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Duby's Doctor (#multimedia)(#Wattys2016))

Duby's Doctor (#multimedia)(#Wattys2016))

78.1K Reads 5.7K Votes 38 Part Story
Iris Chacon By IrisChacon2 Completed

Winner The Crystal Awards 2016, Best Multimedia Story (3d Place).    
  A spinster doctor rents her spare room to a brain-damaged patient who doesn't know he is a former undercover agent targeted for execution by a powerful criminal.
  
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  John Doe remembers nothing of his life before waking up in the hospital. He doesn't know he was a dangerous man, and he somehow has survived assassination by even more dangerous men. He doesn't even know how to speak English, or read, or count. Even after his body heals, he will need long-term supervision and care to re-learn how to live.
  
  Dr. Mitchell Oberon has been married to her surgical work for too long. So, she resists being attracted to a brain-damaged patient with the body of Adonis and the mind of a child. 
  
  Agent Frank Stone, of Homeland Security, forces the doctor to take John Doe into her own home while he recovers. Stone, who knows John Doe's past history well, says it's not safe to send him back to the place he lived before he was "killed" by his enemies. If it ever becomes known that John survives, his foes will make sure he doesn't live long.
  
  Mitchell tries to protect her heart while she protects the innocent John from a hostile world. As they live together, the two begin to teach one another how to live. Hopefully, they'll also learn how not to die -- because they'll soon be betrayed into the hands of murderers.

jjpud94 jjpud94 Apr 03
Wish my self preservation talked me through situations. Instead i get "what tge helk did you do that for you idiot!?" Mine seems to only kick in after the problem is over.
love how you describe self-preservation like a person..unique :-)
Strawberry_Cream1928 Strawberry_Cream1928 Nov 29, 2016
This is such an amazing opening! Your imagery really makes me feel like I'm the one falling, and drowning. I'm definitely excited for the rest of this story.
2far4me 2far4me Sep 10, 2016
Amazing paragraph. "Womb of warm, salty water"! Girl, you get me every time!
ElleLeeLove ElleLeeLove Mar 08, 2016
Personally, I would never willingly jump out of an airplane or off a bridge.  Hope the crazy guy is okay!
IrisChacon2 IrisChacon2 Mar 18, 2016
Thanks so much.  (Tell a friend; help the story get discovered!)
                              :)
                              Iris