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Oh God. Oh God. Oh God.

The mantra you had began a while ago repeated in your mind while you opened the heavy door of the brick building in front of you.

Flu shots this year were being administered in an elementary school gym that was quite a ways a way from your house, but nonetheless, you had decided to get one when you had heard from multiple news stations that the season would be a particularly bad one.

And so, you followed the directions papered onto the walls to the gymnasium, finding its open doors quickly, after you had smelled the sterility from the hallway over.

You took a deep breath in, before walking into the large, brightly lit room. It wasn't that you were deathly afraid of needles, no, but no one was totally complacent to the idea of a nurse jabbing a syringe into their arm. And what if you got a tough nurse?

Shivering at the thought and pushing it out of your mind, you walked over to the fold out table in front of the many stations, each of them paired with a nurse. Each one was occupied at the moment, but only a few patients were in front of you in the line to get started, so you scanned over the few brochures that were fanned out on the table and skimmed through their titles from a distance before it was your turn. You gave your name to the elderly woman who you supposed was the head nurse, before she passively directed you to "Station 4, thank you."

Nodding to the grey-haired lady, you spotted the station, which at the moment had no nurse at it.

Sighing, you walked over and sat down, waiting for your nurse to show up.

"(Y/n)?" A familiar, accented voice came from behind you.

You turned around to be greeted by bright green eyes.

"Toni! What are you doing here?" You questioned, (e/c) eyes widening at the sight of your boyfriend.

"Uh, working?" He smiled, sending you a lopsided smile.

"You know what I meant...why are you here?" You emphasized your last word, trying to get across that you wanted to know why he was at a flu shot clinic instead of the hospital that he usually worked at.

"Oh, that's simple! They needed more nurses to come here for a few days and give shots. I volunteered because I've never really done it before! Worked at a flu shot clinic, that is...I've given plenty of shots before..." He added, noticing your look of uneasiness at his statement.

"O-Oh, okay." You said uncomfortably, feeling the pull in your chest that signified your nerves kicking in.

Antonio leaned down to press a kiss to your cheek in greeting, before he sat down across from you, brandishing a clip board. He asked you the usual questions, filling in things like name and age for you, only inquiring about things like past flu shots and reactions to previous ones.

Once the clipboard had been set down, he pulled out a wrapped needle and tore off its packaging. He then picked a small vial of flu shot vaccine off of the table, and jabbed the syringe lightly into its top.

"Roll up your sleeve for me, amor? You should pick the arm that isn't your dominant one, in case of soreness." Antonio beamed at you, sensing your slight nervousness.

You nodded, quickly doing as he said. He pumped a cotton pad onto a bottle of what you read to be rubbing alcohol, before pressing it a couple of inches below your shoulder.

"Okay, so the usual, ? Don't look at the needle, and relax your arm. Take a deep breath, you can close your eyes if you'd like as well, querida." The Spaniard's lilting voice explained. With a tilt of his head, he began to bring the syringe up to your arm.

You squeaked when you saw it glinting as he moved it closer to you, making him chuckle.

"It's okay, (y/n). You'll barely feel it." Antonio comforted you, sending you another of his infamous smiles.

"Yeah, ok...just get it done with..." You sighed, accepting your fate and closing your eyes.

You felt a slight pressure above your deltoid muscle, but that was it. After a few seconds, you opened your eyes, confused.

"Toni? Are you going to give me the shot, or what?" You queried to be answered by the tearing sound of a band-aid wrapper, and it being applied to your upper arm.

"What? Oh! You didn't feel it!" Your Spanish boyfriend laughed, as your eyes widened.

"W-What?!" You stuttered, hurriedly looking at your arm in disbelief. The shot had gone in without a single hitch, to your surprise, not one bit of pain.

Your mouth was agape, so Antonio chuckled again as he lifted it closed with an index finger.

"You were very good, (y/n). Lollipop?" He offered, amused, gesturing towards the jar of the candies on the table.

"Sure." You stated as you reached for one, still confounded by the fact that you hadn't felt a thing.

"Looks like my shift is finished, I'll take you home?" Antonio grinned at you, the corners of his emerald eyes crinkling.

You nodded at him, beaming back, half because of how adorable he was and half at how relieved you were to have finally gotten over with your flu shot.

He put on some sanitizer before taking your hand and standing, leading you out of the gym. He, being the nurse that he was, started informing you on all of the benefits of flu shots when he had taken notice of you looking at one of the posters plastered on the door leading outside.

"They're very good to get you know, they help protect not only you, but the people you interact with. It's a good idea to get your flu shots yearly!" He exclaimed happily.

"I'll get my flu shots yearly if I always get such an attractive nurse." You stated cheekily, turning your head up to look at him.

With slightly flustered cheeks and a chaste kiss pressed to your temple, he replied.

"I suppose that can be arranged."
Uh yeah so I'm really putting off going to get my flu shot and somehow this was created? I think part of the inspiration was from when I got my flu shot last year and I basically didn't feel anything so I was like wHAT (but I didn't have a cute Spanish nurse so aw shucks)

Is this how flu shot clinics work in places that aren't Canada? I mean, here the government kind of just sets up these awkward little clinics in like unoccupied elementary schools or church halls and stuff I'm so sorry if this isn't how it works wherever the rest of you live eh?

Merp tell me what to write next

Spain (c) Hidekazu Himaruya!
You (c) Spain!
Story (c) Me!
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MiraChan145 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
I've been diabetic since I was 7--and I'm 21 now--so I'm very used to needles, but I sure wouldn't mind having Antonio give me a shot!!

I actually don't get flu shots, though, because they make me sick. I got them when I was younger--they really push it for diabetics--but every time I got one, I got really sick a few days later.

I've never had the flu when I didn't get the shot, though.

But Toño can give me a shot anytime ;) he would be such an amazing nurse, though!!!! I could totally see him being a pediatric nurse. He'd be amazing!!!!
bands-rule Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
*is laughing because I AM deathly afraid of needles*
Oh gosh, Spain would have to hold me down and put a hand over my mouth or something because I would be screaming and crying. 😅
crystaltrainer5 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
I hate needles but I wouldn't mind if Spain gives me a shot or helps me get blood work done,because I really hate needles
MelisaSmith Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I have to take blood a lot so I'm used to needles and you got the theme about right I'm in Cali they set up flu-shots and blood drives at my highschool but I can't donate yet
someoneethingssssss Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Photographer
Nurse: Okay so you might want a flu sho-


Me: *Storms out of office*
HetaliaLove10 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
That is so me!!
Siztr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Littlecat2283 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I BELONG TO SPAIN!!!!! YAY!!! Better write this on my forehead. *Has a random perosn write "Property of Spain" on my forehead*
slytherinprincess792 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Every time I go get a new physical each summer for soccer, I have like, 3 shots forced upon me. My mom was with me last time, and she told me that as the lady got closer with the shot, I unconciously moved farther away.. 

And I may or may not have screamed, "YOU STABBED ME! YOU STABBED ME, AND NOW I'M BLEEDING!" when I saw a bit of blood on my arm (I was extremely tense).
Chi-Kirkland Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2015
But you'll totally do that every summer if Spain is giving the nurse, right? ;)
Haha yeah. Who wouldn't want a hot guy to give them shots? Lessens the pain with their beauty ;)
Acreepypaster Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
HAHAHA, I'm not scared of flu shots! Have 2 piercings and 5 tattoos and then complain about the pain! (˘˛˘)/
TheFireDragonesReshi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
God damn I hate needles when I had my shot when I was younger I ran out the fucking hospital and my parents and others had to hold me down XD that's how bad it was!
HetaliaLove10 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
I feel itNurse Espurr Emote 
TheFireDragonesReshi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
I hate seeing blood and needles, I don't know why XD
HetaliaLove10 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
I know!! It just makes my brain go all suishy and i end upgeting dizzy when i seeing blood! When i see a needle, i litirally scream and run, its what i do!
Needle rules
1: Widen your eyes 
2: Eyes start twiching
3: Start screaming and run out of the room!
4: Your back in the office
Blood rules
1: stare 
2 scream
3 get dizzy
4 faint

TheFireDragonesReshi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
For me its
Needle rules
1. Stare at said needle
2. Stare some more 
3. (If I'm bored) Pick up said needle
4. Poke needle through the first layer of my skin (Again, if I'm bored, and only the first layer cause then I won't bleed and won't be painful)
5. (If I'm not bored and I'm terrified) Back away and run.
Blood rules
1. Notice said blood
2. Go wash wound
3. Put a bandage on that motherf*cker and if it's big put a massive cast and bandage around it
4. Walk away like a boss
HetaliaLove10 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
i wish i was u sigh Mitsuki Nase (Pillow Hug Worried) [V1] 
TheFireDragonesReshi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
I may be able to tolerate blood and needles but I can't handle spiders and the tiniest of things. It's best if you were yourself because you can face some things I can't.
illdoitforbaltimore Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have no pain tolerance whatsoever >-< which is funny because I have several ear piercings 
demonicfairy1996 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
yesterday i went to the hospital for my flu shot, and my reaction was exactly like reader-chan -_-
howaboutfuckoff Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*LMFAO voice*
Firelove355 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Student Writer
Your icon and username xD
IfYouSayYouLoveMe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww I hate shots so much. Needle phobiaaaa
Kimmu-Ikisayomi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, you should have told me to use my less dominant arm before. I picked up a cupcake after I got a shot. And you know what happened? My arm went numb, and the cupcake fell!Big Fool Emoji-07 (Cry) [V2] Bunny Emoji-07 (Emoji Cry) [V1]  My cupcake...

*Ahem* Anyway, great story!
Please say it wasn't one of Ollies cake..And please say it wasn't purple...?
Phoenixash666 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I'm usually fine with the actual needle and all but a few minutes after the needle I get really dizzy and I go into hysterics... Usually laughing and my friends get really creeped out but I can't control it....
TitansCreation Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Due to my massive massive phobia of needles like its so bad i cant do sewing class. I havnt had my shorts since i was...5..I think yeah 5. so i havnt had them for 10 years o.o
xXPandaToKumoXx Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
,Before 7th grade, the last time I had shots, I was 8. And I cried that time. So I was expecting to cry again, but I just looked away, and I was done
Rzdaenoe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Well unlike (sorta) brave reader-chan here, I'm pretty scared of needles ;o; Luckily I got a shot from the more gentler nurses, so I'm a-ok! >u<
Bloodwolfxx Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i cant get flu shots cause im allergic to eggs...
so sucks to be me but great story
also i have to get an allergy shot every week so shot are like no biggie... you just gotta relax
Yoloingeveryday Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, Same here Beaubeau11 Hate needles and whenever I read about them, My arm will go numb x3
Beaubeau11 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
if that was me then oh god spain woulda seen me cry. and yes i do generally cry from needles :P also now my arm feels numb (this kinda thing always happens when i read reader inserts, if something happens to the reader, i feel it irl) anywayys, this was awesome :P
xXOneHellOfAGamerXx Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I Have To Get Shots Soon.....

I'll Just Pretend My Nurse Is As Sexy As Antonio
xX16emjay18Xx Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Artist
I hate getting shots, not because I'm scared of needles, it's because last time I got it the doctor made a mistake so he had to take the needle out then stick it in again. And it was one of those long ass needles. I had to get a few more shots so my arm was numb afterwards. Frollo angry icon 
Ally1001 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh, that sounds horrible I think I've fainted. 
xX16emjay18Xx Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Artist
It was, and the doctor was like, "Sorry, sorry" and I was like (in my mind) "Why don't you take your sorry and shove it up your fucking ass"
AngelicArtCreations Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Cute! But now my arm feels really weird XD
Same here lol
AngelicArtCreations Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
lol xD
MostlyDorkyMe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Try getting five shots in one day then getting your blood drawn the next only to get one of the areas of the shot infected. And all of this started from a simple doctors visit! :iconwtfboomplz:
:icontarddroolplz: yeah, that really did happen.
Ally1001 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god :o (Eek) That's crazy! At least you're better now ;P
MostlyDorkyMe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Yeah  Germany emote
This story made me smile and feel a bit better though! It was cute :D
Hey-yo-taco Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Ugh, I always feel it. And it hurts like a mother fu-!Flippin' Tables 
Ally1001 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, no! Needles always suck. 
IndigoCode Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of last year when I had to get my blood tested three times, one to see if I had any deficiency because I kept having severe dizzy-spells (I still have them to this day, but at least I have a simple answer of what's causing them), the second one for surprise mandatory testing to see if I have anything else wrong with me, and the third for the second surprise mandatory testing because they thought I had diabetes, when, instead, I ate a crap-ton of Halloween candy around that time and I didn't fast before they took my blood.

Mom: "Look at all that blood running through the tube, honey! Isn't that neat--"

Me: "DO NOT MOCK ME." :iconcanadawtfplz:

And then I had to get my shots.
Ally1001 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha. oh my gosh! That's quite a story :D (Big Grin) 
livefree33 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh no. Neeeeeedllessss. *flash back to childhood nightmare at the hospital* I hate Neeeeeedllessss.
Ally1001 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not a huge fan either, although I suppose no one really is D:
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