Blog Tour - TANGLED PURSUIT
“After Tal had gotten out of surgery, he’d found out that military officials had already informed the family that Tal had been injured. Afterward, he’d gone downstairs to the men’s locker room and taken a long, hot shower, washed the mud off, trimmed his beard, and combed his longish hair. He’d had one of his SEALs go to his locker at HQ and retrieve a clean work uniform.
Trailing his fingers gently up and down her lower arm, Wyatt wanted somehow to let Tal know he was near. That he would never leave her side. The nurses had taken great care of her after she arrived at the Bagram hospital. She had been covered in mud from head to toe, and they had quickly washed her and put her into a fresh gown. Two other nurses had unbraided her long, muddy black hair and washed it. Wyatt had hugged those nurses afterward, thanking all of them for their care of Tal.
Tal was then prepped for surgery and taken immediately into an operating theater. There, two of Bagram’s best orthopedic surgeons had begun to work on her. Wyatt had remained in the surgery viewing area during the seven-hour surgery. The surgeons didn’t like it, but he told them he wasn’t leaving. He’d stood there, the large windows showing the surgery theater where they were operating on Tal.
His gaze drifted down to the light metal brace that now held her right ankle and her lower leg slightly suspended above the bed so they could begin healing. He wiped his face, feeling tears threatening again. After Tal had come out of recovery, Wyatt had found a nearby empty room and cried out his relief that Tal had survived. She was in serious but stable condition now. He’d come so close to losing her . . . “