When I Was Gone
"Miss Willows, Dr Evans is ready to see you" said a perky young blond as she signaled me to follow her. I nodded slightly as I tightly squeezed my mothers hand and looked at her for approval. "Dont worry sweetie, I'll be waiting for you until you come back in a few hours" she coed while slyly smiling defining her slight wrinkles framing around her mouth. I got up from the grey fabric chair and exited the green brightly lit room as I followed the blonde down a hallway, I could already feel butterflies in my stomach surging from my nervousiness. We stopped right before a simply plain white door merely decorated by a golden border that cased the words "Dr S. Evans". She lightly knocked on the door as a sweet chiming voice answered from the other side "Come in" as a slightly plump passed middle-aged woman opened the door and grinned at me. "Thank you Veronica" she announced as the blonde swiftly began to walk away. "I've been expecting you for a while dear, come sit down and make yourself feel comfortable" she said to me as she closed the door. I peered around the beautiful blue room that resembled the colour of a robin's egg, various book filled shelves surrounded the area and a neatly organized mahogany desk which filled up most of the room was plented right in the right corner companioned with a black leather chair and a very sleek silver laptop.
I proceeded to walk to the brown leather therapist chair that stood near my aproachable distance and sat down. The sable coloured wooden arm rests resembled the same colour of the carpet below, "Oh I'm so sorry" I pleaded as I realized my red wellington boots left wet imprints on to the carpet. "Oh no worries darling, I was planning on getting the carpet steam cleaned anyways, you are also quite bundled up their so if you prefer you may go and put your things in the closet." "Okay" I shyly mumbled as I stood up and opened the mahogany closet that matched the desk. I struggled to get my thick winter coat off but soon managed. I carefully slipped off my boots not wanting to make a bigger mess and rolled up my scarf, hat and mittens and stuffed it inside my coat sleeve. After I finished I sat back down and desperately waited while looking at the window that over looked the marvelous city view, that is until until she broke the silence. "Tea dear?" she sweetly asked as I nodded. "How many sugars?" "Two please" I replied. I watched her pour the honey coloured steaming liquid in to a green mug as she spoke "If you'd feel more comfortable I'll call you Alice and you can call me Shauna, is that alright?" "Yeah that'd be great" I affirmed as she handed me the hot mug and sat down behind her desk, "Now Alice, I've recieved your report about your...uh... incident and I just want you to know that I am here for you other than your mother, I know you've suffered post-traumatic distress and many other accountable issues and I clearly want to state that I am here to help, I won't bail on you as the other counsellers did." We haven't even started discussing yet about the "incident" yet but I already feel tears glistening in my eyes. "Thank you, I hope what you are saying is true and that you have the nerve to stick with me throught it all." I state as I stare at her right at her brown eyes. "I hope so too" she agreed.