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:.:ELLIE:.:

I sat in the hospital bed and brushed my newly washed hair with a hairbrush the nurse had lended me. The X-ray showed nothing new but I still had to stay overnight because of the smoke in my lungs.

My nurse appeared in the door, and I waved lightly at her. Maybe she had come for some more blood tests or something. Fortunately I had gotten rid of the IV but they still had some tests to do.

But she didn't walk in this time, she stayed in the doorway and looked to her right, nodding. Could it be Dave? Did he come anyway? I specifically told him not to, but of course he didn't listen to me.

I expected to see Dave's brown hair in the doorway, but instead the red haired guy walked in. I gasped for air, it was really him!

He looked happy to see me, almost relieved. Had he been looking for me too?

I was almost too excited as I jumped up from the bed and threw myself in his arms. He willingly embraced me and we sat down on my bed.

"How are you?" He asked me referring to my hospital gown. He was probably getting discharged since he had his normal clothes on. His white T-shirt was no longer white though.

"I'm okay... They want to observe me over night but I guess it's alright. A little shocked though..."

"Yeah me too.. I'm Josh by the way" he put out his hand for me to shake.

"Ellie" I smiled and took his hand.

We talked for a while about the accident, and other things. Turns out he was on his way to work, when he met me. He worked in a record store in Camden.

He sat with me for the rest of the day, and I let him borrow my phone so he could call his mom and also call work to tell them he wouldn't be in for a while.

"No mom, I'm fine. It's okay. No I'm gonna stay for a while, there's something I have to do. I'll see you soon" I heard him say as he was standing outside my room talking on the phone.


It has gotten late, I think it was probably 8pm and Josh was still here. He sat in the chair and I was lying on the bed on top of the comforter. I liked his company, it felt safe. His eyes was glittering again when he talked about the things he loved. We comapred interests, turned out we had the same favorite movie, Fight Club.

"You can't not love Marla Singer!" I laughed and he shook his head laughing.

"She's the female version of a doucebag!" he said as I defended my favorite character.

I laughed until my stomach hurt and we kept joking around, when I suddelny looked up to see Dave standing in the doorway.

I was caught off guard, I didn't expect to see him here.

"Hey" I said and looked over to Josh who looked confused.

Dave looked from me to Josh and then back to me.

He then came up to my bed and sat down, and pulled me in for a hug. Then he kissed me passionately.

I blushed and looked at Josh again who was looking down on his shoes.

Dave ignored him totally and started asking me how I was doing.

"I'm fine Dave" I said. "Thanks to Josh here."

Dave looked at Josh with a disapproving look and then back to me. Oh my god he was so rude.

"I'm gonna go" Josh got up from the chair and started walking out of the room. "It was nice seeing you, I'm glad you're okay."

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