Kyuhyun stiffened immediately at the mention of his father. He had forgotten about his old man just for a second while he was helping this stranger, but now the pain that had taken him came back tenfold, and he couldn’t ignore it anymore.
Grimacing slightly, he stepped back, only to have the man continue on, “Is he alright?”
A red light flashed in his mind. A nagging suspicion started to creep on the corner of his mind, like something was tugging at him and pulling him in the wrong direction. He stood still, ice in his veins, as he asked with a slightly shaky voice, “How do you know my father? How do you know he’s hurt?”
When the man didn’t say anything, Kyuhyun rushed forward and grabbed hold of his shoulders brazenly, scaring the poor man, and shaking them slightly. He felt like he was out of his mind, his eyes wide with panic and desperation. “Were you there at the accident? Do you know anything? Anything that—about what happened to him? Please, if you do…” Tell me.
“Yes, I was!” Siwon bellowed at the younger one shaking him and increasing the sting in his head. He groaned in pain, struggling again the boy’s iron grip on his arms.
“I tried to warn him, because the wires, they swung everywhere, smashed everything” the tall male mumbled with a lowered head, memories returning to him as vividly as they had when he was dreaming.
He remembered Kyuhyun’s father clearly, the man had probably been on his way to the lab with several colleagues. Siwon didn’t knew what time of the day it was when the alarm boomed through the power plant and had him advancing on the generator in a mere minute. It came to a shock to all, the last accident they experienced had been decades ago and the mayor had promised that the Maintenance would be provided with extra manpower and protection so that a similar accident could be prevented.
They weren’t able to prevent it however and Siwon was unaware of the many injured or those who found their dead this day, but he clearly remember Kyuhyun’s father with evenly wide eyes of terror.
“When I was knocked down, I knew they didn’t know what to do, is he alright?” Siwon asked once more, brows furrowed deeply to show his concern and compassion.