The Nesting Ground
We wake to find that Mathias’s condition has deteriorated, his breathing is shallow and he is unresponsive. The doctor cannot be moved, and unfortunately we cannot stay here. Doctor Simpson agrees to stay behind and care for Mathias. “You know where to find me,” he states. “Besides Mathias has no chance if left alone. I will wait here for your return.” Before parting Dr. Simpson grabs hold of my arm, “Tedesco,” he demands. “Just promise you will not forget about me?” I look into the doctors eyes and affirm, “I will not leave you here, I will come back for you.” With that, Samuel, Josef, Dr.Lutz and myself turn and begin to delve further into the unknown.