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Family is Important (The public Phone Booth Number - Part 6)

Disclaimer : I'm a huge KPop fan and you will come across names and photographs of KPop idols in most of my stories (The photographs and pics are downloaded from the internet and I do not have ANY intellectual property right over them). They are my muse and inspiration in so many ways. The incidents and characters are fictional and have no resemblance to any K pop idol in any manner.

Next morning I was up early. I cooked some breakfast while the coffee brewed. Taking my plate to the swing in the balcony, I spoke to Minnie as I ate. She sounded fine but I would still stop by to see her before I meet Dr Kim.

Minnie never asks me anything about my job, though she worries about my safety.... I’m excited about the baby and scared too.... I wonder if I’d be a good father..... I wonder if I would have time to spend with my family.... Minnie never complains but I know she tries to make every moment together a special one! Oh God, I miss her!!!

In 15 minutes I’m on my way to the hospital. Minnie looked better. Her parents would be here by noon. I’m relieved to hear that! The doctor came in for a check up and said I could take Minnie home tomorrow. I’m smiling at her as she shyly asks me to hug her. We stay like that for a while- feeling each other’s love and warmth- till I realise she has dozed off. I carefully put her head on the pillow, tuck the blanket around her and leave the room.

I am early but Dr Kim would be there at the HQ. As I give him the ziplock bag and tell him about last night’s incident, he looked grim and said,” Jeon, be careful, ok? This is the third time in the past one month. Does Minnie know? “

Me- No, she isn’t supposed to take stress because it can harm the baby....

Oh no!!! I stopped but the cat was already out of the bag!!!

Dr Kim- Baby? She is pregnant? And you were hiding it huh?

Me- Err... actually, I was surprised too! 😬 Just got to know yesterday because she fainted and her colleague took her to the hospital.

Dr Kim- Congratulations Jeon! You will be a great dad! A real cool dad! And if it’s a daughter, God help her boyfriends!

Me- Boyfriends? I’ll shoot anyone who dares to even think about her!!

Dr Kim laughed and hugged me, when Namjoon walked in.

NJ- Sir, whose boyfriend will you kill?

Dr Kim- His daughter’s! Jeon is going to be a dad soon!

NJ- Congratulations Jeon Sir! This is the report based on the information on the cellphones. There’s only one number they got calls/ messages from, which is a public phone booth number outside the Legislative Assembly building!

Me- Really? Interesting 🧐

NJ- The boys are fine now but both of them are still unconscious.

Me- Oh, I’m sure their identity will be confirmed soon. Right, Dr Kim?

Dr Kim- Of course! In about 30 minutes I will be there with the report!

I walked out with Namjoon towards the Chief’s office.

Chief- Jeon, I’m worried about you.... This is the third attempt! Is someone after your life?

Me- Chief, I’m being careful. Please don’t worry....

Namjoon and I filled in the Chief about last night’s incident. His frown deepened as he looked at me and said,” Jeon, be careful and alert.... Tell Minnie also. It’s barely a year since your parents were attacked....”

Me- Yes Chief.... Actually, the doctor says Minnie shouldn’t get stressed about anything as it could harm the baby....

Chief- Baby? Congratulations my boy! But that means you need to be even more careful now... Send Minnie to her parents’ place for a while....With security!

Me- I have already spoken to her parents , Chief. They will take her with them tonight.

Chief- Then why are you here? Vanish! Take the day off! Family is important, Jeon. Come back on Monday morning.

I smiled as I made my way back to the parking lot. Minnie was glowing as we all went out for a family dinner to celebrate the occasion. As I looked around the table, I recalled Chief’s words- “ Family is important “..... Yes, it is..... I couldn’t protect my parents but I won’t let anything or anyone harm my family anymore....

(To be continued....)

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