by Eve » May 10th, 2016, 6:45 am
Caddoc’s eyes never lifted, never flitted from his work. They stayed heavy and focused on what he was doing. As he worked, warmth (but not actual heat) would slowly flood the area he was working on, traveling up and down the Ji’s arm. Blood and bone slowly knit itself back together beneath his Weave. Unlike other Channelers, Caddoc did not use his hands. Never once did he gesture or run his hands over the other’s skin. For an outsider, it simply seemed as if he was staring at Danos’s arm with an intense look in his emerald green gaze. Nevertheless, it was clear it was working. The itch of healing flesh announced this, even if the heat did not.
“When I was younger.” He said as he worked, “I had no desire to work in the Infirmaries. Not here, nor anywhere else. Healing those wounded was the last thing I would have considered. My talents laid…elsewhere. However, once entering the Tower it is your duty to go where you are told. We are assigned certain chores at lower levels, and one of those are, in fact, the Infirmary. By the time I got to that point, I had already realized that I had abilities in this regard that others lack. Once I actually began to train, it became very apparent that I have what others do not.” His eyes flickered over the wound, and now he did lift his hands, turning the man’s arm slowly to watch the skin beneath his view. Strangely enough, the taciturn Dedicated seemed to be willing to answer questions… he simply did not volunteer the information first. “The work is rewarding, and I am more skilled at it than others are. It would be ridiculous of me to attempt to go anywhere else. In other regards I am good, but here I excel… Even if I do spent most the day seeing to stupidities.” He lifted his gaze for a moment, and then dropped it back to his work, adding. “Though understand, I do not consider your injury such. It is true that you should focus on your concentration, but the obstacle courses can be dangerous if you makes a mistake. Such things happen.” He gave the smallest of sneers as he added. “And at least it is not another Novice in here for ‘womanly issues’.”