Title: Broken Soul
Characters: Sam, Patrick, Jason, Robin.
Pairing: Samtrick and JaRo
Rating/Warnings: R-NC-17. AU, Friendship, Het, OOC, Violence.
Summary: Patrick goes for a walk one morning and finds a woman lying on the ground bleeding. What happens when the two of them get to know each other?
Disclaimer: I own nothing except this story and the character Mrs. Waite.
Author’s Note: Thanks to my friend and beta Judy for all her help. Thanks to Sandy for all her help as well. Other JaSammers are going to hate me. I can’t believe that I myself wrote this, even though I’m a fan of old school JaSam. Just goes to show you. Also, this is a chapter story and will consist of 30 chapters.
Banner by me.
Dr. Patrick Drake can still remember the first time he saw Samantha McCall. It was on a Sunday morning, as he was on his way to General Hospital, where he worked as a neuro-surgeon. He had decided to take a walk to clear his mind in preparation for the grueling day that he knew was ahead of him, because he had performed several surgeries the previous day and he needed to follow up on them. On this particular morning, he chose to walk past the alleyway behind Jake's Bar, humming ‘Jesse's Girl’ by Rick Springfield.
Suddenly he stopped because he thought he had heard some noises. He remained silent for a few moments and then he heard some moaning and groaning sounds. He decided to follow the direction of the sounds and within five minutes he came upon someone lying at the end of the alley.
After rushing over to the person, he saw that it was a young woman who looked like she had been assaulted. He asked if she was okay. She glanced at him, groaned and then became unresponsive. He checked to make sure that she still had a pulse and was breathing and then pulled out his cell phone and dialed 911. After giving them his location and the status of the woman's injuries, he then called the ER and told them to prepare for this victim, and to have the surgical and orthopedic team on hand, and blood in the blood bank, because she was going to need some.
After he hung up, Patrick took a deep breath as he looked the woman over, and he couldn’t help but wonder what could have been so terrible that someone would want to kill her. She had a gunshot wound to her left stomach, a left broken wrist, a bruise over the left eye and multiple marks and bruises around her neck, as if she had been strangled. Although Trauma was not unfamiliar to him, Patrick felt for some unknown reason the need to do whatever it took to keep her alive and to find who did this to her.
Within three minutes of the call, the paramedics arrived accompanied by two police cars. As the paramedics worked on the victim and prepared to transport her to the hospital, Patrick was giving whatever details he could to the officers who were surveying and marking off the crime scene.
After she was loaded into the ambulance, one of the paramedics asked Patrick if he was ready to go and he nodded. They got into the ambulance and drove off to the General Hospital ER. As they were weaving their way through the traffic with the siren blaring, paramedic Derek and Patrick were able to put in two intravenous lines, placed her on oxygen and connect her to the heart monitor.
They arrived at the hospital five minutes later. Head Nurse Epiphany Johnson, Dr Leo Julian and the ER team prepared the victim for surgery. They took blood, performed a full head and body CT Scan, a rape test and then had her escorted to the OR. Meanwhile, Patrick had gone off to scrub in and prepare for surgery, in case he had to operate.
He met up with Dr. Ian Devlin and the rest of the operating team, as they prepared to operate on the young lady. Luckily the CT scan showed that there was no brain damage, no bleeding in the brain, only a GSW to the stomach which missed all of the vital organs. Patrick was relieved he didn’t have to perform the surgery, but he wanted to be there. As the surgery got underway, Epiphany was still busy calling the social worker, victim abuse case worker, speaking to the paramedics and the cops to see if there was any identification on the woman. Two hours later, the surgery was completed and the young lady was transported into her own room, with the breathing tube in and connected to various kinds of monitors and machines.
She had survived the surgery. There was a cast on her left hand and a large dressing on her left side, covering the wound which had been stapled closed.
Patrick went to ask Epiphany if there was any information on the victim, and was told ‘no.’ Just then, Alexis Davis, the DA of PC, came rushing thought the front doors and towards the front desk. Patrick was surprised to see her there, and he asked if something was wrong. Patrick and Alexis became friends after she was recommended to him by someone when he needed a lawyer in his custody battle with his ex-lover Robin Scorpio and their child. Alexis began to explain that her daughter, who was moving back to PC was supposed to call her last night and come by to see her this morning, but she never called or showed up. She called everyone she could think of and finally she decided to check the morgues.
Her breath caught in her throat at the thought but she forced herself to continue speaking. "So here I am, I..I..I need to know if she's brought in with an injury or if she's ....if she's dead." Tears were streaming down her face as she spoke, and Patrick wanted to make her feel better, but the only thing he could do was to ask her to describe her daughter which she did. A moment later, she pulled something from her pocket, a picture which she showed to him and Epiphany. Patrick took the picture and found himself staring into the eyes of the Jane Doe victim that he had found in the alley.
Alexis gasped as she noticed the scared look on both their faces and knew right away that something bad had happened. She looked like she was ready to pass out and Patrick grabbed her and took her to sit down. Finally Alexis said, "Her name is Sam, and she's my oldest daughter." Patrick nodded, sat down opposite her, and then explained how he found Sam in the alley, shot and beaten, and left for dead, and how she needed surgery for her injuries. He also told her that she had made it through the surgery without any major problems and she should have a normal recovery. He wanted to know if Sam was in an abusive relationship or if this was just a random act.
Alexis broke down in tears and with her shoulders shaking, she managed to explain that Sam's now ex-boyfriend, Jason Morgan, had started abusing her a year ago. When she found out she tried to get Sam help, but she refused, saying that she loved him and he didn’t mean to hurt her, even though Alexis knew better. Patrick placed his hands on hers, stood up and told her that he would check on Sam and then come back to get her.