Finally a new chapter. Thanks again for reading! And keep reading, for I have "great ideas" for Netta & Sid :D
I wasn't lucky. My cell started ringing and it was my sister-in-law. She was angry. Well, angry was an understatement. She was furious. She lectured at me about my stupidity and lack of common sense.
"What kind of idiot would let it go that far that that idiot would pass out on a stage?" and other questions like that. Kayley is my personal common sense when it comes injuries and health. According to her I have no idea what is safe and healthy, so she likes to remind me... a lot.
I listened quietly, because I've learned my lesson. Disturbing was something one should never do when Kayley started her healthy body-healthy life lecture. Sidney was still sitting next to my bed. He was smirking. I rolled my eyes.
Kayley finally stopped.
"Did you tell mom and dad?" I asked her already knowing her answer.
"I called them the second I got off the phone with Filippa. Your mom actually said she wasn't surprised. Are you coming home?"
"Kay I really haven't had time to think about it. But most likely yeah." I mumbled. This was not my favorite topic. Flying across the Atlantic wasn't an appealing idea. I would be really far away from Sidney. At least here we were on the same continent.
"Well, give me or your brother a call, and we'll pick you at the airport."
"Thanks Kay. I'll do that." I sighed.
"Bye Nets. Take it easy, Ok?"
"I promise. Bye."
Back home. I missed my family but still even thinking about leaving made me sad. I got lost in my own thought so I didn't hear what Sidney said to me. He gently touched my hand.
"Are you okay?" He asked. I nodded, because I couldn't lie. Not to him.
With his fingertips he touched my cheek. Something so small had an enormous effect on me. It felt like electrical shocks were running through my body. His eyes looked deep into mine. I think he noticed me reaction to his touch because he smiled.
"This is not fair." I whispered. I couldn't take me eyes off him.
"What's not fair?" He asked softly.
"What you do to me."
"What do I do to you?"
"I don't know. You have this weird power over me. You turn me into a nut case."
He smiled at me warmly. Oh boy.
"And when you do that... that smile-thing, I think I become a total lunatic. I think you're some kind of a wizard or Harry Potter-like creature. It's not normal. You are not normal."
He bursted into laughter.
"Thanks, I guess." He said.
This was so weird. I just called Sidney Crosby a Harry Potter-like creature.
"You know what," he said.
"I don't think you're normal either."
"Well, that's nothing new." I giggled.
"You're the most interesting person I've ever met. You're beautiful, funny, caring... you're pretty much unreal."
Wow. That blew me away. He was telling me something so beautiful.
"Thanks, I guess." I said shyly. He squeezed my hand.
He started saying something else, but Filippa came in to my room just then. If she realized that she had interrupted something she surely didn't show it.
"Good news guys! The doctors think you're ready to get out of that bed and leave them alone. They said your such an annoying patient that it's better if you leave."
"I can leave? Seriously?"
"Yep. The one with mustache will be here in a sec with your papers." Filippa said enthusiastically.
She started packing my things into my back. We called her "Red Bull" for a good reason. Sidney was still staring at me. I gave him a quick smile. My doctor "the one with the mustache" came in. He gave me a pile of paper, his number just in case and description for strong painkillers.
"Try Aspirin, but if it doesn't work take one of these."
"Thank you doctor."