Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Indigo Shadow: Page Eleven

She was right Sienna realised. The front of the Primary Care Centre had been blown out too. Which hadn’t stopped the doctors there from trying to help. There was a basic first aid and triage centre set up outside but they were definitely swamped by people who had got there first. As they wheeled Lucy towards them a harried looking nurse ran up. Took one look at Lucy and called for some Oxygen.

“We only have enough to give it her for a few minutes before we have to give it to the next person.” He knelt down and took her pulse. “She’s holding in there. Hopefully it will help until help arrives.”

“We’ll carry on towards the perimeter once we have to pass it on then,” Wendy said. “A policewoman said we could get help there.”

“You probably can,” he said. “But it’ll take a while to get there. You might be better staying here where the doctors can keep an eye on her.”

The three girls looked at each other and then at Lucy who seemed a bit better on the Oxygen.

“What do you want to do, Luce?” Wendy asked.

“Carry… on…” Lucy managed to gasp out after a few moments. “I need to get out of this stuff. It’s horrible.”

“Okay, I guess that’s what we’ll do then,” Wendy said. “Let’s wait until they need the oxygen for someone else and then go.”

Lucy didn’t try to speak again. Instead she smiled tremulously and nodded. The nurse brought a blanket and tucked it around her.

“We’ll need the Oxygen in a minute. We’ve got half a dozen more respiratory distress cases just stumbled in.”

Lucy nodded, sucked in another lungful of Oxygen before handing the mask back to him so he could take the tank to someone else.

“Good luck,” he said.

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