Hawk's Fight with Buck
(Alternative version of the fight scene from "Time of the Hawk")
the other healer come up beside the elder healer, Hawk turned his head
back to Dr. Goodfellow only to see that the doctor was about to give him
the tranquilizer handed to him by Nurse Jensen.
Weakly shaking his feathered head from side to side, Hawk moaned.
"No! ... No medicine! ...
will be all right, my boy. This
is to calm you down," said Dr. Goodfellow as he swabbed Hawk's inner
arm and injected him with the tranquilizer.
Goodfellow gently held Hawk's arm and tried to calm him down by saying
there. Calm down, my boy. No harm will come to you.
You are safe. Just
relax. You are safe."
panting from his exertions began to ease as the tranquilizer took effect
and he looked at the elder healer in the face with eyes filled with pain
and exhaustion. "Please,
elder healer. Let me
Goodfellow smiled gently at Hawk, telling him.
"It will be all right, my dear boy. My name is Dr. Goodfellow.
This is Nurse Jensen."
said Nurse Jensen who smiled reassuringly at Hawk, who blushed at the
memory of seeing her seeing him undressed for surgery.
am told your name is Hawk, correct?" asked Dr. Goodfellow.
Dr. Goodfellow." Hawk replied and then, hoping that he can still talk
Dr. Goodfellow into letting him go, said.
"Release me, I beg you."
he put his other hand onto Hawk's shoulder, Dr. Goodfellow said
apologetically to him. "I
can't release you, Hawk. For
you are still badly hurt and you need to let yourself heal.
Your injuries require time to mend.
When comparing your right knee's injury to your right side's
injury, you were very luck that the rock did not puncture your right lung
as it passed right between two of your ribs.
You also lost enough blood to require a transfusion of artificial
blood, but rest assured your body will be able to replace the amount of
blood you lost in a few months."
Dr. Goodfellow released his grasp on Hawk's arm and shoulder began his
examination of Hawk to check for any bleeding from his right side and
right knee. Hawk cried
out in extreme pain and grabbed onto the blanket with both fists when Dr.
Goodfellow touched his injured right side.
my. I am sorry, my dear boy.
I'm so sorry," said Dr. Goodfellow apologetically to him as
Hawk tried to hold back another cry of pain.
Goodfellow said Nurse Jensen. "Get
me two needles of the local anesthetic and one needle of the sedative that
we can use on Hawk."
tried to talk Dr. Goodfellow out of injecting him with any medication.
"It ... it ... doesn't hurt ... that bad.
... You ... you don't ..."
Nurse Jensen came up with the much needed medication and bandages, Dr.
Goodfellow gently placed a hand on Hawk's feathered forehead and
interrupted Hawk's denial of pain by saying.
"You are in a great deal of pain, my dear boy.
So don't try to deny it.
I will not have any patient of mine in any degree of pain no matter
how much they say they do not hurt."
Goodfellow injected Hawk with one needle of the local anesthesia near the
injury of the right side and then proceeded to gently remove the bloody
bandages and check for any damage caused when Hawk tried to escape.
In the meantime, Hawk's gasps of pain began to subside as the
anesthesia took effect. It
was obvious that the birdman began to feel relief from the searing pain in
no major damage, instead just slight leakage of blood, Dr. Goodfellow then
rewrapped the right side with clean bandages handed to him by Nurse
Jensen. He then went to the right knee and gently examined it for possible
damage also caused in Hawk's escape attempt.
tried to suppress a strangled cry of pain when Dr. Goodfellow touches his
injured right knee. "It
... does not ... hurt ... that much."
Goodfellow was quickly handed the second needle of the local anesthetic by
Nurse Jensen which he immediately injected into the injured knee before
Hawk could protest again. "Hawk,"
he said in a scolding tone. "It
Hawk's painful gasps began to subside, Dr. Goodfellow once again gently
removed bloody bandages to check for any damage.
Once again he found little blood leaking from the injury and
rewrapped Hawk's right knee with more clean bandages.
After he carefully removed the hospital gown Hawk had taken, Dr.
Goodfellow was then handed a blanket by Nurse Jensen and he gently covered
Hawk up with it. The doctor
tenderly tucked the blanket around the birdman as though he was tucking a
small child in his bed.
drugged from the tranquilizer and anesthesia, was surprised at the
reassuring manner in which the blanket was laid over him and looked at the
re-bandaged side and knee that were under the blanket and groggily asked.
"Why ... would ... a human doctor ... even care ... that ... I was in
... any pain ... from my injuries?"
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