|Get Out Of My Way
Author: In A Rush PM
This is another story of mine. You will have to read to find out how it will play out. Members of the team will be tested in different ways, have their lives put in danger, friendships and romances will be tested.Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Shannon & Lawson - Chapters: 13 - Words: 13,850 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12-07-10 - Published: 07-22-10 - id: 6165316
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Walking to the TR cars, Lawson stops them all to ask them something. Checking over his shoulder to ensure Shannon had indeed stayed in the office, he asks "Can I ask you guys for a favour please?"
"Yeah sure Lawson, what is it?" Dom asks.
"Well I know it is short notice, but because we all have the day off tomorrow, do you guys think you could help me pack up Shannon's stuff, move it all and unpack it, I want to surprise her because her and Kerry are apparently going to do a little bit of packing anyway, I don't want her worrying over stuff like that right now." Lawson says.
"Sure mate, but how are you going to surprise her exactly if she is either going to be home or with you?" Josh asks.
"Well I was hoping Stella could take her out for the day." Lawson asks looking at her.
"Sure no worries Lawson." Stella says.
"Alright well let's get out on the road and I will send you the details later with a sms." Lawson says and they split up into their cars.
Sitting in the back seat of TR 1 while Christian was driving and Stella chatting away with him, Lawson stared out through the window thinking about the conversation that took place between him and Stella when he went back later to see Shannon at the hospital.
"Hey Lawson how was work today?" Stella asks leading him away from Shannon's room as she was asleep at the time.
"Ah you know it was just another average day, how has she been today?" he asked.
"She has been like her normal self, worrying about everyone else part from herself had some conversations, one was about you, and the other was about the shooting." She said going to the cafeteria to get a coffee.
"What was she talking about in regards to me?" Lawson asked.
"Well she is worried about you, she doesn't want you to blame yourself, she is also worried about how it is taking its toll on you, she wants you to get enough sleep and make sure that you eat and stuff so I have been delegated the task of keeping an eye on you while she is in here, don't try and talk her out of me keeping an eye on you, you know she is stubborn, just reassure her that you are okay and I will do the rest, just know that if you need any help with anything at all you just give me a yell." She said.
"Okay, what about the shooting?" he asked curiously.
"Well I rather not go into details about that, that is between me and Shan, but we talked about everything to do with the shooting and afterwards, she wants me to come back to TR and I want to come back to, general duties is not for me, I am feeling a lot better, and I won't give up until you let me back onto the team." Stella said sounding determined.
"Well I will make you a deal, you see a counsellor at least once a week and you will stay in the car with me until I can be assured that you are definitely back to your normal self and that you won't put the team's safety at jeopardy, I know we can't run a man down for the duration Shannon will be out, and I don't want to find someone to fill it temporarily, so if you agree to my conditions I will let you back on." He said.
"Yeah that sounds perfect to me, thanks heaps Lawson, when can I start?" Stella asked.
"As soon as you get it approved with Preston you can come back, don't make me regret it" Lawson says.
"I won't, tell Shannon I will see her tomorrow morning yeah, and don't forget if you ever need anything or someone to talk to just let me know." Stella says before walking out.
Remembering that conversation, he couldn't help but think how much she had really pulled through for him and Shannon, if it wasn't for Stella; Shannon would have gone stir crazy at the hospital.
Bringing him out of his thoughts was Leon's voice coming through over their radio.
"Hey guys there is an armed hold up at the Preston TAB, how long till you get there?" Leon asked.
"Around 10 to 15 minutes, depending on Christians driving skills." Lawson said with a smirk.
"Oh it is so on, like donkey Kong." Christian says flicking the switches and speeding down the busy streets of Melbourne.
"Go Christian, go." Stella cheers from the backseat while giggling remembering back to the days when they used to call Michael monkey boy and telling him to drive.
Sitting in the Intel office, Shannon watches on through the images coming through their lapel cameras, getting more and more anxious as she watched it all unfold. Noting how tense Shannon was looking, Leon turns around and says "It's different when you're sitting behind this desk and seeing it all unfold, you don't realise how dangerous it is until you actually see the footage isn't it?"
"Yeah, it's making me nervous." Shannon says.
"Don't worry, nine times out of ten it all turns out good, don't worry, Kerry and I have been doing this for years and we are still uneasy until the situation is under control, why do you think Kerry gets so frustrated sometimes when you guys don't do as she tells you." Leon says.
"I don't know if I can watch this." Shannon says as Lawson comes face to face with the offender.
"Lawson and the team know what they are doing, Josh is there, he will have his back, they all will." Leon says with an encouraging smile.
A little while later they finally have the guy in cuffs and hand him over to General Duties.
"Don't worry, you can breathe easy now, they are all safe." Leon says chuckling at the relief shown on Shannon's face.
"Hey Shannon, you want to go to your place now?" Kerry asks noticing how stressed out that one situation had made her.
"Yeah, I think that would be good." Shannon says getting up and following Kerry out of base.
"Hey Leon is Shannon there?" Lawson asks over coms.
"Nah, Kerry just took her to Shannon's house to help her pack, Shannon got a bit stressed out watching the images coming through from the hold up." Leon says.
"Is she okay now though?" Lawson asks as the others listen in intently.
"Yeah, she seemed to be breathing properly once the situation was diffused." Leon says.
"Well can I get a number for a moving truck company, I will fill you in later, keep this to yourself though." Lawson says.
"Shall do Lawson, sending that number to you now." Leon says.