back to you [Cimeries] Feb 27, 2020 2:10:49 GMT -6
Post by Balthazar on Feb 27, 2020 2:10:49 GMT -6
He had done it.
Somehow, Balthazar had managed to find the cure. Perhaps it was the determined madness that had driven him from the moment he’d seen how sick Cimeries was. Perhaps it was because he knew that if he didn’t, not only would Cimeries die – but so, too, would he. He could not live in a world where she was not there with him, and so the stakes had been painfully high. It had been, quite literally, do or die. And somehow, miraculously, he had done it. From the very moment that he’d left the gathering of wolves who had offered up the plant that was proven to cure the disease, he had ran. Even when his lungs had burned, even when his legs had ached and his body had pleaded for a rest, he had continued to move. And now, he had finally returned to the place where he had left Cimeries, tucked away and hiding in the tall grasses of the prairie.
The grove containing the flowers had not been as far from Cimeries as he had feared, but it had been perhaps a half-days journey, and even that had seemed like too long a time away from her. But the scent of her, muddled with the cloying scent of sick and rot, was fresh here still. He followed it closely, the flowers he’d pulled clutched gently between his teeth, his large body parting the stalks of grass as he pressed through them. It was only once he came upon her prone form that he stopped, practically falling to the earth beside her so swiftly that his brain reeled.
Lowering his head, he gingerly placed the plants in front of her muzzle, and then leaned in to brush his muzzle against her lank pelt. She looked so frail, so afraid, and he could not stand it for another moment. He longed to see her as she had been before, his darling sister. ”Cimeries,” he rasped softly, unsure if she was awake or if she was still caught in the throes of a restless slumber. ”I…I did it. I found the cure. I saw with my own eyes the good it did to the sick ones who consumed it. You’re going to be okay.”
He nudged the petals towards her, his bright eyes locked onto the features of her face. ”Here. Eat it, all of it. I don’t know how it tastes, but even if it’s vile, you must keep it down. And I swear, you’ll begin to feel better soon afterwards. I watched as those around me practically came back from the dead, including…including the one who bit you.” His expression darkened and clouded at that, but now was not the time to dwell on Ignotus. Shifting away just slightly to give her room to maneuver, he let out a shaky sigh, his gaze never leaving her face as he repeated his earlier statement. ”You’re going to be okay.” It was more forceful this time, as if he could will the future he envisioned into existence.