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19 November 2011 @ 10:08 pm
[Stargate: Drabble] "Out There" [Janet, G]  
Title: Out There
Author: Ami Ven
Rating: G
Word Count: 350
Prompt: none
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Character(s): Janet Fraiser
Summary: Medical school hadn't prepared her for any of this.

Out There

Janet had heard a lot of young doctors complain that their schooling hadn't properly prepared them for actually practicing medicine, but for her it was the literal truth. No medical school on Earth— quite literally— would have taught her to treat diseases and people who came from another world.

Not that Janet had time to sit around and ponder the improbable series of events that had led her to be Chief Medical Officer on the only military base conducting extra-terrestrial missions.

The usual broken bones and combat injuries would have kept her busy enough, but every time a team went through the Stargate, there was the possibility they'd come back with a disease she couldn't have dreamed of, or an injury that defied all previous accepted medical procedures.

For the first few months, Janet felt like she had barely stopped moving. Accepting the reality of alien life forms and travel to other planets was easier than she had expected, but dealing with the aftermath was a learning experience that put her residency to shame. She'd landed in the deep end with that infection that turned everyone in cave people and she'd been going full tilt ever since.

If only her med-school teachers could see her now, she thought one day, treating a staff weapon graze on Captain Anders from SG-11. The things she'd learned on this job... the ways people could get injured on Earth were nothing compared to what awaited them out there. A treatment that would cure a human patient might very well kill a Jaffa like Teal'c, and she'd given herself a spectacular headache the first time she'd been doctor to an injured Tok'ra.

Still, for all the headache and heartache, there was nowhere else she would rather be. The Stargate Program had given her some of the best friends she'd ever had, not to mention her daughter. Cassie was worth anything she might encounter out there.

"Dr. Fraiser?" called one of her nurses, interrupting Janet's thoughts. "SG-14 has come back... and they're all purple."

Janet chuckled.

She wouldn't trade her job for anything in the universe.

THE END

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Fig Newton: janet nextsg_fignewton on November 20th, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
Oh, YAY! Great little character sketch. :)
Ami Venami_ven on November 25th, 2011 05:25 am (UTC)
Thank you!
aurora_novarum: Janet & Hammondaurora_novarum on November 24th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's lovely! It's very much in character for JAnet.
Ami Venami_ven on November 25th, 2011 05:25 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Fig Newton: humorsg_fignewton on June 26th, 2014 07:32 am (UTC)
Just had the pleasure of reccing this. :)
Ami Venami_ven on June 27th, 2014 02:05 am (UTC)
Nifty! And thanks, you've completely made my day :)