Mason let Gabriel take her hand and lead the way. "Yes. Swell meeting you Gabriel." she said his name slowly so she wouldn't mess it up. Her head was throbbing as she got into his car. "Will there be a pack of ice at this apartment of yours?" she asked not knowing what an apartment was exactly. She assumed it was some sort of living quarters. The way Mason phrased things was a bit off but at least she could speak English.
Gabe got in and cranked up the car, soon driving toward home. "Yes, I can get you an ice pack. That's a pretty nasty bump. What happened?" He was worried she might have a concussion or something. He felt she really might need to go to the hospital.
"I... Fell." Mason chose her words carefully. She knew she'd need to tell this Gabriel fellow of her real self but for now she just needed some help. Clothes, a place to wash, eat, sleep. "Gabriel..." she started out as she was looking out the window while they drove. They didn't have cars in Haeven but she still knew what they were from school and training. "Do you live on your lonesome?" she questioned him. Mason knew she didn't need care from mortals because they wouldn't understand her genetic make up. A cold object such as ice would bring her swelling down.
Gabriel glanced at her out of the corner of his eye, silent at first. He sighed at last, after minutes of not answering. "Yes...pretty much." He mumbled. "I live alone, unless you count my neighbores. But they don't bother with me much. An occasional 'hi, how are you' is all I get around here." He frowned, a slightly paranoid side coming out. She really was suspicious, and strange. And her questions...he hadn't brought a killer with him, had he?
Mason let out a sigh of relief. "Very good." she said simply not realizing how strange she was acting. It was all normal behavior for her. The reason why she'd asked if he lived alone was because she didn't even want him let alone other mortals knowing what she was. "And your age? How long have you been on this world?" She rubbed the back of her head again feeling the tough knot on her head. She really wished she had a potion for this but she had brought nothing from her world with her except a few useless things in her pockets. Mason hadn't had enough time to grab anything. She remembered that.
Gabriel forced himself to relax, sitting back and focusing on the road. "Twenty-one years. And a half if you want to cound it." He glanced at her. "What about you? How old are you?" He tried to remain calm and relaxed, giving her the benefit of the doubt, only beause of her injury.
"I am twenty one also." She could tell from the way Gabriel spoke that her English was a little rusty. She had no trouble with words but it sounded odd with how she phrased everything. "Is your apartment far Gabriel?" Mason asked with closed eyes. She felt very dizzy and like she was going to pass out any moment. "No hospital no matter what okay?" She suddenly told Gabriel in a stern voice like she knew she would be passing out.
"It is a bit far but we'll be there in less than a half hour from now." Gabriel cast a concerned glance over at her. "Are you going to be alright? And are you sure? Because if there's something severe and you don't see a doctor, things could turn out really bad for you..."
"Your doctors can't help me." she told the boy laying her head back on the seat feeling herself start to fall asleep. "Mortals... They don't know how to help ones of my nature." Mason knew this probably didn't mean anything to him but he needed to at least accept she couldn't go to the hospital. Mason's hands went up to her bun and let the thick black locks of her hair tumble down over her shoulders and bre.asts.
"Mortals-" Gabriel frowned deeply, silent and staring ahead. She must have really hit her head or something, he concluded. He'd respect her wishes, and hopefully the nonsense would clear. He didn't speak again, the rest of the way home.
Mason made herself stay awake for the rest of the way. She was stronger than she looked because of all the training she'd had over the years. "This world makes me feel so sluggish." She muttered to herself once she was out. She waited for Gabriel to get out and lead her inside. "I require a bath if you do not mind Gabriel." she said in a softer voice. It was the pain in her head.
Gabriel offered her help up the stairs. "I'm a little uncomfortable about that in your state...what if you fall unconscious?" He glanced at her uneasily. "That is my only concern, otherwise I'd simply allow it." He unlocked the door to his apartment on the third floor and let her sit on the couch as he went to get her an ice pack.
Mason let the mortal help her up the stairs since she was pretty sure she'd fall otherwise. "I will not pass out. I will make sure of it." she told him after he'd brought her an ice pack. She had taken her long dark hair down so it would be easier to put ice on. Once the coldness was applied the pain numbed. "You said something about medicine?" she inquired when she felt her headache hadn't left.
Gabriel nodded. "Yes, what do you need?" He asked, still unsure whether or not to trust her judgement over her safety. In the end, he gave up, deciding she was a grown woman and could care for herself provided with the supplies. He'd supply it and that would be the end of it. She'd be gone in a few days at most.
"Just headache medicine will suffice. I'll take it once I'm done with my bath." Mason decided standing up. This time she didn't sway, her dizziness barely there anymore. "I don't have clean clothes with me. If you could let me borrow some of yours I would be all too grateful." Mason said in a very polite voice as she went in search of the bathroom.
Mason wasn't big on manners unless it was to the higher classes of the fae. And she wasn't really used to having to close doors in her home since she lived on her own. So when she found the bathroom she left the door wide open and stripped down. Her dirty uniform laid on the ground and she was fully exposed. She no longer looked as though she had no curves or bre.asts. Mason's body was a fine sight to look at; slender and perfectly symetrical with nice curves and perfect bre.asts. Her skin looked soft and her hair fell to her mid back.
Gabriel sighed in defeat, going to his room to track down a long t-shirt. He wasn't sure any of his pants would stay on her so he went to go tell Mason that. He thought that the door being open meant she wasn't getting in yet. That she was waiting for clothes. But he walked in on quite a sight that had him sputtering and staring. He turned his back once he regained enough control.
"I don't have any pants that I think would fit you, but I brought a long shirt and I can bring some sweat pants with a draw string or something." He said, obviously shaken by the sight of a woman naked in his bathroom.
Mason was trying to figure out some sort of plan while waiting for clothes. She'd forgotten all about turning the shower on and getting in before Gabriel could come to give her the clothes. She'd been deep in thought when the male came and didn't seem very affected by the intrusion. "Oh sorry." she mumbled. Mason wasn't used to affecting others because she was usually in her uniform or men didn't show interest.
"I'll just wear the shirt. And maybe you have some underwear?" She asked as she turned on the water and stepped in under the shower head. Mason didn't seem to realize that may make Gabriel a little uncomfortable to have someone else in his boxers or briefs. She momentarily forgot her thoughts as she giggled to herself. Gabriel's spluttering had amused Mason even though she didn't understand why he'd acted so strange.
Gabriel blushed deeply, feeling his face burn. He only wore boxers, never briefs. "i...I have some boxers you can borrow if you want..." He said, still finding it difficult to speak or even think much. He sighed deeply, trying to calm himself. "I'll bring some with the headache medicine, okay?"
He didn't wait for a response before leaving. He tried hard to get the image of her out of his head as he got the underwear and pills, but it wasn't working so well really. He sighed and returned minutes later, putting the items on the sink.
Mason didn't find it required to respond so she let began her bathing while Gabriel was away. "Thank you." she said when she heard him come in. She didn't bother to ask Gabriel if he had women smelling soap since he lived on his own. Her headache was dimming now but she knew she still needed to take some sort of human medicine since she didn't have any potions.
Mason didn't take a huge amount of time in the shower. When she was done she turned the water off and felt outside for a towel. "Gabriel? Do you have any fresh fruit?" she questioned, keeping the shower curtain closed as she wrapped fluffy towel around her whole body.
"No...I don't think so..." Gabriel checked. "Well, I have bananas..."