an ER au
notes | So this is just a brief intro to an au I’ve been dabbling with off and on for a bit now, so let me know if you think it’s worth pursuing more of :)
title | an ER au
Caitlin is trying to come off of an eighteen hour shift when Martha, the charge nurse, calls her over to a bed. Like every resident before her, Caitlin learned on day one that you don’t argue with Martha (affectionately referred to as Mom by every member of the ER staff), so she dials back her sigh of exhaustion, calls out a confirmation and snags the offered chart on her way to the bed.
She’s reading through the admitting paperwork while her heels click across the familiar floor, weaving through the bustle of the still slightly busy emergency room with the ease of practice, when she comes to the bed. “So what brings you in today Mister,” a pause, dark eyes sweeping back to the top of the chart, “Allen?”
Key vitals committed to temporary memory, Caitlin finally looks up to her patient to see smiling green eyes, a friendly grin trying to cover a pained grimace and a young man who looks to be about her age. He has a bloody bandage covering his upper arm, which is shrugged out of a blue button down shirt, the opposite hand pressing the soaked through cotton down. “I suppose that answers my question,” she comments as he’s opening his mouth to reply; an action that turns his open mouth into a laugh that obviously jostles his injury (he winces around his smile in a way that is unfairly adorable, much as she tries not to notice).