Kate Warner (justdidntseeit) wrote,
Kate Warner
justdidntseeit

[[ milliways infirmary ]]

[ "s'alright, we're gonna get you looked at." ]
After her fever breaks, Kate doesn't move around much as she sleeps, exhaustion settling like silt in her blood.

She doesn't dream, either, but occasional lines appear between her brows or wrinkle her forehead.

At some point, she takes in a deep breath -- deeper than the others, so far -- and her eyelids flutter before opening.
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Bill hasn't left her side.

Someone was nice enough (or insisted) on bringing him clothes, so he's out of the sleepwear he wore in, and is wearing a pair of jeans and a red T-shirt, slumped in a chair beside her bed.

He's asleep, but only dozing; keeping a vigil over Kate while she recovers.

Her stirring rouses him almost immediately, and he looks over, straightening up in the chair.

"Kate?"
She exhales a soft sigh.

"Mmm?"

Blinking, she tries to clear the soupy fog from her eyes and thoughts.

"Hey."
Looking her over, his concern has a touch of relief to it when she responds to him.

"Hey, how y'feelin'?"

Reaching out, he gently touches her hand with his fingertips.
Her bleary eyes have lost their glassiness, the sheen replaced by redness.

"Fine, I'm -- "

She licks her dry lips; talking is more of an effort than it should be, somehow.

"Did I sleep through the alarm?"
"No, you-- "

His fingers curl around half her hand, and he shakes his head.

"We're in Milliways, darlin'. In the infirmary."
"The -- "

Her brows knit.

"Are you okay?"

Her heart rate doubles, but the confusion and panic she feels floats on a faraway surface while she stares upward from the bottom of a deep pool.

"How bad is it this time?"
He feels a quick spike of something that's both irritation and guilt, but pushes it down quickly.

"I ain't-- you been sick, Kate. Runnin' a bad fever."

Reaching out to feel her brow with his free hand, he gives her fingers a squeeze.

"Dr. Cuddy's been lookin' after you here."
She studies him, the intensity of her stare dulled by fatigue; when what he's saying registers, she looks more worn than ever.

"Oh."

She closes her eyes, silently taking stock of aches and discomfort.

"I never get sick."
He frowns briefly when her eyes close, and draws his hand back from her forehead.

"Y'need anything? Want some water?"
"Water'd be great."

She opens her eyes with considerable effort and refocuses on him.
When her eyes open again he gives her a soft smile, smoothing his thumb over the top of her hand before letting go.

He brings a glass of water back to the bed, offering his hand to help her sit up.

"I can get y'somethin' to eat, too, if you're hungry."
She takes his hand and shifts on the bed, turning onto her side and propping herself up on one elbow.

The room warps around her, and she concentrates on her hand in Bill's to steady herself.

"I'm not really hungry."

She takes a careful sip of water, then another, resisting the urge to gulp the entire glass.

"Just tired."
He keeps a sure hold on her when she shifts, watching her carefully.

"Just lemme know when you are an' I'll go for you."

Brushing a loose lock of hair back behind her ear, he works his throat quietly.

"Do you remember what happened?"
She frowns into the glass, strands of sweat-stiff hair tickling the side of her neck.

She doesn't remember. She should know, shouldn't she?

Handing over the water, she shakes her head.
"S'alright," he assures her, hiding his worry. "You were in the kitchen when I got up, so I'm not sure what happened."

He puts the glass down on a tray near the bed, and sits down again.

"Think maybe y'just wore yourself out some."

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