|Gabriel Corvin Turner (inoblivion) wrote in goddessland,|
@ 2017-09-17 20:28:00
|Entry tags:||character: gabe turner, character: molly carpenter|
Who: Gabe and Molly
Where: Their Cottage, Village
When: September 17, late evening
Warning: References to drug use, nudity
Status: Closed, Complete
Gabe had napped. The nausea and body aches pulled him back to consciousness. The first thing he saw when he opened his eyes was a black feathered and furred face peering at him. Then he saw Molly. "I feel like crap, how are you doing?"
“I'm still here. I got water for you.” She wasn't sure what to do about food yet. There was apparently a farm but she would have to go out to access it and she didn't want him waking with her gone in a strange place. It just felt wrong. Her fingers ran over his forehead and she sighed. “You at least feel a little less warm now…”
"No… think I'm due for some chills." He sighed. "And I'm not hungry but Arundel is." He struggled to sit up through the aches. "Need to find something for him." As if the thought was enough, he realized there was a plate of meat bits on the bedside for the predator on his pillow. "Oh, you took care of it already." Gabe lowered himself back slowly.
“Rest,” Because she had not taken care of it, but the thought seemed to be enough, and Anu seemed to be willing to share with Arundel, which made sense given that Molly and Gabe tended to share most things and Anu was as much a part of her as Arundel seemed to be for him. She pulled the blanket up over him and frowned faintly. “I should go find us food if you’re due for chills. I doubt I’ll be helpful there… though I can run you a hot bath first…”
"I'm sluggish… bath is…" he tried a flirtatious smile. "You gonna watch to make sure I don't drown?"
Molly rolled her eyes teasingly at him and shook her head. “You’re incorrigible. You do know that, I hope. I’ll stay with you. Just let me start up water for you so you aren’t getting in cold.” She walked to the bathroom and turned on the water, testing it a few times before she decided it was acceptably hot to her touch - almost painfully so - before she went back to retrieve him.
"Arundel says I smell." Gabe explained when Molly came back. "He doesn't know how bad it can get… So far as withdrawal goes, this one isn't bad. I think the one back when I was eighteen was the worst."
“You do,” she said softly as she helped him to the tub and took his clothes from him, tossing them to the side. She eased him into the water and dipped her hands into it, moving to rub his shoulders. It warmed her cold skin for a bit, she knew, and she didn't want to make his discomfort worse.
Gabe flinched a little - even the gentle rubbing of his shoulders hurt. "At least we have water?" he murmured to distract her from his expression. "And actual warm water too."
Molly obviously noticed the look and moved her hands, picking up a cloth to twist water over his body, seeking to warm him and comfort him as much as she possibly could. “I'm glad of that. There’s clothes so that's good, though I think until… until you're past this maybe we just wait and wrap you in blankets.”
"Have you figured out where we are yet? Should I be running around naked?" Gabe hurt but he wasn't so slow at the moment that he wasn't thinking ahead.
“There does not appear to be anyone harmful close by and I can protect you. You know I can.” Molly ran a hand through her hair and sighed. “Just relax. I am here to make sure you're safe.”
"I Saw Death, Molly. It's hanging over this place… It's why I thought I was dead, even with Arundel."
“It feels wrong, yes, but here feels safe to some degree.” At least as safe as they could be. It wouldn't be safe wandering but she was not about to do that just now.
"I don't fear Death."
“I know you aren't but I still worry about you either way.” She lightly brushed his hair back from his face. “Are you warm enough? Is there anything else you need?”
"I just need to get past the first couple days."
“I know.” Molly offered softly, continuing to rinse him gently with the water. The rag was folded and settled on his forehead after a short while and she lightly began to finger-comb his hair, then picked up what appeared to be soap to lightly start to clean him more thoroughly.
He trembled a little as the chills struck despite the warmth of the water. "No lecture about not doing it again."
“Do I ever?” Molly pointed out softly. She didn't lecture. She hated that he did things like this, sure, but she would never lecture him about it. She just wanted to keep him safe. She continued to wash him, dripping the hot water over his body to try and bring his temperature to normal.
"Usually you know someone else has given me the speech," Gabe pointed out.
“Even if someone hasn't, it's not my place and you know that as well as I do.”
"You think it."
“I worry.” Molly shrugged. “I like knowing you're safe. You're important to me.”
"Are we ever safe, Molls? You're a Fae Queen… the last one was killed. I've lived with Death since I was born, possibly before."
“As safe as I can make you.” She sighed softly and continued to wash him up, occasionally dipping her hands under the water to warm her skin so she didn't chill him more - and turned the water back on to keep the heat.
"You can't protect me anymore than I can protect you."
“I will not die. I cannot. I am as safe as I can be. And I can try, even if I don't succeed entirely. I want to try. You're my best friend.”
"We're not home anymore, are we? You don't know for sure you are immortal here."
“It doesn't matter. I'm still here with you.” Because that was, in the end, what mattered.
Gabe pulled the drain. "At least Arundel can't complain I stink now, even if I'm not good company yet."
Molly smiled and shook her head, gently toweling him off before guiding him back to the bed and wrapping him up in as many blankets as she could for now.
Gabe didn't walk straight, but he was in the worst of the withdrawal. "You don't to watch me writhe around uncomfortably."
“You're my best friend.” Because she was concerned about him more than anything. “I'm here to make sure you have whatever you need.”
"Wanna see what's on these tablets? Maybe try to find something on netflix?"
Molly nodded. “Yeah. We can see. I mostly only found a blog thing but… I haven't really checked everything.”
"I don't know how long I'll be able to focus, but I'm restless and sore and miserable."
“I know, Gabe. If you can't focus you can't. We're together and I'll get you anything you need.” She stroked through his hair again lightly, brushing a light kiss on his forehead.
"Nothing you can do... " He reassured her.
“I still want to be here with you.” Even if she couldn't help she wanted to be there.
"Get into bed with me then, at least you can be comfortable… Arundel says so long as you don't kick him."
“I won't kick him.” She stretched out by his side on top of the blankets so she wouldn't make his chills worse. She wanted to be sure he was okay - though the kitten that she now had with her jumped into the bed too and cuddled up against Gabe to help him warm.
Arundel examined them both, and then settled down, folding his wings up while they curled in a little longer.
Molly reached over to stroke the two animals lightly, trying to not lean over Gabe too much. She didn't want to make the discomfort worse. “Try to sleep, okay?”
"Just need it to be over."
“I know,” She nodded. “Just rest. Try to sleep. I'll be here.”