Chapter 242: Deep Down
Once Taji was safe in the hands of a Caretaker, Tamaes pried Taweel away, and they retreated to Loris’s garden, where basins awaited.
“You’re hurt!” Weft attacked Taweel’s armor fastenings.
“It is nothing.”
“Untrue.” Tamaes grimly unwound his mentor’s bootstraps. “Let us help.”
Loris brought balm and bandages, and Omri pressed manna between Taweel’s lips.
His injuries were miniscule. An aching wrist. A scored calf. Missing skin on two knuckles. Tamaes and Weft fussed overmuch, but Taweel submitted to their tender mercies with head bowed and eyes closed. Because a different pain pierced him deeply. And he needed their comfort.
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