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Chaos ficlet: Medical Emergencies (1/1)

August 22nd, 2013 (05:52 am)
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Title: Medical Emergencies

Disclaimer: I do not own Chaos.

A/N: With thanks to sockie1000. Fluffy h/c.

Summary: Rick bleeds, Billy passes out, but everyone’s okay.



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It's a high stakes mission, but Billy feels pretty good that it's going well. They're putting their best into it, and he thinks it'll be enough. As long as they don't get killed by Russian mobsters, everything will work out in the end.

At least, that's what he thinks until he gets back to the motel room.

Billy opens the door, sighing as he makes his way inside. "That was a long day," he says. "I'm knackered. Apparently Russian mobsters lead very busy lives. I never would have--"

He stops short. And stares.

Because something is wrong.

Something is very, very wrong.

There's blood.

Everywhere.

Rick is on the bed, covered in it.

He gapes.

"Hey," Rick croaks. "You think...you can give me a hand?"

Billy blinks, his breath catching. "That's...a lot of blood."

"Yeah," Rick says. "I...can't get it to stop."

Billy's stomach turns, filling with dread as his skin prickles. He shakes his head. "I can't do this--"

Rick's brow furrows. "Billy, I'm bleeding, I just need someone to help with pressure--"

Billy shakes his head, adamant now. "We should call for backup," he says, digging out his phone.

Rick cocks his head. "Billy--"

"Just hold on," Billy says, texting a quick message of SOS to Michael. "It'll just take a minute."

"Billy," Rick says insistently. "Stop--"

Billy takes a step backward. "I'll wait in the hall--"

"Billy!" Rick say sharply.

Billy stops, feeling shaky.

Rick stares him down. "It's a nosebleed," he says, pinching his nose decidedly. "Just from the dry air."

Billy's hearts flutters. He hesitates.

"If you could just get me some towels--"

Billy doesn't move. "I can't..."

Rick frowns. "But you were there every second in South America."

"You were dying then," Billy says.

"Exactly," Rick says. "This is nothing." Rick stands, moving toward Billy. His hand slips and fresh blood comes out.

Billy winces, and his stomach flares up as his head goes light. "That's a lot of blood..."

Rick gets closer. "Hey, Billy, are you okay?"

All Billy can see is red. His vision starts to swim. Bile rises. "Oh, God," he says, crying a little.

Rick is to him now, reaching out a bloody hand in concern.

Billy yelps, and as Rick's hand touches his arm, a shudder passes through him, going straight to his head as his vision dims. And everything fades to red.

When he wakes up, he's on the bed. The sheets are clean, and Michael is smirking.

Billy sits up slowly. "What happened?"

"A medical emergency, apparently," Michael says.

"Yeah," Casey grunts from his chair. "Rick hit himself in the nose and you passed out."

"It's the dry air," Rick says in exasperation. His nose has stopped bleeding but there are still traces of red on his hands. He looks at Billy. "Sorry, I forgot you were squeamish."

Billy smiles feebly. "I'm sorry for being not much help."

"We all have our weaknesses," Rick says helpfully.

Michael snickers. "Most of us just have ones that actually make sense," he says.

"Speak for yourselves," Casey says. "I have no weaknesses."

Billy sits up all the way, swinging his legs tentatively over the edge of the bed. His head spins for a second.

Michael eyes him. "You okay?"

"You did hit your head on the floor," Rick says.

"I'm fine," Billy says, shooing them away with one hand. He swallows and gets his bearings. "Now, I do believe we have some Russian mobsters to take care of."

"You sure you're good to go?" Michael asks.

"I could always take his place," Rick says.

"I'm fine," Billy says, looking resolutely at Michael. "Really."

"As long as there's not any nosebleeds," Casey adds snidely.

Billy glares.

But doesn't disagree.

Comments

Posted by: sophie_deangirl (sophie_deangirl)
Posted at: August 23rd, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)

This was delightful! Such hilarity and panic ensuing over Billy's bit of "kryptonite". Lovely!

Fave parts:

Billy winces, and his stomach flares up as his head goes light. "That's a lot of blood..."

Rick gets closer. "Hey, Billy, are you okay?"

All Billy can see is red. His vision starts to swim. Bile rises. "Oh, God," he says, crying a little.

Rick is to him now, reaching out a bloody hand in concern.

Billy yelps, and as Rick's hand touches his arm, a shudder passes through him, going straight to his head as his vision dims. And everything fades to red.

--poor Billy!!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 7th, 2013 02:54 am (UTC)
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Billy being squeamish is just too much fun :)

Thanks!

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: August 27th, 2013 08:34 am (UTC)
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Casey's weakness is that he can't/won't admit to his weaknesses *G*

Great opening where we think Rick has been shot or stabbed. And poor Billy!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 7th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
billy guitar

This was a fun change of pace. H/c takes all forms :)

Thanks!

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