Not As It Seems
Author's note: I started to write this piece a couple years ago before putting it aside. I found it a couple... Show full author's note »
The ResultsWhen she woke up she saw Adam asleep in the chair beside her, and she giggled as he let out a quiet snore. Someone cleared their throat in the doorway and she jumped, seeing a doctor she hadn’t met before smiling at her.
“Hi Elizabeth, I’m Dr. Ross, is it okay if we start some of the tests?” he asked warmly. His hair was a white-gray but she couldn’t pin an age, and he walked confidently coming toward her, waiting for her answer.
She hesitated before answering, glancing over at Adam, asleep in the chair.
“A nurse will tell him where you are when he awakes,” Dr. Ross says, noticing her hesitation, “he’ll be fine.”
She touches Adams cheek softly before turning to the doctor, “Everyone calls me Lilly,” she starts to stand up but Dr. Ross gestures to remain seated.
“Lilly, nurse will be by in a couple minutes to get you,” he says smiling, before walking back out.
She had to do a lot of tests, usually she was unconscious, so it wasn’t bad, but it made her drowsy. It was three days later when she was finally alone with Adam again, so she told him everything about Lucas.
“Are you sure it wasn’t just a dream?” he asks, eyes searching hers.
“I don’t think so, Adam, he seemed so familiar.” She says, doubtful.
“Have you seen him before?” he asks.
“No,” Lilly says.
“But how did you know his name?”
“I don’t know, it was like something else was speaking through me… like I wasn’t controlling what I was saying,” she says, afraid he’s going to call her crazy.
“You want to find him,” he says.
Lilly nods and is relieved when Adam says reluctantly,
“When you get better, I’ll help.”
Right then Dr. Ross walked in the room, “Hello dear, where is your mom?” he asked, a too big smile planted on his face.
“Down the hall.” Lilly replied, shocked by the bizarre look on his face. Turning to Adam she sees him get up and follow the doctor.
“Adam, where are you going?’
“To see what the hell is going on,” he walks out leaving Lilly alone with her worries.
. When Lilly looked up at his face he had an expression she had never seen on him before. He looked… scared.
After about fifteen minutes her Mom walked into the room with a confused look on her face. Her little 9 year old brother Jeremy was walking slowly behind her smiling and humming to himself.
Her mom looked from Jeremy to Lilly, obviously not wanting to talk in front of him.
“Hey, Jeremy, Adam’s down the hall” Lilly smiled at the excited look on his face as he ran out of the room, probably hoping Adam had his soccer ball with him so they could play.
When he had gone, Lilly turned to her mom.
“What did the doctor say?” she asked, looking at her mom who ran her fingers through her red hair, walking over to the bed. Now that she really looked at her, Lilly could see how tired she was, she had bags under her eyes and was wearing the same clothes she had been yesterday. She moved over as her mom sat on the bed with her.
“They can’t determine exactly what it is…” she continues, “They say that they have never seen anything like it before so they’re just going to monitor it.”
“So does that mean I can leave?” she asks hopefully.”
Her mom smiles, “Okay.”