Faith had a good hold of Rain but it didn't look like she hurt her. Rain wasn't sure what was going on though, all she felt (probably) was a lightness in her head and a sort of pressure on her neck. The moment flashed by until I actually realized she was doing it. She had to let go. But I couldn't pull her away, it would be too dangerous for Rain.
But what could I do?
Maybe calm would work. I quickly put my hand on Faith's back, sending a feeling of peace to her as fast as I could. Just wanting her to calm down, I wouldn't be angry. Then I opened my mouth to speak two careful words. "Faith, no."
Something clicked inside Faith, a thought arrived and a peaceful glow surrounded her.
Faith released Rain, making sure the wound on her neck was healed gently. She turned to me a smiled. Three words, "Thank you, Amy.", were spoken before she turned around to the desk and sat back to read again. Only a second passed before her whole demeanor felt far away once again.
Rain blinked a few times, unstable on her feet, and looked confused at the whole situation. It had all happened so fast and Faith did take rather a lot of her blood.
She was still safe, but wouldn't be conscious for long. A few steps were all I needed to catch her.
Just in time, too. She fell almost at the exact moment I touched her, as if she had kept herself up for me to catch. It took me a bit of trouble to keep her from falling to the ground. It was surprisingly difficult to catch someone that just fainted. It wasn't that she was particularly heavy, but holding on to a falling body wasn't easy.
But, finally, I had her in my arms, holding her nice and steady and making sure her head stayed against my chest. She felt alright, all things considering and I knew she would live and remember very little. That was a plus at least. With Rain in my arms I opened the door as best I could with my feet. It was a bit fiddly, but I was agile enough to push the door open and pull it closed after me.
Through the corridors and up the stairs to the living-room where Afentis looked at me with surprise. He could probably guess what happened. He opened his mouth for a moment but then shut it again, I guessed he heard Rain's slow heartbeat to know she was unconscious, but still alive. He got up to help me put her on the sofa.
"What are you going to do now?"
I thought for a moment. "I have to bring Rain somewhere safe. I can't take care of her."
Afentis nodded. "Shall I call a taxi?"
Something nagged at my brain. A taxi... a taxi...
The cop! It was a weird jump in my head but something about Faith's words made me think of the detective guy that asked me questions when I brought Rain here. He might know how to do this the right way.
"Yes, call a taxi please." I spoke with a smile now.
Afentis looked at me. "You know what to do now?"
I nodded. "Yes, I think I know where she must go."
Afentis called the taxi and we waited for it to come. Part of me wanted to tell him everything that just happened, but he guessed most of it already. He saw Rain's neck and how it was healed, he noticed she was pale and could guess how much blood was drunk. The only thing he didn't know was why she stopped.
I smiled. "Afentis, she listened for a moment and stopped drinking when I asked her. She thanked me."
He looked up from his thoughts. "That's a start. It didn't last yet, though, did it?"
I hung my head a little. "No."
He looked sad for a moment but then looked up with a smile. "She's crossing the apex, probably."
I smiled. "I hope you're right."
A car honked outside, apparently the taxi arrived. Afentis carried Rain outside while I opened the doors. It was mostly for show, it wasn't the weight or anything, but it would look weird if the 'guy' didn't carry her. He put her in the back of the taxi, smiling as he gave some money to me and held the door open like a gentleman.
"Good luck, Amy."
I smiled and gave him a kiss on his cheek. He wasn't expecting it and even blushed a little in surprise. "Spend more time with Faith, alright?"
He solemnly nodded yes, closing the door when I sat down in the front. The taxi driver looked at me after glancing in his top mirror and asked me where I wanted to go. I told him the address of our old hiding place and we were on our way.
There was rain in the sky and it wouldn't be long until the streets were not only dark, but wet as well.
A long night...