I became aware of a throbbing pain in my head and I tried to open my eyes slightly. My eyelids felt heavy and I only just managed to get them open. All I saw was unfocused shapes in a darkened room. I blinked a few times to focus my vision and I saw someone asleep in the chair beside me.
"Unnh.." I groaned weakly, causing the person in the chair to stir slightly.
"Lukey?" asked a familiar voice, who I recognised as Michael.
"M-Mikey?" I asked groggily, my eyes starting to droop closed.
"Shh, just rest Luke.." said Michael gently as I fell asleep.
I was drawn back to awareness with three loud voices.
"Guys, keep it down.." I groaned weakly, cracking my eyes open slightly.
"Lukey, you're awake!" yelled Calum excitedly causing me to wince slightly.
"Cal, too loud.." I whined quietly, my head pounding.
"Sorry.. How are you feeling?" asked Calum gently, lowering his voice.
"Like I've been hit by a train.. What happened to me?" I asked weakly, trying to sit up.
"Hey, stay still Lukey.. What do you remember?" asked Ashton gently.
"The concert.. I was really cold.. I went to the bathroom and then I must've blacked out.. Then there was a doctor with something really cold... You guys took me outside and there was a police officer who drove us somewhere in his car and then I don't remember anything..." I said weakly, managing to sit semi upright.
"You had a raging fever Luke.. You were lucky we got you here.. You had a fit.." said Michael quietly, sounding distressed.
"A fit? How high was the fever?" I asked hurriedly.
"41.9 degrees.. They had to put you in an ice bath.." said Calum quietly, a worried expression on his face.
"41.9?!" I exclaimed in shock, sitting bolt upright causing the room to spin.
"Luke, lay down.." warned Michael hastily, helping me to lay down.
I squeezed my eyes shut, the dizziness making my head hurt more. When the room had stopped spinning, I opened my eyes again and the other three boys were giving me disapproving looks.
"What can cause a fever that high?" I asked weakly, my head still pounding.
"You have the flu.. Pretty nasty case of it too.." said Michael quietly.
"That explains a lot..." I said weakly, tiredness beginning to drag me into darkness.
I tried to fight off the sleep and the other boys shook their heads at me.
"Lukey, you need rest.." said Michael gently.
"I'm alright.. I don't have to sleep..." I said weakly, my eyelids becoming heavy.
"Luke, it's ok. Sleep.." said Ashton gently, nodding at me.
I finally let sleep drag me under and the last thing I knew before drifting off was the three boys smiling gently at me and the regular beep of the heart monitor I was hooked up to.