Lake Mariposa Part Twenty-Two


In about twenty minutes an ambulance carrying four paramedics arrived in the woods where Misty lay. During the wait Lloyd, Gypsy, Sasha and Rick all tried to communicate with Misty by asking her questions. All Misty could offer was some garbled speech. At one point Lloyd violently confronted Gypsy. Lloyd grabbed Gypsy’s vest and briefly lifted him off the ground.

This is all your fault you idiot!” yelled Lloyd with his face pressed close to Gypsy’s. “ You gave her that bad acid, didn’t you?”

Yes, I did. But she asked for it man. I didn’t stuff the acid down her throat. Misty told me that she was eighteen and that makes her an adult, old enough to make her own decisions. And by the way the acid wasn’t bad. I took some myself,” Gypsy shot back giving Lloyd a shove.

At this point Rick got between the two angry men. “Take it easy guys. This isn’t going to help Misty,” Rick said firmly.

Lloyd backed off and Gypsy moved away from him.

Yeah, cool out guys. I have my hands full with one medical emergency already. I don’t need you guys shedding more blood,” added Dr. Fields.

When the paramedics started unpacking their medical bags Dr. Fields briefed them on what had happened and his assessment of Misty’s present medical condition.

The patient needs to be taken to the hospital immediately. She will need some scans of her brain. I believe that this girl suffered a concussion. I just pray there isn’t a more serious brain injury,” reported Dr. Fields.

The paramedics carefully loaded Misty into the ambulance by placing her on a stretcher. One of the paramedics asked Lloyd, “Are you the girl’s daughter?

Yes,” Lloyd replied.

We’re going to be taking your daughter to Winnipeg General Hospital. You can meet us there,” said the lead paramedic.

We’ll go get my van and we’ll meet you guys at the hospital,” said Lloyd. After jogging to the van Lloyd opened the doors for Rick and Sasha. Can I come along with you guys?” asked Gypsy.

No. If you really want to be helpful man, just stay out of my daughter’s life,” Lloyd snapped.

Gypsy got the message loud and clear and walked away from the van.

 

 

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