"Watch out!" Billy screamed to his chauffeur. The man turned the wheel violently to avoid hitting the fat, black and white cat sitting in the middle of the highway, only to plow straight into the startled girl stepping onto the road.
There was a 'thud' and the girl's body was thrust backwards. Billy rushed out of the car to see what had happened. He saw one of his best friends lying silently in a pool of blood.
"Kirity! Oh my baby…" A woman sitting by the occupied hospital bed cried. Seki, her husband and Kirity's father was hugging her and looked miserable.
The door of the isolated hospital room opened to reveal a somber Billy, a crying Kei and Kanako, and a speechless Narumi and Ochiai. A doctor was behind them and ushered Kiri's parents out (Only 5 visitors at a time.)
"What… What happened?" Narumi finally managed after seeing Kiri's bandaged head, arm and hand, side, and leg. Billy sighed.
"My chauffeur hit her, trying to avoid Shampoo, that stupid cat of hers…" He said, shaking his head and looking like a rejected dog.
Narumi froze. "You…You're the one who…who did…" Narumi didn't finish his sentence as he grabbed Billy's shirt. There was silence for some time except for the constant crying of Kei and snuffling of Kanako. Ochiai rushed forward to grab Narumi.
"Narumi! Calm down," Ochiai said, even though he felt that this is Billy's fault, entirely. He would have hit Billy, if not for Narumi's anger that distracted him.
A nurse came running in, disturbed by the noise. "You're here to visit your friend, not pick fights!" She shrilled. Narumi grimly released Billy but kept on glaring at him. The nurse left, but not before reminding them that visiting hours were almost over.
"…Who are…you… people?" A weak voice said. Everybody turned to the struggling Kiri and went to help her sit up. She winced when Kei accidentally jabbed her side. "Please…tell me," She said before fainting.
Everybody was astonished. Ochiai rushed out to bring the doctor inside for questioning.
"What happened?" Ochiai asked.
"She was hit by-"
"No! What's up with the memory loss?" Narumi interrupted.
"Well, it seems that when she was hit, she was hit mainly on her right side, but when she fell backwards, her head hit the pavement first,"
"Then…Then what about her hand?" Kei asked.
"When she fell, she fell on her hand, crushing many bones."
"You didn't finish answering my question," Narumi growled.
"About the memory loss?" The doctor said. Narumi grunted. "Well, it's already a miracle she can still speak. Her brain is probably bruised in the part where the human brain keeps memories."
"Then…will Kiri-chan will make a complete recovery?" Kanako whispered, afraid of the answer.
"Her arm and leg will heal in time, but her side will have a scar. She may never recover her memories, but there's a small chance. As for her hand…she may never be able to use it again," The doctor finished. He looked at his watch and herded the group out the door, except for Narumi.
Narumi was standing above Kiri and didn't speak until everyone had left.
"Stupid mussy-head. Why did you have to get hit?" He whispered. He lifted her unusable hand and kissed it. A tear rolled down his face and wet the bandage on her hand. "You don't remember me and maybe that's for the better." He sighed. He gently placed her hand back by her side and walked out of the room.
Even though it was not his fault Kiri got hit, Narumi blames himself.
R&R please. Should this continue? Or should this just stay as a oneshot? Or should I do a series of short stories?