"What do Darklings even eat?" Iggy asked roughly, taking another bite of her rabbit.
"Food..." Kol said, smearing the cooling substance on his burns. He let out a little sigh of relief as he did so. He glanced at Iggy out of the corner of his eye.
Iggy took a bite of fat and spit it out quickly. "That was disgusting!" she spat, trying to whip the taste off her tongue.
Kol quickly turned away again, hurrying to rub salve into one of the burns. He could smell the rabbit, and it teased at his nostrils. He hadn't been able to hunt for a few days, and it was day, his weakest time. But he tried to ignore it, pretending the meat wasn't there.
Iggy looked at Kol and smirked. "Oh, come on. You know your hungry..." she said, holding out a chunk of rabbit to Kol.
Kol forced himself to look at the ground, and not at the meat Iggy held out in front of him. His stomach growled at him in protest, trying to remind him of how empty it was. His cheeks took on a blueish hue, his way of blushing.
"God, Kol, I just take the rabbit." Iggy growled, shoving the rabbit at him.
Kol quickly an nervously took the meat, partly to keep her from yelling at him. He held in his hands for a few seconds before he couldn't take it any more. He started to eat, eagerly biting into it.
Iggy smiled, "That's better isn't it?"
Kol responded with a shy no as he ate the rabbit, closing his eyes and feeling it fill his growling stomach, quieting his hunger. He looked over at her cautiously, hesitantly.
"So, darkling. Have you decided? Will you travel with us?" Hantag said, leaning against the cave wall. He didn't need to eat as much as the others, so he thought it best to let them feed, instead of wasting precious meat on himself.
Kol lowered his eyes. He bit his lip, silent for a moment. He took a deep breath, looking own at the cave floor before looking up again. He looked at Iggy instead of Hantag. It made it easier for him to speak.
"I-I'll...I'll travel with you." He croaked out hoarsely, turning back to his own little corner in the cave, huddled far away from the light.
"In that case, you will be needing some form of protection from the sun." Hantag said. He started pacing and rubbing his bracers. "Ahaa!" he bellowed triumphantly. "pixie, I have need of your hammock, would you please hand it to me." he reached out a beckoning hand.
Kol cocked his head to the side as he watched Hantag and Iggy an the rest. He meshed into the shadows for a minute, sliding out of view.
Iggy frowned, "What?! But... But... Ugh, fine!" She shoved her hammock at Hantag and glared at Kol.
Kol flinched under her glare, turning away from her. He nervously adjusted his scarf for the hundredth time.
Iggy, grumbling, collect her small burlap bag which held but a handful of small personal items and began to walk out, her wings shimmering with orange glitter as she walked into the sunlight.
"...Sh-she won't hurt me, will she?" Kol asked nervously. He stared at the hammock anxiously, as if it would attack him. "She seems pretty angry..."
Iggy stopped in the mouth of the cave and looked over her shoulder at Kol. "Like, I said before, even if I wanted to hurt, I'm to weak to do anything." she hissed.
"Not during the day..." Kol whispered to himself. He meshed with the shadows again, dissolving out of view as he slid into one of the traveller's shadows, going completely out of the physical world an into the grasp of the dark.