Howdy friends! It’s wee bairn Marlo, coming to you live from a family holiday to Montreal. So many of you asked for a second part to my prompt surrounding doctor Claire and patient Jamie, which I have since dubbed A Medical Emergency (which you can readhere). And, considering how angsty the last few TSS fics have been (blame Kaitlyn and Mikayla), I figured it was time to deliver some fluff for your amusement!
As always, a major thank you to my Kilt Kult buddies and fellow TSS mods for keeping me on track and reassuring me that my writing isn’t trash. Also, I owe all of you a major shout out as well, as I would never have written this fic without your overwhelming positive response. So, thank you thank you thank you from the very bottom of my heart!
It was two weeks before Claire could stomach facing Jamie again. The surgery had been a success, and Claire had meticulously mended the shattered bones of Jamie’s hand. She hadn’t counted on the infection that set in, keeping him bedridden and feverish for nearly a week. Claire couldn’t help but feel responsible.
“It happens all the time LJ. I wouldn’t worry about it.” said Joe Abernathy, Claire’s fellow doctor and hospital confidante. She knew that there was nothing she could have done, that infections happen and it was out of her control, but the thought of seeing Jamie in more pain, with even the smallest chance of it being by her hand, was too much to bear. She didn’t know what is was about this Scot: his bull-headedness, the way his nose crinkled when he smiled at her as she was wheeling him into surgery, or how peaceful and innocent he looked under anesthesia, the softness of his face making him look like a child. Whatever it was, Claire found herself experiencing feelings she had never felt before, and it left her simultaneously terrified and exhilarated.
It was a Tuesday afternoon, and Claire had just finished a run of the mill appendectomy. Granted with a brief reprieve, she quickly cleaned herself off before heading to the on-call room, eager to take a quick rest before her pager summoned her again. Unfortunately, she found herself having to cross through the recovery wing, where Jamie lay behind the closed door of room 263. Claire had continued to follow his case, coercing nurses into providing valuable intel on his condition and moral.
“Yes, he is eating.”
“No. He doesn’t have a fever.”
“If you’re so interested Doctor, why don’t you go ask him yourself?”
Still, Claire refused to step foot in that room. The nagging guilt in her stomach surrounding his prolonged hospitalization, coupled with the more puzzling stirrings deep in the pit of her stomach, wouldn’t allow her to walk down the white tile hall leading up to his room. Unfortunately, she currently had no other option.
Not a Request. Warnings: Angst? Mild anxiety. Comfort and reassurance. Some swearing.
You’re not sure what’s going on. You can’t tell what’s real and what’s not, because everything feels floaty and surreal- like you’re in a dream. A very strange dream, that makes you feel as though you’re under water. You can hardly pick up the sounds that are happening around you. They’re voices, you’re sure, but you can’t focus enough on them to find out what they’re saying. Not entirely, at least- only bits and pieces. Pieces such as: told you so, should have noticed, not your fault, and it’s going to be okay. You try your best to focus on the words in order to figure out what the conversation is about, but you’re so tired. You allow your mind to pull you into the abyss of unconsciousness instead.
You wake up to the sound of machines beeping, the tingly feeling of being numb, and… bats shrieking? That can’t be right. You open your eyes, planning on seeing what the hell was going on, only to find that everything was dark- you couldn’t see anything. Upon this newfound knowledge, you begin to panic, and the beeping fastens its pace.
Rushed footsteps make their way to you, and before you’re even able to process what’s happening, a blindfold that was apparently tied around your eyes is removed, and you’re met with the face of the man who saved you. He looks more concerned now than when he found you underneath the piece of stone, and that does very little to help you calm down.
“Beep,” is the only word you’re able to force out, shakily.
It takes a second, but realization dawns on him.
“It’s just the heart monitor!” He’s quick to assure, gesturing to your left where the machinery was. He takes your trembling hand in his, and forces his expression to soften. “You’re safe, Y/N.”
He repeats the words, each time full of gentle sincerity and reassurance, until you’re able to fully relax, and you lean your head back onto the medical bed you were lying on. He slowly removes his hand from yours, and glances over at the machinery you were hooked up to. The remaining concern he held was then completely let go at whatever was on the screens, and you felt yourself calm down even more.
The hero looks back at you with a gentle smile. “How are you feeling? You scared us pretty bad back there.” He continues when he sees the look of confusion on your face. “You blacked out a few times.”
“I am,” You begin, pausing to think. “I’m alive. Sorry to change the subject, but where am I?”
“Batcave. That’s kind of why you had to wear this,” The man raises the blindfold up to his masked eyes, before peeking just over the top of them as he continues. “Batman didn’t want you to see where we were headed if you became conscious on the way over.”
You blink a few times, before sitting up slowly. “Batcave?”
Red Hood only smirks, tosses the sight-obscuring piece of cloth onto a nearby table, and stands back up- which brings your attention to the few bandages on his right arm, and the large bruise that appeared to have swallowed the entire limb.
He offers his left hand, “Care for a tour?”
You stare at the hand for a few seconds before looking up to his face, and find yourself amazed at how you didn’t notice the medical cloth that was taped to his right ear. You accept his hand and he slowly helps you stand on your feet.
“You’re hurt,” you say, quietly.
“I’ve had worse,” is his simple response, in a tone entirely carefree, and he leads you out of the medical portion of the cave.
You’re sure your eyes had never been so wide before, you weren’t sure what you were expecting, but it certainly wasn’t this. A giant computer, an even bigger penny, and a freaking dinosaur? What kind of hideout was this? You startle out of your amazement by the sound of an angry voice.
“Red Hood,” Batman booms, his tone causing you to flinch. “What do you think you’re doing?”
“Giving our guest the grand tour,” Your savior responds easily, not at all sounding perturbed.
“They should be resting.”
He hums as he looks at you, obviously considering if you were well enough to be up and about, before shaking his head, “Nah, I think they’re good, B.”
“Ja- Red Hood,” The Dark Knight pinches the bridge of his nose with an aggravated sigh. “We agreed-”
“We agreed that on patrol, I’d peacefully abide by your terms. Patrol’s over, Batman. Besides, I think you owe our friend here a little look around after keeping them blindfolded this whole time.”
The older man definitely looked ready to retort, but with a sharp exhale, he moves past the two of you, and towards the computer. “Fine. Don’t touch anything.”
“No promises,” Red Hood smirks, obviously enjoying his ‘victory’.
It takes a few minutes, but he actually does show you around the place. You didn’t see any entrances or exits, but you supposed that was probably intentional so you wouldn’t find out where this cave was located.
Biting your lip, you quietly speak, “Mister Red Hood?”
The man seems caught off guard by your voice, and he nearly trips over his own feet. He clears his throat multiple times with a small blush of embarrassment. “You- you don’t have to add a ‘Mister’, just Red Hood is fine.”
“Why am I here?”
“Well, you were hurt and-”
“Yes, exactly, so I don’t understand why I was taken here instead of a hospital.”
He seems to be contemplating what to say, before he shrugs. “I kind of demanded it?” Upon your look of shock he’s quick to add, “N-not for some weird, creepy reason or something, just because uh– we-we don’t have all the facts! We have very few facts and evidence on what happened, so I mean, I thought it’d be safer if you came here! Better to be safe than sorry, y’know?”
“Oh,” You say, a small smile and a raised brow adorning your features. “Thank you, that’s very considerate.”
He’s suddenly very awkward, and in an attempt to save himself, he leads you back to the medical bay, “You should probably get some more rest. Oh, and you’re probably hungry and thirsty, so I-I’ll go ahead and- uh, get some for you. Some food and water, I mean. While you– rest.”
“Okay,” You say, laying back down.
The man backs up as he repeats the word to you, and due to him not paying attention, he trips over his feet,
slips out the word ‘shit’
as he hits the floor, and before you can ask if he’s okay, he quickly books it out of the room.
You blink in confusion when you hear a thump, and then another. Concerned, you get up and sneakily peek out, and see Red Hood hitting his forehead against a wall repeating the word “stupid” and the phrases “fucking idiot” and “smooth, jackass” over and over again. Feeling sympathetic, you head back to medical bed and decide you’ll pretend none of this ever happened.
Not sure if anyone has thought of this yet, but...
I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and, quite honestly, breaking my damn heart and need to share the pain! You see, I’ve always been drawn to this certain scene from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie:
Specifically, that little device the prisoner is using and what it’s purpose seems to be. It’s purpose seems to be to project the users memories or mental images that the user wishes to see and in this prisoner’s case, her family that she was separated from or was killed by Ronan/Thanos. We can also assume that this device seems to be pretty common within the galaxy. Since the guards would allow a prisoner to have it in such a high security prison like the Kyln, we can also guess its pretty harmless. What I’m getting at is that what if Peter or Kraglin end up getting one of these doodads in order to help them grieve after the events of Vol. 2 . Peter would use it to remember all the good times he had with Yondu (i.e. when Yondu taught him to fly or shoot). Then there’s also Kraglin. Oh boy. He would not only remember all the good times he had with his captain (like when he was first recruited into Yondu’s crew, the times at the bar, etc.), but I can also see him using it to remember all his Ravager friends that were killed during the mutiny, who he had to watch die quite horribly and he was powerless to do anything or he would’ve been killed himself.
Then there are the times early on where the grief seems to be hitting both Peter and Kraglin pretty hard. Which leads to the two going into a secluded room with this machine and they begin to relive shared memories they may have of Yondu together and even talk to each other of a certain memory they really cherish. Crying, laughing, and just having general fondness for each others memories of their beloved Captain Yondu Udonta.
idk if this has a name?? but it’s just a load of questions ahaha
I was tagged by @day21-97 (thank you💕 you aren’t bothering me, don’t worry!!)
RULES: you must answer these 92 statements and tag 20 people.
THE LAST: 1. Drink: milk 2. Phone call: my mum 3. Text message: my dad 4. Song you listened to: super star - gdragon 5. Time you cried: this morning because I went to a leaving assembly for my p2 teacher in my old primary school and it made me emotional because now I have to leave school to be an adult 6. Dated someone twice: yeah but I was like 13 7. Kissed someone and regretted it: nope 8. Been cheated on: no and I hope it never happens to me 9. Lost someone special: not yet 10. Been depressed: nope 11. Gotten drunk and thrown up: no, throwing up from alcohol is for the weak (I bet I throw up at my formal lmao)
LIST 3 FAVORITE COLORS: 12-14: blue, white, black
IN THE LAST YEAR HAVE YOU: 15. Made new friends: yep 16. Fallen out of love: I’ve never been in love 17. Laughed until you cried: yeah lots of times 18. Found out someone was talking about you: yes 19. Met someone who changed you: idk I feel like most of my personality has been formed by the people I’ve met throughout my life?? so yeah I guess 20. Found out who your friends are: eh not really, I’ve always known 21. Kissed someone on your Facebook list: nope
GENERAL: 22. How many of your Facebook friends do you know in real life: all of them I think 23. Do you have any pets: yep I have two cats💖💖 24. Do you want to change your name: no I like my name 25. What did you do for your last Birthday: I went out for dinner with my friends, had a family party and crashed someone else’s house party woo 26. What time did you wake up: 6:30ish (by accident) 27. What were you doing at midnight last night: in a car on my way home 28. Name something you can’t wait for: going on holiday, I just wanna leave this country pls 29. When was the last time you saw your mom: this morning 30. What is one thing you wish you could change in your life: I’m pretty happy with my life rn tbh, uhhh I wish I knew what I wanted to do in the future though 31. What are you listening right now: divina commedia - gdragon 32. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: yeah 33. Something that is getting on your nerves: the fact that it’s summer and I somehow still seem to have no free time?? 34. Most visited Website: tumblr or youtube 35. Elementary: done (what is this question even asking) 36. High School: done (I’m emotional about this) 37. College: we don’t have college here really.. I guess I’m between high school and college (uni hopefully) 38. Haircolor: ginger 39. Long or short hair: long 40. Do you have a crush on someone: yes and I hate it 41. What do you like about yourself: I can never think of anything specific.. um I think I’m nice to other people which is good 42. Piercings: 3 in my earlobes 43. Bloodtype: idk, I wish I knew 44. Nickname: I don’t really have one, sometimes people call me gracie 45. Relationship status: single 47. Pronouns: she/her 48. Favorite TV Show: friends or the 100 49. Tattoos: none (I don’t think I would ever like anything enough to put it on my body for the rest of my life tbh) 50. Right or left hand: right 51. Surgery: ye I got my tonsils out 52. Piercing: already covered this 53. Sport: no thanks 55. Vacation: this year I’m going to ibiza but my favourite place to go is carvoeiro in portugal and I’m really disappointed that I’m not going this year 56. Pair of trainers: ?? uh I have a pair that are good because I have a crappy knee and they help it lol
MORE GENERAL: 57. Eating: I actually don’t enjoy food that much which I feel is really weird hahaha I eat because I’m hungry BUT if it’s sweet then I’ll eat it no matter what 58. Drinking: water and milk, and if we’re talking alcohol then malibu and coke 59. I’m about to: sit on my ass for 24 hours and either start a new drama or watch ikon related shit 61. Waiting for: nothing really for once, I guess to go on holiday or my exam results (but I wanna forget about those) 62. Want: a hug would be good tbh, and also to see my family in scotland 63. Get married: I would like to but it’s not something that’s particularly important to me 64. Career: I wish I knew, probably scientific research
WHICH IS BETTER: 65. Hugs or kisses: hugs 66. Lips or eyes: eyes for sure 67. Shorter or taller: taller 68. Older or younger: older at the minute, I think it’ll matter less when I’m older 70. Nice arms or nice stomach: ARMS (generally stomachs are nice to me no matter what hahah they’re either cute or sexy so it’s all good) 71. Sensitive or loud: sensitive please 72. Hook up or relationship: relationship 73. Troublemaker or hesitant: … I wanna say hesitant but I do have a soft spot for troublemakers tbh as long as they don’t take it too far, cheeky people just make me happy idk ahahha
HAVE YOU EVER: 74. Kissed a stranger: yes 75. Drank hard liquor: yes 76. Lost glasses/contact lenses: no I don’t wear them 77. Turned someone down: yep 78. Sex in the first date: nooo (zero dates zero sex) 79. Broken someones heart: not that I’m aware of 80. Had your heart broken: yeah 81. Been arrested: no and the thought really scares me for some reason ahah 82. Cried when someone died: yeah 83. Fallen for a friend: oh yeah
DO YOU BELIEVE IN: 84. Yourself: mostly 85. Miracles: no 86. Love at first sight: no (I wish I did - it’s a favourite concept of mine but surely you can’t fall in love when you know nothing about a person?? it makes no sense) 87. Santa Claus: sadly not 88. Kiss in the first date: sure if you’re both feeling it then why not?? 89. Angels: not really
(I always find ‘believe in’ questions hard to answer because I have no idea what I believe but generally I don’t really believe? I’m open though)
OTHER: 90. Current best friends name: megan 91. Eye color: I literally don’t know my eye colour lmao, dark blue-grey sort of 92. Favorite movie: peter pan 2003 (also I love les mis, musicals are the best)
And Mikael is pretty religious. So he just went crazy, he was broken. So Even was gonna cure himself with reading the Quran. And it ended up with him posting random verses from the Quran that were about homosexuals ending up in hell. You know he tried to take his own life?