The first thing she saw were the white walls and ceiling that made up the hospital room. She had been sent to the hospital for a checkup after she passed out. The paramedic was concerned when witnesses had explained her concussed state and how she fell unconscious, so he advised she go to the hospital. Her eyes came back down to earth and she scanned the room to see her mother seated in a chair by the corner. A blanket around her and a book open on her lap, she had fallen asleep juggling between reading and watching her. She was alerted when the paramedics brought her in, a nurse looked through her phone and found the number. She was very happy to see her, and it calmed her down as she had forgotten what happened and how she ended up here. She looked toward the door to call to the nurse but none walked by, plus it was closed. She tried to speak but thought best if she didn’t wake her mum. She looked about her bed for the nurse button and clicked it. A nurse came within the minute with a beaming smile, glad to see you awake she said, “sshhhh please lower” and she signalled to her mom sleeping. The nurse put her hand over her mouth and gave her the thumbs up. She walked closer and asked “how do you feel?”. “Fine I guess, please can I get some water? And what happened to me please, how did I get here?”. “What is the last thing you remember?” The nurse inquired. “I had just finished buying groceries for supper,… Wait what day is this?” She asked in a panic, as she realised the missing time she could not account for. At that her mother opened her eyes, when she saw her daughter sitting up and talking she leapt and hugged her tight. “I thought I told you to look twice when crossing streets, it’s among the first things you learnt”. Her daughter looks at her puzzled, ” what do you mean? I wasnt crossing any roads, what happened?”. The nurse explains all she knew in the best way she could while Ellie looks at her in wonder at the events that occurred. After, she was brought up to speed on her ordeal. She chose to get some more rest, hoping to remember some part of the story she was just told. Laying there in bed she looked at her mother who turned away from her book for a moment to catch her gaze, “do you want something to eat”. “no I’m fine, for now”, she replied. “Well let me know ok, you should get discharged soon, so tell me what you want and I will either get it made or we’ll have take out alright?”. “Yes mum”, with a gentle smile that said a very big thank you and whispered I love you. Her mom smiled back and slowly turned back to her book, looking at her every now and then.
Now she had turned to look at her surrounding, the white washed walls, patterned ceiling with white ceiling boards, the baby blue sheets on her bed. The soft whirring of all the equipment beside her, the soft chatter of the people outside sounding like a city square bustling with activity. It was a very relaxing room except for the unnerving smell of hospital that lingered, it was ok. She still hoped she wouldn’t have to stay too long though, a hospital is not a great place to lodge in, she thought. Then again, there is so much that could happen here she thought, the amount of medication, equipment and tools for her revenge the possibilities were endless. She imagined the means for the capture of those murdering scoundrels. Anything really that allowed her gain control over them and have them in a confined environment, two rooms with two beds, I.V. stands and straps for the hands feet and head. The beds would stand at a 45 degree angle, with the men strapped on and injected it a paralysing agent, she would keep them there for days gagged without any form of solid food and all forms of nutrition would come from the I.V. over the period of days to weeks. She would draw blood from each individual to the amount of 4l, at a rate that would allow them stay healthy. Every moment she left them alone she would place a small bag of water hanging above their foreheads that dropped water for 30mins with a beautiful picture of a forest landscape and a seaside landscape from the view of a window. She would place them so close to the men that they didn’t know see anything else but those paintings and because of the straps on their heads and the nature of their I.V. cocktails they suffered from paralysis. For a certain amount of days in a week she would come by and visit them. Questioning them about the events of that night, who sent them, why? After that she set up a special face mask that covered the mouth and nose, and into this mask poured their blood which she had collected earlier. And as the red liquid oozed into the mask and filled it covering his mouth she could see his eyes widen in fright. The man would have no way to fight her off, no way to stop her and no way to breathe. He’s eyes looked in horror as the liquid poured in covering his mouth, some of it seeped in througj the tape and gag and he could taste the metallic flavour of life. He’s eyes looked at the level of the liquid rising and then at the face of the girl pouring it, her face held no remorse and only presented a simple grin that screamed satisfaction. She commenced to top of his mask and stopped just as it reached the top. Then, she stopped and stepped away from the man to look into his eyes as they mirrored that of someone being chased by a pack of lions knowing he’s chances we’re less than miserable. She continued to stare into those eyes as the liquid seeped into his lungs and he began to convulse. With tears running down his eyes, shaking on the verge of a hopeless death, she lifts his head and takes of the mask allowing him to cough up the choking hazard. He coughed hard, and looked up to say thank you, she felt it and looked him dead in the eye and said, “don’t thank me, I’m not through with you yet”. And so it was, that she returned and repeated the same procedure she had done the day before, until the fourth day. This time she watched with pleasure unmistakeable and a complete absence of remorse as the life left his body. She repeated the procedure a second time, knowing fully well that she it would yield the right results she felt a tingle down her spine Oh it would be glorious she thought.
Cough cough, how do you feel? And the ceiling turned white and the room gained colour as a face peeked through the door, it was him.