TITLE: Faerie Fate
GENRE: Paranormal romance
Holly Reed paced the hospital corridor outside room 532, uncertain if she wanted to enter and accept the consequences. On the other side of the door lay the grandmother she had never met, apparently in the last losing days of her battle with cancer.
An orderly rushed by pushing an empty wheelchair, giving her a quizzical look. Across the hall at the nurse's station they'd watched her for the last fifteen minutes as she bit her nails and traipsed back and forth in front of the door.
"Can I help you with something?" one of the nurses asked, suspicion in her voice.
"Uh, no," Holly said, surprised by the interruption. "I'm fine." She'd have to make a decision now. Either leave and spend the rest of her life wondering, or go in and find out why her grandmother had waited until she was on her deathbed to make her only granddaughter's acquaintance.
She took a deep calming breath, squared her shoulders, and adjusted her purse strap. She was going in.
The door was already ajar, so she leaned into it, swinging it inward on its hinges. She entered the room on silent feet to find an old woman resting peacefully in the bed. Rather than being enshrouded by tubes and needles and monitors, she wore her own robe and only one lead attached to her chest, hooked to a machine that showed a readout of her heart rate and blood pressure.