Its dark and I can't see anything that's in front of me, what am I going to do? I don't know what is going on. I hear voices talking around me. I slowly open my eyes and immediately I am blinded by a bright light that's shining in my eyes.
"Izzy you're okay!" Elizabeth exclaims.
"Call the doctor." David says
Within a few minutes the doctor arrives into the room with a clip board and a pen in his hand. "Ah Miss Costa I'm Dr. Lewis. It's a pleasure to see that you are awake. Shall we run a few tests to make sure you're okay?" Dr. Lewis says.
I nod my head and he gets the nurses to bring me into a wheel chair and they began to run a bunch of tests on me. They take me to this room with a giant tube that makes a loud noise and I am scared at first. The nurse tells me that I'm getting a cat scan done; she says it's like an x-ray for my brain. I'm in there for about 30 minutes and once that's done, the nurse takes me to get x-rays done on my whole body.
As she wheels me back to mine and Elizabeth's room she said the results should be in soon. We sit there in silence but I don't remember what happened about the accident so I decided I should ask.
"Guys what all happened, while I was unconscious?"
"You don't want to know." Is all that David says and I can see the fear in Elizabeth's eyes as if she was reliving the accident so I decided its best not to push it. But I do wonder what happened to the other car so I ask it slowly.
"What happened to the driver?" I ask very slowly asked.
"He... he..." Elizabeth tried but she started to cry.
"He was pronounced dead at the scene." Paul told me
Just I'm about to say something the doctor comes in.
"Miss. Costa, I have good news and bad news."
My heart immediately drops. "What's the bad news?"
"Your entire left leg is shattered." he tells me calmly. I sit not knowing what to say I have no clue what I should do right now. I just lay there. "The good news is that you can do physical therapy and should be walking by next year. But you won't be able to run or do any physical activity."
That's when I lose it I feel the tears streaming down my face I began to shake uncontrollably and I just realized my fear came true I can't play soccer anymore. I let out a ear piercing scream hoping it could help make this all go away. And began to sob I can't believe I will never be able to play again this can't be happening. I hear someone calling my name over and over but I don't want to come back to this horrible reality I just want to die in this hospital bed.
"Izzy!" I jump straight up and realize I'm laying down in the hospital with a heart monitor hooked up to me. I panic but soon David and Paul come into my vision. David wipes the tears away from my face and tells me that it was all just a dream I began to relax and I turn to see Elizabeth is asleep in her bed.
There is a knock on the door and Elizabeth wakes up from the loud noise, Paul gets up to answers the door. I'm am semi relieved when my Coach walked in the room.
"Izzy are you and Elizabeth okay." Coach asks with a lot of concern.
"I don't know coach." I say with doubt, unsure that my dream will come true.
Just he's about to say something the doctor comes in. "Ah good evening I'm Dr. Lewis." I began to panic because that was the doctor's name in my dream what if he tells me I can't play anymore.
"Now Miss. Petofi has a high concussion so she will be out for 2 weeks. Now Miss. Costa here on the other hand we ran a few tests while she was asleep and the only thing she has is a fractured Knee cap, and will be out and on crutches for about 6-8 weeks." My heart drops this is the worst feeling in the world.
"Hey it's okay Izzy that's okay your only missing 2 tournaments. And we can have you go through treatment to get you back faster." Coach Reed tells me.
"Hey hey don't cry." David coos. "I'll help you get better; I'll work with you everyday to make sure you get better. Remember my injury with my knee I am gonna help you get through this." he tells me
All I manage to do is nod my head.
"Izzy I'm so sorry I never meant for this to happen if I would have just kept my mouth shut we wouldn't have been here and you wouldn't-" Elizabeth begins but I cut her off.
"Hey don't worry this isn't your fault he was the one who ran the red light not us, please don't blame yourself for this." I give her the best reassuring smile I could.
"Okay now ladies we are gonna keep you over night just to be safe." Dr. Lewis tells us
"Yes sir." Elizabeth says I just nod my head.
"Okay now that means you guys all have to leave visiting hours are over." The doctor informs everyone.
We all say goodbye and soon me and Elizabeth are left alone. "I think I'm gonna try to sleep, you should try to sleep to." I say she just nods her head and turns on her side. I let out a low sigh and lay on my back since I can't move because my leg is hung up and soon I fall asleep with horrifying nightmares of the wreak.
I wake up early in the morning to see the sun seeping thru the window.
"Hey Elizabeth are you awake." I ask "Yea I'm awake." She turns over so she is now facing, I notice she has bags under her eyes which mean she either didn't get enough sleep or she had nightmares just like I did.
"How are you feeling?" I ask
"I'm okay, just a little headache but other than that I'm okay. What about you how do you feel?" she asks with a lot of concern in her voice.
In all honesty I'm not sure how I feel I'm relieved that there is no life threaten injuries but also sad because I'll be out for 8 weeks.
"I'll be okay." I say with a hint of sorrow in my voice "I just wish that we could play."
"At least it's only for a little bit." she tells me and I give her a questioning look.
She begins to tell me about her heart condition and everything that she had to go threw just to get over it and how it was devastating for her to go through that and I couldn't help but get really sad for her. "Elizabeth I'm so sorry I-" she cuts me off "Don't be it just made me work harder when I came back and made me become a better defender, and that's how I got to be able to come here." I see a smile grow on her face as if she is proud of something.
"Well I'm glad you were able to overcome it." I say smiling at her. She smiles to herself and soon the Doctor comes into the room.
"Good morning ladies, you guys are free to go as soon as you guys sign these discharge papers." he tells us, we quickly sign the papers and now we wait for our coach to come and pick us up and take us back to the campus.