A Doctor's Man

Chapter 17

Hey guys! Here's the next chapter. Transitioning into ME3!

"We can get through this. I promise you," Chloe heard in her head.

She sat at her desk in the Huerta Memorial Hospital, thinking of John.

It has been a few months now, and she missed him dearly. She was filling out paperwork for the last few operations she has done last week. She was hard at work, trying to get by with the burden of the thought of John being away for this long. It was killing her from the inside.

She heard three soft knocks at her door.

"Come in."

The door opened to reveal the Head Physician, he stepped in while Chloe stood to greet him with a smile. He stopped her with a hand, and she slowly sat down as he took a seat on one of the two leather chairs in front of her.

"Is there something I can do for you, sir?" She asked.

"Oh, I just wanted to stop by and say hello," he replied with a smile.

She returned her own smile, but eventually, both smiles faded in an awkward silence.

To rid of the feeling, she resumed her paperwork.

"You still miss John, don't you?" He asked.

"Yes, Sir," she replied sincerely.

"I know this won't bring him back to you, but I'm promoting you, and I'm retiring," he said with a slight smile.

She lit up, "Me? Really?"

He nodded, "You've been the best at what you do. You have a kindred heart, a hardworking ethic, and a great personality. Don't change," he finished with a smile.

"I...I don't know what to say..." She muttered with a surprised face.

"Trust me, you've earned it...Head Physician."

She nodded, smiling big, "I won't let you down."

"Bored yet, Lieutenant?" John asked.

"Pretty much."

John chuckled.

John and his assigned 'bodyguard', were in John's room which he was under house arrest, but he knew they wouldn't throw him into jail.

"Got anybody to see?" John asked.

He shook his head, "Nope, not yet."

John nodded, "So, the Great James Vega guarding little ole Commander Shepard? What do you think of that?"

James chuckled, "I consider it an honor."

"And I consider an honor to be guarded by you," John replied with grin.

James shook his head as he laughed.

"What about you?" James asked.

"What about me?" John asked back.

"D'you got a girl out there?" Came the question.

"Yeah, I do," John answered.

He nodded, "that's tough."

"It is," John agreed.

"Hopefully, they won't keep you long."

"I doubt I'm here for a short bit."

He nodded in agreement, "Yeah, you got a point."

Just a small one!

In the next chapter, I'm going to skip the mack pack paddy wack (forgot the werds.) and get to the good part! Huerta Memorial!

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Story List:

Mass Effect:
~ A Doctor's Man
- Hearts Over Minds
- The Asari Spectre
- To Love a Quarian

NEXT - Between A Mother and Daughter
- Adventurous Admiration
- A Spiritual Kind of Love