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"I'm not a bookie, I don't quote odds. Numbers don't mean a thing in a case like this. Sorry, but either she makes it or she doesn't. Look, that wasn't a song and dance I gave -- Jack, you said? She could Nike heels not be in a better place." Shapiro's eyes focused on Jackson's chest. He jabbed a finger at the wings of gold. "You a pilot?"
"No, the F-14. Tomcat."
"I fly." Shapiro smiled. "I used to be a flight surgeon in the Air Force. Last year I got a sailplane. Nice and peaceful up there. When I Christian Audigier T-Shirts can get away from this madhouse, I go up every time I can. No phones. No hassles. Just me and the clouds." The doctor was not talking to Jackson so much as himself. Robby set his hand on the surgeon's arm.
"Doc, tell you what -- you save that little girl, and I'll get you a checkride in any bird you want. Ever been up in a T-38?"
Nike High Heels "What's that?" Shapiro was too tired to remember that he'd seen them before.
"A spiffy little supersonic trainer. Two seats, dual controls, and she handles like a wet dream. I can disguise you as one of ours and get you up, no sweat. Ever been past mach-1?"
"No. Can you do some aerobatics?" Shapiro smiled like a tired little boy.
"Sure, Doc." Jackson Birkenstock Shoes grinned, knowing that he could do maneuvers to make a quail lose its lunch.
"I'll take you up on that. We work the same way with every patient, but I'll take you up on that anyway. Keep an eye on your friend. He looks a little rocky. That's normal. This sort of thing can be harder on the family than it is on the victims. If he doesn't come around some, Birkenstock Sandals tell the receptionist. We have a staff psychiatrist who specializes in working with -- the other victims, he calls 'em." Yet another new idea at Shock-Trauma was a specialist in helping people cope with the injuries to family and friends.
"Cathy's arm. She's an eye surgeon, lots of fine work, you know? You sure there's no problem with that?"