We Both Can't Be Bae 2(5)

By: Twyla T



It was then that she noticed that she was restrained and had all kinds of tubes hooked up to her. The machines went crazy and started making all kinds of noises because she started to panic. “Please relax Mrs. Price. Blink when you feel me touch you,” the doctor said. He touched her feet, legs, arms, and hands; she blinked when he touched every part. “This is awesome. I don’t want to upset you anymore than you already are, but you’re in the hospital and you’ve been in a coma for the past three days because you were involved in an accident. We are about to take you down for some additional testing to compare to our previous results. A few days ago, we almost lost you and testing showed signs of paralysis, but thank God you are able to feel my touch right now. I know it’s hard and you probably have tons of questions, but try not to move or talk for the time being. After these next tests are complete, we should be able to get some of these awful tubes out of you. I also regret to inform you that your baby didn’t make it, but I want you to keep resting and we will get you down shortly to run the test,” the doctor said and walked off.

Tears began to roll freely down Cameron’s cheeks. While the doctor was talking, she was trying to remember exactly what had happened. She was hearing him, but it really wasn’t making any sense to her. How did I get into the hospital and why have I been in a coma for three days? What in the hell happened? Cameron was thinking. When the doctor said that she lost her baby, some things started coming back to her. Malcolm. Malcolm had chased her and run her car off the road. She remembered that Keith had called her and told her that Charlotte was giving Phebe information. Why would my sister do this to me? Where is Malcolm now? Where is Keith? Is Malcolm somewhere waiting to kill me? She thought to herself. She had no idea that she hadn’t been allowed to have visitors while she had been in the hospital due to an ongoing investigation. Why do they have me tied down like I’m some animal? What the hell is going on? She thought.

“Her husband informed us that she is suicidal so you guys keep a close eye on her. He seems to think she ran her car off the road in hopes of killing herself. The officers want to talk to her, but we will try to hold them off until she regains more strength later on or in the morning. She still needs tons of rest. We can’t confirm the husband’s story because she has been out of it, but we still have to keep a close eye on her just for standard protocol,” Cameron heard the doctor telling a nurse before he walked out of the door. THAT MOTHERFUCKER!! HE TOLD THEM I TRIED TO KILL MYSELF WHEN HE RAN ME OFF THE ROAD!! Cameron screamed in her head. The nurse noticed that Cameron was becoming upset so she hit a button and gave her a dose of medicine and Cameron drifted back off to sleep within minutes.

When Cameron woke up again, she was able to move a little. She didn’t try to sit up because she didn’t want to be disappointed. Being tied down was as draining as whatever injuries she had. It seemed like she was in a different room than before, but she really couldn’t tell. “Hey baby, you’re finally up.” She panicked after hearing a voice and recognizing it was Malcolm. She tried to scream but her voice was weak and just trying hurt her throat. “Relax, I’m not going hurt you….as long as you keep your mouth shut,” Malcolm said through gritted teeth with a sinister smile on his face, as he made his way to her bedside. “You done had a nigga in my house, in my bed, having me looking like a damn fool. I should kill yo ass right now,” he said, as he snatched the pillow from under her head and briefly covered her face. The monitors began to beep louder and a nurse ran into the room. “Are you OK, Mrs. Price,” she asked while staring at Malcolm.

“She’s just waking up. I was trying to fluff her pillow. Do you want some water sweetheart?” Malcolm asked in a nice voice.

“Are you OK?” The nurse asked again this time looking directly at Cameron and ignoring Malcolm. Cameron shook her head yes, but was pleading with her eyes for the nurse to notice that she was not OK. “I might have to ask you to step outside, sir. It seems to me that you’re upsetting my patient,” the nurse said to Malcolm. “I’m her husband, I have the right to be in here,” Malcolm told the nurse.

“I don’t care who you are, sir. I have the duty of making sure that my patient is in the best care possible and it seems that you’re upsetting her, so if she doesn’t get back to the calm state she was in earlier, you WILL leave.” The nurse told Malcolm with finality.

“I’m sorry ma’am, I won’t be a problem,” Malcolm said as nice as he could while smiling at the nurse.

“I will be back shortly. If you need ANYTHING, anything at all, just hit the button Mrs. Price,” the nurse said to Cameron, as she made sure the call button was within reach before rolling her eyes at Malcolm and walking out.

Just as Malcolm was threatening Cameron again, two officers walked in. They were the same two officers that had been questioning Malcolm and keeping a close eye on him. Malcolm moved from Cameron’s bedside and went and sat down. “Mrs. Price, we’re glad to see you’re doing much better. I know this has been a difficult time for you and we are so sorry for your loss, but we have a few questions that we need to ask you, one of the officers said.”

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