Location: Sky Lakes Medical Center
Sebastian blushed at the realization that he was still in his hospital gown. He wasn't sure if he had washed up between the attack and then, it had all been such a rush. In any case, his hair was greasy and unstyled, his clothing was nothing short of horrific, and between the stitches, bruises, and clear signs of exhaustion, he probably looked about as attractive and as rotten banana.
Sebastian accepted the clothing from Cassie with a soft smile, attempting not to meet Hunter's eyes. A moment of awkward silence stretched between the pair before the Siren cleared his throat and met Cassie's gaze."Thanks for the clothes, Cass,"
Sebastian shifted, holding the clothes in front of him, "I didn't really wanna leave the room in... this.
Trailing off, Sebastian took in Hunter again. He didn't want to talk about anything too sensitive around a stranger, but there was something... distinct.
After listening intently for a moment, Sebastian was able to detect the powerful heartbeat in the man's chest, pumping thick blood much harder than an ordinary heart. He was sure Cassie knew his identity, but that didn't make him feel any more comfortable around him. Hunter was a Were, that much was clear, but the Siren couldn't be sure exactly what species."But I had to catch you,"
He continued without skipping a beat, passing off a nonchalant vibe. "About my dad, it's really no worry. I'll just take the forms home for him to sign and tell him about everything. I don't think he's even heard about what happened, but I'm really not too banged up. I'll take care of him. You seem to have enough stress on your shoulders as it is."
Sebastian gently reached out and gave her hand a quick squeeze, smiling reassuringly. "Whatever your dad's doing, I'm sure everything fine. Everyone's still in room 207 if you need anything."
With that, Sebastian stepped back, pivoting slowly to try to avoid turning his back on the pair. The hospital gown was quite modest, but he still felt awkward in it.
Once he was in his room, he stepped into the bathroom and changed into the regular clothes quickly, happy to be out of the damn sheet they called clothing. Once he had pulled on his pants, he grabbed his phone and shot Cassie a text.To:
Who is he? Be careful, Cass, he's a Were. Please be safe.
After locking his phone and slipping it into his back pocket, he snagged his shirt off of the counter and reached up, letting out a small gasp as his stitches pulled his arm to a stop and flared in pain. The long gashes along his right side ribs had been expertly repaired, but stretching them was still an issue. The Siren took a moment to lean against the wall, gasping sharply with a hand on his ribs, closing his eyes and gritting his teeth. Even though the pain killers were still in his body, the gash was deep and hurt like hell. If he went home in this condition, there would be no way he could hide it from his father. Hugging was something the pair did every time they saw each other, and his father's arms around him would cause enough pain to make him scream.
With a soft groan, he used his left arm to pull his shirt over his right limb and head, letting the fabric slide across his torso. He didn't have much of a choice but to convince Gage to take him to the lake. The water would heal him faster than anything the hospital could provide him with. Even though the woods were dangerous, a second Alpha attack seemed near impossible. Zoë struck Sebastian as an incredibly capable woman; she had probably removed the threat already.
Exiting the bathroom, Sebastian picked up his shoes from his bed and grabbed a sprite, smiling at Syleste and Miranda. "Alright, I gotta run home for a bit, but I'll text you guys."
Turning to Miranda, he used his good arm to give her a soft hug. "Thank you so much for the help, Miri. You really helped us."
Swapping his focus to the other Siren, Sebastian gently took Syleste's hand and rubbed her knuckles with his thumb. The action may have been inappropriate for any other guy, especially right in front of her boyfriend, but the team Sebastian played for exempted him from the negative backlash of his actions. "I'll swing by your house tonight to check on you tonight, Syleste, assuming that's okay with you. I wanna talk to you about some things. I'll bring ice cream."