An eventful day
I hope you enjoy my new fic. The idea just came to my head recently and I've decided to write about it. Don't forget to review!
Shannon woke with a start to the sound of her alarm clock blaring at her. She glanced sleepily at the red numbers on the clock.
"Shit!" she exclaimed, throwing back the covers and jumping out of the warmth of her bed. She only had 45 minutes to get into work before her shift started.
Having a quick two second shower and grabbing her uniform off the hanger, she quickly did up the buttons on her shirt and pulled on her pants and boots. She almost ran into the kitchen and inserted two slices of bread into the toaster. She gulped down the mug of last night's leftover coffee and cringed as the horrible sludge rolled down her throat. She seized her handbag and stuffed her mobile and wallet inside.
As heard the toaster ring and she raced back into the kitchen and grabbed the toast, wincing as the hot bread burnt her skin. Quickly spreading some vegemite onto the toast, she put the slices together and put them in her mouth as she grabbed her handbag and car keys and walked out the door, slamming it firmly behind her.
As Shannon walked up the corridor of TR base, she quickly ran a hand over her hair, hoping to smooth the frizziness.
When she entered the locker room, everyone turned to look at her. She gave them a quick smile before she headed for her locker.
"Nice of you to finally join us Shannon" Lawson remarked, closing his locker.
"Sorry" Shannon apologised stuffing her handbag inside the locker and taking out her vest and holster. "My stupid alarm clock wasn't working" she added, hoping to shift the blame off her.
"Maybe it's time to get a new one" Lawson replied sharply before walking out.
Shannon narrowed her eyes angrily and watched Lawson walk down the corridor towards the vehicles.
"Don't worry about it" Stella laughed, thumping Shannon on the shoulder "he's in a pissy mood".
"Isn't he always?" Shannon muttered, returning to her locker.
Stella just laughed and nodded. "C'mon slow poke" she joked before turning and leaving.
Shannon just groaned and slammed her locker shut, following Stella out the door.
She had already started the day horribly, but she didn't know how bad it was about to get.
Shannon stared mindlessly out the window of the back seat. She felt drowsy and just wanted to sit back and fall asleep.
"Stupid alarm clock" she thought angrily "stupid brain, for not waking up"
"You right back there?" Josh asked with a small chuckle, bringing Shannon out of her thoughts.
"What?" she asked blankly, looking at him.
"Are you alright?" he repeated, smiling "you look a bit pissed. What? Didn't get a root last night?" he laughed and Christian, who was driving, joined in.
"Yeah yeah whatever" Shannon laughed sarcastically, turning and staring out the window again.
"VKC to any available units, brawl in progress in Horseman's pub, corner of Jane and Marsden streets St Kilda".
"TR2 to VKC: how many involved in the brawl?" Josh asked into the radio.
"Report of two men fighting- but a large crowd has formed to watch" came the reply.
"Alright we'll take that" Josh answered, placing the radio back into the cradle and switching on the lights and sirens.
"Great" Shannon muttered, folding her arms.
"Problem?" Josh asked turning and facing Shannon.
"I just don't see the point of wasting time, breaking up two drunks who are fighting outside a pub" Shannon scowled.
"Might be serious?" Christian replied, glancing at Shannon in the rear view.
"Whatever" Shannon murmured to herself.
As soon as they arrived at the scene, they found two men fighting; a large group of people were standing in a circle around them, some cheering on while others watched dumbfounded.
"Shannon, you and I are going to try and break up the two fighting while Christian, you try and disperse the crowd" Josh instructed quickly.
They nodded and as soon as Christian stopped the car, Shannon jumped out to the crowd. She pushed her way through until she reached the centre of the circle. The two men who were fighting were wrestling and trying to throw punches at the other- unsuccessfully. Shannon groaned and walked over to the pair. She grabbed the arm of one of them and tried to pull back him back.
"Alright mate" she shouted, over the jeers and shouts of the crowd. "Time to break it up".
"Piss off" she heard one hiss at her.
Josh walked over and grabbed the arm of the other man and tried to roughly pry him off. Instead, he just got pushed away. Shannon suddenly lost her patience and grabbed the man's arm again and pulled back with all her might. The man suddenly swung his elbow back and hit Shannon right in the mouth with his elbow. Shannon stumbled back and fell to the ground.
Seeing this, Josh pulled out his taser and shot the man in the leg- trying to cause the least amount of pain. The man shook as the current raced through his body and fell to the ground. Josh quickly slipped the cuffs on him as Christian ran over and arrested the other man.
"Alright shows over" Josh shouted to the crowd, waving his arms "time to go". Slowly the crowd turned to leave. Josh quickly turned and walked over to Shannon who was still sitting on the ground with her hand covering her bleeding mouth.
"And you just thought it was going to be two stupid drunks at a pub fight" Josh smiled as he leant down and examined Shannon's injury.
"Shut up" Shannon muttered angrily in reply as she clutched her mouth with her hand, wincing.
"I think you might need an ambulance" Josh told her honestly.
"No" Shannon exclaimed but was quickly shut up as a wave of pain hit her in the mouth.
"Well if not for you- then for that guy" Josh replied, nodding towards the man who had been tasering, who was now lying on the concrete ground, moaning. "I don't want to have to do weeks of paperwork and shit when he complains of police brutality" he told her simply with a compassionate smile.
Shannon could see Josh's concern and just nodded in agreement.
"Leon" Josh said in his coms "get an ambulance down here".
"Copy that- on its way".
"What's going on down there Josh?" Lawson asked over the radio.
"Pub brawl" Josh explained "two guys having a drunken punch up- had to taser one of em to break it up".
"What?" Lawson asked incredulously "why did you do that? Couldn't you just break it up yourself? They're drunk guys, not professional boxers".
"Shannon was trying to pry them off each other and she got whacked pretty hard in the mouth, we are getting an ambo down here for both her and the guy we tasered".
"Is she alright?" he asked, his tone changing. Shannon couldn't help but smile to herself, she was sure she had heard concern in there somewhere.
"I'm fine Lawson" Shannon replied quietly as she cringed.
"Oh yeah- she's fine" Josh added sarcastically "apart from the fact that she's bleeding from the mouth like a tap".
"Shut….up!" Shannon replied through gritted teeth, trying to ignore the intense pain.
"Oh and I forgot to tell you, she's in a shitload of pain" Josh quipped in fake innocence.
"Alright, we'll be down there in 5" Lawson's voice crackled over the radio.
"Thanks a lot" Shannon muttered to Josh furiously.
"You're welcome" he replied with a sly smile.
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