Last night I dreamt of you. I dreamt of a dream in which we were together and happy.
I stirred a little before my eyes fluttered open slowly and steadily. I blinked a few times to adjust my eyes to the brightness and looked around trying to figure out where I was.
The first thing that came to my sight was the white ceiling and the light then the room. I looked around and saw a figure far away sitting on the sofa with its head down. Everything was blurry to me so I blinked a few more times and rubbed my eyes using the back of my hand slowly.
I squinted my eyes a little and then I recognized the figure as Caleb.
"Caleb?" I heard my own hoarse voice.
My throat squirmed with thirst wanting water. Slowly I tried to sit up from my lying position but stopped and winced when I felt a stinging sensation on my stomach.
"Oh shit!" I groaned.
"Sangavi!" I heard Caleb and watched as he hurried to my side and made me lay back on the bed.
"Don't move!" he scolded.
"Water!" I muttered.
He nodded and took the glass and filled it with water. Then he helped me drink the water.
"Thank You" I whispered relieved after feeling the dryness fading away from my throat.
"Wait! Let me call the doctor first" he said and pressed the bell near the small table beside my bed.
I took in his appearance. He was wearing a black polo t-shirt and faded blue jeans with sneakers. He had bangs under his eyes and his hair was messy and out of place.
"She is awake!" he told the nurse that came in through the door. She looked at me and nodded walking out probably to get the doctor.
"What happened?" I voiced out my thought.
"I should ask you this question. But don't worry, I already know and don't think that I am feeling proud right now because what you did was utterly stupid" and the yelling began.
"Who told you to go all Jackie Chan on that moment? You could have just gone out and locked the door until the police arrived" he yelled.
"But he was stalking me!" I complained.
"But that doesn't mean that you could do whatever you want. It was risky and stupid. Feel happy that he was just an amateur thief. Think what would have happened to you if he was a professional criminal or even worse a murderer? Sangavi do you even-" I interfered.
"Geez! Fine! Don't yell at me now. My head is already too heavy. Scold me later" I complained and laid back on the bed turning to the other side.
"I am sorry. I shouldn't have yelled. I was just worried" he said and we both heard the doctor coming in.
"Will you please give me a moment?" the doctor asked and I heard a quite 'sure' from Caleb and I turned back to see him leaving but not before glancing my way.
"Your boyfriend just caused us so many trouble," the doctor said and I eyed her with confusion.
"Boyfriend?" I thought.
"Well how are you feeling now?" she asked taking her stethoscope out from underneath her coat and checking my heartbeat.
"Take a deep breath in," she said and I did it.
"Exhale," she said and I did.
"I am feeling better" I answered her question.
"Any pain?" she asked as she checked my eyes.
"Yes. My stomach hurts" I said putting a hand on my stomach where it hurts.
"Hmmm," she hummed nodding and scribbled something on a notepad.
"Uh, doctor!" I said getting her attention.
"Yes?" she answered as she handed the piece of paper to the nurse and asked her to give it to Caleb.
"What do you mean by he caused you trouble?" I asked little confused.
"Well!" she smiled and looked towards the way where Caleb was standing. The nurse handed him the paper and he had a chat with the nurse about the paper before he looked my way and turned around leaving for somewhere.
"Firstly, when he came here he wasn't very happy seeing you in the casualty section. Then he yelled and practically threatened to get your consciousness back. He just wouldn't leave until he was forced by some of his whom I guessed were his friends. This two days, have been hell for us" she sighed probably thinking about what she went through.
"But everything apart, you are a lucky woman! You have got an amazing boyfriend who really cares about you" she said and a small smile appeared on my lips.
"And you two look good together" she complimented which made me blush.
"You remind me of my youth days" she whispered but I heard it.
"Anyways, I have prescribed the medicines for you and he has gone to fetch them. You need rest for now" she said and I nodded.
"When can I leave doctor?" I asked.
"Probably after a day. It depends upon your condition" she said and I nodded.
"The doctor said I could leave after a day," I said to Caleb who was busy reading the prescription paper and the medicines.
Did he even understand what was written on it?
"Hmm, I know. The doctor told me earlier" he said as he folded the note and kept it on the table.
"So?" I asked.
"So?" he asked confused.
"So do I have to stay hungry till I get to leave?" I asked feeling my stomach grumbling.
"Oh no! No! Shit! Wait! Let me bring your food" he said as recognition hit him.
"How can you be so stupid, Caleb? Of course, she is hungry" he talked to himself while walking out the room.
I chuckled at his behavior and rested my head back on the pillow. It was rare to see him like that. He always stayed neutral to every situation. But seeing him worried only for me made me feel little different.
"I wonder what's up with you Caleb," I thought and smiled.
"I ain't drinking that," I said pointing at the medicine bottle that he was holding.
"It's so bitter" I complained.
He rolled his eyes at me and shook the bottle before opening the cap and pouring a little amount into the cap for me to drink.
"Here," he said as he reached forward with that cap for me to drink it.
"Ew! No! Keep it away" I said scrunching my nose up feeling disgusted by its smell.
"Well, you brought it to yourself. Who told you t-" before he could start his ranting I reached forward took the cap from him and gulped it down.
"Happy?" I asked as I gave him a sarcastic smile and he rolled his eyes at me.
"I am feeling so tired" I muttered and yawned and stretched raising my hands up in the air but regretted when I felt the immense pain on my stomach.
"Ow!" I winced holding the spot.
"Sangavi!" and his yelling was back.
Can anyone please tell him that he was yelling at a patient?