Dawn awoke and tentatively moved waiting for the biting pain in his back and sides but a dull ache was all that greeted him and he grinned stretching properly.
“Don’t over do it.” Lou smiled from his chair he stood stiffly and couldn’t help stretching too.
“hypocrite.” Dawn said Lou laughed.
“Yes I am.” He smiled “let’s look you over” he brushed a hand over Dawn's black-red wings the skin was soft and still fragile, Dawn hissed slightly.
“Well?” he asked.
“I think” Lou said slowly. “You shouldn’t fly for a while.”
“Is that all?” Dawn frowned.
“Stand up for me.” Dawn did so and Lou moved stopping short of catching Dawn's arms as he stumbled slightly, then Dawn looked up at Lou whose eyebrows rose slightly. “I think you should take it easy for a while.”
“How longs a while?” Dawn said “we do have a war coming up.”
“Not for definite.” Lou said Dawn just stared at him but Lou smiled.
“Aura has made no move yet” he said calmly sitting back down as Dawn got changed.
“None at all?” Dawn asked as he buttoned his shirt.
“None.” Lou sighed “I could understand an all out attack, I could even understand if she was gathering the army together at a reasonable rate or at least planning something, but this?” he shook his head.
“Is this what you’ve been thinking about?” Dawn asked.
“Mostly,” Lou said “I apologize for being distracted.”
“Have you told Gabriel?”
“No,” Lou said “he's already worried about something.”
“The war” Dawn said as if it was obvious but Lou shook his head again.
“It's not that, since when did a general worry about a war?” He said “there's something else, not you, or Lewis but its something big.”
“I can try and find out.” Dawn said Lou smiled tiredly at him.
“Don’t say anything he's already closing off again, just give him time.”
“I already have.” Dawn muttered his Father didn’t hear