Bookmarked by sarcasticcinderella
31 Jul 2021
He cuts himself off as someone slams their car door a little too hard, and then Eddie’s being thrown to the ground, his shoulder connecting with the ground and sending shockwaves of pain ricocheting through his body.
The familiarity of the pain and of the hot pavement below him makes everything foggy, blurring the edges of the present as he tries desperately to ground himself, to not slip, not now.
The sight of Buck almost immediately anchors him, and then promptly sends him into another cold panic. His best friend is curled over him, blanketing his body with his own, and he knows he’s safe here, safe with Buck, but something’s wrong.
- Part 2 of and it'll follow you still
They were supposed to have a life together. They were supposed to have forever.
Instead they got a flag, an empty casket, and a broken promise.
(Or, Eddie Diaz is presumed dead.)
“I- I remember putting burgers in the truck. I took some off of Chimney so he could help Eddie finish assessing a patient. That’s the last thing.”
“Okay,” Bobby says, then hesitates before adding, “What happened is that someone stole the truck while you were in there.”
Buck’s head snaps up, and he tries to peer around the edge of the seat and console to get a better look at the guy. This was definitely not the turn he saw his evening taking, all jinxes considered.
aka What if Buck was in the truck when Brian stole it in 4x06?
The whole rig rocks dangerously as Chimney speeds to the nearest hospital. Every alarm in the ambo is going off- they can’t get a sinus rhythm and they already used all the epinephrine they can and nothing is working. The shrill noise of the flatline is going to haunt Eddie for years. He looks up, desperate, ready to ask what’s next but Hen is looking at him shamefully.
Eddie’s voice fails him. “Don’t- don’t say it.”
“He hasn’t had a pulse for-.”
“No! No, you can, we can work on him. There’s not- he’s not.” Eddie feels like he’s dying. This can’t be happening.
For Bad Things Bingo Squares: Anger Born of Worry and Insomnia.
- Part 14 of Bad Things Happen Bingo