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It seemed like Jixian would never wake up again as the night stretched
Of course, he was exhausted from our trip to Centralia yesterday and
almost died from toxic fumes. I couldn’t help but worry as I sat all night
My tutor and friend continued to breathe slowly in that big plastic tube
surrounded by sterile, white sheets. The hospital room was quiet—too quiet.
David sat with me in that hard plastic chair, but there wasn’t much he could
do, and he sure had no obligation to make me feel better.
War Mages needed to solve their problems alone or with their battle
partners. Mine couldn’t come into the hospital.
Nurses came in and out all night, marking things on charts and eyeing
his vitals above his bed. I tried asking questions, but the hospital had
assigned a mean nurse for the night, and she didn’t talk to me much. After
all, we were still just stupid kids to her, not demon fighters trying to save
Slowly, the sun rose. The sky turned pink outside, and David shifted in
his chair. “I should go find food.”
I gulped, thinking of what he and Becky must have endured while
homeless back in Denver. “I can buy you something, and I don’t think you
know anyone here who will offer you a free pastry and coffee every
David frowned as if hurt, and I immediately apologized. I hadn’t meant
to call him dead weight, and I was so tired I couldn’t regulate anything.
“It’s okay, and I might bum a bit of money off someone.”
“Bum off me, anytime. Thanks for going into that nightmare with us.”
“My girlfriend got captured by them, so of course, I would not run from
the fight,” David said, stifling a yawn. “I’m sure your friend here will be
Jixian muttered in his sleep, but his eyes still didn’t open. I wasn’t about
to tap on the plastic tube as if he were a trapped zoo animal, and that
reminded me: Tex was still pacing outside, unable to come into the hospital
building in either form. My battle partner was facing another type of exile.
“I hope so,” I said. The mean nurse never sounded too concerned when
she checked on Jixian, which was a good sign, even though I knew the
hospital was trying to contact Jixian’s bio family. They wouldn’t care that
he was lying out here, and they wouldn’t hop on a flight to rush here. They
threw him out years ago.
Malachi Desmond. The birth name on his chart gave me a clue about his
family, and I’d have a word with them at some point if we stopped the
worlds from spiraling into the Infernal Dimension.
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