FAN FICTION #25
Krystal is seated in Dr. Barber’s office waiting for him to discuss her biopsy results.
“Krystal, I am sorry to keep you waiting.” Dr. Barber says. “I know you must be anxious.”
“I haven’t been waiting long. I appreciate you putting a rush on this for me.”
Dr. Barber opens the file and says to Krystal, “You biopsy does show the mass is malignant. However because you were so diligent in your breast exams and came to see me so soon, I believe we can remove the mass entirely and without being too evasive. With some additional radiation and chemo I feel assured that the cancer will be gone.”
“Well I guess that is like good news/bad news, right?” Krystal tries some humor.
“I know you must be scared, but I promise the prognosis looks very encouraging. We have to schedule the surgery immediately though. Have you told your husband?”
“No, not yet. You have to know that the timing for all of this is not very good.”
“It never is good timing Krystal, but you can’t postpone this and Jackson and your family need to know. You are going to need their support through this.”
“I know, doctor but once Jackson finds out about this I know he is going to want to drop out of the election. He has wanted this for so long.”
“I think your husband will care more about his wife and her health then any election, Krystal. Please speak to him tonight and inform your family as soon as possible. We need to schedule this procedure right away.”
Just out of curiosity, how long could I postpone the surgery?”
“Krystal, please do not even think about trying to wait this out till after the election. You do not have that kind of time!”
“Okay, Dr. Barber I will talk to Jack as soon as possible and make arrangements to get started.”
Krystal leaves the doctors office and heads over to the park. She has so much to think about. She knows the doctor is right and this can’t wait but how can she tell Jack and know he will concede his dreams for her health?
Reggie walks into the Fusion office looking for Greenlee. A beautiful young woman walks up to him.
“Can I help you?” She asks. It is Cassandra who is working at Fusion as Greenlee’s assistant.
“Actually I am looking for Greenlee,” says Reggie.
“Do you have an appointment?
“No, but I am sure she will see me, I am her brother Reggie.”
“I had no idea Greenlee had a brother.”
“I guess you can’t see the family resemblance.” Reggie says jokingly. “I have been away from Pine Valley for a few years, and I wanted to stop by and let her know I was home.”
“Reggie!” Greenlee runs up to him and gives him a big hug. “When did you get home? Does Jack know you are here?”
“Yes, I stopped and saw Jack and Krystal earlier. I wanted to make you my next visit. You look great Greenpea. I guess marriage, work and motherhood really are good for you.”
“Well thanks, and I can see the military has done okay with you as well.”
“I’m sorry, Reggie this is Cassandra my assistant. Cassandra is Chief Hubbard and Dr. Hubbard’s daughter.”
“It is a pleasure to meet you, Cassandra,” says Reggie.
“The pleasure is all mine,” says Cassandra smiling.
Ellie walks into the Staff Lounge and finds Jake getting a cup of coffee.
“It’s not great but it will definitely keep you up,” says Jake.
“I think I will pass, but thanks,” says Ellie.
“So how are you finding work at PVH?” says Jake.
“Everyone is very nice and the work is very rewarding.” Ellie tells him. “I know your family has a long history here at the hospital. How long have you worked here?”
“I came back here a long time ago, after working out in California. Since then I have worked here off and on for several years.” Jake tells Ellie.
“Where did you come from before moving here?” Jake asks her.
“Oh. I was just working in Chicago, but I have lived all over growing up with my Mom.”
“Is your Mom out in Chicago?”
“No, my Mom has been living out of the country for many years now.”
Griffin walks through the door of The Boarding House and Zoey is sitting on the sofa reading a magazine.
She looks up and says to Griffin, “long day?”
Griffin answers that he did a double shift at the hospital and stopped off to put a few hours in at The Free Clinic. “How was your day?”
“I spent the afternoon with Zach’s kids at the park. Zach had a some Casino business to attend to and I thought he might want some free time to go see Kendall.”
“It is great you and Zach are getting along and you seem to enjoy the kids as much as the seem to like being with you.”
“Well I am glad I am getting to know Zach but it is still kind of weird finding out about having a whole family I knew nothing about, especially the Cambias part of it. As for the kids I think they are just getting attached to me because they miss their Mom. You know Kendall, what is she like?”
“How much time do you have?” jokes Griffin.
To be continued…