Derek and Stiles having a “secret handshake” (at least, that’s what Stiles calls it to anyone that asks) where they hold up a hand and put each fingertip together in time
One, two, three, four, five. Making sure that this—a moment outside the school, bumping into each other in the grocery store, Stiles visiting to ask a question—is real.
There was this time in second grade when my friend was telling me that he was breeding actual Pokemon in his bedroom, and told me he’d make me a Pikachu but he’d need a chunk of my hair so the Pikachu would know that I was its owner, so I cut off a giant chunk if my hair and gave it to him in a plastic bag. I still haven’t gotten my Pikachu.
so on the bus this morning
we stop at a red light and this lady gets off
she goes about half a block down, and then we saw her freeze and run after the bus
SHE FORGOT HER ENTIRE BABY ON THE BUS
I love the use of the word entire as in she could have just left the leg of the baby but no she left the whole baby
Just hold on we’re going home
I had a patient in the clinic who really did not want an abortion but who had no resources to cover the costs of prenatal care or childbirth. She was single and without insurance coverage but made just enough money to be ineligible for state assistance. She already had outstanding bills at the hospital and with the local ob-gyn practice. No doctor would see her without payment up front.
We were willing to do the abortion for a reduced rate or for free if necessary. But she really didn’t want an abortion. Once I understood her situation, I went to the phone and called the local ‘crisis pregnancy center.’
"Hello, this is Dr. Wicklund."
Dead silence. I might as well have said I was Satan.
"Hello?" I said again. "This is Dr. Wicklund."
"Hello," very tentatively, followed by another long silence.
"I need help with a patient," I said. "She came to me for an abortion, but really doesn’t want one. What she really needs is someone to do her prenatal care and birth for free."
"What do you expect us to do?"
I let that hang for a minute.