The police car pulled away from the front entrance of the emergency room. Billy took a deep breath, grateful that he wasn’t taken out of the hospital in handcuffs. Telling the police the whole story was imperative. No way he was going to risk anything happening to Alexandra.
Billy knew Ralphie was behind the drive by shooting. Alexandra took the bullet meant for him. Protecting Alexandra had to be his top priority. The thought of anything happening to her because of his own stupidity would destroy him. He was willing to deal with the consequences.
Sliding his hands into his back pockets he rocked on the heels of his boots. He knew he was playing with fire when he gave the police Ralphie name. There was no telling what he would do in retaliation. He had paid his debt to Ralphie ten times over. He would be damned if he left him ruin his life with Alexandra.
Billy took a deep breath before pivoting on his boots and walked into the revolving door back into the hospital. He made his way through to Alexandra’s room. All he heard was the sound of the monitors beeping. Sitting in the chair next to her bed, he rested his hand over hers. Within a few minutes, Alexandria opened her eyes.
Leaning closer to her, he ran his finger along her check. “I’m here baby, and I’m not leaving your side until we are both on our way back home.”
A slight smile merged on Alexandra’s lips. “I knew you were here,” she slowly whispered. “ I waited for you to come.”
“I had to answer a few questions to the police. But I don’t want to talk about that. I wanted to make sure that you are okay, for myself.”
“I’m fine now that you’re here with me.”
Billy felt her hand covers his, and lightly squeeze it. “I will never leave your side. I will make sure we will continue on with our plans.”
“I want that. We are so close to getting our café up and running.” Alexandra took a deep breath. “Promise me you’ll wait for me to finish.”
“Sh.” Billy covered her lips with his fingers. “You don’t have to worry about anything. The doctor said you should be home in a couple of days. And you know what, I am going to be sitting right here,” he pointed at his chair, “waiting to bring you home.”
“Very romantic, Mr. Davidson.”
Billy turned around to see an elderly, short chubby nurse, nametag reading Mrs. Reed, standing there with a little white nurse hat on her head and her arms crossed starting at him.
“Before you go any further, let me remind you that visiting hours will be over in,” tapping on her watch, “ten minutes. So start saying your goodbyes.”
“I’m not leaving. The doctor said I could stay with Alexandra.”
“Isn’t that sweet? Typical doctor,” she snickered. “They will say anything to get away from the patient’s family and get out to the golf course on such a beautiful day.”
“I don’t anything. This is my floor and my patient. Mr. Davidson, Ms. Scaronni will be fine. I’ll be back. Don’t let me find you here.”
Confidently, she walked out of the room, without looking back. Shaking his head, Billy turned back to face Alexandra.
“Don’t worry, I won’t leave you. I don’t care what she says.”
“It’s okay. I need my rest. When she comes back she’ll be bringing me my pain medication.”
“But I don’t want to leave you.”
“I know you don’t, but I need my rest. I love you Billy.”
“Love you too.”
Billy stood, and kissed her forehead. “I’ll be back tomorrow morning.”
“I can’t wait.” She blew him a kiss, before closing her eyes.
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