Today's another #writerwednesday and the excerpt that I am sharing comes from Book 2 in The House of BeJeweled series. BeJeweled: What A Tangled Web We Weave is Nikki and Carlos' story. You can also find out what really happened with Olivia and Raymond, as well as the other characters from book 1.
This excerpt is taken from a chapter entitled: A Necessary Love.
Nikki was unsure how long she had been out. But when she came to, bright lights were surrounding her, and strange faces were staring back at hers.
“Where am I?” she asked the kind, elderly lady looking into her eyes.
“Atlanta Medical Center. Honey, can you tell me your name?” the lady asked.
“I need you to tell me your name.”
“And do you know what today is?”
Nikki shook her head to clear it, but regretted it as soon as she did. It felt as if her head were about to explode.
“Umm, it’s…it’s October 12th.” She recalled that Mrs. O had just gotten married yesterday.
“Do you know what happened to you, honey?” the lady asked.
Nikki turned her head towards the wall. She didn’t want to talk about it; she recalled exactly what had occurred between her and her husband. She was not only hurt, but she was furious at Carlos. Never had he caused her to enter the hospital. In the past, the situations had always been able to be handled by the two of them. The police had been called by the neighbors in the past when things had gotten too loud, but Carlos had learned to keep things under control as much as possible.
“There are two police officers standing outside this door that would like to speak to you.”
Nikki still refused to speak. She didn’t know what they expected, but she refused to get Carlos into any trouble. She wanted everyone to just leave her alone. If only there was one friendly face in the crowd, she could make it through the rest.
“Mrs. Vincent, I’m Dr. Carney. This is Nurse McKinley and Dr. Robertson,” she said, gesturing to a middle aged woman with a kind smile, yet worried expression in her eyes, and a tall doctor, who wore a serious expression on his face. “We’re all concerned about you. You have a mild concussion, and we want to keep you overnight for observation. There is severe bruising to your ribs, and you have suffered a mild hematoma to your left eye, which is a collection of blood outside of the blood vessels. I would like to have you X-rayed to take a closer look at your ribs, as there is a hematoma there as well. But we will schedule that soon. I want you to get some rest, and I will inform the two police officers that you have only five minutes, and then they must leave.”
“What time is it, doctor?” It was the first question she had asked since learning her location.
“It’s 2:33 in the morning,” Dr. Carney replied, looking at her watch.
“Oh, by the way, you have another gentleman outside waiting to see you. He can visit for a few moments after the police officers leave, if you’re up to visitors. Usually, visiting hours are over by now, but I’m willing to make an exception in this instance. He seems really worried, and there was no one else we could find to contact,” Dr. Carney explained.
“Who is it?”
“His name is Wesley King,” Dr. Carney said, consulting the chart in her hand.
“Thank you…Dr. Carney?”
“Yes, Mrs. Vincent?” Dr. Carney turned back around.
“Is there a mirror that I can see?”
“Sure, give me just a moment.” The doctor went into the bathroom and brought back a small, hand-held mirror.
After checking her bruises and swelling, she had hidden the mirror underneath the covers and fought back the tears. Nikki had not been cooperative with the police officers at all, despite their reassurances that they would catch her husband, if, in fact, he was the one who had done this to her.
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