Finally Ready

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  • Published: 17 Dec 2013
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Just out of college, Elizabeth pursues her life long dream of becoming a writer in the heart of New York City, when an unexpected decision by a close friend throws her life into chaos.

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7. Christmas Kiss

Doctors started to visit me every day, scrutinizing every angle of my leg. That were certain that the amputation needed to happen, and nothing I said would change that. The surgery was set to Christmas Day, soon to be known as the worst Christmas of my life. The morning of the surgery, I felt nauseous, cold and shaky. I sat in my bed anticipating this immense change in my life. George pushed the door open and sat on the foot of my bed. He didn't look much better than I did. We were silent for a moment before he spoke. "Every thing is going to work out. I promise!" He paused. "And hey," He grabbed my hand. "Merry Christmas!" He pulled a parcel from his bag, and placed it on my lap. "Oh my god!" I said. "You didn't have to do this!" I had forgotten about Christmas in all the chaos. He smiled at my astonishment, gesturing for me to open the parcel. I carefully peeled away the paper to reveal something soft and fluffy. I pulled out a cozy blanket, complete with fluff and wrapped it around my shoulders. "I thought you make like to have this, because I know how cold it gets in here." He explained. I threw my arms around his shoulders thanking him repeatedly for such a thoughtful gift. "I'm so sorry I didn't get you anything," I apologized. "I didn't get a chance in light of the current circumstances." "Don't you worry about a thing!" he said chuckling. He brushed the messy hair out of my face, staring into my eyes. He came closer and slowly planted a kiss on my lips. After a minute, I broke away and giggled, like a schoolgirl, astonished that he would still want to kiss me even though I was in a pretty revolting condition.

 

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