When I was done at mrs. O'learys I walked down the empty hall and made it halfway when I slid down the cold metal lockers onto the uncomfortable tile floor. I was still very tired. The hall was quiet. It was nice to be somewhere quiet. I started feeling warm. The first person I saw was my boyfriend nick. He sat down next to me and hugged me.
"wow," he said: "you're warm. And hi."
"hi. No your hands just freezing."
We started making out when he pulled apart from me. I looked at him.
"what's wrong?" I asked at the same time he said "omygod."
Which was when I felt it. My mouth was bleeding.
"you're bleeding," he said blatantly.
"yeah I know."
My eyes were wide. I was scared and embarrassed.
"its ok there's no one else here right now," he told me unzipping my purse.
I took out some tissues and put them over my closed lips.
"have you seen the nurse?" he asked.
Even though this had only just started happening.
"cmon lets go see her again. I'll stay w/ you," he said helping me up.
I nodded again. Once we stood he got in front of me and led me to mrs. O'leary's.
"oh hel - oh I see what the problem is. Go to the sink," she told me.
I did and they followed me over. I removed the tissues. A cup of water was placed in my hand.
"rinse," nick said obviously having dealt w/ this before.
I did and kept doing it.
"and keep doing it."
I nodded and continued.
"did this just start happening?" the nurse asked him.
I felt him nod: "yeah and she's warm too."
"she came to me earlier right when she got here. Said she'd been having heavier periods than usual. The last. 4 times."
"yeah and I think she's fairly dizzy."
"she's lost 3 lbs," the nurse informed him.
"are you going to stay w/ her?"
"ok I'll notify the teachers, your parents and Simon. Make sure she keeps doing that and she drinks soda. Which normally I wouldn't advise except w/ all the blood she's evidently losing she'll need sugar to replace her blood sugar."
"ok. Anything else?"
"if she gets queasy I have cranberry juice. And just make sure she's comfortable."
"I'm good at that."
"I know you are."
The nurse went off to make some phone calls. After I finally stopped bleeding after 20 mins nick led me to a bed where I lied down.
"lie on your side so you don't asphyxiate," he told me.
I nodded afraid I'd start bleeding again.