Monday, December 31, 2012

I think I finally got it!

So after a lot of trial and error I think I have finally found a way to post the freebies without putting the end of the book first.  Took me most of the day but I think this will be a better way, especially since the chapters will be in order from #1 on.
Thanks for your patients!  I look forward to your comments!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Memiors of Mrs. Bruce Wayne Chapter 1

I remember the first time I met him. I was a teenager, preparing to go away to college. I remember the strong scent of strength and power as he held me to his massive chest. "Hold on!" he had yelled over the furious inferno that raged around us. I had been trapped in a building during one of Joker's many escapades.
He had saved my life and was gone before I could catch my breath and thank him. He would continue to protect the city and I would go on to college and medical school.
He wouldn't enter my life again until I went to work with my mentor Dr. Leslie Thompkins. I was on my way to Leslie's office when the door opened and I was looking at the most intense and brilliant blue eyes I had ever seen. I suppressed the shiver my body wanted to enjoy.
I vaguely heard Leslie say, "Bruce Wayne, let me introduce you to my right hand, Dr. June Robinson. She had been a Godsend."
He extended his hand to me and said, "Pleasure to meet you Dr. Robinson."
"The pleasure is all mine Mr. Wayne." And indeed it was. All the negative thoughts that had been swimming around in my head about the billionaire playboy had disappeared as he spoke and shook my hand.
J'onn J'onzz would later explain it was my telepathy that allowed me to connect with the real man and not the personified image he created about himself.
Bruce Wayne would smile at me and then continue out of the clinic. The questions began to bombard my brain like an enraged swarm. I didn't trust myself to speak, not sure if I should like or dislike our generous benefactor.
Shaking myself mentally I turned to Leslie, who was smiling at me and handed her the files I had temporarily forgotten I carried. I made it back to my office and finally caught my breath. There had been something familiar yet distant. He was like the kid who yelled, 'yea I'm friendly and I want to play with you just don't expect it every day.'
I had felt the power, the charisma, and yes the money. That had to be it. My breathing had returned to normal and the logical side of my brain had taken over. Leslie was most likely treating him for an STD and they were keeping things hush-hush.
Shaking the image of Bruce Wayne from my mind I knew I would never be a part of the circles he frequented. Little did I know that I was getting ready to be part of a circle few were privy to.
Some years later Leslie had decided to retire so she called me into her office to break the news to me. I sensed there was much more she wanted to say but either wasn't sure or completely ready to tell me. We talked about keeping the clinic thriving in the community and continuing to be there for the patients.
"Bruce Wayne will continue to need you, even if he won't openly admit it." I sat dumbstruck by her admission.
"He is a private person. Nothing like the tabloids portrays him. He purposely carries a burden and refuses to share it with anyone. He will ignore your advice, push you and fight you at every turn but you must not back down. I know some day he will come to trust you as much as he trusts me. He is extremely loyal and will do his best to never let you down."
My intuition let me know that the secret we were keeping for Mr. Wayne had nothing to do with scandal or rich people gossip. She was preparing me for a world more dangerous than any my medical career could prepare me for.
At her funeral he came up to me to offer his condolence. His eyes had so much sorrow and I shocked us both when I took him in my arms and hugged him as if to draw all the hurt and pain out of him. I kept hearing Leslie's words to me, 'He won't admit it.' To onlookers we looked like two mourners sharing an emotional moment over our dear departed friend but that day my telepathy hit me full force and I knew everything about him and knew that even if Leslie had not sat down and talked to me, there would be nothing I would not do to help him in his mission to keep his promise. When I pulled back from him he looked at me a bit bewildered. I had let him touch peace and it had unnerved him in a way that no criminal had ever or would ever do. He nodded and continued down the row.
Leslie's words would come back to me yet again when I would find him in her old office three weeks later. I had not had the heart to clear her things and like sensing her presence if nothing else on days when life had become an out of control wildfire. He had been looking at the pictures she kept on her bookshelf. He tried to hide it but he was favoring his left side. Bane had been in town. Bruce might have broken ribs but I knew I would have to let him be in control of the situation if I was going to treat him.
He spoke first answering my unasked question, "I was so used to coming here to talk to her, I was here before I realized…."
I took him by the hand and lead him into one of the examination rooms. He said nothing while I unbuttoned his shirt and began to ascertain his injury. No broken bones but extremely bruised ribs. As I examined him I steadied my breathing so I could talk to him.
"Leslie told me about you." His quick intake of breath and widened eyes almost caused me to lose my train of thought. I continued on before he could speak, "No she didn't tell me the specifics of your secret, just that you had one. She hopes that you will trust me as you trusted her. I don't need to know the specifics even though I know you go by another name."
He did interrupt me then as I began to apply the bandage to his side. "How long?" It was the softest I had ever heard him speak.
"I've known ever since the funeral. When I hugged you I knew everything, from beginning to end. I had meant to drive out to your home and talk to you but I was still coming to grips with my new power and with the loss of my dear friend."
I finished bandaging his side and took one of his hands in mine. "I miss her too. I know you knew her longer and she was a connection to your parents. I hope to be as much help to you as she was." I silently added that he could trust me but I knew he was a man of action and I would have to prove it and not just say it.
He would thank me for the medical care and I could almost feel the sincerity his eyes gave me. Clark Kent would tell me some time later that for the one superhero without special powers, Batman's eyes could do things that none of them had ever been able to do.
Bruce Wayne would take me to dinner as week later and a month later the Wayne Foundation would give us a grant so large that I could hire more staff for the clinic and open another clinic in a west end of Gotham.
I began to purposely leave my balcony doors unlocked, not that I believed he would have a problem with opening them if they had been but I wanted him to know I expected him and I was ready to prove myself trustworthy. Plus I was ready to meet Batman. I had gotten to know Bruce Wayne quite well, it was time for me to really know this extraordinary man completely.
He didn't disappoint. I understood why criminals feared him. Everything I had ever heard or read paled in comparison as he stood before me. The Dark Knight indeed.
We stood looking at each other. Though my heart beat wildly in my breast I did not let my eyes waver from his stare. I was tempted to reach out with my mind but thought better of it and let him appraise my sincerity at face value.
"Are you injured?" I whispered into the silence.
"No. Come to the house at nine tomorrow." With that he was back out my balcony in a flash and then as if he had never been there he was gone.
I would stand there blinking and replaying the scene to make my brain believe what had just happened. I had passed his test and it seemed it was time to pull me into the circle completely.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Love is more than we could ever imagine!

Love can not always be defined by our mere mortal definitions. Many times the impossible is possible. And that is what makes everything worth while.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Captain's Log 201208.3

Externship has been where I am spending most of my time these days. When I am not working I have been reworked, corrected and fixed Vanessa and Jack. The End. I can now move forward with everyone else......letting the past be the past. It has been am most humbling experience. No repeats, thank you! Gearing up for the last semester at StarFleet Academy. This Is It!! In 5 months I will receive my OFFICIAL commission and except my first mission with joy. I am just about ready.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Captain's Log 201206.13

Well on the working front, finished the paperwork, bloodwork, drug test and physical exam. Now waiting to go to orientation and become ready for a paycheck! On the school front, the multiple emails from the office of financial aid and scholarships are trying to drive me batty! Enough already. First I'm approved then all of a sudden I am not eligible. Then I have to wait a few weeks to an approval before activating my account and removing semester holds. It would be nice if every department was streamlined to stop causing me tachycardia before I start my last semester. I truly don't want another loan or to have to live off my credit cards. Books....putting the finishing touches on Satin Highlands. I love Cinaed and Haylee but I must say the next few books have been fun to sit down and construct. They are making me excited for Krya and Marcas. And finally my health...well I'm doing better. Down six pounds and working on staying on track. My blood pressure was in acceptable levels and I'm feeling better everyday. Gotta run, got a date with the Commander!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Captain's Log 201206.2

Time continues to move at warp speed. The Spring Semester went great, began to fizzle a little at the end...but finished just where I wanted to be. Being involved and getting good grades seem to go hand in hand no matter what you do. Just continuing to move forward. Just six months left.... After completing 40 Days in the Word I began the Daniel Plan. Its challenging but so far, even with some substitutions I am doing great and I like the online group I'm with. Will just continue to take things step by step. After working three days on the unit and sweating like a pig and having moments of tachy I knew it was past due for me to get moving again and really put an effort forth to get this extra natural padding off. I hope to be 20-30 pounds lighter when I start back to school at the end of August. The ship is hanging in there. My number one is still running things swimmingly and I appreciate all his work! He truly is the best! The crew is performing excellently and I appreciate all their efforts. In two weeks one of the crew will be promoted to ensign. Giving them more and more responsibility is bitter-sweet but a necessary move so they continue to progress and grow. Thinking ahead: Finish the final semester, pass the boards, work my new job, get prepared for graduate school and work toward being a professor at the SON.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Time Flies At Warpspeed...

Wow March already...that means 9 months, 1 week and 5 days to graduation. School is going well, way to heavy in the assignment department but I'm getting it done. One more exam this week and then I can breathe a little. I'll be glad when I can get some resemblance of a life again. My exercise routine is really suffering, I hope to get back on a schedule soon. In the meantime I just take the stairs everywhere I go and try to walk as often as I can.
My book Love's Shelter will be out soon, I hope by this Friday but that may not happen depending on what happens with school.
Well the captain can only delegate so much, got to get back to it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The "Girls" are little sore today....

Wow a month has gone by already! I'm basically pulling 80 hour weeks with school this semester. Between my externship and the extra hours I must complete for Gero and Psych I am looking forward to Spring Break.

Survived my first mammogram. The nurse advised me right away that I would be called. I momentarily thought how nice it would be to have a small breast size, then I got over that. Love my "girls!" The technician would check everything. That's fine, I need to establish this baseline and move forward to a healthier me.

Some day I'll be able to concentrate on my weight loss again. Will keep eating right in the meantime.
Captain out.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My head hurts

So I made it through orientation at the psychiatric hospital. I am so glad its only for 10 weeks. My exercise has been my walking or running around campus this week. My sleeplessness is starting to catch up to contacts bothered me so much today I couldn't wait to get rid of them.
Starting to feel a little more organized as I start to see what's expected of me in each of my clinicals. We'll see how Friday goes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

You want me to do what????

Well its barely Tues morning and I am ready for the weekend....Now! Monday was pretty good, too much talking (got a little sleepy) but I think Community Health will go well. So much to do...gotta think of an infectious disease and a topic to teach teenagers. I hope our group comes up with something interesting to teach to the class at the end of the semester.
I had hoped to be done with my psych hours but no....I've got to watch two movies AND complete 8 hours of meetings. So I have 7.5 hours to go to finish the total 12 I need for the class.
I'm not even going to try to translate my Gero syllabus, I'll let the professor tell me what to do, how to do it and when it's due.
First Medical Spanish class went well. It was a highlight for yesterday.
Gonna be a long 15 weeks!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Captain's Personal Log Stardate January Supplemental

Oh my Lord! My schedule is so full I sometimes don't know if I'm coming or going. 17 units is making be feel a bit on the overwhelmed side. I am enjoying myself while working on the unit...I feel like a real nurse. Getting confident with where things are located and helping the staff in any way that I can. My diet is kinda out the window at the moment, I'm eating right but finding time to really workout is proving a major challenge. I hope once I complete the extra hours I need for Gero and Psych my life will quiet a little.
Missing the Commander and the crew......

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Captain's Personal Log Stardate January 10, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!
Helped out with the new nursing student orientation today. Everything went great but I am tired. Started getting emails from my new professors....must get 8 additional hours to meet my pysch nursing requirements....might try to do 2 this week. Plus on Thursday I'll be going to Kaiser for the first time....excited.
Bought a new scrub top today...$68! I could have bought myself a few items for that. At least it will look nice, wish I could have gotten the new ladies top they no offer.
Tomorrow I will be at school AGAIN, helping make a movie about sim lab. I pray other students show up and that things go well and we get it done in a few hours.
Time to rest.
Captain Out.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Captain's Personal Log Stardate January 2012

Now that orientation is over it is time for me to start to get to know the nurses on the unit. So far I am registered for 14 units but the externship is going to add an additional 2-3 units. Thankfully it looks like I'll be able to do my shifts of 7-3 on Friday and Saturday. I am praying now I get partnered with a great nurse and that I continue to be open to learning. I am so excited about coming to the completion of everything I started so long ago. It will be nice to lay down my student role for a bit to just work and take real vacations and have money again!

Great 60 minute workout today...I feel great! Got to make sure to schedule in exercise so I can stay on top of all I need to do this coming semester.

Love's Shelter is almost complete....made some major changes, thorough proofreading, taking my time. Every six months sounds like a great idea to allow me to continue my writing.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Captain's Log Stardate 010420.12

Another great day, was able to get 30 minutes of exercise done before heading to day 2 of orientation. Trying to get myself organized so I can get all the experience I need and then move forward to having a fulltime position. In less than 365 days I will graduate from nursing school AND most importantly I will be a healthier, slimmer me!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Captain's Personal Log Stardate January 2012 Supplemental

First day of orientation today. Went well, got my new ID badge, toured my new unit, and tried to remain calm at how busy I will be in the next 5 months. It was great to talk to some many students who are graduating this May. I'm going to use my time on Med-Surg to really build my skills and prepare for being a great nurse. For summer and the fall I will request postpartum since L&D is where I want to be.
Didn't get to work out since the Commander was severely under the weather and had to spend the day in sickbay. Never seen him this sick. Pray he is better tomorrow so I can get back on track. I'm going to need all the extra energy I can get.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Captain's Personal Log:
Though I didn't get to my "usual" exercises I did complete one of my goals today....cleared out my closet. I filled up 2 large bags of clothing I'm not going to wear again and that are so out of style I wouldn't want to wear them again. My closet is now ready to receive clothing that will highlight the new me!