I apologize for the lateness. School has been kicking my butt recently. Well enjoy!
The first thing Will noticed when he opened his eyes was the broom that passed his room. He frowned when it happened again. Then again, his mind was so fuzzy he could have imagined it. He leaned back in bed when the world started spinning again. He couldn’t be here. There was too many things he had to take care of and paperwork he had to fill out. Will tried to get out of bed again, but couldn’t get off the mattress. Weeks of not taking care of his body finally caught up to him.
At least his side stopped hurting whenever he moved.
Will tried to relax when he picked up on footsteps outside his door. Did it happen? Was someone from his den here to finish the job? Well, he wouldn’t go without a fight. He balled his fist up and tried to sit up in bed when the person eased him back down.
“Please lay back down, sir.”
Will opened his eyes to a woman with dark hair and brown eyes. A broomstick pin on her scrubs as she checked his chart. She didn’t smell threatening, then again witches could hide their scent.
The witch looked over at him with a practiced smile. “It’s alright, sir. I’m only doing my rounds and I’ll let you sleep soon.”
Will shook his head and tried to get out of bed again. “I-I can’t… I have a job interview.”
“Yes, yes, I know you have to get back to work, but werewolves heal quite fast. You’ll be back before you know it.”
Which means I have to stay here. Will groaned and sat back in bed. “Excuse me, um…”
“You can call me Nurse Johnson or Stephanie if you’d like.”
“Nurse Stephanie, do you know how long that will be?”
“I have an estimate of a week, but it shouldn’t be that long.”
Will nodded. He expected longer, but he could deal with a week. Being in the hospital would set his plans back, but it couldn’t be helped. He frowned as he looked at the bandages around his arm. I must have got some good stuff I missed this. Will rubbed his arm and looked around his room. It wasn’t very different than the hospital room for werewolves back home. He noticed there were more inanimate objects walking around.
Will picked at his blanket as he looked at Stephanie. “Um, there’s no way anyone would know I’m here right?”
Stephanie looked up from her chart as she shook her head. “No, not unless we contact them or you let them know.”
“Is there a way for let’s say another werewolf, to come in and try to visit without my approval.”
“There are charms throughout the hospital that will prevent that from happening. If someone did manage they will be taken out by security. Is there something I should alert the staff to look out for?”
“No, I’m just curious. It’s my first time living here and I don’t know how things work.”
“That’s quite alright. I’m here to answer any questions you have.”
“No problem.” Stephanie said as she closed the chart. “Alright Will I’m going to do a quick check of your vitals before I leave.”
Will nodded. “Alright.”
Stephanie pulled out a small key chain out of her pocket. She leaned close and whispered a spell that made the staff expand in her hands. Once it was big enough she grabbed it and said another spell that made blue aura surround the staff. “Now this is how we check over our patients here. Don’t be alarmed. This won’t hurt, I promise.”
Will nodded again as he watched her slowly move the staff over his body. He wanted to touch it, but didn’t want to disturb her work. Werewolves had a more hands on approach to healing as they did everything else. He looked over as the chart hovered next to her as a pen took notes. Will wanted to touch that too.
Stephanie hummed as the chart and pen landed on his bed again. She whispered to her staff again, causing the blue aura to disappear as it shrunk back to size. She picked the chart back up and tapped the surface of it. “Everything seems to be in working order. I’ll put in an order for some more pain medicine and the doctor will be here to see you shortly.”
Will nodded. “Okay.”
Stephanie gave him another smile on her way out of the room.
Will sat back as he stared at the ceiling. He thought back to Cassandra and the worried look on her face. He didn’t want that to happen. He only wanted a job so he could finally start saving up to get his family out of that awful den. Would Cass give him a job again after what happened? If there was some way to contact her then he could explain himself, then again why would she want to listen to that?
Will grumbled as he rubbed the bandage on his arm. There was a phone in his room, but he only knew the work number though he didn’t know it by heart. He didn’t even have his cell phone close to him. The thought of getting up to go get it sounded like too much work. Will turned on his side as he closed his eyes.
The look on Cassandra’s face appeared in his mind again along with a knot in his stomach. Will would visit the shop again when he got better. Until then, he wouldn’t be able to get that image out of his mind.
He hated seeing that look on anyone’s face. It bought back too many painful thoughts.
Will pushed them aside as he tried to get some sleep.