A Dreamy Diagnosis
Intro: So I wrote this little (not so little) piece for @outside-the-government‘s Winter Blues Challenge (tbh I kinda forgot about it until you sent the reminder and I freaked out because I couldn’t figure out a story, but I think I got it!)
The prompt was: “I thought that was eradicated years ago!” I kinda changed it to “That was eradicated years ago!” Because reader and Bones are in medical field so I would assume they would know if something has been eradicated or not.
Pairing: Bones x reader
Word Count: 2578
Summary: Reader is a nurse who is presented with a pretty tricky case. The nurse enlists Dr. McCoy’s help to figure it out, and eventually does. Is Bones developing feelings for the reader? Maybe?
Also: I had my respiratory infection lecture notes open for this one so all that information is accurate, but I kinda took a few liberties in the sense that I made up that the medical equipment wouldn’t test for this disease so be gentle.
You owed your date on Friday night to a 6 month old baby with a cough.
“One more minute, little one.” You cooed, smiling down at the child as you ran the dermal regenerator over her wound.
The Enterprise had received a distress signal from a nearby planet, the signal coming from a small colony that were being attacked by Klingons. The rescue was not as successful as it could have been, losing about half of the colony before you were able to stop the Klingons. You were assigned to one of the children that had been rescued, a 6-month old that had been orphaned during the attack and had a upper arm laceration that you were quickly healing with the dermal regenerator.
She squirmed under your grasp and began to cough. You noticed the cough as soon as she had arrived, but thought the laceration to her arm was a more pressing concern.
“Oooo, that’s a pretty nasty cough you have there. Let’s see if we can’t get you some antitussive medication, huh?” You babbled as you finished up with the dermal regenerator and moved to set up the medication to run through the IV that you had already inserted in her tiny arm.
“Everything alright in here?” A deep voice sounded from the doorway and you didn’t even need to look up to tell that it was your boss and the CMO, Dr. Leonard McCoy.
“Yep. Just finished up with the laceration, then moving on to figure out what this cough is!” You sang the last few words down at the baby, tickling her little belly with your gloved fingers as you did.
You heard Leonard chuckle low and soft behind you, “Alright, well let me know if you need anything.”
“I will, Dr. McCoy.” You waved him off and heard his footsteps retreat as you focused your attention to the screen on the side of the biobed.