Saturday, 27 December 2008
03:08:31 AM (GMT)
Lexi didn't look as her father was driven away in a police car.They had waited until
one had come because Brody hadn't wanted to leave Lexi.So she sat in the back with
Brody driving and Grace in the passenger seat.They were quiet.Lexi leaned her head
back against the seat.She was very tired.Tears always made her sleepy.So giving in
she let the exhaustion swallow her.
"She is asleep."whispered Grace glancing back at her."How did you keep from
beating his face in?" she asked looking over at Brody.He shrugged and his hands
tightened on the steering wheel.
"Years of practice.Plus she didn't need to see it.She has had enough violence in
her life."Brody glanced up at the rear view mirror.He had an idea.But he had to talk
to a few people first.
"I couldn't agree more."
When Lexi woke she was being carried.She kept her eyes closed and fought the
panic.She knew it was Brody who carried her.Into the hospital.Lexi squeezed her eyes
tightly.She hated hospitals.She heard the sliding doors open.The sounds and smells of
hospital.Lexi heard Grace talking to someone and she heard one off those bed on
wheels.Brody set her down and she felt his fingers brush her hair off her face.She
opened her eyes surprised by the gentle touch.Brody smiled down at her.
"Have a nice nap sweety?"He asked taking her hand lightly.
"Yea." Lexi said she looked around her.White walls.White floors.Sterile
smells.Lexi closed her eyes again and squeezing Brody's hand took deep breaths.
"Don't like hospitals?"He asked sympathetic.
"No.I don't.How long do i have to stay here?" she asked.Grace came over on Lexi's
"Only for a bit."She said.A nurse walked over to them.
"Ill have to take her now.Detective Ezell you can come if you please." she said
and began to push the bed.
"Do you want me to come?" Grace asked Lexi.She nodded and took her hand in of
"Well be back."