Chapter 4: Long Overdue : Part 16Mature

“The reason I’m not a concubine anymore is because I escaped too often. Instead of have me shot he put me on sentry, hoping I would be killed perhaps.”
Tim smiled. “Well obviously he didn’t expect us to come ruin his party.”
“Alright. Let’s get a move on we’ve got a while to walk, stay cautious and stay low.”
The group continued, hugging the side of the river. When they reached the Dam they waited for a few moments to make sure no one was searching in that area before they continued toward the campus. After two or so kilometers they stopped to take a break. Alain’s foot was swelling up and Cordelia insisted on looking at it.
“Come here.” she said, moving toward him. “Ugh!” she yelled, grasping her arm. She had scraped herself against a broken tree branch.
“Looks like it’ll be me taking a look at you.” He said, reaching to lift her sleeve.
“No. Stop.” she said. Moving away.
“What’s wrong?”
“I know this pain, a spine broke.”
The other three turned to her from their watch.
“What does that mean?” Tim asked.
“It means a spine broke dumb ass.” Mackenzie yelled, his insult sounding metallic from the mouthpiece of the gasmask.
“It’s nothing, I just can’t help you anymore, the spines carry spores. I can’t risk infecting you through the wounds on your feet.”
“Come here.” he said, taking her by the arm and pulling her closer. “Mathew, get me the first aid kit.”

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