Through Smoke by Marissa Dobson
A Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle Worlds Novella
Release Date: October 13th, 2016
“I got her.” It sounded like Smoke but the muffling from the face mask made it hard to hear him.
“Paramedics are standing by.” The other firefighter said as she was carried out.
“Wilson, get another line.”
Wilson? Smoke are you here?
“Go on, brother, I’ve got it.” The second firefighter who rescued her jogged toward the fire engine.
“Let me down…” A coughing fit overcame her again and he raised her in his arms slightly. “I can walk.”
“Not a chance, darling.” Ignoring her demands he headed toward the ambulance.
Not caring who her rescuer had been before, she hadn’t bothered to look that closely, but now that she was out of the burning house and safe, she looked into his eyes. “Smoke.”
“Shh darling, you’re safe now.” He eased her onto the gurney before he squatted down in front of her and took his breathing mask off.
“Is this the woman you were talking to Fire about earlier?”
“Shut up Sam and help her.” Smoke eyed the paramedic for a moment before returning his gaze to her. “Blaze is on his way and I’ll be back soon. I’ve got to help the guys get the fire under control.”
“Go. I’m fine.” She put her hand up, stopping Sam from putting the oxygen mask over her face. “Thank you.”
“I’d always come for you.” He kissed her forehead, rose, and headed back to the other firefighters battling the blaze.
“My home…” She mumbled more to herself than anyone else as Sam placed the oxygen mask over her mouth.
“Things can be replaced. What matters is that you’re alive. Now lie back and let me look at your hand. Are you burned anywhere else?”