you're such a bean for doing this omg. Canon-verse with Bellamy taking care of sick Clarke?? Thank you !!!
A|N: A missing scene from season one, with motherhen!Bellamy and stubborn!Clarke. Hope you like it! x
It goes without saying that they’ve lived through some pretty fucked up situations on earth. Acid fog. Grounders. Bellamy’s not going to get into the whole two-headed deer debacle, but it’s suffice to say that it’s out there.
But, really. The worst of it has to be when Clarke falls sick.
He’s pretty sure that it’s the last strain of the flu that has been working its way through the camp for weeks now, but it still renders her into a sniffling, feverish mess anyway. She’s barely coherent during their usual debrief sessions and he catches her attempting to bandage Monroe’s perfectly good knee instead of her scraped one. His gentle rebukes that she should probably, you know, rest, are met with skepticism and dismissiveness; with her constant, stubborn insistence being that she’s fine, Bellamy, and shouldn’t he go hover over someone else now?
(It’s unfortunate that she’s impervious to his glower, so he mostly sticks to stomping around and glaring at her from a distance.)
He holds out for as long as he can; biting his tongue whenever he’s tempted to comment on how tired she looks and sending his lackeys to help her out with her mundane tasks. It seems to be working, for the most part- and just when he finds himself relaxing, the inevitable happens.
(His first thought, surprisingly, isn’t I told you so. It does come somewhat close, though.)