Commissar Cat wrote:Warsmith Wolf wrote:"He who is untouched in form may still be marked in spirit, for Doubt and Fear are as much the enemy's tools as the bullet and blade." Nathaniel knelt, so as not to stand taller than his seated counterpart. "And thus, here you are. What ails you, my brother? "
"..." Yorke began to regret not just simply taking himself to bed at the officer's barracks and Holt's orders be damned.
He settled his eyes on Nathaniel's and for a long moment, a glimpse of the confusion, fatigue, and something that lurked a little deeper swam at the back of Cat's expression. Fear? Guilt? Some hideous child of both, potentially.
And in that moment, the commissar felt almost compelled to explain.
But the moment broke with some sound or other from nearby, a clatter of tools, or slam of boot on a door frame.
And so he didn't. Not that he necessarily could've.
Instead he looked away, a flicker of frustration on his face at the attention, "I am only bruised and burned, sir. I was sent here because I shouted at the senior commissar."
"Yeah you did!" a cheerful Unseen Son paused on her way past, and then scuttled quickly away before the two men could pay full attention.
"He deemed me addled. But I also worry for some of our own, I haven't seen them come in." Yorke attempted to deflect the subject once more, as he glanced around for Dryden, Cat realised he also hadn't seen Halvus enter or leave, "Who was it you came here to administer to? Has someone passed into His light?".
"no one has passed anywhere" interrupted the synthesized voice of metasurgeon cheslock, who came over after organsing treatment for the more greviously injured "and no one needs to be dead or dying for there to be a priest present raymond" almost immediately her auspexes and scanners went to work on the commissar without her customary pause to inform the patient, the speed at which they worked at seemed to suggest that the Metasurgeon was mildly annoyed
as halvus lay in silence and mari, maru and the orderlies got to work a servo skull floated over and began monitoring the lieutenants vital signs, periodically the drone would move to a new poition and adjust the angle at which it scanned from while the humans worked, before long it started to make a beeping noise when the orderlies were removing the chest plate of her flak armour
++caution, preliminary scans suggest unit ribcage has suffered fractures, addendum: heart rate dropping, likelihood of cardiac arrest heightened++ it started beeping even louder twenty seconds later ++warning! warning! heart rate has ceased, unit has gone into cardiac arrest, immediate action required++