“i finally figured out what bothered me so much about you.”
— well, lay it on me studly.
“it’s the way you’re so concerned about protecting yourself. i mean, no one in this entire hospital has a bad thing to say about you and i’m guessing that’s because you’re so careful not to rub anyone the wrong way.
… and you still wear your wedding ring. that prevents any guy from getting anywhere near you. you wouldn’t operate on mr. peters and we both know how you’re protecting yourself there. i dunno, i guess in the grand scheme of things it’s not that big of a deal. i just, i was a little disappointed when i found out who you turned out to be. i’ll see you around kim.”
* * *
“i saw you did that surgery on mr. peters… did you decide it was the right thing to do?”
— no, actually, it was a stupid career risk.
“then why’d you do it?”
— because for some reason i, find myself really caring about what you think of me.