Finally, Sprint straightened up, exhaling slowly. He glanced over at Cage and forced a weak, tiny smile.
"L-let's go.." He said quietly.
Sprint walked silently behind Cage. He still felt a little weak from running, but not too weak to simply walk along with her.
"R-right." Sprint nodded. He glanced around, eyes flicking over the trees and bushes, searching for a suitable place to take shelter.
Sprint was silent for a moment. He started to look up, towards the treetops. Some of the trees had nice, wide, forked branches. He mulled it over for a moment. He wasn't really a fan of sleeping in trees. But after the wolves...Maybe it was better to stay off the ground for now. He pointed upwards, almost hesitantly.
(( Bump ))
Sprint hesitated for a moment before slowly starting to climb. He struggled to grab at the branches with his numb, shaky hands. He gritted his teeth, trying to force his fingers to grip at the branches.
"Th-thanks..." Sprint mumbled quietly, hooking his arm around the trunk as he helped him up. He looked down at his hand with a worried frown. He hoped that maybe eventually, the numbness would leave, and he would be able to use his hands normally. But that was unlikely. He looked back up at Cage.
"I-I don't know..." Sprint whispered. "B-but I-I promise to get y-y-you out of here." He said it solemnly, sincerely. She was his only friend, and he would not let her die here. He looked up towards the sky. It was his turn to watch. He always took first watch, carefully keeping his eyes on the world around them.
Sprint silently pulled his arm around Cage to keep her from falling as she slept. He stayed silent as she slept, eyes flicking over the world below them as well as the branches above them.
(( Bump ))
Sprint held her a little closer, trying to comfort her silently. He made a slight humming sound in his throat as he wrapped his arm tighter around her.
((Well, for night I was thinking they would be on the run from guards with weapons and mutant animals at their disposal. And sure, we can skip to Cage's watch if you want))
Sprint slept silently, not entirely peacefully as the nightmares plagued him, assaulting him, but he rested. The nightmares seemed to subside a little when he remembered that Cage was keeping watch and that he would be safe when he awoke.
Sprint slowly started to wake up, shrugging off the nightmares to blink his eyes open. He blinked blearily as Cage, bringing one of his shaking hands up to rub his eyes.
Sprint just shook his head and started to carefully climbing down, using his arms to climb rather than his hands.
It took Sprint a little longer to climb down, hooking arms over branches. He finally hopped down, landing on the ground with his feet under him. He straightened up and started walking, ignoring how thirsty he was.
Sprint followed a footstep away behind Cage. He swallowed hard. His throat felt dried out and covered in dust. He pressed his lips together hard. They were already starting to get dry and cracked.
Sprint walked along with a quiet frown on his face. They needed to find clean water. Fast. If only he knew how long the water would be poisoned.
"Berries." Sprint said hoarsely, pointing towards one of the bushes. He tried to distract himself from his thirst by moving towards the plant.
Sprint ate carefully and slowly, keeping a watchful eye over Cage as she ate. It was harder for him to pick the berries with his hands so numb and shaky, but he managed fine.