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Fara i Viking - Chapter 23 [END]Fara i Viking - Chapter 23 [END] by Erandir
Chapter XXIII – Unhappy Endings
Eiríkur’s condition did not make any significant changes over the next few days, but Aleksander remained by his side the entire time, refusing the leave the room for any reason. Food had to be brought in to him to get him to eat. Mathias was beginning to worry, because as long as they stayed here he doubted Eiríkur would recover completely. At least for now he was not getting any worse, but how long would that last with their limited supplies, even with help from the police medic?
They had to leave this place, get Eiríkur to a proper doctor of some kind. But Aleksander could not be persuaded to leave their room even to eat, let alone to pilot the ship.
It had been five days now since they escaped the city and gained the tentative cooperation of the remaining two military police officers. They had been plying Eiríkur with painkillers and sedatives to keep him sleeping peacefully, but what they had stolen from
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Chapter XII – Medicine
Tino did not wait to see if his shots had done lasting damage. As soon as he heard Aleksander’s pained scream he dropped below the bench he was using for cover and spun around to see what had happened. Eiríkur was lying on the floor, Aleksander had just reached his side, the others were also moving quickly to see what had happened. From the looks of things Eiríkur had attempted to find better covered after the bench he had been huddling behind was destroyed. He had been out in the open for only a moment, but Ivan’s shot had hit him.
“What happened? Is he okay?” Tino asked, rushing to his side as well.
No one answered because no one yet knew the answer. Aleksander kept repeating his brother’s name desperately as he picked him up and cradled him in his arms. Eiríkur’s left arm and shoulder had taken the brunt of the blast. His clothing had been singed away and the sk
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Chapter 21 – Hostile Negotiations
Mathias searched the entire chamber, high and low, for another exit. There was none. Not even a natural passageway through the cave system. “Who builds a secret underground room with only one way out?” he muttered angrily.
“Easier to hide,” Aleksander pointed out.
“Easier to guard,” Tino added.
“You’re not helping,” Mathias snapped. He was still upset about the chamber being empty. The others knew it was best to let him just work through it; wait until he was calm again before trying to come up with a plan. It was taking longer than usual, though. Searching for a second exit and being similarly denied any reward for his efforts did nothing to improve the captain’s mood, but he was slowly becoming more reasonable. He had stopped swinging the axe around so carelessly, and now that his secondary search was over Mathias sat down on a broken stalagmite to fume silently.