3 weeks later
Robin stood at the nurse's hub reading a chart. She had been brought in as a special consultant on a case and had agreed to work there as a visiting physician with only one proviso, that she did not have to deal with the Chief of Staff, Dr. Obrecht. The board agreed and Robin reported all her findings to them.
"It's good to have you back Dr. Scorpio, even as a visiting physician." Epiphany held a special place in her heart for Robin.
"It's good to be back and if things ever change I will be more than happy to return to staff but for now…"
"For now, you are one of the lucky ones." Epiphany laughed.
Patrick came up behind Robin and wrapped his arms around her. She jumped. "Hey, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to scare you."
Robin shook her head. "You didn't I guess I'm still a little jumpy."
Patrick squeezed her tight. "Completely understandable." He turned her around so she was facing him. "You have nothing to be scared of. No one is ever going to take you away from me again."
He gave her a quick kiss and then smiled at her. "So, I was going to ask if you wanted to observe my surgery tomorrow. Obrecht has finally deigned to let me work my magic again." Obrecht had insisted that Patrick take two weeks to get acclimated to GH again before she would let him operate. The reveal that an imposter had been posing as Dr. Drake had not looked good for her and she had blamed Patrick for getting kidnapped in the first place.
"I can't, I have patient and lab privileges but Dr. Obrecht made it clear that I am not to step foot in an OR."
Patrick looked disappointed but decided to let it go for now. "Ok, well I am on my way to pick up Emma from dance and then we are hitting the store. Anything in particular you want for supper?"
She smiled at him. "No, whatever you and Emma want is fine with me."
"Ok – I have a few minutes before I have to go, why don't I walk you back to the lab?" Patrick let go of her and held out his hand.
Robin took the offered hand in hers and tucked her chart under her other arm. "That would be great."
The couple were walking down the hall when a man came out of the stairway, pushed Patrick down and grabbed Robin. Patrick jumped up and yelled for help. He then went after the man, pulling Robin away from him and throwing her out of harm's way.
The stranger and Patrick were on the floor wrestling when the guard came running down the hall. "Freeze!"
When the stranger heard the guard yelling he stood up quickly and, with a sick smile, stomped on Patrick's left hand – hard. Robin could hear the bones in his wrist snapping from across the hall.
The guard ran after the man while Robin checked out Patrick's wrist. She heard additional footsteps and began yelling out orders. "Get me a splint and a wheelchair, we need to get him to x-ray ASAP." Robin looked at Patrick. "Thank you but I think your surgery days are done for a little while."
Patrick grimaced in pain and nodded his head. "It was worth it if it stopped him from taking you." Robin gently examined the wrist when Patrick suddenly cried out.
"I'm sorry, I'm trying to be gentle but…"
Patrick interrupted her. "No, Emma! I'm supposed to pick her up…"
Robin wrapped the splint around his wrist as she answered him. "I'll call my dad and have him pick her up, okay?"
Patrick smiled at her. "Okay, will you stay with me while they fix me up?"
Robin nodded. "Of course I will." The orderly arrived with the wheelchair and he helped Patrick get into it while Robin made arrangements for Emma.