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“Sweetheart, are you okay?”
She’d had the worst nightmare, losing her hand in an auger. She wiggled her fingers, needing assurance it wasn’t real. They all responded. All of her fingers worked. Just a horrendous dream.
Opening her eyes, she lifted her arm and stared at the end, all wrapped in bandages. “No, tell me it’s not true.”
“Honey, I’m so sorry.”
She glanced over at her father.
Dressed in a clean pair of farm coveralls, he ran his fingers through his already disheveled hair. “But everything will be okay. You’ll be fine.”
“Daddy, my hand is gone.” Her chest heaved and she struggled to breathe. “It’s gone. Nothing there. How am I supposed to take over the farm?”
“We’ll worry about that when you get out of here. Right now, you need to calm down. Relax.” He squeezed her shoulder, but his touch brought no comfort.
Her hand was gone. The hand she used to write. To eat and brush her hair. To do everything. And she could never get it back.
Tears of loss trickled down her face. She stared at the bandages. What did it look like under there? Just a nub? What was she supposed to do with that? “Daddy, where’s my hand? What did they do with it?”
“It’s gone, sweetheart. They couldn’t save it.” He moved a chair closer to her bed and sat in it, stroking her hair. “I’m so thankful your hand was all you lost. It could have been much worse.”
“My hand is gone. How could it be any worse?”
“People have lost their lives in auger accidents. If Jake hadn’t been there….”
“Jake?” She tried to recall the night of the accident, what had happened, but everything blurred together. She remembered the spinning blade, her feet slipping…. Oh God. And a voice. Someone there beside her. “You were there. I heard you.”
“No.” He glanced away. “I wish I had been. I might have prevented it. But your mother and I didn’t see you until after you’d already arrived here. Jake found you. He turned off the tractor and called 9-1-1. He stayed with you the whole time. I owe him for saving your life.”
Jake. He’d saved her life. How could she ever repay him? As the farmhand, he helped her out every day. Now he was probably working night and day to cover her absence, and her father’s.
“I need to see him. Thank him.”
Accidental Romance blurb:
At twenty-two, Leanne Declan has graduated from college and hopes to take over the family farm until a tragic accident changes her life forever. Unable to do the simplest everyday chores, she must depend on her family and friends as she learns to face life’s challenges. But when her fears threaten to destroy her future, can an unexpected love be strong enough to help her dreams come true?
Jessica Subject started writing to encourage her daughter to read. Now she writes to keep herself grounded. Although she reads many genres, she enjoys writing Science Fiction Romance the most and believes everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. She lives in Southwestern Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids and loves to hear from her readers.