Characters: John, Forrester (OC), Sherlock, Harry
Warnings: language, a racial slur (not used by any of our heros), slightly detailed descriptions of sutures being put in
Spoilers: Forrester basically sums up Somnus in the middle of this, so if you haven't read that, but would like to, beware of major spoilers.
Word count: 4,251
Summary: During a very odd case in Chicago, John winds up in the ER--and catches up with an old friend from medical school.
Author's Notes: This is extremely indulgent on my part. I just wanted Forrester and John to interact and... I seem to have written quite a lot. It also fills up the 'believe' prompt on my occhallenge table.
I'm setting this sometime in Series One or early Belgravia for Sherlock, somewhere in there. There is suturing going on here, so those with needle phobias might want to steer clear of this one.
I think I may have added a fictional backseat to Harry Dresden's jeep and invented superfast local anesthetic. Otherwise, I've tried to be as accurate as possible. Thank you youtube, for having not one, but two videos on how to suture!
Also, because I couldn't work it in without it sounding like weird exposition, Brandon is Forrester's brother, who works with John at the surgery. You can find him in Sick Day.
( Getting yourself sliced open is a bit drastic, Watson.Collapse )