His words floated around me, seeming to come from a long way away. The atmosphere in the room changed. The temperature dropped drastically. Feeling light headed, I clutched the side of the chair, scared I was going to faint. Captain Myers stood up, a concerned look on his face, “Are you feeling alright? Look at me, focus. Sheila, whats going on?”
“Sorry, I feel sick, and a little bit dizzy.”
“Take some deep breaths, concentrate on breathing.”
I tried, but it didn’t seem to help. Captain Myers took the green army blanket from the examination table and put it around my shoulders. He crouched down in front of me and spoke softly, but I wasn’t listening to what he said.
The shadows grew dense and threatening, my vision blurred. The room tilted to one side slowly. I hung on to my chair as though my life depended on it.
“Sheila, you don’t look good. What’s happening?”
The doctor snapped his fingers in front of my face, “Come on, come back to me, snap out of it.”
Evil laughter filled the room…and then it was gone.
The shadows vanished, tears rolled down my cheeks.
There was a tap on the door, “Who is it? I’m with a patient.”
A soft lilting Irish voice answered, “It’s I, Major McCafferty. May I come in?”