Awakening and Gratitude -7 Dec 15 - Various

--Ragnar--
"He saved my life when I was a boy once," Luke murmured. "I never thanked him."

Ragnar gave a crooked grin at Luke's words. He too knew that feeling. All too well. "The best, and only, way to repay the one who saved you is to make your life one worth living. It is a heavy burden to bear, but strengthens you when you are feeling weak." He recalled some of the many people over the centuries that he had fought with who had saved him. It was one of the many reasons he had become a Hunter - to help save others as he had been.
He spoke softly, though his voice was deep and filled with power.
"Lo, There do I see my Father
Lo, There do I see my Mother and
My Brothers and my Sisters
Lo, There do I see the line of my people back to the beginning
Lo, They do call to me
They bid me take my place among them in the halls of Valhalla
Where thine enemies have been vanquished
Where the brave shall live Forever
Nor shall we mourn but rejoice for those that have died the glorious death"

As he fell silent, he looked over and saw Erin coming awake.
"Morning."
"Welcome back, Erin." He looked at her a long moment, hearing the solemnity in her voice. "You did well taking that bastard down, though the cost was high."

--Thomas --
"Any word from Ragnar?"
"No I have-" Thomas started to reply before frowning at his tablet. Another report had come in and the contents were....well, not good.
"Uh....well, it's not from Ragnar, but the Senior Huntsman on duty just submitted a semi-final casualty count. Over 150 dead across the region. Including...." He took a breath, not wanting to share the news, but unable to hide it. "Including Callum Thorne, Druid and ally of the Hunters." He looked up at the girls, unsure of what their reaction might be.

---Kaylara ---
Kaylara woke up almost exactly when Erin did. She was still exhausted, but able to function.
"Morning."
Sitting up, Kaylara groaned. "You still smell of Gaia's mana. I suppose she visited you before you woke. Next time tell her to take it easy. She very nearly killed you and about a billion people with her raging mana."
Though she was grumbling, Kaylara was watching Erin closely. Despite everything, the Druidess seemed far calmer than most would be.

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