Light my Darkness – Healer
Lots more of this story ahead and I was just wondering. Do you want the
other senshi to appear in this story? Just asking
I'm in a really good mood now. It's the school holidays so I have loads of
time to write! Sorry about being late with this chapter. Schools been
difficult lately scowl.
^_^… Please R&R!!
"Hello? Can you hear me?"
"Why the heck did you hit her so hard Trowa?"
"Shut up Duo."
"She can't hear you Quatre."
"Heero's gonna be sooo pissed of!"
"Shut up Duo!"
The voices pierced through my fogged mind, filling me with confusion. Where
was I? Who were these people? I tried to sit up, but I failed. Falling back
painfully to the ground, I caught a slight glimpse of my captors. The fair-
haired man stood next to me with another man by his side. Another stood to
my right, his hair long and braided behind his back. One of them reached
down to hold up my head as they poured a foul tasting liquid down my
"Here." He said in a quiet, measured tone. "This will help."
And it did help. My vision soon cleared to its usual clarity and the dull
pain in my head faded to nothingness. The confusion was also vanishing. I
remembered entering a house to heal the daughter of the man they had called
Quatre. Then someone had attacked me and I had seen no more.
"Where am I?" I asked quietly. "What happened?"
Quatre edged away guiltily, and the man whom had given me the healing
"We can't tell you where you are Lady, it would cause to many
complications. But we can quite easily tell you what has happened..."
"Quatre tricked you into going into the house, Trowa here hit you on the
head. We kidnapped you and now here we are!" Said the braided man grinning.
Trowa scowled and I began to speak in a wavering voice.
"Why? What do you want from me?"
Of all the many woes that could befall my kingdom! First the eldest
princess is wed to a tyrant and then the other child is now kidnapped! What
else could go wrong?
"We ARE sorry Lady." Said Quatre. "But we needed your help. Our comrade is
hurt. He needs the help of a healer. We meant no harm to you, but you were
the only one who answered my plea."
I stared at them, a look of amazement on my face. They had kidnapped me to
heal their friend? But why? Why did they not just call upon one of the
professional healers? Could they not pay? And most importantly of all… Did
they not know who I was? They had not yet addressed me by my name…
As if reading my mind, Trowa once again began to speak.
"We are the mercenaries known as the Gundams." He said quietly. "To reveal
ourselves would mean persecution and death. This is the only way we could
find help. Are you willing to aid us Lady?"
I stood up shakily and turned to look at each of them in turn. There
thoughts were filled with hope and something akin to desperation. They
truly wanted me to heal their friend. This had been a last, desperate
attempt to save him.
"I'll… try." I said shakily. "But I can make no promises. Not all maladies
can be cured."
Trowa nodded in acceptance and Quatre began to lead me towards a small
clearing within the forest where we stood. The clearing was dark, shadowed
by the lush greenery of the wood. I looked around with wary eyes. A bundle
of blankets lay on the floor and huddled beneath them… by the Gods! It was
a man, nothing more than skin and bones. His breathing came out in a
rattling wheeze and his eyes no more than a ghastly husk for a long gone
spirit. I gave my patient one last glance before turning to the men.
"You want me to heal him?"
Quatre nodded and his voice came out as no more than a whisper.
"His name is Tobias, he make our weapons. During our last battle he joined
us to fight. A sword got him in the chest. None of us could do anything for
him. Duo was with him when it happened."
Duo nodded his eyes haunted.
"We don't usually get hurt you see. We don't have the skills to heal him
I took a shaky breath and spoke.
"I'll do my best. But you may want to call me by name. I am… Taru."
There was an awkward silence before Duo spoke.
"We'll leave you to it then."
They walked away slowly, but I knew they were still there. Guarding me from
the shadows. I turned back to Tobias and, taking a deep breath, I kneeled
down beside him.
They wanted me to heal this man, this half dead man…. How on earth was I
going to accomplish such a task! It was true that I had healed before, but
never a case so severe. I took another deep breath, trying to calm my
raging mind. I could do this. I was princess of Amethyst, daughter of
Serenity and Endymion. I could do this…
My mother and my sister. Would I return in before my mother's death? Could
I protect Rini from her new and harsh life? I had thought I would be there
for both of them when they needed me. But now I was not so sure.
I closed my eyes and called upon my healing power. It swept through my body
like cold fire. Through my fingers it travelled and into the mans wounds,
but something reflected it… How could this be? A magical weapon had made
the wound. A weapon made to cause a slow death. A weapon made to bar a
healer's magic. This man clearly had little chance of survival, but I was
never one to give up easily. It seemed that I would have to heal him the
normal way. With herb and hand.
I heard a scuffle outside the clearing. The noise of fast movement.
My body went cold. Heero… the legendary leader of these men. Every kingdom
feared his name. I half hoped, half prayed that he was as kind as the other
men had been, but somehow I doubted it.
Quatre rushed into the clearing. A slight frown on his face.
"Our leaders back."
"I guess he won't be to happy that I'm here will he?"
"This was a last attempt to save him. We weren't meant to bring any help.
Trowa is telling him everything right now."
I waited quietly for his arrival in this small space, and I did not have to
wait long. There was a storm of footsteps as the mercenaries entered.
First came the people I knew. Trowa and Duo. Then a man with black hair and
dark eyes walked in after him. He scowled when he saw me and said something
which sounded very much like 'weak woman' before he stood with the others.
Then HE came.
Heero Yuy, the most feared of all mercenaries stepped into the glade. He
was a tall man, his whole demeanour of someone not to be angered. His hair
fell around his face in unruly brown strands and his eyes of a deep
Prussian blue held a look of tight control and utter coldness. He turned to
look at me, and our eyes locked for a few moments. I could almost see the
shield surrounding his mind. It was not the shield of a sorcerer, but of a
man who wanted no one to see his true thoughts… true memories.
"What is your name?"
His voice snapped me out of my reverie. His voice was utterly emotionless
"Taru. My name is Taru."
"How old are you?"
My eyes of violet narrowed dangerously. What was this, an interrogation?
His own orbs of blue narrowed almost imperceptibly as he turned to his
"You brought a child to heal Tobias? I doubt she has the ability."
I felt my anger rising. How dare he treat me so!
"I am no child." I said, my voice as cold as ice. "You will find that I am
quite capable of doing what needs to be done."
He regarded me levelly, mouth set in a permanent scowl.
"You really think you can heal him girl? It would have been better if my
men had let me put him out of my misery as I had wished to. But they asked
for a chance to save him and I gave it to them."
He turned to the prone form of Tobias and then back to me.
"You think you can save him? I doubt it girl."
"I CAN save him! Just give me a chance and I'll prove it to you!"
The other men gaped at me in astonishment. True, I had been nothing, but
civil with them. But this man… I could not muster the control needed to be
courteous to him. His was just to, well… everything!
"How long would you need?"
I thought for a moment.
"Seven days, but ten would be better."
"Seven days then. But you may have no more than that."
And with that he stormed away, his friends' close behind him. Duo still
stood there though, a grin on his features.
"Well!" I snapped, "What is it?"
"Nothing Taru." He said "Nothing at all."
As he walked away I heard a message. A thought, which unconsciously escaped
Things are going to get REALLY interesting…
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