this was based on this prompt from @herearlyleafsaflower
Hamilsquad where reader is a veterinarian?
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You hummed softly as you propped the dog up on the table and checked him out. You had always loved animals as a kid so being a vet was a lifelong dream of yours. You got to see all kinds of animals, even traveling to farms and other places to take care of the ones that were injured or sick. You’d worked hard to get where you were today and to have your own little store was a big achievement.
“She looks good.” You said, smiling at the little husky. She was a little jumpy, but what dog wasn’t? She looked excited to be here as she wagged her tail and stuck her tongue out. Huskies were always your favorite. They had the most dazzling eyes and energetic spirits.
You scratched behind the dog’s ears gently before slipping your stethoscope on and listening for the dog’s heartbeat. It was clear, strong, and steady–-music to your ears. Regular checkups were much more fun to you and this dog was in optimum condition. You checked his ears quickly and smiled when the dog sat back a little and tried to be still. “She’s well behaved too! Just the other day, -”
You were about to jump into a quick story about the crazy case you had yesterday but your assistant came in, looking around before landing her eyes on you. “Hi, Doctor. Here’s the records for Sunny and there’s someone out here for you.”
“Oh, okay.” You managed a smile, simply taking the clipboard from your assistant to hide your confusion. You looked back at the dog and his owners. “I’ll wrap this up. She’s in great health. Did she get all of her vaccines taken care of?”
The young couple in front of you nodded and you sighed happily. “Perfect. She’s good to go then.”
“Thank you so much, Doctor.”
“My pleasure! Bye, Sunny!” You said, laughing a little as the dog licked your cheek before hopping off of the little counter she was resting on. “I’ll walk you out.”
The couple followed you to the front of your office and left promptly, happy to walk their dog out and head home. The little bell rang as they left the store and you gave them a little wave goodbye. Then your eyes landed on one of your best friends that was sitting in one of the waiting chairs. You were used to seeing Hercules. Today, he was reading a magazine, looking like such a dork.
“Hey, (Y/N)!” Hercules said excitedly, coming up to you and giving you a big hug. “I think I got your order right.”
He handed you a bag from your favorite restaurant and you smiled widely, peeking inside. The smell of your favorite dish filled the air and you couldn’t help but feel warm inside.
“Aww, Herc. You could have just given me the lunch I packed. I just left it on the counter of your place.”
He shrugged, shoving his hands in his pockets. It was cute to see him get all shy. “I was out anyways. Did you, um, want to head over to our place to eat? Everyone’s there for once and it’s not too far.”
“Sure, yeah! We’re clear for the rest of the afternoon too. That sounds great.”
After you checked your schedule and announced you’d be leaving, you followed Hercules into his car and together, you made your way to the loft that they all shared. It was spacious, yet cozy, and you were greeted with the sight of the other three boys on the couch, eating happily together as some show was on.
“(Y/N)’s here!” Hercules called as he shut the door behind you. The boys all looked up and quickly smiled at you. “Be on your best behavior!”
He retreated to the kitchen and you stepped a little closer into the boys’ living room.
“Mon ange! Bonjour!” Lafayette said cheerfully, giving you a big smile and a small wave.
“Hey, love! How have you been?” John chorused, getting up to greet you. He hugged you tightly and you sighed happily, melting into his tender embrace. You lived for John’s hugs. They made everything right again.
“I’ve been good.” You buried your head into his chest as he rubbed your back. “How about you?"
“It’s been a while, yeah, (Y/N)?” Alex glanced over at you too and he squinted at what you were wearing. John had just pulled away when Alex had gotten up to get a closer look. Usually when you were with them you dressed casually–jeans and a t-shirt (possibly one of theirs) or were dressed up nicely when you went out with them. This outfit was new. He saw your scrubs and took notice of the white lab coat you had over them. Your little name tag is what made his eyes widen.
“When were you going to tell us you were a vet?!” Alex spoke up, coming to stand in front of you but still beside John. “(Y/N)!”
Hercules sounded like he was choking from the kitchen.
“W-What?” You said, taken aback. You looked between the boys, unsure of their confused expression. Surely you had mentioned this before. You could have sworn that -
“You’re a vet?!” John’s eyes widened next. “(Y/N), love! You never said anything about that!”
“I guess, it -”
“What’s going on?” Lafayette, who was still laying down on the couch, sat up slightly. He looked bewildered with his furrowed eyebrows and some curly hairs flying out of his bun.
“Did you know (y/n) was a vet?!” Alex turned quickly, looking to the Frenchmen in shock.
Lafayette’s eyes widened and he immediately burst out into a long line of French that made sense to only Alexander. Lafayette quickly rushed in front of you and saw the name of your storefront on your name tag. Your name was etched in neatly with your occupation written underneath clear as day.
“Mon ange! Why didn’t you say anything?! That’s magnifique!”
“I-I thought I told you all?” You said sheepishly. “Plus I always smell like dog when I come over after work.”
“You get paid to be with dogs all day.” John said in wonder almost, making you giggle.
“Not just dogs, Johnny.”
“The only dog we see at work is Jefferson, and he’s not even cute.” Alexander grumbled and Lafayette smacked his arm, making him wince. You couldn’t hold back your laughter. Hercules even chuckled from the kitchen. “What, Laf? I’m not lying.”
“He’s my friend too.” Lafayette mumbled, and Alex let out a soft apology. It was small and forced, but Lafayette appreciated it nonetheless.
“Anything else you’re hiding from us?” Hercules prompted from the kitchen after he cracked open a water bottle to drink. “Even though I was aware of this the whole time because I listen to my dearest friend.”
You blushed as the boys grumbled slightly. “It’s not our fault.” Alex pouted.
“But it is.” Hercules countered, enjoying how this was playing out.
“Seriously, how did we not know this?” John muttered, and then looked up at you for an answer. “We’re the worst!”
“No, no! Don’t say that!” You said quickly, trying to reassure John. “To be fair, Herc actually dropped me off at work one time when my car was having trouble that one time. That’s how he knew.”
The three let out soft oh’s or little nods of recognition. You smiled and they all did too, looking much more relieved.
“I guess it just slipped my mind.” You shrugged a little.
“Either way, we’re still super proud of you, honey.” Alex said, pulling you in for a tight hug. Soon you felt another pair of arms wrap around you and another and another. “Have you wanted to do this since you were a kid?”
You nodded, then realized the boys couldn’t see you do so from the center of the group hug. “Yeah, actually! Ever since I was little.”
“Let’s get a cake.” John whispered. “Better yet, let’s make one.”
“Non.” Lafayette said sounding exhausted, but still leaning against Hercules. Eventually, you all pulled away. Still, the warm and fuzzy feeling stayed with you, making you smile widely.
“This is worth celebrating!” Alex assured.
“Just lunch with you guys is fine. Honestly.” You giggled at their response.
“Speaking of which, you don’t have much longer of.” Hercules snickered.
“Thanks, Herc.” You said sarcastically, rolling your eyes as he ruffled your hair.
“Can we come by your work place?” Lafayette asked sweetly and all of the boys nodded frantically. They were so cute. “Tomorrow … perhaps?” His tone was hopeful and kind. The other boys were quick to chime in as well.
“Washington doesn’t need us in, right?” Alexander mumbled to himself, trying to think of his schedule.
“Non. We are free. Herc, what about you?”
“All my orders for clients are taken care of.” Hercules said smoothly.
You bit your lip and looked at the boys who were pleading with you.
“You have to be quiet!” You insisted. “I wouldn’t go into Washington’s yelling and screaming right?!”
The boys nodded quickly. You shot John a glare as he snickered. He quickly straightened up, and you held back your smile.
“And we wouldn’t barge into Hercules’ shop while he’s working on his latest masterpiece, right?” You asked again.
“Right.” Hercules said the loudest, and you smiled, unable to hold it back any longer.
“Okay, come by tomorrow then.” You grinned. “I’ll give you a little tour.”
Tomorrow came. The boys were on their best behavior as they were your “assistants” for the day. Alex let out “I’m so proud” like it was a mantra. John was excited to see all the dogs and the turtles especially. Laf wasn’t as much of an animal person, but he found the birds that you looked after to be especially beautiful, admiring them as they chirped and gazing at them as they landed close to him. Hercules practically blended in with the golden retrievers. You had a big group of those dogs come from the shelter that fell in love with the big guy.
To have small moments like these, you were grateful that they had found out.