Title: On the Third Day
By: sexycazzy
Pairing: Mac/Adam
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The third time Adam misses work Mac starts to worry there's something more to it.

On the third day, Mac frowned as he realized that Adam didn't come in to work. He had missed work 3 days in a row, which was not like Adam.

Mac took his mobile out, and speed-dialled to call Adam. After a few rings, it went straight to voice-mail. Mac sighed and after leaving a message, telling him to call him back, Mac hung the mobile up.

Mac was very worried about his partner and lover. He was busy with a case for the last couple of days, so when Adam didn't come over to his apartment, he assumed that Adam wanted to let him to get some sleep. But, Adam missing work a third time? Not possible.

He decided to go over to Adam's apartment to see if Adam was there.

* * * *

Mac was banging on the door at Adam's apartment, his heart tightened with panic. He had been at the apartment for 10 minutes and Adam didn't come to the door. A neighbour came out, and told Mac that the last time she saw Adam was a couple of days ago. He was puzzled, and finally decided that he have had enough.

Telling the neighbour to get back, Mac stepped back and kicked the door open. He ran into the apartment, calling out to Adam.

Mac found Adam in the kitchen, on the floor. He screamed and dropped to his knees, checking for his pulse. It was a faint one. He held Adam in his arms. Mac heard the neighbour calling for medics.

As the medics arrived, Mac was pulled away from Adam, by Stella.

* * * *

Mac sat by the bed, holding Adam's hand. "I should have gone to see him, when I realized he didn't come into work on Monday."

Stella put a hand over Mac's shoulder and squeezed it. "It's not your fault. We were all busy and didn't even notice. We should have."

It emerged that Adam had collapsed from low sugar count. Mac was surprised to find that Adam had diabetics and wondered why Adam didn't tell him.

Mac jumped as Adam's hand squeezed his; and he looked up to see Adam slowly waking up.

"Where am I?"

"In hospital." Mac said, quietly.

"What happened?"

"You fainted. Why didn't you tell me?" Mac asked, gently.

"I - I didn't want you to leave me..." Adam realized that Mac knew about his diabetics. Mac gasped, shocked. He got up from the chair, and leaned in and kissed Adam, frantically.

"I will never leave you, Adam." Mac whispered.