When the paramedics got Alaura to the hospital, they put her in the emergency room right away. They weren’t sure what was wrong with her because they couldn’t get a hold of her doctor. Alexander didn’t know about her heart problem so he couldn’t be of any help. Janeanne was afraid to say anything to the doctor because she didn’t want Alex to know. She promised Alaura that she would never tell him. Janeanne stayed with Alexander at the hospital that night. She was scared that Alaura might die during the night. Janeanne wanted to wait there until she could go in and see her. She knew Alaura’s attacks were very bad, but she never imagined them being so bad that she couldn’t even talk.
One of the doctor’s who was examining Alaura came out of the emergency room. They both got up immediately. “Is she okay?” Janeanne asked. “She’ll be okay for right now, but we’d really like to keep her here overnight just to be on the safe side.” Doctor Rexmond replied. “Can we go and see her?” Janeanne asked. “I don’t think that’s such a good idea right now. She suddenly went unconscious and we don’t know when she’ll be coherent. You would be saving yourselves a lot of time if you just go home and come back tomorrow. I’m sure she’ll be awake by then.” Dr. Rexmond was suddenly called away by another doctor.
Janeanne noticed that Alexander wasn’t the least bit shaken up. It was like he didn’t even care. After they left the hospital, Alexander took Janeanne back to his place. Janeanne only went along with him because she wanted to be there if they called about Alaura. Alexander didn’t say anything about what happened at the hotel. It was like it never happened. She was beginning to think that Alaura was right about him, maybe he was heartless after all.
When they got back to Alexander’s house, his mood suddenly changed. He immediately took her into his arms and kissed her passionately. However, Janeanne pushed him away. “What did you do that for?” Alexander asked in amazement. “How can you want to get romantic when your wife is lying in a hospital bed?” Janeanne exclaimed. Alexander didn’t reply right away. He just sighed in agitation. “I can’t believe this she’s gotten to you too! Don’t you see that this is all an act?! She just wants to get my attention!
Ever since I became president at Grisham and Talbot she’s been coming down with these mysterious illnesses! Let me ask you something, has Alaura ever told you what is actually wrong with her? She’s faking and no one believes me! What’s it going to take to make you realize that there’s nothing wrong with her?” Alexander was furious. “I’m suddenly starting to realize that Alaura was right about you! You are heartless!” Janeanne replied. “I am not heartless! I am merely telling the truth! If you can’t handle it then get out!”
Alexander’s last remark angered Janeanne. She walked closer to him and did just exactly what she promised Alaura she wouldn’t do. She told him that she was dying. “You don’t think I can handle that? Well how would you feel if I told you that your wife’s dying? Could you handle it if I said that Alaura’s in that hospital bed because she’s got a weak heart? How do you feel knowing that your wife didn’t want to tell you that she’s been seeing a cardiologist once a week because she didn’t think you’d care?” Janeanne hysterically cried.
“You’re such a liar! I’ll bet you and Alaura got together and planned this! Well it’s not gonna work! I don’t believe Alaura and I don’t believe you!” Alexander shouted. “Oh sure we got together and planned this all out! Why don’t you go to the hospital and take a look at your wife? Go and see her attached to heart monitors and while your at it why don’t you just rip her heart out!” With that Janeanne walked out the door.
Alexander wasn’t sure if he should believe her. Alaura never said anything about it to him. He would surely know if his own wife was dying. The next day Alexander was at the hospital. He wasn’t allowed to go see Alaura yet. The doctor wasn’t permitting any visitors at this time. Dr. Rexmond never even stopped to explain what was wrong. The doctor wouldn’t know what was wrong until he got a hold of Dr. Manning. Which he finally did in the later part of the evening.