Juliet Burke (dr_juliet_burke) wrote,
Juliet Burke
dr_juliet_burke

 Juliet is sitting at the desk in the back room of the infirmary. Sweat is dripping in a steady trail down her forehead, and she's swaying in her seat. She had been trying so desperately to concentrate on the blood cultures, but her attempt is now out the window and there's a glazed look in her eyes. Every so often she has to turn away and cough and fight off the darkness tugging at her vision.

Her face is twisted up and her eyes occasionally dart to the side of her, as if there's someone there only she can see. She hears a small noise and waves her hand impatiently as if flicking away a fly. It seems to return her to her previous task of studying the cultures - somewhat. She murmurs over her shoulder,


Quiet, Rachel. M'trying to work.
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She had managed to get up and dressed in one of Charlie's hoodies before going to the infirmary. She knew Juliet was sick, but wasn't sure about Jack so she was hoping he'd be there. That, and they would need a bit more Tylenol. With both people in the house sick, they went fast.

Hair tied up in a messy ponytail, Claire dragged herself inside, just in time to catch Juliet trying to flick the air away, then speaking.


Who's Rachel?
Juliet is barely startled, she's so tired. She turns around slowly, blinking at Claire. After a minute she says in a thin voice,

What? Rachel... Rachel is my sister. W-why?
You.. you were talking to a Rachel. Said to be quiet.. there's no one here.

Juliet might have been seeing things, it was normal when people were sick enough, but Claire hadn't been that sick in a long time.
Oh. I... um.

Juliet appears to be having trouble processing this. She stares back at the blood cultures.

I think I should... I need to...

She doesn't finish. She stands, swaying, and shuffles to the sink. It's not clear what she's doing as she grabs for a beaker, but it doesn't matter anyways as it slips from her hand and crashes to the floor. She stares at it blankly.

Oh.
Walks over quickly, fighting back how badly she felt.

Juliet, why are you even here? You're way too sick.

She holds onto her to stop her from falling, just in case.
M'not sick. Everyone else is sick. Gotta... gotta help. Figure out...

Her legs give way just as Claire reaches her, and she slumps down, unable to support any of her body weight.
Claire finds herself sliding down a bit with her, but not enough that they both crashed to the floor. She held onto Juliet as they sat on the floor now.

Honey, you're sick. I'm taking you home, but you're gonna have to help me out here, okay? Cause, I'm way too sick too and can barely carry myself.
Juliet's reaction to this is abrupt and almost childish anger. She's clearly not in her right ming as she pushes Claire away and starts dragging herself through the door leading to the main infirmary. She's crying weakly as she does.

N-no gotta... gotta fix it... I broke it and she's gonna be s-so mad...
For a moment, Claire was stunned. She didn't know how to react to something like that but found herself following the other woman, pushing herself to her feet but struggling a bit as she did so.

Juliet, it's just us. You didn't.. You didn't break anything. Rachel's not here!
From his bed in the infirmary, a feverish Ben stirs upon hearing the commotion. He blinks bleary eyes, trying to see and understand.

W-what's going on?
She hadn't know that anyone else was there and turned to look toward Ben before gesturing in Juliet's direction.

She.. I think she's hallucinating. I dunno how to calm her down, she's talking about Rachel.
Juliet has managed to crawl underneath an infirmary bed and is now curled up in a ball, clutching the bars underneath the bed. She's shaking and sweating profusely, not even looking at anything in particular. There are tears running down her cheeks.

I just don't want her to be mad, I tried and tried but it's not good enough and it's never good enough!
Rachel? Rachel's not here...

Ben coughs hard. His feverish mind is extra slow as he wakes.

Who is that? Is that you Claire? Can you get her in a bed?

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Jin returns with James in tow. He ducks under the bed looking for her.

Juliet? James is here.

He extends a hand to help her up.
Sawyer rushes into the station as quickly as his sick body will carry him. He bends low, crouching down next to her. He's visibly very worried.

Blondie, what's goin on?
Juliet takes one look at him and bursts into tears.

Th-they didn't h-hurt you?
No, baby, nobody's hurtin anybody...

He pulls her into an embrace, still confused even though Jin had told him on the way back what was happening.

Nobody was hurtin me, Jules.
Oh... oh but they were...

She gasps a little as he holds her. She hurts and she's confused and it reminds her of something. She lets out a wail.

Am I dying again? Oh god... James...
He pulls her even closer, his heart constricting as she begins to cry.

You're not dyin. You're in Dharmaville with me and other people who care about you. It's just your fever, Blondie, nobody's dyin' today.
But I c-can feel it. Everything hurts and... I don't wanna go again, I don't want to please, please, don't let me go, okay? Don't let me go.

She sobs weakly into his shoulder.
That's just 'cause you've got the flu, I won't let you die again...I promised you that.

He strokes her hair, trying to soothe her.
Juliet starts shivering and shaking uncontrollably, her teeth chattering.

You c-can't stop it.

Why is the air conditioning on? S-so cold in here.
That may be, but it ain't happenin today.

He grabs at the blankets on the bed, pulling them down and wrapping them around her. His hands rub over her shoulders, trying to generate some warmth before he pulls her in close again.

Maybe we should get you home, baby. I'll let you have all the covers for once.

James kisses her cheek, smiling gently.
Juliet continues to shake, looking incredibly worried.

But... but all the sick people... I g-gotta...

She coughs into her hand, and gasps for breath.
Finally, it seems like she's come to her senses. And is back to being stubborn as Hell.

We talked about this. You promised me that if you were too sick you'd rest a bit before goin back to work. Now guess what this falls under?

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