Coups ran his cold hand on the younger's forehead again, he sighed, he can't recall how many times he did that for the last 15 minutes, maybe a dozen times, everytime he wished that the boy wouldn't be this warm but everytime he did it, he felt as if he was getting warmer and warmer.
S.coups cursed under his breaths "Where the hell is he?" The manager was taking too long to come back and God knows why, he didn't even call them back for an update.
Coups' feet where getting numb, he was standing in his exact spot for more than 20 minutes now so he decided to take a seat next to Dino on the bed. The boy being feverish, he was in and out of sleep, he could feel something sinking next to him so he stirred, not even knowing who it was, he whined "Hyung?" he called immediately gaining the attention on the older
"Chan hey, are you up? I'm sorry I woke you up"
The maknae mumbled something that his leader couldn't get but then he added "Don't go"
S.coups heard him loud and clear, he leaned a little toward the boy holding on to his hand "I won't". With that Dino released a sigh and groaned closing his eyes again, few more seconds, and he was back to sleep.
Jeonghan came in only a few minutes after that only to find S.coups sitting down next to Dino looking at him profoundly "Don't blame yourself" Jeonghan said out of nowhere making S.coups turn to the source almost immediately "What?"
"I know what's on your mind so don't blame yourself" Jeonghan walked inside the room putting down a pile of clean clothes on the bed just across the room and he could hear S.coups sighing "Then why do you I feel like it's all my fault" the leader said with a frustrated tone
"It's OUR fault, all of us" Jeonghan put a reassuring hand on top of his leader's shoulder and pressed it "Our manager called, he's on his way, he'll be fine don't worry and when this is all over, we will talk more about it" S.coups nodded going back too his silent mode for few more minutes until the silence was broken by the door bell.
Both Jeonghan and S.coups lifted their heads up alarmed and stood up. It must be the doctor they thought, and just seconds later, the could hear Hoshi shuffeling to open the door for them.
When the manager and the doctor finally stepped inside the bedroom, Jeonghan has already woke the younger up. Chan stirred and groaned at first but with S.coups's help he managed to freshen up a little and changed into a sitting postion. The doctor greeted the boys but asked them to leave the room so he would start checking Dino up. The waiting game was really nerve breaking, as S.coups, Hoshi and Jeonghan quietly sat in the living room, the other seventeen memebers started waking up, one by one, they started asking questions and getting worried
"Why nobody woke us up? we could have helped?" Woozi whined
"There was no point, it's ok" S.coups answered his voice still frustrated "But there is something that we need to talk about" he sounded serious. Seventeen members gave him all their attention as they stood in front of him in the living room sprawled all over the place
"Chan, he obviously got sick a while ago but nobody noticed, how can that be ?"
S.coups lifted his head to look at all the memebers in front of him
"It's serious, I can't accept the idea that no one knew ... He thought that we hated him, that we pushed him out"
He stopped a little to look at the shocked expressions of the rest "We weren't there for him"
The atmosphere became darker, no one could look at the leader in the eyes, they felt guilt, they should have known better not to let the situation get so serious. Their maknae was sick and they should have noticed and be there for him no matter how stubborn he was. Nobody added a word after that, they just waited for the doctor to come out.
They waited for more than 30 minutes before they heard the bedroom's door creek open and they stood up alarmed at the sight of the doctor coming out with an uncomfortable look on his face
"How is he doctor?" Their manager was first to ask as the rest of Seventeen members stood behind him including Seungcheol
"He's better now, I mean he has already gotten through the worst"
Sighs of relief were heard from all over but the doctor's expressions didn't change and they sensed that there was something else behind it
"I gave him a shot for his fever and did an overall check up and to be honest it doesn't look so good" The doctor paused now looking at very confused faces "He's dehydrated and malnutrited, he is still young this is not suppose to happen, he's body is litterly screaming for help" ... "He's ok now, for some reason he seems better, he's resting but I want to recommend not to leave his bed at least today and here ... this is a list of vitamins and minerals that he will be taking, he should eat well and sleep well, that's all for now"