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emiliglia: (bandofbrothers)
For the [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo prompt pneumonia.

Screencaps are from [livejournal.com profile] tasteofblame.

This features (in order of appearance) Lipton, Jackson, Webster, Speirs, and Luz.










"Sergeant Lipton, are you all right?"

"He's got pneumonia."


"Sorry to hear that."






"Ah, what are you sorry about? He's alive, got a couch, a goddamn blanket."

"Snug as a bug."









While on the road, Sergeant Lipton became ill, with chills and a high fever. At Drulingen he went to see the medical officer, who examined him and declared that he had pneumonia and had to be evacuated to a hospital. Lipton said he was 1st sergeant of E Company and could not possibly leave. As the doctor could not evacuate him that night anyway, he told Lipton to come back in the morning.

Lieutenant Speirs and Sergeant Lipton had a room in a German house for the night. [...] The room had only a single bed. Speirs said Lipton should sleep on it. Lipton replied that wasn't right; as the enlisted man, he would sleep in his sleeping bag on the floor. Speirs simply replied, "You're sick," which settled it.

Lipton got into the bed. The elderly German couple who lived in the home brought him some schnapps and Apfelstrudel. Lipton had never drunk anything alcoholic, but he sipped at the schnapps until he had finished a large glass, and ate the strudel. He fell into a deep sleep. In the morning, his fever had broken, his energy had returned. He went to the medical officer, who could not believe the improvement. The doctor called it a miracle.

Band of Brothers

Comments

[identity profile] flyingmachine.livejournal.com wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Close your mouth, Webster.

And don't forget about the magical healing powers of Speirs' bed.
[identity profile] emiliglia.livejournal.com wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
I think there was one cap of all of them where his mouth was shut.

If you get me that part of the book, I'll add it.
siluria: (Men_Karl_hand)
[personal profile] siluria wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Don;t you just love it when canon so easily answers your prompts?? :) Nice!!
[identity profile] emiliglia.livejournal.com wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
I'd been thinking of this when I first saw the prompt and remembered I could do picspams. Similarly I thought of doing Lost for "torture" but it'd be soooooo many caps since that's a long scene.
[identity profile] flyingmachine.livejournal.com wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
p. 224

While on the road, Sergeant Lipton became ill, with chills and a high fever. At Drulingen he went to see the medical officer, who examined him and declared that he had pneumonia and had to be evacuated to a hospital. Lipton said he was 1st sergeant of E Company and could not possibly leave. As the doctor could not evacuate him that night anyway, he told Lipton to come back in the morning.

Lieutenant Speirs and Sergeant Lipton had a room in a German house for the night. (Alsace, on the border between France and Germany, changes hands after every war. In 1871 it became German territory; the French got it back in 1919; in 1940 it became German again, in 1945, French.) The room had only a single bed. Speirs said Lipton should sleep on it. Lipton replied that wasn't right; as the enlisted man, he would sleep in his sleeping bag on the floor. Speirs simply replied, "You're sick," which settled it.

Lipton got into the bed. The elderly German couple who lived in the home brought him some schnapps and Apfelstrudel. Lipton had never drunk anything alcoholic, but he sipped at the schnapps until he had finished a large glass, and ate the strudel. He fell into a deep sleep. In the morning, his fever had broken, his energy had returned. He went to the medical officer, who could not believe the improvement. The doctor called it a miracle.

Speirs, delighted by the recovery, said that he and Winters had recommended Lipton for battlefield promotion and that Colonel Sink wanted to talk to him. Lipton went to regiment, where Sink gave him a one-hour grilling on his combat experiences.
[identity profile] emiliglia.livejournal.com wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Thank youuuuu! Although I'm totally not going to use proper citation for this. And I edited out the bit about Alsace being a skank. XD
[identity profile] flyingmachine.livejournal.com wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
The freaky part is I opened the book right to it.

Lollollollol.

The slash, it writes itself. Lipton, full of schnapps, on a German couple's marital bed.
[identity profile] emiliglia.livejournal.com wrote:
Nov. 10th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
...That is freaky.

Full of schnapps when he's never had alcohol before? No way anything could happen.