I received a phone call from the hospital and nearly burst into tears right then and there. I was terrified, couldn’t bring myself to answer it but eventually I did (mainly because Mimi was nudging my hand, it felt like a sign).
I was greeted to a really gravelly voice which said “Hey, what took you so long?” It took me about five seconds to recognise that it was Rei, and that’s when I really started to cry. He couldn’t get a word in past my loud sobbing and sincere apologies until I heard him speaking in the soft tone he usually uses.
He told me that he wasn’t mad at me, and that he was hurting but not drastically. I told him that I wanted him home and he agreed with me. Hopefuly, it’s not going to be long now, I can’t wait to see him in person again, make sure that he’s completely okay and give him the biggest hug I can. It wasn’t a long conversation, as the nurse that was near him needed to take the phone back eventually. I’m just glad I got to speak to Rei, even a little bit!