The door cracked open behind Jamie. Linda entered the room with fresh daffodils. She rushed to the side of the bed upon seeing Ellie's eyelids flickering, dropping the daffodils in the process. 'They told me it'd be sometime today!' Linda exclaimed watching her daughter wake into conciousness. 'There's no need to rush,' Linda cooed as Ellie opened and shut her eyes over and over again. Linda put the beaker of water within Ellie's grasp so that Ellie could reach it when the time came that she was strong enough to hold the tumbler of water. Jamie had knealt to pick up the dropped flowers and after Ellie's first glass of water she couldn't wait to ask anymore. 'Did you mean it?' she asked. He was dumbfounded for a moment.
'So, you heard that then?' he asked.
'Yes, of course. I was on the brink of waking up,' she told him refilling her beaker with water. Her mum had nipped out of the room to tell the doctors she was awake.
'Yes I did mean it, every word,' Jamie blushed.
'It's Ok,' Ellie cooed and reached for his hand.
The door opened behind Jamie and Dr Kay walked in followed by Linda. 'It's good to see you awake, Ellie!' she enthused while putting out fresh sheets on the chair beside Ellie's bed. 'I have a break in five minutes but after that I'll come back and put these fresh sheets on for you!' With that, Dr Kay left the room taking her dizzingly strong aroma of perfume with her. She must shower in whatever perfume she uses every morning.