Avril sat up in her bed. "Whaddya mean, 'you don't know'?! You're the friggin' doctor! You-" She started yelling and cussing, which was completely out of her character; she had always been shy and quiet and she had never sworn in her life until then.
The doctor tried to get her to calm down, but she wouldn't. So, he held up the sedatives to threaten Avril. It worked. She sunk under the covers and frowned. "I-I'm so sorry, I don't know why I said that, why I did that.." She burst into a fit of tears, and the old man checked off a few things on his clipboard. Avril immediately stopped crying and said in a very harsh voice, "What are you writing, anyways?"
He sighed. "Your illness has.. stages, and when you show signs of whatever stage, I have to check it off with the date." Avril rolled her eyes and scoffed. "And what's this stage called?"
"Stage One- Major Moodswings." He gave her a cautious look, as if he was suddenly afraid of her. Avril hushed up and fell asleep- this time, without the injections.
Avril woke up in the middle of the night, when she got the sudden urge to use the restroom. She could see the door to the bathroom, but couldn't walk over to it with the IVs still implanted in her arms. She leaned to the side and pressed a big red button that was on the wall. Almost as soon as she'd pressed it, a nurse rushed into the room.
"Is everything alright?" The nurse was a younger, attractive woman with straight blonde hair and big brown eyes. "Um, well sort of. I really need to use the bathroom."
"Oh. Oh!" She bent down, then stood up again, holding a bedpan in her hands. Avril's eyes widened. "Um, you're not serious, right?"
"It's not that bad. Here, put it under yourself, do your business, then I'll take it and clean you up."
"No! Why can't I use the bathroom? It's right there!" She pointed towards the half open door. "You can't use that because of your disease. And your IVs."
Avril squished herself up into a ball. "I'll just hold it in, then." The young woman gave her a weird look, then said, "Alright, then. If you change your mind, just press the button again." A few minutes after she had exited the room, Avril started taking out her IVs. She was going to go to the bathroom in an actual bathroom. Her arms started bleeding, but it didn't hurt as much as before, nor was it bleeding as much. She slowly made her way over to the bathroom and entered. After she had used the toilet, she walked over to the sink and washed her hands. When she had finished, and looked up to get a towel, she saw a quick flash of her eye in a mirror that she hadn't noticed. She slowly looked back into it, and when she saw her reflection, she didn't even recognize herself anymore.
So, she screamed.