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Gypsy Rap
Topic Started: Nov 1 2010, 05:29 AM (5,086 Views)
selphie_trabia
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While Sarah was not completely happy with Brendan's choice to move under his own power, she had been sufficiently distracted with the day's events not to complain too much. Sarah kept herself busy, willing images of the violence wrought in front of her from her mind by keeping her body busy. If the two that travelled with her knew her very well, they would note that she was more out of touch with reality than normal.

By nightfall, Sarah was pretty much exhausted. She’d fallen asleep as soon as her body stopped moving, a tremendous frown on her face and her teeth grinding quite loudly as her mind subconsciously ran her through the events of the day. In one of her more fretful moments, she’d cuddled up to Stacy, clinging onto the other girl for dear life, but relaxing soon after.

“Nhmm..” She murmured as Stacy shook her awake, “Nuh... ‘leepy...”

She rubbed her eyes as she woke, yawning loudly and peering blearily over at Brendan. Slowly, her eyes trailed down his body until she saw the massive amounts of bleeding from his leg, the bandage dangling limply from it. Instantly, her expression changed from a sleepy little girl to that of a professional.

“Brendan. Lie down. Stacy, sit on his waist and lift his leg.” She snapped quickly, “We’re going to have to wash it out again and it will definitely need stitches now. I hope we’re not too late. Are you feeling any lightheadedness at all, Brendan?”
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"Stacy, if you could angle so you're directly above his pelvis, that would be best. We want to staunch bloodflow to the leg, so put some weight into it. Lift his leg up a bit more... yes... Just there." Sarah called out as she pulled various items for the operation out of her kit.

Sarah smiled as bleeding seemed to slow. She had a pretty shaky grasp anatomy as it was, but she figured that if she could staunch the bloodflow to Brendan's leg, it would be best. She moved over to Brendan and put a T-shirt over his face.

"The less you see, the better. It'll hurt, but hopefully your wound is numb by now." she said, pouring more water over the wound from yet another of her bottles, flushing as much blood out of it as she could.

Once the wound was slightly clear, she cleaned it again, rubbing iodine over the open mouths of the cut. It seemed that the bandage did a fairly good job of protecting Brendan from infection, for all it didn't do to stop the bleeding. She pulled the curved needle out of the box, using the provided lighter to heat it up and kill the germs.

30 seconds... 40 seconds... the needle was getting pretty hot in her fingers... 50 seconds... 60 seconds... She whimpered... 90 seconds... She put down the lighter, taking a shaky breath and letting it out again. As she threaded the needle, Sarah noticed a small red burn on her fingers where she held it.

She closed her eyes for a moment and trying not to throw up. She brought the needle down, puncturing one side of Brendan's open wound, passing it through the mess and gore to the other side, poking the needle through the other lip of the wound. She winced and pulled the thread tight, knotting it as tightly as she could, then cutting the thread, just as her father showed her.

All she could hear was the sound of her own heartbeat, pounding in her ears as she continued the surgery.

The leg shook violently, a quick jerk upwards, as Sarah started to make the third insertion. She immediately let go of the needle. Once the leg was still again, Sarah passed the needle to the other side of the wound, tying the stitch up tightly. Blood oozed out from beween the three stitches. Sarah cleaned it off with an iodine soaked cotton bud, then put a pad on it to soak up any excess.

She started to bandage the leg.
Edited by selphie_trabia, Nov 13 2010, 01:55 AM.
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Sarah squeaked in surprise as Brendan jerked the foot and half-attached bandage out of her grasp, stumbling over to the other boy and then letting the remains of the bandage trail in the dirt, where it became useless.

For a moment or two, the girl could only stare in opennmouthed shock. Then, she seemed to swell up to twice her size as she suddenly became furious with Brendan. Not only had he wasted two bottles of her precious water, but he'd ALSO gone and ruined two bandages now, all for his own selfish reasons. Plus he had woken her from her sleep just to get himself stitched when he could have been stitched during the day and saved the bandages and possibly the water and her sleep!

Nerves frayed, then undid. Sarah took a deep breath, then let loose.

"ARGH!" she said, "BRENDAN! YOU GET BACK HERE AND SIT STILL! Is it REALLY too much to ask from you that you don't waste yet another bandage? LOOK AT IT! It's trailing in the dirt now! And you've used up two bottles of my water and a fair lot of iodine as well just cos you wanted to leave your leg to the last minute... I am not a neverending supply of healing items. And I'm sleepy! Okay?! We have to make whatever we have last so we can help as many people as possible. Couldn't you just sit still for one moment?! Just one?! While I bandage you? Instead of letting the bandage trail in the dirt? Huh? Is it really too much to ask?"

And then, inexplicably, she burst into tears. Sarah sat back in the grass and started to sob. There were just too many emotions crowding for her attention and she simply couldn't take it anymore.
Edited by selphie_trabia, Nov 20 2010, 04:03 PM.
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It was a good thing that Sarah wasn't really all that privy to what the others in the group were saying. If she was, she'd have blushed quite impressively owing to her lack of thought to the male anatomy.

Well, she would have been if she could think straight.

As it was, her mind simply couldn't take the strain of being stressed out for days any longer. She was exhausted and miserable. What's more, she somehow couldn't stop crying! Tears just seemed to keep flowing out of her eyes.

All she could do was replay that scene over and over and over again in her head.

Blood. Screaming. Sarah trying to pull them apart. A spearhead sprouting from a torso. Wide, unblinking staring eyes.

The tiny girl clung to Stacy, sobbing into her shoulder for a while, her entire body shuddering as she let out a few more gasping sobs, completely ignoring Brendan, his leg and anything else outside of her head.

She didn't want to see their faces anymore. She just wanted to go home.

"S'not my fault. Why din they stop...?" she sobbed.

And then she let herself slip into oblivion.
Edited by selphie_trabia, Nov 25 2010, 09:24 PM.
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Rashid's outburst was loud enough to make Sarah stir in her sleep. The tiny girl half-opened her eyes.

"Nuh. Mh." she said, eloquently.

She sniffed at Stacy's body a little, then cuddled up to the bigger girl and continued to sleep, trying not to be plagued by the nightmares that made her want to cry.
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Sarah yawned slightly and stirred in her sleep. She frowned, squirming about from the warm body that was holding her earlier. She couldn't find it.

It was uncomfortable, sleeping without a bed. She couldn't really sleep soundly. She tossed and turned, then sat up, rubbing her eyes as she tried to rouse herself from slumber.

"Muh. uh...nm." she said eloquently.
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Now that her eyes were open, Sarah was in some sembalance of wakefulness. By now, she'd passed through the stage of exhausted and moved on to the other side where she felt energetic again, even if she wasn't actually all that energetic. In short, she was completely wired.

The end result was that as soon as she heard Stacy greet the newcomer, she had launched herself into the air with a gleeful shout of happiness and tackled Sapphire to the ground in a tight, overenthusatic hug.

"You're back! I tried to find you! You're okay! yay! Sapphire!"
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