||[May. 23rd, 2011|10:48 pm]
empty cage girl
"I... He'd be glad you're here," Dair said, frowning, getting up and pulling over a chair from the table to the side of the bed. He looked up at Max. "They say maybe he can hear what people say, if you want to talk to him." He didn't buy it himself, but that didn't mean he hadn't talked himself hoarse. He took the pitcher from the bedside table as Max sat down. "I'm going to go refill this. Take your time." |
When Dair was gone Max shook his head, looked to Eddie before he took Nicci's hand. "You better get yourself better, JuJuBee," he said, keeping his voice buoyant somehow, instead of somber. "That boy'd be lost without you." He wanted to go off, tell Nicci that he'd be lost without him too. He wanted to reproach Nicci because he'd promised him longer, goddamnit. So much longer.
But he couldn't do that, and he lifted his chin. "I brought you a boa from my personal collection. Even if you can't hear me, I'm sure you can sense its presence. I've always figured the boas were where you derived your superpowers from, anyhow. But I mean, your secret's safe with me. Being from your home planet and all, I'd never tell a soul. So... you know. Do your thing, young padowan. The force is strong in this one."