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Gio Gambino [ Drakonya Krov ]
23 Posts  •  15  •  Demisexual  •  played by Katya
[Dec MP] a hard days night [tag; valda]
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:08:51 PM »
 

Valda Pavlycheva [ Klyk Vampira ]
150 Posts  •  18  •  Gio+Val=Valio  •  played by Livvy
Re: [Dec MP] a hard days night [tag; valda]
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 03:06:07 PM »
The familiar smell Valda had grown accustomed to waking up to wafted in the air. She could smell the food cooking. Shr could hear the fire crackling amd had now had enough time over the last couple days to learn Gio's pattern in the morning. Lying on her bedroll with her eyes shut, leg propped up using one of her jackets, and her coat's hood pulled over her head for warmth (and to block the early light of the fire,) she found herself in a state of slumber while still being self-aware. There was something inside her that kept her still and forced her to sleep. Every morning, it began with hearing Gio get his tin canisters out of his backpack and then quietly slip out of the cave to fill them with water. His soft grunts as he sat beside her in the mornings and spoke her name seemed to be the only thing that could get her to rise. His voice had become her alarm clock and she loved it. It felt sure. It felt comfortable. It felt right to hear his voice wake her in the morning.

At his information of his actions, she carefully rose, yawned, stretched as best she could, and relaxed again. She sat there with the blankets covering her lap. Her healthy leg was tucked beneath her as the injured one was stretched out. Valda unzipped her coat to shed the heavy outer layer and make it easier to expose her shoulder. Her right arm couldn't move. It was so sore and stiff, even just touching the healing flesh made her whine in pain. Gio's sturdy, chilly hands on her shoulder made her not only whine softly, but gasp too at the shocking change of temperature on her skin. She bit her bottom lip as she closed her eyes, only for a moment, before she turned her head to watch Gio.

His hands, he himself, were so gentle and careful with her. Though those hands had killed monstrous beasts for safety and innocent creatures for food, she saw them as being skilled and quick in their work. Valda wasn't  scared of what his hands were capable of doing, but rather in awe how they could perform such violent acts, yet still be comforting and make her feel safe and secure with him. Gio knew what he was doing and what he had to do in order to live, in order to survive out in the wilderness.

Her eyes followed as he then tended to her ankle. From what she could tell by glancing at it, it was recovering well. Though it looked pretty gruesome, the fresh, sensitive, new flesh was evidence that Gio had been taking all the cautious steps to prevent infection and have her heal the best way possible. She offered a small smile as she observed thr lighting between him and the fire, and the cave's entrance. Her half-opened eyes remained at the bigger opening for a little longer than normal before looking back at Gio to study his tired features. "It's still dark outside." There was a pause. "You didn't sleep last night, did you?" She then noticed his bag and how all his belongings were packed.

Valda wanted to lecture him about taking care of himself for their journey rather than fuss over her, but she knew his intentions were pure. She was aware he was most likely still blaming himself for her sustaining the injuries she did and not being present to prevent any further harm to her sooner. Instead, she picked up the clean dressings he had and lifted her shirt to tend to the big gash across her abdomen. Gio had offered and tried to handle that wound, but Valda refused. She felt exposed and naked, though it was only a little bit more skin revealed. Valda never liked to show too much skin, even in the Summer. She was letting him tend to her shoulder, though that meant she had to expose that part to him, and that was as much as she was willing to let him do. This only happened because she couldn't move her arm or see the wound fully to know where to clean and how it was healing.

"Food sounds good." She put the dressings aside and poured them both a drink of water, passing him his cup. Just like how Gio prepared for the day befire she woke, this was her usual ritual now; wake up, clean the wounds, get Gio and herself a drink, and then ease herself against the wall next to Gio with her pillow behind her and a blanket she always pulled over both of their laps.

The tin cup rested in her hands as her thumbs idly stroke the sides of it. Her eyes were still trying to lose, but she was slowly waking up. "Today's the day," Valda grumbled groggily. "My shoulder still hurts as if a bludger smashed right into it, but I'm feeling stronger than ever, no thanks to you." She carefully shoved him, more so taking precautions for herself than over him.

Her dark brown eyes observed Gio's worn features. In just a matter of days, he had developed darker circles under his eyes, his eyebrows were constantly furrowed together as he was deep in thoufh, probably replaying the events and analyzing what he could've done to save her faster, his body visibly sagged, and he just looked so worn down and beaten. Whether the biggest influence was external or internal, she couldn't tell. She could tell he was pushing himself past his own limits. For too long than Valda would have liked, he had worried about her state of health and made sure she did as little as possible while took on the load. Now, it was her turn.

"Once we eat, I want you to rest. You don't have to sleep, but you need to rebuild your energy and strength for our journey." One of her own hands combed through her long hair. The sleep was beginning to leave her body. "I don't need you fainting or becoming weak out there. I only have enough strength to really carry me the rest of the way. I don't think I'd be able to get you to the nearest shelter available." Her own features now began to portray the same expression Gio wore as she worried for him and his health. It crushed her to see him in such a state. She didn't want him to blame himself for what happened, but she was starting to do the same for herself-blaming herself for making Gio work harder and longer, having him carry all the load of healing and preparing to leave and surviving in the wilderness on their own. She had sat idly by for far too long, sleeping and watching him more than she was pleased with.

The hand that had combed through her hair now snaked down her front and came to rest on the tooth around her neck. At first, she didn't wear it. It was pretty neat what Gio had done and she took it with gratitude, but the images were still fresh in her mind. They had started talking though about magic and described their wands-Valda had actually revealed hers from within her boot. She learned that Gio had vampire fangs tied around his ebony-wood wand. They weren't just therw to prove he had killed a vampire, but rhat he had survived a vampire. This new perspective convinced her to wear the necklace crafted by his hands. It served as another piece if evidence as to what his hands could do. As she stroked it now, she could feel the size, surprised at just how big it was. It was smooth all over until she got to the tip where the point was sharp. For some reason, the redhead found it soothing to rub the point against her thumb. It tickled, yes, but to touch it reminded her that she was stronger than she estimated hersekf to be. She was smart, cautious, daring, bold, and fearless. These were attrivutes she could never imagine she'd use to describe herself.
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Gio Gambino [ Drakonya Krov ]
23 Posts  •  15  •  Demisexual  •  played by Katya
Re: [Dec MP] a hard days night [tag; valda]
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 04:45:11 AM »
 

Valda Pavlycheva [ Klyk Vampira ]
150 Posts  •  18  •  Gio+Val=Valio  •  played by Livvy
Re: [Dec MP] a hard days night [tag; valda]
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 08:23:09 PM »
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