They had, had a quiet morning but about two oclock all hell broke loose, John came in and told them that they were all needed for a raid, it was on a warehouse that they suspected was full of stolen merchandise.
Everyone got ready, they worked out the arrangements with the six detectives in the squad, plus John and the uniforms.
They made their was to the warehouse and got ready, Frankie and Cameron were told to go through the back. They had to find a way in, when they got to the back of the warehouse, Frankie looked around and found a window they could get through. The only problem was it was about eight feet off the ground, Frankie tried climbing the drainpipe next to the window, but she lost her footing and fell; she heard Cameron shout her name but then she hit the ground and passed out.
Cameron froze for a split second, before she ran to where Frankie lay, unmoving on the ground.
"Frankie? Answer me, damn it I need assistance around he back of the building. Ambulance required."
When she heard the confirmation she was relieved. She felt Frankies pulse, she was still breathing, but the blood pouring from the cut on her head and her unconscious state were unnerving Cameron.
Time seemed to stand still while she was waiting, she heard the commotion from inside the building, results of the raid they had just started. The paramedics arrived and took control of the situation.
"How was she hurt?"
Cameron looked at her, "We were trying to find a way in, and she lost her footing and fell. I couldnt see how she landed, but she hasnt regained consciousness since she fell."
"Okay. Well take her in and get her checked out."
"Okay. Ill meet you there, I have stuff to sort out here before I can leave. Do me a favour? If she wakes up, shell be disoriented, could you tell her Camerons on her way?"
The female paramedic nodded. "Sure. Dont worry shell be fine."
They wheeled Frankie away and Cameron went to find out what was going on.
About half an hour later John was driving her to hospital, Cameron doubted she would have been able to concentrate.
"Wed better call Billy, have you got his number?"
John nodded, "Yeah, Ill give it to you when we get there, okay?"
"Yeah, Ill call him. As soon as we find out whats wrong."
John nodded but stayed quiet. Thinking why her? When they got there they went to the desk and asked where Frankie was.
Having a badge proved to be very helpful. They found the doctor who was treating Frankie and he told them the prognosis.
"She has a hairline fracture of her right wrist, a bad concussion and a couple of broken ribs. But she will be okay, shell need a lot of rest, she wont be able to do anything strenuous until her ribs heal. Will someone be bale to stay with her."
Cameron nodded, "I will."
They thanked the doctor and he left.
Cameron took a deep relieved breath, Cameron took Billys number to tell him the news.
"Hey Billy. Its Cameron."
Billy was on the alert straight away. "What happened?"
"She had an accident, but she is going to be fine. Shes got a fractured wrist, couple of broken ribs and she banged her head. She hasnt come round yet."
"Okay. Ill try to get a flight. Ill see you when I see you."
"My sisters got a hard head, she will be okay."
"Tell her Im coming."
Cameron nodded, "I will. See you soon."
She hung up and went to Frankies room, she saw John waiting outside she went up to him and he smiled.
"Ive spoken to the doctor and he said you can sit with her, talk to her. Im going to call Mandy and tell her, then Ill wait for them to get here."
"Thanks. Billys gonna try and get a flight straight away."
"All right. Ill be back in a little while."
Cameron nodded. She was so tired all of a sudden. She went into Frankies room, it was quiet, apart from the heart monitor beeping. She choked back a sob, her friend looked so pale and helpless. She sat down on Frankies good side and held her hand, she thought about what had happened, she was really scared.
"Hey Frankie. You scared me there, for a minute I thought I was going to lose you. I want you to wake up and talk to me, okay."
She put her head down onto the bed, she was emotionally drained.
Frankie slowly came back into consciousness, hearing the beep of the monitors. She felt constricted around her torso and someone holding her hand. She opened her eyes and just saw the ceiling, slowly she turned her head and saw Cameron, she smiled and gently touched Camerons head.
Cameron drifted off before she knew it, only to be woken up by the soft touch on her head. She looked up and into the eyes of her friend and she smiled. It took her brain a few seconds to become coherent then her head shot up and she said, "Youre awake?"
Frankie smiled and rasped. "If you can call it that."
Cameron laughed. "How do you feel?"
Frankie looked confused, "I honestly dont know. Tell me what happened and Ill tell you how I feel."
Cameron smiled at her, "Okay, we were trying to find a back way in to a building, you lost your footing and fell. So, youve got a broken arm, a couple of broken ribs which is why you are strapped up. And youve got a nasty cut to your head, which is why youve been unconscious for the last three or four hours. And, your knee will probably ache for a while."
Frankie smiled. "Okay. Then I feel like shit."
Cameron looked at her and started to laugh, "Well I wasnt gonna say it, but you kind of look like it too."
Frankie grinned. "I bet I do. Well youd better tell someone Im awake."
"Yeah I will. Johns here and Billy and Mandy are on their way."
Frankie had tears in her eyes.
"Hey are you okay?"
Frankie nodded gently, wary of the headache she had that could have felled an elephant. "Yeah, sorry."
"For what, its okay. Just promise me something."
"Dont do that again!"
Frankie smiled. "I promise."
"You scared me, you know?"
Frankie nodded, "Sorry."
Cameron smiled. "I just hated seeing you like that, like this."
"I know. I dont know what happened. I dont remember anything until just now when I woke up. I saw you, so I knew I was safe."
Cameron had tears in her eyes now, "Im glad I could be here."
"So, Im gonna be okay?"
"Yeah with rest. You sit tight and Ill go grab your doctor and see whos here. Okay?"
Frankie nodded, "Yeah."
Cameron left, and fell back against the door when it closed. Shock and happiness taking its toll, she told the nurse that Frankie was awake and then went to find John. She didnt find John, but saw Mandy staring out of the window in the relatives room.
"Hey." she said in a tired voice. Mandy turned around and looked at Cameron, Cameron smiled and said, "Shes awake."
The smile lit up Mandys face, "How is she?"
"Sore, but her spirits are up. Wheres John?"
"Hes gone to the airport, Billy got a flight straight away so hes gone to meet him."
"Good. Do you want to go see her?"
Cameron nodded, "Im going to go and splash some water on my face, you go and see her, and will you tell her Ill be back."
Mandy nodded and left Cameron there, she went into the nearest bathroom. Thats where she broke down, she started to cry and went into a cubicle. She had been so scared when she couldnt get a response from Frankie. She hadnt wanted to upset Frankie which is why she was crying in the bathroom.
Mandy got to Frankies room and knocked.
She peeked her head in and saw that Frankie was alone and went in. "Hey."
Frankie smiled at her aunt. "Hey Mandy."
Mandy went over to the bed and gave her a hug. "How you doing?"
Frankie smiled. "Ill be fine. The doctor said Im doing okay. Wheres Cam?"
"Shes gone to splash some water on her face, shell be here in a minute. Johns gone to meet Billy at the airport."
Frankie closed her eyes for a second. When she heard the door open she opened them. It was Cameron, Frankie looked at her for a second and knew what shed been doing. She looked at her and then made a decision. "Mandy?"
Mandy looked at her. "Yeah."
"Could you go see if Im allowed anything to eat, Im starving."
Mandy looked at her and then Cameron and nodded. "Sure."
When she left Cameron finally looked up at Frankie and Frankie patted the bed, Cameron came over and sat down, tears still running down her face.
Frankie raised her hand to Camerons face and wiped the tears away. "Im fine you know, you arent going to get rid of me that easily."
Cameron nodded, Frankie took her into her arms. "Im not going anywhere. I promise."
Cameron smiled, "I know really. I just didnt want you to see me cry."
Frankie smiled, "I know but I can handle it. But I promise you, Im going to be fine. Doing chin ups again in no time."
Cameron looked up and smiled. She got down off the bed and sat in the chair, not letting go of Frankies hand, because she didnt want to lose contact.
Frankie smiled, it was funny. Even though she was in pain she was happy, glad that her family was with her.
Mandy came back in with a sandwich, and Frankie found that she was hungry after all, they chatted for a while and then Billy and John arrived.
Billy came in and went straight to give Frankie a hug, "How are you feeling?"
Frankie smiled at her brother. "Im fine. Actually, I feel good. Apart from when I laugh it hurts like hell."
Billy smiled, and went and hugged Mandy and Cameron hello.
"How was your flight?"
Billy looked at Cameron and grinned. "Okay actually. I managed to get on the direct one so it wasnt so bad." He looked at his sister and said, "Have they told you how long youve got to stay in?"
Frankie nodded. "Overnight for observation because of the concussion. Then I can go home and rest. Camerons gonna stay for a couple of days to look after me. Youre welcome to stay too, if you can."
Billy nodded, "I can stay until the day after tomorrow. Then I need to go back as I have a project to hand in."
Frankie nodded, "Good."
Mandy, John and Cameron left then telling Frankie theyd see her tomorrow, the nurse had only given them a short time to stay because it was past visiting hours. They left Billy to say goodbye to Frankie in peace.
When they left Billy turned just as Cameron was leaving, he turned just in time to see Frankie watching her leave.
He smiled knowingly, he asked "So, when are you gonna tell her?"
Frankie looked at him, not understanding. "Tell her what?"
Billy smiled. "That youre totally head over heals in love with her."
Frankie looked at him for a moment, and then down at the bed and said in a small voice. "I dont know if I can."
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