Show and Tales
A few days went by as Deera sat and Tara paced the floor in the waiting room.
“I have a tale to tell you, and the tales are true.” Deera said to another young lady in the waiting room.
“Honey, I don’t think she’s interested.” Tara said as he sat down next to Deera.
They were waiting and hoping for Iris to come out of the Operation Room.
“Since, I am waiting to see someone, I would love to hear a tale.” The young lady said.
“Well, if you say so. Let me tell you about my daughter and how she ended up in the Operation Room. She decided to take on The Flame Wolf by herself in place of us. She didn’t exactly end up defeating The Flame Wolf but, she apparently fought hard against him.” Deera said.
“Not hard enough. She knows that her magic is strong enough to defeat the Flame Wolf. Why didn’t she use her magic?” Tara said as he looked at Deera.
“Shush, Tara. You are ruining the tale I am telling. Where was I? Oh, yes. Then, my husband, Tara and I decided to go find her. We found her in the Under World, defeated the Devil and she ended up hurt. She lost a lot of blood but, I hope they can fix her soon.” Deera finished as a set of doors opened and out came Dr. Blue Blood, taking his rubber gloves off.
Tara and Deera stood up. They walked over and Deera was just a ball of nerves.
“There is good news and bad news. Which do you want to hear first?” Dr. Blue Blood asked.
“Give us the good news.” Deera said anxiously.
“The good news is that she survived. She will be able to live her full lifespan. She fought us over the last few days and has ripped her stitches out once or twice. We replaced the blood she had lost. She is fine for now. We have nurses watching over her 24/7. The bad news is that she will probably not have function in her left side. When she was fighting us, she asked us why she couldn’t feel her left side. She will wake up here in a few hours from the sedation we had to give her.” Dr. Blue Blood said as he looked at them.
“What is the chance of her not having any feeling in her left side?” Tara asked as he focused more on the no feeling in her left side.
“In her case, 80% is the chance of that happening.” Dr. Blue Blood replied with a sad tone in his voice.
Deera gasped and ran out of the office. The young lady ran after her.
“Is it alright if I go see Dar... I mean, Iris?” Tara asked.
“Yes, you may. Tara, Iris is in Room 1939.” He said as he left from in front of the doors and went into another room.
Tara went to room 1939 and saw Iris laying in the bed, all peaceful. He sat down and started reading the Book of Norawind.
Meanwhile, the young lady ran after Deera in the rain.
“Mrs. Freedom!! Please, wait up!!” She yelled after Deera.
Deera stopped and looked at the young lady as she got closer. The young lady stopped and smiled at Deera.
“I am Iris’s friend, Droopy Keelhill. I am the Red Draginucous daughter of Fire Fortess, the Red Draginucous Mother and Tall Tale Pete, another Red Draginucous.” She said as she pulled back her hood and Deera saw that she had red horns on her head.
“No... Way. Are you really, Droopy Keelhill?” Deera asked as she looked at her.
“Yes, ma’am. It is I. I know it’s been a long time since the last time you saw my mother and I.” Droopy said as she smiled her wicked smile.
“Let’s go see Daru Daru. What’s your dragon name?” Deera asked.
“HELLENFIRE!!!!” They heard Fire Fortess yell from the sky.
Fire Fortess landed next to Hellenfire with quite a thud. Droopy bowed her head down.
“Why you run off? You better than that! You know better!” Fire Fortess snarled.
“Fire Fortess, dear. What are you doing here?” Deera asked.
“I here see Daru Daru.” Fire Fortess said as she turned into her human form.
Deera led the way back to the doctor’s office. They got in and Droopy and Fire Fortess sat down.
“I will go see if Tara is in the room with Daru Daru.” Deera said as she ran toward room 1939.
She opened the door and saw that Tara was holding Iris’s hand. Tara smiled at Deera as she entered the room. Iris’s left arm twitched as Deera walked closer. Iris opened her eyes and slightly smiled.
“Ma? Pa? Is... Is that you?” Iris asked.
“Yes, it is. It is your parents.” Deera said as she knelt on the floor next to the bed.
“M... Ma? Where is Hellenfire?” Iris asked.
“Her and her mother are here. They both want to see you.” Deera said.
“Not her mother... not yet at least. I want to see my friend first.” Iris said slowly.
Deera stood up and walked out of the room. She walked to the front and got Hellenfire. She took her in the room and Iris was sitting up. Hellenfire ran over to Daru Daru and hugged her.
“Deume un susto bastante. You gave me quite a scare.” Hellenfire said in Galician slowly as she started crying.
“Hey, hey. I am sorry. I didn’t mean to give anyone a scare.” Iris said as she lifted her right arm and held back the wince of pain as she hugged her back.
“Descansa, querido amigo. Rest, my dear friend.” Hellenfire said as she teleported from the bedside to the door and left the room.
Iris laid the bed back and laid down on it. She yawned and started falling asleep as she closed her eyes.
“Rest my dear daughter. You will need all your energy for tomorrow.” Deera said as she laid on the floor and fell asleep.
Tara casted a spell to keep the room warmer to what they needed to be more comfortable. He was used to it by now. He learned quickly that Draginucous types like the room warmer than normal. He smiled and slept in a chair that was nearby.
Iris woke up the next morning, sat up and stretched while Deera and Tara slept.
“Ma? I need to walk around.” Iris said as she pulled the sheets from her body.
Deera awoke with a slight startle, stood up and stretched.
“Alright. Let’s go.” Deera said with a smile.
Iris got off the bed and walked towards Deera. Deera caught her as she went to fall.
“Ma? Can you hold onto me?” Iris asked as she grabbed Deera’s shoulder.
Deera nodded and walked with her all over the office and across the halls. Iris smiled as they walked around. As they walked, the feeling in her left side started to return. They stopped a moment to rest when Dr. Blue Blood bumped into them.
“I see you’re up and walking. You are free to go home today. There is no charge for Iris.” He said as he took the ivies off of Iris.
Iris’s smile got bigger and she ran to the room to wake Tara. She got there and started shaking him. Deera stood in the doorway and watched them.
“Pa! Pa! Pa! Wake up!! We can go home!! Wake up!! Wake up!!” Iris said as she shook him.
“Wha... What? How is this possible?” Tara asked as he sat up and was still half asleep.
“Dr. Blue Blood said so and she’s healed quickly since she is half Draginucous.” Deera said with a smile.
Tara stood and grabbed his Staff of Riles and the Book of Norawind. All three walked out of that doctor’s office like a family instead of missing someone. They walked all the way home and headed back to bed to sleep in from the few rough days that had happened.