Out of breath from running so far, I crashed into the hospital doors, forcing them open. Rushing up to the counter, I immediately caught the assistant's attention.
"Can I help you, sir?"
Panting and holding onto my knees for support, I managed to say, "I'm looking for ____ ____."
She checked her computer screen. "Sorry sir, but I'm afraid I can't allow you to see her. She's in surgery right now. As soon as we know anything, we'll tell you alright?"
I jerked my head up, a look of panic spreading across my face. I nodded submissively and went to take a seat in the waiting room.
-Several minutes previously-
I sighed, looking around my dirty living room. I should have expected it to end up like this after asking my neighbor, Alfred to house watch for me while I was away on a business trip, but of course, I underestimated the rowdy, loud-mouthed American's abilities to annihilate a room in just two days. I had just wanted to relax after arriving back home, but alas, I wouldn't be getting my wish.
But before I could even touch the vacuum, my cellphone vibrated against my leg. Frustrated, I grabbed it and saw it was Francis.
"Look Francis, as much as I would love to listen you annoy the crap out of me or hear about your latest one night stand, I just don't have time to put up with you right now!" I was practically shouting into the phone. I paused to breathe, and expected to hear a snide remark from the speaker.
All I could hear was crying.
"A-Arthur," Francis sobbed. "It's _____. She...She's..." More Crying.
"I'm at ze 'ospital. You n-need to get down 'ere. St Vincent's." He ended the call.
My heart beating faster, I sprinted out the door, not even bothering to lock it.