Ratchet and clank Future:
The Blue Orb
I DO NOT OWN RATCHET AND CLANK, INSOMNIAC GAMES DOES! I OWN MY OWN CHARACTERS!
Chapter 7 More Open:
The sound went along with the heart beat, slow but powerful enough to keep the body alive. A male figure. A doctor or two would check the room every now and again to make sure everything was alright and running properly. But not everything was great. He was still hurt, still in pain. The elder felt it. He could always feel if someone close to him was hurt or not. As strange as it seemed. It was true.
Alister was sitting in a chair next to a bed. A hospital bed. He was in Axiom City Hospital, Planet Terachnos. Standing behind him was a Terachnoid known as Jarvis who worked in Pollyx Industries; a friend of Azimuth's. They watched the person breath while he was in a deep sleep.
"You do realise that if you came here a second later, he would of died." Jarvis whispered for just the Lombax to hear. However the other didn't react, so he carried on. "But don't worry, he'll live." Still no movement from the other. A sigh. "You saved him. You know that, right?" Now that got a pair of white ears to twitch slightly. "You should be proud." The Terachnoid put a hand onto Alister's shoulder.
"No. Kaden should be. If Kaden was here right now, he'll be crying his eyes out to see him survive." A chuckle but it quickly faded. "On the other hand, he'll properly be at my neck for not protecting his son. His own very first son! It's all my fault." Hanging his head between his legs with his arms on top of his head as well, he moaned. "Everything I ever do turns out to be a living nightmare! I can never get anything right! Never make the right choices!"
Beep, Beep, Beep
Jarvis listened carefully to the upset Lombax who was obviously trying to hide his angry, but it didn't work. You could see it by the state he was in. Shaking with angry, sadness and guilt. Looking down at his feet. It was all there. But the Terachnoid couldn't blame him; he would most likely feel like that if-
Alister snapped his head up and looked at Jarvis with a 'did you hear that' look. They both starred at each other in shock, then slowly moving their heads towards the person lying in the bed. The male's eyes was flickering lightly, his ears, tail and mouth was twiching slightly and he was moaning quietly. He was waking up.
"... Unh..." Man did his head hurt; not to mention his chest as well. Everything ached. He was welcomed by warm pillows and covers that embraced him. Hmm, maybe he was in the General's bed again. But he couldn't be, he heard 'beeping' sounds and voices. One of the voices were familier, Azimuth, but the other? He didn't know.
"Ratchet?" Alister said towards the figure in the hospital bed. Ratchet groaned and opened his eyes. The General hovered over him, the markings under his eyes turning into bags, and had a worried expression on his face. Jarvis stood behind the chair, waiting patiently for him to fully wake up.
"Where am I?" Ratchet asked groggily, while he looked towards Alister. "And...er, who's he?" He mentioned this at the other being in the room, Jarvis, confused.
"You're on Planet Terachnos, Ratchet. You lost too much blood so I brought you to Axiom City Hospital..."
I ran as fast as I could, to get to the hospital. Ratchet, who was hanging lightly in my arms, was still bleeding rapidly. I couldn't heal him with Nanotech, that idiotic bird, Drake, smashed the last orb of what I had back in my home. I swear I never want to see him again, but I don't understand. Drake was one of my best friends for so long; why did he change attitude all of a sudden when the younger came into the light? Trust me, I didn't even what to know myself.
Axiom City Hospital was in my sight as last, I knew someone who could help Ratchet survive. Jarvis, a Terachnoid. I saved him from being food to the Agorians in the Battleplex. Ha, maybe I could now use that favor he was offering a few years back. There he was, standing in front of the hospital doors. Waiting for me; I told him I would be coming to Terachnos.
"Ah, there you are." He said, sounding a bit annoyed. "You took you're time didn't you. Anyway, what do you need?" Jarvis asked me.
"Oh, no. Not me, I need you to do a favor for him." My eyes layed onto the unconsious bleeding Ratchet in my arms again. "He's been bleeding too much, I'm surprised he's still alive. After everthing he's been though." I sighed. "But he's on the edge of dieing. Please, can you do something to help him?" I practily begged for Jarvis to keep Ratchet alive. I couldn't let him die, or Kaden would never get his wish.
"Of course, bring him in and lay him onto that strecher. Let the doctors do everything from there." Jarvis opened the doors for me, as my hands were full at the time. I did as I was told and carefully put the younger onto the moveable bed. Not long after, two doctors came running from down the corridor. One of them told me to stay in the waiting room until they were finished on healing Ratchet.
Time passed so slow. It was hours until I saw one of the doctors come out of the room Kaden's son was getting treated in. She looked at me with a smile on her face and told me, "don't worry Mr. Azimuth. Ratchet's going to make a remarkable recovery...However..." My heart sank at the 'however'. What would happen to Ratchet after all of this? But she started speaking again. "He does need some extra blood to keep him going. And you're the only other Lombax here so...can you give him a little of your blood?"
Now that put a smile on my face. Kaden used to joke that if Ratchet ever needed blood, he'd ask me first. "Of course I would." Still smiling, now's my chance to actually help to younger in this situation. "Good." She said kindly. "Please follow me." Yet again, I did what I was told.
"I felt weird having some of my blood removed. I was quite light-headed after it. But I know it was worth it." Alister smiled towards Ratchet. "I'm glad you're ok now." He put his arms around Ratchet and pulled the other into a hug. "I would hate to loose you." He whispered into one of Ratchet's ears. His arms tighten a little but not much to make it uncomfortable for the younger. His vision started to go a little blurry. No, now's not the time to cry in front of him.
Ratchet was shocked that the General, a four-bolt magistrate of the Praetorian Guard, elder councilmen of the Centre for Advance Lombax Research, hugged him. Hugged him. He tensed up a bit, and a strange tingle sensation appeared on his lips when Azimuth put his strong arms around his small back bringing him closer to the elder. Ratchet started to clutch at the broad forearms, cheek against chest. Azimuth's warmth was seeping into his lithe body.
Jarvis backed out of the room slowly not wanting to disturb the Lombaxes embrace. It was great to see Alister be more open like he was when he was younger. Ever since that day Tachyon attacked, Alister's openness got destroyed along with Fastoon. Jarvis sighed happily. He was glad the elder had found Ratchet; other wise he would of been the same day after day. Miserable and angry. The Terachnoid looked back at them for the last time that day and smiled. Who knows, maybe Ratchet could change Azimuth.
I told ya this chapter was going to be more longer than the last! Oh yes! Ratchet survived, sorry if it's not that interesting XD I couldn't let him died, no way. I'm not that mean towards him X3 Anyway, chapter 8 up soon, stay tuned and I hope you liked this chapter and much as I loved writing it ;)