my only sunshine
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Natasha Romanov
October 15: Blood
Word Count: 1060
Tags: Alternate Universe - Post-Apocalypse, Alternate Universe - Alien Invasion, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Sick Character, Rescue Missions, Action & Romance, Peril, Happy Ending, Fluffy Ending
The world has ended, but only for some. Aliens have invaded, but the strong and the wily have survived.
But even the strongest and/or the wiliest are no match for a bacterial infection.
Darcy is sick, and Natasha will stop at nothing to make sure her love gets well.
Read a snippet:
“Necrotizing Fasciitis…flesh-eating bacteria. She’ll need antibiotics,” Dr. Cho said slowly.
For Natasha, it felt like hours passed between Helen’s diagnosis and the next time someone spoke. And she was thankful for Clint in that moment.
“So give them to her,” Clint insisted, gazing down at Darcy, laid out prone on the makeshift gurney in the makeshift hospital that was really a Red Cross Bloodmobile. "Surely we have some left…"
And here was the big problem. The one that Natasha simply had to solve.
“Only oral,” Natasha said softly, her hand squeezing Darcy’s. "She’ll need them intravenously, right, Doctor?“
Helen nodded once. A solemn admission. "I’m afraid our stocks of intravenous antibiotics was wiped out when the generators died last month…”
Clint exhaled slowly. "So what does this mean for Darce?“
"Without them, she’ll succumb to the infection. Within the week. I can make her comfortable. But…”
“There’s still a supply in the Hub,” Natasha said. "The generators down there won’t ever stop running.“
"The hub is infested. Full of those… those octopus creeper things. Tentacle nightmares. The hub was the first place they hit.”
Natasha shrugged. "The med units were near the rear entrances. If I can get in, get some of the antibiotics, then get out with minimal detection, it’d be a piece of cake.“
"I’ll come too,” Clint said immediately.