The nurse tilted her head slightly “Well, are you a relative? Because we’re only allowed to speak to relatives or romantic partners” She explained.
Charlie paused for a second, staring at the nurse, before chugging into life. “Alright, we’ve got a romantic partner here,” —she leaned over to gently tap Alex’s shoulder— “Alex, wake up, the nurse might have info on Tom.”
Alex jumped up, his hyper-vigilance kicking in. “What? Is he ok? What’s happened?”. He stared at the nurse expectantly. She paused and then spoke up. “Are you Thomas’ romantic partner?”. When Alex said he was, she nodded. “Well, Thomas is doing well, he’s not yet concious but he is stable”
She didn’t know what she’d been expecting when she called the nurse; spectacular developments, especially this early on, were few and far between. But stability was a start, and you always had to start somewhere.
Her expression was held between a grimace and a grin as she continued speaking, “—When can, um, all of us visit?”
The nurse thought briefly. “Well, I can take you to see him now, if you’d like” she said. Alex’s eyes widened. “Hell yeah” He said enthusiastically