split second consequences


Sep 3, 2007
Author's Note:
Okay this is set in season 3, Sydney did disapear at the end of season 2 and came back, Vaughn never married lauren, but lauren does work for NSC and the CIA, she is the mole and working with sark, this is AU of what could have happened on the Dock

Sydney and Vaughn are walking on the dock trying to find the plasma charge
"Wait I think we've got something. Towards the stern, 30 yards below us. We've got tone, below deck, possibly the engine room." reported sydney into the earpiece
"Copy that, proceed." responded Dixion
Sydney and Vaughn begin to walk towards the stern when someone shoots at them and gets vaughn
Vaughn grunts and falls in a heap
"Mountaineer, boyscout, report!" Urges dixion
Sydney drags Vaughn inside the freighter and locks the door.
"Sydney, do you copy?" asks dixion
sydney ignores dixion and checks vaughn out to see how bad the wound is only to find none and that vaughn is wearing a bullet proof vest
"vaughn, are you okay? Vaughn?" asks sydney shaking him
"Yeah, I'm fine. I'm glad I wore the vest. We have to get the bomb." said vaughn standing up
"It's just ahead." said sydney
"I'll Go to the engine room. you cover." said vaughn as they split up

Vaughn tracks down a case with the bomb in it, and opens the case.
"It's secured. I'm going to need a minute." he reports to the Rotunda

Above Vaughn and the bomb, sydney is keeping watch ready to shoot when she is hit over the head from behind and pushed over the railing, she lands with a thud a few metres away from vaughn, vaughn looks towards the source of the thud and sees sydney is a heap on the ground and rans towards her

"sydney!" he screams as he reaches her "wake up syd"
as vaughn shakes her sydney slowly comes to
"are you okay?" asked vaughn
"yeah the coward hit me from behind" she said sitting up "wheres the bomb?"
vaughn and sydney turn to where the bomb was to find a masked figure picking up the bomb, vaughn raises his gun and aims it at the masked figure
"Freeze." yells vaughn
the masked fugure freezes as per vaughns instructions
"Put the Bomb on the Floor Gently!" yells vaughn
the masked fugure puts the Bomb on the floor and vaughn picks it up
"Put Your Hands in the Air!" Screams Vaughn the masked fugure raises it's arms and is obviously nervous
"turn around slowly!" Yells vaughn the masked figure does nothing "I said TURN AROUND!"
the masked figure slowly turns around
"Take of your mask! Do it!" Screams Vaughn
the masked figure is about to take off its mask when Sark Interupts them
"Put the gun down, Agent Vaughn. Drop the gun." says Sark who is holding sydney at gun point
"Not a chance, you drop yours." replies vaughn
"Put the gun down now." Yells Sark
"No, Vaughn, don't!" begs sydney
"Drop it. If you love her, you will put the gun down now." says sark
"Vaughn Don't!" begs sydney tears in her eyes
vaughn looks at sydney and drops the gun letting the masked figure escape
"Always the Boy Scout arent you?" snickers Sark "Now put the Bomb Down"
"No!" Screams Sydney
vaughn puts the bomb down and stands back up
Its like its all in slow motion, Vaughn see's Sark raise the gun at sydney and screams, running towards her as sark shoots her 3 times and runs off, Vaughn reaches sydney just as she collaspes and catches her, holding her in his arms on the floor
vaughn looks down to see that she is bleeding badly
"Oh my god why didnt you where your vest?" cried vaughn
vaughn inspects the wounds to see that there is one in her shoulder, her right side of her chest and in her stomach, vaughn presses down on the wounds to try and stop the bleeding
"This is Boyscout we need medics now! Sydney's been shot 3 times!" said vaughn into his ear piece "its bad"
"Copy that, Transport is 10 minutes away" said Dixion
"vaughn..." whispered sydney
"yeah?" asked vaughn choking on his tears
"i love you" whispered sydney
"no dont talk like that, your gonna be okay, i'm gonna get usout of here, and you'll be fine, you will just have a few awsome scars to show people" said vaughn "you can't leave me okay? Not when i planed on asking you to marry me"
sydney smiled weakly
"ask me now?" she whispered
vaughn stroked her face, she was so pale
"Sydney Anne Bristow, when we get back will you marry me?" asked vaughn
"Y-Yes" shivered sydney
"i just need you to hang on for another 10 minutes" begged vaughn
sydney lips tremble, she's clearly in pain, vaughn wishes he could take away her pain, its killing him to see her in pain
it was fairly simpled mission, get the plasma charge and leave, how did sark find out? who was the masked figure? what happened to sydney's vest? these were just a few of the questions going around vaughn's head
"V-aughn" whispered sydney "i'm scared, can you sing to me?"
"any requests?" asked vaughn kissing her forehead
"you are my sunshine" whispered sydney

"The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

I'll always love you and make you happy,
If you will only say the same.
But if you leave me and love another,
You'll regret it all some day:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

You told me once, dear, you really loved me
And no one else could come between.
But not you've left me and love another;
You have shattered all of my dreams:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

In all my dreams, dear, you seem to leave me
When I awake my poor heart pains.
So when you come back and make me happy
I'll forgive you dear, I'll take all the blame.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
P-Please don't take my sunshine away" sung vaughn choking up as the last line hit him

"hardly american idol material but it'll do" whispered sydney
vaughn laughed weakly then looked up to a helicopter landing on the dock
"their here" he whispered
vaughn handed sydney to the medics and boarded the helicopter

2 hours later vaughn was pacing in the waiting room of the hospital waiting to hear news about sydney who was in the operating room, when Jack and weiss walked in
"what the hell happened?" asked Jack
"everything was going fine, then sark and some mystery person came and started shooting at us, i found the bomb, sydney was covering me and she got pushed over a railing, i got the bomb when i found sark's mystery friend, i tried to get her to surrender when sark, held sydney at gunpoint, i handed him the bomb, let his guy go and he shot sydney anyway" said vaughn crying into his hands "its like he did it to claim a trophey, he shot her three times, her chest, her shoulder and her stomach, she was lossing blood really fast, i tried to stop it"
vaughn slid down the wall in a mess of tears
"where is she?" asked jack
"they are operating on her now" said vaughn
weiss knelt next to vaughn and squeezed his arm
"she'll be okay, she's a tough one" said weiss
just then the doctor walked over to them looking very grim, vaughn and weiss both stood up
"we tried everything we could, we managed to stop the bleeding, and the bullet just missed her lungs and other vital organs however a bit of the bullet broke off and was impeded in her lung, causing breathing problems and punctuaring the lung and as a result there was a shortage of oxygen, we have done a tube thoracostomy and which uses a water valve pump to re-expand the lung in the chest cavity to mimic breathing, she will be able to talk, but i would limit this, once her lung has healed around the tube she will be able to breath without the machine. she's in the ICU" said the doctor
"what are the chances of her surving? asked vaughn
"she isn't out of the woods yet, she's stable but the next 24 hours are crucial" said the doctor before walking away
"She was lying in my arms, and all i could think about was marrying her, i told her i had planned on asking her, and she told me to ask her and i did, eric if she makes it, no matter what i want to marry her, even if its at her bedside" Said vaughn
weiss nodded
"do you want me to have a preist on call?" asked weiss
"no i want you to do it" said vaughn
"i will, wow this is the second wedding i've done, maybe i should start charging?" joked weiss
vaughn looked up at jack to see jacks reaction to see that jacks usual glare had softened some what
"I agree, but once she pulls through i want you two to have a real wedding" said jack
vaughn nodded when a nurse came out of sydney's room
"Miss Bristow is awake" said the nurse "and wants 'vaughn to get his butt in there pronto"
vaughn smiled before following the nurse's directions, seeing sydney lying there with a pump breathing for her, making its presence known by the constant humming, scared the hell out of vaughn
"Hey" said vaughn walking over to sydney's bedside
"Hey Yourself" whispered sydney
"How you feeling?" asked vaughn
"Like i got shot by a double-crossing-spoilt-rich-kid-turned-terroist" replied sydney coughing
"sorry stupid question" said vaughn sitting next to her "How much do you remember?"
"I remember sark holding me at gunpoint and making you let go of his little mystery friend and the bomb and then shooting me, i remember you holding me, and asking me to marry you" smiled sydney weakly
"really you do?" asked vaughn hopefull "You havent changed your mind have you, i mean you thought you were going to die"
"No i havent changed my mind" said sydney
"i know this isnt going to be perfect, but i want weiss to marry us here, and then when your better we will renew our vows" said vaughn "if you want to"
"Vaughn i want to wait, i want to do it in front of all our friends and family" said sydney coughing
"Okay we'll wait" said vaughn

3 hours later vaughn woke up to see sydney coughing and struggling to breathe
"Syd?" asked vaughn
"help" Breathed sydney panicing
vaughn ran to the door frame and yelled out
"Help! My fiance needs help!!" He yelled
the doctor came in followed by a nurse who led vaughn out of the room


Oct 17, 2007
kontrol says good story nice detail of her lungs in the hospital try not repeating the same word unless that is for effect it will tighten up the statements make it more concise.....
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