Oliver Queen slowly opened the door to Dinah's apartment. The apartment was dark and the fan was on in the lounge room. As he closed the door, he was meet by the warm body of Dinah's border collie brushing against his legs.
"Hey Milo, how's Dinah?" he bent down and scratched the dog behind the ear. Dinah had left the Watchtower earlier, not feeling well and looking really pale.
Milo whined and licked his hand. Ollie smiled and walked into the lounge room, Milo at his heels. He quietly walked over to the couch and spotted a bundled form. He smiled at Dinah who was lying on the couch, a blanket wrapped her legs.
"Hey" said Ollie kneeling down beside the couch, brushing her curls out of her eyes "how are you feeling?"
"Horrible" mumbled Dinah burying her face in the pillow
He gently placed his hand on her forehead. "You're burning up, Pretty Bird" he gently picked her up and headed to her bedroom 'your going to bed and staying there" He glared at Dinah, who nodded and sighed.
Laying her on the bed, he turned on the fan and walked out to the kitchen.
Milo was torn between staying with Dinah and following Ollie. She decided to follow Ollie when he headed to the kitchen.
"She doesn't have any food, Milo" said Ollie opening the fridge "I thought I told you to take care of her" Milo just looked at him and cocked her head. "Alright, alright, she's stubborn I get it"
He picked up the phone and called AC 'Hey AC, can you get Bart to go to the shops and pick up the basics and bring it to Dinah's apartment" he looked over at the bedroom as AC began talking 'yeah, she's caught a bug from someone….I'm sure she'll be fine, just no Black Canary for a couple of days and plenty of bed rest"
"Now, Milo we need to get her a hot drink of some kind" Milo padded over to one of the cupboards and nudged it.
Ollie opened the cupboard and found some jasmine tea "Good girl Milo"
After making it he headed into Dinah's bedroom and quietly woke her up. He handed her a cup of tea and some Panadol. "This will make you feel better"
Dinah shook her head and buried her head in the pillow.
"Dinah" said Ollie
"I'm not thirsty" said Dinah "I just want this head ache to go away"
Ollie brushed her hair out of her eyes again and sighed. Milo whined from the foot of the bed and jumped up to see Dinah. She crawled over to her and licked her face.
"MILO!" said Dinah
Milo flatted her ears and lay down looking rejected.
"I'm sorry girl" said Dinah reaching over and scratching her ear
Milo licked her hand and lay her head down.
Ollie looked up as the door bell rang "Milo make sure she stays there" he said
Getting up he walked into the hallway and opened the door.
"Got the things you wanted Bossman" said Bart holding up bags
"Thanks" said Ollie leading him into the kitchen.
"How's she doing?" asked Bart placing the bags on the counter
"Annoyed, stubborn need I go on" said Ollie
"Could've warned you" said Bart packing the food into the cupboards
"I didn't think she could be more stubborn" said Ollie putting the eggs in the fridge "I was wrong"
"Your problem man" said Bart patting on him on the shoulder
Ollie smiled and watched as Bart let himself out.
He walked back to Dinah's room and sat down on the bed. Dinah looked up and groaned. He smiled and gently kissed her forehead.
"If you get sick don't blame me" said Dinah
Ollie ignored her and wrapped his arms around her.
2 weeks later
Ollie groaned and laid his head on his desk. Coughing he looked up at a knock at the door.
Dinah walked into his office and handled him a cup of tea.
"Is this your way of saying I told you so?" asked Ollie taking the cup.
"Maybe" said Dinah gently kissing his forehead