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CJ Vexx
                    ("Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do and what you want to
                    be, but don't be afraid of being willing to pay the price." Lane Frost)
                    AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 2:27:45 AM
                    #6529330

                    Not very well, Im afraid.
 

                        CJ Vexx
                    ("Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do and what you want to
                    be, but don't be afraid of being willing to pay the price." Lane Frost)
                    AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 2:51:01 AM
                    #6529906

                    *A few hours later I wake up. Eddie must have gone to bed. Its an odd
                    feeling, to know I missed out on so much, just by passing out from
                    exhaustion. Something hits wrong. Whether its the smell the dogs drag in
                    with them. That smell of wet dog, and cow manure, or the pills finally
                    starting to hit my system, or both. But I gotta reach the bathroom. Nope,
I didnt forget this part. This is where it starts in earnest. All the aches and pains, and never being able to
keep anything down. Long days of trying not to stay in the bathroom too long. Wishing for my bed, but
unable to leave the porcelain and tile floor. All of it starts with a simple case of nausea, and it doesnt end.
Weak as I am, its only a few minutes before Ive gone to my knees on the floor, even after Ive emptied my
stomach, I cant move. Everything hurts, too much, really. But all I can do is groan and hope it passes
quickly. Blood trickles from my nose, and I wipe it away with a towel from the rack, coughing as it slides
down my throat as well. Must have busted a blood vessel. Great.*

*I feel hands on my shoulders, then around my waist to help brace me, and I realize Jordan is here. I
know now how he always knew when I was sick before. He could feel it himself. He sits back against the
wall, and I sit back against him. Its an odd sensation, Im too big for this aint I? Its just like deja vu, but
this time it really has happened before. Every time. He brought a pillow, and sets me down on it. I dont
want to leave the bathroom, cuz I know Ill need to stay here again, it always takes a couple hours for the
nausea to subside. I cant even hear him, its like Im seeing with tunnel vision, and everything has closed in
on me. Slipping off to sleep again. His hand on my arm brings me some comfort, knowing I aint alone.
Being alone with this is the worst thing I can think of.*
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 2:58:09 AM
                         #6530034

                         *Getting up from the floor of the bathroom, I grab one of the
                         blankets from the couch, and wrap it around him. Hes shivering,
                         some from the pain, but alot from the cold. Ill be keeping
                         blankets and pillows in the towel closet in here for a while.
                         Should have thought of that before. But I sit back down and
watch him. Lights off, so he can sleep a bit better. Ocassionally checking the towel that he holds against
his nose even in his sleep. Making sure he isnt going to bleed to death on me. And every once in a while,
paranoia sets in, and I have to try to read him to make sure he's as ok as he can be. His sleep is troubled,
and he wakes up again, grappling for the bowl while choking on his own vomit. I hold him up, so he
doesnt slip, weak as he is, hes likely to crack his jaw on it if he slips. Im surprised he has anything left to
get rid of personally. When he settles, I wipe him up with a rag, then turn to wipe up the mess on the
bowl. None of it sickens me. Its what Im supposed to do. Putting a wet rag against his neck, to help calm
the strain fever, I let him down again, onto the pillow. He murmurs something, but he's already passing out
again. Its going to be a long few months.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 3:13:48 AM #6530354

                             ((*slips in*))
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:14:43 AM
                         #6530365

                         ((Howdy))
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:17:34 AM
                         #6530422

                         ((Im still laughing about Chris Jericho peeing in William Regal's
                         tea))
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 3:18:32 AM #6530439

                             ((*L* I know! That was so hilarious!))
 
 
 
 
 

                            Mild mannered ER doctor Don Blake has a
                       dull life, really...
                       God of Thunder and Living Lightning. Scion of Asgard. The Odinson. All these are his
                       name. For he... is Thor (MWI)
                       (“There shall be songs written of this day.”)
                       ICQ#: 1086811 AIM: Ramzhi MUN: Whitaker ... 3/20/2001
                       3:18:54 AM #6530447

                       ((Yeah! Just a riot!

                       (I have no idea. Playing along!))
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:23:05 AM
                         #6530511

                         *Getting up after a while, I head outside, for a smoke. Sun's
                         already coming up on the horizon. I need time to think. Ill put
                         him on the couch in a bit, if he doesnt wake up again. Maybe he
                         took care of everything.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 3:28:44 AM #6530624

                             The shadows outside their ranch isn't locking in my light,
                             that's for sure. I got out of the cab halfway down the
                             road, to make my approach quieter but this whole...
                             glowing thing doesn't do it. I haven't learned how to stop
                             that from happening. It's quieter out here then I supposed
                             it would be.

                             Someone outside? Who is that? Watching from the
                             shadows behind a tree, I look like a firefly... glowing
from behind it... I hope he can't see me.

Why am I here, you wonder? Well, it's simple really. Grandma sent me out here with her bag. She said
there's someone here who needs our help. She can be completely enthusiastic about something without
telling me what I'm supposed to be doing. So I'm out here, in the middle of nowhere, and I have no idea
why really. All I know is that this is going to be awkward if I'm not careful.
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:34:09 AM
                         #6530760

                         *My own mind is on whats going on, and what im going to do.
                         He and Jada mean a hell of alot more to me that this idiot team.
                         But I cant say that to Jason, he's my equal. I should talk to him.
                         About Dylan and Brenda. Im far from knowing how to deal
                         with family. My eyes catch absolutely nothing, but my mind.
Protective of the people in the house, catches something easily, and I look outward.* ~Might as well
show y'self. Aint no hidin from me.~ *Its a marker. Trying to intimidate, to bring any oppoenent out into
the open. Ive been playing this damned game too long.*
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:36:41 AM
                         #6530829

                         ((Let me try to guess what your favorite letter is.... its not
                         ABCDEFGHIJK or L. It sure aint MN or O..... It must be....
                         PEE. *LMAO*))
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 3:40:46 AM #6530909

                             Flinching slightly, I step out of the shadows before the
                             house, behind the tree to look up at the house. Who...
                             who is that? Frowning a little, I clutch my bag tightly and
                             say, "Um... hi there..."

                             How do I get inside properly? How do I figure out why
                             I'm here? "I'm... Cassidy, nice to meet you."
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:42:27 AM
                         #6530943

                         *Blinking a bit. I wasnt expecting a girl. Especially a little slip of
                         a girl like her.* Hello Cassidy. Bit far from town aintcha? *I
                         dont bother trying to intimidate, shes already shaking in her
                         boots.*
 

                A man on the street is pointing up to the sky. "Look, an Angel!" he
            yells. A passerby laughs. "You fool, that is only a cloud."
            How wonderful it would be to see angels where there are clouds.
            The Whitness 1
            How sad it would be to see only clouds where there are angels.
(Inherit the Earth!)
ICQ#: 1086811 AIM: Ramzhi MUN: Whitaker ... 3/20/2001 3:42:46 AM #6530950

((*has to dance around Trin*))
 

                A man on the street is pointing up to the sky. "Look, an Angel!" he
            yells. A passerby laughs. "You fool, that is only a cloud."
            How wonderful it would be to see angels where there are clouds.
            The Whitness 1
            How sad it would be to see only clouds where there are angels.
(Inherit the Earth!)
ICQ#: 1086811 AIM: Ramzhi MUN: Whitaker ... 3/20/2001 3:44:12 AM #6530965

((Sex bomb! Sex bomb! You're a sex bomb! You can give it to me when I need to come along! Sex
bomb, sex bomb, you're my sex bomb! And baby you can turn me on!

*dances about the redhead* Now don't get me wrong, ain't gonna do you no harm. This bomb's for
lovin', and you can shoot it far. I'm your main target, come and help me ignite. Love, stuck holdin' you
tight. Help me explode, although you know the route to go to sex me slow...))
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:44:50 AM
                         #6530978

                         ((*L*))
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 3:46:49 AM #6531011

                             Shaking in my boots? Sh'yeah, I don't know why I'm
                             here. I'm just following orders, even though I'm not sure.
                             Still, he reminds me of someone I know. Someone... his
                             face looks familiar.

                             "A little far from town... yeah, just a little. I'm looking
                             for... well, this is kind of the strange part. I'm here... to
                             tend to the sick. Does that make any sense to you?"

Cuz it sure as hell doesn't make sense to me.
 

                A man on the street is pointing up to the sky. "Look, an Angel!" he
            yells. A passerby laughs. "You fool, that is only a cloud."
            How wonderful it would be to see angels where there are clouds.
            The Whitness 1
            How sad it would be to see only clouds where there are angels.
(Inherit the Earth!)
ICQ#: 1086811 AIM: Ramzhi MUN: Whitaker ... 3/20/2001 3:48:05 AM #6531033

((*makes wild pelvic thrusts*))
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:48:26 AM
                         #6531042

                         *RaE* Tend to the sick. Anyone sick in particular? *Even in his
                         sleep he aches. I can feel it at this distance.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 3:56:28 AM #6531174

                             Shaking my head, I scuff my boot against the ground
                             before I look back up at him. "Any sick in the house.
                             Might say that's what I do... I help tend to the sick."
                             Biting the inside of my lip, my mind flashes back...

                             The festival! He... he looks like that guy I met there. I
                             remember, it was a while ago now, but still I remember.
 

                A man on the street is pointing up to the sky. "Look, an Angel!" he
            yells. A passerby laughs. "You fool, that is only a cloud."
            How wonderful it would be to see angels where there are clouds.
            The Whitness 1
            How sad it would be to see only clouds where there are angels.
(Inherit the Earth!)
ICQ#: 1086811 AIM: Ramzhi MUN: Whitaker ... 3/20/2001 3:56:58 AM #6531182

((Did the festival happen in this universe?))
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:57:29 AM
                         #6531190

                         *Suspicious look.* Why should I let you in? You could be
                         anyone. My son's illness isnt exactly a secret. *But the things we
                         do, sorta is.*
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:57:39 AM
                         #6531193

                         ((Yep))
 

                A man on the street is pointing up to the sky. "Look, an Angel!" he
            yells. A passerby laughs. "You fool, that is only a cloud."
            How wonderful it would be to see angels where there are clouds.
            The Whitness 1
            How sad it would be to see only clouds where there are angels.
(Inherit the Earth!)
ICQ#: 1086811 AIM: Ramzhi MUN: Whitaker ... 3/20/2001 3:58:01 AM #6531196

((But Jennifer Kale don't prolly exist...))
 

                A man on the street is pointing up to the sky. "Look, an Angel!" he
            yells. A passerby laughs. "You fool, that is only a cloud."
            How wonderful it would be to see angels where there are clouds.
            The Whitness 1
            How sad it would be to see only clouds where there are angels.
(Inherit the Earth!)
ICQ#: 1086811 AIM: Ramzhi MUN: Whitaker ... 3/20/2001 3:58:29 AM #6531202

((Ah well. I'm the extent of the retcon then, since the other RPers were predominantly original...))
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 3:58:48 AM
                         #6531206

                         ((*Shrug* I will leave that up to you, really. I just want this
                         room to be for folks to have fun. theres a certain continuity, and
                         thats being faithful to the c. BUt thats all I ask.))
 

                A man on the street is pointing up to the sky. "Look, an Angel!" he
            yells. A passerby laughs. "You fool, that is only a cloud."
            How wonderful it would be to see angels where there are clouds.
            The Whitness 1
            How sad it would be to see only clouds where there are angels.
(Inherit the Earth!)
ICQ#: 1086811 AIM: Ramzhi MUN: Whitaker ... 3/20/2001 3:59:21 AM #6531214

((Anyway, I guess I'm out.))
 
 
 
 
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 4:04:04 AM #6531282

                             Looking down, I realize this must seem bizzarre to him.
                             His son, his son is ill...

                             "Your son... I think I met him not too long ago, some
                             time back at a festival in New York. If he's ill I'd like to
                             help. I'm a... healer of sorts. Actually, an assistant healer,
                             my grandmother's the whizz at this... I'm just an
                             apprentice but... I know a few things about healing. I
                             could help."

Grandma, I hate when you do this...
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 4:08:03 AM
                         #6531337

                         *Giving her a long, and hard look, seeing nothing that i can
                         glean from her as malicious or ill intended, I turn, saying nothing,
                         but leaving the door open on the dark house. The only light is
                         from the moon and stars outside, and the ocassional LED from
                         the VCR, the digital clock or the oven further beyond in the
kitchen. Before I reach the stairs, I step into the bathroom, and lift him off the ground. Hes lighter than he
should be, no thanks to his eating problems a couple months ago, and being wirey for bullriding. He
mumbles something to me, unintelligibly, but I know his stomach isnt queasy right now, so I dont mind
much bringing him out, and laying him on the couch. Looking up at her, from a crouched position next to
him, still suspicious, still looking hard. I speak but only in a whisper.* Hes got leukemia. Makes it hard for
him to get decent sleep, even in the first stages.
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 4:12:11 AM #6531401

                             The darkness isn't really a problem for me. I step inside
                             and the darkness seems to recede immediately, light
                             filling the area around me as if by itself. Silently, I step
                             forward, biting the inside of my lip as I approach the
                             couch slowly.

                             "Leukemia... is he under treatment?" Blessed Goddess,
                             protect this young man and give him rest in his sleep, give
                             him strength against his illness. Slowly, I go to kneel
beside the couch, putting down my grandmother's bag. The smell of herbs wafes out of the bag, and I rest
my hand on it idly before looking up at him.
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 4:15:01 AM
                         #6531434

                         *nodding* Went back on them today. He starts chemotherapy
                         next week. Its bad now, but itll get worse. *Moving away, Im
                         used to trying alternatives for him. Mom and I went to hundreds
                         of doctors with him, trying to find someone to help when he was
                         younger. But I still keep an eye on her. A crow walks through
the front door, like its his business and perches himself up on the back of the couch. Ive seen that bird
before. That very same bird. I know, because that one has a single grey feather, on his throat.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 4:17:47 AM #6531474

                             Looking up at the crow, I smile and nod my head as a
                             sign of deference. Almost like a famliar, this bird seems
                             comfortable here so I give it as much deference as you'd
                             give anyone. He's a living creature, he deserves it.

                             "I can give him something I think for the discomfort," I
                             say gently, biting the inside of my lip. Reaching over
                             softly, I rest my hand on his forehead. My touch is warm,
                             a comfortable kind of warm that might feel even... caring,
if he's coherant enough to notice. Brushing his hair back, I study his face. He was so vibrant when I saw
him...

"He's been nauscious I take it? There's something I can do about that too I think..."
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 4:21:24 AM
                         #6531521

                         *Nodding I watch his reaction to her touch. He relaxes a bit,
                         outwardly, in his sleep, and mumbles again. Damn, he was fine
                         just yesterday too. Happened this way last time. Got dizzy and
                         fell off his horse, from that point out, he was too sick to get
                         back up. Back then, we knew it was a relapse, but didnt know
how to handle it. At least this time I had some warning.* Nausea is a way of life for leukemia patients.
Theyre lucky to be able to eat anything. Infections are the biggest cause of leukemia deaths. Its hardly
ever the disease itself that does the most damage. *Which is why Im not all that happy the crow decided
to just "hang out". No tellin what it brought in with it.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 4:24:37 AM #6531576

                             Nodding, I look up at him. "You might think about
                             disenfecting things around here more... I'll give him
                             something to try for the nausea, that way he can keep
                             eating. Losing weight will be hard on him, losing
                             strength..." Looking back at him, I bite my lip a little and
                             narrow my eyes before reaching into my bag for
                             something grams had ready for me when I left. Slowly, I
                             take the mash'd herbs and press them into a small flask
                             of water. It's all been cleaned right...

Very gently, I lean over him and stroke his hair softly. "Here, help me give this to him. It might help him
sleep."
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 4:27:52 AM
                         #6531638

                         *Sitting still for a moment, I know he aint gonna want anything
                         in his stomach right now. Its too soon after his last sickup.*
                         Whats in the water? *I gotta know exactly, mostly because Im
                         a stubborn paranoid. Ive already disinfected the house. Its what
                         he was yelling at me about this morning. Lifting him carefully
enough to slide an arm under his shoulders, I tap his face and speak a bit to him to get him to rouse a bit.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 4:29:35 AM #6531672

                             "It's distilled water with a few herbs to help settle his
                             stomach, the rest to numb the pain," I say with a nod. "I
                             had something cooked up by my grandmother when I left
                             the house. She was prepared for this sort of thing."
                             Leaning over him, I stroke his cheek gently as I coax the
                             bottle towards his lips. "He only needs a little, it's
                             powerful stuff."
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 4:33:09 AM
                         #6531724

                         *He fights a bit, turning away from the offering, but he hasnt got
                         much fight in him. Its alarming to me, hes fallen this quickly, and
                         this hard. He spits out half of what he takes in, coughing on it.
                         Its expected. They prescribe him three times what he'll need in
                         meds, knowing two thirds of what's given to him, will never be
use, because of spitting and vomiting. Shaking myself after a minute, his face reddens, but he calms again
easily.* He aint much on folks knowin how sick he is. *Trying to explain his reluctance to fully wake up.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 4:36:20 AM #6531770

                             Nodding softly in understanding, I lean forward so that
                             my mouth is next to his ear as I whisper gently, "It's
                             okay... I'm here to help you. I'm Cassidy, I'm going to
                             help you get better."

                             Looking up at his father, I offer him my hand. "I'd like to
                             help him get well."
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 4:38:40 AM
                         #6531791

                         *Still holding him up, he braces an arm under my hand til I
                         remove it from his chin. Oddly stuck in action and looking at
                         her.* Why? *Im about as paranoid as a person can get. Its my
                         right to wonder these things. CJ owns a fair chunk of an estate,
                         and he dont even know it yet. Not to mention this entire ranch.
But money isnt what bothers me, she cant possibly know. So I have to wonder why else a person would
offer to help a complete stranger, even seek him out.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 4:40:37 AM #6531823

                             Looking down, I smile gently at CJ and then back up at
                             his father with a small smile. "Because when I met him, I
                             fell while dancing at a bonfire. And he helped me up.
                             Now, it's my turn to help him up." It's really that simple,
                             he's sick and I want to help. I'm not sure why the pull is
                             so strong, but it's there... I can't explain why.

                             Grandma knows why. She just wouldn't tell me.

"Besides... when I look at him, I see a good man. I want him to get well so he can live to become a great
man."
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 4:45:39 AM
                         #6531904

                         *Looking down at him, and watching as he relaxes and his
                         breathing eases. I can feel him slip from the twilight nightmarish
                         state, into a deeper dreamless sleep. I know hes a good kid. I
                         spent years trying to make sure he wasnt subjected to the kind
                         of hatreds this world can harden people with. Then looking
back at her, I just nod. Im exhausted myself. But theres nothing I can do about that. Thankfully Eddie will
take care of chores in the morning, and im sure Tristan will help. I lay CJ back onto the pillow.* Miss
Cassidy. CJ is the only son I got. I trust him t'you, its going to take a big leap o'faith on m'part. Not just
mine niether. But every member of this household. Including the nurse thats watching over him now. But
you just did something I aint never seen with someone in his stage of the sickness, and thats let him get
some kind of decent sleep.
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 4:49:00 AM #6531943

                             Nodding gently, I look down at CJ with a soft smile and
                             then up at his father again. A soft joking flickers into my
                             eyes as I say, "It's a witch's touch, it can sooth any
                             illness." It's true, it's what my grandmother used to say.

                             "Now, if you don't mind me staying, I can watch him.
                             You need some sleep. I'll stay here, in case he wakes
                             up." Why? Why why why...
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 4:52:11 AM
                         #6531971

                         *Getting up I nod. Too tired to fight. He'll probably sleep until
                         Im up and around anyway.* He want anythin, Im in this room
                         here. *Indicating a bedroom behind the stairwell, where Jada is
                         already.* His meds are on the counter, the note under them
                         says when hes supposed to get what. *Pulling the tie out of my
hair, I pass a hand over his face and eyes, and we both jump a little from the small shock it gives us. Hes
still very vital, which is what I was hoping for.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 4:54:44 AM #6532004

                             Quickly nodding again, I rest my head against my
                             shoulder softly before smiling. "All right, I'm sure I can
                             handle all that. Good night now, sir."

                             How did I end up here? I mean, in this situation? Why
                             did Grandma send me here... and why am I so drawn to
                             staying? It doesn't make any sense really. None at all.
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 5:03:13 AM
                         #6532074

                         *Leavng the room, I curl up next to Jada in bed. Mind full of
                         worry.* (Sorry I fell asleep.))
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 5:03:50 AM #6532078

                             ((*L* that's okay, go on to bed now! *Hugs* Night!))
 

 
                                So this is what Death looks like?
                                       Jordan Vexx
                               Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf?
                             "Huff Puff" ~Wolf *The 10th Kingdom*

                         AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 5:04:00 AM
                         #6532080

                         ((Nope, cigarette first.))
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 5:04:33 AM #6532083

                             ((*L* Ah, kay))
 
 
 
 
 

                        CJ Vexx
                    ("Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do and what you want to
                    be, but don't be afraid of being willing to pay the price." Lane Frost)
                    AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 5:04:55 AM
                    #6532085

                    *Waking up a little, Im fixated on a light I cant quite grasp in
                    understanding.I try to call for Jordan, but my mouth aint ready to work
                    right quite yet, so I sit back and try to focus.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 5:10:45 AM #6532113

                             Letting out a soft yawn, I cover my mouth as I force my
                             eyes to stay open. It was late when my grams told me to
                             take the car out here. I didn't understand why and I stil
                             don't really... But I'm here.

                             He's... he's awake? turning towards him, I raise an
                             eyebrow and smile. "Easy now, just relax. Let the herbs
                             help, you should try to sleep."
 

                        CJ Vexx
                    ("Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do and what you want to
                    be, but don't be afraid of being willing to pay the price." Lane Frost)
                    AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 5:13:03 AM
                    #6532126

                    *Confused, its a face I havent seen, or have I? Oddly I think I have, I
                    just cant remember. Blinking, but opening my eyes again, only slighly.*
                    where... *No sense trying to ask, itll never all come out. Im exhausted,
                    still dont know why Im awake, dont feel like I need to throw up, or
                    nothin. Just that the crow noted an odd presence.*
 

                                 On the outside Cassidy Morgan (MWI)
                             looks sweet and innocent. Inside, a creature
                             of fire sleeps... and waits for the day when
                             someone will make the mistake of waking
                             her.
                             ("Dance, wildfire, dance, or your heart could start
                             overheating...")
                             ICQ#: Off AIM: Rhiya Firegirl MUN: Rhiya ...
                             3/20/2001 5:15:14 AM #6532136

                             Slipping up onto my knees again beside him so he can
                             see me better, I rest my hand on his arm. That reassuring
                             warmth would spread from my fingers again into his skin,
                             and I smile down at him. "You're on your couch, don't
                             worry about it. Your father let me give you something
                             that might help you relax a little. I'd go with it if you feel it
                             starting to kick in... you need as much rest as you can
                             get."

At least he's not throwing the stuff up... it might actually be working.
 

                        CJ Vexx
                    ("Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do and what you want to
                    be, but don't be afraid of being willing to pay the price." Lane Frost)
                    AIM: RmgdnX or Myth and Rumor ... 3/20/2001 5:19:56 AM
                    #6532165

                    *Closing my eyes, and laying back a bit more relaxed, I open them
                    again, and gaze at her. I might not know her, or very well, but for now,
                    Im glad shes here. Everything aches, but its like background noise,
                    nothing too intrusive. Shes right, I should sleep. Ill be sick again
                    tomorrow, and if she leaves, then I wont be able to find a way to stop it
from happening. Instinct tells me shes the reason Im not in the bathroom, keeping nausea at bay. Closing
my eyes again, I sleep again, almost feeling like a four year old when Stella would rock me to sleep. That
comfortable.*