As I sat in the hospital waiting room with my head in my hands, I cursed my self again. What was I thinking? Defending Victoria like that in the middle of the main hall way where everyone could see. When I'd been yelling at Tim, he'd told me Victoria had lied, and deep down I knew he was honest. When I'd finally let him go and turned aroound, I'd seen Erica run out of the building. A few minutes later, she'd crashed! There'd been police cars everywhere, my heart had nearly dropped to the ground.
If anything happened to her, I would never be able to forgive myself. The look on Victoria and Sarah's face said it all. They'd done it on purpose, they knew Erica was innocent, they'd played games with her mind. Now here they stood infront of me trying to show their own concern. Fucking liars!
"You both need to leave, and leave before I lose my temper!" I told them both, my voice dripping with venom. They looked shocked for a second, then they both concealed their fear.
"We're gonna stay, Jake. We owe it to Erica. Don't you want her to have friends around?" Victoria said in an annoying tone.
I could've roared! How dare she call herself a friend? After her little scheme she still considered herself a friend! and Sarah's dislike for Erica was visible on her face, they way she kept looking at her wrist for the time.
I ignored them both and went back to thinking. I was so afriad, I couldn't stop shaking. Is this what love feels like? Was I falling for Erica so hard that it hurt to think of her in the surgery room, or had I gone ahead and already fallen head over heels. I'd told my self a million times that "love" wasn't my thing. That I would never care for someone that much. But Erica's bloodied face kept coming back.
When I'd chased after her to stop her earlier, she'd gotten into her car and driven off. I'd followed her, praying she'd slow down. But then the truck had come, and straight at her car. Before my eyes, her car had flipped over. The police had been there in seconds, while I held her safely tucked in my arms. It'd been like a movie scene, blood had covered my shirt, and Erica had been unconsious in my arms. I'd driven with her here in the ambulance, all the time praying for her life.
I slowly came back to the present as a nurse came my way. I felt like I couldn't breathe, and I gave one last silent prayer that everything was okay.
"Mr. Evans? I'd like you to fill these forms out, since Mrs.McGowan hasn't reached the hospital as yet, the responsibility is yours." She told me. She was right though, since Erica's mom wasn't here yet, I'd have to fill out the forms.
I took the papers from her hand and began filling them out. There were things I didn't know, like her fathers name and so on. But I did my best. After handing them in at the reception desk, I walked over to the nurse who'd given me the forms.
"Excuse me, would you happen to know how much longer the surgery is going to take?" I asked her. Even forming a sentence was becoming difficult for me. As every hour passed, my concern for Erica grew.
The nurse smiled at me sweetly and took my hand. She remeinded me of my mother, she had the same look my mother sometimes had.
"I promise you'll be the first to know, as of now, I can't say much my boy, they don't tell us nurses much anyway.." She spoke to me with her own concern etched in her voice. I nodded slowly and went back to my seat. Sarah came over and sat next to me. I was about to get up when two doctors came out of the surgery room. I stood up so fast that for a second everything spun around me.
"Mr. Evans, everythings going to be alright. Erica's case was severe, in which case she'll have to be admitted for a couple of days, but its safe to say shes out of danger." The head surgeon shook my hand and walked away.
The relief hit me hard. I stood there thanking god a million times. Erica was safe! and that was all that mattered. The other doctor looked at me with a knowing smile, then held his hand out as well. I shook it with a grin on my face.
"When can I see her?" I asked with desperation.
The doctor seemed to consider my request, then nodded.
"You can see her now, but it won't do much good. The injections we've given her have completely knocked her out. She won't be alert." He replied. I didn't care though. I nodded and practically ran to the room they'd moved her to. I took a deep breath before entering, knowing I won't see the same Erica again. but the anticipation was too great, and I quickly entered.