Dr. Shawnee Davis ran from the ladies dressing room and towards the emergency room as fast as she could go, hoping Dr. Weller hadn't already assigned the incoming trauma to someone. She hadn't been the lead on a trauma in over a week and Shawnee was starting to get pissed off.
Two weeks ago, Shawnee and another intern got in a heated argument over a patient not being covered while being examined. Shawnee made it a point to ensure that everyone who came into the E R was treated with dignity and that all patient rights were followed to the letter. After the loud yelling match in the middle of the E R, Shawnee was reprimanded and informed that if it happened again, she be released from the intern program.
She walked around the corner and to her dismay, there lay a man, completely uncovered and in full view of anyone that walked by. 'Damn it!' she growled in a low voice as she grabbed the bloodstained sheet, jerking it over his groining, noticing his legs were amputated.
'Davis, look over his head and see how many stitches it needs.' Dr. Weller ordered as he rushed into the room, slipping on his lab jacket, hoping that she'd say just one word about the man not being covered. He wanted her out of the program for two reasons. The first was, she was smarter than he and all the other interns put together and, the night he asked her to fuck, and she kneed him in the balls.
Shawnee walked to the man's head and gently caressed a spot that wasn't bleeding. 'Hey sweetie, ' she smiled, sitting on a small chair next to the gurney and saw that his arms were also deformed. 'Other than being here, ' she smiled bigger, hoping to distract him from all the tests, poking and prodding. 'How ya doing on this beautiful Friday night?' Shawnee asked with more concern than normal as she pushed back her short and curly blonde hair. This poor guy had enough wrong with him and now, he had to deal with being hit by a car too.
He looked up to her, trying to clear his mind of all the pain and couldn't believe his eyes. 'You're beautiful!' he said in a weak voice, trying to smile for the gorgeous, young doctor. 'I've had better nights, ' he added looking into her soft and loving green eyes.
Shawnee heard him and couldn't help but smiling more. 'Thank you!' she said feeling her face turning red. 'I'll do my best to make it all better, ' she added in a soft voice, hoping she didn't start crying. She'd seen so many horrible things over the last three years, but this broke her heart. How anyone could hit a guy in a wheelchair and just leave him lying in the street was beyond her.
'That'd be nice, ' he whispered, watching her dabbing his head with a large piece of gauze. 'You're the first one in here, to even ask how I am, ' he added and started to forget some of the pain.
'You'll have to forgive them. They don't have much compassion for anyone, ' she replied looking up to see everyone giving her nothing but hateful stares and she didn't care because it was true. Dr. Weller didn't bother with any type of bedside manors and he didn't care if any of the interns did either and it pissed Shawnee off. To her, being a doctor meant more than just fixing someone up and shoving them out the door. She thought there should be more kindness and consideration shown to the people they treated.
He couldn't help but laugh. 'I know that's true. I've seen enough doctors in my time and 99 percent of them are nothing but rude assholes, ' he laughed again, watching the young girl covering her mouth, holding in a laugh of her own.
'I try my best to be different. I think everyone deserves kindness, no matter what, ' she smiled, wanting to hug the great looking man and show him that she really did care. 'So, do you remember what happened?' Shawnee asked, preparing to stitch the very large gash in his head.
He thought for a few seconds, watching her concentrate on opening some medical crap. 'I was working at my computer, discovered that I was out of cigarettes and went to the store to get a pack. The next thing I know, ' he paused, watching her looking at him, feeling that she did care about people and that it wasn't just an act. 'I'm lying in the middle of the street, ' he laughed, hoping that the cops caught the person that hit him.
'Poor baby, ' she said putting out her lip, wishing she could hug him. 'Do you need us to call your wife or girlfriend?' Shawnee asked, looking into his dark eyes, wondering if he was single and all alone. He seemed to be a great guy and most likely had women lining up to go out with him.
He laughed again and replied, 'No, there's not many girls that'll go out with a guy as messed up as I am, ' he smiled, wishing he had a girl like her in his life. 'Oh, by the way I'm Caleb, ' he said trying to lift his arm and a massive rush of pain like he'd never known, shot through his body. 'Fuck!' he yelled trying to sit up and look, but the pretty doctor quickly pushed him back down.
'You do not want to see that. Your arm is broken pretty bad, ' she said, watching hurt covering his very handsome face. 'Don't worry, we have a great bone doctor on call tonight and he'll fix it as good as new.' Shawnee said in a soothing voice, knowing that with his arm being broken, life was going to be a lot tougher. 'Oh, I'm sorry. I'm Shawnee, ' she smiled as she couldn't help caressing the side of his face.
'Her real name is.' Dr. Weller quickly said in a cold voice, wondering just what she was doing. She had no business telling anyone her first name, let alone a patient. She was a doctor and that was supposed to demand some respect. 'Dr. Davis!' he added, jamming an x-ray up on the viewer, wishing he could let her go and been done with her once and for all.
'Damn, what an ass!' Caleb said watching Shawnee quickly covering her mouth, trying to hold back a laugh. 'Some people can be so rude, ' he added looking towards the hateful doctor, wondering what his problem was.
'He's always like that.' Shawnee whispered to Caleb as she continued cleaning his head and very long mustache. 'He doesn't like me at all. I stand up for people and it pisses him off. Something else happened, but I can't talk about it right now, ' she smiled to Caleb, noticing him looking down her shirt. 'See anything you like?' she asked with a smile, hoping her face wasn't turning red with embarrassment.
Caleb smiled back to her and said, 'Heck yes! It's nice down there, ' he winked, trying to keep his eyes from wondering back to her shirt. 'Somebody needs to kick his fucking ass for being so mean to you.' Caleb replied not caring if the rude fucker heard him or not.
Shawnee fought to hold back another laugh. 'You need to stop before you get me in trouble!' she whispered and could resist caressing Caleb's face. He was a great guy and still couldn't believe that he didn't have a woman in his life. She'd kill to find a guy like him and she'd make time to be with him. 'Is there going to be anyone to help you? I'm thinking you have enough problems and this is going to make things a lot harder, ' she said putting out her lip, thinking of him being alone and she knew that he was going to be in horrible pain.
'Not really, but I'll make do.' Caleb replied and knew she was a very loving woman that did care for people. 'I'd love to find someone like you, ' he thought, watching her concentrate on stitching up his head. 'You're so pretty, ' he thought again looking at her beautiful face and her pretty green eyes.
'I'll send down Doctor Kelly to look at your arm, I'm sure that he'll be able to get it set and get you out of here as soon as possible.' Dr. Weller said in his normal 'I don't give a fuck about you' voice. All he cared about was if a person had good insurance or not and the guy lying on the bed had the worst kind. Dr. Weller wanted his kind out of the hospital as fast as possible.
'Dr. Weller is there anyway that we could keep him here for the night. He's going to be in bad pain and he doesn't have anyone to help him at home.' Shawnee asked, hoping that the Dr. would say yes. Even though she'd just met Caleb, she'd hate to think of him all alone and with one to help him.
Dr. Weller couldn't believe what she'd just ask him after the hour long meeting yesterday. 'May I see you in the hall, Dr.' he said in cool voice, hoping that she'd mouth off to him one time as she followed him out in the hall. 'Dr. Davis, do you remember the meeting yesterday about insurance and getting the bad ones out of her as fast as we can? He has state insurance, that's considered bad and we can not afford giving him a bed for the night and wait a year for our great state to pay up, ' he said looking into Shawnee's eyes, wishing so bad that she'd change her mind about sleeping with him. If she did, Dr. Weller would be more than willing to forget about her mouth and her being dropped from the program.
Shawnee just stood listening to him and wanted to scream, but she just smiled and replied, 'Oh shoot! I forgot. I'm sorry, ' she said smiling to Dr. Weller, knowing not to say another word as she tried to think of a way to help Caleb. She knew he was going to be in massive pain, he had no one to help him and it was killing her just thinking about it.
'Well, maybe next time you should take some notes and try to remember.' Dr. Weller said giving Shawnee on last cold look before he walked away. 'I'd give anything to fuck her, ' he thought as he headed outside for a smoke.
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