There will be much more action in the next bit I swear ok? Sorry I just needed to get the soppy bit here so there will be lots of action next time ok? Good. Ok then on with the story.
Sarthacus studied Skylara. They hadn't spoken since the fight. She was sitting beside Sabien's bed. He was still unconcious and had been now for eight hours. She hadn't left his side.
Cornelious walked up behind him and handed him a coffee. Sarthacus murmered his thanks and sipped it quietly. It scolded his tounge but he didn't care. At least now he felt something.
"How are you?" Cornelious asked.
"M'k, the doctors stitched me up properly now and I'm feeling a bit better."
Cornelious looked at his friend,not knowing whether to be concerned or angry. He didn't really feel any emotions normally but today for some reason he was feeling something. The sensation was new to him and he didn't know how to react.
"Has she spoken to you yet?"
"Has she slept yet."
"Have you slept yet?"
"I got about an hour but I woke up."
There was a silence between the companions for a moment.
"I feel so bad." Sarthacus said finally. "If I hadn't have had my name sealed it would have been different.....Skylara did say. She didn't like it there, I was a bad friend. And then what happened with Sabien......" he tailed off.
Cornelious pondered over what to say for a moment. "I don't know what to say to you Sarthacus. You were selfish and wrong. You know it, I know it, Skylara knows it."
"Will she forgive me?" he asked.
Cornelious shook his head. "I don't know."
Skylara looked down at Sabien's pale face. The bullet wouldn't have effected him so badly if he wasn't a werewolf. She was sure he knew how dangerous bullets were for his kind. So why did he do it? Why did he take the bullet for her? She'd only known him a few days but he was willing to put his life at risk to protect her.
When she'd been asking him all those questions he hadn't gotten annoyed or irritated by her. He'd never one asked her to stop talking.
"Please wake up Sabien. Please wake up." she kept saying over and over in her head, almost imagining that if she didn't stop saying it it would come true. Tears fell down her face and dripped onto the floor. She wasn't sure why. She was never normally so emotional.
"It's because he protected you, even though he hardly knew you he did something to save you from harm." said a small voice inside her head.
Silently she wept for Sabien and willed him to come back.
Sarthacus stared as Skylara wept for the werewolf. A unbearable feeling of guilt had washed over him. It was horrible. He couldn't stand it. He had to do something. He took a deep breath and walked over to Skylara.
She looked up at him a moment and imediately turned back to Sabien.
"Hey." he said quietly.
She didn't answer.
"I'm sorry.....I shouldn't have.....it wasn't right."
Skylara sighed. "Sorry just dosn't cut it Sarthacus. You said we'd go as soon as we had what we need and you lied to me. I thought you were my friend."
"I am. I am. I'm so sorry!" He pleaded. "Please forgive me! I feel so guilty!"
Skylara shook her head. "Sarthacus....I really don't feel like talking to you right now. Just....just go."
Sarthacus paused a moment and then walked away. He hoped Skylara would forgive him,but now wasn't the time.
Moments after Sarthacus left Sabien's eyelids flickered. Skylara gasped in shock. "Sabien?" she whispered.
He let out a grunt and opened his eyes. They lighened up when he saw Skylara. "Hey." he croaked. "What'd I miss?"
She laughed in delight and flung her arms around his neak. Sabien was taken back at first but after a moment returned the hug.
Then Skylara stiffened and retreated. "Why did you take that bullet for me?"
"You scared the hell out of me Sabien! Your a werewolf for christ's sake! You could have died quite easily and you almost did! Are you insane?!"
"I didn't want you to get hurt..."
Skylara carried on like she hadn't heard him. " 99% of werewolves die when they are hit by a bullet! 99%! Didn't you know the risk?!"
"Yes Skylara. I did."
Skylara paused. "You did...." she said quietly.
"Of course I did." he said smiling and taking her hand.
She looked at him a moment and then smiled and squeezed his hand tightly. "I'm glad your ok." she said.
"You too." he replied.