Hola So…. I sorta got out of writing for a reaaaaly long time. Things have been absolutely mental for me! I've had GCSE's to revise for and sit (bleg) and my sister had a baby, and I'm gonna use those as excuses! So, the deal with this is… I love writing, I write loads of stories, but never go with them cos I always think they're crap! D: anyways, this idea has been nagging me for such a long time, and I think I'll go insane if I don't put this down soon. I always write these things before writing the story, so I'm probably just writing to myself :/ Btw, I don't care if I get any terminology in this wrong, I don't care if this isn't how things're done in real life, to be quite honest, I'm lazy, and I cannot be bothered to goggle random bits of trivia, well I might, it depends what mood I'm in to be honest. I also don't know how the inner workings of a hospital, well… works :P I might find some stuff out for something really important :P Anyways… I seem to have babbled for about 197 words, and counting. So, I'll shut up now. Enjoy!
Chapter 1 – Nature of Reality
'I'm so bored. Like, really bored' A pretty brunette woman, by the name of Brooke Davis sat in a small room filled with lockers and tables, and accompanied by four other people. She threw a ball at a wall, and waited for it to bounce back, before throwing it again. 'I think someone needs to go jump off a bridge.'
A red-haired woman laughed and smirked, 'How lovely, Dr. Davis' she used the term doctor sarcastically, 'Should I go poor and confused person that they should attempt to end their lives, cause the doctor that will end up treating them is bored?'
Dr. Davis smiled, with a pseudo-innocent smile on her face 'You know what Nurse Gatina? That would be absolutely great.' she dragged out the last word, enunciating every syllable.
'Brooke, Rachel. Retracting the claws around about now, would be absolutely great.' A handsome blonde man spoke, before Rachel could retort.
'Sorry, Luke.' They spoke at the exact same time, before laughing and high-fiving each other.
'To be fair,' a raven-haired man contributed to the conversation. 'She's got a point, this is really boring. It's a Saturday night, something should have happened by now.'
'You guys are all horrible.' A mousy brown haired woman in flowery scrubs spoke. 'You three.' She pointed at Brooke, Lucas, and the dark haired man, 'are all doctors. You're supposed to help people, make them better. Not wish pain to them. And don't even get me started on you.' She added, looking pointedly at Rachel.
'Sorry, Haley.' Lucas said with an apologetic look on his face.
'Babe, chill' the other man said. 'We were only joking, but if people don't get hurt we can't help them, can we?'
'That's not the point Nathan-' Haley started, before getting cut off by Rachel.
'Oh, get off your high horse, Haley. You're just as bored as we are.'
'I-' Haley didn't get a chance to finish her sentence as she was cut off by all of their pagers simultaneously beeping.
'How bad will you feel if someone's just jumped of a bridge?' Rachel asked Broke.
'Absolutely terrible.' Came Brooke's reply. 'Come on, let's go.'
The five friends jumped up at once, and ran through the double doors, leading away from the comfortable and relaxing staff room, into the bustle of the main hospital. They ran through a maze of identical looking corridors, all with the same white walls, the same sparkling-clean grey flooring, the same doors leading into the same rooms. They smelt the disinfectant in the air around them, and hurtled into the ER, where patients that had been admitted before their break were either still being treated or waiting to be discharged.
'What's up, Doc?' Nathan asked the young Chief of Staff, Adrian Greene, or Bugs as they called him, due to his large teeth that made him look like Bugs Bunny.
'There was an accident on Lakeside Road. Some teenager joy-riding in her Mom's car, crashed into a tree.' He grimaced, if his daughter ever did that, he'd kill her.
Haley gasped, 'She's lucky anyone found her, no-one uses that road anymore.'
'Yep, lucky the person had any reception, too.' Brooke added quietly. 'ETA?' she asked, directing her boss.
'Should be here in two.' Dr Greene said. 'I want Dr's Davis and Scott – Nate – to get ready in the trauma unit in anticipation of her arrival, with Nurse Gatina. Nurse James and Dr Scott – Lucas – you two can deal with any injuries the woman that pulled her out of the car may have sustained. Got it?' He waited until hi staff nodded, then sighed and walked off to deal with the mound of paper-work he had to fill out in the office. 'I'm starting to think this side of the job isn't for me' he muttered quietly, whilst secretly wishing for Dr Durham to return from his extended leave, and resume his post as Chief of Staff.
'Well, any time is trauma is good enough for me,' Brooke stated smugly whilst smirking at Lucas, who shook his head at her.
'I'm fine with the little jobs, Pretty Girl.' He said calmly.
'Whatever, I can hear them coming.' Brooke returned, turning towards the doors.
Moments later, the doors came crashing open. Two paramedics in large fluorescent jackets came in pushing a gurney, where an unconscious girl lay. One of the paramedics was holding up a bag of fluid that was connected to the girl, and was squeezing it every now and again to ensure the liquid was moving, and entering the girl's system.
One of the paramedics spoke, 'Fifteen year old female, pulled out of a car that exploded moments later. Considerable amounts of blood lost, open gash to the skull, broken fibula, and suspected concussion and internal organ damage. We've administrated saline with 5 milligrams of morphine.'
The two paramedics pushed the gurney into the trauma room, closely followed by the girls designated healers.
Throughout all the commotion, no-one had noticed the woman that followed the paramedics. Lucas and Haley turned around after the girl had been pushed into the trauma room, looking for their patient. That's when they saw her. She was beautiful, her hair was blonde, and had curls that had a slightly wild edge to them, as though they must take hours to tame. She was tall, and slender, with legs that seemed to go on forever. She was wearing a short tight black dress, with killer bright blue shoes. Her make-up was done in such a way that it was clear she was headed off for a night out. The only thing ruining her image was a large cut, just above her eyebrow, and the blood that was slowly dripping down her face.
Haley walked over to her, 'Hi.' She smiled sweetly. 'Are you the woman that pulled her out of the wreck?' she asked giving a generic jerk to the head, pointing it in the general direction of the trauma room.
The woman nodded, but didn't speak.
'She's very lucky you found her. Now come on, let's get that head looked at.' She led the blonde woman to a bed (where a stitch set was already set up), with Lucas following, and instructed her to sit down. 'My name is Haley, and this is Dr Scott, he's going to be having a look at your head, is that ok hunny?'
The blonde nodded again, still not speaking. Lucas moved towards her and sat down, pulling the thread and needle closer to him.
'So, hunny. We need to know you're name. To find your records that is' Haley smiled sweetly at her.
'Peyton. Peyton Sawyer.' The blonde spoke finally. Lucas cocked an eyebrow, he was sure he'd heard that name before.
Haley nodded, and spoke again, 'You were very brave, Peyton, pulling her out of the car like that. Most people would have just called for help and hoped it got there in time.'
The blonde looked at her slowly, startling green eyes piercing into Haley's soft brown ones. 'I thought it was May.' She spoke quietly.
'May? Who's May?' Haley asked kindly.
'My Aunt. It was her car, so naturally, I assumed it was her.'
'Ok, so that was your cousin then?'
'No.' Peyton said with an air of finality.
'Oh, I thought…' she looked at Lucas, 'I'm sure Bugs said she was joy-riding in her Mom's car?' Her face showed slight confusion on it.
'Her aunt's car. She's my sister.'
'Oh. Well I'm sure we're going to need her details too. And we'll need to speak to your parents. Do you have a contact number for us?'
'Our parents are dead.'
'Oh.' Haley said again, she felt like that's all she'd been saying in the blonde's presence. 'I'm sorry.'
'Not your fault.' Peyton shrugged.
'Well, are you her legal guardian?' Haley asked.
'No, that'd be May… and Mick I guess.' Peyton frowned.
'Right, and your sister's name is…?' Haley asked.
'Rosa Maria Sawyer.' Peyton said.
All of a sudden, Lucas spoke. 'Right, there's your forehead stitched Ms. Sawyer. I'd like to just check for any other bodily damage, so if you could just change into this gown' she pointed at the typical hospital attire, 'that'd be great.'
'I'm fine. You should be looking after her.' She pointed at the trauma room.
'She's fine Ms. Sawyer, trust me she's with some of the best doctors in the state. I really need to check for any damage.'
'Best doctors in the state? What are you then? Second best?' she smiled for the first time since she had entered the hospital, and Lucas couldn't help but notice how beautiful she looked.
'I said some of.' Lucas smiled. 'Now, please, we can't let you go until a doctor has fully checked you over.'
'Then I'll check myself.' she grinned.
'You're a doctor?' Haley chirped.
'I thought I recognised that name. You're the new doctor. Due to start on Monday, right?' Lucas said.
'Correct. I was hoping that my first weekend back here wouldn't be quite as dramatic, but I must admit, I think that was wishful thinking on my part. I am in Tree Hill after all.' She smiled.
'Are you from here? I don't recognise you. How old are you?' Haley asked.
'Twenty-eight.' Peyton said.
'Same as us. I don't recognise you. Did you go to Tree Hill High?' Lucas asked.
'Yeah, but I was in the year below. With Nathan Scott and Brooke Davis?'
'Ah, you know the little brother?' Lucas asked. 'And Brooke?'
'We were best friends.' She admitted.
'Oh my gosh!' Haley exclaimed. 'You're the Peyton Sawyer! I didn't recognise your name. You left town like straight out of high school.'
'Yep, you must be Nate's wife then? Sorry I missed the wedding.' She smiled apologetically.
'It's ok. It's funny how you all became doctors.' She grinned.
'They stole the idea off of me' Peyton muttered. 'I'm sorry, but are we done here? I should probably call May.'
'Oh, yes, fine. I really should examine you, but if you insist. Off you go.' Lucas said, helping her down from the bed.
The two life-long friends watched her go. 'I've heard about her' Lucas said. 'Brooke always mentioned how she was a magnet for trouble.'
'Yeah,' Haley said. 'Nate did too. This is going to be interesting.'
So… My chapters will be quite short. Mainly cos I run out of inspiration, as I so all of my writing at about eleven o'clock at night ;) as you can see, I've decided to upload this story, just cos I really really like it, however appalling the writing may be :P anyway Please Review, I like reading about what you guys think!
Oh, by the way. If I didn't mentio earlier, which I don't think I did :P I plan to update this every Friday. the important words there being 'plan to' Anyone who has read any of my stories before know how terrible of an updater I am, so don't be surprised if I take a long while every now and again.