"That's probably Scotty," Matthew said. "We'll go check on it."
"I hope he brought a lot of food," Becca said as they exited the room. As they left the room, Nick and Shawn heard Becca's comment and her hope expressed while Nick's hope took a nose-dive, knowing that his Teach would for sure be leaving soon and and on the arm of her safe trooper. With the ladies room at the other end of the ER treatment area, Katie did not see Matthew and Becca leave, and re-entered Nick's room with a new strengthened resolve, bound and determined to keep that man as far from her heart as the 214 miles from Nashville, Tennessee to Lexington, Kentucky. When she entered the room, all eyes put her uncomfortably center stage, as she walked over to the far side of the gurney. She put her hands on his railing and everyone watched to see what she was going to say to him now.
“Where did they go, Matthew and my mean sister-in-law Becca?” She asked with her head crooked up towards the guys.
"Katie," Shawn said, trying to let her know that she was taking this a bit too far. She was not in the least bit inclined to tone it down in any way, shape, or form. She dodged his message, shook her head and went in for the kill.
“I have to decide whether to go with the holster and all its neat little weapons and those cold metal handcuffs," she said with antagonizing envy-producing sarcasm, "Or the guitar and its six little strings that can create the most beautiful, romantic and awe inspiring music and it's little pick," she said lowering her chin exaggerating the word little and looking down at the center of the bed when she arrived at the word pick. "You up for the challenge, PC?” She asked with bluffing it as her motivation. She was caught off guard at Nicolas Paul's confident acceptance of her challenge.
“You okay, Katie?” Shawn asked.
“That little brat. I just reclaimed those lips.” Nick said, aggravated.
“How did you get fresh cut deli honey turkey at this hour?” Becca asked.
“Well, technically it was yesterday,” Shawn said who likewise received an angry glance from Nick.