We Found Love – by ankaz123
Please note that this is my first Grey's fic… so please go easy on me :) please review and let me know what you think! I welcome both praise and criticism.
Teddy signed and dated her last chart and handed it back to the nurse with a polite smile.
"Do you need me to do anything else Dr Altman?" Cristina asked, coming up behind Teddy, an expectant look on her face, eager to do something, anything cardio related. Teddy had heard whispers that Cristina had begun pulling her hair out with boredom after being stuck down in ortho for the week.
"No, thank you Dr Yang" Teddy answered with an apologetic smile "you should just go home, it's been a long day".
Cristina just nodded, the disappointment obvious on her face as she turned and walked away.
Teddy watched her walk, Cristina was an excellent student, yes sometimes a little to overbearing and desperate, but she was eager to learn and of course Teddy was happy to teach. It also made Teddy feel bad for banishing her to another department for the week, but it had to be done, a great doctor covered all her bases.
Teddy stifled a yawn as she entered the attending lounge. There she found Arizona and Callie deep in conversation on the lounge. They both looked up at her as she entered.
"Hey!" Arizona greeted with her usual bright smile. Callie opted for a more polite acknowledging glance. "We were about to head to Joe's for a quick drink, Mark's got babysitting duty tonight so we've got some time off, wanna come with?" Arizona offered.
"It's alright" Teddy smiled and shook her head. "I'm exhausted, I think I might just head home and get some sleep- I had 3 surgeries today".
"Sleep or something else with the hot hot husband?" Arizona grinned cheekily.
"Oh ha ha" Teddy laughed sarcastically, giving Arizona a face. "Anyway Henry is working late tonight, he just got his job back so he needs to impress".
Arizona simply nodded, the smile still on her face.
Teddy changed into her warm jeans and sweater, draping her coat over her arm as she said her goodbyes to Arizona and Callie and left the room, heading towards the elevator. As she stepped in, her pager started vibrating.
Teddy groaned as she picked up the machine, glancing at the small screen.
Her eyes went wide. Her mouth gapped open as her stomach dropped. She suddenly found it hard to breathe…..
Henry. They were paging her because it was Henry. He was the emergency.
Shaking herself free of the moment of shock, she lunged and pressed the ground floor button.
"C'mon c'mon c'mon" she whispered impatiently, glancing up and watching the numbers light up, floor by floor she went down, and after what felt like an eternity, the doors opened and Teddy found herself in the bustling ER.
Glancing around, she tried to find Henry, to find out what was going on. Spotting Owen in the crowd, she managed to rush over to him.
"Where's Henry?" she demanded, her eyes going wide with fear and anxiety.
Owen sighed, placing on hand on Teddy's shoulder, giving it a gentle squeeze.
"He's in the trauma room. One of his colleagues called 911 after he collapsed at work. Apparently he had been complaining of a headache and nausea, but didn't think anything of it".
Teddy groaned as she rubbed her forehead with her fingers. "Is it hyperglycaemia?" she asked wearily. After Henry had been diagnosed with the diabetes, Teddy had taken it upon herself to find out more about the disease, and it was definitely coming in handy.
"We've taken blood and are doing all the tests, but its looks like it" Owen nodded. "He must have just forgotten to take the insulin- but we've done a CT just to rule out anything else".
Teddy nodded, her fear being replaced with anger. Henry had been really negligent, forgetting something so simple that now lead to a serious health risk and she felt like she needed to hit him! He gave her heart palpitations nearly every time she saw him in the hospital, let alone lying in the hospital bed.
"Where is he?" she demanded, the anger evident in her tone.
Owen simply raised an eyebrow, surprised at his friends sudden change. "Trauma room 2" he told her simply.
Teddy shifted her handbag higher onto her shoulder as she marched up to the room. Entering, she found Henry lying on his back, hooked up to oxygen and an IV line. He was a ghostly pale colour and his eyes remained closed.
Noticing the room was empty, she quietly closed the door and walked up to the side of the bed. Seeing him so sick and weak seemed to tone down the anger that was flaring inside her, but she was still mad that he had allowed himself to get into this position in the first place.
She gently slipped her hand into his and gave it a rub.
"What have you done to yourself Henry?" she whispered, fighting back the tears as she glanced up from the machines to his sleeping form. Even though she loved her husband more than anything else, she found it hard to cope with the constant hurdles that his conditions threw at them. First it was the VHL, and now the diabetes…..it was just an uphill battle. But her love made it one that she was prepared to fight.
Teddy pulled up a nearby chair and sat down at his side, leaning over and resting her elbows on the edge of the bed, taking Henry's hand once again.
She glanced up to find Henry start to move his head, his eyebrows creased into a frown as he struggled to fight the sedative and open his eyes.
"Hey" Teddy smiled warmly, standing up and leaning in towards him. "How are you feeling?" she asked.
"Shit" he replied simply, closing his eyes again.
Teddy allowed a small laugh to escape her lips. "You know that you scared the hell out of me, right?" she asked, rubbing his hand.
"Forgive me?" he asked weakly.
"Always" Teddy grinned, once again fighting back the tears. She would never get used to this.
"What happened to me?"
"You were brought in from work" Teddy explained, sitting down, not letting go of his hand. "You collapsed."
Henry nodded "yeah, I had a bit of headache and I felt a little sick, but I thought it had just been because I skipped breakfast".
"Henry!" she scolded, her eyebrows creasing into a frown "you know it's dangerous to skip meals, you should've at least had a juice or something to keep the sugar levels up".
"I know" he admitted, glancing down "but I was in a rush and it just slipped my mind. But I did take my insulin".
"Good" she nodded simply. "So you're not completely suicidal" she added sarcastically.
Henry just grinned and shook his head "I love you too much to kill myself".
"I love you too Henry, that's why my heart almost gave out when they paged me about you. You need to stop doing this to me!"
"I'm sorry" he told her sincerely. Teddy found it hard to maintain the frown as he gazed at her with his gorgeous eyes.
"Just promise me that you'll be more careful now. You need to start looking after yourself better" she reminded him, standing up and lying in the bed next to him. She reached out and stroked his face gently. "Promise me" she repeated with a glare.
"I promise doc" he grinned, planting a small kiss on her hand.
Teddy allowed herself to relax and she brought herself closer to him, resting her head on his shoulder. Henry kissed her softly on the forehead before resting his head on hers. Closing her eyes, Teddy finally let sleep overtake her.
"Teddy" she heard a voice murmur. Waking up with a start, she opened her eyes to find Henry smiling at her.
"Morning" he laughed. Teddy glanced behind him at the night sky and smiled.
"Why did you wake me?" she asked, rubbing her eyes. "Is something wrong!" she demanded, her voice filling with fear.
"No" he laughed "everything is fine, Dr Hunt said he would come back in a minute, he needs to talk to us about something".
"About what?" Teddy wondered.
"The test results are back" Owen answered her question as he walked into the room.
"And…?" she demanded, sitting up in the bed. "What is it".
"Well your blood sugar levels were a low which is probably what caused the nausea and the headache. Your body probably couldn't take any more so you just collapsed. You're lucky not to be in a coma" Owen admitted, glancing from Teddy to Henry, a serious scowl pasted on his face.
"Is that it?" Teddy asked "it was just the hyperglycaemia?"
Owen didn't immediately reply, instead he glanced uncomfortably at the ground.
"Owen…is that all?" Teddy demanded. She knew. Deep down she knew what the problem was and she was trying her best to avoid it, for both hers and Henry's sake. But this was something that nobody could avoid….at least not forever.
"Dr Hunt" Henry frowned "what's happened".
"Henry…." He started as Teddy fought back tears.
"I'm sorry….we found more tumours….it's serious".
Ok so there is it. My first chapter. I will see what the response is and I will try and post another chapter soon! I hope you like it and please review! Feel free to drop in any advice or criticism you might have…its always welcome!
To E Salvatore: I've stuck to my side of the deal, written something….now it's your turn. We need an update! Remember we T/H fans need to stick together!