“You have no competition here, Reece. But the minute you realize you’re leading the race, you’ll have no reason to keep pushing yourself.” He stares down at me pinned against the wall between his arms. “Call me an asshole all you want. It won’t stop me from trying to make you the best doctor you can be.”
Naomi Reece’s life was complicated long before she started her residency. Medicine is what heals her, focuses her, keeps her sane when life would otherwise stress her beyond her limit. When her path crosses that of a pretentious and self-proclaimed “damaged” attending, Milo Corbin, complicated takes on a whole new meaning.
As Doctor Corbin attempts to make Naomi’s life hell, a young patient named Grace keeps them focused on what really matters. While attempting to save Grace, they start to realize it is Grace who may save them both.
A/N: This story was prescribed by my therapist as a way to work through some stuff. Parts are very personal to me, parts are fictionalized for your entertainment. It is rough and it is unedited. If you have a comment that is not constructive, please say it aloud rather than typing it, and move on to a better story.
Trigger warnings: The story revolves around serious illnesses and contains mature content including language, sexual situations, and other difficult themes. Intended for mature audiences only.