As Bast carefully took a closer look at Talia's wound, it was clear that although it was a bad wound and she was in a lot of pain, she was very lucky. The bullet was still intact and didn't fragmented inside her. If it had, it would be much harder to take all the small pieces. Luckily,even being wounded, Nephele was quick to go to the forge to get a dagger from there after Bast asked for something sharp.
"This will do perfectly. You have my gratitude, Miss Nephele." Bast said, gently getting the dagger from her hand, taking a glance at her wound. Surprisingly enough, even such a big knife wound, she had already managed to staunch the bleeding. Maybe it was due to her draconic blood?
Bartholomew, on the other hand, even being the primary target of all that attack, didn't seem to be all that affected by it, seeing it how as soon as he got up, he was already asking about how everyone was and if Freyr could help him securing the area outside.
Talking about Freyr, Bast wondered what happened with the male Viera... Was he also hit by the musketeers? He did take out one of them, but soon after the explosion, Bast didn't see him anymore... But just after he thought that, he heard Freyr's voice coming from upstairs as he replied Bart. After Freyr said that it was the explosion, Bast realized that he was probably unconscious until now, due to his heightened hearing. The loud explosion was probably too much for him to handle. As Freyr passed by him, nodding Bast simply nodded back, silently telling him that he had everything under control.
"Oh, don't worry about it, Bartholomew. Everything is under control here." Bast said as Bart left by the huge hole on the guild's door to see if it was already safe outside. Just as he got out though, Talia turned to Bast, saying that she hoped he knew what he was doing.
"Oh, don't worry about it, Miss Talia. Knowledge is my most prized possession. I am very well versed in many areas. Luckily, medicine is one of them. Although... This is far from what I would consider... ideal. We will have to improvise seeing how we don't have medical equipment available here. It will hurt." Bast said, with a smirk as he winked mischievously to her while holding the dagger, indicating he would start.
"Now... Miss Talia, you were very lucky..." Bast said, gently touching the small hole made by the bullet with the tip of the dagger.
"The bullet didn't fragment with the impact. It would be almost impossible to do something only with a dagger if it had. Please, try to not move that much." Bast said, making an incision where the bullet wound was with agile and precise movements, opening the wound just enough so he could get out the bullet with the tip of the dagger. After a few seconds, both Talia and Nephele would hear the sound of a small metallic object falling on the ground. Staunching the bleeding after that wasn't too hard.
"Thanks for the assistance, Nephele." Bast said, nodding respectfully to her as she headed to her room. She was probably exhausted after so many things happening.
"I'm sorry for the pain, Miss Talia. Just be sure to rest a bit. After all, you just saved a man's life today. You deserve it." Bast said with a gentle smile.
"I need to go outside to see if anyone else was wounded. If anything happens, if the wound opens again, you have but to call me. Don't overexert yourself, lest you want the wound to open again..." Bast said as he went outside.
Getting there, he saw a big group, Haley, Ditzy, Neil, Bartholomew, Eilidh and an interesting new arrival, a very tall woman with a reptilian tail and sharp teeth, discussing what they should do with the intruder they captured, which was unconscious on the ground.
"Talia is ok now Bart. The bullet was still intact so it was easy to take it out and cauterize the wound shortly after. Is everything ok around here?" Bast asked, his hands still dirty with blood as he walked towards them.
"Eilidh, my dear, are you wounded?" Bast asked with a genuinely worried expression towards her.
"You don't know how relieved I am to see you unharmed." Bast said, with a kind and sweet smile towards the female centaur. For many other people there, it was the first time they saw him with such a honest and kind smile, unlike the normally mysterious and suspicious aura that always seemed to hover around him.
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Freyr's head was still spinning when he heard Bart's voice. Getting up and leaning against the handrails as he got down the stairs, he realized that everything was ok. Bast was taking helping Talia who was hit by the musketeer's weapon while Nephele assisted him. Everything seemed to be ok inside the guild.
"I'm... ok. I'm just a bit disorientated from the explosion." Freyr said, replying to Bart. It was just after he looked where Bart was going that he saw how big the hole on the wall was.
Shaking his head a few times, it took him a few minutes to the dizziness to stop, but after it was done, he looked to Bast, who seemed to have already finished treating Talia. Giving him a small nod, thanking him for helping her, he followed Bart, passing through the obscenely big hole on the wall, running.
"I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help. The explosion was too loud... The pain was too much for me to do much more besides taking out one of the musketeers." Freyr said to Bart as he got closer to the group. Neil was just finished asking what they should do with the bandit leader and Bart asked who was responsible for the hole in the wall.
His eyes searched for wounded between Magnus, Ditzy, Neil, Eilidh and Haley but fortunately, nobody was badly wounded, but as he looked to Haley, he saw that she had her wings over her ear and was in pain. There was also two strange figures, a very tall woman with a reptilian tail and ominously sharp teeth and an unconscious man whom Freyr presumed it was one of the intruders. Freyr was at guard when he first saw the woman, but seeing as how everyone was at ease near her, he presumed she was an ally.
"Haley... Are you wounded?" He asked, going near her with a worried expression carefully looking her to see if she was bleeding. She had probably facing a similar pain that he faced after the explosion.
Looking towards the unconscious man, Freyr's eyes were cold and hard, filled with rage for a second, before he turned to Haley and the group again as they continued discussing what to do with him.
"I don't think letting him go free is a good idea." Freyr said, with a cold stare towards the man.
"A man like him is better dead." he completed.
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