Disclaimer-Nobody from Presidio Med belongs to me. Not even Nick. (WAH!) Though Sarah, Patrick and Jessica belong to me along with any other original charcters.

Summary-After Nick agrees to help chaperone one of Sarah's school trips, things turn disasterous once the bus is hijacked by men set out for revenge.

Author's Note-Here it is everybody who reads my stuff. For all that I know who read my stuff. (*Glances over at Deana*.) The story that came sooner rather than later.

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Bus Trip

Nick looked over the papers sitting before him on the desk as Rae walked up from behind him.

"Hey Nick, how're you doing?" she asked him.

At the sound of her voice, Nick jumped. Once he realized who it was, a smile appeared on his face as he put a hand to to his face and laughed.

"I'll be fine Rae. How are you on this beautiful day?" he replied as he started to get back to his work.

"I'm good. Um, how's the life of a parent?" she wondered as her eyes started to look towards someplace else.

Nick simply stared at her.

"It's only been a few months Rae! Besides, it's not like these two are infants or young children. She's almost going to be 16 and he's 18. I just gave them a place to stay," he told her.

"Of course you did Nick. You also gave them home that they know won't force them to do anything they don't feel comfortable doing and you didn't separate them either. I heard from Jackie about what someone called you. She said she heard you were her knight in shining armour. As a matter of fact, I agree with whoever said that. You most certainly are!" Rae said with a laugh.

She continued to laugh as Nick looked in front of him. He tapped his pen on the table as an 'I don't believe it' look appeared on his face.

"I am sooo going to do something to Jackie once I get the chance," he muttered to himself. "For starting that nickname on me."

"I'm sorry, what was that? I'm afraid I didn't hear that," asked a still laughing Rae.

Nick strangely looked at her as she slowly backed away from him. He shook his head as she hurried away from him.

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"So the guy that adopts you and your brother is a doctor!?" asked a very surprised Jessica.

"Yes, and no. He's a surgeon here," Sarah replied.

"I can't believe you never bothered to tell me this before. Me, of all people!" Jessica told her, seeming a bit upset.

"You never asked," Sarah said with a laugh as they walked into the hospital.

They headed upstairs and down the hall.

"So, do you think he'll agree to it? I mean, he might have to work that day," Jessica wondered.

"It doesn't hurt to ask him if he wil do it, right? What's the worst he could say? That he has to work and can't get the day off?" Sarah replied as she saw Jackie in the distance.

"Hey Sarah. How're you today?" she asked as they stopped.

"Good. Listen, do you know where Nick is right now?" Sarah asked her.

"Nick...?" started Jackie. "Nick? Nick? Oh yes, yes, him. Tall fellow, short black hair. Greek accent?"

Sarah nodded, a huge smile on her face and a laugh creeping into her voice.

"He's down the hall in one of the offices on your right," Jackie said with a laugh.

Sarah began to laugh herself.

"See you later Jackie," Sarah called to her as they started on their way again.

"Does she do that a lot?" wondered Jessica.

"Every single time I come in and ask her for my father," Sarah replied. "Ah, here he is."

The two walked into the office. Patrick was already there, waiting beside the desk. He saw her and kept quiet.

"Rae, what do you want now?" asked Nick without even looking up.

"Are they making fun of you again?" asked Sarah.

Nick looked up from his work and laughed.

"Sorry about that. I've had a bit of fun poked at me since I decided to take you two in," Nick replied as he stood up and gave her a hug.

"I can imagine so. We've come to know your colleagues very well and it seems you all get along pretty well," Patrick said.

"Don't believe everything they say," Nick said.

He turned his attention back to Sarah.

"So what can I help you with sweetheart?" he asked her.

"Well, my astronomy class at school is going on a trip to the observatory outside of town and the teacher asked me if you'd be willing to chaperone," Sarah asked him.

"When is it?" wondered Nick, reaching for the calender.

"A week from Friday," replied Jessica. "I'm in the class as well."

"Let me check..." started Nick, checking the calender on the wall. "Yes, I'm free. Tell your teacher I'll go."

"And tell her I'll go as well," Patrick said as he received some stares. "What? I'm interested in it as much as she is."

"Thanks Dad, thanks Pat. I'll tell her tomorrow," Sarah said with a smile. "We'll be back. I have to go run a couple of errands."

"Where do you expect to go?" Nick wondered, returning to his work.

"To the grocery store," Sarah replied. "Have to get something for dinner tonight."

"Wait, I'll come with you," Patrick told her as he grabbed his jacket.

Nick nodded with a small smile as the three teens left the room and Letty walked into the room.

"Where're they going?" she asked.

"Groceries," replied Nick.

"So tell me. Why'd you do it?" she asked.

"Why does everybody keep asking me that? I just did," wondered Nick.

Letty shook her head.

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"You've got to tell me Sarah. He speaks Greek, right?" said Jessica, sounding desperatly happy.

"Yes. What has that got to do with...?" started Sarah.

"Have you learned any yet?" replied Jessica.

Patrick gave a snicker.

"Of course. In the few months Sarah and I have been around him, we're pretty much fluent in the language," replied Patrick. "Now let's get something for dinner."

TBC...