Dr. Mark Jenner thinks Kyria needs some 'real,' as in not hospital, food.
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“Hey, beautiful. How about some grease?” Kyria looked up to see Dr. Jenner holding a bag and cardboard tray with two drinks. He smiled a hopeful smile. She knew he was trying to cheer her up.
She smiled knowing it didn’t reach her eyes. “I can hear some veins clogging, but yeah.”
Mark came over, set the bag on the table, and handed her the drinks. “I’ll just get this yuck out of here.” He took the supper tray and left the room quickly returning, pushing the door nearly closed behind him. “Nurse Gadsden is on duty tonight. We’ll have to eat this quickly and get rid of the evidence. She doesn’t approve of Micky D’s.”
“What are you still doing here? I thought you would have gone home by now.” Kyria said as she looked into the bag. “What’d you get?”
“Pulling a double shift for a friend. Big juicy cheeseburgers, large fries, cookies and chocolate shakes.”
Kyria laughed. “Grease, sugar and chocolate. What a wonderful meal.”
Mark watched as she dug around in the bag. It seemed every emotion she had was expressed to the max. As he’d held her when she cried that afternoon he knew her heart was breaking for those who had died and the loved ones left behind. Now she was stuffing french fries in her mouth with joyous abandon.
“Hey, let me have some of those.” Mark reached into the container and pulled several fries out while she batted at his hand.
“I thought you got these for me?” Kyria teased.
“Only half are for you. The other half are for me.”
“There’s another container in the bag. These are mine.” She held the fries away from him.
“But yours might be better.” He pretended to struggle for them.
“Stop, get your own. I haven’t had real food since I got here.”
“Okay, you win.” Mark pulled fries and the burgers from the bag. He handed Kyria one of the burgers and settled in to eat his.
“Oh my, this is good.” Kyria took another bite.
“Yeah, nothing like a big honkin’ burger,” Mark bit into his.
Mark turned to look at the door the burger still at his mouth. Kyria had a huge mouthful. Nurse Gadsden stood there with hands on her hips and a frown on her face.
“Yes, Ms Gadsden? Is there something you need?” Mark asked as he chewed.
“I thought I would take the supper tray, but I see it’s already gone.”
“Yes, I thought Ms Metcalf might like some outside food.” He took a big bite of he burger.
“I see. At least I’ll know where you are if you’re needed, Dr. Jenner.” She turned and left the room.
Mark and Kyria look at each other. Both had mouths full of cheeseburger. They covered their mouths as they fought not to laugh and spit it out.
“Busted,” Mark said when he finally swallowed.
Kyria swallowed and laughed.
Mark wanted to lean forward and kiss her. What had brought that thought on? She was just a patient. She’d be leaving the hospital soon. The thought sobered him. He wanted her to be released, but didn’t want not to see her again.
“Oh, that was so good. Thank you, Dr. Jenner.” Kyria was leaning back in her chair with a satisfied grin. Mark again felt the pull to kiss her.
“Kyria,” he started, then his cell phone rang. After taking the call he said, “Well, I’ve got to go. I’ll see you tomorrow. I’ve gotten good reports on your physical therapy results. We’ll start planning your release.”
“That sounds wonderful. See you tomorrow. Sleep sweet.”
“You, too.” Mark left thinking he was glad he succumbed to his urge to bring her the fast food. He should keep things strictly professional between them. It was only the attraction of a pretty woman who needed him. Funny, it was usually the patient who was attracted to the doctor.
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.