I hope Kaine reacts soon, xD.
Unexpectedly, I heard a pretty loud crash, and someone hissed something along the lines of “bloody heck”, somewhere behind us—Kay and me. I turned around abruptly to regard a newcomer…a boy, by his looks older than me and tall for his age, with dark hair (with streaks of blue in it), sea green eyes, and a skinny build. He wore a white t-shirt, a black windbreaker, ripped jeans, converse and a beanie. I immediately started drawing a picture of him in my head, like I usually did, but I stopped immediately because he didn’t look so well. In fact, he looked very bad. Like me usually, I also saw that there was a crimson trail following him. My eyes widened in concern when I realized what it was. I followed with my eyes the source of the problem; his foot.
Now that I looked at him even closer, I realized that his eyes looked somewhat glassy, and his moving, balance, and coordination were obviously off, hence the crash landing. His eyes appeared to be looking at me, however. His voice sounded off and off-pitched, somehow, as well as quiet: “Hello, mate. Sorry to crash in and all…but I’m not doing so good…”
Mate? I wasn’t expecting to be called that, because older guys didn’t usually call me anything of that sort. Usually scrimp, shrimp, names of that category. I rushed by his side, kneeling down. “It’s fine,” I told him, answering for Kay as well, while looking at her slightly, trying to tell her not to say anything for now. I tried to think of what I could do for him—the older boy. “You’re hurt,” I observed, which was obvious…
Wait, didn’t whatever that person’s name was, Beatrice or something, say that there were clothes on the trees? “We’re going to find those trees that whoever-that-person-was talked about,” I informed him, starting to smile as I pieced a solution together. “I’m going to take you there.” I didn’t really mind what he thought of what I was going to do for him; I was going to help his injury.
He looked worried though—or maybe I was misinterpreting his expressions because he was in pain? “Don’t worry,” I tried reassuring him. “You won’t have to walk.” I leaned down even more, not worrying what would happen if I couldn’t handle this, or rather, specifically, him, correctly. I grinned mischievously, then put one hand on his back, then the other hand under both of his knees, until I had a firm hold of his weight. Then I hoisted him up, groaning a little; he was pretty heavy, and I had never had that kind of thick and muscular build, despite all the hours I moved around.
I changed my uncomfortable expression back into a smile, looking at Kay because of me not wanting to look at the guy’s face, just in case he was glaring at me or something because I was holding him like a lady. “Let’s go!” I told Kay enthusiastically.
Sorry, Livvy...you probably weren't expecting Aeolus to do that, xD.