Chapter Two- I learn to NOT trust Nurses
I don't know what exactly happened to me, but I remember waking up in a strange room. I felt incredibly weak, my body sore in every way imaginable. My eyes hurt like they had acid poured into them as I tried looking down at my body. I was in a white hospital gown, a few wires connecting to my body to read my vitals. I turned to see Aunt Heidi, sitting in a chair by my side, a tissue in her hands. Next to her stood Darwin, trying to comfort her.
"He'll be alright, Miss Watson. He's a tough guy. I promise." He said, even though in his tone spoke louder. He was just as worried. I tried to sit up, which got Aunt Heidi's attention.
"Joseph! Oh my goodness!" She stood up and kept me from sitting up any more. "Don't move too much! You need to rest, okay hun?"
I nodded and relaxed a little bit. Darwin explained what happened. Apparently, he was rushing behind me because I forgot some piece of homework. When he was about to call out, I suddenly fell backwards, hitting my head pretty hard. I stopped moving, so that's when Darwin ran up to my house to get Aunt Heidi. They called an ambulance, and they brought me there. Aunt Heidi wiped her eyes again.
"I'm just glad you're awake. You scared me so much. I thought I lost you!"
"I know. Thank you for staying by my side." I said softly. "I just hope it's nothing serious."
Just then, a man in a white lab coat walked in, looking quite shocked. I assumed he was my doctor. Behind him, a nurse stood outside the door. For some reason, she seemed to be staring at me. Her eyes were what struck me the most. They were grey, as if a thick fog was in her iris. I had no idea why. She just kept staring while remaining outside my room. When she noticed I was looking at her, she hurried out of my view. Before I could ask about her, the doctor spoke up.
"Well well! I'm surprised to see you awake, young man." He picked up a clipboard, which I assumed to be my charts, and started reading it quickly. "So, we took a few tests while you were sleeping and they all came back negative. Everything says you're fine."
"So, that means nothing's wrong with me, right?" I asked. "Can I go home then?" The doctor sighed.
"I wish it was that simple, Joseph. Really. If this was a perfect world, you'd be at your house right now to enjoy your weekend, but we can't." He explained. "We want to keep you overnight to keep an eye on you, just in case something IS wrong. The blackout you suffered today might not be an isolated event." He put down my charts. "If everything goes alright, you'll be able to leave first thing in the morning. For now, you should just rest." He looked out the door and waved in a nurse inside. It wasn't the same nurse who gave me the stare-down as before, but I still felt nervous in her presence. Why? She was holding a needle in her hand.
"Woah! I thought you said I was fine!"
"Calm down, Joseph." The doctor assured me. "We just want run a couple more tests and it's easier if you're asleep. This is just a sedative. You'll be fine."
I felt a sharp pain in my right arm. I turned to see the nurse injecting me with the drug. Guess the doctor was distracting me. Aunt Heidi sighed and stood up with Darwin.
"Okay, Joseph. We better get going. I'll be here tomorrow to pick you up." She said with a sad smile on her face.
I was about to say something, but my eyelids were starting to get very heavy. The drug that the nurse gave me must've been pretty powerful. I yawned a little before closing my eyes. Right before I closed my eyes, I noticed someone was standing over me. A nurse with striking grey eyes.
Almost immediately, my mind constructed a dream. I was standing outside at night, the streetlights giving off an ominous glow. I looked around, wondering why I was even standing there. Suddenly, I noticed someone walking towards me. A familiar girl with a necklace and auburn hair. Baylee? Why would she be walking outside at this time? I tried running over towards her, but for some reason I couldn't move my feet. I could only watch as she continued walking towards me. As she got closer, I noticed something behind her. It was barely visible, but I could make out a faint glowing orb, following her. I gasped in fear as I noticed it was increasing in speed. I yelled out to warn her, but no words came out. I continued to try to get her attention in vain. Right before she was hit by the glowing orb, everything went black.
I woke up in the hospital bed, drenched in a cold sweat. I looked around the room quickly, breathing heavy. Even in the darkness of the room, I could still make out the faint glow of a digital clock just out of my reach. It was just past midnight. I was about to lay down again when I heard my door being opened slowly. I turned to see a nurse walking in, a rag in her hand.
"Oh, umm, hi there. What are you doing in here?"
She didn't answer, but I noticed four nurses enter with her. The nurse with the rag nodded her head once. Before I could react, the other nurses rushed forward and grabbed me, pinning me to my bed!
"Hey! What's going on!? Let go of me! Someone help!" I screamed before the nurse with the rag stepped forward. She placed the rag over my mouth and nose. At first I thought she was starting to gag me. Until I smelt a horrible chemical, as if the rag was soaked in something. I squirmed a little before my vision started tunneling, blackness shrouding my sight. Before I passed out again, I noticed the eyes of the nurse with the rag over my mouth.
They were a distinctive grey color.