"Toby needs a healer," Ully said from the bedside.
"He took too much," the healer chided.
"Then keep the healer with you," he said with resignation.
Rhyn snagged the clothing of one, and the healer yelped.
He released the healer whose arm he held.
The convent members who managed the Sanctuary had replaced the wall Rhyn knocked down with a row of brown tents that matched their dresses. Rhyn eased between two of them, aware of Kiki's fading pulse. He set his brother down on the ground and looked around wildly, hoping they hadn't sent Katie's Ancient Healer, Lankha, home to the underworld.
When he looked too fast, he still saw the jagged, deep scars that the Healer had gotten rid of.
Gently, the healer began its trade.
The healer pulled her into its arms, his gaze flickering around again.
"I know where to find one," Rhyn said, his thoughts going to the Ancient healer that had been a prisoner in Sasha.s zoo in Hell across the hall from his own cell.
Yes. Our healer did what we could.
He brought in a healer who pieced me back together when he was done.
I think a healer can fix him.
There.s an Ancient healer at the Caribbean Sanctuary.
He set the healer down.
"Take her to a Healer," Jule ordered, motioning to Claire.
She didn't want to say it, but the bloodied immortal didn't look like he'd wake up for quite a while, especially if there was no Healer among the survivors.
To be reminded first by a woman who should be dead and again by a Healer of some sort … He shook out his shoulders and nudged his XO awake, not wanting to deal with the thoughts.
"You're a Healer, aren't you?" he asked.
"I'm not a healer, Sofi," he complained again.
Rhyn watched, even more fascinated when the healer hesitated suddenly and withdrew.
Rhyn retreated to the wall and sat with his back against it, staring at the healer that held the woman protectively in his arms.
Gazing at her, he doubted a human healer could help her.
He.d thought Lankha skittish when he met the healer but soon found all the healers quaking and hiding.
He recognized the healer by the amount of bands winding around his arm.
Rhyn waited until the healer passed him and then stepped into the shadow world behind him.
He trailed as Rhyn led him toward the brightest portal, and Rhyn took the healer.s arm to hurry him along.
He all but dragged the healer to Kris.s room, found it empty, then went to Katie.s chamber.
He flung the door open and shoved the healer into the room, ignoring the two surprised occupants of the chamber as he closed the door without entering.
Katie asked, startled to see the cowering healer in her room.
The healer was huddled against the door, looking around with visible horror.
The healer sank next to her on the bed, large eyes darting around the room as if he expected the furniture to grow fangs and chase him.
Ully watched with alarm as the healer unwrapped the angel.s bandage.
She felt like petting the healer to calm him as she might Toby.s cat but suspected it wouldn.t be welcome.
The healer clucked to himself, growing more comfortable as he concentrated on his trade.
A tap at the door made Lankha pause, and she hurried to answer it to keep the healer from being distracted.
Katie was huddled in a blanket before the fire, and what looked like a healer curled on the bed.
Katie awoke to the healer.s cool touch on her arm.
The healer was huddled next to the fireplace, afraid to move with the presence of the newcomer.
Katie, take Toby and the healer to the basement with the warriors.
Katie motioned to the healer, who scampered from his corner to the bed.
The healer can stay there, and the angel—
You came with a healer, didn.t you?
You need a healer, my friend.
The healer.s been working with him constantly.
Gabe, give me the healer, and get Iliana.
The cowering healer left his corner of the cell for the first time in a while and approached the human on the bed.
He hadn't seen a Healer since before the Schism and offered his hand to Bianca.
Can you shut that healer up by eating him?
Restless, he rose and paced again, wondering why Sasha needed an ancient healer in his zoo, a place where creatures came to suffer.
Worst healer I've ever seen.
I'm the oldest male healer in my guild.
I need a hand finding an Ancient healer named Lankha.
The Healer shook her head.
Suspecting he'd just driven Sofi's healer completely catatonic, he peeled her soaked sweater and jeans off to display matching pink underwear.
"N…no!" the healer replied, agitation crossing its features.