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“What do you mean Jer’s in the hospital?” Silas demanded. He kept the phone pressed against his ear even though his whole body felt numb.

“I don’t know that there are too many meanings to that, Silas,” Kayla said, her voice somehow still calm. “He’s fine, though.”

He didn’t see how that could be. Jeremiah had been at work. If he was at the hospital, that probably meant there’d been a fire, and any number of things could have happened. “How bad?”

“I just said he’s fine, Silas.”

“He wouldn’t be there if he was fine. How bad is it?”

“I haven’t seen him yet. I stepped out to wait for our parents to get here and figured you deserved a call, too. But, Jaya insisted it wasn’t that bad.”

He’d met the paramedic before, but her word didn’t mean much when his mind was racing with all the possibilities. “I’ll stop and get Corrin, and we’ll be on our way.”

“You don’t have to rush here-”

“Kayla-”

“But,” she spoke right over him, “I’m sure he’d be glad to see you. Both of you.”

He almost thought he heard something else in her tone, but no, that couldn’t be. She couldn’t know. “We’ll be there as soon as we can.”

~~~~~~~~~

The prompt for day 13 of Just Jot It January was “hospital”. My characters seem to be well acquainted with that location. 😉 And Kayla may know more than Silas thinks.

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