Imogene like actually smiled at Tommy, not his tablet, when he walked into her room and handed it to her. But then she started to feel all funny, like effin’ queasy and her cheeks were on fire, so she clutched the tablet and signed into Snapchat. Still it was like she could feel him breathing or some such stupid shit while he got busy on his phone.
WTFwasImogeneCoca: U there?
^URSunPC&proud: wheree the fuck else wud i b
WTFwasImogeneCoca: Dunno. MayB playin Minecraft on yr fon like Tommy.
Was it her imagination, or did Tommy freeze for a moment?
^URSunPC&proud: we shudd both get the fuck off our devices and try real life
WTFwasImogeneCoca: ?????????????? U like always always say this BETTER THAN RL!!!!!!
There was a long pause, long enough for Imogene to worry about the tablet’s internet connection.
^URSunPC&proud: i was wrongg
^URSunPC&proud: try tommy not mee
WTFwasImogeneCoca: I’d off myself in heartbeat if ever lost U.
Imogene was like a whole effin’ lot more than queasy; sobs convulsed her. She heard somebody’s footsteps in the hall.
“That’s one reason the hospital was supposed to keep you off the internet, lest anything upset you!”
Imogene had to like blink her tears back to see who’d spoken.
A wizened older woman she’d never seen before came into the room and sat down on her bed. “Anyway, my darling, it is my decided privilege to be the bearer of extremely glad tidings.”
Lose ^URS again? Imogene could like hardly listen while the woman introduced herself as a social worker or hospital administrator or some effin’ shit.
“Anyway, my darling, I will need to relieve you of that for the time being.” She firmly snatched the tablet from Imogene’s clutching hands. “But you will have it back all too soon, I fear. You’ve been cleared for potential release! Still, we’ll need to be sure you’re prepared to adequately tend to your baby before final approval and…” Here she paused and suddenly looked all effin’ melodramatically somber and shit. “I’m afraid I have some truly dreadful news to tell you.”