"Oh! Sorry, I am being such a wanka," he reaches over to me with his hand stretched out. "I'm Liam. Liam Payne. Cheers!" I take it with a shake.
"I guess I'm BB. Nice to meet you?"
I turned towards the door just as the door handle began to open. A tall, middle-aged man stood behind the door and began to walk into the room. He was wearing dark blue scrubs with a white lab coat around him. His glasses were on the top of his receding hair line, graying with age and stress. His tired, grey eyes were glancing over a clipboard holding a huge bundle of papers. He was chewing on his pen and looking through numerous papers, like he was trying to find an answer to a question. Hopefully, he had the answers to mine.
"Yes? Mr. Payne?" A slight Indian accent seemed to fill all of the empty corners of the room. "You know just because a new intern nurse gave you a spoon doesn't mean you can page me." He looked up at Liam with a stressed and tired look upon his face.
"No, Dr. Swoeri. That's not the reason."
"Then what Liam? I don't have much time. I have a lung transplant at 2:17." He started to look at Liam's charts that were attached to his bed. "You seem to be doing fine." He walked over to my bed and picked up a big binder that was at the end of my bed. "Miss. Jeosk seems to be doing stable too. Hopefully, if she ever wakes up, I'm afraid her verbal skills maybe damaged. She received extensive damages to her Frontal Lobe... Her spinal cord did receive heavy bruising.. She could end her life in a wheelchair... If she ever wakes up.." He continued to ramble on about me in a lower tone that soon became inaudible.
"I think my verbal skills are just fine. But I haven't had time to test out my legs yet." I looked at Liam and smiled and looked back at Dr.Swoeri. Dr. Swoeri's head snapped up from his chart, his dull, grey eyes turned a dark blue and his tired face turned to a kids on Christmas.
"Miss. Jeosk, Brooke. Your awake," he whispered. I smiled trying to break the awkwardness that is filling up the room. "That's amazing." He rushed to my bed side and stuck a bright light in my eyes.
"W-what are you doing?" I tried once again to shield the bright lights that filled my eye sight.
"I just need to run some tests. Most people don't wake up from injuries like yours hun." I looked over at Liam for a little help and he answered with a reassuring smile and a thumbs up.
"What kinds of tests?" I asked him with a shaky voice. "And what do you mean injuries like mine?"
"Just tests to make sure your vital signs are stable. They seem to be good, but your a bit disoriented aren't you?" I nodded my head, finally someone understood what was going on in my head. "Can I just ask you to stand?" I again nodded my head, trying to sit myself up.
"Yeah, I'll try." I turned my legs to the side of the bed and placed my feet on the floor and shivered.
"BB! Are you okay?" Liam rushed over from his own hospital bed to see if I was alright.
I laughed, "Yeah Liam. I'm fine. The floor is just cold. Calm down." I let out a slight giggle. Liam's hand reached out and I took it for support to stand up. As i took my first few steps, the room started to spin and I fell into Liam for support. "Woah! Sorry Liam!"
"No, no. It's fine. Maybe you should just sit with the doctor?" Liam helped me walk back to the bed to sit down and Liam joined me and sat by me.
"Okay, so what's up doc?" I looked up at Dr. Swoeri. "What happened to me?"
"Well, Miss. Jeosk what do you remember about the accident?"
"N-nothing. W-what accident?" I looked over at Liam with big watery eyes that show that I'm going to start crying any moment. "Accident? Was I in that?" The tears started streaming down my face.
Dr. Swoeri looked up from my chart. "Miss. Jeosk, you were in a car accident with your siblings, Seth and Charlotte. Do you remember them at all?"
I laughed at his question, how could I forget them, they have been with me every day of my short life. "Of course I remember my own siblings you big-headed fool! Why would I ever forget them? Where are they? Where's Char and Seffy? Where's my dad and my mum?" I started to look around in the empty room. Where are my parents? Where's my family? They wouldn't leave me.. "W-where are they..."
"They are fine, but we need to get back to you. Miss. Jeosk, you were involved in a car accident."
"Oh my God.." I collapsed into Liam and the tears kept coming at a faster pace. After a couple minutes, I looked up at my doctor and noticed a huge wet spot high up on Liam's shoulder. "Liam," I sniffed. "I'm sorry about you shirt..."
"It's okay, I can wash it. Doesn't matter. Go on Doc..."
Dr. Swoeri cleared his throat and nodded. "Miss. Jeosk, I know that this is hard for you to digest right now but you need to listen to me. There were numerous casualties. You were one of the unlucky ones. You received a broken radius in the right arm and in both legs your tibias' were snapped in half and in your left leg you shattered your knee cap." He flipped through more papers.
"Many, many broken ribs and glass was found cut through your stomach and lungs althought he damaged to your lungs was very minor." He scratched his head and dandruff fell on the ground. Ugh, Head and Shoulders please! "Now, onto the damages regarding your brain..."
"Oh God! My brain?!?" Liam pulled me closer to his chest.
"Yes, your spinal cord was severely bruised so that's why I wanted to see if you could walk straight away to see if it wasn't that bad. Your Temporal Lobe which is associated with perception and recognition of auditory sounds, memory, speech was injured the most so you may stumble your words quite a few times, and have memory losses, but since you are awake we can stretch and strengthen your brain throughout your recovery."
"Oh my God..this is just..." Liam handed me a tissue and I smiled back as I blew my nose. "Sorry Doc, continue."Miss. Jeosk, your sister was driving the car and went into a seizure. That is what caused you to crash. Her, your brother and yourself all have a disease called epilepsy. It means that you will receive to have recurrent seizures because of a sudden surge of electrical activity in your brain. Charlotte has a type of seizure called Secondary Generalized Seizure which is a partial seizure but the patient loses consciousness and does remember what happened. Seth also has this."
I stifle a sniffle and Liam starts to rub my back in soothing circles. I nod for Dr. Swoeri to continue.
"When you were unconscious, we oversaw many, many seizures. You seem to have a more severe case than your siblings. There are treatments for this, but we need your okay to continue them for your health."
"What? Don't you mean my parents? I'm not eighteen yet..."
"Miss. Jeosk, have you looked in the mirror lately?"
"What? Why would I..I look exactly the same don't I?" I look at Liam. "Don't I?"
Liam shook his head. "You better look in the mirror love."
Liam helped me stand up and walk me to the full sized mirror in our shared bathroom. I gasped. I knew I was tall for my age but my head is at Liams shoulder. I wasn't this tall last time I looked in a mirror. I held my arms out and slowly spun around; I was so skinny.There was a huge gap in between my thighs and my butt was so tiny. My arms were the sizes of cucumbers.
I lifted up my two piece hospital gown to reveal my ribs and my bony hips, I had like no stomach and I put my hands around my stomach and was able to touch the tips of my fingers together. I slowly put my shirt down. Can't be stripping anymore in front of Liam, although I realized I did have some nice curve up there, I smiled and realized I haven't taken a good look at my face.
I stepped closer to examine my face.
My eyes were so much bigger and greener. Instead of a bright green color like the leaves of a tree, it is now a dead grass color. And my eyelashes were twice as long as before. You could see where my cheekbones stick out and my lips were full and pink, but seemed to fit my face nicely.
I flashed my teeth once more at the mirror and saw my perfect straight, white teeth. Last time I remember my teeth being yellow, crooked, out of shape and a few missing. Plus more were lose. I noticed my skin got a lot lighter as I almost looked pale. Normally, my skin is naturally tan with a nice glow. But now I have a dull look to me.
I noticed that my ears were pierced... Weird, I never had my ears pierced as I touched my ears, I noticed my long hair. I remember my hair being shorter than my jaw and now it was at the top of my nonexistent butt. It had a slight curl to it, but that was just my natural hair. It was a dark but bright brown color last time I saw it but now it was a light brown with numerous blonde streaks in it, almost like a caramel color. I kept running my hands through the soft locks until I noticed Liam in the background with a huge grin on his face. Liam snapped me back to reality and I realized something.
"Oh, sorry. Dr. Swoeri, h-how long ago was this accident?" I turned and looked at him. He cleared his throat yet again, my Lord it's annoying. "Uhm, 12 years."
I collapsed on the floor, Liam was the first one to reach me and Dr. Swoeri was right there with a light in my eyes just like when I woke up. "Miss. Jeosk, are you okay? Miss. Jeosk I need you to lay on the bed now." I nodded my head, shushed him and continued to sit on the floor in Liam's arms again.
"T-That means...I-I'm.." I counted on my fingers 3 more times..It just didn't add up. "I'm 18 years old?! B-But I'm 6..." I looked up at Liam and he nodded his head. "I can't be 18! Oh my.....But I don't remember anything!"
"That's right. Your 18 years old. You don't remember anything because you slipped into a coma for 12 years." Once I heard that I collapsed once again and I fainted.
I APOLOGIZE SO MUCH FOR IT BEING SO LATE.
BUT IM ON SUMMER BREAK NOW!! BUT IM GOING TO EUROPE FOR 9 DAYS!! MAYBE I'LL TRY TO GET SOME WRITING DONE ON THE PLANE?
But the updates should be more frequent. But my co-writer Sam? Yeah she said she didn't feel like writing this anymore so I'm all alone!!
AND I'm in a bit of a writers block so comment any wonderful ideas you have! Anything you want to see? Anything to change? I'd love to hear from you all.
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