I drove home in the evening with a deep sigh as I tried to reason with my best friend on my phone.
"Becky, I told you I'm not interested, " I said lazily.
"It's just a date, " she answered angrily.
It was always the same shit we talked about, every time she called.
"Becky I know you mean well, but I'm just too busy with checking out the final submitted manuscript," I said while chewing on my lower lip.
Our conversation was getting annoying, I was so damn tired as it was.
"Busy?, Are you kidding me!, Stacey you have been busy your whole life, ever since college!, give yourself a break for Christ's sake!" she yelled loudly as I laughed.
"No you hear me out for once, the man he is so good-looking, independent, rich and his got that perfect bulge down there in his pants," she said as I sighed loudly.
She was such a slut, well my best slut friend ever, I loved and hated her for sleeping around whenever she felt like.
"Did you fuck him?," I asked curiously.
"No, although I wanted to, come on Stacey, I'm your best friend, I know what's best for you," she said.
I bite my lower lip tightly then sighed.
"Becky," I called.
"No you listen!" she yelled.
I angrily closed my eyes for a second then hit the stirring wheel in anger.
When I heard the sound of my car hit something, I quickly opened my eyes and stepped on the breaks then came out while I dropped my phone. I rushed in front and found a man lying on the ground with blood coming out of his mouth, he was in rugs and he looked dirty, his hair and beard were scruffy, I knelt down next to him in fear and panic.
"Oh God, sir, sir!" I called out loudly as I shook him.
"Sir, sir, help, help me, anybody please!" I screamed while looking around hoping someone could hear me.
The streets to home were usually silent, there was no one in sight.
" Why the hell is this happening to me now?" I murmured to myself.
"What happened?" a man's voice behind startled me.
I quickly turned and looked at the young man who was looking at me.
"I..I......" I stammered as I tried to speak.
"Step aside lady, we need to rush him to the clinic," he said as I stood up and moved away.
"Open the door" he instructed loudly.
He quickly carried the man while I opened the back door, I watched with teary eyes when he pushed the unconscious man in, then he got in too, I closed the door and quickly jumped in the driver's seat and started the car, I gave out a small prayer as I drove to the nearest clinic.
Immediately I parked the car outside the clinic, the young man came out with the unconscious man and rushed him in, I closed the doors with trembling hands and followed him behind, I was beyond scared as I walked in the passage and spotted the man standing outside the ward, I moved closer and stood next to him.
"Should I turn myself in?" I asked in a whisper.
"Lady, no one saw the accident happen, only I did, so if you don't want any more trouble, I suggest you keep your mouth shut as I will do the same, I was from telling one nurse that we just found the man lying down, we know nothing of what happened," he said as I looked at him in shock then cleared my throat.
"But the cops need to know," I said.
The man sighed then shook his head
"Gosh, since you can't let it slide I will show you something," he said then pulled out a badge and showed me, I looked at it in shock then at him.
"You are a cop?" I asked loudly.
"Yes, I am" he answered.
"Then why aren't you turning me in!" I exclaimed.
"Let's say I know Becky very well, and I have seen and heard a lot about you from her, I recognized you immediately I saw you screaming for help, so let me handle everything, you stay here okay, If you will excuse me now," he said then left and went outside.
I sat down on a bench which was close to the wardroom for an hour with a loud beating heart.
"Stacey!" Becky called.
I turned and quickly stood up when she approached me.
"Oh, Stacey" she whispered.
I quickly moved closer and hugged her in tears.
"Becky it was horrible, I'm so scared, he was bleeding from his mouth" I cried.
"Hey calm down, what did the doctor say?" She asked then pulled back.
The door opened and the doctor came out, I rushed to him and stood in front of him.
"Doctor, how is he?" I asked while swallowing hard.
"The patient is stable, he just had minor injuries, for now, he's resting, tomorrow he can be discharged" he answered.
I smiled in relief.
"Thank you very much" I answered happily.
"Stacey, sit down for a bit," Becky said when the doctor left.
"Becky what if he had died? I wouldn't have forgiven myself, I would have been arrested and put in prison for years" I whispered sadly.
"I'm sorry Stacey, its also my fault, I shouldn't have called you while you were driving," she said.
I faked a smile then sat down.
"Becky let's just forget about that, taking blames won't solve anything" I answered seriously.
"Okay, but where is the man's family, did you call them yet?" She asked softly.
"I don't know where to start from, I was hoping your cop friend might help me with that, isn't he the one who told you I was here?" I asked.
"Yes he is, I will ask for his help, don't worry " she answered.