Ashlie: Accident and Emergency. This is what we need.
Stephen: Right. Because this is an emergency.
Ashlie: No, but it is an accident. Come on, you wait here, Poppy. Come on, then. Let’s go.
Receptionist: Hello. Can I help you?
Stephen: Yes. I think I’ve broken my ankle and my elbow. I think I need an X-ray.
Receptionist: Can I have your name, please?
Ashlie: It’s Walker. Stephen Walker.
Receptionist: OK. Thank you. Could you wait over there, please, and someone will see you as soon as they can.
Ashlie: Great, thanks.
Nurse: Mr Walker?
Nurse: The doctor’s ready to see you now.
Ashlie: Good luck.
Doctor: OK, Mr Walker. We’re going to X-ray your elbow and your ankle. But first the nurse just needs to do some tests.
Nurse: OK, can I just have a look at your tongue, please. Just open your mouth.
Stephen: Yes, but it’s my ankle.
Nurse: Yes, but we just need a quick examination, Mr Walker. If you open wide.
Nurse: Now say ‘ahhhh’.
Nurse: Yes, very good. We’re just going to have a quick listen. If you could turn round for me.
Stephen: My elbow really hurts.
Nurse: That’s nice. Very good. Almost finished. If you could roll up your sleeve, please.
Stephen: Ah, my elbow…
Nurse: No, I just need to take your blood pressure.
Nurse: Yeah, that seems normal. Right, you say it’s your ankle then, is it?
Stephen: Yes. And my elbow. I fell off my skateboard, you see…
Doctor: OK. Well, let’s look at your elbow first, shall we? Can you tell me where it hurts?
Stephen: Yeah, just here.
Doctor: And does it hurt when I do this?
Doctor: OK. And how about your ankle? OK. Is that painful?
Stephen: Aaghh! Yes!
Doctor: Well, I suppose we’d better get an X-ray. Here, take this down to the X-ray unit.
Nurse: Are you lost?
Ashlie: We’re looking for the X-Ray Unit.
Nurse: Yeah, follow me.
Ashlie: Great. Thank you.
Stephen: Do you think my ankle’s broken, Ash?
Ashlie: I don’t know, Stephen. I’m not a doctor.
Stephen: If you hadn’t let Poppy run away…
Ashlie: Stephen, it’s not my fault you fell over. Mr Clumsy.
Stephen: It might be months before I can walk properly again.
Ashlie: Oh, Stephen.
Stephen: You’ll have to look after me.
X-Ray Technician: Your form, please?
Doctor: Well, I’m pleased to tell you that neither your ankle nor your elbow is broken.
Stephen: Neither of them? Not even a little bit?
Doctor: Neither of them. They’re both bruised, but not broken. You’ll need to rest them for a couple of weeks. So no skateboarding. I’ll give you a prescription for some painkillers. Take one of these three times a day with food.
Ashlie: Thank you, Doctor. Come on then, Stephen. Let’s get you out of here, eh? No way. Come on you.
Come on. Let’s get you home, eh?