The next morning, They set out. I wake up, and I can tell Aiden has regained most of his usual strength. We sit in awkward silence for what seems like hours.
"what's it like?"
he asks. I'm confused.
"What's what like?"
"What's it like to not feel pain."
"Are you being serious?"
"i just wondered what it's like to not feel pain, since for as long as I can remember, I've been in pain."
he says. I think to say something back, but I decide not to, so I don't say something I regret, but I can't help myself
"It was an accident!! I wouldn't have done it if I knew she was your sister. It's probably for the best you got hurt, or Ocean would most likely be dead by now."
"What? Why would you kill Ocean?"
"Because she did the same to Evan as I did to you. Her's was more lethal too, but Evan just must be stronger than you are."
You could cut the tension with a knife.
We sit in silence for a while.
"You don't have to be sorry. I didn't say the best things either."
"I never got to introduce myself."
he says, walking across the room, and reaching out his hand.
"Can we start over?"
I say, shaking his hand.
Before long, Evan and Ocean are back with who I expect is Nolan. He is covered in blood, and is limp. I immediately take the chest, and lye him on it. Luckily, it's a big chest, so he fits on it nicely. His entire back, front, and neck are covered in blood. I grab a cloth, and wipe the majority of the blood off of his back, which reveals a large cut, across his shoulders. It seems deep. Ocean says that they were about to kill him when they finally got to him. I am finally happy that it's winter, and tell Evan to try to find ice from a pond nearby. Aiden goes with him.
The cut has stopped bleeding, but it still will most likely be sore for a long time. Leaving a cloth on his back, I gently, with the help of Ocean, turn him over to see if his chest is okay. There is still a lot of blood and bruises. Many small cuts too, but nothing like on his back. As soon as Evan and Aiden get back from the pond, I lye him back on his chest, and lye the ice on top of the cloth. He is still in pain, I can tell by the way his teeth are clenched together, and gripping the table. I grab a piece of old bandage, and go outside and dip it in cold water. This will help, hopefully. I take the ice off of his back. I lye the cloth across his back. I can tell this is numbing the pain, by his reaction, which turns from in pain, into a deep sleep, he doesn't wake up from until the next day.