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When I woke up there was this bright white light blinding my eyes. I couldn't help but think that I was in heaven. Unfortunately there's no annoying beeping sounds in heaven. I only proved my suspicion of being in a hospital when I turned my head to the side to see a heart monitor. I groaned as I tried to sit up and a nurse came in.

"How are you feeling sweetie?," She smiled softly. I shrugged and looked at my wrists.Her smile faltered a little.

"Hold on I'll go get the doctor for you," I could tell she was severely uncomfortable with my question. She came back a few minutes later with with a blond women in tow who looked to be my doctor by the white lab coat she had on.

"Hello Ivy. You gave us a quiet a scare. What do you remember?," She asked. I thought back to the last thing I remembered before the bright white lights.

I shrugged my shoulder in an 'I don't know' action.

"Well Ivy unfortunately it doesn't end at that. It seems you cut yourself, pretty deep in fact. Your mother found you just in time before you could lose too much blood." She stated calmly.

I nodded and turned away I couldn't really seem to care about what she was saying.

"I'm going to go get your mother," She said it sounded more like a question than a statement. She walked out with the nurse following silently behind her. I heard my mother not shortly after coming into the room I braced myself for what was to come.

"Are you OK sweetie?"My mother asked reaching out to stroke my hair. I shied away from her hand and remained quiet, trying to forget she was even there.

"Honey talk to me, please?" She begged kind of how I begged her when she would beat me. I took a moment to really look at her. She looked tired and well kind of clean like she hadn't been drunk in awhile. 'Yeah like I would be that lucky' I chuckled inwardly at my own joke.

"Doctor Chase!!" My mother called. The blond doctor rushed in thinking something was wrong.

"Is there a problem, Ms. Noble?," Doctor Chase inquired.

"Why isn't she speaking? Is there something wrong?" My mom asked worriedly. Doctor Chase came over and looked at my mouth shining a flash light in it and then felt my throat.

"Ivy does your throat hurt" She asked. I shook my head no. She sighed and turned to my mother.

"Ms. Noble I'm afraid there is nothing wrong with your daughter's voice," She explained.

 'Then why isn't she talking?," My mother asked again looking upset.

"She does not want to talk. Isn't that right Ivy?" the doctor turned to me. I nodded and picked at the hospital sheets. Doctor Chase left the room leaving me alone with my mother.


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