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Alec Troven ([personal profile] element_wizard) wrote in [community profile] alternativewriting2012-09-26 05:20 pm
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Luckily for Andrew, despite all the stickiness and interesting eating habits (slugs) Alec had been a fairly healthy child. He got the chicken pox and then the flu a couple of times, but they'd always been pretty mild. He never got colds or sniffles or anything like that.

Today, unfortunately, would be different.

Today, still in his pajamas, Alec sat at the kitchen table, a bowl of cereal in front of him. He should have been ready for school, as he only had a few more weeks before graduating and he'd been working insanely hard to at least get a passing grade in his classes. But instead he just shoved the contents of the bowl, which may at one time have been Corn Flakes but now resembled mush and stared out into space. The coffee maker hadn't been turned on either. Which, of course, considering his coffee habit, was highly unusual.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Andrew wasn't used to seeing Alec just sitting around and poking at his food. Nor was he used to seeing him not drinking coffee. When he walked into the kitchen, he was immediately aware that something was wrong, but naturally assumed that perhaps Alec was just being lazy.

"You need to get to school," he said, pointedly looking at the clock on the wall behind Alec.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 04:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Andrew paused. This was certainly outside of the realm of normal, and it was alarming him slightly. He responded in English, frowning. "Alec, do you know where you are right now? Do you know what year it is?"
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"Because you're behaving awfully strangely, and acting as though your family is... still here."
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 06:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"They've... been dead for awhile. In what way do you feel bad? Are you feverish?"

Fevers could make people say strange things, after all...
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"Look at me, Alec. They've been dead for years. You live with me now."

He doesn't usually touch people if he can help it, but he crosses to the table and puts a hand on Alec's forehead, feeling for fever. Hoping he doesn't get pushed away.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Alec doesn't always call him his father, and given the circumstances, Andrew wonders if he's not more than slightly confused.

"You have a bad fever. Do you know my name, Alec?"
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"Alec, answer me."

Andrew isn't trying to sound mean, but he is concerned, and his voice is often harsh when he's trying to hide worry.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
"Alec, I'm Andrew. Your father died a long time ago. I think you need to get into bed."
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"Alec, I'm not your father. Not that father, at least."
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
This is officially freaking him out. "Alec, you need to get into bed. I'm calling the doctor right away."
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Andrew sighs, putting one arm around Alec's shoulder to assist him. "Here, lean on me," he says, not wanting Alec to fall on his face on the kitchen floor.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"The doctor is far less expensive than the hospital bills we might incur if you get worse. I'm calling him immediately."

He walks towards Alec's bedroom slowly, making sure Alec doesn't fall.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-09-27 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Andrew stares at him for a moment before crossing to the telephone and picking it up, calling the doctor. He doesn't think listening to anything Alec has to say in this state is productive, so he'll call someone in anyway. A few moments later, he comes back over to Alec, staring at him again.

"The doctor is on his way. Is there... anything you need?"

This taking care of people thing is... difficult, to say the least.

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