They’ve all gotten injured before on missions, but for some reason nobody expected it to be Cassie. Perhaps because she could grow to be fifty feet tall in a few seconds, but it was easy to forget how young and vulnerable she was.
“Are you sure you’re comfortable?” Kate asked. Now, of course, it seemed that they all were running over themselves to take care of her.
Cassie nodded; she was sitting on the couch in their secret base (Kate had added a lot of additions that weren’t strictly necessary, but nevertheless were appreciated) with her left leg propped up by almost every pillow they could find. The television was set to her favorite channel, a bowl of popcorn (no butter, just like she liked it) tucked in next to her.
“Hey, look what I found!” Tommy shouted, appearing out of nowhere and waving his hands too fast for anyone to see anything but a blur.
“Tommy, slow down. We can’t see,” Billy pointed out. Tommy pouted and held out his hand, as still as possible. He was actually vibrating from excitement. “Sharpies?” Billy raised an eyebrow and took the red one. “What do you think we’re going to do, draw?”
Tommy opened his mouth and out came a string of words too quick for anyone to follow, though it was obvious he was offended.
“Oh that’s a great idea,” Cassie interrupted, coloring when she realized what she had done. “Sorry. But I actually wouldn’t mind if you wanted to draw on it.” She motioned towards the cast that covered the entire lower part of her left leg.
Billy and Tommy exchanged looks and the witch seemed to realize that, yes, his soul twin could come up with good ideas every once in a while.
“Well what are you two waiting for?” Kate stepped forward and took a look at the sharpies. “No purple? I’m offended.” She picked the blue one and started scribbling on Cassie’s cast.
Soon the entire group, Jonas and Eli included, were doodling or writing little notes on Cassie’s leg while she tried to see what they were doing. Jonas was unclear about the point, but when he drew a little heart Cassie smiled for the first time since her accident and he supposed he did something right.
Tommy, for his part, tried several times to draw a penis on her cast but one look from Kate cut that idea off quickly. That, and the fact that Billy threatened to send him to another dimension. (Even if he didn’t have the faintest idea if he could, it was still a good threat)
“Thank you, guys. Seriously, even you Tommy.” Cassie smiled again, this time for everyone. “You’re the best team a girl could wish for.”