyes. The light hit immediately and made me shut them again. I didn't want to see where I thought I was. I was probably just dreaming. Yeah, yeah it was all a dream. I had gone to work and I had to go teach surf lessons today with those hot boys and everything was fine. I opened them slower this time and found myself still in the white room. It was no dream. I was at the hospital. Why was I at the hospital? Think Evy, think. I remember going home, emailing my mom, going to work..... then... then.. going home.. right? No. It felt like there was a blank. Something missing. I sat for what felt like forever and couldn't think of anything. It was like a block of my life was just gone. A nurse came in looking down at her clip board then looked up. "Oh good your awake!" She said touching my arm.

I hinted a smile but it quickly faded. "Why am I here?" I asked.

She sighed and gave me a sincere look.

"Let me go get doctor Mathews." She said as she started to walk away.

Doctor Mathews was actually a girl. She had long caramel red hair and pretty brown eyes. Her face looked slightly tired, but I still could see her kind personalty wouldn't be effected.

"Hello Evelyn!" she said.

"Hi." I let out.

"Well..." She started as she sat down on my bed "What do you remember?" she asked.

"I.. remember going to work." I said. Then my voice got shaky. "a-and after that its all a blank."

She grabbed my hand softly. "You fainted. Do you remember any of that?" she asked.

I thought for a second then the memories flooded back into my head. Feeling sick, the room being dizzy and not being able to breathe. I started to hyperventilate slightly. What did she mean I had fainted. And even a better question, why?

"Its okay. I need you to take a deep breath for me. I have some news" she said pulling me back into reality as she grabbed my hand.

Doctor Mathews POV

I held Evelyn's hand tighter. She was so young. Too young. Only 18. Why did this have to happen. I had seen her on tv before. She was a very good surfer. Amazing actually. I didn't know what to say to her. She seemed to still be holding onto the hope that everything was fine yet her face was so scared as water brimmed her eyes.

"What is wrong with me?" she whispered. "Please say its not serious."

"I wish I could." I whispered back. Her chin started to tremble.

"Can I show you something?" I asked slowly. She nodded. I stood and grabbed an x-ray we had taken earlier and put in on the screen. "These are your red blood cells." I said.

"They look happy" she joked nervously.

"They are Evelyn. Problem is, you don't have many."

Evelyn's POV

I looked into her eyes, hoping she would say I needed to cut back on surfing and just relax more, but her face stayed serious. "You have a condition, Evelyn." She said. "A condition?" I let out quietly. "Negli's aplastic anemia. Its very rare. Basically the body no longer manufactures red blood cells." she finished. My heart sank. I felt a huge lump in my throat. One minute I am a happy surfer playing volleyball with attractive boys and the next I have a rare disease.

"But.. its treatable." I said pausing. A silence filled the room. "Right??" I asked as the tears started to stream down my face. 

".....It is." she said hesitantly. "But it's serious."

"How serious?" I quickly responded.

"Well your red blood cells are vital for oxygen...."

"Just tell me!" I let out a little louder. I didn't want her to try and butter it up to make it better than it really was. I wanted the truth. I swear my mouth was as dry as parchment.

"Is it... life threatening?" I asked.

"Fatal, Evelyn."

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