His eyelids fluttered for a moment, then fully opened. Everything was a blur and he could feel his head throb. As the world came back into focus, Craig gasped. He was on a cot in a sterile hospital room. He tried to get himself to a sitting position, but cringed while doing so. His head continued throbbing.
Eventually he was able to sit up, and though his head was spinning, he slowly steadied himself. He remembered absolutely nothing about how he ended up here. He reached his hand to his forehead to try to stop the pain, but instead found his fingers running across a bandage of sorts. “How long have I—” he muttered to himself just as a nurse came into the room. Her exression was that of shock. “What?”
It took about half an hour for her to explain to him what had happened. Apparently he had taken a bad spill while coming off of a skyline and had seized upon doing so. He was very lucky that there were bystanders who were capable (and willing) to help him. After that he was rushed to this infirmary for more extensive care. That was five weeks ago.
"But… well… When can I leave?" he asked, dreading the thought of being stuck in here any longer. He was relieved to find out that he’d only have to be here for two more days, as he had just awoken. At her suggestion, he lied back down (with an effort) and began to nap.
2 days later
Craig collected his skyhook and other belongings from the front desk as he checked out of the infirmary. He was already regaining his strength, and he promised himself to start working out again. He said goodbye to the nurse who had been very kind to him, and then made his way outside.
The sun was shining bright, much more intense than he remembered, and he had to shield his eyes. As his vision adjusted, he saw that it was a beautiful day. A smile found its way onto his lips, and with that, he began walking home. There was only one problem. He had no idea where “home” was from here. He would have to ask for directions.
"Excuse me," he said to the nearest person, "Could you tell me how to get to North Street from here?"