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John Doe | Rucas Oneshot

Prompt: I got requested to do a rucas modern ‘true loves kiss’. Anon wanted Riley as the one who was asleep but I remembered the david nolan/mary margeret arc from OUAT and felt inspired. So in this one Lucas is the one who’s “asleep.” I hope that’s okay anon and I hope you enjoy it anyway. xoxo
Word Count: 3,330

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Ever since she could remember Riley Matthews has wanted to help people. When she was a child her parents would tell her that her empathy and compassion for others was because she was a product of true love. A concept that, of course, she didn’t really understand at the time. She saw it in the fairy tales and got to witness it firsthand growing up, how amazing and life changing true love could be, but never really understood that level of intimacy or what it meant.  

In her teenage years she dabbled in the dating world under the impression that in order to find true love she’d have to kiss a few frogs…lizards…and maybe even a turtle or two. But nothing ever stuck. So after years of unsuccessfully trying to find something real she put her heart and her mind to her first real love, helping people.  

Although she majored in journalism in college she was sure to spend her free time doing right by others. She donated to charities and volunteered for organizations she supported. It wasn’t much but she always did what she could. Just knowing she was making a difference always put a smile on her face. 

And as luck would have it, her aunt Morgan, managed to get a job upstate as a physician in the ICU which meant Riley had an in at the hospital. She quickly became a favorite among the workers there, always willing to grab them coffee or lunch and sometimes even just sitting with patients who didn’t get any visitors. 

That’s where she first saw John Doe. 

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