Fear of the doctor.
"Come on Mattie, you have to get that bite taken care of."
You leaned against your friends door and sighed. He still wasn't coming out.
Earlier while playing with Kumajirou, the bear had suddenly bitten Matthew rather violently. The Canadian had freaked out and called you. When you had arrived and told him that you couldn't do anything and that he would have to go to the doctor, Matthew had hidden in his room.
"If you don't get a shot, then they have to kill Kuma to test for rabies." You reminded him.
It was kinda sad that to test for rabies the in question animal had to be killed.
You heard a shaky breath come from the other side of the door. A shuffling sound and then the door was open and you fell backwards.
Matthew caught you before you hit the floor. Wincing as his injured arm was jolted.
" It's alright." He whispered, clutching his clumsily bandaged right arm to his chest. You sighed again and gently took his other hand.
"Come on, you need a doctor."
He nodded and followed.
You sat next to Matthew in the ER, waiting for his name to be called. Matthew's leg jiggled up and down, he bit his bottom lip.
"Calm down Mattie."
You twined your fingers through his , rubbing your thumb against the back of his hand. Matthew blushed, ducking his head.
You both waited for an hour. Watching as a tired looking man with large eyebrows brought a sobbing toddler in, a rash all over the kids face.
Several other people rushed in, all with varying types of injury.
"Mathew? Doctor Braginski will see you now."
You helped Matthew up and followed the nurse. As soon as you were walking towards the doctor's office, Matthew started shaking, his breath coming in tiny gasps.
"It's fine Mattie." You muttered, "It's not like the doctor is going to be a some big scary guy."
But as you both entered the office you could see that the Doctor was indeed a big scary guy. A very very big scary guy.
"Hello." The doctor nodded, his platinum blonde hair glittering under the bright hospital lights.
Matthew whispered something that could have been hello, but sounded more like 'Help me'
"So...An animal bite." Dr.Braginski looked at the form you had filled out for Matthew, then turned and looked at Matthew's arm.
"Let me see sat." He gently grabbed Matthew's arm, removing he bandages. Braginski's eye brows shot up at the sight of the wound and Matthew flinched.
"Sat needs treatment immediately. Sis can become infected."
You watched as The doctor deftly cleaned and bandaged Matthew's arm. Then he turned back to the clipboard, frowning.
"You vere bitten by a bear. You are koink to need some shots."
At the word "Shots" Matthew's face turned the color of paper and he started to shake. You reached out and held his hand. He didn't stop shaking, but managed to give you a small, tight smile.
Matthew ended up having to get four shots. Then he was given a prescription for antibiotics. You drove him home, the journey was a quiet one.
"Are you going to be alright Mattie?"
A mutter of agreement was your only answer. You looked over at the Canadian and smiled slightly. He was staring at his lap, fiddling with the hem of his sweater.
"Are you sure Matthew?"
"Yes.....I'll be fine..." He whispered, a blush spreading across his face. You grinned, reached out and ruffled his hair.
"Yes?" You pulled into his driveway, stopping the car and looking over at him. Matthew was still staring at his lap. He took a shaky breath, glanced at you, then back at his lap. You raised an eyebrow at him.
"Um...." His voice wavered and his hands shook.
Your eyebrows furrowed and you looked worriedly at him.
"Are you feeling okay Mattie?"
Matthew nodded jerkily, the blush on his face turning a deeper red. You leaned closer to him and pressed your palm against his forehead. It seemed impossible, but his face turned even redder.
"Do....Can I......" He trailed off, his violet eyes hiden behind his glasses.
Matthew looked up, took a deep breath, then pressed his lips gently to yours. You blinked, blushed and stared at him as he looked away.
"W-what was that for Mattie?" You pressed your fingers to your lips. He just hunched his shoulders.
Matthew looked at you, then opened his door and hurried up the porch steps. Before he could open the door, you were right behind him, pulling him around and smashing your lips against his.
His violet eyes went wide, but he kissed back, his uninjured arm sliding around your waist. You hands tangled in his soft hair and you smiled into the kiss.
You were both panting slightly as you pulled away. Matthew's face the color of a tomato and you grinning.
"I love you Mattie."
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