Within an hour of the rescue, Casyril would return to her apartment with her cousin in hands. She had told the others that this was something that required focus and her attention, as well as magics that most would not understand.
Casy hated seeing her cousin in this shape. Not only was she beaten into a pulp, but her aura was weak, maligned….it was a state that Casy would not wish on another man. She did her best to hide her emotions, but it was impossible. The tears streamed down her face as she cared for her cousin.
“We must finish fusing your soul, lest you fade away into a husk.” Lat looked calm and offered a nod, but she was internally scared. She knew this had to happen, but that didn’t make the idea of having a creature of the void fuse with her again any more appealing.
She laid the girl down on a table in her workshop and offered a smile before placing the jewel in Latilda’s hand. “Hld this…and sleep.”Casy hugged the girl’s mind…comforting her, encouraging her to sleep. This was not a ritual one should be conscious for. “I have you, Lat. No one can hurt you.” The young reporter’s eyes closed and her body calmed.
Casy began the long ritual of cutting the runes into the wood. IT would take almost two hours, but once it was done, it was something she would have been proud of while she was in Grizzly Hills.
She pulled the blade Asp had used to find Latilda out and ran the tip across Latilda’s palm, releasing blood. The young girl barely flinched, though her hand tightened around the jewel reflexively.
Casy exhaled, and begin to mutter to herself in the old tongue, the runes glowing as the blood and pain spread into them. As this ritual occurs, Casy taps her blade on the girl’s hand, transferring the remainder of the magic into the gem, breaking it and sending the creature that was and was not Latilda back into the young girl.
Latilda begins to convulse on the table, her body clearly not used to such an entity. But after a moment, it ends. The girl’s body is still again.
Latilda’s eyes flutter open as the spell finishes, her mind getting used to having both minds together. She slowly lifts her hand…..reaching out for her cousin. “Casy…..” Her lip trembles.
Casy can’t help but smile, tears falling down her face. She could see her cousin in the young girl’s face again. The inquisitor hugs hercousin tightly, tears running down her face. “You’re safe, Latilda…you’re safe and whole again.”