The next day they had target practice and Davina winced every time the gun slammed into her shoulder. After training she went to the barracks and moved the collar of her shirt to assess the damage and cursed seeing the deep black and purple bruise that had formed there.
"Let me see." She jumped and sighed seeing the Major, then showed him the bruise. He grabbed her arm and pushed against her shoulder. Davina sucked in a breath and he grunted. "You'll live but it easy with that shoulder." He said then walked out. She sighed and lay down on her cot and stared at the tin ceiling. Alex was hanging out with Deak and the others leaving the barracks all to her. Davina hadn't realized she'd fallen asleep until she jumped at the sound of the boys coming in from supper. She sat up being careful with her bruised shoulder and watched them file in, and noticed that Alex was missing. Davina stepped outside and walked around until she spotted him on the sports field fighting Kurt. She rushed over to pull them apart and got punched right in her bad shoulder when Alex dodged the hit from the lacrosse player. Davina let out a yell feeling her collar bone snap from the hit. Alex scrambled out from under Kurt and rushed over to her.
"Davina are you alright?" He asked.
"I broke my collar bone." She replied through clenched teeth.
"Masters call an ambulance!" Kurt rushed to the main building and Alex slipped his hand in hers. "Damn babe you sure do have a grip." Alex said when she squeezed his hand. Davina tried to smile but her shoulder hurt too much. The ambulance arrived after what seemed like an eternity but the paramedics wouldn't let him go with her to the hospital, so Alex did what he was supposed to do. He went to Payne.
"Explain to me why Conveigh was trying to pull the two of you apart." Payne demanded after Alex told him why Davina was on her way to the hospital.
"He made a derogatory statement about Cadet Conveigh and I reacted, sir." Payne studied Alex for a minute.
"Did you react as her boyfriend or as the team's cadet sergeant?"
"Both sir." Alex answered. Payne nodded then went out to his car and drove to the hospital to pick up his female cadet.