Ludwig was walking to the grocery story. Feliciano was holding his hand tightly and he kept looking around. Even though Feliciano was back to normal, Ludwig could tell he was still worried. People were staring at them, but Ludwig had gotten used to all the stares.
When they got what they need and left the store, Feliciano let out a small whimper. Ludwig looked at him and noticed Feliciano was pale. He was also breathing heavily.
"Are you okay?"
"S-Si... I'm fine..."
When they got home Ludwig got the thermometer. Feliciano looked at him.
"Open your mouth."
"I'm going to check your temperature. Now, open your mouth," Ludwig explained.
When the thermometer beeped, Ludwig looked at the numbers displayed on the screen. He frowned and looked at Feliciano.
"You need to go lay down. Your temperature is 101," Ludwig said and Feliciano shook his head.
"No, I'm fine. Really..." Feliciano trailed off and let out a shakey breath. Ludwig led him to the bedroom.
"You need to lay down. I won't take no for an answer."
When Ludwig got him situated, he went and got a rag. He wet it with cold water and went back to his bedroom. He laid it on Feliciano's forehead as the neko gazed up at him.
"Am I going to be okay Ludwig?"
"Hm? Ja, it's just a fever. You just need to rest so it will go away."
Ludwig was putting groceries away when Gilbert walked in.
"Hey Ludwig. Where's Feli?"
"Laying down. Please don't bother him, he's running a fever."
"What's that? Feli is running a fever?" Francis said as he took an apple off the counter and bit into it. Ludwig glared at him.
"Ja, so that means don't bother him."
"Your no fun," Francis said as he pouted. Gilbert helped Ludwig put the rest of the groceries away and he sat down at the table.
"If his fever gets any higher I will go pick up some fever reducer," Gilbert said and Ludwig nodded.
A few hours later, Ludwig walked back to his room. He checked Feliciano's temperature, relieved and disappointed that it hasn't changed. Feliciano was sweating a little and his ears laid flat against his head.
"Can I please take some of these covers off? I'm burning up," Feliciano asked and Ludwig shook his head.
"Nein. Sweating it out is one way to get rid of a fever. Plus, when you take the covers off, you'll complain about being cold."
"Where are you going to sleep tonight? Just in case what I have is contagious."
"I'll sleep in the guest room."
After dinner, Ludwig cooked some soup for Feliciano. He carried it to his bedroom and Feliciano sat up as he came in. Ludwig smiled.
"Feeling any better?"
"Okay. I brought you soup," he said, giving the bowl to Feliciano.
"Grazie Ludwig," he said as he smiled at him. Ludwig and Feliciano talked as Feliciano ate. When he got done, Ludwig took the bowl as Feliciano laid down.
"Good night Ludwig."
Ludwig went to the kitchen and washed dishes. Gilbert watched him.
"Did he get any better?"
"Feliciano said he didn't feel any better. Hopefully he'll be better tomorrow."
"Ja," Gilbert said as he stood up. "I'm going to bed. Good night."
After Ludwig finished the dishes, he went to his bedroom and looked in. Feliciano was sleeping peacefully, though his breathing was irregular. Ludwig went to bed.