Indigo Plateau: HQ [Kanto District Hospital - Colress's Hospital Room] || Early Afternoon || 60
There was silence for a beat or two before Wally dared to look at his friend, the man looking so, so tired. "He's not wrong,"
Colress admitted, shoulders falling. "I-I was afraid, and I still am. Things could have gone very differently and-"
Wally had a feeling he knew what was coming after that 'and' and he didn't want to hear it, but Colress's voice hitching made it obvious he was going there anyway despite Wally's inward pleas that he not."-one of us wouldn't be here,"
he finished, finally looking up to face Wally. His eyes were welling up, and so were Wally's, much to his horror.
Nobody had actually said that out loud
so far. It had been implied, hinted at, danced around, but no one could bring themselves to finish the thought aloud yet. Until just now."I-"
A sob overtook his voice, Wally covering his mouth with a little sound of pain. Orion sat down on Wally's other side as the boy's shoulders started to shake."No one else is gonna see,"
he murmured. "And we won't tell.""I- just"
He wiped frantically at his face as he felt a couple tears roll down them. "He wa-was still leaking-"
His stomach lurched- ripping, tearing-
No no no focus on the crazy murderer who might maybe be unhappy you discovered the body so soon don't focus on- that-
Carefully, Orion enveloped Wally in his psychic power and gently scooted him closer to Colress. His boy needed a hug, and Steven and Wallace weren't there, but he knew that Colress would be more than happy to hug the now-sobbing kid. Even if it was only with the one available arm.