Okay heres more to it sorry for the long wait I've been bust at the barn! Don't be afraid to give lots of criticizem!
I tried to move anything an arm, a hand, or even a finger. I succeded, but not without great discomfort. Whenever I brought the thought of moving into my pounding head, a sharp pain shot right through my spine leving me without breath, without words, without thoughts, or the ability to break myself free of the chains of panick that were threatining to take hold of me and not let me go. I willed for someone to come into where ever I was. To tell me that I was alive, that everything was going to be okay. For the first time in my life I just wished to be wrapped in someone's warm, safe arms.
I strained myself to try and think of the last thing I remebered. I remebered everything up to loading Shadow into Journey's trailer, clipping her there then it all went blank. I tried so desratly to recal something else something that may give me a clue as to where I was. All it did was wear me out. I yawned, but snapped my mouth shut when the pain traveled directly up my spine. After I whimpered for a while I finally fell asleep. It was like silence was brought suddenly into the room as soon as my eyes shut.
"Ty, Ty wake up Kiddo."
I heard my name being called but, I didn't know where it was coming from. Against my will I started waking. I despratly tried to stay asleep as you would when you were trying to hold onto a good dream. I clenched my eyes shut tight before I opened them. A soft glow floated through the room. Light streamed in through the window. I heard raindrops pelting the glass.
"Ty, you need to wake for me Chum."
I looked up right into Journey's soft brown eyes. I realized how cold I was and tried to pull the blanket up further over my shivering body.
"I'm cold." I croaked, my throat raspy and dry.
Journey pulled the blanket up to my neck and then walked over to a cupboard and pulled another blanket out. she placed in gentally over my body.
"Can I sit up?"
"Just a little bit, but I guess so." She pressed a button and immediatly I started to move upward. My upper body came forward so I was in a layed back at a forty five degree angle.
All the blood rushed from my head, the whole world revolved around me. I closed my eyes and slowly opened them again. This time I only saw three of everything. After a few seconds everything came into focus.
"Where am I? And how did I get here?"
"Well you and Shadow had a fall at the Mountain Cape Show, and you fractured your lower spine. You bruised your hips and chipped one of your teeth. You also have three stitches in you top lip. You're in the hospital Ty."
So that explained it all. Still in a dazy state I tried to make sense of what Ash just told me. "What do you mean we fell?" I asked as Ashley handed me a cup of water. It was very cold. It soothed my throat instantly.
"Shadow tripped going over a jump and she fell on top of you."
"Is she okay?"
"Yes she is fine, your rein broke, but other than that she didn't even seemed phased by it."
"Where's my mom and dad?"
"They couldn't make the trip. There was a tornado back home and all the airports and highways are closed. They are trying their best to get here but it doesn't look like it will be easy."
"Are they okay?"
"Yes, they are all fine."
"It hurts." I wailed.
"We can call a nurse and see if they can bring some medication." She picked up a small controller looking thing with a red button on top. She pressed the button, I heard a bell go off, the about five minutes later a nurse walked in.
"So what seems to be the problem here?" The nurse asked snootily
"I think her pain meds are wearing off. Can she have more, or is it too soon?" Journey asked in her usual calm tone.
"I'll just get her Doctor to come bring more, I'm not aware of what she is getting."
"She's a nice lady isn't she?" Journey asked sacastically after she left.
Minutes later a young man walked into the room. He was incredibly tall and freakishly skinny. He had blonde hair and brown eyes. Personally I didn't trust someone, perhaps, so young and green looking.
"Well young lady it's nice to see you finally decided to join us." He laughed.
I didn't find it much worth laughing about, but I guess he was probably used to trying to cheer up little kids.
"Your meds wearing off Dear?"
"Well you seem pretty calm about it, most girls your age would be hysterical right now, probably mostly out of self pity." He said with a chuckle.
"Well she is pretty tough." Journey laughed back.
"I definatly have no doubt about that. Okay so do you want drowsy or non-drowsy?"
"Non-drowsy please, I've slept for too long."
"Thats means it has to in by IV. Are you okay with that?"
The Doctor walked out and came back with a petite red headed nurse. Her long stright hair pulled back into a pony tail. She was carrying three small packages and a small bucket.
"Ty, this is your nurse, AJ, AJ this is Ty she was in a horseback riding accident.:
Nothing erked me more than when people called it horseback riding, it's just riding.
"Hello." She smiled.
I smiled but I didn't speak, hospitals scared me and so did the people in them. I still wasn't so sure about the Dr. Halleren guy.
"Okay Kiddo," She started.
I hated it when other people other than Journey called me Kiddo, not even my own parents could call me that.
"I am going to insert this into your arm then I'm to take this cover off so only a plastic tube is actually inside you." She washed her hands then put of a pair of blue latex gloves.
"Okay Ty look at me." Dr. Halleren said as AJ prepared to put in the needle.
"I don't mind needles." I snapped.
There was a small pinch then it was all over. The really freaky part was feeling the outer part of the IV slipping slowly out of my skin. Compared to how much every thing else hurt I didn't even flinch at the needle. I guess I surprised everyone again.
"I am also going to reset the bone in your other arm then cast it."
"What does that mean?"
"You broke your arm quite badly and I need to put the bone back in place by pressing very hard and fast directly on the break."
Truthfully, this scared me. With the amount of pain in my back, and it was ony fractured, how much would this hurt? I filled with instantly with pure, burning rage. Why did this have to happen? This never happened to you. It was always just someone else, it wasn't supposed to actually happen to you! If had the ability I would have hit the bed or whatever or whoever was in my range.
"Okay, I need you flat on your back, with you arm held out to the side at a ninty degree angle."
The bed started to slowly level out, for as long as it was moving I could feel peices of my spine grinding together. I felt the blood rush from my face and the world started to spin. "Whoa whoa whoa, stop." I cried. As the nurse made Journey and the Doctor leave before she start the procdure I was along in the room crying my eyes out with a stranger. AJ reached out to comfort me with touch. I told her to stop, out of my great dislike of physical contact with other people.
"I'm sorry." She said taken aback by my refusal.
This time she lowered me slower careful not to grind up my back again. When I was completly flat I slowly, and carefully moved my right arm out to the side. I was hesitant not to move to fast in order to not upset my back. It was pure agony to hold my arm the way AJ wanted it, but not the one to give into pain I kept it there through gritted teeth.
“So do you play any sports?”
“I don't play my sport. I ride it.” I recited my favourite saying as though it were a normal response to this sort of thing.
“What do you mean, horseback riding isn't a sport.”
That infuriated me more than anything. To exhasted, to much in pain, AJ got off lucky to not recive my full lecture. Instead I came up with what I thought to be a pretty spectacular explantion. I right then and there deemed myself a pure genious.
“Have you ever had someone with such severe injuries as mine from a golfing, tennis, or basketball accident.”
Her bewidled expression said it all. She sat there and pondered for a meer three seconds then awkwardly went back to positioning my arm. As I tried my hardest to wipe the smug smile off my face.
“What's your favourite animal?” She asked, by what I could tell, she was simply trying to distract me from what she was about to do with my arm.
“All this distraction stuff, that you guys seem to try so hard at is completly transparent.” I snapped. “I'm not a little kid anymore, and my favourite animal is a horse.”
I felt a sickening grind in my arm, followed by stabbing pain. Which I presume was her reseting the bone. It throbbed with such force I was surprised not one person could hear the pounding I was feeling. I scolded at myself to let the distraction tatic work so well on me. She resumed to wrapping my arm in layers of cotton and gauze type material.
“What colour would you like on the outside?” She asked gingerily, careful not to push my buttons.
I wasn't meaning to come off so cold, and suddenly I was very dissapointed, basically embarresed at myself for acting the way I had. I felt a lump in my throat, which was weird because I barely cried. All of a sudden I went into a complete break down.
“I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to be rude. I'm sorry.” I cried. Staring up at the ceiling I didn't have the nerve to look at AJ through my shame. “I'm really really sorry.”
“Ty, it's okay, I didn't take it personally, your friend told me you were never like this, that you were just hurting.”
“I'm still sorry that's no excuse.”
“It's fine, I promise. Now, what colour would you like?”
“Do you have blue?” I sniffed
“Yes, dark, light, or a sky blue?”
“Sky blue please.”
After my arm was delt with Journey was allowed back in the room. I was glad she came in when she did to rescue me from the tension I felt when I was alone with people I didn't know.
“You're pretty fancy there Kiddo.” Journey laughed.
“Can I have on some normal clothes Joureny?”
“I can run back to my room and get some for you, how's that for a plan?”
“Good, are you staying in a hotel?”
“No the hospital has me a room.”
When Journey was gone it was just me. All alone, left here staring at the same crack in the ceiling that some what resembled a horse in the middle of a piaffe. I watched as the ceiling above my head transformed into wild horses galloping across a green feild. A light snow fell casting a grey mood in my imagination. The horses were so free, worry free. Just galloping for as long as they wish, with no barriers containing them. They gave the occasional buck, or one would reach over and nip at the haunches of the horse beside them. It was so real I swear I could here the steady beat of their hooves. Sounding the beat to which my heart sang in the pure, strong love for horses.