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The Girl Who Stutters and The Boy Who Mutters By Momo3625 Characters: 9181

Updated: 2018-09-22 15:59


"Jesus Rogers, she could've died!"

That's the first thing I hear when I finally begin to resurface.

"Yeah I understand that, will you stop screaming at me already Becca?"

"You're awake!" I open my eyes all the way Lacey staring down at me and poking my forehead.

I slowly crane my neck to try and look around the room. The whole group is here and I'm so momentarily stunned that I don't even wonder why I'm sitting in a hospital bed with everyone surrounding me.

What. The. Hell.

I try to speak, but I'm surprised when I can't. My throat is so dry and my body is so stiff. I don't understand any of this at all, I'm so confused.

"She looks like a fish, " Liam laughs pointing at me. And you sound like a two year old, I think to myself. But then again I suppose I probably do resemble a fish right now considering I keep opening and closing my mouth but not saying anything.

"Get the girl some water, " Victor says slapping Liam on the back of his head.

Liam rushes out of the room, but not before glaring at Victor. Soon enough Liam comes back with a bottle of water. Becca helps my sit up and I down the entire bottle of water within ten seconds.

"Well don't drown yourself, " Hannah laughs as I wipe the water that had managed to trail out of my mouth.

"W-what the hell h-happened?" Is the first question that pops out of my mouth. My voice still sounds scratchy but at least I can talk now.

"Well when you were at the park with us all yesterday-"

"Yesterday?" I ask looking up at Hannah.

"You've been out for almost a day kid, " Becca says looking down at me, "You have to be more careful. you got bit a snake."

"I m-missed the rest of m-my classes!"

"Did I not just tell her she got bit by a snake?" Becca asks looking up at Scott who just smiles and shrugs, "cause I'm pretty sure I just told her she got bit by a snake, yet she's still worried about her classes?"

"I had my dad talk to your teachers, " Scott says, not looking me in the eye.

"Oh, " I say, a little confused as to why Scott would take the time to do that for me. But I don't get the chance to ask him because a doctor walks in.

"I see you're up now, " the doctor says striding into the room and over towards my bed.

"I g-guess s-so."

"Don't worry about the stuttering, " the doctor says looking down at the clipboard he's holding. "Sometimes stuttering is just a part of the trauma."

"It's a speech deficiency asshole, " Scott snaps while glaring daggers at the doctor. "You should already know that though. I thought doctors were supposed to check the patient's medical history or something."

"Um I'd appreciate it if you didn't talk to me in that tone sir, " the doctor says before turning back towards me. "N

I'm n-not a p-people person either so w-we naturally get along."

"Whatever, " she says, "are you okay though? Do you want me to come see you?"

"N-not right now, " I say just as Scott walks back into the room. "I think I'll j-just rest fro now. I'll t-talk to you later."

"Bye, " Anna says sounding rather disappointed. She's been acting different lately. I don't think she's all that impressed with this new college life either.

"There isn't much to do since you're crippled and you don't like me, " Scott says shrugging as he walks back into the room. "I had a date tonight but then you went and got bit..."

"It's your fault I g-got bit!" I shout pointing at him. "And you d-don't have to stay here, just g-go on your date."

"I don't think you understand that I can't, " Scott says running a hand through his perfectly groomed. "Becca told me she wants me to stay here so you don't hurt yourself trying to get up or something."

"Since w-when do you t-take orders from Becca?"

We glare at each other for what feels like hours before Scott mumbles something about needing to take a shower. Sitting here alone while Scott goes to take his shower is definitely not on the top of my list of things I need to do right now. So I do what any logical college student would do.

I study.

Seeing as I missed the last half of my first day of school, I wasn't exactly sure what I was studying for. But I didn't feel like resting.

I was contemplating on whether or not I should attempt to prank Scott, but I obviously couldn't do that since I could barely even stand. I thought about chucking my pillow at his face once he got out of the bathroom but then there was a knock on the door.

Me figuring it was just the pizza guy I yelled saying that he could come in.

But to my surprise it was actually Oakland.

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