Gabriel hadn’t slept well in days. The strain on his body was only growing and his capacity to fight that feeling was decreasing as every minute passed. That night Gabriel slipped in and out of consciousness, it was as if his brain just wouldn’t turn off due to the pain. The more his concentrated the less the pain was, however if he finally slept then all that pain which he’d built a wall against would finally come crashing down. He couldn’t acknowledge that pain. It would eat him alive. Gabriel tried his best to stay awake, but his eyelids could no longer fight the undeniable feeling of tiredness. He.. he couldn’t fight anything anymore. He slipped away. Into the dreamland, into fantasy and into pain.
It seemed as if he’d slept for years, years on end without a stir from the outside world. But now, now he could see the light begin to haze through his eyelids. This light signalled a new day, however a new day generally meant a new level of pain. But as his eyelids began to flicker open.. no pain came. His skin tingled and it felt fresher than anything he’d ever felt before. It was then he noticed his surroundings. He was laying on the earths floor. On the ground among the dirt. He grew confused. Had he been sleep walking and ended up here? Had he fallen asleep here at all? He had no idea. Gabriel’s palms pressed against the leave debris covered ground, pushing himself to a sitting position.
Gabriel once thought that life was simple. He would go to school, get an education, play around as any teenager does but when it came time he’d settle down, marry up and become the respectable young man that may one day take over the Rossi Corporal Dynasty. That was the plan anyway. Plan? Ha. So much for plans now. Now they lived in ruin. Now they lived in what seemed like a barbaric age. Now. Now he was dying with not redemption on his cards. Gabriel had once had a plan however it seemed that destiny or fate as some may call it, had other ideas for his post apocalyptic end. Life once seemed so easy that he simply cruised through without much effort.. this simple approach to life is really was downgraded his opportunities after the end. He’d allowed weakness to become the better of him, and within the Rossi family.. weakness was just something not seen.
"They will kill you, Gabe. They do not welcome strangers into their camp." That is at least what she has been told and she didn’t know what other option did he have. How could they possibly help him, she had no idea, but she knew that she wasn’t going to get him killed, not when he has time. "Sit, you look like you are going to pass out." He fingers brushed through the messy waves of her hair, her eyes holding his gaze for a moment before she shook her head. She must not give in to Gabriel Rossi or his request. "How are they going to help you?" Sienna cursed in her head.
He grew annoyed by her words. Somehow, deep down he knew that the others could help him. He didn’t understand how or with what or if they could at all.. however he had a feeling and he wasn’t going to ignore it. “This is how I see it, Sienna. I’m going to die. I would rather die whilst trying to stop this it and see help than to sit here and be babied by everyone who knows. I’m sick of being a couch potato. I’m sit of sitting down and basically waiting for my last breath. Ethan was going to help me, help ’me’ even though he was worse than I am. I’m not letting that go.” He paused and looked at her, his dark brown eyes conveying the complete frustration that filled him. “I’m going to find the others camp, I’m going to ask them if they can help. If they kill me then all they’re doing is speeding up the process. I’m going to do it, with or without your help.” Gabriel somehow felt he wasn’t going to get help from her so began to turn to leave.
"Are you crazy? Let’s talk inside." The door was pushed open slightly more so he can walk in while she made her way to the living room. She couldn’t believe that he just spoke that out loud when she knew that guards could hear him, but that wasn’t what mattered and Sienna knew it as she turned to face him, her eyes taking into the way he looked and she almost winced. It was clear that he isn’t well and it wasn’t because of the fact that she knew that he was dying. She breathed out a sigh, her chocolate orbs moving to the floor a moment before turning to look at him. "I don’t know where their camp is, Gabriel and even if I did, you have no business going there."
Gabriel’s actions had been too hasty and he hadn’t realized that there were guards patrolling only a few houses away from Sienna’s. His stomach dropped as soon as he noticed them but he quickly made his way inside after her, he was struggling to move more and more and the walking stick that Jason had given him was working less and less. He hoped deep down that the guards didn’t hear a thing. He cut her off, “I do…” He paused, looking down for a moment as he thought about what she’d said. “You.. you must at least know what direction it is.. please, it’s important.” He looked up at her again, staring straight into her eyes so that she really heard what he said. “They can help me. I know they can.”