“I better dream if I have to struggle” Story of 19 year old Mary Alice Brandon
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3. Chapter 3
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~Dreaming comes so easily
'cause it's all that i've known
True love is a fairy tale
I'm damaged, so how would i know
I'm scared and i'm alone
And i need for you to know~ Damaged-Plumb
Nurses were around the patients, helping them to play games or to take their medication. Dr. Sacks was the only doctor in there at the moment. The room did look a little…depressing, but what else could she expect.
“Now go do what you do best, Alice.” Dr. Sacks whispered to her, giving her a nod of encouragement as Mary Alice walked forward, breaking free of Dr. Sack’s hand.
“Hello Bethany!” Mary Alice sang in her wind chime like voice. She knelt down on her knees to play with Bethany (she was only five years old).
“Alice?” Bethany asked in her baby voice, not exactly looking at Mary Alice but close enough.
“Yes, Beth. What do you have here?” she asked Bethany, picking up a small little teddy bear.
“Bear.” She replied.
“Well, it’s a very pretty bear.” Mary Alice said to Bethany as she handed the bear back to her. Mary Alice got up and after a while of talking with the younger patients (just like she saw in her former vision); she decided to sit down at a small table.
She glanced up at Dr. Sacks, but he was being waved over by a frantic nurse to go out of the room. Mary Alice just nodded that he could leave her alone for a few minutes; it didn’t look like Benny was even in the room (nor did her vision include him). Dr. Sacks nodded a thank you to Mary Alice before following the nurse.
All of a sudden she felt someone sitting next to her on the ‘picnic’ like table.
“Alice.” A painfully familiar voice said into her right ear.Her heart started thumping faster and faster, her hands started to shake so she clutched them together and laid them in her lap. She quickly tried to have a vision of her own, but she knew that visions didn’t come with commands, they came when they came.
“Benny.” She nodded once, her teeth clenched together to keep her from screaming.
“I haven’t seen you in a while.” He started. Mary Alice didn’t know if he was...well…delirious like other patients, or if he was normal and didn’t belong in this place like she didn’t belong in this place. But she knew that was wrong. Once when Dr. Sacks and she were on a walk through the hospital, they saw Benny having a complete ‘fit’ because he didn’t get something he wanted. He laughed crazily and threatened to hurt one of the nurses. As soon as that happened Dr. Sacks rushed her off and away from the scene.
Mary Alice knew that he was a threat, and yet because of his age he wasn’t in intensive care like he should be.
“I need to be going.” Mary Alice said quickly beginning to get out of her seat when a firm hand was on her shoulder, pressing her back down. Mary Alice was too small and weak to try and get back up with so much force put on her. She tried not to hyperventilate as she sat back down next to him. She kept on asking for a vision to come and tell her what Benny was planning, but nothing came.
“Benny, Mary Alice, come on-you need to go back to your rooms now.” A nurse informed them. Sure enough nobody was left in the common room except for them.
“Alice was going to walk me to my room with Dr. Sacks, we will be right there.” Benny said to her before she left the room. Mary Alice wasn’t in intensive care, and most of the nurses and doctors trusted her more than anyone else. She was the only one that could bring a little more happiness to any room. After all, they did watch her grow up with them-it gained some trust.
“n-” Mary Alice began to yell before Benny’s hand clamped over her mouth.
“If you try to scream again…” he threatened and Alice just remained looking at the window in front of her, not daring to look at him or move. Her vision was getting blurry with her own frustrated tears pooling up in her eyes-what couldn’t a premonition come?
And before she knew it she felt a hard blow to her stomach, and was pushed off of her chair and onto the floor three feet away.
“CODE RED.” A man’s voice screamed as footsteps ran towards them. Mary Alice gave a horrifying gasp as she good finally breathe. Dr. Sacks lifted her up as if she weighed as much as Bethany’s teddy bear did-hardly nothing. She knew she was light though, but not that light.
A few more doctors and nurses grabbed Benny and put him in a straight jacket as Dr. Sacks set Mary Alice down. Her feet hit the floor with a small tap before her knees buckled from shock and she collapsed to the ground.
“Alice!” Dr. Sacks said to her as he picked her up and held her in his arms. Sobs wracked her body as now only Dr. Sacks and she were left in the common room.
“Shhh, Alice. I’m so sorry-I will never leave your side when we go off your floor. It’s my entire fault.” He said to her as his cold arms still held on to her.
“It’s not your fault. I didn’t see it coming…he didn’t make that decision until he was about to do it.” She said to him, now calming down. One of her worst fears came to life, and she did feel bad but it really didn’t set into her. All of what just happened felt like a huge nightmare, not something that would ever happen in real life. People took advantage of her size, Dr. Sacks knew that! Why did he have to follow that nurse out to help another patient? He felt as though this could have all been prevented.
All Dr. Sacks wanted to do was to rip Benny limb from limb for hurting his Alice-but he knew he couldn’t. Sure he was capable of it, but he knew that in order to protect who he was he couldn’t risk something like that.
“Let’s go back up to your room; it’s been a trying day for you.” He said to her as he continued to walk with her still cradled in his arms. As they both were coming up the stairs and to Mary Alice’s floor Dr. Sacks paused on the final step.
“James! I didn’t expect to see you there.” Dr. Sacks said in surprise before looking down at Mary Alice,
“Alice, this is Dr. James Cutting-he is the new staff member I mentioned earlier.” Dr. Sacks introduced him.
“Hello, Dr. Cutting. I’m sorry I would be more energetic but I…” Mary Alice trailed off sleepily. The shock of it all was tiring and the pain was too much.
“There was a code red with her as a victim.” Dr. Sacks said in such a silent voice that almost Mary Alice didn’t even hear what he said. But James Cutting seemed to have heard him just fine.
“I see…Well, Alice we will have to get to know each other later.” The doctor said before heading off down to where they just came from. Mary Alice really didn’t see a lot of what he looked like, and so she closed her eyes not daring to think about it at the moment.
“Come on Alice, let’s get you to bed.” Dr. Sacks said to her before the familiar blackness of unconsciousness washed over her.
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