Morning arrives and Jin woke up hearing someone enter his room. He opened his eyelids slowly and everything around him soon came into his view. The creme color of the hospital walls to the white blanket that covered his body. He took in the monitors next to him that was beeping away.
His vision soon lands on the nurse in a white uniform smiling brightly at him. She made his way over to Jin and he let the warmest smile he could offer spread across his face until it suddenly vanishes when he saw her nametag.
It wasn't his Minji. He remembers that Minji had an exam and wouldn't be here until later. He sat up in bed and the nurse greets him.
"Good morning Mr. Kim."
"Good morning Miss Haeun."
"Oh, how do you know my name?"
Jin points to her name tag and her eyes widen.
"Omo! You can see?! They told me you were blind."
Jin let out a small chuckle at the girl and her reaction.
"I was blind, but not anymore," he smiles genuinely at the nurse.
"I can finally see again..." He softly whispers more to himself than to the nurse. He notices the tears building up in his orbs. He drinks in more of his surrounding before his eyes landed on the blanket that was next to him. It was the blanket that he and Minji used when she slept with him. It was the blanket that was so dear to him that he slept with every night.
He brought it up to his face and Minji's scent still lingered on the blanket. He closes his lids and as darkness falls upon him he suddenly misses his Minji. He missed her so much and his heart ached.
Why wasn't she here? Why couldn't her face be the first face he saw? Why couldn't he kiss those lips that he longs for so much? Where were her touches when he wanted them the most?
His heart jumps inside his ribcage as he thought about the moment he will finally get to see her, touch her, kiss her. He opened his eyes and asks Nurse Haeun about Minji.
"I know Nurse Minji has an exam today, but do you have any idea how long before she starts her shift here?"
The nurse gave Jin a look of confusion. She had never heard of another nurse in their hospital named Minji.
"I'm sorry, we don't have a Nurse by the name of Minji. You must be mistaken."
Jin's heart dropped at what he had just heard.
"W-what?" He asked completely confused.
"We do not have a nurse by the name of Minji here in this hospital."
His eyebrows furrowed in puzzlement. His heartbeat rapidly increases as he starts to panic.
"No, you're lying. Her name is Minji...."
He opened his mouth to speak again but nothing came out. And then he carefully thought about it. She never mentioned her surname. Or did she mention it and he just forgot.
What was her surname?
He grips his head hard trying to recall her last name.
"Sir, please calm down-"
"No..." Jin couldn't remember her last name. How was he going to ask the nurse for Minji if he doesn't know her surname.
"I want to see her. Bring Minji to see me. Please? She is Minji. Her name is Minji and she's a nurse here. She's my nurse..."
"I told you we don't have a Nurse name-"
"SHUT UP! I want to see Minji! I want to see my Minji!" He screams at the nurse making her shut up immediately. Scared at his sudden outburst, Haeun runs out of the room and bumps right into Taehyung.
She bows pronto to apologizes for running into him and without saying a word, she continues to flee out of the door.
"I'm not crazy. She was seriously here with me every day..." Jin continues to silently comfort himself. Tears slowly making their debut from his tear duct. It made no sense to him and he couldn't understand. How could Minji have been with him throughout his blind journey to comfort him, love him, and suddenly not exist.
"Hyung," Taehyung calls out to Jin. Jin looked up to meet his younger brother's gaze and then got up from his bed. He runs towards Taehyung and grips him strongly by his shoulder.
"Taehyung! Where is Minji? Why is that nurse telling me that Minji is not a nurse here? You hired her, didn't you? Where is she? Tell me!" He panics as he yells it out towards Taehyung.
Taehyung was taken aback by the sudden questions thrown at him. He couldn't answer Jin. His mouth had run dry and then it hits him that Jin had just gotten up and ran to him all on his own.
"H-Hyung, can you see me?" He silently whispered towards Jin.
Jin was breathing heavily. Every breath was paining him about Minji, but here was his baby brother right in front of him. He swallowed his questions for now and pulled on Taehyung to hug him tight.
"Yes, Taetae. I can see you. I can see again."
More tears filled his orbs as the two brothers held each other. They held each other for a few seconds more before Taehyung broke away from the hug. He was smiling brightly at his Hyung. He led Jin back to his bed and once Jin was settled back in bed he questions Taehyung about Minji again.
"Taehyung, the nurse earlier tells me that there is not a nurse by the name of Minji who works here. Did you hired Minji from a different hospital?"
Taehyung had honestly thought that Jisoo had already told Jin everything already. Seeing that Jin was asking for Minji and not Jisoo made him realize that she never said anything to Jin yet. He had promised not to tell Jin anything and let Jisoo tell him everything herself so he kept his mouth shut.
"Hyung, don't worry. Your Minji is here. That nurse is probably new and hasn't met Minji yet."
Jin nods to answer Taehyung and he felt like he could finally breathe normally after hearing words of confirmation from Taehyung.
"She said she had an exam today. She promised me she will come here to see me once her exam is done. I'll wait for her. I trust her and I know she will keep her promise. She always kept her promises that she had made to me."
Taehyung was starting to feel uneasy. It wasn't like Jisoo to suddenly just disappear on Jin.
"Hyung, rest for now. I'll go find her for you."
The door to Jin's room opened and Jin's doctor enters the room with Nurse Haeun following behind. She stayed close to Doctor Lee as she was afraid of Jin suddenly going berserk on her again. Taehyung grabs the nurse by her wrist and dragged her out into the hallway.
"Yah! Are you crazy?! How could you tell my Hyung that Minji doesn't work here?!" Taehyung angrily yells at the poor girl who had no idea what was going on. She refused to look at Taehyung and starts to tear up at his harsh tone. Taehyung runs a hand through his hair frustratedly before letting out a deep sigh.
"I'm sorry. It's complicated to explain. Just... Just do me a favor please," Taehyung lowers his voice and softly speaks to the shaking girl whose gaze was on her feet with her head bowed.
"Are you the Nurse in charge of Jin Hyung?"
"Y-yes. That's me."
"Okay, since you are in charge of Hyung now, let him know that Minji is a Nurse who works here."
"B-But we d-don't have a n-nurse named Min-" Haeun quietly mumbles out of her throat before she is quickly interrupted by Taehyung.
"I know you don't! Just do this favor for me. For my Hyung. I'll find Jisoo to explain herself to Hyung."
"Like I said, it's complicated."
Haeun finally looks up to meet Taehyung's eyes. She blinks as she took in his face and his dark brown orbs that was staring into her own. He was beautiful and he made her heart skip a beat.
"O-Okay..." She finally breathes out.
Taehyung smiles at her and she felt her heart stop beating.
"Where's your phone?" Taehyung asks her and she fumbles to fish her phone out from her pocket and gives it to him.
"It's locked," Taehyung hands it back to Haeun. She took it back and promptly unlocks it before handing it back to Taehyung. Taehyung sent himself a text from Haeun's phone so that he could get her phone number and returns her phone.
"Call me if there is anything about my Hyung. I have to leave now," and he smiles showing off his boxy smile at the girl and her breath hitched. She couldn't answer him back. Instead, she nods her head and Taehyung takes off running to go look for Jisoo.
Haeun's gaze followed Taehyung until he finally turns the corner and disappears out from her sight. Her free hand grips her shirt right next to her heavily beating chest and her eyes move down to her phone in her other hand. Suddenly it beeps and she unlocks it and saw that she got a new text message.
'By the way, my name is Kim Taehyung. Thank you miss Park Haeun-ssi.'
She bit her lips to keep from squealing with joy before remembering that she was at work and needed to act professionally. She calms down her beating heart and fixed her uniform before entering Jin's room.
Taehyung was on his way to Jisoo's house. He tried calling Jisoo but kept getting the message that her number was no longer in service. He called Yoongi's number too and got the same message. He threw his phone onto the passenger side out of frustration before stepping down on the gas pedal. His car zoomed through traffic and passed many other drivers who honked their horns at him.
Once he reaches his designation, he rushes out of his car and up to the front door. He pounds on the door and presses the doorbell like crazy. Soon the door opens up revealing Yoongi who looked surprised to see Taehyung.
"Tae, w-what are you doing here?"
"Hyung, where is Jisoo?"
"She's not here. She's at her dorm."
"Yoongi Hyung, what happened to Jisoo? Why is both your phones out of services? I was trying to call you both. Jin Hyung-"
"Taehyung..." Yoongi cuts him off. He looks at the man with much regrets in his eyes. He had grown to love Taehyung. Loved him as though he was his own little brother. His heart was breaking as he saw the worried look on Taehyung's face. But Jisoo was more important to him at the moment. His baby sister's pled and tears hurt him a little more. And he knows that he was going to regret everything that he was about to say, but he said it anyway.
"... don't come looking for Jisoo or me anymore."
"Huh? What are you talking about? Yoongi Hyung-"
"We don't want anything to do with you or Jin anymore."
Taehyung could feel his heart drop. He couldn't believe what he was hearing.
"I don't understand..."
"What don't you understand Taehyung? Do I have to spell it out for you? Jisoo left Jin because obviously she's done with Jin. She only cared for Jin because she pitied him when she thought you betrayed him. She told me that he could see again and she no longer needs to pretend to care for him anymore."
Taehyung was left speechless. Hurt visible in his eyes. He couldn't believe he was hearing this from Yoongi's mouth. Better yet he couldn't believe it at all. Not when he saw how much Jisoo loved Jin. Not when she stood by his side and made his Hyung so happy.
"Also, I'm done with you too because..." Yoongi's words got caught in his mouth. He didn't mean anything he was going to say, but he said it anyway.
"...because of you, Sunni left. Because of you, I lost Sunni."
Yoongi's felt his heart throbbing in pain as he saw the darkness and emptiness that he once saw in Taehyung's eyes slowly starting to return. And those orbs were staring only at Yoongi.
Taehyung felt nothing but numbness. He truly thought Jisoo was the right person for Jin. He thought she was never going to hurt Jin. He thought he made the right choice for his Hyung. But seeing the Yoongi in front of him now made him realize, maybe he wasn't so right after all. Maybe he missed the tiniest detail and misunderstood that Jisoo loved his Hyung. Had it all really just been out of pity for his Hyung? Taehyung let out a deep sigh before a throaty laugh escaped his mouth.
"Tell me again Yoongi Hyung..." He leans in close until he was at the same eye level as Yoongi.
"...If you repeat that same bullshit to my face, you'll never see me again. And I'll be sure to keep Jin Hyung away from Jisoo. You both could come crawling back begging until your knees are bleeding, but I won't give a shit. I'll never forgive either one of you."
Yoongi swallowed hard. His orbs glistening as he kept his composure. His heart and mind regretted everything he was about to say, but he said it anyway.
"I don't need to repeat myself. You heard me the first time. Leave Taehyung, and don't come back."
Taehyung's eyes darken. Right now he felt nothing but resentment and anger towards the man in front of him. Him and his sister. The girl whom he once loved so much. He leans back and straightens up his posture making him taller than Yoongi. Taehyung stared darkly down towards the older before finally turning away from him.
As Taehyung walked away he felt his heart cracking. Every step that he walked further away from Yoongi just shattered his heart a little more. He hoped to hear Yoongi call out to him. He hoped to see Yoongi running to him to stop him from leaving, but the only sound he could heart was his heart beating loudly inside in chest and his own footsteps.
He stops in his track and turns slightly so he could see Yoongi from the corner of his eyes. There stood the Hyung who pulled him out when he had fallen so low down the bottomless pit. The Hyung who taught him music and made him have a dream of his own. The Hyung who just broke his recently mended heart into a million pieces.
Before he knew it, tears fell endlessly down his face. He quickly wipes them away while turning to face the front, not allowing Yoongi to see his tears. He continues to walk back to his car. He pauses before opening his car door. He speaks, loud enough for Yoongi to hear him.
"Goodbye, Min Yoongi. And as promised, you'll never see me again."
And Taehyung got into his car and drove off.
Once Taehyung's car was out of sight, Yoongi finally let his composure break. He let out very heavy breaths as he didn't realize he'd been holding his breath. His tears finally made its show and he lets them run silently down his pale cheeks as he stares down the road that Taehyung's car had just driven off.
A shadow slowly emerges from behind him but Yoongi knew who it was. He knew and when he felt her hands around his waist giving him a much needed back hug, he finally let his voice be heard. He cries and she joins him. Her own silent tears were wetting the back of his shirt leaking into his pale milky shoulder blade. She says only one thing to Yoongi...
"Thank you, Mingi Oppa."
To Be Continued...
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