8. Imagine This
“I have someone for you. Could you give me till tonight, and I will call you for confirmation?” I spoke out of honesty, and it made Anne’s face light up with hope.“Really!? Thank you so much! And sure I will be waiting your call, you have no idea how much you relieved me right now.” I smiled at Anne and we proceeded discussing her design request.
…. At Night ….
I’m back at home now, and honestly today wasn’t that exciting at all. Angela was really sad, because she didn’t have the chance to meet any of the boys; if only she knew that I was sad because I won’t be able to see them anymore. The day was full of basic check up routine, and I felt that there was something missing; not only in the hospital, but also in my own life. Aunt Chloe arrived after I did in 15 minutes, apparently she had a longer day than I did; but she did mention that we need to discuss something during dinner. I took the lead in heating the food, and placing it on the table; as I waited for her shower to be done.
“I just hated today, too many contracts and a lot of the designs were frizzled. How was your day?” She asked as she took her seat beside me and we started serving ourselves. “(I sighed) I really hated today, it was basically nothing compared to the previous ones; if this is how my work lifestyle is going to be I might as well stop and become a couch potato.” We both laughed at my sarcastic statement, but then silence took over all of a sudden; as my aunt looked at me straight in the eye. “I’m going to ask you something, and I need you to answer me honestly, alright?” I nodded politely as I ate a bite from my fork.
“Imagine this with me: What if you were offered a simpler job, with a salary that is 10 times larger than the one you are taking?” She seemed to be quite serious about this, but I guess I will answer with complete honesty. “Well, if it was in my work field, and has all these advantages you are stating; then I wouldn’t mind at all. Why Auntie what’s wrong?”She smiled and ate her food, and after chewing she looked at me. “Remember how I told you that I will be meeting Harry’s mother today? (I nodded and she proceeded.) I did, and she told me that she is searching for a nurse to take care of him, until he regains his strength. I thought of you, because I know how dedicated and efficient you are at what you do, and that is what Anne really needs for her son. Other than that, she told me that the Doctor at your hospital denied any hiring of the nurses working there. I promised her that I will confirm with her tonight. (My eyes were widened, as she sighed and proceeded.) What do you think about that?”
I literally was amazed with all of these details complying all of a sudden on me. Leave my job at the hospital? But I just started it, and it’s my dream career. But, if I accept I will be able to still be a nurse, to that sensational prince who I grew attached to his fragile case. I still can’t leave my job no matter what! What am I going to say now? “But Auntie I can’t just leave my job, I mean I started 2 days ago? How will I be able to manage? Although, I don’t mind at all helping Harry, he was my patient and I do know all of his medical records and situation.” She clapped her hands and startled me with the noise of enthusiasm.
“I have a plan for this. How about you maintain your job, and since your shifts are only 2-3 hours each day, you can proceed afterwards to check on Harry? You don’t need to resign; you just need to keep your other job a secret of your own? How about it honey? Anne will be more than pleased, and I know how loving and great of a person she is? And she wouldn’t find anyone better than you, since Harry was your patient?” She looked at me pleading with my personal acceptance, as I dove in my thoughts.