Chapter 1: Remy
Hello everyone! Yup, I'm starting a new story. I'm really excited about this one and have been thinking about it for a long time, though I just started actually planning it out and writing it. For any of you who know me or have read any of my other fics, you know that I'm really busy and don't always have time for regular updates. I try though. This fic will be Cadley/Camteen, but that won't start until a few chapters in. Also, an original character is going to play a big role in this story, but again, not for a little while longer. The first few chapters will just be setting up the story. I hope you all will give this fic a chance, and review with any comments, criticism, or suggestions. Thanks!
In one day, a life can change.
Remy Hadley had been doing the same thing for years. Get up, go to work, deal with House, care for patients, deal with House some more, drink coffee, run labs, cure a patient, go home, and sleep. Then do it again. Occasionally there was a night of hard partying or a one night stand thrown in the mix, just for variety.
Until one day, when there was a knock on the door. Upon answering, Remy Hadley was greeted by two men, one in what looked like a marine uniform, and the other wearing a black suit. At first, her mind went to House. He was probably playing some stupid joke on her. She was further convinced of this when one of the men asked her to come with them.
"Very funny. Tell House to get a life." she replied.
The men just looked at her, the one in the suit with a slightly confused expression on his face.
"We've spoken to your boss, Dr. Lisa Cuddy. She agreed to let us speak to you and Dr. Allison Cameron today, if you're willing."
"Cameron?" Remy wondered aloud.
Never being one to decline something that could possibly get her in trouble, she agreed to go. At the very least, it would give her a day off from House's insanity. Seeing Cameron outside the hospital wouldn't be too bad either.
She was led out of her apartment building to a black SUV parked out front. She got in the backseat while the two men sat in the front. They didn't say anything else to her, and she got the impression that they wouldn't be the ones telling her what was going on. About 20 minutes later, the car pulled up to what looked like an average office building. About 8 stories high, with lots of windows. After looking around, she noticed another black SUV pull up behind the one she had just gotten out of. Shortly after, Allison Cameron stepped out. She looked at Remy with surprise; obviously she had not been told that her coworker was going to be here.
"Thirteen?" she asked tentatively.
"Yeah. Hey Cameron."
"Do you know what we're doing here? These men just came to my apartment this morning and asked me to come with them. They said Cuddy had okayed it, and I called her just to make sure. She told me that it was okay, to go with them and they would tell me what was going on."
Well, at least now she knew that this wasn't just House's idea of a joke. Something really was going on. But what could these guys want with her and Cameron?
"Um, excuse me. Could you two ladies come with me please?" the man in the suit asked.
He led them into the building and onto the elevator. Once they had arrived on the 8th floor, they walked down the hall. He suddenly stopped, pulling open a door to what looked like a conference room, and motioned for them to go in. He didn't follow them though, instead telling them that someone would be with them in a few minutes.
Once the door had closed, Cameron started to look worried.
"What do they want? Do they think we've done something wrong?" she asked, mostly talking to herself.
"Relax, if Cuddy said it was okay then I'm sure it's nothing. Maybe it has to do with the hospital? A VIP patient?" Remy replied.
"Wouldn't Cuddy be here if it had something to do with the hospital?" Cameron retorted.
"She could be on her way-"
Before Remy had a chance to finish, the door opened again, this time a man and a women stepped in. The woman, however, was not Lisa Cuddy. They sat down on the opposite side of the table from the two doctors. For a moment, everyone just looked at each other.
"You're probably wondering why we brought you here." the woman began, "my name's Anna, and I'm with the U.S. Department of Defense."
Allison and Remy shared a glance.
"Before we begin, I need both of you to understand that what I'm about to explain is not to be told to anyone outside this room. Whether or not you accept our offer-"
"Accept your offer?" Remy asked, "What's going on?"
Anna continued as if Remy hadn't interrupted. "Whether or not you accept our offer, this isn't for anyone else to know. If it were to get out, the safety of many people could be compromised."
"Again, can we get to the part where you tell us what's going on?" Remy asked
"As I'm sure both of you know, tensions between nations are high right now. At any time, one country could declare war on another and before you know it, we're in the middle of World War III. In an attempt to preserve American lives and ensure the future of some of the brightest young people in our country, the United States government has developed a plan. That's where the two of you come in. The plan is to send about 35 people to an island in the Caribbean, the location of this island is unknown to all nations but the United Stated and we know how to keep it that way. Anyone living there would be safe from attack."
Allison and Remy shared a confused look before Anna continued.
"What we're asking is for the two of you to go to the island, live there along with all the others. Be doctors, as you already are. Keep everyone safe, and healthy."
Both doctors were speechless for several moments before Allison spoke.
"So you're asking us to leave our lives behind, and go be doctors on a remote island?"
"Yes." Anna replied, "I'll give the two of you some time to talk about it. We'll be back soon."
She and the man left, shutting the door behind them.
"This is crazy! They're asking us to just leave?" Allison exclaimed. "Why us?"
"Well I don't know about you, but I don't really have anything that I'm leaving behind. No close family, no spouse, no kids. I'm pretty much the perfect person to ask." Remy said.
"Wait, are you actually thinking about doing this?" Allison asked, shocked.
"Yeah, I think I am going to do it. Like I said, I don't really have anything that I'm leaving behind, and this is a chance to do something good, and to protect what little life I have left. It's a good opportunity. You don't have to do it, but I think you should at least seriously consider it."
"You've made up your mind?"
"Yup, I have. I'm going to do it"