Last chapter! :'( I had a really fun time writing this story, and I really hope you all enjoyed it. I just want to thank every single one of my reviewers for being so supportive throughout this entire process. I couldn't have done it without you all. :)
Sorry, this epilogue may make you think otherwise, but there will not be a sequel, because I like how I'm leaving it.
And now, here's the final chapter. Thanks again!
"Nick, come ON. Don't be stubborn."
"Jess, if there's one thing I am, it's stubborn."
"You have to drink this."
"No, I don't."
"Yes, you do."
"Who says so?"
"Doctor Jess says so. Now DRINK THE TEA."
Nick groaned and flopped over in his bed, pulling a turtle face to end all turtle faces. "I HATE being sick!"
Jess clucked her tongue. "I told you not to kiss me."
He only moaned unhappily in response and pulled a deeper turtle face.
Feeling bad for him, Jess sat on the edge of his bed and leaned over, placing a kiss on his forehead. "Do you want anything?"
Nick rolled back over to look at her her, a cheeky grin spreading across his face.
"I've never seen a nurse or doctor without a uniform," he said.
Jess's mouth fell open, and she slapped him lightly on his shoulder.
"But I'm siiiiiiiick!" Nick whined, looking up at her with overly enlarged, pitiful brown eyes. He was trying to pull off the puppy-dog look Jess could do so easily, but from the look on her face, he could tell he was failing miserably.
'Is this what I look like?' Jess thought to herself as she giggled. 'He looks ridiculous!'
"When you're healthy," she said after managing to control herself, still smiling. "Right now, it would be better for you to not overexert yourself like I did."
"That was a totally different situation!" Nick exclaimed indignantly, then sneezed.
Jess sighed, and handed him the tissue box. "How about I make you some soup instead?"
He blew his nose heartily, then said, "Soup sounds good. Maybe even better."
She gasped in mock anger, crossing her arms. "I would make a GREAT sexy doctor, better than any SOUP!"
"Then prove it!"
The two locked eyes, and they both felt a flashback to a similar moment in front of an abnormally large fish tank.
Jess was the first to break the silence.
"Nice try, Miller," she whispered slowly, then kissed his forehead again. Long and lingering, soft and sweet.
She reached over and brushed some stray hairs off of his sweat-drenched face, then pulled the covers back over him. "Try and get some sleep."
He turned away from her and closed his eyes, trying to sleep even though he knew it was futile. But he would try for Jess, if not for himself.
As Jess reached the door, she turned around and looked at him one last time, curled up in a ball on his bed. Never before had she seen him so...vulnerable, was it?
"Nick Miller, letting someone take care of him," she whispered under her breath, very softly. "That'll be the day."
Then Jess left the room, closing the door gently behind her.
Nick smiled, his eyes still closed, and whispered to himself, "That'll be my Day."
That's it! That's the end of Doctor Nick ! Thank you once more to everyone who reviewed, and be on the lookout for another multichapter coming up somewhere in the next few weeks. ;)
Ta ta, roomfriends!