Starling looked down at the fussing Charmander with pity and uneasy concern.
He's dangerous to this boy...the way he was flying isn't natural- he's more than hurt. He's one of them now...
The Absol bit her lip, looking to the others for some assistance, but none came. With a heavy heart, the Absol lowered herself, laying in front of the small lizard.
"Sweetie...I don't think..." She trailed off, the small males' large eyes wide with worry.
If this were my brother, I would follow him to the ends of the earth...no matter what has become of them. If I tell him now, he'll just do something rash...The Absol took a deep breath, her face changing from pity to a soft determination.
"You're right cutie-pie. Let's go help your brother." She smiled softly, affectionately touching the childs' head with her large paw before nodding to her back. "Now come on; jump on." Mars' face hardening with a steely determination, the lizard crawled onto the pale furry back and held on tightly as the Absol got to her feet.
Starling turned her gaze to the others, who had been passively watching, her expression mildly disapproving.
"We'll be back. He needs his brother." She said somberly, nodding at them all before trotting away.
Harrow watched, not far from the group, having returned after the dragon began to meander in the wrong direction in the sky. It was saddening to watch the child frantically trying to hold onto what little family he had left, despite that last tie being long gone.
The worst part for the buck though, was that everyone seemed to know that the dragon was dead except for the young lizard, yet nobody had the heart to tell him about his brothers' condition.
Harrow watched with a furrowed brow as the Absol made an attempt to tell the child, but instead offered to help the dragon.
Why does she torture the child? Why give him false hope?
He grunted under his breath as she began to trot away, his own hooves sinking into the sands as he dashed after her.
Wordlessly, he caught up with ease, only glancing back as the group they had traveled with grew smaller in the distance.
"Starling." He muttered, trotting in front of her and stopping.
The Absols' gaze watched him, her soft face staring up at the buck, her body clearly fatigued.
"We have to help them." She said breathlessly, her defensive tone making him look down at the sands in embarrassment. After a few moments, the buck lowered himself to the ground.
"...Let me carry him."
(Leaving post. It was really fun guys, I'm gonna miss this team. ;-;)