“I saw,” he replied, after an ocean of silence.
“Kris? Hey buddy.” Snap-snap of the fingers. “Hey, are you okay?”
“I saw it," he repeated. “Almost there.”
“Help me get him up,” the tiny shadow muttered, and the hulking shadow, still laughing, roused itself to approach. But Kris seized her wrist with a grip that was surprisingly strong for an instant, before softening gradually.
“Almost there. The Last City. In the heart of the Twilight. Potential. I was … I was so... but I couldn’t...”
His eyes closed, and they helped him to bed.