Chapter 2: Visiting Roy
Stepping into the small apartment that Kitty and I rented I turned on the light. I jumped at the site of Kitty sitting in the dark.
"You scared me." I said taking off my coat. "Did I I'm sorry. How did things go with Roy's mother?"
At the sound of his name I just wanted to burst with happiness. "Oh Kitty, things just went wonderful. I never thought it would turn out this well."
"Aren't you going to tell me? Or do I have to guess?" Kitty asked as she got up and came over to me. I could tell by the look upon her face she wanted to know everything.
"I learned so much about Roy it was almost as If I couldn't take it all in, in just one sitting."
"At the rate your going I'm not going to get any of it." Kitty said with a laugh as she could tell I was so happy it was hard to contain myself.
Grabbing Kitty's arms I lowered her into a nearby chair. "I learned that he has a younger brother. His family came from Scotland. They just seem like the nicest people. Did I mention he had a young brother?" I questioned not remembering what I had said. I felt as if I had been going on and on without stopping or to even think really what I was saying.
"Yes you mentioned that already." Kitty said as she went to get up. Taking her arms again I began talking at the speed of light. I just couldn't help it I was so happy. "I'm glad you had a nice time. When do you think you will see her again?"
"Probably when Roy comes home from the war, oh I do hope it's not too much longer." I said as so many things were going through my mind. However, unknowing to me the war would last another few years.
Weeks would pass and I would get a new letter from Roy. He seemed to be in great spirits every time I heard from him, but one day I received a letter telling me that he had lost his identification tag, but that he was in a local hospital being treated for a broken leg.
Oh how dreadful I thought as I sat in my window seat reading the letter over and over again. But the good thing was he was safe and sound in a nearby Hospital not far from here. Getting up I decided I would go to the hospital to see him. Getting my coat and hat on I headed towards the door.
"Where are you going?" Kitty asked as she came from the kitchen.
"I'm going to go see Roy he's in a local hospital and I've just got to see him." I say going to open the door.
"Myra, you can't it's storming for one thing and the way air raids have been over the past few days it's just not safe." Kitty tells me as I stand frozen with my hand on the cold door knob.
"I've just got to see him" with that I was out the door. As I was going down the stairs I could hear Kitty calling my name. I headed out the door. Standing on the curb I called for a taxi. Getting in I hoped this was the right thing to do. I did miss Roy something awful, but should I have waited?
Looking out the rainy window I did my best to stay calm. Messing with my hands I began to get worried that something would happen before I got there. Hearing the sirens go off I feared the worst. "What's going on?" I asked the cab driver as we were just blocks away from the hospital.
"An air raid Mama." The man told me as I could feel my heart jump. Parking the car we made our way to the underground. I stayed close to him hoping the attack would be over soon. Looking around I could remember meeting Roy here and talking with him. It seemed so long ago and yet it really wasn't that long ago at all really. Before long the air raid was over and we were on our way.
Pulling up to the hospital I paid and thanked the driver. Walking through the doors I saw soldiers left and right. Oh I hoped Roy was alright and doing well. "Excuse me, but could you tell me where I would find Roy Cronin?" I asked a nurse sitting at the front desk.
"Certainly miss," the nurse said with a smile and began looking through files. I began to get nerves as I stood there. What if Roy wasn't there? What if he was worse off then what he said he was? What if- No, I refused to think of such a thing. Finally the nurse looked back up. "He is on the second floor in ward C in room 214."
"Thank you so much," I tell the nurse and made my way to the second floor. Walking down hall after hall I finally made it to ward C and found room 214. Knocking a little I heard a voice. It was him oh thank heavens he was alive. Opening the door I saw Roy laying in a hospital bed.
"Oh, Roy," I said coming into the room and getting by his side.
"Myra, what are you doing here?" Roy asked as we embraced each other.
"I just had to see you. When I got your letter that you were in the Hospital I had to come right away." I said.
"That makes the second happy face I've seen in a while." Smiling back at me, I had missed him so very much.
I began to get a little teary-eyed at seeing him. I wasn't just looking at him, but I was talking to him. It seemed as if in a dream. "Darling you must cry. I'm alive and kicking. How did the meeting with mother go?" handing me a tissue.
Drying my eyes I took a deep breath and spoke. "It went well. We talked about you, your family and when you were going to be back."
"Glad you two had such a great time. As for the war being over, I'm afraid it won't be over for quite some time. But my uncle did say that depending on how bad my leg was if I would be getting out of the war early or not." That put joy in my heart and a smile to my face. I did hope he could stay here. We could get married right away and forget the war ever excised. "By the look on your face I'm guessing you would like that." I didn't know what to say. My face showed every action I was thinking. I was speechless.
Before I knew it the sun was setting the street lights were coming on. "Visiting hours are over miss." A nurse called from the door.
"Oh, alright," I said as I felt a little sorrow fill my heart. I just arrived and now I had to leave. "I will come visit tomorrow" I said getting up from my seat.
"Better make it Friday; the doctor says I need to res for a little while." Roy tells me as the nurse hands him some medicine. Giving him a kiss I left the hospital with happiness filling my heart and smile on my face. Roy was alright and well and soon we would marry. How I couldn't wait for that moment.
A/N: Sorry for a late update. I'm getting ready to leave for college in a few minutes. let me know what you think:)