Presidio Med Fiction
Something Wicked fic series:
4/07/03: Something Wicked This Way Comes
4/21/03: Part II of Something Wicked...
4/28/03: Special Deliveries
5/05/03: Continuations
5/12/03: An ADA Speaks to Rae
5/19/03: Surprise, Surprise
5/27/03: A Little Night Music, Please
6/02/03: The Morning After the Night Before (link fixed)
6/10/03: Decisions, Decisions
8/01/03: Turning Point

Something Wicked summaries: 
4/07/03. In Something Wicked This Way Comes, in his new responsibility as SARS Control Manager, Matt is emotionally strained by a lot of angry patients. To help deal with the SARS crisis, UMC has advanced strict new patient visiting hours, in addition to strict new germ-control tactics & Matt leads the brigade. Meanwhile, Rae has to deal with having to inform a young opinionated patient about her being placed in a highly controversial drug trial. Then Rae is faced with a shocking new crisis--and it affects Nick. However, things aren't always as they seem @ the offices of Presidio...

Part II of Something Wicked This Way Comes. (4/21/03)
Rae's been released from the hospital and is about to be interviewed by the police--again. Nick is a bit distant with Rae; perhaps he's reacting at the unexpected development her life has taken or maybe it's the long-distance relationship maturing. For Matt, after seeing a male patient with chest pain, Matt grows worried about an ugly rumor going around the City: that SARS is rampant down on Noriega Street & he comes up with an idea to help dispel the rumor. Elsewhere on the Matt front, he has asked Jackie out to lunch but when Tom's wallet comes up missing, a fed up with rumors Matt chews out the gossip hungry Jackie before she even has a chance to gossip. a Matt/Rae/Nick storyline... 

4/28/03 Special Deliveries is a softer fic that wanders about. Giving Rae a break from all the pounding she's received lately, Rae gets not one but two surprise deliveries. On the Nick front, he comes up with a way for Rae to assist other date-rape victims. With Tom's assistance, Letty cribs an idea from Matt & proposes her own press conference. Jules and Jackie go on a tour of Napa but they find their trip cut short. After getting Charles Grayning's biopsy results, Matt's press conference turns out to be a one-on-one interview but he is both disappointed in the interview and surprised at the reception the interview gets. Harriet tries to rope an unsuspecting Nick into assisting with one of her lectures. A Starring Everyone storyline.

5/5/03...Continuations...Continuing the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" fic series and the companion to "Special Deliveries"...upon her return to San Francisco Sunday evening, Rae discovered there wasn't much mention on the news about her delivering the Winery Baby, although the news is making human interest headlines up and down the coast. Disappointed with the lack of news coverage, Rae decides to give rookie tv reporter Amanda Sotherby another shot at interviewing; Rae (not knowing how damaging written evidence can be in a court room) starts a journal & she receives a phone call from an assistant DA.

Meanwhile, Harriet's patients are busy debunking a common myth & Jules is practicing Harriet's lecture notes in preparation for Harriet's lecture on Tuesday. Several of Jackie's patients have cancelled and she's taking advantage of the freedom to go out to lunch. Letty is concerned about a bypass patient's argumentativeness. On the Nick side, he's recently been appointed as Deputy Director to Matt's WHO SARS Control Specialist (another title change), & Nick is enjoying his time on the rented ketch, catching up on his upcoming lecture notes (he signed up for another practice lecture). And despite Amanda's rotten rookie interview with him, Matt was contacted by CNN to do an interview.  Elsewhere on the Matt front, he grows concerned about a patient's welfare when she shows up in his office sporting stitches just under her eyebrow, David tells Matt he is considering easing up on patient visiting restrictions in effect during the SARS crisis, Matt asks trainee Physician Assistant Harmony for a date (that extends to dinner) & Doctor Howland chews out Matt for his allowing Nick to attend her lecture. 

5/12/03...An ADA Speaks to Rae
Ellen Etzel, an Assistant District Attorney, makes Rae sweat during an hours-long interview during which the ADA decides to take Rae's case to trial. Robert Winningham is much nastier than previously believed. Jules makes a misdiagnosis of a flu patient--who doesn't have the flu--and Doctor Howland is attempting to correct Jules' diagnosis but a panic-stricken woman overhears a part of the conversation. Matt is still feeling down after Linda Weatherbee's sudden death & he decides to meet up with Nick for dinner, Jackie manages to short out a circuit, potentially causing problems in OR 4, where Letty and a tired-from-shootings Tom are working on a quadruple bypass. After their lecture, Harriet and Jules end up discussing a Washington Post article (real life: ran on Saturday, May 10) with the residents. 

Surprise, Surprise...5/19/03. A lighter PM fic. Letty is awaiting the delivery of the defibrillators so she can start her new heart defibrillation program. On Jackie's front, she sees a socialite patient who wants lipo in an unusual place. Jules tries to distract a sixteen year old from getting breast implants but the teen has different plans. To Rae, Nick relays a most welcome bit of news & the men at Presidio receive a secret admirer. Running interference for Jules, Matt helps track down the source of the mystery ailment that four year old Alessio Evangelista came down with in Topeka & Matt tells Doctor Howland the results of her practice lecture on "Emergency Surgical Techniques in the ER." But the news isn't good for Doctor Howland. I gave Harriet the day off.

5/27/03.  A Little Night Music, Please: Nick steps in for Doctor Crenshaw (UMC's spinal surgeon) and Nick performs spinal fusion surgery. Later on that night, Nick goes on a poetry-reading double date with Ophelia, Matt and Harmony. When Nick's end of the date goes sour at his apartment, it's surprise! Jackie who turns things around for Nick but Ophelia tries one last dirty trick. Rae repaints her bedroom and has a scare while Jules pays the price for dropping over at Rae's house unannounced. Letty and Rae try to convince a pregnant woman to get a biopsy on a suspicious chest tumor. Matt discovers what's been bothering him about Linda Weatherbee's autopsy report. 

6/02/03. It's The Morning After the Night Before & Nick has persuaded Computer Services to create a Date Rape Awareness section on the University's web page--and perusing the site, Rae discovers that she needs one more blood test done. Rae also chatted with Ellen Etzel (the ADA) & the two women are going to recreate a softer Rae Brennan. Meanwhile, Matt treats Jules' black eye and he has a new addition to his one-man family. Harriet and Letty try to convince the pregnant Nicole Sanders to have a biopsy of the tumor on her pulmonary artery. Nick gets more than he bargained for when an angry Ophelia turns up at Presidio's offices and 16 year old Marnie gets her breast implants & shocks the hell out of Jules when Marnie flaunts her newly enlarged chest. & when Jackie finds out that she not only operated on an underage patient without parental consent, she also finds out she goofed during the procedure. 

6/10/03. Rae faces Decisions, Decisions. It's not the end for Rae but she's not having a very good day. She gets a touch jealous when she discovers just who is--and is not--invited to the City's Bark & Yowl Ball benefitting the Humane Society. Letty tells Nick some very welcome news concerning his suspension for operating on Doc Howland's patient. Jackie discovers David's heard about Marnie's implants and he informs her that any lawsuit settlements are coming out of her liability insurance. Jules attends a six year old deaf girl who is having a bit of difficulty with a strawberry hemagioma. Nick and Matt begin to gel their idea for a summer camp. 

June/July: Track B sideline stories (w/o any Something Wicked storylines): Recall, Mini Track B & Pop!...

6/18/03 Track B. Recall!--a It's June & Rae introduces Nick to American politics when the two lovers attend a politcal rally but Nick is called away to perform an emergency operation. Matt diagnoses a Chinese laborer with a lung disease. Jackie gets inspiration from a newspaper article and proposes quite an unusual vacation. Jules tries to help a mother reprogram her crying child & Letty is attempting to tell an anorexic mother that her overweight child doesn't have baby fat.

6/28/03...Mini Track B Part II...Rae instructs a patient on moles & after she attends another rally, this time protesting about the rising student fees, Nick is prompted to be a bit more stern in his lecture to Rae. Jules helps a mother of a tweenie, Matt gets permission for his summer camp.  

Track B. Pop! Went the Champagne and Boom! said the Yacht (7/15/03). Rae explains to Nick about water noodle exercises & the two end up...well, moving on, Jules and Jackie come over for a bachelor girl party. When Jackie sends Rae a Man-O-Gram, Rae hopes that Jackie's new boyfriend (fellow new doc Anthony) doesn't get jealous. Nick phones with devastating news & the gal pal trio watches the story unfold on tv. Track B. a Rae/Nick storyline

8/01/03. In Turning Point, a mixup between the chemo drugs vincristine and methotrexate causes Harmony & two of her campers to become alarmed and brings Matt & Nick to the rescue. Rae is finally handed some good news & she's elated at the prospect of working with Amanda Sotheby again. Rae's depression is becoming obvious to the staffers at UMC & some have concerns about her medical judgment & when the vincristine scare occurs, there's an emergency meeting of docs. Afterward, Nick persuades Rae to get some counseling. 

Also, the fellas' summer medical camp is a success, having enrolled several dozen teens--and one thirty-something adult who is scheduled to begin medical school in the fall. The summer camp posed some HIPPA problems with David, but the problems were resolved. However, Marnie Brown, the 16 year old who tricked Jackie into performing Marnie's breast implant surgery, has been saying some interesting things to her friends, and David hands Jackie some bad news about her portion of the summer camp. Meanwhile, a friend of Matt's betrays his trust when she ends up at a doctor-signature required Weight Modification Ranch in Montana. She wants to have gastric bypass surgery performed but the HMO says that even her budding cardiac problems don't qualify her. The woman further shocks Matt with the solution to her BMI problem but Nick comes to the rescue. 

 2/01/03...Doctor Howland is back! Hoping my intuition is right about the unaired ep Best of Enemies (Ep 13):

Dr Howland's Friday Afternoon: With animosity simmering between Doctors Nick and Howland, it's not easy for Doctor Howland to accept help from Doctor Nick...

1/29/03: Deep into the Thick of Things. Full-length story; post-cancellation fic: When the publicity from Harriet's legal troubles reach a desperate couple, they decide to ask Matt for help, putting him into a catch-22. Then, just as the couple turn to Harriet and Rae for additional help, the unexpected takes place. Nick features in a sub-plot. Set as a companion fic to the unaired 1/29 Ep 12 Good Question where Harriet gets into legal trouble for recommending sperm-washing. A Matt/Nick/Harriet/Rae storyline. 

1/25...Things Harriet Said To Rae. Rae & Harriet dialogue. Extrapolations: what would have been said had Harriet also chatted with Rae in the ep Breathless? Harriet bluntly confronts Rae and gives a possible reason for Rae ending her marriage. Set as an extension to the ep, Breathless

1/24...Our favorite PM fellas Matt & Nick shoot hoops at UMC Fitness Center in Sunday Morning in Frisco before heading off to the Frisco Car Show (& the Lamborghini). Set right after the ep, "With Grace".

1/22...well, it's Saturday in Frisco & this shorty kinda wanders around as Nick argues with Rae, reminding her of a misdiagnosis she made concerning Joel Zoller that Matt picked up (from Matt's Dilemma's All Hands), & Matt is attending the Frisco Car Show. Harriet meets up with Jules in the park. Where the resta the gang are, I'm gonna have to add onto this exercise...hope Matt enjoys his Lamborghini!

Aftermath...The snow has quickly melted in San Francisco. The bogged-down-with-good-reason SFPD has been slow to respond to the private abortionist that Harriet has unearthed--but the case takes a horrific twist involving Doctors Matt and Nick and both male docs meet the new pathologist (Carmen Nogales). Jules finally says thank you to Matt for his help with Braxton's diagnosis, and he alerts her to potential problems down the road with Braxton's health and learning abilities. 1/20

1/9/03...PM dialogue fic San Francisco Snowstorm...Partly continuing with Matt's Dilemma storyline, Matt tries to corner Jules but it's Nick who finally corners Rae and asks her to make a choice. Despite Jules' avoidance of him, Matt helps her diagnose a rare illness in an infant. Harriet discovers a shocking truth about who was behind a 17 year old's abortion. & everyone's favorite foil is back! Doctor Howland treats Jackie when she's injured in a car accident--and animosity simmers when Doctor Howland catches up with Doctor Nick in the surgical suite.

 Fics featuring Matt Slingerland:

Matt Slingerland...lighthearted shorty fic: Matt gets a nasty bump on his head from playing basketball. 1/20

"Matt's Dilemma" companion trio dialogue ficlets...these read downwards from earliest posted to the last.

Matt & Jules then continuing with Matt & Harriet and concluding with an All Hands dialogue. 

First up is Matt & Jules. Opinionated Jules gets herself into a snarly situation when she proffers her thoughts to Matt, but she hasn't considered the far-reaching implications of her rashness and its effect on Matt & eventually, on herself. And neither Matt nor Jules can figure out how to proceed with each other once the implications of Jules' thoughts do sink in. 12/21/02

Matt's Dilemma continues in: Matt & Harriet dialogue fic--Matt's still reeling from his conversation with Jules & when Matt spies Harriet walking across the way from the hospital, he pigeonholes her...and discovers the reason why his feelings are changing. 12/30/02

1/3/03...Concluding Matt's Dilemma is an All hands dialogue fic. Gossip spreads like wildfire with Matt & Jules in the eye of the maelstrom; Nick alerts Matt to the situation. 

Prologue fanfiction. April 2002. Thief of Hearts. Thief of Hearts' theme is not really a PM's more an ER scenario with the suicide attempt. Since I wrote this fic when PM was first announced in April and we had no idea what the storyline was going to be, the storyline's a bit implausible. But Rae did state she 'wants to work on her marriage' so it's possible Rae eventually decides to leave her husband and go with Nick...or will she leave her husband in a Cruise-style quickie divorce, take the material items Nick bought her and then publicly dump Nick, leaving Nick wondering about his personal Thief of Hearts