TITLE: Beautiful Imperfection
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
"I don't know what I'll do if he doesn't make it." Linda fidgeted with a tissue.
"Let's not think about that now. We'll take it one day at a time. One moment at a time."Teddy took hold of Linda's hand.
A slight smile came over her face. "That's what I told you when we found out about the cancer. It's a lot easier said than done, isn't it?"
"But I made it and so will you, no matter what."
"I thought we could all use some coffee." Claire held three Styrofoam cups in a cup holder. Her face was pale. It didn't take much to tell it was from be accosted in the hallway.
The coffee had a rich aroma and good flavor considering it was from the hospital cafeteria. All three women sat in silence, the only sounds were Phillip's deep breathing and the blip from the monitor. Teddy's eyes slowly closed. The buzzer startled her awake. Linda was up, pressing the nurse's button. Hospital personnel rushed into the room, shooing the women to the outer corridor. Teddy and Claire each took hold of one of Linda's hands, wrapping a spare arm around her. After what seemed like hours, but were in fact only minutes, a doctor walked from the room, his face drawn. The sympathy in his eyes told Teddy the results. The doctor didn't say a word, just shook his head as Linda collapsed in hysterics on the hospital floor.