Collision

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Rose was cooking dinner when her phone rang.

"Hi, Hun. Are you on your way home?"

"Not yet."

"What's wrong?"

"How did you - Never mind. Don't panic when I tell you where I am."

"Where are you?"

"The Hospital."

"What?! Are you okay? What happened?"

"I'm fine. It's not me... it's Changbin."

"Binnie?"

"He collapsed while we were working out. Since he's been out of sorts for so long I decided it was best to get him checked out."

"Oh god... Um, what hospital? I'm leaving now."

"Rose. They're keeping him overnight. They want to run some tests to see why he's been ill recently, but mostly like he'll be home tomorrow."

"Okay, but I still want to see him. He's - he might be -"

"I know. I will stay with him, but I need you to stay with the kids. They should be home soon."

"Why do I -"

"Jisung and Felix were with him when it happened. They're a little shaken up."

Rose leaned against the wall behind her.

"They saw Changbin..."

"Yeah. It gave them quite a shock."

"Don't worry. I'll look after them."

"Thank you, Sweetie. I'll keep you updated."

"Okay."

"I love you, my Rose."

"Love you too."

After she ended the call, her shock wore off and she slid down the wall until she was sitting on the floor.

"Hannie sit on the sofa with Lixie. I'll be right there, okay?"

Rose hadn't heard the front door open but the sound of Minho's voice alerted her to the fact that she was about to have company. She only manages to wipe away her tears before the dancer finds her about to get up.

There was no judgement in his eyes as he helped her up and gave her a hug. Most of the boys gave her hugs and did so on a regular basis, but this was unfamiliar.

"Chan-Hyung called you?"

"Yes. He told me to look after Sungie and Lixie."

"They're in the living room. Are you going to be okay?"

"Yeah. It was just a shock."

The pair went back into the living room and Jisung and Felix looked up at her from the sofa with worried eyes. Rose sat between them and they cuddled up to her while she stroked their hair.

"Changbin's going to be okay. He's going to be fine."

It was hard for Rose to go to work the next day as she wanted to be there when Chan and Changbin got home. Her soulmate had kept her up to date but had refrained from sharing any details until she got home. As soon as she stepped into the apartment she questioned Chan.

"Did they find out why he collapsed? Why he's been ill recently?"

Chan seemed reluctant to tell her.

"Tell me, Chan. Whatever it is, tell me."

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