Oct 21, 2019 12:07 PM
flo and sarah in aurum
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"But you said two weeks."

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"Three years," Flo whispers. 

Then, like a puppet with its strings cut, he slumps against the wall.

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Sarah rushes forward in a moment and is at his side. She doesn't know what to do, or what to say. But she can be here. By his side.

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Flo doesn't move. There's an absence in his eyes, like something has gone out behind them.

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Sarah sits by him for hours. She talks to him. Telling him about her life, school, people she wants to befriend. She doesn't get much into her home life. But. Enough.

She reads to him. Her battered copy of Hamlet. Henrik Ibsen. Though she apologises for the morbidity.

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If she didn't know he was a vampire, she might've been concerned by the fact he does not move at all. 

As such, he leans against the wall, somehow both slumped and stiff.

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She... is still really concerned. Especially when the hours roll on and turn into days.

"Flo. Please. Talk to me. Tell me what I can do. Anything."

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And yet, still no response.

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-- she reaches out to him, to his hand and takes it in her own.

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It's cold, and stiff. 

But his fingers twitch against hers, as if about to curl around her hand too.

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"I think.... you're a vampire now. And if I'm up on my folklore -- or pop culture -- You need blood. I don't think going three years without it is good."

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Flo offers no additional information.

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"I don't actually have a convenient bag of blood in my backpack. But. I do heal really quickly."

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...was that a small movement?

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"-- I can do this, Flo."

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He shudders, just the smallest bit.

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"Is there another way?"

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Something brightens a little in his eyes.

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"I could hike back to a town, find a hospital? Though. Do you need human blood, or..." she's really thinking aloud at this point. "I definitely smelled some foxes in the woods on my way here."

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"Did you...seriously offer me your own blood?"

It's the first thing he's said in days.

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She takes his hand again. "You didn't move or respond to anything for three days, Flo."

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Before her hand makes contact with his, suddenly Flo is on the other side of the room, braced against the wall, staring at her with terrified, black eyes. 

"Don't- don't."

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"I'm sorry. I won't touch you again. But you need blood. If not mine then someones else's."

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"I've made it this long."

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"This isn't living. You can't continue like this."

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