Sorry for the slight break in updates – I was a bit busy with other things.
Anita sits and thinks about how much she hates Raina. Yeah, not buying it Anita. You could have done anything else but bring out a ghost you knew would try and attack people. This is all your fault. Everything is your fault all the time.
Lillian is peering over her and says that Anita is in shock. Gregory is also in shock. I wonder why. Gregory’s chances have also gotten worse.
“Seventy-thirty, maybe. He’s curled on the deck in a blanket, shivering worse than you are.”
He’s having major blood loss and you’ve left him having a fit on a blanket outside. This is as bad as Richard thinking Anita was dead and putting a damp cloth on her head. Why are these people all so terrible at medicine? You’d think a doctor could do something more than letting her patient bleed out on a deck. Anita asks whether Gregory can ever be healed, although she knows by know that shifters can heal anything.
“We can regrow any body part short of decapitation, unless fire is added to the wound to close it. We can’t heal burns, unless the burned flesh is completely removed, in effect making a new wound.”
Why can’t shifters heal burns? If the only thing they can’t heal from is fire damage, why the hell does that apply to burns? I am willing to bet that 99% of all burns are completely unrelated to fire. I burnt myself with a glue gun this week and I’m as sure as hell that the glue gun wasn’t firing out pellets of fire. I have a massive burn on the back of my right hand that came from hot oil. That wasn’t fire. What about burning yourself on a hot pan or with boiling water, both of which I have done? (wow I’m clumsy). Those didn’t involve fire! Why can’t shifters heal those types of burns?
Lillian is very angry because she had to heal Gregory from the last time he was tortured by Raina, not that anything she says or does indicates she feels any emotion at all. Gregory can’t change because he’ll die and Nathaniel arrives with coffee to help Anita. I notice no one is trying to stop Gregory from bleeding out or helping him.
I held the mug tight, and it took several seconds to realize I was burning my hands. I didn’t panic, just handed the mug back to Nathaniel. He took it, and I stared at my pink, red hands. I had first-degree burns, and I hadn’t felt the heat until it was too late.
“Damn,” I said, softly.
Lillian sighed. “I’ll get some ice.”
- God, Nathaniel isn’t even trying to hide that he’s out to kill Anita and take her money now. He made her a cup of coffee so hot just holding the mug gives her instant first-degree burns.
- I don’t believe Anita has instant first-degree burns. That’s stupid.
- ICE ON A BURN?
- Any time medicine is brought up in these books LKH completely and utterly fails.
- Ice can cause further damage to the tissue and even result in frost-bite, if left in contact with the tissue too long.
- The burn may expose underlying tissue which is fragile and more likely to be damaged by exposure to ice.
- If the skin surrounding the burn is damaged by the ice, it may impede the healing process.
- Putting ice directly on burns can cause a burn victims body temperature to become to cold. That will lead to shock, which is incredibly dangerous.
- Putting ice on a burn is really friggin’ dangerous. Do not do it.
- Dr Lillian is a terrible doctor.
Merle and Cherry come in to talk about how Anita connected with Nathaniel’s beast. Lillian shoves multiple bags of ice into Anita’s hands. That’s it, Anita’s going to loose the ability to use her hands. Lillian then leaves to check on Gregory and probably bleed him for a bit. Anita then gets very angry because she’s done all she can to help Gregory tonight, goddamnit! Isn’t he happy to be raped and tortured? And then Merle tries to talk Anita to use her beast before her first full moon because Anita is the bestest and most amazingest person who ever lived.
“You risked yourself for one of your cats. It is the very best a Nimir-Ra, or -Raj, has in them, to take great risks for their people.”
Merle says calling a beast can be not sexual and Anita is astonished. Anita can’t do it so they have to talk to someone who can call the beast from people which is Richard. Of course it’s Richard.
“Richard blames himself for Gregory’s injuries. If we offer him a chance to heal him, he’ll come.”
Richard should blame himself. It was his idea in the first place!
I stared at Nathaniel, watched the intelligence in those flower-colored eyes.
Here’s what he’s thinking:
I wonder if I could talk her into making me a co-signer on the house and her bank account.
Anita is surprised that Nathaniel is ‘whole’ and clever and ‘not inferior’ because subs are worthless scum, you see.
Some people choose to be bottoms, to serve; it doesn’t make them less, just different.
Congrats. A+ for you.
It was a night for revelations, so why the hell not have Richard join us? How much worse could it get? Please, no one answer that.
There’s two hundred more pages. I have a feeling there’s going to be a lot more answers. Yup, we’re up to four hundred and twenty pages. And I could not tell you what the hell the plot is supposed to be.