04 December 2008 @ 09:20 pm
[IC] Landfall and Broken Promises  
Steven is almost home by now. Like before, he's soaked and cold and tired, but he is nearly home.

He is stood on a fairly steep hill and in the distance, he can see home. The rain is falling heavily once more, making the leaves on the ground slippery and sending flows of mud and debris down the hill.

I just have to get down this hill...

Steven takes a few cautious steps down the hill, his pace increasing faster than he intended.

He puts one foot wrong and slips, tripping face first into the mud. The impact of his fall dislodges a large amount of liquid mud, leaves and several branches, triggering a mudslide. As the incline of the hill is quite sharp, the mud flows fast, dangerously. As it goes, it picks up momentum, pulling down more debris in the form of rocks and branches.

Steven tries to get to his feet again, as the landslide drags him down. It's impossible though, and it drags him all the way down to the bottom of the hill, throwing him around roughly.

By the time he reaches the bottom of the hill, in a flood of running mud, he is practically unconscious from the impact and the slippery drag down. He is covered in mud and the debris falling with him has injured him- he is covered in cuts and bruises and his right arm is sticking out at an unnatural angle.

Steven lies still for a long time. He tries to get back up, but putting pressure on his right arm is agony. He cries out in pain and falls back again, gasping for breath after the intense pain. After a while, he tries to get up with his left arm for support, but something inside stings with a sharp pain as he does. He winces and again, ends up getting no where.

W-what am I going to do...? I... I can't get up...

He lies in the mud, shivering with the cold and with pain for a long time.

Eventually, somehow, he gets an idea. He manages to fish one of the few Pokéballs he has in a pocket out and releases Cairo.

Cairo... Please... Get help. Fetch Steven. Hurry... please...

The canine nods and dashes off with incredible speed. Steven lies still in the mud, practically on the point of passing out.

He waits.
Tags:
 
 
( Post a new comment )
Steven Stone: pokémon- lucario[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
*Cairo sets back off for home, moving rapidly. He could tell time is of the essence, so he goes as fast as his paws will carry him.

Soon, he has made it back up the hill home again. He scratches at the front door and knocks on it as best he can with paws...*
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
*Steven had just set Blue down to sleep with Garnet (who has become an excellent substitute mother for him) when Cairo started scratching at his door. His heart jumps- what if it's Steven?...

He quickly rushes over and wrenches the door open- the last thing he expects to see is Cairo.*

...?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
...!

*Cairo gestures to far away and grabs Steven's hand, tugging at it urgently.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
A-alright, calm down...!

You want me to go with you?

*Doesn't wait for an answer, already putting on his coat and slipping his shoes on.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
*Nods and waits for him to be ready, then heads back outside, leading the way.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
*Follows him out, quickly shutting the door behind him.*

W-what's wrong?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Arrooooo...

*Starts to dash off ahead, back towards Steven. He turns around every so often to make sure this Steven is following him.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
*Runs after him as best he can- he doesn't have the stamina of his other half, but he just about manages to keep up regardless.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
1/2
*Cairo keeps this up until he reaches his Trainer once more. He sits beside him and licks his face gently.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Link)
Steven Stone: hurting badly[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
2/2
*Steven flinches a little as Cairo licks his face. He tries to get up to see Steven, but once again, he winces with pain at the effort of moving and falls back down into the mud, barely conscious.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
*For a moment, Steven is frozen to the spot, staring at his other half's battered form in sheer horror. Only moments later does he snap from his stupor and run over to him, quickly dropping to his knees beside him.*

S-Steven?!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone: hurting badly[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
*Looks up at him for a moment, then shuts his eyes tightly, barely able to make himself look at his other half. When he talks, it's in a bare hint of a whisper.*

S-sunbeam...
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
*He is about to ask what happened when he catches sight of the debris around him, and the steepness of the hill- he puts two and two together. He doesn't look too far off crying, but swallows hard and gently puts his hands on Steven's shoulders.*

...D-does it hurt anywhere?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone: looking away[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
E-everywhere...
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
...I'm sorry if this hurts, angel...

*As gently as he can, he rolls Steven so he's laid on his back, being careful of his broken arm.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone: shocked surprise[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
*Cries out sharply with pain as Steven moves him. He trembles slightly, looking very close to tears and on the point of passing out.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
*Grimaces- if just moving him slightly hurt him so much, picking him up and carrying him home would be sheer agony...

But he doesn't have much choice. As carefully and gently as he can, he scoops Steven up, being sure to make Steven's head rest against his shoulder.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone: shocked surprise[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
*Squeezes his eyes tightly shut and bites his lip as Steven moves him, instead of crying out with pain again. It's difficult to tell whether he's shaking from the pain or shivering with the cold, but in any case, it's quite noticable.

He leans heavily against Steven, even though he's frozen and soaking. He buries his head in his shoulder and is quite unable to stop himself from crying any longer.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
*Starts a brisk pace back home- he'd be running were it not for Steven's injuries. He quietly whispers comforts to him, as if it'll help ease the pain and stop the tears.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone: tears[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
*He finds this a small comfort, but it does little to ease the pain. He grimaces in pain and tries to blink away the tears that won't seem to stop falling.*

S-Steven... I... I'm sorry...

*And with that, he passes out...*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
*Goes to respond- and finds his other half unconscious. He almost tries to shake him awake, and decides against it, instead taking this chance to run back to his house as quick as his legs will carry him.

He practically barges his own door down, immediately heading for the bedroom. He sets Steven down and rushes in undressing him, stopping halfway through to find anything that could help patch him up.

He soon ends up with a small pile of bandages and makeshift splits for his arm, and starts the delicate task of setting Steven's arm right again- he's well-learned in that, having broken his own arm many times before.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone: sleeping[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
*Shifts uncomfortably as Steven starts to patch his arm up, looking for a while as if he'll stir.

He doesn't, lying quite still instead. His breathing sounds shallow and slightly laboured, as if the comfort of the bed has helped a little, but he is still in a lot of pain.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
*Steven's glad for him not waking up- if he was conscious, this would be a lot more painful for them both.

He pinches gently along the length of Steven's arm, and satisfied that the break is clean, he splints the arm up before putting it in a sling.

He moves onto the numerous cuts and bruises, cleaning them throughly but in an almost rushed manner, as if he's afraid of Steven waking up. It isn't terribly long before he's finished, and he goes about trying to get Steven dressed into his pyjamas.*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
Steven Stone: looking away[personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
*Steven stirs properly as his other half tries to get him into his pyjamas. He squirms a little with pain as he does, still trembling slightly, eyes only half open.*

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
[identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
*Finishes pulling Steven's pyjama shirt on, then leans over him, somehow managing to look him straight in the eyes.*

Angel?...
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 4th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 4th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
1/2 - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
2/2 - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
1/2 - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
2/2 - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [personal profile] whisperingsteel on December 5th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] i-heart-rocks.livejournal.com on December 5th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)