Route 11 || Morning
Saferi - Ninety-two || Bell - One hundred twelve
Bell didn't know how to feel. Her big brown eyes were puffy from tears but she could still see the little memento with all the clarity in the world. Was Saferi giving her a burden to carry..? No, for some reason that didn't seem right, no matter how much sense it made. 'a ghost to carry.' Aqua was.. a ghost.... Her frown deepened with a quivering lip. Her ghost. Sniffling, the child couldn't stop the next wave of tears. Why was this happening? Today had held so much promise and now.. none of that mattered. No matter what they did it couldn't undo this pain, this tragedy. It wouldn't bring happiness or Aqua back. Nuzzling the new attachment to her necklace the child whined, feeling nothing but the same inconsolable weight.
Saferi waited, hoping her gesture would have brought something more stable from the kid. She was still crying, but the sobbing had stopped. Was that a plus? She had nothing left of 'comforting' words, but luckily Thorn found some. "You can remember the good times from when they were here, and in time, it'll hurt less. It's not like you're forgetting them, but you have to keep going. Especially when you know that's what they would have wanted." A tight feeling gripped at her own chest. Beneath the scars her heart lurched at past memories. Truthfully, he was right, the pain would change to something else. They could only hope the kid used it positively.
She could see now that Bell's breathing was stabilizing, and in some way the shock was starting to fade. "It hurts," she whined, and though snotty the words were clear now. "She should be here." Keeping as neutral an expression as possible Saferi suppressed a sigh as she heard no fight in Bell's voice. She knew it was pointless, and that this was how it would be now. "Yes, she should." She agreed softly before turning her head back to see Sanngetall. He had hung back, and Saferi was grateful he had decided to stay the hell out of it for once.
At this point her own pulse had slowed to nearly its normal level. The somber atmosphere was still lingering, and she knew that would not change any time soon. Swimming slowly, as not to disturb the environment, she moved a little closer to Thorn before speaking quietly. "We shouldn't stay here."