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"-4- who are you looking for?"
Linda and Sam couldn't believe their eyes when they opened the hospital door.
Phoenix wore a neck and a chest brace. White blankets covered him. The room
smelled like peppermint.
"Hi, Phoenix," Sam spoke as he came closer. "How did you get here?"
"Someone hit me." Phoenix voice was weak. "Then, light!"
"You saw a light?" Linda asked.
"Bright light and hands." Phoenix closed his eyes.
"The police told us that the driver was texting and ran a red light. She hit you as you crossed the intersection."
"I didn't see her."
"The police said you lived at the YMCA. When we went to the YMCA, they handed us your clothes saying they needed your room." Sam placed his clothes inside the dresser.
"Thanks, homeless, now."
"Phoenix, we have plenty of room at The Father's House. Our home is your home."
"Thanks, no mo--nneyy." Phoenix swallowed hard. "None!"
Pastor Sam touched his hand. Linda walked around the room silently praying.
"Don't worry about money! I have connections with our Denver Dreamers group. We'll get the word out for fundraising. As far as your hospital bills, I'll get a fund set up with the hospital. We take care of our veterans."
"Thanks, Sam." Phoenix said slowly with a dry sounding voice.
"Here's icy water for you," Linda handed him a cup. "Sip, this. I speak life in Jesus' name." She held his hand so the straw would reach his mouth.
Phoenix looked at Sam and Linda. He made out a small smile.
Dr. Robert walked in. He wore a blue linen shirt under his white lab coat. "Phoenix, I see you are awake now. I'm glad you have friends."
"Yes, new friends."
"Phoenix, we'll schedule more tests. If all things go well, you will be able to go home in a couple of weeks, without braces. We put you inside these braces to stabilize your bones." He checked Phoenix's heartbeat.
"No... home." Phoenix looked at Dr. Robert. "Feel like a turtle."
"Dr. Robert, I offered The Father's House as his new home."
"Great. I've heard of The Father's House. I'll stop over some time. We need to take care of our vets. I'll sign Phoenix out to your care when he's well." Dr. Robert smiled and shook Sam's warm hand. "At our hospital, all lives count. We are here for you, Phoenix."
Dr. Robert looked at Linda. "Did you need lunch? The hospital food is very good. They have some chefs from Downtown Denver that help with the menus. Their strawberry-mango cheesecakes are amazing!"
"Would the cheesecake come from LoDo?" Sam looked at Linda. "I know a talented pastry chef from there." Linda smiled back at Sam. She was that pastry chef.
"Could you join us, Dr. Robert?" Linda glanced at the guys. "Seems like Phoenix is recovering well in your hands." Phoenix was sound asleep.
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true colors - who are you looking for?
word count is 488.
This is chapter four of my NaNoWriMo - true colors - Denver.
I am trying to rewrite and edit the chapters instead of writing
another NaNoWriMo in July. We are challenged to write 50,000
words in thirty days. I have completed five NaNoWriMos.
Enjoy my postings of Nightlife, Food and Fellowship, and
Designers on this site.
My main character is an undercover magazine reporter,
Max McGee who is in the first two chapters.
Phoenix is my homeless army vet who contrasts with Max.
Pastor Sam started The Father's House with a contractor, Terry.
Linda is a professional chef at LoDo in Denver and cooks
at The Father's House on weekends. Enjoy the stories and
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