3 years later…
I opened my eyes slowly, and a hospital room met me. I looked around the room to see my mom sleep in a chair.
“Mom.” I struggled out slightly. Her head shot up, and her eyes met mine. Her eyes began to water, and I knew mine did too.
“My baby!” she screamed as she ran over to hug me! The door opened slightly, and our eyes shot to it. A man with a white coat came in, and he must be the doctor.
“Mrs. Murray, I am very happy that you have finally awoken.” His voice was deep, but what caught my attention was the word finally.
“What do you mean by ‘finally’,” I asked still hugging my mom?
“Monica, you’ve been in a coma for three years.” My mom said it so coldly. My heart skipped a beat, and I started to panic.
“What? How? No, that can’t be….” The doctor held up his hands, and I looked at him in confusion.
“Calm down, try to breathe,” he said coming to my side. Soon nurses came into the room, and my mom was told to leave. I couldn’t breathe, and no matter how much I wanted to. I couldn’t. I heard beeps coming from all around me, and my vision began to blur. Everything went black, and all I heard were voices yelling around me.
I awoke for the second time, but this time no one was there. I rubbed my eyes, and looked around the room. I looked over my body, and the first thing I noticed was my red hair. It was longer. I had always kept it at shoulder length, but now it was nearly down to my waist. I touched my hair slightly, and the door opened. A man with short black hair, green eyes, and tan skin walked in. He had a badge around his neck, and that meant he was a cop.
“Miss. Murray, I am Officer Liam. Do you mind if I ask you some questions?”
I looked him up and down, “Not at all,” I responded pushing my hair behind my ear.
“Miss, you are very lucky to be alive,” he said approaching the bed.
“So I’ve been told.” I responded gaining a smile from officer Liam.
“You are the only survivor of a serial killer coping Jack The Ripper,” he got straight to the point that time. Jack The Ripper was a very well known name of a serial killer even though no one knows his true identity.
“What’s his name, the man that did this to me,” I asked slowly?
He cleared his throat, “I can not discuss such things here. If you will, can you come down to the precinct?”
I nodded slightly, “I will right after I get released.”
He smiled once again, “Thanks for your time,” he said as he left.
As he left, the doctor came in. “How are you feeling,” he asked as he approached me.
“I feel fine now,” I responded smiling.
“You were asleep for a day Miss. Murray, but it was expected for you to react that way to such news.” I looked into his eyes, which were a startling hazel.
“When can I be released?”
His shot to his clipboard, “Actually today. Your tests came back normal, so you are free to leave. Do I need to call your mother?”
I nodded, “If you would please.” With that he left, and a nurse came in. She unhooked me from all the machines, and I was glad. I hated the hospital, and now this just was adding to why I didn’t.
After she was done, my mother came in. She had clothes in her hands, and I smiled brightly.
She handed them to me, “I thought you wouldn’t want to change into the other ones.” My smile fell instantly, but I returned it quickly.
“Thanks mom,” I replied starting to change. After I was fully clothed, I told my mom about going to the precinct.
“No, absolutely not Monica. You just got of the hospital, I will not have you going to that place.” I rolled my eyes, and walked toward the door.
“Mom you can’t tell me what to do anymore. I don’t live under your roof.” She went silent after that, and I knew I had hit a nerve.
The ride to my house was a silent one. The silence wasn’t a good one either.
“Look mom, I’m sorry,” I said with my quivering voice. She still said nothing, and the car came to a stop soon after.
“Get out,” she said coldly. She had been like that when I first left home, and we didn’t talk for a year. I climbed out the car, and she sped off quickly. I walked up to the house, and opened the door. It was unlocked, and it was probably my mom. She had a key to my house, and honestly I didn’t like it. I walked into my room, and looked into the mirror. My face was free of makeup, and my red hair was everywhere.
I closed my eyes, “God please give me strength.” I looked on my bed to see my car keys, and I smiled. “Mom, you’re the best.” I grabbed my keys, and headed for the door. The sun blinded me as I opened it, and I found myself backing up. My vision soon started to clear up, and I was thankful. I walked to my car, and as I got inside someone called my name. I panicked slightly, and slammed my door shut. A man walked up to my window, and I instantly relaxed. I put the key in the ignition, and rolled down the window.
“Sorry, Matt. Yu scared me,” I said placing my hand over my chest.
He laughed, “Sorry, I just wanted to see you. It’s been so long.”
I smiled warmly at him, “Trust me, I know,” I responded. Matt was my neighbor, and he was very friendly.
We talked for a good minute, and he waved his goodbye after I told him where I was going. I pulled out of the driveway and headed to my destination.
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