Kris and Ace waited for hours to hear something on Mrs. King. They kept getting the same response from the doctors.
"Are you family or relatives of Mrs. King?"
The answer was obvious, "No."
"Well, then you will just have to wait! Like everyone else is doing!"
They wanted the slightest clue that she was going to be OK. The girl waited between the parents. She moved very little and hadn't spoken a word since Eliana dropped to the floor.
Ace looked at Kris, "They could surely tell us something of the sake of . . ." He lipped the rest of the message to her and pointed to the child in between them.
They sat for a moment without speaking , finally a doctor started walking straight toward them. They thought they were finally going to get some answers until he turned down a hallway aways from their current position.
Julie lifted her weight and strolled down the corridor. She quickly closed the gap between them and the passage the doctor had descended down. Julie grabbed hold of the doctor's coat.
"Doctor, could you peas tell me what is happened to my mommy?"
"Um, is your father around?"
"No, she's the head at my orphanage. I was brought in with her."
"I guess your close enough to family then. I don't think I can tell you information though cause of your age."
"My adoptive parent's would like to know then they can tell me."
Julie and the doctor came around the corner. They were headed straight to them this time.
The girl took the dollar the doctor had given her towards the vending machines. "Nurse! Could you please stay with her till I update these two on the status of Mrs. King?"
"Hello, Mr. and Mrs . . . I didn't caught your name."
"James. I'm Ace and this is Kris."
"Good to meet you," greeted the doctor. "Julie tells me she one of the closest things that Eliana has to family, and she told me to tell you the status on Mrs. King. So, that you could update her on it."
The doctor describe to them how Mrs. King was admitted as a heart attack patient. The ambulance had started the treatment, then the team at the hospital had finished the treatment.
"But Mrs. King has currently been moved to a room. Their she entered cardiac arrest, and died around 12:02 pm. The reason is still unknown they are going to take her down to the morgue, if you want you can all go in and see her."
"Honey, I don't want to she her I have seen enough for the night."
"I . . ." Her lips puckered up and she began to cry, "I would like to see her."
It was Julie, there without the assistance of the nurse.
Ace stood up, "I'll take her to the room. Which way is it and what room. Hun wait here. We'll be right back."
"That way," the doctor pointed to the right hallway. "The room is number two twenty-five."
Ace lead Julie to towards the room. Julie's head hung low.
"Ace, you don't have to come in with me. I would like to see her alone for a few minutes before . . ."
"You can just see her. I really don't need to."
"Here's the room. Yell for me, if I'm needed."
She slowly cracked open the door, and then shut it behind her.
The machines attached to Eliana were dead; no noise, no beeping, no flashing, no glowing lines, no rhythm. The tubes snaked out of the unmoving body everywhere at least it seemed to be everywhere for the little girl. Light illuminated the body that lay supine on the bed.
The vision brought tears to the little one's eyes. Her mother, her guardian, was dead. She walked over to the body and put her hand on the slightly warm hand, it was more cold then warm. The joints didn't move very much, they were stiff. Her veins were visible all over, popped out.
Julie leaned down to kiss her guardian one last time. A tear gradually formed at the corner of her eye. This tear was different, it produced a flash of light. She was unable to see. Her eyes turn white. Blind from the miracle being produced by her eye.
The clear-twisted-with-crimson tear fell right into the opened mouth of the lady on the bed.
Julie's white eyes slowly changed back to their original colors. Eliana had a red and clear lump on her lower lip. Was it was a drop of blood and water? Julie quickly wiped it off.
When it touch her skin, it produced another flash of light. Julie feel to the ground. Eyes white. Chest unmoving.
Vision formed in the mist of her unconsciousness.
The guild one of past dreams came unto her.
"Do not fear, for I AM is with you. My dear, the Almighty has heard your cries. Most of all He has felt your pain, and saw this moment in your life so unbearable that he has chosen to bring your guardian back to you. For you see it was not her time, and she is just resting there a while."
The winged one disappeared.
". . . yo . . . alri . . .t?"
The vision was replaced with her father's face, his lips were moving slowly. His speech was hard to understand.
"Are you alright?"
She slowly shook her head up and down.
"Yes, I sorry. What happened?"
"I don't know I came in looking for you after twenty five minutes of you not coming out. I was worried."
"Is Eliana alive?"
"No, honey. She's still there on here death bed. See," he pointed toward the bed. "Don't you remember she died?"
"But . . ." She couldn't finish her statment.
"Nothing, I must have been dreaming."
"Come on let's go home."
As they departed from the room, Julie looked back just to make sure death was present.
The family of three went home. They gathered things for a meal in no real hurry. No one touch much of what they had on their plate. Two spoonfuls was the most that was eaten by one of the individuals.
Kris and Ace told Julie that she could get a bath then get around for bed. She summoned a tube full of water from the well for a bath. She laid in it for about a half hour, cleaned herself, let the water go down the drain.
Ring. Ring. Ring.
It the middle of the third ring, someone answered the phone.
Moments later Kris was yelling, "Julie get done quick. We have to go back to the hospital, now."
She dried off in a flash, got dressed and ran out the door.
Kris quickly put on her shoes. Ace burst out of the downstairs restroom, "What's with all the shouting and rushing?"
Kris looked up at Ace, her mouth dropped, "Honey, we have a guest. Get a towel on."
He quickly covered his private region with both hands, and his checks filled with blush, "Sorry, not used to her yet. I think I'll go wrap a towel around me, now."
"Thank goodness, there was a wall between you and our guest!" She yelled after him. "You need to get dress with more then a towel we're headed to the hospital. They called and said, 'We need to go in for an emergency.'"
"They just said an emergency?" He came up pulling up on his pants, his black tight underwear wher visiable. His muscular hair chest was uncovered. He fiddled around with his botton and zipped his pants, and looked up at Kris, "HONEY."
"I forgot we have a guest," he quickly pulled his shirt on. "Sorry about that sweetie. Your dad isn't used to little one, and I'm used to freedom walking around in whatever I . . ."
"Wallace Owen James!" Kris shout louder then need be. "She only a kid, she doesn't need to know that kind of stuff yet." She exclaimed and added in a rushed manner, "Never, make that never. She never needs to know that!"
Ace blushed. He was glowing as red as a stop light. Julie smiled and giggled. Ace smiled, it was the first time he had seen the child smile and heard her laugh. Kris was already out the door starting the car.
"Come on, Honey. Let's go get in the car."
The family sat in the doctor's office of the hospital. He finally came in, they had only been waiting twenty minutes.
"Good evening, again."
"Good evening," Kris and Ace said in unison.
"Hel-wow," said Julie.
"We found out what happened to your friend. We found a package, the one the syringe was in, laying on the table. Someone administered the wrong medicine. After the discovery was made, we called down to the morgue to make sure they took blood work. Of course they had. They were just about ready to do the autopsy."
"Doctor," Ace interrupted. "I don't see what the emergency was, though, could you just get to the point."
"I'm getting to it. After about fifteen minutes, the mortician flew into my office sreaming that the body was gone."
"Eliana, Eliana is gone?"
"Wait how's that possible?"
"We know of a few bodies that have been stolen from the morgue and brought back the next day violated. We take sample from around that area, and have found them to have been raped."
"Yeah, sick isn't it? Some people are strange. So all I can tell you is to wait till morning that's when most other's had been returned. The police have tried to catch the perpetrator but some how he get's past them or gives back the body somewhere else in the hospital. One he even laid outside the front door."
"Could you stop?" Kris yelled. "We have a young on in the room."
"Oh, sorry I didn't remember."
"Would you like to take her out in the hall now?"
She answer in a harsh tone. "You're done now, right? Then what's the point."
"I guess your right."
"I know where she is," said Julie.