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Discussion in 'Ark City' started by Thea Queen, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Thea Queen

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    Oh god. Oh god. Thea had forgotten how much it hurt to be shot. There was nothing like getting fatally stabbed, of course, but getting shot hurt like hell. It was rare to get shot, much more common to be shot at. But the suit absorbed the majority of the shots, when they hit. Still, a sniper rifle, with armor piercing shots, was an entirely a different matter. At least it hadn't lodged anywhere deadly, just in her shoulder.

    She knew better to think that everything would be fine, though. Every wound can bleed out in time. And there wasn't a doctor that she could trust, and a shoulder wound was hard to treat by yourself. She had to get back to the cave, where at she at least had medical supplies and could handle it.

    Or try to.

    She was losing more blood than she could afford to, and she was still in Radical Pointe, She took a step and the world tilted, and she fell to her knees, panting, one hand putting pressure on the wound. The world jarred again, and Thea collapsed, the blood almost invisible as it bled into her suit.
     
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    Luna took a deep breath of the night air. The crisp chill of early fall lingered in her lungs, aching slightly as her body protested. It wasn't bad. She could ignore that level of pain. Luna could still go on, still hide it under a well practiced mask of politeness and smiles. Prompto and Noctis, despite their past few weeks of travel, still remained ignorant of her pain thanks to this. Luna was determined to keep it that way for as long as she could.

    Once again, the trio of friends found themselves in an unknown city. Ark City. A place that didn't exist before the Calamity yet now thrived with a hundred years of history behind it. Just like they had in every other city, they found an inexpensive hotel to stay the night. Luna in her room with her dogs Pryna and Umbra, Noctis and Prompto in their room. As much fun as Luna had with them during the day, she tried to leave them alone at night. The happy couple deserved time alone.

    Pryna whined a little, her blue eyes looking up to Luna, clearly wondering why they had stopped walking. "I'm sorry girl." Luna said as she bent down to stroke Pryna's head. Umbra tugged gently on the hem of her dress. Poor things spent all day trapped in the back seat of a car. Luan couldn't blame them for wanting to stretch their legs.

    "Alright. Alright." Luna stood and their walk commenced. Only, it took all of a minute before both Pryna and Umbra suddenly came to a halt. Their ears and tails stood high and alert, their noses twitching like crazy. Umbra barked with alarm and shot off down an alley, Pryna and Luna hot on his heels.

    Right. Left. Right. Under a fence. Luna did her best to keep up with her dogs as they ran towards something unknown. Luna turned another corner and stopped. Umbra trotted up to a fallen figure and gave the red hooded person a worried sniff. Pryna stuck by Luna's side, whining. Carefully, Luna approached the person on the ground.

    "Hello? Are you alright? Can you hear me?" She knelt down to try and her hand on the person's shoulder in the hopes of rousing them.
     
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    Someone was... talking to her? Oh, she was on the ground. That was new. She didn't think she liked it. What had happened, what had happened.... Thea had been shot. Oh yeah, that was what had happened. And someone was talking to her. "Y-yeah," Thea said quietly, using her own voice for once, "I-I can hear you." There was a burn in her shoulder where she had been shot, and a feeling of cold that spread from that point. Because she had been shot, so she was bleeding. Yeah, that made sense.

    She kept forgetting that.

    Who was talking to her? Why was she hearing dogs? Was that just her imagination? Seriously, had she been found by a dog-walker? Was that what was going on? Hopefully she knew something about first-aid. Or could call an ambulance. Thea was registered, happily, but she also didn't want the club and the people who worked there to become targets for enemies that she had made. Still, she was getting off track. There was a person here. She sounded nice. Thea forced herself into a sitting position, ignoring the burn of the bullet wound.
     
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    The person in the red hood managed to rouse, her voice weak as she confirmed that she was at least conscious enough to respond. Luna pulled her hand away as the women forced herself into a sitting position, pain clear across her face. The tips of Luna's fingers felt wet. When she looked down, she saw the blood.

    Luna's eyes widened. This was bad. "You mustn't move." Luna insisted. "I can help you, but you need to stay still or you'll bleed out."

    Thanks to her experience at Misty Hollow's Clinic and her time as the Oracle, Luna knew what to do. She placed one hand on either side of the woman's wounded shoulder and bowed her head. A gentle golden light illuminated from her palms. "Blessed Stars of life and light," Luna began, her prayer intensifying the golden glow until it reached deep into the wound. Luna used her magic to carefully remove the bullet lodged in the hooded woman's shoulder. "deliver us from darkness blight." As her prayer concluded, the wound began to stitch itself up. It wasn't anything spectacular. The hole still remained, but the bleeding had stopped.

    Luna lowered her hands, opening one palm to reveal the bullet. "It will take a few days for you to completely recover, but it will continue to heal. Unfortionatly, there's not much I can do about the scar it will leave behind."
     
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    Oh...oh.... oh. Thea sat still, almost impressively so, as a pleasant warmth spread through her shoulder where she had been shot. Her head was still groggy (it was the blood loss, of course, but the interesting thing about blood loss is that, when you lose enough blood, you forget the grogginess is caused by the blood loss, and then you forget about the blood loss), but it wasn't getting groggier, and now that that had stopped, Thea could start to clear her head by force. "I don't think I'm going anywhere," she replied, as dryly as she could manage with a gunshot wound.

    Magic. Sometimes, Thea forgot that that was an option. It was nicer than getting the gunshot stitched up, that was for sure. No pain, and no steady hands necessary. She listened as the voice, definitely female, began to chant something that sounded like a prayer. It was... pretty. And rhymed. Thea felt better, once the bullet was gone, and she looked up at the woman, only a little older that her,. "Thank you," she said quietly, and reached for the bullet with a gloved hand. She wasn't going to leave anything that could reveal her identity around. Blood and DNA? One of the biggest. Then she laughed quietly. "Scars.... really aren't an issue," Thea responded. "I'm slowly getting a collection."
     
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    Luna smiled at the woman who thanked her her help. Even though she was kneeling, Luna still bowed a little, bending at her hip with her hands placed delicately on the floor in front of her. "It is my honor to help."

    When Luna sat back upright the world started to spin a little. For as powerful as her magic was, the backlash she took every time she used to was getting worse. This time wasn't so bad, but bullet wounds weren't exactly her prevue either. Her magic was meant for curing the Starscourge, not acting as a field medic. It added up. One day, she wouldn't be able to hide it anymore.

    "I admire your strength, but your body won't last if you don't take care of it." Luna said, her tone gentle and without judgement. It was a statement.

    Since the woman wasn't really in any state to move at the moment, Luna settled down on the pavement next to her. She summoned a bottle of water from her armiger, a trick she learned from Noctis. Luna offered the bottle to the hooded stranger. "If I may, what is it that you do that places a target on your back?"
     
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