Apologies for the long wait, been busy with college lately
The life giving liquid flowed down his arm in a steady stream, following the contour of muscle and fat and diverting its path where the tiny hairs were too strong to plow over like a rushing torrent. It reminded Eli very much like a river, moving where the land made it go but in his case it was the very skin of his flesh that directed it from its cascading source at his shoulder.
He should have been worried that his mind was more concerned about solving the ancient puzzle and that he found the solution in his own bleeding arm than the fact that he was bleeding and dying.
"Eridanus?" Chloe repeated incredulously as she held a hand against his wound.
"He's goin' into shock," Rush explained.