Written by Hazeen.
As the spell made contact with Hakous head the warrior burst out into screams. The undead paused and Hakou stopped trashing momentarily. The undead brought forth a strange device, a trinket of some kind. Bracing herself for whatever horror might be unleashed upon her next Medina tensed.
The trinket emitted an eerie hum and began to glow. A small purple light surrounded the Undead’s throat. “You should be able to understand the words I’m uttering now.”
Taken aback by the flawless common she could only nod. “Your friend is in a dire condition, I suggest you heal him if you wish him to live. We have no need for the both of you.”
Before she could even begin to formulate a protest in her mind, much less utter one, the undead resumed his decisive torture of Hakou. The Silence blocking her wore off, or perhaps the Undead had simply canceled it. She wasted no time and immediately resumed healing Hakou with what mana she had left.
The undead seemed to possess infinite energy, or perhaps it was her depletion that made it feel as such. She forced herself to continue healing, drawing upon resources she had not known she possessed. It wasn’t just her commanding officer’s life on the line. She knew that if he perished she would not last long before being driven insane. Alone, frightened and abandoned in the dark.
She healed and still Hakou grew progressively weaker, she cast her heals until it hurt to cast them and continued still even after the point where the lack of mana began to blacken her vision. Through her fading consciousness she uttered one last desperate prayer before the darkness enveloped her world.
Hakou fought to control the pain but had little stamina to spare, what he had he needed to stay awake. It was only with sheer brute strength of will that he managed to keep from passing out when Medina collapsed beside him. Still in a state of shock it took him a great many moments before realising the pain had stopped.
“I will return with the rising of the sun. Sleep.”
Loath to obey any command from that monster Hakou tried to stay awake for as long as he could. He worried for Medina, he whispered a prayer to whatever gods would accept it. He was calmed when he noted her steady breathing. Slowly fatigue overcame him and with it came the dreamless sleep of exhaustion.
To be continued…