Shaun's Playful Side
Shaun is feeling playful and bored, and pulls a few gags and pranks on his coworkers. Most of his coworkers can have a laugh out of Shaun's antics, but two of them find a need to get revenge...
This was a fanfic I had written in a separate fanfic writing spot that I had for a few months to a year. It was fun to write then, and it was extra fun to edit and upload here.
This fanfic is for @secretly-tword-obsessed. I hope you enjoy!
It was nearing the end of the long work day, and Dr. Browne was getting ready to leave. As she was getting ready, she couldn’t help but reflect over the day. She reflected over a few different things, often having to do with the patients. But the one thing she certainly reflected on, was Shaun and his silliness today.
Now, usually silliness wasn’t tolerated in the workplace. But Shaun kept his silliness under control during the work shifts. But when they were given free time...that was a whole different story today.
For some reason, Shaun had been acting a lot like a mischievous child during his breaks. Whenever they weren’t in surgery, weren’t focusing on something serious, or weren’t with/talking about the patient, Shaun would do weird things like:
-play with Dr. Browne’s hair
-poke Dr. Reznick multiple times
-placing zip ties on Dr. Andrew’s stuff
-spam Dr. Melendez with texts
-attempt to balance different things on Dr. Park’s head.
Dr. Park and Dr. Browne saw Shaun’s unusual antics as a funny joke. They just assumed that Shaun was either feeling playful that day or trying to eliminate boredom.
Dr. Park actually found it quite funny when Shaun would come up with things to balance on his head. He even went along with it and helped him pile books on his head. Then, a goofy smile filled Shaun’s face the moment all the books came falling down. Dr. Park yelped and looked down. “Oh no!”
Shaun looked at him with a smile despite his disappointment. “It fell.”
Dr. Park chuckled. “Really? I didn’t notice! Like, at all” He said, over exaggerating his sarcasm.
Shaun pointed at him awkwardly like he usually did. “You’re being sarcastic. That’s meant to be a joke. I liked it.” Shaun explained.
“Yes, it was. And thank you.” Dr. Park said with a playful bow. “Now: How flat is your head?” Dr. Park asked, picking up the books.
Shaun felt his own head and fluffed his hair a little. “I don’t know.”
Dr. Park held up a book. “Wanna find out?” Dr. Park asked.
Shaun’s smile returned for a bit as he nodded.
And Dr. Melendez happened to walk in as Shaun and Dr. Park managed to get 3 books balanced atop Shaun’s head.
Dr. Browne would be thinking of something or reading, when Shaun would just start playing with her hair. It started with feeling it, and soon turned into uncurling and letting go of the curls. “What are you doing?” Dr. Browne asked.
“Your hair is curly. Boing boing.” Shaun said in his monotone voice.
Dr. Browne practically lost it when Shaun said ‘boing’ in the most unenthusiastic voice possible. And the ‘boing’ noises just kept going too. And Dr. Browne loved every moment of it. It was rare to see Shaun acting like this.
Dr. Andrews was a little annoyed at first. He found the zip ties everywhere, somewhat inconvenient. But, he did get some humor out of seeing the scissors, even the scissors, zip tied together. When he went to the video capturing computers to find out who it was, Dr. Andrews was plenty surprised to find out it was Shaun. Though, he supposed he didn’t fully know Shawn outside of work.
“Shaun, can you get me a pair of scissors and come to my office please?” Dr. Andrews asked.
Shaun immediately smiled as the scissors part gave away what he wanted.
When Shaun arrived at his office, Dr. Andrews was smiling and pointing to him. “I looked at the cameras...and found out you were the zip tie man.” Dr. Andrews reacted. “Now I’ll be honest: I was a little surprised at first.” Dr. Andrews admitted.
Shaun looked down, feeling guilty. “I’m sorry.”
Dr. Andrews blinked in surprise. Oh gosh- “No no no! It’s fine! It was funny. Especially seeing the scissors zip tied. That’s a classic.” Dr. Andrews told him.
Shaun looked at him with curiosity. “Now, can you cut these scissors free so I can use them to get my stuff untied?” Dr. Andrews asked, handing him the scissors.
Shaun nodded and cut the ziptie off the scissors. But when Dr. Andrews walked up to take the scissors from him, Shawn started backing up. At first, Dr. Andrews worried he may have been doing something wrong. But then, Dr. Andrews noticed something that told him everything:
Shaun’s little smile.
“Shaun...Shawn I need the scissors.” Dr. Andrews told him, walking closer.
Shaun walked another step back and shook his head with the smile on his face.
“Don’t make me come over there.” Dr. Andrews ordered. “You’re 26 years old. You know better.” Dr. Andrews reminded.
“This is fun.” Shawn told him.
“Oh?” Dr. Andrews smirked. “You want fun? Okay. I’ll give you fun.” Dr. Andrews took off running for Shaun and smiled wider when he watched Shaun turn right around and take off running.
It didn’t take long for Dr. Andrews to hunt him down and get the scissors off him. Dr. Andrews even got Dr. Browne in on helping him. In response to that; Dr. Browne started tickling Shaun and soon got the scissors from the evil Shaun Murphy.
Meanwhile, Dr. Melendez and Dr. Reznick were NOT happy with with the jokes. Morgan saw it as inappropriate for any time of the day and didn’t want him to do anything to her. Not only that, but Shaun’s poking almost revealed a secret that she’s always wanted to get away from. But luckily, it was only Shaun and her in the room when it happened. After that, Shaun’s hand was grabbed and he was verbally forced to stop.
For Dr. Melendez, receiving multiple texts from a resident that just said “hi”, can make you question how useful your phone really is. Dr. Melendez had been spending some of the day questioning if he should either break his phone against the floor, or throw it right at Shaun’s face. Both seemed tempting after all those texts.
Luckily, that hasn’t happened yet...
Fast forwarding to after work, Dr. Browne was closing her locker when Dr. Reznick bursted through the locker room door. “I swear, I am going to KILL SHAUN!” Dr. Reznick yelled.
“Holy shit! What did he do to you?” Dr. Browne asked, both surprised and amused by her reaction to a harmless prank.
“He kept poking me without stopping! It took me 5 tries to get him to permanently stop!” Dr. Reznick yelled.
Dr. Browne just giggled at her.
“Why are you laughing? Getting poked all day is NOT! FUNNY!” Dr. Reznick yelled.
“Come on, Morgan. He’s just trying to have some fun.” Dr. Browne defended with a smile on her face.
“Ha! Fun? You call “getting poked constantly” fun?” Dr. Reznick argued.
“Yes. It sounds a bit better than what he did to me. He kept playing with my hair and calling it bouncy.” Dr. Browne said.
“Well...your hair is bouncy...” Dr. Reznick muttered under her breath.
Suddenly, Dr. Melendez bursted into the room.
“I did it! I worked up the courage to throw my phone at Shaun.” Dr. Melendez cheered.
Dr. Reznick cheered with him. “Yeah! That’ll show him!”
“What?! Why the hell would you do that?” Dr. Browne asked angrily.
“He kept spamming my phone with pointless texts!” Dr. Melendez yelled.
Dr. Browne laughed at her boss’s reaction.
Soon, Dr. Andrews walked into the locker room, holding a big pile of cut zip ties. “I found out who the Zip Tie Man is.” Dr. Andrews said with a laugh. “And the scissors stealer! Don’t ever give Shawn any office scissors again. He’ll run away with them.” Dr. Andrews told them.
Dr. Melendez bursted out laughing at that. “And here I am, giving the guy a scalpel and my phone number!” Dr. Melendez reacted.
Dr. Andrews blinked in surprise. “Wait...I wasn’t the only one zip tied?” Dr. Andrews asked.
“Yes, but you weren’t the only one getting pranked or messed with.” Dr. Browne told him.
“I got poked constantly.” Dr. Reznick told him.
Dr. Melendez rolled his eyes. “I was spammed with texts.”
“And I had my hair played with. Which, it actually felt nice! He’s very gentle with people’s hair.” Dr. Browne told them.
“Hey, what if we were to treat him like the child he was?” Dr. Reznick asked. Dr. Browne didn’t like the sound of this...
“Like, payback? Okay. But how? He doesn’t think like us, so he could see the action the complete opposite from what we meant to communicate.” Dr. Melendez warned.
Dr. Reznick thought of ideas, and started to think of her almost embarassing situation earlier. This triggered an idea.
“Hey, I have an idea.” Dr. Reznick said as she walked up, before whispering the idea into Dr. Melendez’s ear.
“Why didn’t I think of that?! That’s probably the most childish revenge I can think of.” Dr. Melendez exclaimed. Dr. Reznick smirked as she looked at Dr. Browne, who looked scared out of her skin.
“What? Poking him to oblivion like he did to you?” Dr. Andrews asked.
“Nope. Tickling him.” Dr. Reznick replied.
Dr. Andrews smiled. “Oooooh! I know exactly where you should go for! Dr. Browne happened to be showing me this morning!” Dr. Andrews told them. “This is where you go:”
Dr. Andrews took the time to tell them, and ignored Dr. Browne’s protests that ‘they weren’t true’ or ‘you shouldn’t’. But Dr, Melendez and Dr. Reznick were all for getting revenge. This was gonna be so fun!
Shaun soon left Dr. Glassman’s office and started heading towards the locker room. He opened the room door and walked in.
“Hello.” Shaun said.
“Hi Shaun.” Dr. Reznick said, oddly cheerful for being annoyed. Shaun noticed this.
“What are you happy about?” Shaun asked.
“Nothing.” Dr. Reznick replied. Shaun noticed many signs that said otherwise.
“You’re lying.” Shaun observed.
“No I’m not.” Dr. Reznick said in a sing-song voice. Shaun started to feel a mixture of fastination and worry. He looked over to Dr. Browne, who shrugged rather nervously. Shaun didn’t like this weird turn.
“What’s going on?” Shaun asked.
“Oh nothing.” Dr. Melendez said behind Shaun, making him jump.
“Hello...why are you two acting strange?” Shaun asked. His boss and his least favourite partner were now circling him, causing him to feel more nervous by the second.
“Oh, you’ve never seen this side of us? Kind of like how we’ve never seen your playful, mischievous side, until now?” Dr. Melendez said bluntly. Shaun started smiling a little bit.
“This is about my playful mood today. It doesn’t happen often.” Shaun admitted.
“Really? That’s good to know.” Dr. Reznick reacted.
“How?” Shaun asked as he followed Dr. Reznick.
Suddenly, Dr. Melendez pounced on Shaun, causing Shaun to fall backwards to the ground.
“I don’t like the look of this...” Shaun admited as he felt his wrists get gripped by Dr. Reznick.
“Since you’ve been acting like a child all day, we’re going to treat you like one.” Dr. Reznick said while Dr. Melendez removed Shaun’s shoes.
“I know what you’re planning. It is not good.” Shaun said, attempting to struggle. However, Dr. Reznick was stronger than her appearance led him to believe.
Before Shaun knew it, he began feeling ticklish sensations on the balls of his feet.
“Hehehe! Wait! I’m sorry! Haha! Please! Hehe! Let me go!” Shaun begged, attempting to squirm out of his trap. Dr. Browne stared wide-eyed, as Dr. Reznick and Dr. Melendez’s secret plan started.
“Wow! Not even 5 seconds in, and we’re hearing Shaun beg. We haven’t even started!” Dr. Melendez said, looking at Dr. Reznick before picking up the pace.
Dr. Andrews chuckled from his hiding spot. He was recording the whole thing on his phone.
Shaun was full-blown laughing now!
“Hahahaha! Wait! Nohoho! Hahahaha!” Shaun laughed.
“You know, Shaun, you should laugh more. You know why? Because I have never heard you laugh like this before.” Dr. Melendez explained. It was then and there that Dr. Melendez decided to start going for underneath the toes like Dr. Andrews suggested.
“Hahahaha! HA! HEY! HAHAHA!” Shaun yelled, as his laughter grew slightly louder.
“Oooh! Sweet spot!” Dr. Reznick proclaimed as she held Shaun’s wrists. Shaun was squirming even more now, and it was becoming more and more difficult to hold him still. Dr. Melendez noticed this and stopped for a moment.
“Did you wanna switch for a bit?” Dr. Melendez asked. Shaun was breathing hard.
“W-wait...no...any-anything but...that...the nails! They’re...worse.” Shaun admitted between breaths.
Those words made Dr. Reznick immediately nod. “You know what? Sure.” Dr. Reznick agreed and let go of Shaun’s wrists. They switched spots quickly, so that Shaun didn’t run away on them.
“Alright. Since Dr. Melendez had already worked on your feet, I’m gonna go somewhere different.” Dr. Reznick said as she looked for a good spot. She decided to try the top of his knees first.
“Wait! Don’t go for my knees!” Shaun said angrily, before kicking Dr. Reznick’s knees.
“Hey! Watch where you’re kicking! And for that...” Dr. Reznick warned before sitting on Shaun’s lower legs.
“Oh no...” Shaun thought out loud.
Dr. Reznick started squeezing Shaun’s knees.
“Ah! D-don’t! Gahahaha! Stahap!” Shaun yelled through his laughter.
“Aww! Is this too much? Here: Let’s see if this is better.” Dr. Reznick teased before poking at the back of Shaun’s knees.
“EEEEEEKK! NOHOHOHAHAHAHA! STAHAP! THAT’S WORSE! THAT’S WORSE!! HAHAHAHA!” Shaun screamed as he struggled to stop her fingers.
“Oh my! I think that’s a lot better!” Dr. Reznick teased.
Shaun’s mind was going crazy! All he could think about was how vulnerable and ticklish he was! Not only that, but Shaun’s hands were stuck above him, which made it impossible to stop Dr. Reznick. “COHOHOME OHON! I’M SORRY! PLEHEHEASE!” Shaun begged.
“Come on guys...He’s growing tired.” Dr. Browne tried to tell them.
But Dr. Reznick paused and checked his pulse. “Nope! He’s fine! Aren’t ya, Shaun?” Dr. Reznick teased.
Shaun had an uncontrollable smile on his face, and Dr. Andrews noticed this immediately. “Look at that man. He likes it!” Dr. Andrews reacted.
“Likes it?” Dr. Reznick asked.
“Aww, but that’s not nearly as fun…” Dr. Melendez reacted.
“Yes it is! That just makes this situation even better!” Dr. Andrews reacted. “Right Shaun?”
Shaun looked at him. “Ihi’m not tickled often. This is very fun and worth all the pranks.”
Well, didn’t that earn Shaun even more tickles!
Soon, Dr. Reznick decided to slow her fingers down, and give the boy a break. Shaun’s laughing and squirming quickly died down.
“Alright. Where should we move to next?” Dr. Renick thought aloud.
“Okay guys, I think that’s enough.” Dr. Reznick heard behind her. She turned around and her eyes locked with Dr. Park’s eyes.
“Come on, let him go.” Dr. Park ordered.
“And why should we?” Dr. Melendez asked.
“He’s exhausted, he’s sweating, he’s as red as a tomato, and he’s struggling to breath without coughing.” Dr. Park explained as he counted with his fingers. “I think he’s had enough.”
Dr. Reznick and Dr. Melendez both sighed as they let Shaun go and stood up. Shaun continued laying on the floor, gasping for air. Dr. Browne and Dr. Park walked over to Shaun to aid him.
“You okay?” Dr. Browne asked.
Shaun continued to breathe in deeply and rapidly, to ensure that he got air in his lungs sooner than later. He was letting out leftover giggles as he attempted to breath. Since he failed to talk, Shaun nodded in response.
“Holy shit! You are sweaty!” Dr. Park reacted to Shaun’s wet bangs, as they stuck to his forehead due to sweat. Shaun smiled in response and wiped his forehead. “That was fun!” Shaun declared.
Dr. Park turned around. “I- really?!” He reacted.
“Shaun likes being tickled apparently.” Dr. Melendez said.
“Huh...Looks like I have something to tease you about now.” Dr. Park decided.