Ruran stepped forward, sliding the door shut behind him to keep the light out. He moved to set the bowl on the nightstand and collect the previous one. “I am sorry to disturb you,” he apologized, “I’ve brought more soup, a different kind.”
“Haventhrown..upyet..” So rudely awoken. How dare you, Ruran. Thya Kahzuun’s gaze still follows the knight, however, if not with some delay. “..Can I.. assk a favor?”
He peeked down at her, head tilting. “Of course. How may I assist?”
Thya gazed through Ruran’s mask with her barely opened eyes, slowly blinking once before a response is formed. “..I need to.. call someone..”
The knight looked away for a moment, perhaps by instinct of the eye contact, though he played it off by looking for her possessions. “Ah, certainly. I’m sure many are worried about you.”
“Just need to.. ah.. ” Thya winced and gritted her teeth as she adjusted herself in the infirmary bed. That seems to have woken her up a tad, as her eyes aren’t virtually closed anymore. “..The others will.. have to wait. ’s.. too soon. Difficult to explain all of this.. heh.”
Ruran rummaged through her ruined armor, pulling out the pearl and looking back to her. “Do you wish to make the call, or shall I?”
“..Just start ‘wiv that I am fine.. to get the.. initial panic out of the way..” Thya sighed softly. “..You remember.. ah.. Zelenha, yes?”
He froze for a moment, then nodded. “Ah—yes. Your mother, is she not?”
Thya stared at Ruran for a handful of moments before her expressionless gaze was turned away with.. slight shame? “..Mom, yes.”
“I shall tell her that you’re all right.” He then held up the pearl and spoke into it. “Hello? Zelenha..?”
“..Is it.. okay if she comes over?” Thya muddered.
Ruran silently nodded.
There were a few moments of quiet, before an answer came. A woman’s voice. Zelenha Kiel. “Hm? Who’s this?”
“This is, ah, Ruran Vas. We…met once before, at your bakery.”
“… Oh, yes, I remember. How did you get this— Ah. Is Thya okay?”
“Yes,” he answered quickly, “Yes, Thya’s all right. She’s at the infirmary of Charlemend and Lumont Accounting Services.”
“… An accounting service has an infirmary, huh?” There was a trace of amusement in her voice, mixed with relief. “Fair enough. What happened?”
Ruran looked to Thya, brows raised in silent inquiry. “Ah, well…You see…” Words filled the silence, followed by a pause.
“..I’ll tell her,” Thya mumbled. “Just.. get her here..”
“It would be better if Thya explained when you get here. Are you able?”
“Hm. If she can talk, why isn’t she the one making this call?”
“She’s a bit exhausted, is all.” Ruran’s words were given with honest. “She’s been resting.”
“Fair enough.” Zelenha sighed. “Give me the address, I’ll be right over.”
“Certainly. It’s located in the Goblet, seventh ward, number 36. One of the doormen can point you to the infirmary within.”
“Thanks. See you soon.”
“Indeed, see you soon,” Ruran replied simply, and the pearl clicked off. He lowered the pearl and set it on the nightstand beside the bowl. “She will be here shortly. Is there anything I should do?”
“..She’ll have.. questions. I’d.. appreciate it if you could.. ah.. assist with answering them.”
“To the best of my ability, I shall,” he nodded.