As Serix lead her down to lay in the bed, Cassie laid down with him, curling up close to him as he took her in his embrace. Even though everything seemed to be going wrong, being in his arms seemed to help a lot. She took a deep breath, nuzzling her head against his neck as he spoke. He didn't know what to do either, but he was right. If anyone could talk to him and talk him out of killing the Lunairans, it was her. She just...had to figure out a way to do that. She sighed softly and rested against him, though his next words had her sit up a little and look down at him with a bit of surprise in her expression. He wanted her to spend time with Ryan? That was something that she had never expected him to say, him always being so protective over her around other males.
Serix was putting others feelings and needs, even those of someone he didn't necessarily like, above his own feelings and wants. It was actually really selfless and left a soft smile on Cassie's face as she leaned over to kiss him, "You truly are an amazing man, Serix. I'm proud of you, you know. Putting another, even someone you hate, above your own feelings." She nuzzled her forehead against his, "I never thought I could love you more than I already did, yet I think you just proved me wrong."
With that, she laid down with him again, snuggling close to him, "We'll figure out something, Serix. I promise you, I won't let Ryan do any more harm than he already has."
Terra prepared to leave, gathering her book in her arms as she stood up, looking over to him as he spoke. He was thanking her for not killing him, as well as for the supplies. He looked so tired, about ready to fall asleep. He must have been keeping himself awake because she was here. She suddenly felt bad for keeping him awake with her story. She had just been trying to cheer him up a little, get his mind off of everything that had been happening. Yet now such a thing felt silly. He probably hadn't even wanted to hear a story, just being polite since she had been helping him.
She smiled softly to him and gave a small nod, "You're welcome." With that, she turned, heading carefully back down the slippery slope and to the part of the river are where there was more room to walk and the river was less dangerous. Once back to safety, she made her way quickly back toward her room to get some rest. She paused upon entering her room. She had given Jaxil her blanket and pillow. Looking over to her brother's bed, she slowly moved over to it and crawled into the bed.
She used to do this often when she was a little girl. Crawl into her brother's bed when he was away on raids. Or even when he was there, when she would have nightmares or just want to be near him, she would crawl into his bed and cuddle up to him. The memories of it had tears beginning to form in her eyes, rolling down her cheeks, a soft sob escaping her as she buried her face in his pillow. It was so difficult to believe that her brother was gone, never coming back. She stayed that way, crying in to her brother's pillow until exhaustion took her, leaving her to fall asleep.
The next morning, she went about her normal routine, getting up earlier than most of the others to go to the dining area and begin fixing breakfast for everyone. As soon as the food was done, everyone was making their way in, getting their fill before their own chores were to start. Ryan was giving out different jobs for the day, most of it having to do with fortifying the caves, while others were simply working in the fields. She took note that he skipped her when giving orders. Perhaps giving her time to herself after yesterday's events, which she was thankful for.
After breakfast, she did the same as the night before, gathering food into a bowl and quickly and quietly making her way to the river. She had to be more careful since it was the middle of the day, but once she was absolutely sure that no one had followed her and that there was no one by the river, she made her way up the dangerous river caverns, all the way back to Jaxil's hiding spot, smiling when she saw the glow of his eyes in the caves, "Morning." Making her way up to him, she sat in front of him and handed him the bowl of food, "Breakfast. Made it myself."
She glanced over to where the pillow and the blanket lay, glancing back over to him, "Did you get some sleep? I know it's not the most comfortable, but hopefully the pillow and blanket helped?"