AU: Gone || CLOSED
Ethan was perched high up in the tree, perfectly balanced, waiting silently. A knife in hand, silent. Faster than thought to be possible, he dropped to the ground, throwing the knife with deadly accuracy. The deer fell, squealing in pain. Ethan smiled, jogging over, quickly finishing it off to prevent more pain. He whistled lowly, the other hunters practically melting from the trees. With the help of several teens, they managed to get the large buck back to town without dropping it once. Ethan smiled, happy with the days work. He spotted Albert, nodding to him, holding out his hand as the older boy walked over. A few gold pieces were dropped into his hand, but he seemed satisfied. He nodded, having a few boys in his group transfer the dead animal to where it could be cooked for dinner. Once the task was done, the group of hunters set off. Like the Healer, this group was a much needed aid in survival. All of them skilled greatly in knife handling, perfect for the job. Three girls, four boys, all working under Ethan. Ethan was 15, past his calling, and a three bar freak. He didn’t use his ability all that often, since it was dangerous, but several people had seen the boy literally light up in some form of anger. And by light up, no one meant Sam’s green light or a soft glow. A wicked fire spread across his skin, his pupils seeming to hold fire themselves. He was a testy boy, but Sam trusted him and that was what mattered.
After letting his crew off on their own devices, Ethan headed to the make-shift hospital. He smiled at Edilio. “So, how are things?” He asked. Ethan spent a large amount of time in the woods, often missing out on who got sick with what, who fought, and who everyone was. “Fine. Albert’s worried about water levels.” Edilio answered. “I’ll gladly help more. Maybe if I just light-” Edilio cut him off quickly. “The help is appreciated, but you don’t have a control on it yet.” He said. “It’s too much of a risk considering the consequences.” Ethan sighed, but nodded. “Just think about it, it might work.” He said softly, jogging inside the hospital. Lana rolled her eyes at him. “You better not be injured Corsano.” She snapped, frustrated and exhausted. “Relax, I don’t get hurt anymore.” The boy said, laughing. Her eyes softened but she didn’t smile. Ethan elbowed her gently. “We brought in a good sized buck, you should eat.” She just brushed him off, healing a child with a cut arm. Ethan walked on, waving to Dahra lightly. He turned lightly, taking a few steps backwards, bumping into someone. He whipped around, sparks lighting up on his fingers, shocking the girl. He took a few steps back, holding his hands up. “Sorry, sorry.” He muttered, wincing as Lana cursed under her breath, checking to see if the girl was burned at all. “Idiot…” Lana muttered, gently healing a few minor burn marks on the girl. “Are you okay Hannah?”
Bella’s back home safe and sound. She was “rescued” in front of my house. Seriously, she hadn’t gone more than 100 feet from the property. And she couldn’t have had more fun with my neighbors, Joe, Janice and their dogs who took her in. She’s sleeping on my feet now. I’m exhausted! No sleep last night, so I’ll be over here napping with my big glass of wine. :)
Thank you all for the prayers and good thoughts. I very much appreciate it.
Joe and Janice were throwing around names for the dog and would have kept her, if no one came forward over the weekend. Joe’s brother raises Great Pyrenees up in Montana, so they knew what she needed. She was really very lucky. And I’m lucky that they saw my signs and called me.
I couldn’t be happier. <3