A beeping echoed around my head. The air was cold, as I took a deep breath in. Where was I? I opened my eyes, the white tiles on the walls seemed familiar, but there was a heart rate monitor to the side of me. I was in the hospital. Had I just woken up from a dream? Or was I in real life?
I could feel my hands, but I could not feel my legs. I peered over; my legs were still there, so why couldn’t I move them? Conveniently a nurse from the hospital came in, “Nurse, what happens to my legs?”
She looked in my direction, her face felt sad, “I’m sorry, but you’re not going to have movement in them anymore,” She said softly “You paralyzed from the waist down, I am sorry,” How could I live or even work if I had no leg movement? “I will let Detective Chief Inspector Wilson know that you're awake.”!
Time crept by slowly, the ticking from the clock made all things worse. I couldn’t just get out of this bed and go for a walk, to waste sometime. There was nothing to do except to look at a wall and stare into space, which was not fun at all.
The handle of the door rattled. The door opened up slowly, and was soon open wide. Ben entered followed by Mercy and another officer. They all looked in my direction, and me in theirs. “So what happened?” I asked.
“You don’t remember?” Ben questioned. I shook my head gently, not wanting to knock the tubes. “You were shot by Mae, and Mae was shot by one of the officer,” His words were soft, as he continued on “She was not killed, so she will be charged.”
“What about Graham?” I queried.
Ben face to turned into a face of thought, as I waited for an answer, “He will be charged with assisting Mae.” Ben stated.
“What’s happening now?”
“Nothing really,” Ben head moved to face the floor, “I just need to know what you are going to do now?”
“TI need to know is you are going to stay on as a desk worker or retire?”
“I don’t know...”
“Personally, I don’t want you to retire,” Ben said cutting in “You’re a great officers and it will be a shame if you leave, but it's not my decision, it’s yours,” I could faintly see that Ben’s face getting red as though he was going to cry, “Either way i will support you whatever your decision you make.”
“Well,” I said taking a moment to think, “I don’t know how helpful I’m going to be, and you know as well as anyone, I cannot stand to be behind a desk,” Ben looked into my direction, their was clear concern on his face, “So I believe it's best for me to retire.”
Tears sprang up in Ben's eyes, “Your going to be missed, you know.” I nodded as tears started in mine.
“We’ll keep in touch, “ I said, before tears streamed down my cheeks, “I’m here when you need me.”
In the years that past I remained in touch with the force, my retirement didn’t last so long. I managed to stay in the field of work as and continue doing what I loved, until time back up with me and my retirement was true. So here I am now alone, with only memoires.