Mercenary Medicine, chapter 15~Fandom: Transformers: Prime
Summary: Knock Out is a freelance medic— he works alone and he likes it that way. But when he finds a corpse that isn’t as dead as it ought to be at the bottom of a pile of bodies, it puts his entire careful operation at risk.
Notes: Set way before what we see in the show and nowhere near Earth. This chapter is chock full of medical worldbuilding, whee!
Knock Out had been sequestered in the maintenance bay for only a cycle before he heard the doorpad chime. The sound was far from welcome; he still had enough nervous energy surging in his circuits that it made him flinch. The imager he was holding fell from his hands and clattered into the instrument tray beneath it, and that sound too made him jump. Softly, he swore, gripping on to the edge of the tray with both hands and squeezing like he needed an anchor.
“Vitalis, who is it?” he asked quietly.
The icon representing his wireless link to the ship flashed in his HUD, printing the ID across the corner of his vision an instant later: Breakdown.