Arizona stood in the room, staring at the little girl that was lying on the bed. She had been brought in just three hours ago at around six in the morning. A woman walking her dog had found her unconscious on the streets. No family had been found, and there wasn't a matching description on Missing Persons. She couldn't have been more than five years old.
"Dr. Robbins," a nurse called.
Arizona turned around, "I think I'll stay until she wakes up. Page me if there's an emergency." She walked back to the child's side, sitting down on the edge of the bed. "I bet your parents are looking for you," she whispered.
Arizona took the girl's hand, stroking it. She loved her job at pediatrics, but she had never thought about having her own children. All the same, she couldn't believe anyone would just abandon their own kids.
The young blonde looked down at the girl's face, and was startled to find her eyelids fluttering. She stirred, blinking a couple of times, and then opened her eyes.
"Hi," Arizona said softly.
The girl looked at her, her eyes wide, and tried to sit up, wincing in pain while she did.
"Hey, sweetie, it's okay," Arizona said. "Don't try to sit up; you broke a few ribs."
The child ignored her, looking around in panic. "Where am I?"
"You're in the hospital. You were hurt pretty badly; they brought you in this morning."
"I…I can't be here. I have to go."
"You can't leave just yet, we have to keep you a little longer for observation." Arizona reached to stroke the girl's dark hair.
"No, no, you don't understand. I have to leave! I have to go back home—he'll be mad if I'm late!" She pulled away, and tears began to fall.
"Shh, shh, hey, it's okay." Arizona moved closer.
"No, if I don't get back he'll hurt me!" All of a sudden, the child seemed to lose all her energy and broke down into sobs.
Arizona pulled her into a hug. "Shh, it's okay, everything will be okay."
"He'll hurt me," she whispered.
"No, no, I'll protect you," Arizona replied, tears forming in her eyes. She rocked back and forth, holding the child tightly in her arms. "Everything will be okay," she repeated.
What do you think? This is just the prologue. Just a random idea that popped into my head. I've written bits and pieces and have a general plot line, but not everything worked out. I'll try to update as often as I can, but exams are coming up! In about two weeks updates should be regular. Review for the next chapter!