Summary - After two car crash victims arrive at the hospital, Doctor Nicholas Kokoris finds himself in the middle of a heated family battle.
Author's Note - Heck, I decided to join in on all the fun here. And I'm sorry if anything seems at all wrong. (Please don't hurt me!) If there is, consider it slight AU.
Knight in Shining Armour
Doctor Nick Kokoris walked down the hallway of the hospital. It had been quiet all day now and he was hoping something would happen to perk up the day. He soon passed Matt.
"Hey Nick," he said.
"Hi Matt. What's happening?" asked Nick.
"If your day has been anything like mine, which is slow and quiet, you'd think this place was a morgue," laughed Matt.
Nick laughed at the statement as he continued to look at the papers in his hands.
"Alright, bad joke. See you later Nick," Matt told him as they continued in the directions they were headed in.
Jules looked down the throat of the young child sitting on the table. His mother stood nearby.
"Alright Sean. It's nothing serious. It looks like strep throat. Take this medication and you'll soon be better," she told him as she helped him down to the floor.
Thanks Doctor," the mother told her before leaving the room.
She waved to the two. She turned around as Nick stopped outside the room. He looked in at her as Rae walked up to him.
"What're you thinking about Nick?" she asked.
"I think about several things Rae. One of them is you," he replied as his pager went off. "Got to go. Work calls."
Rae was slightly surprised at this as he looked her way. He walked away from her, down the hall. She smiled as she watched him.
"You don't surprise me at all Kokoris," she whipsered as she went about her work.
Two paramedics came rushing into the hospital, a young man on the stretcher and a young woman on another one. They were rushed into the emergency room as a couple doctors ran in.
"What's wrong?" asked one.
"Car crash. He has a head injury and a compound fracture in his arm along with several areas where glass went into the skin," one paramedic told them. "She's no better than him though. She's disoriented, concussion possibly, and she probably has two broken wrists and a mildly sprained ankle."
"Alright, let's prep him for the OR to get that bone back into place," another doctor said as they hurried about.
Nick was preparing himself for the upcoming surgery he was to do. Letty stood beside him, shaking her head.
"What's wrong Nick? Is it something about this surgery?" she asked him.
"No, it isn't," he replied, shaking his head.
"Whatever it is, don't let it get in the way now. You've got a patient to work on," she said before heading back to her work.
Several hours later, after the young man was in intensive care, Nick walked out to the waiting room to see the young woman who was with him, sitting in a chair. She was holding her knees to her chest with her arms, both in casts. He knelt down by her.
"Hello there. My name is Nick. What's your name?" he asked.
She just stared at him, one of her eyes sporting a large bruise.
"Sarah. The guy I came in with is my older brother. His name is Patrick," she told him.
"Sarah. That's a nice name. How old are you?" he wondered.
"I'm 15. Patrick's 17. He was driving me to a friend's house when a cat ran across the road and he swerved to get out of the way," she explained.
"That's terrible. Is there anyway I can help you feel comfortable?" he asked.
Sarah shook her head.
"Not at the moment, no thank you," she replied.
"Well, if you need anything, just ask one of the nurses there to get me," he told her.
He put a hand on her shoulder as he stood up and walked away.
Jackie walked up behind him in the break room. She saw he was making himself a cup of coffee.
"Hey Nick. How're you doing?" she asked, startling him and causing him to partially spill his drink.
"Thanks a lot Jackie. I'm good. How can I help you?" he wondered, a smile on his face and his voice laden with unreal happiness.
"I just want to know why you've suddenly taken a liking to the girl out in the waiting room and her brother," she innocently replied with a smile that showed her teeth. "That's all."
Nick gave her a look that said 'I don't believe it' all over.
"Listen, she's young and in a big place with nobody but strangers around her. I wanted her to feel comfortable," he replied.
"I don't believe it. She's got herself a knight in shining armour," she laughed as she hurried out of the room in order to get out of Nick's path.
Nick laughed as he watched her leave.
"She's got some weird sense of humour," he said to himself. "I don't know if she's going to give up on that or not."
The next morning, Nick walked into the hospital to find Sarah asleep in the waiting room. He walked over to her and gently shook her shoulder.
"Sarah, wake up," he quietly told her.
Her eyes fluttered open and she rubbed her eyes as she looked at him.
"Good morning sleepy head. You know what? Maybe I can arrange for you to sleep in a more comfortable place. How does that sound? Maybe somewhere near your brother?" he told her.
"That'd be nice. Out here's hard," she told him as she stood up.
Before they could go anywhere, screaming could be heard from the hallway across from them and a man barged into the hospital waiting room.
"Let me through! They're here! I know they are!" he cried.
Security started to escort him out of the hospital. He struggled to free herself from their grasp. A woman walked up behind him.
"They're not here Henry. Let's just goand find them somewhere else," she told him.
The man reluctantly calmed down and started to leave the building when he saw the young girl hiding behind Nick.
"There she is!" he cried as he ran over to them.
"Excuse me but how can I help you?" Nick asked her curiously.
"Move it. She is my problem, not yours. She will be severely punished for this," Henry told him, pushing him out of the way.
"For what? It doesn't seem she knows you," Nick replied, stepping in between the two again.
"She's my daughter, not yours. She and her brother left with the car and now it's trashed. Get out of the way!" Henry demanded.
"I'm not doing that until you prove to me that this is truly your child. As of right now, she had made no indication she knows you at all let alone you being her father," Nick told him.
"That does it. If you won't get out of my way they easy way, I'll use the hard way," the man said, bringing his arm back and punching Nick right in the face.