"Answer the question, Thresh." Sage said firmly. "If you just tell me what I want to know we'll leave this place and take care of Thanos and Thalos."
"No. You would not survive, Sage. You would not be the same person. You would be broken, full of anguish. These gods feed off of pain and suffering. And you, Sage, have had quite a bit of that in your life, I assume." Thresh grumbled, now sitting and scratching himself.
Sage closed her eyes. "I have. But there's one very important difference between you and I..."
"The tell me." Thresh grunted, looking at her through his cat-like eyes.
Sage opened her eyes. They were...different. The pupils were slits, like a cat's in daylight. "I'm Blood Rose."
Thresh smiled as best as he could in his cat-form, baring his teeth and crouching low.
"If you wish to go, now is the time." He grumbled.
Sage smirked. "Why? You afraid?" She taunted. She knew about her eyes. That was old. That was there back when she was young. It freaked her brother out.
"Far from it." Thresh said darkly, looking straight ahead to the deeper parts of the forest. Darkness seemed to emanate from it, and he could almost here the whispers of forgotten souls.
"But you should be."
Sage shook her head. "I'm afraid. But not the kind of afraid that scares me. If that makes sense." She stood, growing serious again. "I feel I'm reaching my limit on this place right now. Best to leave for the time being and deal with the issue of Thanos and Thalos."
Thresh sat silent for a moment, before saying,
"It doesn't make sense, but then again not much does."
With that, he growled and focused himself. Slowly, his form shrank. The fur receded into his body, and his claws receded. A few moment later, he stood, almost stark naked other than a thin loincloth. Thresh blushed, and said,
"I forgot about that part."
Sage shook her head. "Embarrassed. We almost slept together." She walked away, going back the wat she came.
Thresh shrugged at that, quickly dressing and following her. Despite being back in his home, Thresh was somewhat relieved that they were leaving. Being in the forest always gave him an odd sense of dread.
Sage glanced over at him. Pain stabbed at her and she quickly looked away. "So what happens about...us?"
Thresh had no idea. What did he know? This girl was one of the most volatile people he'd ever known.
"That depends on what you want to happen." Thresh said, somewhat distant.
"Of course..." Sage sighed. "Forget it then. I'm dying old and alone." Better to give up than to fail...