“Lucky she was brought to us when she was, we’ve removed most of the infection now.”
“So she is no longer in danger of turning?”
“She’ll be fine, but she’ll likely always have those marks. They’re straight and thin, with no jagged edges, so her energy is stable, but I think they’ve receded as far as they’ll go.”
“I see… Where has she gone now?”
“She’s out by the lake, been there since dawn. It’s the same place you and the others used to go as fledges. I really think you should talk to her, she hasn’t said a word or eaten all day.”
“She blames me for her misfortune, I doubt she wishes my company.”
“You were the one who brought her to us, and she’s had some time to cool off since last night. And besides, she’s hardly older than you were when you came to us. You’re the only person in the village who knows what she’s dealing with right now.”
“I was born corrupt, she is newly changed.”
“That distinction never stopped you from comforting the afflicted before.”
“…As you say, she is hardly older than a new fledge.”
“You see yourself in her, don’t you?”
“…More than you know.”
“Then go to her, she needs someone to talk to right now.”
I'm posting this here to see if anyone is interested. I'd like a place to post my art besides tumblr and deviantART is a pretty crap website that consistently manages to piss me off in some new way every time I log in so I might just start dumping new art here.
I'm not sure how popular my flavor text in descriptions is though. On the one hand, I understand people when they tell me it's cringey and annoying, but on the other, I like making it so I'm doing it anyway, fuck the police.