He looked around hoping to see Todd sitting up smiling and already to go. Lily came running in behind him, out of breathe. “Jesus, so fast,” she said looking around hoping to find the same thing.
Martin walked to the front desk where a nurse was trying to put together a file that obviously fell. “Excuse me” he said politely.
She put down the file and smiled at him as sincerely as she could. “Yes sir, how may I help you?”
“Yes, I'm looking for someone. His name is Todd, Todd Jacobson.”
She could tell he was concerned and worried since his eyes looked ready to burst into tears and his hand was slightly trembling. “Of course dear, let me look.” She typed on the computer and found him. “Here he is room four twenty two.”
Lily plunked her purse on the desk still a little out of breathe. “I got his I.D and, health care info-”
“That won't be necessary miss,” said a voice from behind them.
They both turned around and saw a nurse who happened to be walking by and overheard them. “You're talking about Todd Jacobson right?”
Martin and Lily both nodded.
“You must be Martin and Lily. I'm Jesse. Carol will take the I.D and we'll get it back to you.” She turned slightly and pointed towards the elevators. “I'm actually heading up. I can take you.”
They followed her to the elevator and waited. Confused Martin asked, “Why don't you need his health care info?”
Jesse replied, “I was here when he brought him in.”
“Who brought him in?” Lily asked.
“I don't know that would be billing,” Jesse said smiling.
“Billing,” Martin repeated even more confused.
The elevator chimed and the doors opened. All three of them stepped on and the nurse hit four. Jesse then turned to them. “A man came into the hospital carrying another man covered in blood. We took Mr. Jacobson and began prepping him immediately.”
Martin's heart started to beat faster as his throat dried out.
The nurse continued. “He had lost a lot of blood. Facial and head trauma, a broken arm, four broken ribs, bruised lung and spinal cord trauma,” she said and paused.
Lily covered her mouth in shock and immediately took Martin's hand. He squeezed it tight as the chime went off and the doors opened.
“Now he is doing fine, we have a spinal specialist coming in the morning, but it's more precautionary,” she said as Martin and Lily walked out of the elevator and followed Jesse down the hall. “Once it was determined the man carrying Mr. Jacobson didn't actually assault him, he gave all the personal information to our front desk and left his card”
“His card, what card?” Martin asked.
“His credit card, we were told it didn't matter, any tests, rehab, medicine, private room, private nurse, anything was to be charged to his card and once a credit check was done they shipped Mr. Jacobson to the VIP floor.” She stopped and invited them to get a little closer. “Between you and me, I'm sure the hospital will find plenty of things Mr. Jacobson, will need,” she said with a disappointed smile. She punched the giant “OPEN” button with...