"All seems to be in order. Consider yourself formally discharged Ms. Scanler. Make sure not to miss your check-up appointment at the beginning of next month." The receptionist spoke without even pausing on the 'Ms.' causing Alice to flinch.
It had been a month and a half of grueling physical therapy and catching up on studies so as to not be held back a grade for the newly minted woman, but at least she was finally getting to go home. She currently had to walk with a crutch and would to continue to do so for the remainder of the summer but again; she was free. She hobbled out of the hospital through its automatic doors where Maria stood waiting; arms clasped in front of her with a gentle smile. "Welcome back to the outside world, Alice."
Alice once again flinched at the mention of the name. It had been decided upon discussion with hospital staff, school administration, and local government that Alex would take the name Alice and pretend to be the cousi