My Other World
CATEGORY: Susan/Chuck; Susan/Mark; other characters both old and new and current
RATING: PG-13 (some language)
DISCLAIMER: ER and its characters belong to NBC and Warner Brothers and a whole bunch of other people. No harm is intended.
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Just an idea I had. The fact I just found out Season 2 is coming out soon on DVD makes me giddy and unable to sleep despite working 12 hours today. Eee! This is my first ER fanfic that I've actually sent out. Feedback is appreciated but not begged for. It's not in my character.
SUMMARY: A blow to the head sends Susan into a whole different time of her life.
"Susan, I need your help! MVA, three patients including the
drunk driver and a child are coming in right now!"
It never failed. The words MVA in the same sentence with
drunk driver could ring out several times a week and every time
Susan Lewis's heart pounded. What happened? Was anyone hurt?
`Of course they're hurt if they are coming to the ER, Suz,'
a voice nagged in the back of her head.
Choosing to ignore the obnoxious voice in the back of her
head, Susan quickly followed Kerry Weaver, the source of the
accident news, to the main trauma room as other doctors attended to
the other victims.
"What do we have?" Susan asked above the noise the patient
"33 year old Richard White, driver of the vehicle,
intoxicated, has a severe gash in his head. He's being
uncooperative," the EMT said.
"Get the fuck off of me!" White screamed, jerking his head
away from Kerry, putting an emphasis on the EMT's words.
"Mr. White, we are only trying to make sure your head is
okay," Susan said calmly, trying to put the agitated man at ease.
"Well, I'm fine! Tell this stupid bitch to get off of me,"
White said, jerking away from Kerry again, staining the front of her
lab coat with blood in the process.
"Okay, get the restraints," Kerry ordered angrily.
"No! You put those fucking things on me and I'll kill you!
All of you! Don't you dare come near me, faggot!" White screamed as
Malik came forward with the restraints.
"Mr. White, we are only trying to help you," Susan said
Suddenly, the man's thrashing stopped. Kerry looked confused
as he stared at Susan. "You're beautiful," he whispered, reaching an
arm toward her face. Susan nearly flinched but stopped when she
realized that she was his calming force.
"Thank you," Susan said softly. "Can I look at your head?"
"Yes," White said softly, dropping his hand down.
"Okay," Susan said, sitting down on a stool and pulling on
latex gloves. "Malik, get rid of the restraints. Haleh, I am going
to need a suture kit for Mr. White," she ordered softly.
The two nodded and set off.
"What exactly happened, Mr. White?" Susan asked gently while
probing his head.
"I was dumped. This morning. I decided to get drunk, but I
guess I drank too much since I hit another car," White told her
sadly. "I am so sorry. I didn't mean for it to happen."
"Accidents happen, Mr. White. It's too late to do anything
about this one now but the thing to do next is to make sure that
this never happens again," Susan said gently.
"I know," White said. "Are… are the others okay?"
"I don't know, Mr. White. I've been here with you. I can
send someone to check on them if you want." White nodded, and Susan
glanced at Kerry. Without words, Kerry set to the other room. It
amazed Susan at how well they seemed to be working together. Any
other doctor may have been insulted or even jealous about how well
the patient was adapting to Susan but Kerry simply saw everything as
professional. It was strange to think about them as a good team
considering how many times they had clashed before Susan went to
Phoenix and even for a period of time after she had come back to
"Okay, Mr. White. I need to stitch up your head," Susan
said, using the same gentle tone with him, not wanting to startle
"Okay," White said, watching in a transfixed gaze as Susan
threaded the needle.
"Is everything okay in here?" a male voice asked loudly,
breaking the silence.
Carter. Susan made a motion for him to leave, but it was too
Immediately, White was on his guard. He jumped and
screamed, "Get him away! He's here to hurt me!"
"Mr. White! Richard! No, it's okay, he's a doctor!" Susan
"No, he's here to hurt me and put me away and kill me!"
"Get me some restraints!" Carter ordered after a second of
being frozen to the spot in surprise of White's outburst.
"No! No! Don't do it! I'll kill you!" White screeched,
flailing his arms.
"Carter, get out of here!" Susan ordered before turning to
White and grabbing his arm. "Mr. White, you are going to hurt
"He's going to hurt me worse!" White screamed, grabbing onto
the front of Susan's lab coat with a surprisingly strong grip.
"It's okay, Mr. White! Nothing is going to happen to you, I
promise!" Susan said pleadingly. His arm was torn away from her lab
coat, ripping the material easily. Susan looked over, and said
angrily said, "Carter! I told you to leave!"
"Well, you have an obviously troubled patient without
restraints. I'm not leaving until the situation is calmed," Carter
"The situation was fine until you butted in!" Susan said
"What, is there some contest going on as to who can help the
most patients or something?" Carter asked angrily, letting go of
White's arm momentarily. "I-"
His words were cut off when White wrenched his arm from
Susan's tight grasp and grabbed Carter by the front of his lab coat.
What he did next surprised everyone.
With inhuman strength and a tortured yell, White pulled
Carter over the bed and threw him into Susan. Susan braced herself
as Carter collided with her, sending her crashing to the floor.
The loud crack of Susan's head connecting with the hard
floor sent the entire room into shock, except for White, who was
curled up in the bed and sobbing.
Susan, however, was knocked out cold the second her head hit