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09. Ohno's ReturnRating:
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Jun immensely was glad that Sho was around. He had never realize how useful having a medical doctor in their group was till Ohno suddenly collapsed in front of him. He was still in a daze when Sho ordered him to carry Ohno's suitcase into their sleeping quarters and inform the rest of what happened.
"You can manage?" Jun finally snapped out of his daze.
"Yeah I'll be fine." Sho nodded as he carried Ohno to the medical center. Ohno’s sudden appearance - and collapse, had made all of Jun’s anger disappeared in an instant. Jun kicked around an empty can in the corridor, reflecting on the sudden turn of events with a gloomy mode as he walked behind Sho to the centre.
When Ohno came to, he found himself surrounded by four pairs of eyes. His head hurt terribly and there was an IV drip sticking out of his arm.
"Just what have you been doing?" Sho scowled.
"You're badly dehydrated, having a fever, and..."
"Bag..." Ohno muttered weakly as he motioned.
Jun snatched up a plastic bag lying on the counter and held it open for Ohno, just in time as Ohno threw up into the bag. The rest watched anxiously as Sho attended to their leader, unable to do much to help.
"Do you want to eat something?" Sho asked Ohno as the man laid back down on the bed, exhausted. Ohno merely shook his head in reply, and the room fell once more into an uncomfortable silence.
"Ne, why don't we go finish cleaning up..." Jun said softy as he tapped on Aiba's arm.
"Unn" Aiba nodded, "Rest well ne leader?".
After the trio stepped out of the room, Jun apologized, "Sorry about the mess I made earlier..."
"Its alright, I'm just worried about leader." Aiba sighed.
"Don't worry, I'm sure Ohno will be fine." Nino replied, although he didn't sound so sure himself.
After the rest had left, Sho started probing Ohno.
"How are you feeling now?"
"I'm fine." Ohno mumbled.
"No you're not..." Sho frowned.
"I will be" Ohno argued, though his feeble voice certainly suggested otherwise. Sho let out a huge sigh before continuing.
"Look Ohno, I'm trying to help you out here. For one you are clearly sick. Two, I'm a doctor. Three, I'm just a newbie doctor and by the seriousness of your illness I have half a mind to send you to the hospital where you can get some proper care. Plus, its a month into the camp and as much as I hate it admit, I'm exhausted. So will you please answer my questions properly?" Sho drew in a sharp breath as he ended the mini lecture.
Earlier he had called the Agency to find out what the hell was going on, but it appeared that all the Agency knew was that Ohno had just gotten off the flight from India and demanded to be driven to their training campus. A call to Kinki, who were still stationed in India, had proved more useful however. They informed Sho that the decision to put Ohno on a flight back to Tokyo had been a very last minute thing. They had noticed Ohno looking more pale and tired for the past week, but Ohno just kept shrugging it off every time they asked. Initially they assumed that it was just because the mission had been going on for too long, but they realized something was off when Ohno barely touched his breakfast. When they followed him to the toilet and found Ohno throwing up, they made the decision to send him back to Tokyo on the very next flight.
"Sorry, we should have been more alert after the warnings from Joshima but... we hardly get to meet and all with all the stuff we've had to do." Koichi said.
"It's alright..." Sho replied, he was more curious about the warning that Joshima had given though.
"Ah that, Joshima said that Ohno's the type who would never admit that he's unwell... you know when we asked him to go back to Japan to rest he refused and insisted he was alright... but thankfully Tsuyoshi reminded him that he could join you guys at the camp if he goes back... Strange though I was sure I'd sent out a mail to the Agency asking them to send Ohno to the hospital.... Ah I heard though, that there was once he overexerted himself and they hospitalized him for two weeks against his wishes. He'd hated hospitals ever since."
Sho could tell that what Koichi said about Ohno's hatred for hospitals was right, because as soon as he mentioned it, Ohno visibly stiffened up.
"So, judging by all the gastric juice you threw up, you've not eaten anything for a while huh?"
"Just how long have you been sick for? Can you please tell me when it started?" Sho asked again.
Ohno took a deep breath before he gave Sho a brief rundown of the events in the past week.
It had been one of Ohno's most tiring mission yet. They had only three men on the ground and Ohno had probably the worst luck out of them all. The target he had been assigned to tail was running seriously all over the place. He had chased the target up on board the train before he realized that he had no idea where the hell the train was going. They had boarded the train illegally after all. In fact, board would not be a right word to use, for they were actually dangling on the railings outside the train precariously as it the train zoomed out of the city and into the countryside. The sun was beating down directly on the train. With no water to drink Ohno was quickly feeling the strength drain out of him as he struggled to hold on. By the time the train had reached the next station three hours later, Ohno had completely given up all prospects of finding out where the target was heading to in favor of keeping himself alive. When Ohno had finally made his way back to the hotel 5 hours later and thrown up, he was so exhausted that he could not even tell if it was due to food poisoning or the heat exhaustion. He'd spent the better part of the following day resting in his apartment, only going out for dinner when he ran out of food. The next morning he thought he'd recovered already, and meet Koichi for a brief discussion in the local food market. Unfortunately for Ohno, the combination of yogurt, heavy spices and plenty of oil did not agree with his weakened stomach, and he'd pretty much thrown up after every meal till he finally could not force himself to eat anything in the morning before he got sent home.
Sho sighed as Ohno finished his brief recount. He had deduced as much from Ohno's condition and the telephone conversation with Kinki, but he had assumed that the heat exhaustion was a slow buildup throughout the week, not from right at the start. Sho measured Ohno's temperature and blood pressure and noted down the values in the record book. It wasn't any better compared to the first measurement earlier, but then again, that had been barely an hour ago.
"Do you have a headache, or..." Ohno interrupted before Sho could finish
"A little dizzy, and headache yeah..."
"A little?" Sho questioned.
"It was worst just now..."
Sho nodded, "That's to be expected though. You're fairly dehydrated and with a low blood pressure. I'd like you to lie in bed and just press the call bell if you need anything alright?"
Ohno nodded obediently, seemingly resigned to his fate.
"I'd rather not have you fainting again... now let's take a look at your stomach..."
Sho said as he lifted the base of Ohno's shirt to examine the abdominal area. Sho warmed the stethoscope with his hands before listening for bowel sounds. Sho then proceeded to percuss and palpate the area, closely watching Ohno's facial expressions while doing so. Ono's stomach was noticeably bloated and churning very loudly. He noted the noticeable wince that appeared on Ohno's face when he palpated an area.
"Does it hurt when I do this?" Sho asked, as he pressed down on the same region again.
"A little..." Ohno winced.
"You got the stomach flu," Sho informed Ohno.
"I'll give you something to help prevent vomiting but for now getting you hydrated and rested is the top priority. Remember what I said, I don't want to see you out of bed without my permission you hear me?" Ohno nodded weakly as Sho set off to the pharmacy. Hopefully they have a stock of the medication Ohno needs.
Sho needn't have worried though, the pharmacy was well stocked. Overly well stocked in fact, they practically had enough stock to run a mini hospital - if not for the lack of manpower that is. Somehow Johnny had even managed to get his hands on controlled substances like morphine for the clinic. Sho shook his head in bewilderment. Just how influential was Johnny? Sho took the medication he was looking for and signed out of the log book (together with the IV drip and hydration shots he took out earlier, he was in such a rush he didn't notice the logbook at all) before heading back to give Ohno the medication.
It was almost 2am when Sho was woken up by a rough shake. He opened his eyes to see Nino standing in front of him. Sho stretched his back as he stood up. He'd fallen asleep on the chair next to Ohno and it wasn't the most comfortable position to sleep in.
"Fancy them having a ward with no nurse..." Nino lamented.
Sho gave a bitter smile. "Well we aren't supposed to be around here during the weekends after all... And its not like there's a lot of teams using this training ground at any one time... so it doesn't make sense for them to hire two nurses just so that they can rotate and have someone cover the weekends...".
"Hmm true..." Nino admitted after some consideration.
"But what if there was an accident and we didn't have a doctor like you around?"
"Well there's always the hospital..." Sho said, and they let the matter rest.
Sho had told the rest about Ohno's hatred for hospitals, although Nino still didn't quite understand why. After all its just two weeks of rest wasn't it? Nino made a mental note to ask Ohno more about it next time.
Ohno kept to his word and remained rested in bed for the entire Sunday. He had refused Sho's offer of bringing him a bedpan though. There was a limit to how much his pride could take. He'd let Sho helped him to the bathroom though. In spite of his embarrassment at being seen in such a pathetic state, Ohno was glad that Sho was there to help him. He had severely overestimated himself, and was now paying the price for under estimating the severity of his illness. He had been so dizzy the first time he stood up that Ohno was sure he would have collapsed and hit his head on something if Sho hadn't been there to catch him. The rest of the members came and visited him during the day, but always only for short periods of time. None of them mentioned it but Ohno knew they were busy cleaning up some part of the campus as part of their penalty. Ohno was silently grateful for their support. The remaining three had to work even harder now that Sho was occupied with looking after him, but they had insisted that Sho should stay with him all day in case anything happens. Ohno was sure that even the best hospitals don't provide such royal treatment.
Ohno was feeling much better by the time the nurse came in on Monday. Sho had left Ohno in the hands of the nurse, but not before giving strict instructions on the medication and to inform him if Ohno takes a turn for the worst. Ohno's dizzy spell was mostly gone by the afternoon, and he could walk around on his own without fear of fainting. When the night rolled around and the nurse came to change his IV pack, Ohno begged the nurse to let him off the IV for a while. His worry for his teammates had returned, and he was desperate to see how they were doing. None of them had came around all day and it worried Ohno. Considering the amount of care they had showered him with over the weekend, Ohno was certain that they must have been kept really busy by their instructor, Higashiyama, or getting picked on by Kanjani8. He could only hope that it was the former instead of the latter. The nurse reluctantly agree to let Ohno take a walk, but only on the condition that he did not exert himself or try anything foolish. Ohno nodded in appreciation before speeding off to the main block to find his teammates. He grabbed his jacket and put it on on the way out so that it’ll hide the IV plug that was still embedded in his right wrist.
Wondering where his teammates where, Ohno decided to check out the dojo first. The bright lights and the noise Ohno heard as he came nearer the dojo confirmed that Ohno’s choice was right. Ohno stood by the door quietly as he took in the scene before him. The buckets of water and rugs at the side told him that his teammates were probably giving cleaning duties again. The Kanjani8 members were all gathered around and very rowdy. In particular, a few of them looked like they were drunk. Ohno frowned. Drinking was strictly prohibited on campus, and the Kanjani members were all elites and had no excuse for getting drunk in the middle of training camp on campus. A verbal fight had ensued and things started heating up. Sho ran out of the dojo to get help from their instructors just as a row broke up before the two groups.
A/N: Yay! So now we know what happened to Ohno! And there was quite a bit of brotherly Yama love here ne? XD I hope you liked it![Previous Chapter] [Next Chapter]