A few weeks later, Donna, Taylor, and Isaac were exiting the hospital. Taylor had been released, and had made a full recovery. Although he had sprained his ankle as a result of the accident, and would have to use crutches for a few weeks. Donna walked beside Taylor as they headed for Isaac's truck. Taylor was still getting used to having to use crutches. He almost fell over, but Donna caught him.
"Man, I hate these things," Taylor complained as he struggled to get into Isaac's truck.
"You'll get used to them Tay," Isaac said as he got into the drivers seat.
"He's right Taylor," Donna said as she got into the backseat.
"I guess so," Tay said as he finally maneuvered his body into the truck. Isaac pulled out of the parking lot.
"What time do we leave for the airport Ike?" Donna asked.
"In a few hours," he replied. "We have to pack and everything." Donna leaned back and looked out the window. It was mid-November, and yet it was still in the 70's outside.
"Does it ever get cold here?" she muttered.
"It will be back home," Isaac said. "But not by much. I guess it was pretty cold in New Jersey in November."
"Pretty cold? It was snowing!" Donna exclaimed.
"Well, it snows sometimes in Tulsa, but not too often," Isaac said.
*AUTHORS NOTE - I live in NJ, so I know what the weather in like in Nov. ; but I have no idea what Nov. is like in Oklahoma, so bear with me*
A few minutes later, Isaac pulled into the hotel parking lot. Donna got out and opened the passenger door. She helped Taylor get out of the truck and walked beside him as they walked towards the hotel. A few minutes later, the three teenagers entered the hotel room. Taylor immediately hobbled over to the bed and sat down. Donna walked across the room and fell into an armchair.
"Umm...guys?" Isaac asked as he looked at them. "We have to get ready to leave. You can sleep on the plane."
"Just 5 minutes Ike," Taylor mumbled. Donna sighed and stood up.
"I'll be packing," she said as she walked over to the door that joined the 2 hotel rooms.
Donna entered the room and picked her suitcase up off the floor and threw it on the bed. She began gathering her things and tossing them into the suitcase. Once she was finished, she flopped onto the bed, causing the suitcase to fall to the floor. Donna was too tired to pick it up. The past weeks had been very tiresome, and she was exhausted. She lay on the bed until she heard a knock at the door.
"Come in," she said in a tired voice. Donna heard the door open and Ike's voice saying "Come on Donna. We have to leave." Donna opened her eyes and slowly rolled off the bed. She stretched and looked over at Isaac.
"Where are my shoes?" Donna asked in a groggy voice. Isaac leaned over and picked up Donna's sneakers. He walked across the room and handed them to her.
"Thanks Ike," Donna said as she pulled them on and stood up. She picked her suitcase up off the floor and followed Ike into the other room. Taylor was leaning on his crutches looking out the window.
"Tay you ready to go?" Ike asked. Taylor nodded. "Okay. you guys stay here. I'll go get the others and tell them we're ready to leave," Isaac said as he exited the room. Taylor made his way over to the bed and sat down.
"So...." he began.
"So," Donna said. Taylor leaned back on his elbows and shut his eyes. "Hey Tay?" Donna said.
"Yeah?" Taylor asked.
"I just wanted to tell you that you mean a lot to me, and that I'm really glad you're okay. And I'm glad that we're friends," Donna said. Taylor opened his eyes and sat up.
"Me too Donna. You're a really great girl, and I really appreciate you coming out here and all to be with me. It means a lot." Donna smiled.
"I'm glad. Just don't go doing something like this ever again, you hear? You really scared me!" Donna exclaimed. Taylor laughed.
"I'll try my best," he said.
"Guys? You coming or what?" Zac called from the door.
"We're coming Zac," Donna said as she stood up. Taylor stood up with some help from Donna, and the two went out the door to join the others.