A Fresh Start
Category: Drama, Romance
Rating: PG13, T
Disclaimer: "Doc" is not mine. It is produced by Dave Alan Johnson & Gary R. Johnson. No infringement intended.
Summary: Sequel to "Love and Second Chances". As Nancy & Clint continue preparations for their wedding, Clint temporarily takes over a patient for Doctor Crane, and finds the patient's son with a lot of questions.
Archive: i2Eye Fan Fiction, fanfiction. net
Challenge: Easter/Spring Challenge – winner of "Best DOC story" & "Best Original Character" – Luke Peterson.
A/N: Timeline wise – not really set after a particular episode, although if you want it pinned down, probably mid-5th season (which I haven't seen).
Finished: 21st of June 2008.
"So, what do you think?" Nancy asked, taking another bite of her steak, which Clint thankfully for her hadn't cooked until it required a chain saw to get through. Although he was still happily munching on his very well done piece of beef.
"Looks great. I don't think you forgot anything. You've spent a lot of time thinking on this already," Clint replied after swallowing, as he read through the other things Nancy had written down, which they hadn't discussed before. Nancy beamed.
"Well, considering I'm going to marry the most wonderful guy you can imagine, I'd have to be crazy not to." Clint chuckled. "And especially seeing as it took you four years just to pop the question. I've had plenty of time to think about it," she teased. The doctor smiled. "And I'm blessed to have found this incredible woman, who is crazy enough to have waited those four years, and then to say yes."
Nancy blushed, and they shared a long look, before realising dinner was getting cold. The nurse cleared her throat, and picked up on the earlier banter. "Watch out with whom you're calling 'crazy', mister, we're not married yet."
"Well, let's get on with the preparations then, 'cause I can't wait till I can call you 'my wife'," Clint said, and Nancy nodded happily. They quickly finished dinner, and were just settling down on the couch to look at the guest-list, when Clint's phone rang.
"Oh oh, I know what that means," Nancy said. Clint raised his eyebrows, but answered the phone. "Clint Cassidy… Wh- … Alright, I'll be there as soon as I can."
He hung up, and looked at Nancy apologetically. "I'm afraid I have to go. A patient of doctor Crane has been in an accident, but he hasn't returned yet from that medical conference."
"What happened?" Nancy turned from her position on the couch to watch as Clint put on his coat.
"I'm not sure yet. All I know is that it was a car accident, and that the man's wife is on her way." Clint leaned over, and kissed his fiancée. "I'll call as soon as I know when I'll be back."
"Ok. Be careful!" Nancy called after him.
As the door to Nancy's apartment closed, she sat back on the couch.
"Well, I guess I'd better get used to it. I am marrying a doctor after all." A wide smile spread across her face, as once again, the implications sank in. She pulled the laptop onto her knees, and started putting the loose notes in one document.