2 SEPT 2014 14:37
When Olivia joined the military, she never expected that she would end up where she had. The Stargate program was intense and she loved it. She found herself eager to learn more, to help those who needed it. The SGC had offered her so much more than she could have ever imagined. Sure, there was still much that reminded her of her time as a civilian doctor, but the possibilities were endless at the SGC. There was always something new and exciting happening. Even when Olivia wasn’t on shift, she could be found hanging around and looking over various things. She even got to fall back on her knowledge of bioengineering from time to time. Honestly, the whole program was a dream come true.
Today, her shift started out normal. She met with the night shift and they discussed the patients they had in house, making sure she was up to date. Thankfully, the night went without any major issues. Olivia made her rounds, checking on the various patients, making sure all of their conditions were still the same, ordering a few additional tests for some of the others. It was looking like the day was going to be an easy one. Olivia was glad there weren’t waves of people coming in that needed tending to, but she loved the high she got from those situations.
Grabbing a coffee from the mess, Olivia found herself a seat to relax. She was about halfway done when she heard the sirens signaling an offworld activation. The sound that used to grate upon Olivia’s nerves was now a something she was able to push back within her mind. There were times she swore the damn thing never went off. Anticipation coursed through her, waiting to see if there was going to be a medical emergency. Calls went out to the medical team and a part of Olivia could help but get excited. Maybe she was going to get to see some action after all.
Olivia was almost back to medical when she heard the call out for her. She quickened her pace, mentally preparing herself for what was to come. She didn’t know who had come back through the gate and it could very well have been someone she was close friends with. She hit the door and her eyes widened, the man in front of her looking like a pincushion. A cluster of arrows were lodged into the man’s left shoulder. Without hesitation, she moved to the man and began to look over the wounds. One was through, protruding from his chest while the other two were still lodged within his back, one partially stopped by his vest. “We’re going to have to take him in to get the arrows out. Prep him now.” Olivia gave the man, Damien, a small smile. “I’ll get ya taken care of sweetheart, don’t you worry.” Eyes quickly scanned the room, making sure that there wasn’t anyone worse off than Damien before she followed the team to the OR.
It took Olivia longer than expected to get the arrows removed. Apparently the arrow tip wasn’t enough and there was a barbed part to the shaft. It was challenging to make sure she didn’t do more damage than it had already caused to Damien. There was some internal bleeding, but she was able to get everything closed up and good. By the time she’d finished, things had settled down. Apparently most of the wounds had been minor. Olivia spent a few minutes checking in with the other doctors and verifying that there were no other emergencies to attend to before she made her way over to Damien. Flashing him a smile, she grabbed his chart and looked it over. “How are you doing, sir? The shoulder feeling fine?” Olivia closed the file, letting her eyes drift up to look at Damien.