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30. now that it's raining more than ever, know that we'll still have each other

Hurt/Comfort - Hurt/comfort is a fan fiction genre that involves the physical pain or emotional distress of one character, who is cared for by another character. The injury, sickness or other kind of hurt allows an exploration of the characters and their relationship.

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You've been injured. Broken bones or bleeding out or maybe just a tiny little papercut. The choice is yours.
You're sick and laid up in bed, at home or in a hospital. The severity is up to you.
Something is happening and you're scared beyond belief.
4. LOSS OF SENSES. Sight, touch, taste, hearing, smell, etc. You've lost some important sense or ability and now you're left to deal with it.
Nothing is good or right anymore and you can't shake the depression. Maybe that friend of yours can help though...
You've been dumped. You need someone to comfort you, possibly by the one who dumped you.
Fight or break up, it's time to makeup.
You've just been held captived and/or tortured for however long and finally, someone has come to the rescue.
Fight, cheated on, abused, whatever the case s, someone else can clearly see you need comfort from someone who isn't your terrible lover tonight.
10. LOSS.
You've experience a loss of some kind and need help getting through it.

Idea from chamberofthorns & hooohaw

cog of course

((OOC: I got 4, you decide what that means..))

[Elle looked at Ben a bit concerned. Actually, she was pretty concerned, but freaking out wasn't going to help.] Whatever happens, I'm going to help you out however I can. You know that.


[Freaking out might not help, but he's doing it anyway. Ben's form of freaking out means he's curled up in a ball on the sofa with his arms wrapped around his head.] I can't find Zev, Elle. At all.

I can't even pop claws.

Re: \o/

[Elle pats his shoulder. Even after being friends for a while, she still didn't know that much about Ben's' lycanthropy.] Zev...he's [She didn't want to say, good one, but that's closer to the truth] like a mentor, right?

He's the smart one. The level-headed one. Guriel loves him, loved him before he loved me, and if he's gone-- [He shakes his head.] If all that's left is the Predator...

Hey, don't talk like that. Guriel loves you now too. Even if for some reason Zev is gone, he'll still love you. But we're going to find out what happened, and try to get Zev back. Ok?

Oh, I know he loves me.

But if all that's left is the Predator, then I belong in a cage, Elle. Because the Predator is a scary scary animal with no filter except the one that Guriel puts there. And he can't babysit me 24/7.

Welll...the Predator's not here now, is he? And if I remember right, he only shows up when you really freak out or get angry. [And both of those things did tend to happen, but she was not going to let Ben torment himself like this.] Let's try to look at this logically. When was the last time you remember Zev being around?

He's been really shy since the thing in the pits. [Ben thinks.] He came out during the moon, for sure. Maybe... once? Since then?

Well, that's a good start. Anything weird-er than usual happen to you since then? Or to Guriel?

[He huffs out a laugh that's far more bitter than usual.] Oh, you know. I got tazed in the park by an overzealous cop the other day, which made the Predator come out. Guriel stopped It before It did anything bad, but... seems like when I wolf anymore, half the time it's that damn Thing instead of Zev.

It scares us all, Elle. I can't remember what happens when I'm It instead of Zev, and neither can Zev.

Is it possible that you've [airquotes] matured to the point where Zev doesn't believe you need him? [That was a longshot, but anything was technically possible.]

No, nonononono, because that's ridiculous. Sometimes being able to check out safely is the only thing that keeps me sane.

I think... [Thinking it through.] The Predator uses the wolf body, you know? So Zev feels responsible. And maybe he thinks if he doesn't come out, that It won't.

Which is also ridiculous, for the record and if you can hear me, Zev.

Well, yeah...that's ridiculous. [Some would say the idea of talking about werewolves at all was ridiculous, but her life had grown more complicated.]

Maybe he needed a vacation?

Maybe he's the one checking out? [Ben considers that for a moment.] You know, it makes sense. He's not real old, in the great scheme of things, still a puppy, really, and things have been stressful and scary of late.

And maybe...

[He frowns.] Maybe Guriel and I have been relying on him too much for comfort and not realizing that he needs comforting too.

Aw, Zev. I'm sorry.

[It would be nice if it were that easy.] You and Guriel have been going through so much lately. Maybe you should take a vacation.

Last time we tried to have one, we ended up taking out a hidden Mexican Black Market op. Vacations aren't, for us.

But letting Zev be the one to be petted and fussed over might do the trick. Assuming I can get him back.

Come on, Zev. All for one. Pack, right? Still counts when you're the one who's hurting. Maybe especially when you're the one who's hurting.

[Elle nodded.] Hey, Zev. I've never had the opportunity to meet you, but from what Ben says you're pretty wonderful. Whatever happened, I'm sure you guys can work things out. One more shot?

[Ben feels a stirring inside, and a low whine fills his mind. He starts to say:] Uh, Elle, he's three times my si--

[And then there's a tearing sound, and a wolf the size of a Shetland pony is standing in front of Elle in the shreds of Ben's clothes. He looks faintly ashamed of himself.]

[And she takes a step back, because she hadn't been expecting that. The transformation is nothing like it appears in the movies, which is probably a good thing.] Oh wow.

[She held her hand out toward Zev in what she hoped was a friendly gesture. Elle had only seen wolves at the zoo.]

[His ears droop, and his tail waves tiredly. His tongue flicks out to barely caress her hand, and then he shakes out of the clothes and heaves himself onto the couch with a doggy sigh, resting his head on his paws.

He's not sure this is a good idea, especially since he can't talk to her.]

[The language barrier...she hadn't thought of that. But, Zev was back, so she was on the right track. Elle watched as he climbed on the couch and she sat down next to him, patting his head.]

I don't know how this works but I wanted to say thank you. Ben and Guriel are my friends and you've been a big help to both of them. [A pause] I'm sorry if it seems like you've been taken for granted.

[He tilts his head. It's not that. He loves his role as the Teddy Bear. But the Predator both frightens and shames him, because it's wearing his skin but it's not him -- and he's afraid that the difference will get blurred in everyone's mind.

Including his own.

Unfortunately, without Guriel here to translate, there's no way to articulate that. He drops his head into her lap and leans into her a little.]

[Zev still doesn't look happy. Maybe she was wrong about why he left. Elle pets his head and his side.] Was there another reason? I wish I could communicate with you the way they can, but I can't. I do have a lot of practice finding things out though. Can you understand me?

[He wags his tail and lifts his head, looking into her face. Oh, this should be interesting...]

[Elle's never done this with a non-human before but she's always willing to try.] Is there a problem with either Ben or Guriel?

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