|Lost but Not Forgotten
Author: Red Rose Production PM
Christmas time is about supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but not for Tom Hanson. Read to find out what made him hate this holiday. Please read and review. REDONE. Chapter 15 up.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 23,664 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 03-14-07 - Published: 01-06-07 - id: 3328157
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Again, another short chapter, but I have to get some schoolwork done before I go to bed though I had to write another chapter for my wonderful readers. So I hope you like this chapter. I'm no too sure about the add character. Please tell me if you like her, or should it just be a fling.
When Tom turned the corner he saw two men in black standing in the kitchen. His heart started racing as they smiled at him. Tom then ran into the hallway and into Kim's room. And slammed the door and pushed it closed because he knew they were right on his tail.
Kim woke up and looked at her brother like he was crazy. "Tommy what are you doing?" She yawned.
"Kim, help me." He said as the men on the other side started pounding on the door. "Bring me the chair he said as his he used his back to hold the door close.
"Tom?" She said as tears fell from her eyes.
"Just do it." Tom said as sweat poured down his face.
Kim nodded her head and jumped off her bed and pushed the chair to the door.
Tom took it and put on the doorknob to hold it shut for just a while. Tom went to his sister's dresser and started pushing it towards the door. The banging had continued and tears still came from Kim as she shook with fear. "Kim. Hide." He ordered.
Kim ran to her closet and closed the door. She folded her hands together and prayed to God that everything was going to be okay.
Tom tried to push the dresser but he wasn't strong enough to make it all the way to the door.
He looked up as he saw the door burst open and the two men poured in. Tom looked around from something to hit the men with, but he couldn't find anything. He saw that in there hand they had a club and came towards and bashed the kid over the head.
Tom fell to the floor as he vision became a blur but her could hear the men talking.
"Where's the girl?" One said. "You check under the bed. I'll look in the closet." Said the other.
Then he could he his sister "NOOOO. TOMMY SAVE ME."
Tom sat straight up in his hospital bed and looked around the dark room. He laid back down at stared at the ceiling telling himself to go to sleep. But sleep didn't come easy.
Tom then got out of bed and decided to go to the library and read something, anything to keep his mind of his horrible dream.
Tom walked quietly down the hallway, his bare feet on the cold tiled floor. He was three feet from the library when he saw a light coming from the common room. He then made his way there curious to see who, too, was up.
He walked in and saw someone sitting on the couch. Then he realized that he didn't want them to know that he was there and backed up but ran into the doorframe making a loud thud.
Terrified a woman jump in her seat and turned her head to see who was there.
"I'm sorry." Tom said quickly and turned to walk away.
"Wait." She called back once she saw him. Tom turned back to face her. "You don't have to go." She said sweetly.
Tom walked towards her and noticed that she was wearing a nurse's outfit. "Night shift?" He asked as he looked at the ground.
"Yeah. If gets pretty lonely here, and the other nurse, well, she falls asleep within the first hour on duty. It gets kind of lonely." She said with a warm smile.
Tom looked up at her. "I can imagine."
"Can't sleep?" She asked.
Tom shook his head. "No."
"Your afraid the boogie man is going to came after you?" She said with a little chuckle.
"No. Nightmares of my sister being kidnapped." He said coldly turning around once again.
"I'm sorry." She burst out "You know the lack of human interaction has done something, to me. I can tend to be a smart ass…sometimes." She said looking sheepish as she stared at the ground. "Please don't go."
Tom turned around looked at with a 'you go to be kidding' look.
"No more smart comment. I am in need off human contact." She said with puppy eyes.
Tom walked over and sat on the couch opposite of her and stared at her for a minute or two. "So…"
"So…?" Said repeated.
"So…what do you want to talk about? I mean, you were the one that wanted a decent conversation and yet you aren't talking." Tom said to her with a devilish smile.
"Well, we are in a rehab center. You could tell me why you are here?" She asked. "Addictions?" Then she looked at his small body "Bulimia?"
"Try self-harming." Tom said before he looked at the ground.
"Oh so suicidal. There are a few of those around. But none as cute as you." She said blushing.
Tom looked at her and was surprised by her bluntness. "Are really a nurse? Or are you just patience with a mental problem." Seeing the hurt look on her face made Tom regret his question.
Tom watched as she stood up and turned to leave. He stood up and ran after her before she left the room. "I'm sorry." He said a foot away from his face.
She then didn't something that Tom wasn't ready for. She leaned in and kissed him on the lips as her arms wrapped around his neck.
Tom was going to pull away, but then he realized that he was enjoying the kiss from this complete stranger.
She finally pulled away and looked straight into his eyes. They stood there for a good few minutes just staring at each other. Tom had no clue what was going on in his head, this woman was rude, blunt, self-absorbed, outgoing, cheerful, beautiful…wait beautiful. Then Tom found himself pulling her in for another smooch.
"Are you really in need for human interaction?" He asked after he pulled away from her.
"No, but how else am I going to meet a handsome man." She said with a smile.
Tom chuckled to himself. "I can't believe this." Then he turned to the hallway.
"Wait." She followed after him.
'What are you doing?" The older nurse said, "I have three patient that need help, and I can't find you anywhere." She said rudely at the nurse. Then see looked at Tom "What are you doing out of bed."
Tom looked and saw the horrified look on the younger woman's face. "Sleep walking." Tom said quickly. "She found me headed toward the kitchen and about to go in the knife drawer. She was just bringing me back to my room." Tom said.
"Fine. Bring him back to his room, and then a patient needs help in room 201." Then the older woman walked away and into a room.
The woman looked at Tom. "Why did you help me?"
"Because you looked like you need it." Tom said not looking at her. "Are you really a nurse?"
"No, I'm just a orderly. Changing bedpans, and sheets, just another way to get me through college." She said sheepishly.
"I better get back to bed." Tom said looking at the girl.
"Tamara. My names Tamara." She said with a weak smile, hoping to known his name in return.
"It was nice to meet you, Tamara." Then he walked back to his room and lay down on his bed.
Lying there for a half hour he could only think about one thing; that kiss. He didn't even remember why he was couldn't sleep in the first place.