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Caelum Lex Pt 2 Chapter 5: Poison
The infirmary lay still and quiet that afternoon, entirely empty save for the one person who had taken up near-permanent residence in the bed. Fiearius slouched back against the pillows, his eyes closed. He was somewhere between awake and dreaming, though he hadn't felt rested in over a month …
Then, through the fog of his sleep, he heard distant voices near the doorway. Probably it was Leta, another visit from his ever-diligent doctor. In a hoarse voice, he muttered, "Please, for the love of the gods, not another walking lesson," and gingerly opened his eyes.
But it wasn't Leta at the foot of his bed. It was Cyrus, looking apologetic, and at his side - of all people - stood Dez.
"What the hell is he doing here?" said Fiearius at once, snapping awake. Leta had told him Dez was locked in the brig, where he should have stayed. Until he rotted. But for some reason, here he was: Dez stood there patiently, silent and hollow as a statue.
"He's been demanding I let him see you since we
Caelum Lex Pt 2 Chapter 4: Motion
Carthis was the coldest place Corra had ever visited. Slick ice covered the paths, tree branches sagged under the weight of snow, and icy wind nipped her hands, which she hastily stuffed in her pockets as she walked beside Finn away from the rehab center.
Worry sat in her chest, like a lead weight. Ren had gone quietly and agreeably when they checked him into the center last night. He hadn't said a word until the very end, when he turned to Corra and thanked her softly. Then he added, "Will you tell her I'm sorry, please?"
And just like that, he was gone: the officer shook hands with Finn, then with Corra, and promised constant updates on Ren's condition. They said they could visit as often as they liked. Now, hours later, Corra was quiet and restless on the walk back to the Beacon. She kept close to Finn, purposely letting him block the wind for her.
"Do you think he'll be okay?" she mumbled at last. Finn slid her a look of understanding.
"Yeah. I do." His voice was warm and assuring.
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