Retha threw Momo in her car and sped off dodging in and out of traffic with poor Momo holding on for dear life in the passenger seat even with the seat belt forced around her body she still didn’t feel completely safe. Still, even if this entire ordeal was terrifying it was nice to see an adult who genuinely cared about her kids, like her adopted parent, but turned all the way to ten and she didn’t hate that at all. What she did hate however, was the fact that she was forced to sit through the same lecture about safety from start to finish and between that and the crazy driving left the girl in a very uneasy situation. The sudden stop when Retha swerved into a parking spot at the hospital nearly putting the car on two wheels before ending the wild ride and another one began when sue was basically jacked from the vehicle. Retha nearly kicked in the door to the hospital getting to the front receptionist desk and basically strong arm the nurse for information and made it her business to visit each and every one of her students, the last one being Kaida.
“What’s happening to her?” Retha asked, breathing heavily looking down at the little dragon girl, inviting herself over to her bedside the heat lamps and hot packs beaming down on her knowing this wasn’t helping anything. “I’m so sorry this happened to you on my watch, ” she said to herself, tears of lava spilling from her eyes having seen all her students in such condition and she wasn’t there to save them.
The man looked at the woman who walked in with surprise. What are the odds of this happening? Did she already find out that Kaida was her daughter? Was that why she was here? Or is fate playing a part in this? He will have to test the waters to find out.
“She suffered a concussion, along with her ‘frost burns’. Miss Beaumont’s quirk makes her highly vulnerable against cold. With the villains she fought, their quirk is ice cold, it is like she stuck her her hands in molten steel for a moment. At least in comparison to normal anatomy.”
He took a step closer, “ The sheer pain she experienced has knocked her out. Heat is the best thing for her now, more heat the better, slowly her skin will regenerate, but she will have to wear bandages for a while…”
He folded his hands behind his back, knowing the answer already, “Are you her mother?”
Retha jerked her head back when the doctor inquired about her relation to Kaida and gasped a little having done a little digging she learned who her father was and made the connection herself merely minutes before getting the call to come here. It took her by surprise for a split second, but she regained her composure quickly. Looking back, do at Kaida she could hardly believe this was her little star, but this was neither the time nor the place to explain this situation to a complete stranger.
“N-no I’m just the student’s dorm mother, part of Kaida’s quirk is thermal empowerment its tied to her health if she gets too cold, she’ll shut down… were a lot alike” she explained, opening up a console on her hero suit and punching in the force release code. “Stand back, and Momo leave the room, I wouldn’t want you to dry out now” Retha ordered prompting the water student to get behind a wall.
“This’ll help more than any hit pack or heat lamp” and with that said she released the Cryo core of her suit, allowing her own quirk to ramp up from being supressed for so long. The entire hospital heated up, but the room itself was almost smoldering hot, metal object could be turned into skillets and used to fry eggs in a matter of seconds. “I won’t lose you again, ” she said under her breath, stepping closer to the dragon girl
The man looked at her with narrowed eyes, as if reading her reaction like a book. She knew Kaida was her daughter, but only recently...else she would have claimed her. She still possibly would, but the reaction she gave at the question was clear she wasn’t ready for it.
She released something on her suit that instantly released her heat… He sighed and shook his head, while they were similar, Kaida’s Dragon part of her quirk made things even more different. Hwalked around the bed and placed a bare hand on her forearm. “Ms. Hal…” He said calmly, waiting for her to look at him before continuing. He wasn’t even sweating...“While I’m sure Kaida would love the extra heat, Blasting it all at once isn’t going to heal her faster at this point. She’s not in danger at the moment, as she is just unconscious…. This will take time, be it in a volcano or here in the hospital.” He pulled his hand off her arm slowly and put it back behind his back. “However, your natural heat can put others at risk in this hospital, so please, turn your inhibitor back on..” He finished with a small smile, clearly not trying to egg her on and keep her calm.
Retha sighed looking down at the doctor’s hand finding it strange it wasn’t being burnt completely off at this point but this was neither here nor there after snatching her hand back she reinstated her Cryo core suit taking a step away looking down at her daughter, she had a lot on her mind at the moment and needed to sort some stuff out the biggest being should she even tell Kaida. “I’ll be out in the hallway, if anyone conditions change for better or worse, you come to me, ” she said, looking up at the doctor finally getting a good look at his face just before storming out. That doctor, she couldn’t quite put her finger on it, but she knows she’s seen him before. “My little star” she mumbled.