Chapter 4! My schedule is going to be even busier now, so irregular updates are coming! But I promise you I will carry this on! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this instalment!
It was the next day, and both Sam and Tom had returned to work. Although both leaving the same address, Tom drove, whereas Sam cycled. They had both had an enjoyable night, briefly stopping at Tom's to pick up some clothes for him, then back to Sam's for the night. Because Tom was driving he arrived at the ED before Sam. After he'd parked his car, he entered the staff room to change into his scrubs. By the time he had changed, Sam was just pulling in to the hospital. She quickly locked her bike in place before hurrying inside. As she entered the staff room she saw Tom, who was currently making a coffee, singing to himself.
"You're the one that I want… You are the one I want, HOO HOO HOO Baby!" Tom sang, dancing around as he did so. Stifling a laugh, Sam decided it was time to introduce herself.
"I knew it was a good idea to watch Grease last night!"
Tom turned in shock, nearly spilling his coffee in the process. He smiled, walking over to Sam, before placing a soft kiss on her lips.
"I missed you." He admitted, resting his chin on her head.
"I missed you too." Sam replied, breathing in the smell of the man she loved. They quickly sprung apart however, as the door opened.
Linda walked in, trying to act as normal as possible.
"Hiya." She said, smiling at the two of them. Tom just nodded, but Sam replied
"Hi Linda. Did you have a nice day yesterday?"
"Oh yeah, Denise came round just after I texted you, and told me to pull a sickie and go to London with her for the day." Linda said, trying her hardest not to burst out laughing. Sam tilted her head in confusion, wondering what was making her laugh. She looked at Tom and saw a shocked look on his face.
"Um, anyone care to explain?" She asked, slightly annoyed at being the only one not understanding.
"Linda, did you…." Tom attempted to ask, but he couldn't find the right words.
"Oh I had a lovely day, and just before we got on the train to come home, we decided to go for a walk along the Thames…" Linda said, creasing up as she did so. Suddenly it hit Sam. Linda knew.
"Oh." Was all she could say, turning to Tom who seemed to be giggling.
"Come on Sam, it is kind of funny. I mean what are the chances we all end up in London on the same day?" Sam punched him playfully on the arm, before turning to Linda.
"Linda, you haven't told anyone have you? Only Dylan…"
"Oh don't worry Sam. Denise saw, but she isn't here anymore so you're fine! Besides I can't tell anyone, because if I do I have to admit I wasn't actually ill yesterday." Sam saw the logic in this, as the three exited the staff room to get to work.
"Tom, Sam, I want you in cubicles please. We're not massively rushed today, so you should have quite an easy one." Zoe ordered, as she purposefully walked into reception. Sam nodded, and hurried off to see her first patient, with Tom right behind her. Grabbing a set of notes, she entered a cubicle.
"Okay… Ivy Lawson is it?" Sam said reading from her notes before looking up.
"Hello dear." The woman said, before realising who her doctor was. " Oh, I know you don't I? You were that sweet girl from the train yesterday? How lovely to see you again. Sam isn't it?"
Sam's mouth dropped in surprise, how many more coincidences could she take?
"Hello Ivy! What have you done?" Looking at her properly, she could see her wrist was badly swollen, and she had quite a bruised knee.
"Well, it was silly really, I was coming down the stairs, when I tripped and just tumbled down. It's just my wrist and knee, nothing else."
"Okay, were you knocked out at all?" Sam asked, and Ivy shook her head. "Okay, well it's not too busy today, so we'll hopefully have you x-rayed in no time. If you just hold on for a second, and I'll go book you in." She smiled, and pulled back the curtain. Sam walked to reception and tapped Noel on the shoulder.
"Ivy Lawson for a wrist and knee X-ray please." She asked, before going to find Tom. She headed down a corridor to find him coming the other way.
"Tom! You will never guess who my first patient was. It was-"
"Lawson? Mcfly? Oasis?" He butted in.
"Do you have to do that every time? No stupid, it was Ivy." Seeing no response, she carried on. "You know, from the train, yesterday?"
"Oh, her! Is she okay?"
"Oh she's fine, just a fracture I think, but she's going for an x-ray to be sure." Sam said.
"So you're not in a rush?" He asked, looking around. Sam shook her head, and Tom grabbed her hand and pulled her into the cupboard behind them. He pulled the light chord, and they were surrounded by sheets and blankets.
"Oi! What are you doing?" Sam whispered, but she was silenced with a kiss.
"I missed you." Tom answered innocently, pouting slightly. Sam smiled and returned the kiss, snaking her arms around his body. Tom put his hands in Sam's hair, stroking her cheeks gently. They were both completely lost in the moment, until they saw the door open.
"Well well well! Look what we have here!" A cheeky voice greeted them. "Romeo and his Juliet!" Fletch stood there with a cheeky grin on his face. Sam sighed, wondering just how many people were going to find out.
"Oh don't worry, I was just grabbing a sheet for my patient. I'll leave you two to it!" He said with a wink, before closing the door behind him. Sam rested her head on Tom's chest.
"I am really going to need a drink tonight."
"I'm buying." Tom replied, before reluctantly letting Sam go and returning to work.
The rest of their shift went by smoothly, and they both found themselves in Ivy's cubicle to say goodbye.
"Well my dears, thank you for patching me up, I hope you have a restful evening!" Ivy said, kissing them both on the cheek, before waving goodbye.
"Bye Ivy." Sam smiled, waving at the old lady, balancing on a crutch to walk outside.
"Time for that drink?" Tom asked, resting his hand on her shoulder.
"You read my mind."
An hour later, the whole crowd were in the Pub. Minus Dylan, who had politely declined the offer, saying he needed to bath his dog.
"Do you think we should tell them?" Tom whispered in Sam's ear. They had both agreed it wouldn't stay secret for long, now that both Linda and Fletch both knew.
"Okay." Sam agreed, before taking a big swig of wine for courage. "Everyone can I have your attention? Thank you. Okay, erm, well I don't really know how to say this…"
"You and Tom are together?" Zoe informed her.
"Okay who told her?"
"Oh come off it Sam. It's been obvious to anyone who cared to look. Fletch and Linda just confirmed everyone's suspicions!" She said, patting her friend's hand.
Tom grabbed her hand before saying
"Well I'm glad people know. Now I can publicly confess my love for this gorgeous woman!" He placed a hand on Sam's chin, turning her to face him.
"I love you too Tom. More than you know." They both leaned in, and their lips met, causing the entire table to aww.
"Okay okay you two! Get a room!" Fletch yelled, making everyone laugh. Sam looked around, she had a great job, wonderful friends and a perfect boyfriend. She couldn't imagine life getting any better.
Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed chapter four, please review if you get the chance!
Erin : )