Prompt for March 4, 2016

Complete the short story/flash fiction, that has the following opening:

Ricky paced the hallway like a trapped animal in a cage. The nurse on the other side of the desk glanced at him occasionally, but she had seen his type before, nightly in fact, and his pacing didn’t concern her. His friend, on the other hand, the shorter goth with long, shiny dark hair, she was a concern. The hospital was located in a wealthy part of town and most residents in the area didn’t have the same sense of style as this girl, which was why the nurse’s hand was never more than a couple of inches from the security button.

“Sit down Ricky,” said the soft voice of the goth girl. Incongruous both in it’s tone and the lyrical quality of the voice. Ricky, oblivious to what she had said, continued to pace, his walking becoming more and more jerky as the night went on.

“Ricky,” she tried again, grabbing him by the hand, “sit down.” Ricky stopped looked at her hand and then at the other people in the emergency ward. He abruptly sat down and fidgeting in the chair. She let go of his hand, stood up, and walked to the nurse’s desk.

“Excuse me,” she said politely, “but it’s been almost an hour since you admitted our sister, can you tell us anything at all?”

The nurse looked into the dark rimmed blue eyes of the goth girl and spoke without thinking. “We’ve been told to keep you here until the Chief Necromancer can determine whether or not your sister is comatose as a result of a self-induced magical accident or if you and your brother need to be examined.” The nurses eyes shot open as she realized what she had just done and she reached for the security button.

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