The young man removed his blindfold, avoiding Devin's eyes. He smiled at Kain, who looked frightened. Taking one of the blond's hands, he placed his other hand on Kain's head. Kain felt pressure, then a sharp pain rip through his head. He cried out, trying to pull away. The young man squeezed his hand, offering comfort, then began delving into his brain. Kain screamed in pain again, and the young man winced this time. After a few minutes of this, Kain succumbed to the pain, slipping into unconsciousness.
Devin glared at the young man, who smiled apologetically.
"It is much easier, once the patient passes out. That way, they do not need to stay focused on anything, and they don't waste their energy," the young man was still avoiding his eyes.
Devin turned to the wizard. "Well? Is there anything he can do?" He was purposely avoiding the man who was delving.
The old wizard shook his head. "It will be difficult to tell until morning. I am sorry."
Devin shook his own head, disgusted, watching the young man's every move, while he continued to search. He had not been expecting this.
After about an hour of this, the young man stepped away from Kain, turning to Devin. "Sir, he should be okay, for now, but I cannot tell if there is any damage that can be mended. The stone is deep within his heart, and the magic will be difficult to remove...On top of that, I am not a healer. I'm sorry."
Devin glanced at him, nodding briefly.He turned to the wizard. "Thank you. I will stay with him tonight, and make sure he is alright."
The old wizard smiled at him. "Thank you for letting him try. I hope it is worth it."
Devin snorted, glancing distastefully at the young man. "I do, too."
All through the night, Jarin could not sleep. His mind kept going to Kain, and the more he thought about the situation here, the more uneasy he became. He could not get past the feeling that he knew the man with the blindfold, but could not place it.
Around two o'clock in the morning, he woke up from his fitful sleep, feeling something terribly wrong. He knew it was not only his imagination, because Adriel was shaking him, and he looked frightened.
"What happened?" He was trying to wake himself up fully, suffering from the lack of sleep.
Adriel was quiet for a moment, then spoke quietly. "We need to get out of here."
"Why?" Jarin cocked his head warily, then repeated himself. "What happened?"
Adriel took a deep breath, then replied. "Someone killed the old man who helped us....And Kain is missing."
Jarin's eyes shot open, and he jumped up. "Shit! We need to figure out what is going on here. We also need to find Kain."
Adriel nodded. "That's why Devin wants to meet with us...Now."
"Okay," Jarin was on edge now. He grabbed a few knives from his bag. "Let's go."