We got to the arena infirmary just in time the healer said. At one point the healer switch with a female healer to bandage the human, which I thought was weird but I don't know anything about humans or who should treat them so I kept my mouth shut. I'm looking at the humans armor, the entire chest plate is padded and soaked in blood. So much blood... how did he survive our fight? My thoughts are still dark from earlier but the feeling is fading. I can't believe I was going to kill the human just for being human, the thought made me shudder, it made feel like the mindless monster that all other races thought us to be. Looking at the chest plate besides being padded which was odd, there are indents where the tip of my finger almost fits in. Two to be exact right where a person's lungs sits but why in the world is his armor shaped like this? Is to help with speed or maybe his muscle are so big from carrying hat axe of his? Ya, that had to be it... right?
"Sir, the human is now stable but it is advise that you take her to an actual infirmary."
"Thank you healer."
The healer left and Ash comes in. I'm still wondering about the dang armor and why is it shaped like this?
Looking up to where Ash is hanging over the human and I finally understand why his armor is shaped like this. I gulp because he is really a she and I can't help but to think she's pretty looking. She has shoulder length blonde hair the color of golden wheat and such soft features, she looks so fragile being pale from blood loss and sleeping. Even with all the bandage its not hard to tell she is quite a woman.
"Well, what are going to do with her Cayden?"
I look over at Ash, what am I going to do? Hell why did I even saver her? I should have just killed her at the end of our fight but the blood... The blood, there was so much of it on my hand and in her armor, she should be dead with that kind of blood loss for sure. Looking down at her since seeing her for the first time without armor, her bruises have gotten increasingly lighter and even now her face has gotten some color. Has is that possible or how her axe just disappears. Is she even human I guess I should be asking myself that. I was curios that's why I saved her but now I don't know what to do with her. She can't just be let free, someone with that power can't be given the chance to join our enemy. Nor can she just wander giant country either after all she is just a human. Just a human... why should I even bother I loss everything because of her kind. Her. She looks so vulnerable, she fit the palm of my hand and yet she's killed several of my kind. She had to be strong, in order to survive, to fight the way she does. My decision her life: there decision his life. Why couldn't they show mercy? Why should I? No. I'm not like those damn monsters. I won't... I refuse to become what I despise!
"I need you to get a cage or something of sorts, I'll take her to the castle but I can't have her wandering around."
"Ok Cayden, but what about her injuries?"
"We don't need to worry about those, she already started healing."
"If you're sure then should I meet you in your quarters?"
"Yes, that's fine just be quick I don't want her to wake up before I get her settle."
Ash left after that which just left me and her. I move closer to pick her up but stop for a moment. What am I doing? She's human, a human, they're just as bad as goblins! Aren't they?
Getting fed up with being confuse I pick up the human gently as I can and head to the castle. It's a long walk to the castle but I make sure a have a firm but soft grip on the human not wanting to jostle her as much as possible. I left her armor back at the arena, the sight of her blood made me really uneasy for some reason.
I walk through the front gate not bothering to notice the looks of everyone who notice what I'm holding at the same time hoping Ash would be discrete about getting the cage. I walk to my wing of the castle. The castle is empty usually unless there is festivities but my wing is secluded from the rest of the castle and only the chamberlain comes this way to make sure I'm doing my studies. Its peaceful to me being alone here in what I count as home. I've replace most of the bedrooms into work areas or just empty them out so no one has reason to be back here in my domain. Ash's been thinking about moving from the soldier barracks to here and I'm hoping he does so I know he's not getting into trouble.
I get to my rooms and notice the door opened, I start growling ready to snap at who ever enter but find it's just Ash lounging on my sofa. Sighing I see that he did in fact get a cage. It's rectangle shaped with a door on the width of it so I'm guessing it doesn't open from the top. I go grab one of my older shirts that doesn't fit anymore and fold it as best as I can one handed and then lay the human on it. I stick the shirt and human inside of the cage and push her a bit farther into the cage so she's not right by the door when she wakes.
After all of what happen today I'm exhausted so I bid Ash goodbye. Looking at the cage I bring it into my bedroom and set on the table that's close to my bed. I would've put her on the nightstand but the cage won't fit. I slip out of my training clothes and a loose shirt and my boxers and go to bed.
Well I guess not being dead is good. It took my body all of my core energy to heal so I can't move nor can I even open my eyes. Sighing I let my body rest seeing as I can't move at least I can't sense any threat nor anyone. Of course though I spoke too soon, I hear rustling a way away can't tell how far it is in my state. I pretty sure it's a giant though because of the thumping, sounds like they're changing? The entire situation is nerve wracking, I remember most of what happened before I passed out; that the giant looked like he was going to kill me but I'm still alive... right? I got cut on the one's armor and then I fought him but I lost a lot of blood and I couldn't stay conscious while it healed. Hell I can't even feel what I'm laying on, or if I'm laying on anything. Am I even wearing anything?! Wait! How do I know it's a giant I'm hearing rustling... did I get thrown away?! Well if that is the case I guess it's better than being eaten especially with my healing. When I was little and my clan was still alive I remember an elder saying never get eaten whole because I would faster than the acid could digest me in someone's stomach. I'm sure that if I could even twitch I would because just thinking about it terrifies me. Thump* Thump* Thump* Whatever it is it's coming toward me. My breathing quickens my thinking starts coming up with the worse situations and seeing as I'm imaginative on a good day my thoughts are beyond scary. Most of them surrounding the thought of spiders... ya those are creepy like even in games are they scary!
"Good morning princey boy!"
"Again remind me why we associate with each other Ash?"
"Because I'm astronomically awesome?!"
"Riiiiight that must be it..."
"How is she? Wait why is she crying?!"
"What?... Oh shit!"
At that I heard like a metal door open close by I think. After that I heard rustling right next to my ear but I can't feel anything still... damn stupid healing! Leaving me vulnerable like this! I hear more rustling and then a very loud heart beat? Then rustling of sorts right in front of me, like if you snap your ears right next your ear then move to your cheek that's where the sound is coming from.
"Shhh it's ok, it's ok your safe, it's ok."
"Awww forget princey boy I think you should be boy mama!"
"Ashlynn Drake Maybearing you so even think of repeating that again and you can forget we even met."
"Ok ok ok, haha you even pronounce it right too! haha."
"I did not spend three years with you and the southern tribes learning Arafa-Hominum to pronounce your name wrong now get something to dry her eyes with!"
"As you wish."
I listen as Ash snickers as he walks away. So I'm crying great and I have no control to stop it... wait so that thumping is a heart beat- the heart beat of the giant I fought- who's a prince?
Great this is just peachy!
I need to breath, I'm starting to panic and I can't heal fast without a clear mind. I just need to stop crying and get movement in my body and leave...
OH MY STARS!!!
They know! They know I'm female which means I don't have my armor on and he could crush me but I would die now with my levels depleted. Oh shit! Oh shit! Oh shit! No no no no no no no no no... I need to leave! Escape! Something so I'm not helpless!
She's freaking out! I'm not sure why, I'm stroking her hair but that's not helping. She won't stop crying and she's hyperventilating! Roooocks! I think she's conscious but why won't she open her eyes!
"Ash! Go get Reece now!"
"It's ok little one. It's ok. Shhhh I won't hurt you... not again..."
She starts crying even harder but her body is not moving at all besides her breathing. She could suffocate like this... I wonder if this has happen before?
Is she scared? As much as I dislike humans, more like hate... I don't want to hate her. Seeing her like this I feel like this is a rare moment like she doesn't let people see her emotions. Funny really that's why she wears a mask. I felt intimidated and curios because I couldn't see who was under the mask but now? I don't want her to hide like that; Hell I don't even know her name and I feel like I need to protect her but why? Why do I feel like this? She's a human. I hate humans right? Of course! They killed my brother and left me bleeding to death. I should be dead but I didn't die... I didn't even have a scratch when the guards found us. Nor did my brother except for the killing blow. Kinda like her healing so quickly... less than a full day and the only sign is the loose bandages on her and barely visible scratch on her side. Is that it? I've linked the two together and that's why I'm having second thoughts?