I’m back and ready to write, and I have something big planned. Something that’ll probably come in the next five, six chapters probably. Keep reading.
I must say, when Arrow went over and hugged Sy, I almost cried. It was so sweet. Sure Sy didn’t really hug back, but this is Sy we’re talks my about, he doesn’t hug. Lately Arrow had been getting a little distant from Sy, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. He’d keep shooting him these sort of looks when he thought no one was looking, but I saw them. I always see them. Let’s just say that they show up quite often. I know this seems crazy, but I feel like Arrow and Sy had a fight. You remember that day when I walked downstairs and their heads were bent together and they were arguing in low voices? I think that had something to do with this. Arrow probably thinks that Sy did something wrong, but that’s just crazy. Sy’s my best friend, I trust him. And I’m sure he trusts me too. And-
Wait! What’s going on? I had turned back to look at them and it looked as though Sy whispered something in Arrow’s ear, and, from the looks of it, his words really shocked Arrow. Oh God, if they start arguing again I swear, I’ll have to do something serious to keep the two of them apart. Maybe I could lock them up in cages, or put them both on a leash. Ha, how appropriate. See, ’cause we’re animals, and-you know what? Forget it. Oh, wait, never mind, looks like they’re fine, Sy had just pulled away form Arrow with a slight smirk on his face. Arrow, on the other hand, looked shocked. I shook my head. Boys.
The girls, on the other hand, looked proud. Jeez, they’re so little, yet they’re acting like they’re the same age as me. I shook my head again. Girls.
Oh wait, so what does that make me? Sane. Nah, I’m just kidding
Then, loud enough for everyone to hear, I said, “Everyone, come here and sit down. I’m going to tell you what took us so long.”
“Well, from the looks of it, your bullet wounds seem to be the main reason you’ve been gone for so long, but I might be wrong. Please, enlighten me.” said Pyro. Hah, that kid is hilarious sometimes. Honestly, I love him very much. Don’t tell the others this, but from the boys, he is definitely my favourite. He’s just so sweet, and when he looks at you with his gorgeous eyes, all kind and trusting. It just makes you want to melt.
I made them all sit in a circle around me, Sy was at my right, and Arrow was sitting at my left, holding my hand. I slightly squeezed his hand and Arrow turned his head and gave me a reassuring smile. Keeping that smile in mind, I began telling them about what happened. Again, Sy would interfere every now and then, talking about how he so heroically saved my life. When he said that he saved my life, Piper and Pyro both gasped, and Poison slapped her hand over her own mouth. I actually thought they were going to start praising him, about what a hero was, but then Piper whispered, “Are you okay, Ray? Did they hurt you too bad?”
“No, buddy, the bullet just grazed me, I’m fine,” I looked over at Sy and he had that look of exaggerated patience, “Well, okay. Maybe not that fine, the bullet that hit my cheek only clipped me. The one that hit my leg, that one got stuck in, so I kind of, maybe, sort of, pulled it out.”
Piper looked horrified, “You what?! It could get infixed, um, infested, er, in-”
“Infected?” Pyro said.
She nodded her head, “Yeah, that. It could get hurt really badly.”
Then Poison spoke up, “Your right, she could have gotten hurt very bad. In fact, I pretty sure she did get hurt very bad, and she needs something to wrap around her wound. Did anyone bring something I could use?”
“Arrow to the rescue. I brought some Band-Aids, gauze, and antiseptic. I had a feeling we might need it. Knowing you two, I thought one of you would show up severely wounded. And I’d be right. Looks like my guesses are just as good as my aim. Awesome.” Wow, that kid’s ego is so huge, I wonder how it fit through the door of our house. Wait no, no thinking about our house.
“Can you go get it?” Poison asked asked him with exaggerated patience. Arrow nodded and turned around to go get the bag he had brought with him. He handed it over to Sy, and Sy reached in and pulled out the antiseptic. He put some on his thumb and rubbed it in the wound on my cheek, honestly, it stung. He then took out a Band-Aid and put it over top of my cut. Not exactly how a doctor would do it, but whatever. At this point, I was beyond caring. He then motioned to my leg and I stuck it out. This time he showed no mercy, he dumped the antiseptic on the gaping hole in my leg, and I winced so horribly. He didn’t even look up, only mumbled, “Trying to do it fast.”
“Whatever. Hurry up, it’s killing me. Ugh, how did you manage to not get hurt, like, at all?”
“I’m just that awesome.” I simply rolled my eyes at him. Usually I would have whacked him on the head, but at that moment, I was incapable of doing anything more.Then he grabbed the gauze out of the bag and slowly, and carefully wrapped it around my leg. “Better?”
I nodded my head at him and slowly tried to stand up, but I fell down almost instantly. I suddenly felt a small pair of hands grab my arms, helping to try to cushion my fall. I looked up and saw Piper leaning over me, her eyes wide with fear.
“Ray, maybe you shouldn’t try walking just yet. You might get hurt.”
Before I could object, Arrow cut in, “That’s a brilliant idea, Piper. Alright you guys, it’s getting dark, all of you go to sleep.”
Sy nodded his head and quietly said, “I’m taking first watch.”
“I’ll stay up with you.” I heard a rushed voice say. I turned and saw Arrow standing there with his arms crossed, as though he was daring someone to object. Nobody did.
“Sure, Arrow. I’ll probably need someone to stay up with me to make sure I don’t fall asleep. Besides, if we get ambushed, I doubt I’ll be able to deal with it on my own.” Sy sounded as he always did, impassive, but his eyes held a sort of anger. Like a match just waiting for its chance to catch fire, for its chance to burn the whole world down to the ground.
“Actually, I think you would be able to handle an ambush quite well. I’m just not sure if anyone should take a watch all by themselves. It would be little difficult. Especially since this is the very first time we’re doing something like this.” Arrow sounded sincere, but you could hear something hidden in his voice. Something like… caution?
“Sure Arrow, whatever.” Is it just me, or did Sy say that last part with a hint of disgust in his voice?
Like a filler? Yes. Important? Also yes. And I concluded it with a question, I like those kind of endings.