Alright will do. Thank you for telling me. I hate telling people things in fear I'll offend them... But okay. :) Anything else or would you like to start?
I think we're good to go. Where exactly are we starting?
I'm wanting to start when they wake up in the hospital. I may write a little long for the starter but it's because I need to give certain details. And I'll need to make your character do something but only for this. It'll just be like waking up and a little of your appearance so the doctor can explain things. Sound good?
Yeah, that's perfectly fine.
Also, I did think of some things to set in stone on my character. Doesn't like change, especially not in his day to day routine. And he gets nervous easily in new or uncomfortable situations.
Okay great. I'll write up the starter soon.
Also by emotion and things... What I mean is specific memories. Like things that they shared together. Things he misses about her. Smells, tastes, feels, etc. The senses you know. Does that make sense? If you've seen The Vow that's kind of what I'm talking about. The way he acts but put your own spin on things. If you haven't seen that movie never mind. xP
Haven't seen it, or even remember hearing anything about it. I'll see what I can do. It all makes sense, him missing what she used to be and everything. And I suppose what you're asking is that I be more detailed and appeal to the senses as well as the general emotions one would have to deal with in this situation?
Yes. I'll post the starter sometime today.
The room was very clean as all hospital rooms were. After the accident where Nathan was driving he and Audrey were taken straight to the hospital. Nathan was lucky; he only got minor cut and bruises on his body. Audrey on the other hand hadn't been wearing a seatbelt and went straight through the windshield. She was now in another room in the building.
The doctor came into Nathan's room to check on him seeing that he was finally waking up. "Mr. Cross? Mr. Cross can you hear me?" he asked, pushing a nurse's button so she could come in and start taking his vitals. They already knew he would be okay since the airbag had cushioned his blow but needed to take percotions anyway.
Nathan stirred, opening his eyes and looking at the doctor. "Yeah, I hear you..." He mumbled, his voice a little scratchy. "Where's my fiance? Is she alright?" He was worried about her, and he started to sit up as he thought of what might have happened to her. He prayed to God she wasn't dead.
"Miss Shaw? She's in another room. Don't worry about her right now. I need you to tell me if you feel this." the doctor started to perform a series of identical tests where he prodded at different parts of Nathan's body. This was to insure that he hadn't been paralyzed. While the doctor did that a nurse was busy taking his blood pressure and temperature.
Nathn complied with the tests, but he really just wanted to see his fiance. He was perfectly fine, just scratched and bruised, and he had a concussion, but nothing severe. His face wasn't even really hurt from the air bag. He was a lot better off than his love.
After the nurse and doctor were done performing the minor tests they recorded some things on a clipboard. "Alright. It seems your in fine shape. I can't say the same for Miss Shaw... We... Well her body went through the windshield. The airbag on her side was defective and the fact that she didn't have a seatbelt didn't help the situation. So we had to change her body." The doctor spoke slowly knowing not everyone in the community supported soul switching.
Nathan paled, staring at the doctor. He swallowed, trying hard to come to terms with what he'd just been told, but he just couldn't believe it. How could his fiance, his love, be a completely different person now? Sure, it was the same mind and the same soul, but the face...the smile...her entire appearance...gone. "Is she going to be alright?" He asked shakily.
"Yes of course." the doctor said nodding to the nurse who got Nathan a cup of water. "I realize that this may be somewhat of a shock but she's still alive in a sense." he tried sounding as reassuring as he could. "She's suffering some memory los but I am confident that it will pass. Once you're ready we'll take you to see her." he said insisting that Nathan drink the water.
Nathan sighed, shaking his head and not wanting to drink. "I really don't want to think about all this right now doc, one thing at a time. I'll work through acceptance in my own time." In other words, stop trying to 'comfort' me and just answer my questions. He thought, a little annoyed.
The doctor watched Nathan with sympathetic eyes. "Alright Mr. Cross I can understand that." He really wished Nathan would drink something but didn't push him. He had the nurse take the water away. "Would you like to see her now? Or do you need more time? Please don't feel rushed." the doctor was trained to be gentle with his patients so that was the reason for why he was trying to be conforting of Nathan.
"Is she awake?" Nathan asked. "If she's awake I want to see her." He wanted her, not the body she was in. He wanted to hear her words, feel her soul. He wanted his fiance, not some mental chick that's asleep. Oh God, what if she looks nothing like she did before? He wondered. If there was no similarity at all, he wasn't sure he could accept her. He wasn't sure he'd be able to feel the same way about her. She'd be too different.
"Yes. She's a little confused though. Follow me please." The doctor lead the way out of the room and down a couple hallways. Audrey was sitting on her hospital bed looking around confused. Her eyes were no longer green but a gray colour and quite large, the almond shape gone. Her body was petite now and she looked significantly shorter even sitting. The blond curls she once had were now red and she had bangs going across her forehead that weren't there before. And her tan complexion was gone, replaced with a pale tone.
Nathan braced himself, but even as he laid eyes on her, he couldn't believe that was his fiance. It had to be some cruel joke. The only similarity was curls. That was it. All he could find. He swallowed hard and stepped forward. "Audrey, honey?" He hesitantly took her hand, looking into her eyes, which made him want to cry.