The Rush By Ensign Sara Crusher It had been a whole 25 minutes since Terje had given Sara the all clear and returned her to complete active duty. Which was more then all right with Sara since she was starting to get office fever. She was dying to get back into full medical action, she was after all a doctor and wanted nothing more then to get back to doing what she knew. Then as if the gods had sensed her desire Terje’s comm badge had chirped. It was Captain Morrigan calling with a medical emergency. No sooner had Terje placed his thumb print on the padd reactivating her clearance codes Sara was out the door with a med kit slug across her shoulder. She rushed down the hall towards the decontamination area. When she had gotten there she found the door mechanism jammed and no way in. It was right then as she tried to open the doors that she could feel it start to bubble in side her. There is a feeling, a kind of rush that doctors get when they are in the heat of a moment. A mix of emotions that feed into the adrenaline that courses though them as they use every bit of skill and training they have to save a life. Sara could feel the beginning of that rush as her small frame fought against the massive bay doors. "Help me get these doors open." She called out as she saw Terje coming down the hall. With his and the other medics’ help they managed to get the doors open just enough for a small red head to fit thought. Sara could remember muttering something that sounded like asking her commanding officer for permission to enter, but she doesn’t remember waiting for an answer. She had slipped though the door and into the decontamination area with out thinking about it. She could remember the way her heart raced as she walked threw the bay looking for Lt. Dnalls. She heard a noise and hurried over to it; it was the lieutenant. She knelt down beside him and started treating him the best she could with her med kit. He had been shot in the shoulder badly and was losing a lot of blood. She would have to stop the bleeding before she could transport him so she grabbed a hyperspray from her kit and gave it to him. But for some reason the 10cc of cortolin didn’t clot his blood like it should have. There was something wrong and she needed to get him to sick bay quickly so she tore the sleeve from her uniform and wrapped it around his shoulder. 25 minutes ago Sara had been sitting on the very bio bed that D’nalls had just been beamed onto and now she was barking orders to the nurses that happened to be in her vicinity. "Nurse Messina.... 25cc of cortolin and prepare the bio regenerative field..." Sara shouted out as she reached for her tri-corder. She scanned Dnalls’ shoulder and then his entire body. He had been affected by the same virus that had nearly cost her, her own life. "Damn it!" She shouted as she read the scan results. Sara quickly pressed the hyperspray that Nurse Messina had handed her to Dnalls neck. "I’ll have to stabilize him before I can even start to think about giving him the virus cure." She scanned his shoulder again, the bleeding was slowing but not stopping and she couldn’t risk another injection of cortolin so soon so she called out for a medical support frame to be lowed over his body. She activated the deep scan and narrowed the search to his shoulder in hopes of finding where the bleeding was accruing. "There’s a severed artery under his shoulder blade." She called out to herself as she ordered the proper tools to fix it. Sara reached her fingers into the wound and clasped the artery until her nurse could get her the regenerators she would need. "Replicate six pints of O+ blood and begin a slow drip." She ordered as she finally received the kit. She nodded to Messina to raise the frame support so she could get the tools under it. "But make sure to narrow the view on the screen so I can see what I’m doing." She said. Nurse Messina nodded as she did just want Sara needed her too. Sara used an arterial regenerator to repair the rupture, and then a muscular regenerator to repair the muscle around it. She didn’t have time to waste using a normal hand held dermal regenerator so after she increased the blood flow from O+ replacement she activated a bio regenerative field over Dnalls’ shoulder. For the first time since being beamed back into sick bay, Sara step back from her patent and looked around the room and at herself. She hadn’t noticed anything beside Dnalls, so when she looked around and saw the Captain standing with in five feet of her she was more then a bit surprised. But because of the rush that had built with in her, the fact that Morrigan stood there looking at her in her torn and bloody uniform, her hair falling out of it’s clip, sweat beading her face and looking like a total mess didn’t make her react the way she would have an hour ago. The fear she would have normally felt, the pressure and eagerness to please all mixed into that emotional caldron that bubbled stronger then ever before. Sara moved farther back and leaned against the counter as she watched the bio field knit and sew Dnalls’ should back together, she would wait five more minutes and then give him something for the pain that he would be in when he awoke. She stretched the muscles in her back by leaning hard into the hard surface behind her and closed her eyes for on a second as she took a deep breath. The rush.. this high was unlike any of the others and she knew that when she came down, she would be crashing hard from this one. But Sara didn’t have time to let the rush easy away. A warned bell went off on the support frame and her adrenaline spiked again as she moved back to the bed. "He’s going into shock." She announced. "Deactivate the field.... 2cc delactouin...." She ordered as she placed cortical stimulators on Dnalls’ forehead. She pressed the hyperspray to his neck and pressed a few buttons on the support frame. "3cc more." She called out. Again she gave the medication to him. Sara could feel each beat of her heart as she pulled every trick in the book to stabilize him. Finally it downed on her.. "He’s Betazoid... Add 2cc of Inopdine to the delactouin and activate the alpha-wave inducers." Nurse Messina gave him the hyperspray as Sara adjusted the machine that now crowned Dnalls’ head. The high was now almost to much for Sara to bare as she realized that she was now working against the clock. She also had the virus to treat. "This would be a great way to get out of the rest of my punishment if it weren’t so bad. She thought to her self. "Damn it! Why do Betazeds have to be so damn dramatic." Dnalls’ breathing and heart rate started to slowly return to normal as the drugs and lack of active alpha-waves coursed though his body and mind. Sara ordered Messina and another nurse to monitor him closely and to get ready to give him another combo of inopdine and delactouin if he were to crash again as she eased off the alpha-wave inducers. Sara stood next to the bio bed finishing Dnalls’ wound with a hand held dermal regenerator, waiting and hoping that he had finally stabilized. Looking up from time to time to make eye contact with the rave haired, gray eyed woman who stood at the foot of the bed; Sara wasn’t quite sure who was trying to reassure who, but she did know that she was now drawing off some of the strength that the seemed to radiate from Captain Morrigan. "He’s been stable for 20mins Doctor." Sara heard Jo Dee tell her. Sara nodded and smiled at her nurse as she picked up her tri-corer. She scanned him and looked across the room at Anthony. "He’s ready." She called out. Anthony smiled as he walked closer to Sara, he knew that look in her eye and he knew the fall she was about to take. "She’s going to crash hard this time.. To much to soon.." He thought to himself. "This will call for a major ice cream fix later." He smiled at her again as he opened the small case he had the cure in and took out a small vile. He held it to the light and shook it a bit before handing it and an empty hyperspray to Sara. Sara loaded the hyperspray and for hopefully the last time for a long time to come, pressed it to Dnalls’ neck. Sara waited a moment and watched as the serum swam though his veins on the monitor, and then walked over and for the first time ever, stood next to Captain Morrigan. Morrigan looked down and Sara and Sara up at her. "Now we wait." She said her voice calm, strong, and tired. The Captain simply nodded.