He narrowed his eyes spotting a woman in trouble. The man beside her was in a bit of a panic. He debated crossing the street, avoiding the whole situation moments before he heard her cry out in pain. “Ooooooooooooooooow!” His eyes widen, he recognizes her voice. Picking up his pace he reaches her in time to hear his idiotic ramblings.
“Holy boop! You cant’ have a baby on the street!”
“He he hoo. He he hoo.” Panic took over, the pain was not lessening, it was becoming more intense. “You… hoo… are, he he… not hoo…helping!”
The man beside her did not stop, he began panicking even more. “Holy boop, holy boop. Dude! What do we do?”
She holds her belly with both of her hands, rubbing it and groaning. “Nothing…. he he… uuuuuuh! Go away!”
Jayden approached cautiously, taking in the scene before him. He made eye contact with the woman, she appeared to be looking right through him, not seeing him at all. She was so focused. He turns to the panicking man, “Call the police department, not 911. Ask for Officer Hank…” He stares at Pauline, “What is his last name?”
Pauline cries out once more, the pain ripping through her.
Jayden tries to get through to her again, “Pauline! What is Hank’s last name?”
Pauline breathes, and huffs, “Off… Off… uhhhh… Hank Prescoooooooott…” Tears were in her eyes, threatening to fall. She could barely stand let alone move of her own volition.
“Right. Call the police department, ask for Officer Hank Prescott, tell him his wife-”
“Right, his fiancée is in labor and he is needed at the hospital, ASAP.”
Without waiting to see if he did as asked, Jayden hails a cab, scoops up Pauline and puts her in the back seat. The cabbie takes one look and groans. “Lemme guess, the hospital?”
Jayden gives him an apologetic grin and nods. “Sorry man, I suggest you step on it.”
Arriving at the hospital, Jayden fumbles for his missing wallet and looks apologetically at Pauline. She hands him her wallet and struggles out of the taxi. Paying the man, he shrugs and follows her. “Pauline, your wallet. Listen good luck.”
Pauline’s eyes widen, her head whips around in utter dismay. “You can’t leave me like this. I can’t do this alone.”
Jayden was torn. He knew she needed him. Yet there she was, the first of many women in this town that used him. He shook his head and chuckled at himself. He hadn’t exactly been the model person either. “Fine. Let’s go.”
Pauline was relieved, “Thank you, Alex.”
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