From the Past
Fan fiction and fond (mostly) memories
of soap days gone by
The Price of Love
Hospital Somewhere Out of Town
Sam ran into the emergency room doors carrying an unconscious Ivy. Well, he wasn’t really sure if she was unconscious
or just sleeping, but he hadn’t bothered to try and wake her. She was still wrapped in his coat and breathing
steadily. ‘That has to be a good sign,’ Sam silently prayed to himself.
After Sam had laid Ivy down in the backseat and driven away, all he could think about was her. He couldn’t believe
that this was happening. He had never seen Ivy like this. He had always thought her too strong and sure of herself
to have something like this happen.
Sam had driven for about an hour, not noticing the road signs or the other cars. Finally, when he thought they
were far enough out of town, he had pulled off the interstate into this small town. He wasn’t even sure where
they were, but he had followed the hospital signs and raced into the emergency room with Ivy in his arms.
Sam stood there, not sure what to do next when someone in hospital scrubs approached him. "What happened
to her," the nurse asked as she led them to a small room.
"I – I’m not sure I found her like this outside," Sam lied. He hadn’t found her outside, but he still
wasn’t sure exactly what had happened to Ivy, although he knew someone must have broken in and attacked her.
"Well," the nurse said, "I just paged the doctor, but I need a name for these emergency room forms.
Do you know her name?"
Sam panicked. He couldn’t tell her. That would defeat the purpose of going out of town. "No, I don’t."
"Well, we need to have a name. Pick something. Anything. I need to have a name for legal reasons."
Sam’s mind raced. He had to think of a name fast. What would it be…Madeline…. When he and Ivy had been dating…before
Julian…she had told him her middle name was Madeline. Ivy Madeline Winthrop.
"Madeline," Sam gushed, "Madeline Bennet."
"Madeline Bennet it is then. Pretty good name for being on the spot."
The doctor entered then and they shooed Sam out to finish the forms. But he made them promise to let him know
what was wrong so he could take care of her.
Forty-five Minutes Later…
Sam had been pacing the floor for a half hour now. What was taking so long? ‘They haven’t even updated me. Something
must be terribly wrong.’
Finally, the door opened and the nurse came out. "Well Sir, she’s going to be okay, but she’ll need this
prescription for pain," the nurse said handing him a slip of paper, "and she needs to rest. It isn’t
necessary for her to stay in the hospital. Unless there is no place else for her to go," the nurse raised
her eyebrows, as she looked Sam in the eye.
"I’ll take care of her."
"Good. Now, go fill that prescription at that counter and then you can come and get Madeline. She’s still
asleep, so you may have to carry her out again."
Sam did as he was told and after he had retrieved the prescription and Ivy, he laid her down in the backseat again
and got into the driver's seat. "What am I supposed to do now?"