“Lyra” someone was calling.
She was looking outside her window, there were two girls out in the garden. She remembered seeing one of them walking on the hallways the day after she woke up, though it was the first time she saw someone outside.
It’s been only a couple of days after that and she hasn’t seen or talk with many people, just nurses and the doctors.
“Lyra” a man called her again.
Lyra. She figured that was her name because everyone called her like that, though she wouldn’t know. She didn’t know much, if anything at all.
“Can’t you hear I’m calling you?” the man sounded annoyed.
“What now, Ryan?” she said turning around. Ryan was one of the nurses. He was almost constantly taking care of her, probably under Doctor Peters orders.
“I just need you to sit down and let me check your temperature.”
“You shouldn’t.” she replied while walking to her bed, which was just a few steps away. Ryan wasn’t expecting that answer and the expression on his face showed it.
“How do you kn-“
“I heard what the doctor told you.”
Ryan stared at her for a few seconds, like thinking in what to say. “If I don’t do it, and if you have an infection-“
“Infection that you haven’t found.” she interrupted him. She enjoyed doing that.
“We haven’t. But if you DO, you could die, alright? Die.” said Ryan in an even more annoyed tone, this girl really knew how to get on his nerves.
“I already did.” Lyra said that like if she was proud of it. I already died. I DIED. Yet I’m alive now.
Ryan seemed to don’t know what to say, so he went to take the thermometer to the little table next to the bed. “I’m going to check your temperature either way.”
“If I let you, could I get out of this boring room for once?” she wanted to wander around, get to know the place she was “living in”, if it could be called like that.
“Like, walk in the hallway? Because that’s as far as the other patients can go.”
“Yes.. the hallways.” So, we can’t go outside. What about those girls I saw through the window?
“Alright. We’ll walk for a bit if you want”
“What? No. I mean just by myself.” You don’t have to stay with me all the time.
Ryan put the thermometer in her mouth for a minute and when he took it back he quickly touched her face, which to him, was burning. “You have 110° of temperature! Don’t you feel dizzy or nauseous?”
“No.” said Lyra in a really calm voice. In fact she was feeling fine, like if she wasn’t sick at all.
“I’m giving you medicine and I think you can’t go for that walk after all.”
“But Ryan, you said-“
“And I’m calling Doctor Peters. Just lay down, I’ll be right back with both, the medicine and the Doctor.” said the nurse getting out of the room really quick.
Oh great! -Lyra thought- This fucking fever isn’t ruining my fun.
She get up the bed and went to the door. She looked around to see if there was someone, all she saw was Ryan running in direction to the elevator. She quickly started walking the other direction, looking for stairs. There has to be stairs somewhere around here. She opened one of the doors in the hallway, it seemed to be a janitor’s closet so she kept walking and there was two doors more, she saw light coming from behind one of them I don’t think those are the stairs, maybe the other one. Aha! Find you. She found the stairs and quickly started walking them down. It seemed like the garden she could see through her window was just a couple of stories down her floor. So she walked what it seemed two floors and then opened the door back to the hospital. Just like before, she opened the door a little and saw a pair of nurses walking down the hallway then getting into a room, she waited till they closed the door to get into the hospital again. Then she walked to where she thought that garden could be.
Guess I might be lost. She thought turning to another hallway. Then she could see a set of doors at the end of that hallway, sunlight was coming from them, it had to be it or it would lead her outside either way. She start running to them, didn’t want the nurses to see her and Ryan and Doctor Peters were probably looking for her by now.
The sun. The warmth of the sun.. so comforting.