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Year to Date: 750,065
Summary of Events:
Yukon wanted to get up and walk around, but the nurse, Samantha, told him he wasn't allowed to; she checked up for his friends on his behalf and then they got talking about other things, though. JT, Kyle, Alex, and Josh — all of whom had been released — came to visit Yukon and tell him Ryan had already gone home and sneak him out of his room to visit Ben for a bit. Yukon finally was released, but found himself not really wanting to say goodbye to Samantha . . .
Excerpt of the Day:
""And I don't even have anything on me," Yukon said.
"For what?" Samantha asked.
"Well, to give you something," Yukon replied. "To show my appreciation and stuff."
"It doesn't really matter, you've said thank you," Samantha replied.
"But . . ." Yukon trailed off, looking down at her hands, still softly resting in his. "I feel like I should do more than just say it."
"It's fine," Samantha said.
"Do you like chocolate or something?" Yukon asked.
"Yeah, I like chocolate," Samantha replied.
"What kind?" Yukon asked.
"Straight milk chocolate mostly," Samantha replied. "Although I do like Toblerone too, but it's kind of expensive to get around here."
"I know," Yukon said. "Do you think I could send you something?"
"If you really want to," Samantha replied.
"What's your last name, though?" Yukon asked. "Just so that I can make sure I get it to the right Samantha."
"MacNaughton," Samantha replied.
"Not McNaughton?" Yukon asked.
"No," Samantha replied.
"Okay," Yukon said. "I'll try and get you something."
"Alright," Samantha said. "But I should take you down to your parents."
Yukon nodded reluctantly; not only not wanting to leave Samantha, nor see Tiffany again, but also because he didn't really want to let go of Samantha's hands.
She slid them out of his hold, however, and led the way out of the room and down to the lobby.
Yukon forced himself to smile for the sake of his dad and Tiffany, who were both quite happy to see him. When he got a glance out the hospital doors, however, and saw the pale blue eyes and eagerly happy face of Ulloriaq looking at him, he walked past them and out the doors.
Ulloriaq barked and her entire hind end started moving back and forth with her tail as she pranced with happiness at seeing him again.
Going down onto his knees, Yukon rubbed Ulloriaq over enthusiastically. It was nice to see her again. She looked so clean now, and she felt so soft, like she'd been taken to the groomers or something, and her wound was quite clean, with only a small bandage covering part of her leg.
He looked back toward the hospital and saw Samantha looking at Ulloriaq almost longingly.
Eagerly he beckoned to Samantha, and with only a moment's hesitation she came out to see Ulloriaq.
"This is your dog?" she asked.
"Yeah," Yukon replied, getting up off his knees. "She's friendly, you can feel free to pet her."
Samantha looked between the hospital doors and Ulloriaq before finally scratching Ulloriaq's head gently, prompting Ulloriaq to wag her tale and smile in her affable, canine way.
"She's such a gorgeous dog," Samantha said.
"Yeah," Yukon said. "She's beautiful."
"Thanks for letting me pet her," Samantha said, looking shy. "I should get back inside, though."
"It's only fair, considering everything you did for me," Yukon said.
Samantha smiled. "You're very welcome."
Yukon nodded and Samantha slipped back inside. Yukon wished he would've even snatched up her hand and kissed it before she'd left, but he hadn't, and now his dad and Tiffany were coming out the door and he had no opportunity to go back after her now."
Next post will be on September 30.