24 May 2012
Tutaminis Manor (Grounds)
The crack of the inbound apparition ripped and echoed through the open courtyard. They were deep into the night now. Time passed so quickly while they were fighting, and she had no recollection of when any of that even started. It was an eventful, albeit terrible evening. Kara not only found out her husband was alive, but she had also found that she was going to leave him. She had to. Kara hoped to leave it all there, with the bit of love she had left tearing her heart apart, and only a sliver of remorse in her—this happened. He cursed her. If she wasn’t so distracted with her compassion, haunted by her penitence or consideration for the demon that had erupted from him, she would have been able to prevent this.
Kara had aimed for her office, her bedroom at the very least, as she wanted to keep her arrival as secret as possible. She’d limp, drag, crawl or however the hell she’d travel, over to the infirmary, maybe send word to Jon if he wasn’t on the premises. However, in her current, weakened state, she was lucky enough to even apparate at all with little complication. Kara did feel like she wanted to throw up, if there was anything in her stomach at all. She was grateful to have landed somewhere near her intended target, even if that did throw her outside on the grounds in a patch of wet grass. The open air felt good on her lungs, and even refreshing over her cuts, never mind the fact that she was losing blood…and fast.
“H…help…” She tried to yell, or even speak at a normal volume but that was nearly impossible. Kara was so weak, it was barely a whisper. “H…p…me…”
Until someone found her, she wouldn’t move a muscle, except her eyes as she stared up at the night sky. It was funny though, in her delirium, she thought to count the stars. The stars were so beautiful this time of night.
Kara briefly wondered if anyone would hear her…
…she wondered if she’d ever see Jace again.
She was sure that these stars would be the last thing she’d ever see.
Once again, she thought back to that meeting with Casey and Jace. Something she worried about for days, something Fierro had to advise her not to stress about—was the least of her worries now.