Wednesday, October 18, 2017

so much to ask for

so much to ask for




"You, didn't get your flu shot?" Josh looked at Xander as if he must be a bad boy, after all.

"I didn't think about it." He did have a cough and a fever. Oh, and a headache that would not go away. Of course, he didn't think Josh would be at the emergency room.

Josh took his stats.

Xander felt as if his throat was burning. Even his ears.

"Its probably my sinuses." Xander guessed. Of course, he hadn't felt well since the disturbing phone call he got. Honestly, he didn't even know how the guy got his number.

"You aren't really congested." Josh told him. "How's everything going?"

It was true, it had been ages since they'd seen each other. They'd worked together a short while as medics.

"um.." He really didn't want to bring up his mother, but finally he told Josh about going to the funeral in Seoul.

"So, you've been out of the country?" He wrote that down in Xander's file. "The doctor might want to run some test."

Xander didn't like the sound of that.

"My..my mother's son..called me." Xander thought it might help if he told someone about Kevin. But the way he felt at the moment, it was just a bad dream, perhaps.

"Kevin?" Josh looked at him. "Where is he?"

"Busan." Xander was even lipped. "I don't even know him..and he calls me. Mad, at me."

"Mad? Like how?" Josh winced.

"He..he says I took her, away from him..and..and she never ever mentioned him. She didn't." Xander was almost in tears and the cough was back. He felt so weak.

Before he knew it, Josh had him hooked up to an IV. Evidently, he wasn't going, anywhere.