The Door to Nowhere: My Story (Part 4)
While Luke and the Doc are getting further acquainted Promises and Lies give us a glimpse into their lives.
Walking down the hallway on their way to doing their rounds Promises says, "Hey where are your scrubs?"
Lies says to Promises, I haven't changed yet, just got here early and came looking for you. "So how is Luke doin? You nail him for not swallowing the pill?"
"Naw, I didn't have time to do anything about it but when I brought it up he got real belligerent, even got in my face."
"Really? And what'd you do about that?"
"Nothin, right then you knocked at the door."
"Doc say anything to ya about him not takin his pill?
"Just looked disgusted at me, but he didn't say anything." I think he has a lot on his mind right now with the lawsuit and all."
"Lawsuit? What lawsuit"
"Shhhhh, come on in here" promises says as he opens a door to an open unit. "I don't know, I meant to tell you, on your day off he was served papers."
"I was coming out of the crisis stabilization unit on my rounds when a process server caught him in the hallway. I acted like I didn't notice but he wasn't happy the process server got past admission. The process server split and as he opened the paper when I heard him under his breath say in disgust, "Convergence."
"Convergence? what does that mean"
"I'm not sure, I looked it up on the internet and there are a few companies with convergence in their name but nothing local. I was tempted to look in his desk but that schizo Luke was watching me. Hey, is there someone by the door?"
Lies walks to the door, listens for a moment, and says, "No" and locks the door. He then steps provocatively close to Promises, "Well ya know, we still have 15 minutes 'til rounds, How about a little..." and without hesitation their lips locked, their arms wrapped around each other passionately groping and writhing in ecstatic joy that makes the phrase "love making" seem like a hand shake. They fell upon the clean white sheets of the freshly made bed that was prepared for and waiting for the next Psycho admitted to the ward.
His hands were all over his body, while his hands were thrashing through his hair and pawing at his cloths while he was trying to get up. Their lips were locked like an automobile's armed alarm system, their hearts beating on high alert for the moment when the security of their locked lips is violated and the siren of their lust resounds throughout the neighborhood of their souls as these thieves are about to drive off with the car.
"Wait, wait," whispers Promises, "park the car!"
"Park the car! What the H are you talking about," whispers Lies as they stare passionately in each others eyes, their caressing arms all over each other like a flailing octopus. "Park the car?"
"I mean slow down, I have something for you and you have to get your scrubs on and I think I just heard the buzzer at our station, we'd better check it."
"Awe, man where is your sense of adventure? "
"You want adventure? Read it and leap, my love," Promises says as he reaches into his pocket and hands Lies an envelope.
Lies opens the envelope, "N0, No, you didn't, tickets to New York City and a marriage license application?"
"I did, we're going this weekend! That's why I'm tellin you, "park the car! and get on the plane, we're getting married, we're free and we're going to fly!"
Meanwhile, at their station the buzzer has been ringing. As Promises opens the door to head down the hall to the station he realizes something is going on and he runs to see what room is summoning them.
"Lies, it's Doc Malefic's office, quick get up there." Lies, still halfway up the hall already daydreaming of their upcoming trip, turns and runs back to the doctor's office.
Lies is at the Doctor's office door pounding on the door. Promises running toward the doctor's office sees Lies pounding on the door and Lies yells, "It's locked, the door is locked, no one is answering me, go get the keys." Promises turns to run back to the station to get the keys and does not see that suddenly the doctor's door opens, and just as quickly a hand grabs Lies by the collar and jerks him off his feet slamming his head into the door jamb.
His listless body falls to the floor and lays in the doorway while Promises can be seen in the distant hallway just turning the corner to enter the station. Lies' listless body is slowly dragged into the office by an unseen person as then this door to nowhere quietly swings shut and the click of the door lock eerily echoes down what now is a long, silent empty hallway.
It seemed like Promises was taking forever. The keys to all offices are kept in an electronic lock box which records access and he has to use his key card to open it. Finally he arrives back at the Doctor's office door bewildered, looking around and wondering where Lies is. Assuming Lies got the door open Promises tries to go in but it is locked. He knocks and yells for Lies but gets no response so he puts the key in the lock not noticing the clear liquid that is oozing out from under the door into a pool encircling his feet. As he turns the key he notices out of the bottom of his sight what appears to be flames coming up from under the door and around his feet. Before he can finish turning the key his pants explode in flames that cause him to dance away from the door fall and roll down the hall swatting at the fire which seemed to engulf his whole body in a flash.
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