So I made it through my final exams (& a medical procedure which I won’t talk about but that turned out, to quote the doctor, “awesome”)–and then my brain shut down. I spent yesterday afternoon looking at silly cat pictures and trying to read, and then went to bed early and actually slept past 6 a.m.!
All of which made me late in posting my snippet today. Sorry if anyone followed my link from Seductive Studs & Sirens before I posted!
Neil dropped to his knees beside the man. He wasn’t breathing. As Neil began chest compressions, he told the young man standing nearby and wearing an all-too-familiar expression of horror to call 9-1-1.
After that, Neil’s only concern was to keep going until help arrived.
It took two EMTs to pull Neil off the man, he was so determined to save him. Once he realized what was happening, Neil quickly moved out of the way and watched as they assessed the man’s condition, determined he’d begun breathing again, and gave him oxygen. He couldn’t tear his eyes from the scene—the burly EMTs working to help the frail old man.
Familiar feelings of weightlessness and translucence descended as Neil watched the old man disappear into the back of an ambulance, the young man, probably his grandson—or his partner—talking to him as he climbed in beside him.
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