All Around the Town
CATEGORY: Dave/Elizabeth (Not a Romance!)
SPOILERS: None that I can think of!
ARCHIVE: Please ask first
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of the ER characters. The
characters belong to NBC - or whoever owns them. They
aren't mine. Lord knows that I wish they were. If
they were mine, the first thing I'd do is take Carter
and Dave - and then get Luka for my friend and editor
R.L. But sadly, that remains my dream. Really
officer - I'm just "borrowing" the characters.
Anyway, they don't belong to me!
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Forgive me for my medical terminology.
Let's face it - I have no idea what I'm talking
about! Special Thanks to: R.L, my best friend and
editor. She's had to sit next to me on practically
every bus trip we've ever been on. She puts up with a
lot! I'd also like to thank everyone who was on my bus
during the 'ping pong ball affair'. You all provided
much laughter, and saved me from going insane on that
SUMMARY: This story is a Dave/Elizabeth story - it is
NOT A ROMANCE! I cannot stress that fact enough.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday walked into the lounge and poured
herself a cup of coffee. Taking a long sip, she
leaned against the counter. It was very early on in
the day, yet she was already longing to be home - warm
in her bed. She wanted to go to sleep and start fresh
the next day.
She knew that it was impossible, so instead she
finished her coffee, rinsed out her mug and put it in
the sink. She quickly pulled her hair into a
haphazard ponytail, and she walked out of the lounge.
She went over to the front desk, where she heard
Kerry, speaking on the phone. She listened in,
despite her best efforts.
"What's his status?" Elizabeth heard her say into the
phone, "Yes - so they're allowing treatment?
Good......How many do you want me to send? Okay, I'll
get them to you - send the ambulance over to pick them
Kerry hung up the phone, and turned to the crowd that
had gathered. Elizabeth pretended that she was going
over charts, but it was pointless. Everyone at the
front desk had heard Kerry's conversation, and now
looked at her with interest.
"I suppose you all want to know what that was about?"
Kerry paused, then continued, "There are three escaped
convicts, riding on a school bus they hijacked. One
man, the bus driver, was shot when they took over the
"My God," Elizabeth interjected, "Are there any
children on board?"
"Yes" Kerry responded, "The bus has been circling all
around town, with the convicts calling the shots.
They've agreed to stop the bus to let off the injured
man. A few of the children have a few minor injuries.
Well, they need two doctors on scene. Elizabeth -
"Yes" Elizabeth nodded
"Let me see," Kerry paused as she thought "Dr. Malucci
- you'll go with her. I need you two to gather up the
supplies, and go out to the ambulance bay. The
ambulance will be here any minute, to take you to the
*Dr. Malucci?*, Elizabeth thought in disgust.
Suddenly, she was once again wishing that she would
have stayed home. She detested the man - if you could
call him a man. And she would have to work with him.
She would almost rather go with Romano, than go with
that self-assured pig.
As he threw on his jacket, Dave walked over to
Elizabeth and said, "Looks like it's just you and me,
She shot him a look, as she picked up the supply bag.
The two walked out to the ambulance bay, where they
stood side-by-side, in silence. The silence was soon
interrupted by the sound of an ambulance, as it pulled
into the bay. When its doors opened, they both
climbed in, and soon drove off.
They pulled off into a deserted parking lot. At the
end of the lot, the yellow school bus was parked.
Dave, Elizabeth, and the two paramedics rushed over to
the bus, and were allowed to enter. Elizabeth looked
around the bus as she got on. About twenty children,
from the ages four to ten, sat in the seats. Some had
scrapes, bruises. All of them looked petrified - and
she turned her eyes to the man lying in the aisle.
She bent down beside him, and assessed his case "GSW
to the lower quadrant - start an IV - two parts
saline, two of atropine." They put the man on the
stretcher, and the two paramedics began to take him
off the bus.
"We'll take him to the ambulance. You two - " the
paramedic said indicating Dave and Elizabeth, "Check
the kids, make sure they're okay, then we'll transport
"Is anyone else hurt?" Dave asked "Anything other than
cuts and scrapes?" When no one responded, he turned to
Elizabeth "That's it."
They began to exit the bus, when a burly figure
blocked their way.
"No you don't. Murray - shut the door and drive."
The man, obviously one of the convicts, pushed them
into a seat "Sit doctors - stay awhile. It's going to
be one hell of a ride."
The bus door closed, and the bus was thrown into