What happens when the oldest member of Bangtan falls sick but tries to keep it to himself.
Genre: Fluff, Fainting, OT7, Everyone loves Jin
Pairing: Namjin (though not mentioned explicitly), Jinkook (not mentioned too hehe), more of a OT7 fanfic
Hello! 😀 So this is actually my first attempt at a BTS fanfic, so comments are definitely appreciated so I can improve! 🙂 Hope you like it, and do check out my other fics too!
When he woke up that morning, he knew that something was not right. His head was throbbing, his throat was scratchy and everything hurt. Pulling himself out of bed with a groan, Jin rubbed his temples and he squeezed his eyes shut as the sudden motion made him dizzy.
No, I can’t be sick. Not now. They were going to have their concert in a few days time and he knew that everyone had been looking forward to it. He did not want to be the one to ruin it all for the rest of the band.
Jin shuffled his feet into the kitchen, hands moving instinctively on their own to grab ingredients for breakfast. A full day of rehearsals and sound tests lie ahead of them, and they needed the energy to function. Sighing to himself, Jin closed his eyes again, trying to stop the pounding in his head. No luck.
“Hyung? Are you okay?” A worried voice entered the kitchen. Startled, Jin jumped when a hand was placed on his shoulders.
“I’m fine, Joon. Just…tired.” He gave the younger the biggest smile he could manage.
The younger was not convinced. “You look a little paler than usual. Are you sick?” Namjoon brought a hand up to the eldest’s forehead.
Jin almost purred in contentment at how good Namjoon’s cold hand felt against his skin. “I…I’m fine. Not sick.” Pushing the leader out of the kitchen, he forced Namjoon onto the sofa. “Just wait here. Breakfast will be done soon, I don’t want you to break anything in my kitchen.”
That seemed to do the trick as the younger man simply huffed “Fine” before promptly lying on the sofa, with no further intention of moving.
Jin couldn’t help but grimace as another wave of dizziness hit him. He held himself steady with the kitchen counter and took deep breaths. This was going to be a long day.
By the time the others woke up, Jin was already setting up the table for breakfast. “Hyung! Good morning!” Taehyung grinned his usual boxy smile as he launched himself onto Jin’s back. Jin gasped loudly as black spots started clouding his vision the moment the younger landed on his back. He staggered slightly with the extra load.
“Jin hyung? Are you okay?” Taehyung immediately unlatched himself from the other and peered into Jin’s face with concern. His hyung has never struggled with supporting his weight on his back, so when Jin staggered, alarm bells started ringing in Taehyung’s head.
Jin took a deep breath to steady himself before answering the younger. “I’m fine, Taetae.” He tried to give the younger a comforting smile as he ruffled his hair. “Go have your breakfast.”
Not wanting to disobey his hyung, Taehyung nodded and started pestering his next victim. The maknae was clearly still half-awake as he hadn’t noticed Taehyung smirking devilishly in the corner. Without warning, Taehyung launched himself onto the unsuspecting maknae with a loud roar. Jungkook yelped in surprise and immediately started tackling the other onto the floor.
“Guys, not so loud.” Jin winced as the loud noises from the living room caused his headache to get even worse (if that is even possible). Unfortunately, the two troublemakers didn’t seem bothered and continued with their antics. Taehyung started screaming and giggling as Jungkook overpowered him and started tickling his sides.
Just as Jin was about to ask them to quieten down once more, Namjoon stood up from the couch and whacked them both on their heads. “Yah! Jin hyung told you to quieten down. Why are you not listening?” Almost instantly, both Taehyung and Jungkook stopped their actions and bowed their heads guiltily.
“Sorry hyung.” Taehyung grinned widely. “You’re not angry at us right?”
“No, not angry.” Just very tired and dizzy. Jin tried to shake his head but immediately regretted it. He couldn’t focus on anything and everything started swaying.
Jungkook noticed Jin’s unsteady stance and rushed forward to support him before the eldest fell. “Hyung!” The maknae supported Jin and gently lowered him onto the seat. “Hyung, are you okay?”
Jin felt a pang in his heart when he saw the frightened and concerned looks in his member’s eyes. “I’m okay, really.” Jin gently patted Jungkook’s head. “Go get the others out for breakfast okay, Kookie?” The maknae just stared at him before nodding silently.
“Hyung, are you sick? I can call manager to reschedule if you are.” Namjoon sat next to Jin and took his hand. Jin silently cursed himself for letting the others worry about him. “I said I’m fine. Just…just drop it okay?” Jin whispered back as the rest of the group started streaming in.
“Smells good hyung!” Hoseok quickly grabbed his chopsticks and stuffing his face. Jin smiled slightly as he saw the members digging into the japchae he made before a sharp pain in his head made him wince once more.
“Jin hyung, you’re not eating?” Yoongi eyed Jin’s empty bowl suspiciously. “I…I’m not hungry. I ate when I was cooking.” Jin lied. Truth was, his stomach was so queasy that he wasn’t sure he could keep any food down. As Yoongi continued to stare doubtfully at Jin, he sighed and stood up. “I’ll wait in the car for you guys. Enjoy breakfast.” He quickly walked out of the dorm before they could question him further. He had never been able to hide anything from Yoongi (who could see past his lies easily). It’s only a couple more hours to go. You can do it, Jin. He thought to himself as he dozed off leaning against the car window.
I can’t do it.
It had been two hours into stage rehearsals and Jin was about to collapse. The bright stage lights were too disorientating for him and everything was blurry. He tripped over himself again as he tried to focus on the loud music booming around him. Suddenly, the music stopped and Jin raised his head in surprise. “Jin hyung, are you okay? You made the same mistake again.” Hoseok came over and patted his back gently.
Blinking his eyes slowly as he tried to process the younger’s words, he nodded. Truth was, he couldn’t feel his feet and it felt like someone was pounding his head repeatedly. “Break?” Hoseok asked as the rest of the members started walking to the backstage to rest. Jin nodded silently again as Hoseok smiled encouragingly at him. “Come on, hyung. We should go drink some water.”
He tried to focus on Hoseok’s back as the younger walked towards the others and follow him. But his body wouldn’t listen to him and a wave of dizziness overcame him. All of a sudden, the floor seemed to be moving closer and closer. The last thing he heard was someone shouting “Hyung!” before darkness consumed him.
Namjoon had been keeping an eye on Jin since morning. He had his suspicions that the older male was sick, but since Jin wanted him to drop the matter, he did. But when he saw how Jin’s legs gave up under him as he crumpled onto the ground painfully, he couldn’t stop himself from shouting.
“Hyung!” All the members immediately turned their heads around. Namjoon never had good hand and leg coordination, but in that instant, he rushed towards their eldest member at record speed.
“Jin hyung?” Namjoon gently lifted his head to inspect for any injuries. Luckily, Jin did not seem to have hit his head when he fell.
“What happened? Is Jin hyung going to be okay?” Jimin asked anxiously as he crouched next to Namjoon.
“Namjoon ah, we should carry him backstage for him to rest.” Yoongi placed a hand on the leader’s shoulder. Hearing that, Jimin quickly helped to support Jin’s body and placed him onto Namjoon’s back. The eldest was breathing heavily and a frown was etched on his face.
They quickly carried him and placed him onto the sofa in their changing room backstage. Jungkook grabbed some tissues and started to wipe the sweat off of Jin’s forehead. “Namjoon hyung, what happened?”
“I’m not sure exactly, but I think Jin hyung has been sick since this morning. He suddenly fainted just now when we were heading for our break.” Namjoon frowned. Taehyung must have noticed as he grabbed onto Namjoon’s hand.
“Hyung, it’s not your fault. We all didn’t notice it.” Namjoon simply smiled gently as he squeezed Taehyung’s hand tigher, prompting a boxy grin from the younger.
The moment was cut short as a groan was heard. The boys immediately dropped everything and ran towards Jin. “Hyung? How are you feeling?” Jungkook, who was sitting closest to Jin, helped to support him up. He felt as if he had just finished one of their 12 hour long dance practices. Leaning heavily onto the maknae, he could feel the youngest’s cool hand on his forehead.
“I think he has a slight fever.” Jungkook told Namjoon, who nodded and stood up. Jin could hear Namjoon and Yoongi talking in the background with their managers, but he couldn’t focus on anything as a feeling of nausea swept by. He grimaced, which was spotted by Hoseok.
“He should drink some water. Here.” He could hear Hoseok’s worried voice somewhere near him, but he couldn’t get his vision to focus enough to make out where the members were. “Hyung, open your mouth.” Jimin gently tipped the water bottle near Jin’s lips. A small whine escaped his lips as the cool liquid flowed into his mouth. He felt slightly better and could feel Jungkook gripping onto his back slightly tighter.
“Does he need the hospital?” Yoongi whispered softly. The managers frowned. “It’s probably just fatigue. He won’t need the hospital.” One of them waved his hand dismissively. “You guys should go home and rest. The concert and all schedules will proceed as usual.” The other spoke harshly while eyeing Jin. Namjoon was enraged. One of his members had fainted and the managers were not the least bit concerned about their health. He was about to protest when he felt a small tug on his wrist.
“Joonie…” He heard the older man call out to him softly. Immediately kneeling next to Jin, he took his hand and smiled gently. “Hyung, let’s go back.” He saw the other break into a small smile and nod slightly. Jungkook quickly shifted and helped Jin onto Namjoon’s back, pushing Jin’s hair back to wipe the sweat off his forehead.
Namjoon could hear Jin’s laboured breathing as the eldest rested his head onto his shoulder. When they got to their car he laid Jin down onto the seats at the back. “Namjoon, he cannot lie down. There is no space.” He heard the manager chiding him disapprovingly. Before he could reply, Yoongi replied curtly,” Yes, he can.” He climbed to the back and carefully placed Jin’s head onto his lap, allowing the eldest to lie on his and Namjoon’s laps. On the way back to the dorm, Jin kept mumbling with a frown on his face. Yoongi would gently rake through his hair and try to soothe the older man. The maknae line constantly turned around to glance at Jin with worry filled eyes.
Namjoon wasted no time giving out instructions once they reached home and he placed Jin onto his bed. Yoongi and Hoseok rushed to get medicine for Jin while Taehyung and Jimin prepared wet towels and water to try to bring Jin’s temperature down. Jungkook sat beside the eldest and poured small sips of water into his parted lips.
“Wha-“ Jin could feel something wet press down on his forehead and voices around him. Disorientated, he tried to sit up but was stopped by a firm hand on his shoulder. “Hyung, you should lie down and rest.” A familiar hand was raking through his hair slowly and he could feel himself falling back into unconsciousness.
When he woke up, the room was dark and empty. There was silence outside of the room. Jin groaned as he tried to pull himself up. His head was still throbbing, but it didn’t hurt as much as before. Rubbing his eyes, he tried to listen out for any signs that his band members were outside, but to no avail. Trudging his feet wearily, he headed out of his room and was surprised when he saw six heads turning toward him.
“Jin hyung! You’re awake!” Taehyung quickly rushed to his side to support in to the sofa. He whispered a soft thank you to the younger as they sat on the sofa. Jimin snuggled to his other side and brought a hand to his forehead. “Your fever seems to be better now. How are you feeling hyung?”
“I’m much better. Thank you guys.” He was tired but smiled as Taehyung shifted closer to him. Hoseok passed him a mug, filled with his favourite chamomile tea.
“Why didn’t you tell us you were sick?” Namjoon sighed. Jin instantly felt guilty and looked down to his hands. “I…The concert was coming up and I didn’t want to trouble any of you…” He whispered softly. “I’m sorry for causing so much trouble for all of you.”
Instead of yelling at him, he felt someone hugging him tightly. The maknae had somehow squeezed between him and Jimin and was burying his head into Jin’s chest. “It’s not your fault, hyung. We were all just worried when you fainted.”
“Yeah, don’t scare us like that ever again.” Yoongi tried glaring at Jin but his expression immediately softened when he took in the sight of the three youngest members snuggling up to Jin.
“I promise.” Jin smiled to himself. He loves his little family and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
And end! 🙂 I really hope you liked it because this is my first BTS fanfic 🙂 I actually don’t have a bias in BTS, though Jin holds a very special place in my heart ❤ Comments will be loved and take care!