Truck 105 AU // Poe x Reader
Anonymous said: I know you must be very tired of Poe x reader but could you please do a Poe x reader AU where he’s a fire fighter and he saves the reader who gets hurt badly and visits her in the hospital and he falls for her.
The heavy brown material chaffed away at his skin as his slips the suspenders over his shoulders. His navy blue shirt was stained with sweat as well as his curly hair. Running his fingers through his locks, he lets out a sigh before going into the break room’s fridge to grab a water bottle. Downing the water bottle in just a few long gulps, he tosses it into the trash can as he flops down onto the couch.
It was times like this that the firefighter appreciated during the day. Coming off of a shift and sitting down to breathe a breath of fresh air. There was no down time for him, but when he got it, boy did he cherish it.
“Long day?” a voice asks from the door frame. Poe nods his head with a breathy laugh, the man in the door frame nodding his head. “Enjoy it while you can.”
Soon enough, other workers start filing in, taking the same form that Poe took. Everyone just sat there in silence, the only noises in the room were the sounds of breathing and the cracking plastic of water bottles being drank from.
The group of firefighters sat there for a good fifteen minutes before the familiar buzz and flashing red lights sounded. Almost everyone lets out a groan before standing up. The firefighters rush to the door, putting on their work attire.
Clapping his hands, the fire chief calls for them to get a move on. Poe slips on his black fire resistant boots and matching tan coat.
“It’s a college campus,” the chief tells the group of fighters. “DelRose University. It’s coming from the science wing, probably from a lab they were doing.”
With that, Poe and his group of fighters hop into their truck, Number 105. Sounding the siren and lights, the squad rolls out, ready to take on their challenge. All cars pull over for the cherry red vehicle as the rush to the campus.
Soon enough, the campus comes into few. Black smoke erupts from the ceiling of the farthest building in the east corner. As the truck pulls up, the sirens cease as everyone files out. "Squad three, move into the building and get anyone out of there who is trapped. The rest of you get the fire put out. Let’s move it!“ Poe calls as he runs into the building, securing his oxygen mask over his mouth and nose.
Knocking the doors down to the building, they give in under his kick. Dispatching all over the building, carrying and pushing people out the door. Poe runs around the halls, directing people out of the flaming, polluted building. He had a feeling in his gut that the building still wasn’t cleared out.
"Poe, get out of there!” a fellow squad member calls, his voice echoing through the halls.
The captain shakes his head, knowing that the just heard something. He shushes them and holds up a finger. Fainting, Poe hears a weak voice call out in pain followed by a small screech. Poe starts to run towards the pleads for help. “Where are you?!!” he yells as he hears the voice call again, louder than the times before.
Turning to his left, he hears the voice call as he knocks down the weak wood with his foot. Scanning the room, he sees a girl with (Y/H/C) sprawled out on the floor, with a large block of wood on her back, restricting her movements. She coughs a whooping cough, the carbon monoxide clearly getting to her. Rushing to her side, he pushes the wood that fell on her off. Poe knows that she is going to be able to walk after the blow to her back. Scooping her up into his arms, he pulls her off the ground as she wraps her arms around his neck, coughing uncontrollably. “We’re gonna get you outta here, don’t worry,” he says as he rushes down the call, hearing wood start to fall more frequently.
Terrified for her life, the girl wraps her arms around her savior tighter in fear if she lets go, her life will slip away. Poe starts to run faster down the hall before a beam of light pops up, signaling that the outside world is almost there. With one last push, the doors fling open to expose the rescuer and his damsel.
“Hook her up to an oxygen tank!” Poe calls as a gurney is rushed to the side. The girl is slipped out of his arms and onto the gurney as a mask is pulled onto her ash covered face. “You’ll be fine. They’re going to bring you to the hospital,” Poe rubs the mystery girl’s hand as her eyes flutter closed.
She is carried away as Poe stands there watching her being loaded onto the ambulance. As the doors close, the ambulance begins its trek back to the hospital. After inspecting the damage the fire did to each building and doing through insurance policies with the dean, the fire squad loads back onto the truck, going back to the fire house. Driving back to the house, Rico, a fellow fight fighter says, “Who was that girl, Poe?”
The captain shrugs his shoulders. “I don’t know, she was trapped under block of wood in a physics room. The room where the fire started,” he explains.
Rico looks back to Harry and Stew. “She was cute,” he smirks as Poe shakes his head. “I’m not kidding. She was. She’s going to Waldorf Hospital. You gonna visit her?” Poe laugh at the question as he looks around the truck to see if this was a joke.
“No, guys. I’m not,” he says in all seriousness. “She was just another rescue. That’s it.” The guys shrugs as the pull into the firehouse’s garage. Poe and his squad return to the break room, taking the positions they had once again.
Thank God that there were no more calls left to take care of, so for the rest of his shift he just sat and talked. As he lay on the couch, watching his usual cartoons, the fire chief walks in. “Poe,” she says as Poe raises his eyes in curiosity. “I just got a call from Waldorf Hospital from a visit who requested you? They said you were the one who rescued her from that fire at DelRose?”
Rico stands up and starts clapping. “Oh, yeah. Mystery girl, here he comes!” he laughs as the others join in.
Poe simply shakes his head and stands up. “Yeah, I’ll go visit her,” he says as his fire mates cheer. The captain changes into jeans and a clean shirt before taking his car to the hospital.
Walking through the glass automatic doors, Poe walks straight to the front desk as the older lady who sits there smiles. “Hello, how can I help you?”
“Hi, um. I was requested to come visit a girl here? She was in a fire accident at DelRose University?” he asks as she nods her head.
“Yes, (Y/N) (Y/L/N). Are you the fire fighter from truck 105?” she asks as he nods his head. The woman hands him a visitor’s sticker and speaks, “She’s on the fifth floor, room 2A.”
Thanking the woman, Poe walks down the hall to the elevators to press button five. In response, the elevator dings and begins it’s slow trek upstairs as redundant elevator music plays in the background. Once again, the elevator dings and the chrome doors slide open, revealing a calm soothing nature. When he steps out, he flashes his visitor’s pass to the guards as they open up the door.
He scans the doors for the label 2A until he arrives there. Sucking in a breath, he knocks on the door lightly. “Come in,” a delicate voice calls. When he walks in, the girl he rescue lays in her bed, her hair pulled up into a ponytail and a large t-shirt over her small frame. “Hi,” she smiles.
“Hi,” he replies, giving the same smile back. “So, you’re name is (Y/N).”
The girl laughs, her (Y/E/C) eyes glistening, nodding her head. “Yes, it’s nice to meet you…?”
“Poe,” he smiles as he shakes her hand, sitting in the chair next to her bed.
“Poe,” she repeats. “I called you down just to thank you for saving me. I’m forever in debt to you.”
The fire fighter smiles and shakes his head. “It’s my job and it’s the least that I could do. Especially for a beautiful girl like yourself,” he winks as she blushes. “Anyway, now that I’m here, I’d like to know a little more about you.”
(Y/N) giggles at the handsome fire captain. She had to admit that he was very handsome and extremely smooth with his words. The two of them talked for what seemed like hours until her buzzer sounded.
“(Y/N)?” a voice calls.
She clears her throat and presses the response button, “Yes?”
“Visitor hours are almost over. You got five more minutes, baby,” her nurse speaks through the buzzer.
Sighing she speaks, “Okay. Thanks, Linda.” Looking at Poe, he wears the same expression as she as she sadly smiles. “I appreciate you coming over. I enjoyed the time we had,” she touches his shoulder.
Poe nods his head. “I’m glad I could come down here. Maybe, I could come back tomorrow?” he asks as she immediately nods her head.
For the next three days, the fire captain visited as often as he could. Of course, Rico and the fire squad teased him for it, but at this point he didn’t care. He could feel himself falling harder and harder for (Y/N) and he didn’t mind the feeling.
At the hospital that day, Poe sat in his usual chair, eating ice cream with (Y/N) as SpongeBob played on her small television set. (Y/N) places her bowl down beside her and turns to Poe. “It’s my last day today…” she trails off.
Poe looks up into her eyes and sadly smiles. “So I’ve heard,” he grabs her hand, squeezing it a little.
“I mean, maybe we could work out a schedule where we could hang out between my classes? I graduate in a few months, so we’ll have the summer?” she asks.
In that moment, he feels a surge of confidence. “Well, maybe I could take you out tomorrow night at six o'clock?” he asks with a small smirk.
(Y/N)’s heart flutters at his words. “Maybe I’d like that,” she laughs as he chuckles.