Someone rapped on the door to her room and Rain turned her head from her book. It was the ever so dark and lovely sexy Nurse Elizabeth.
“Hey there,” she said with a smile.
“Hey,” Rain smiled back. Despite the horror story that her life and become, she couldn’t help but notice how exquisitely sexy the nurse looked. This was the first time she saw her out of scrubs. She wore a black t-shirt, and jeans with a silver-studded belt, and she looked smoking hot. Her dark eyes sparkled alluringly, and her jet-black hair fell nearly to the middle of her back. It was swept over to the side.
Slender arms reached out to her. “How are you feeling?”
“I’ll be fine as long as the good doc’s daughter doesn’t come around again.”
“Yeah, I heard about it.”
“You look beautiful,”
“Why thank you, ma’am,” Elizabeth said with a smile.
“No, I mean really, really beautiful. Perhaps it’s wrong of me to say so and I should feel guilty for noticing, but it’s hard not to notice.”
Elizabeth chuckled. “Well, I can assure you I definitely do appreciate the compliment.”
“I’m guessing you have Italian or Indian in your blood to be naturally tanned?”
“No. Saudi. My mom was from Saudi Arabia. So, what happened?”
“You said you heard about it.”
“I did, but I was just curious about your side of the story.”
“Well, the bitch came in insisting that I had the doctor wrapped around my little fingers, I drove her crazy, and she’s going to be back to make sure I pay for it.”
“Then you called the nurse?
“I tried to, but I couldn’t find the call button right away. Eventually, one showed up and started demanding to know this and that as if we were both children that she’d caught fighting. Finally, I got so pissed off with all I’d been through that I told them both to get the hell out and stay out.”
“Well, you can rest assured that no one can get through to you without getting through the nurses’ station first. Furthermore, Amy is forbidden to go anywhere near you.”
A horrible thought hit Rain. “You don’t think Amy knows where you live or that she could find you, do you?”
“Very unlikely,” the nurse said. “We’ll be extra careful.”
“Okay. Just where do you live anyway? Are you in a house or an apartment?”
“No, not at all. You can ask anything you like. I have a house in Roseville.”
Elizabeth nodded. “A house and an adorable cocker spaniel.”
Rain took on a sad expression. “I miss Simone, my cat.”
Elizabeth stroked her head and said, “Aw, I know.”
“Fucking bitch let her escape the night she killed Troy because she left the door open on her way out.” Then she suddenly caught herself and glanced that Elizabeth. “My God, I’m so sorry for my potty mouth and my anger. It’s just that she really turned my life upside down. Every time I’m determined not to let her win by getting the better of me, I find it’s not always easy. At night I can’t sleep because I’m missing Troy so much and well…”
“I know, babe. It’s going to take time. It’s important that you stay here as long as the doctor wants and work with your therapist.”
“Was that the terms and conditions she mentioned?”
“Terms and conditions?”
“Yeah, the doctor said something to the effect of staying with you including some terms and conditions. I’m guessing that was it?”
Elizabeth nodded. “As a health professional, it’s going to be my responsibility to see to it that your needs are met, both physical and psychological.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll behave.” She stared into the nurse’s deep dark sexy eyes and felt herself blush. “So tell me, Nurse Elizabeth. I want to know it all. Just who are you? What are you?”
“I’m just a person on the planet,” Elizabeth smiled.
Rain laughed and said, “I detect a hint of a southern accent in that wonderful voice of yours. Am I right?”
“No, not at all. It’s funny too, because I’ve been told that before.”
“Where are you from?”
“Oh, that’s not too far from here.”
“Nope, it isn’t. Do you miss Massachusetts?”
“I don’t miss the weather, but I miss my friends. One of them is talking about coming out to visit.”
“Oh, that would be nice.”
“Yeah, unfortunately, she’ll have to stay in a hotel, but it will only be for a couple of days. She could only get so much time off from work. She teases me by saying that it isn’t just that she wants to be there for me, but I’m her excuse to finally visit the Golden State.”
“I tell her it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.”
Elizabeth laughed again.
“Okay, let me guess some more. You’re twenty-five years old?”
“Wrong again. I’m thirty.”
They chatted a little longer and Rain told Elizabeth more about her life with Troy, their life back east, the madwoman that had stalked them, and then her dealings with Doctor Linden.
“I didn’t care if she was bi-curious or whatever it was that she was. I’ve been with women before, so that wasn’t the issue. The issue was that it just didn’t feel right to be with her in that way. There was something about her that was off, even though we did get along a lot of the time. She did, after all, teach me quite a bit about cooking and even some gardening, not that I’d ever want to get into that myself.”
“I’m into gardening too,” said Elizabeth. “But I do mostly flowers instead of vegetables. My yard is actually quite colorful right now.”
“Well, I look forward to seeing it once I can ever get out of this place. It’s frustrating, you know? I feel kind of helpless right now because I can’t even move my arm, so I’m so limited as to what I can do.”
“I know,” Elizabeth said sympathetically. “But just remember that it’s only temporary.”
Not much later, Elizabeth left, and Rain was alone with her emotions. She grieved for her lost husband, she raged over the doctor and her daughter, and she feared the madwoman returning, yet she looked forward to getting to know Elizabeth better and spending more time with her.
The fact that Rain was eager and excited to learn more about the sexy nurse told her she really liked and trusted her. Rain had always been one to trust her instincts, and her instincts said that she would be safe with Elizabeth. If it weren’t for the nurse and her caring, Rain probably wouldn’t know who to trust at this point in her life or if she would even want to live.
But the madwoman was still out there. This fact played on Rain’s mind on and off and it dampened any potential peace for the future. No matter how good things were in the future, a part of her would always be looking over her shoulder, knowing she was still out there, whoever she was. It helped to go longer and longer without hearing from her, but one was never completely free of their stalker as long as they were still out there.