I walked in through the doors of the hospital and towards my office. I was almost there when I bumped into someone.
'Watch where you're going.' I immediately snapped at them before taking a look at them. She looked about 24 with dirty blonde hair that was tied up in a bun so I couldn't tell how long it was. She had light blue eyes that I recognised somewhere, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. She was about 5 foot 4 and quite pretty. But what struck me the most about her was the fact that she was wearing a tag round her neck that showed that she worked here and yet, I didn't recognise her. Well, except for the eyes. It was odd as I had made sure that I knew all of the pretty females that worked in the hospital, who knows when I might need to use one of them. But I had never laid eyes on her before.
'I'm really sorry; I wasn't looking where I was going.' She said to me.
'Don't worry about it, but I don't believe we've met before. I'm Rhys Lawson.' I said as I offered a hand to her, she took it and shook it.
'We've never met before as today is my first day, I'm Mia Canning.' She said and all of a sudden it clicked in my head. I recognised the eyes as they were the same as Kyle's. She must be related to him somehow.
'Well, it's very nice to meet you Mia and welcome to Erinsborough Hospital.' I greeted her with a smile and she smiled back warmly.
'Thank you, do you think you could show me where reception is as I'm completely lost in this maze.' She said to me with a laugh.
'Of course, it's right this way.' I said as I led her to reception. When we got there, we met one of the nurses.
'Ah, Dr Lawson, I see you've already met Dr. Canning. Is it ok if she stays with you on your shift? It'll just be for today so that she can get a feel for the place and then tomorrow she'll start on her own.' The nurse asked me.
'Yeah ok.' I replied as I picked up my list of patients for today. 'You're in for a treat today Mia, first up we have Mrs. Victoria Marks, she's 89 and is in with pneumonia but she isn't letting that stop her being grouchy and demanding. I'm not quite sure why her husband keeps on coming in to visit her.' I said to Mia as we set off to room 183 where Mrs. Marks was staying.
After getting through three hours worth of patients, I decided that it was time to take a break so Mia and I went down to Harold's to grab a coffee. We sat down at one of the tables outside and began to talk.
'So, are you related to Kyle Canning then?' I enquired; I noticed that the grip on her cup got tighter.
'Yeah.' She replied bluntly, I probably should have taken this as a sign to stop prying, but instead I decided to delve in a bit deeper.
'So does he know that you're here then?' I asked her.
'No and I'd like to keep it that way thank you.' She replied in the same blunt fashion as before. Unfortunately for the both of us, I'm not very good at taking hints so I pressed further.
'How come, he's an alright guy although, come to think of it, he's never mentioned you before and he's normally so-'
'Kyle and I don't get along, ok! Now can you just drop it Rhys, I don't want to talk about it.' She snapped at me and I shut up. We sat in silence for a bit before she spoke again, in a softer tone than before.
'I'm sorry, I shouldn't have snapped at you. It's just that last time I saw Kyle, we got into a massive argument and we've never resolved it. Why did you want to know, do you know him?' She explained to me.
'It's alright and yeah I know him, you could say that we were friends in a way.' I told her as I drank the last dregs of my coffee. 'Come on, we better be getting back to the hospital then shouldn't we.' I said as I stood up, Mia drained the last of her coffee and stood up as well. We then made our way back to the hospital.
'Well that's us done for today.' I said as we finished seeing to the last patient.
'Oh wow, I can't believe how quickly today went.' She said to me with a smile.
'I know, although, I do have to say that today was fairly busy. Sometimes you get days when you get so bored, I've considered making someone ill just so that I can treat them on those kinds of days.' I said to her and we both laughed.
'I understand what you mean.' She replied as we clocked out and left the building together.
'Do you want to go for a drink?' I asked her hopefully, she's very pretty and seems quite nice as well.
'I would but I can't, I moved into my new apartment yesterday and I really need to start unpacking as one night of living out of boxes was enough for me.' She explained with an apologetic look on her face.
'It's ok, why don't I come and help you, it'll take less time and plus, I can bring takeaway as you're going to need to eat.' I replied with a smile.
'Are you sure you don't mind?' She asked me.
'I wouldn't have offered if it wasn't ok. How about I go back to my place, get changed, pick up some takeaway and then come round to yours.' I said and she nodded in agreement.
'That sounds great. Here's my number and my address and I'll see you later I guess.' She said as she took my phone out of my hand, put in her number and address and gave me back my phone.
'I'll see you later then.' I said with a smile
'Yeah, see you later.' She said as she got into her car. I got into mine as well and drove home as quickly as traffic laws would allow me to. Kyle was in and sat on the sofa watching TV when I got home, I contemplated telling him about Mia but, as I wanted to stay on her good side, I decided not to. Instead I just greeted Kyle in my usual nonchalant way before heading off to my room to get changed. I came out about 20 minutes later after having got changed into something more comfortable and calling Charlie's and placing an order for takeaway. When I left my room I was greeted by Jade and Kyle.
'Where are you going all dressed up like that?' Jade asked me teasingly.
'Does it mind?' I asked as I picked up my keys.
'Oh secretive, so what do you want to get from her this time, money, power, fame?' Jade asked me again.
'None of the above now if you don't mind.' I said as I left the house, as I walked out I heard Jade call after me 'don't hurt her as I don't want someone coming round her angry and looking for you.' I just shook it off and got in my car. I went to Charlie's and picked up the takeaway, thankfully not bumping into anyone that I knew. I then checked Mia's address on my phone and set off. It took me about ten minutes to find her apartment; I found the right number and then knocked on the door. It didn't take long for the door to open to reveal Mia stood there in faded blue jeans and a red and white striped t-shirt with only white socks on her feet.
'Hey, I've already started moving everything around but come in.' She said and I walked into the bare apartment, the only thing that decorated it were boxes scattered around. We quickly got stuck in, unpacking everything and Mia deciding where everything was going to go. After a few hours she had the basics all set up, cutlery, bed, sofa. Those sorts of things.
'Wow, it's starting to look like a proper home now. Thanks for this Rhys; it would have taken me ages to do all of this by myself.' She said to me with a smile.
'You're welcome, I'm glad I could help.' I replied as I thought to myself that this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.
And I think that this may be the beginning of a beautiful new story. My exams are now done, finally, so I can start updating and writing again, I have some of a new chapter of Lose Somebody written already, I just need to type it up as I write a lot of my stories by hand first but that should be up soon as I'm bored already and my exams only finished on wednesday. Anyway, please review it and tell me what you think, there aren't any stories about Rhys which I don't understand as he's a complete and utter BAMF and I love him so please review :) x