There she was, sitting in a beautiful garden. The tree's are flowers were absolutely breath taking, not to mention the sculptures of fairytale creatures. The colours ranged from reds to blue with gold and also the gorgeous contrast with the green made it all so serene. However, she was just sitting there on a white plastic chair, the kind that you would sit on if you were at the hospital waiting room. She was there alone, taking in the scene in front of her, it was so peaceful. There was even a light layer of mist that surrounded her. Nothing could ruin it.
She felt a hand on her shoulder and then Jeremy Hanlon woke up with a start; she must have dozed off briefly. She was in the staff room, right near the coffee maker, sitting down on a white plastic chair. She looked up to see who had awoken her, Gina. "Jeremy?"
Jeremy scrambled to her feet, making a coffee to re-energise herself. "How long was I out?" Jeremy asked briefly
"Uh... About six minutes." Gina answered as she walked out of the room.
"Thanks." Said Jeremy and then she swore under her breath, "Damn it."
"I'll be right there." Said Jeremy as she grabbed her coffee and took a sip from it greedily.
"Hey, what are you still doing here? How long have you been here on?" asked Jack McNeil as he walked into the room.
"Uh..." she began, still sleepy, she rubbed her hand over her face. "Since twenty-three." She answered.
"Twenty three!?" he asked shocked, how was she functioning properly?! She'd been here for well over twenty hours; she'd been here for at least twenty four. She had to go home. "Time to go." He said, his tone screamed that his authority side had kicked in.
That didn't stop Jeremy, "Going won't help me get that position."
"You can't just focus on work, don't you have a life?"
"No actually, not really. Any other questions that you'd like to know?"
"Okay, I get it, Hanlon."
"Well, I'm glad that we finally understand each other, Doctor McNeil."
Two hours had flown by and it felt like she was a mechanical robot, she had done a series of fixing injuries, over-seeing all the patients in the hospital and she had finished all of her paperwork. She was now currently in the ladies bathroom re-applying some light make-up to mask how drained she really felt. Sylvia, Jeremy's assistant, Gina and also Gina's assistant, Melinda, were all standing in the room with Jeremy, gossiping. "Someone's got a hot date tonight." Started Melinda and then Sylvia retorted.
"Oh stop!" which made Melinda chuckle
"I'm going out to dinner with my ex and his mother, he still hasn't told her that we're divorced and I don't want to be responsible for killing an eighty year old woman." She continued
"I'll trade nights with you," started Gina, "But it's a girl's night out."
"I don't know how you girls do it," Melinda started, "My husband is completely pushing me for kids and I don't even have the time to shave my legs."
"Well then, stop shaving and maybe he'll leave you alone." Said Jeremy, they all burst out laughing.
"Really?" asked Melinda and then she sighed, "Jeremy, you are so lucky that all you have to worry about is work."
All of them agreed and left the room, leaving Jeremy staring back at her reflection.
"Hanlon, you in there?" asked a male voice through the door
"Yeah, I'll be right out." She left the room, time to get back to work.
"Ankle in bed two." He said as he held the X-ray up to the light.
"Okay, there's no fracture, just wrap it up and send him home. Thanks" She hadn't even paid attention to whom she spoke to. She began walking away and then her phone began ringing.
She answered it, "Hello."
"Are you really coming?" asked a familiar female voice, her sister Adrienne.
"Yes I'm coming."
"Good, because this guy is great." Her sister was setting her up again.
"Have you met him? Is he there?"
"I uh... Haven't actually met him in person."
"Okay, Adrienne you aren't setting me up with a complete stranger."
"Oh, he's a friend of an old friend and I hear he's really nice."
"Oh no, what does that mean? That he's fat with a good sense of humour? Not again Adrienne."
"Look it was not that easy to get this guy to come, he doesn't do these sorts of things either."
"You better show up."
"I will, I'm just really busy tonight."
"Don't you dare say you are busy, you don't know the meaning of busy, you don't have two kids. And besides I am doing you this huge favour here, beggars can't be choosers Jeremy."
"Adrienne I am completely capable of meeting men on my own."
"I know sweetie, I just want you to meet one who isn't bleeding."
"Okay, I'll see you at seven."
"It is seven."
"Seven thirty? Actually I'll be there at eight thirty, it looks like we have something going on in trauma one. Gotta go."
"Don't you dare hang up the phone, Jeremy." She pressed the shiny red button and slipped the phone back into her pocket.
"What's going on?" Jeremy asked Gina as she walked down a little further.
"Gunshot victim, internal haemorrhaging."
"Who's gonna do the surgery?"
"Like hell he is." Said Jeremy as she walked through the doors of trauma one.
"Hey, what were you and Jeremy talking about?" Jack asked Gina.
"Jack? I thought you were in trauma one already." Said Gina
"Nah, not yet, Jeremy can do it, I'm just saving us the argument."
"Can you do me a favour?" he asked her
"As soon as she gets out of the surgery, make sure she goes home. She's been here for over twenty-six hours."
Jeremy Hanlon had just retrieved the bullet from her patient, now to do the rest of the surgery and treat him. She was about to start when she couldn't feel her hands.
"Are you alright, Doctor?" someone asked her, she was going to reply but her throat had closed up and she couldn't breathe, her whole body was numb and then she saw the darkness and she surrendered.
Hmmm... So whaddya all think so far? Reviews are loved!! Hope that you guys enjoyed the Prologue!!