[TWFNE] Week 248: Day of Hope

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The grand atrium was silent and still. A dim light ran along the walls, barely lighting up the room. Shadows blended into black, stretching into the walls. There were no shuffling on the stone floors of the ancient temple, no decrepit creatures roaming the area. The walls were carved full of flowing symbols. The ceiling was tall, arching into darkness. The original purpose of the room had been lost. What furniture stood there originally had ground to piles of mulch and junk.

To the south was a set of double doors leading to the rest of the temple. To the north was a pair of statues. One of them was missing an arm. The other was missing an arm and head. They were haunting figures cast half in shadow. There was a humbleness to their stance. They were on their knees, looking to the sky. Set in between them was a single door, solid and heavy.

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Cassius concentrated on his work, ignoring his surroundings, in his left hand he held a small flame, which was held close to the more frozen parts of Aeria. His right hand trailed behind it, rubbing a salve deep into the wounds. He winced as he surveyed the damage. The girl had had a number done on her. She should be on her back, resting, if he was quite honest.

“Not that any of us are any better.” He muttered to himself, sparing a glance down at his own bandages as well as the wounds the others had taken. He had used the last roll that he had brought with him in the aftermath of their battle. A white gauze pad, taped to his side, peaked out from under his brown clothes. He knew that Keydis had multiple rows up and down her arms, and he had secured her head from more trauma with another set of heavy bandages.

He desperately needed a rest, but he doubted Keydis would have any of it. He was here now, and according to her, they were on a deadline. Still, for a moment there was a plea for respite as he locked eyes with the mercenary. Then he looked back up to his work, purposefully taking his time as he went. He could at least give them a breather while they got patched up.
 

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Cassius was soothing her with the magic, but Aeria's face was still contorted and her eyes were misty with pain. She leaned back but immediately all of the lines in her body tensed as Cassius' hands touched certain spots on her skin. Her eyes ran around the chamber, lighting on various features for a few moments, but ultimately they returned to staring fixedly ahead as the pain struck her in waves.

Her keen hearing caught the healer's voice and she replied to it. "I hope you're not neglecting yourself in all of this healing, Cassius. We may need you again."

The salve was beginning to take effect now and so the young spurii leaned back more. The taut lines in her face did relax a little and she tried to take a few deep breaths, wincing as pain seemed to lance through her side and wherever the burns were their worst. The bastards she thought the bloody bastards put us at a terrible disadvantage. She said nothing, however, trying to just let Cassius do his work.

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