100 Drabbles of Summer – 78. Can’t Take it In

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78 Can’t Take it In

I had never been more excited for anything in my life.  After a hospital stay that had lasted months, plagued by endless surgeries and therapies, medication changes and recovery periods, I was finally going home.  What’s more than that, I would be going home to a different world.

The nurse wanted to wheel me out the door, but I insisted upon walking.  Naomi met me there, wearing the biggest smile I had ever seen.  “Hey,” she said, reaching for my suitcase. 

I let her take it.  “Hey.”

“You ready?” 

I looked past her into the clear new day.  “I’m ready.”

James Knox and Naomi Williams.  Original characters.

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