Hawk's Fight with Buck
(Alternative Scene from "Time of the Hawk")
looked around and tried to get up when searing pain lanced through him
causing him to scream in intense pain.
Gasping in agony, Hawk tried to see where he was hurt. He found that his right leg was pinned under a large
rock and appeared to be gashed open by the knee as he could see his blood
beginning to stain the rocks.
felt a jabbing pain in his right side and turned his head to see a sharp
piece of rock stabbing him in that side.
This wound was bleeding a little more than his leg.
Hawk realized that he was now too badly hurt to continue to fight
with Rogers and wondered if the human would finish him off by giving him a
quick death now that he could not defend himself.
Perhaps Rogers would simply wait for him to die.
saw Hawk at the bottom of the cliff and heard him cry out in pain.
Realizing that there was very little time to lose, he grabbed
Hawk's cloak from where he put it, stuffed it into his shirt and carefully
climbed down in order to not start another landslide.
By the time Buck reached the bottom of the cliff, it was clear that
Hawk needed immediate medical attention.
Hawk. Lay very still.
I'm going to help you." Buck said as he ran up to where Hawk
...," began Hawk, when a coughing fit overcame him resulting in a
trickle of blood coming from the side of his mouth, which instantly told
Buck that Hawk had serious internal injuries.
Don't try to talk. You're
obviously hurt really bad, but I will try to do what I can for you,"
Buck said in a soothing tone of voice.
to get his breath back, Hawk looked around to find a dagger-shaped piece
of rock within reach and managed to grab hold of it. Shakily holding the rock up for Rogers to see, Hawk
human. ... This should ... make it easy ... for you ... to end ... my
by what Hawk was asking him to do, Buck shook his head 'NO'.
He cried out as he took the rock out of Hawk's hand and threw it
away. "No, I'm not going
to kill you, Hawk. I'm going to do what I can to save you."
our fight ... we never ..." Hawk began.
Hawk, Buck snapped. "Our fight is over as far as I'm concerned."
beside Hawk, Buck ripped Hawk's cloak in half and made a tourniquet for
Hawk's injured leg. Carefully
getting the rock off the leg, Buck saw that Hawk's knee had been gashed
open and then bound the gash as tight as he could to stop any more
bleeding. Hawk groaned as the bindings were applied.
Buck made a bandage for Hawk's gashed side by wrapping the bandage around
the edge of the rock knowing that pulling out the rock would only cause
more bleeding as First Aid class had taught him.
A strained hiss of pain from Hawk's clenched teeth told Buck that
the injury to the side was definitely far worse. He continued to keep a
steady pressure on it. Hawk's
painful reactions told Buck that Hawk had internal injuries, just how
serious he had no way of knowing.
... Do not to try and save me. ... My injuries are ... too bad ... for me
to live. ... As I'm going to
die anyway, my ... my request to be buried beside Koori ... still
stands." Hawk gasped out as the pain got worse and worse.
just hang on, Hawk." Buck said, refusing to give up.
... I am ... asking you to ... to," Hawk repeated desperately in
right, Hawk, all right. If
you do die, I will bury you beside Koori, but only if you do die."
you ... now ... I can ... finally be ... with Koori," breathed Hawk
as he tried to prepare for death to come.
at Hawk, Buck told him. "You're not going to die, you hear me.
You're not going to die!"
... you ... can ... say ... is ... going ... to ... stop ... death ...
from ... claiming ... me." Hawk choked out as another trickle of
blood came out of his mouth.
pain kept getting worse and worse. Hawk
was unable to stand it anymore and struggled to grab another smaller,
sharp piece of rock with his left hand.
Once he had a hold of it, he tried to slit his throat with it but
was prevented doing so by Buck who grabbed the rock out of Hawk's hand.
"Don't you dare!" yelled Buck as he threw the second rock
the agony coursing through him, Hawk glared at Rogers for preventing him
from ending his life. Why did
the human not see that he was suffering?
Was it that Rogers wanted him alive to be taken back to his
'Galactic Court' to stand before it?
If that was the reason, why try to keep him alive when he would be
to end the pain, Hawk tried to push the rock stabbing him in his right
side deeper into him. Buck
grabbed Hawk's hands and pulled them away from the rock to stop him from
doing anymore damage. "You will leave that rock alone!" Buck
yelled. "If you push
that rock any further into you, you will probably puncture a lung!"
moaned in pain that twisted his features in a distorted mask of agony.
He would have to try again to end the searing waves of his
suffering. The human would
not stop him from doing so no matter what.
Better to die now than endure any more agony.
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