Chapter 14: A Red Moon Rises.
Evening began to slowly suck the light out of the den as the sun made its daily descent toward the western horizon, replacing it with thin shadows which settled in across their faces. Few words were exchanged between them since Humphrey finished telling his tale, and those which were revolved mainly around Jeriko asking the omega if he needed anything to eat or drink, or if he needed another dose of herbs to help alleviate his pain, and Humphrey respectfully declining each offer.
The herbs were a new experience for him, so his body was not accustomed to their introduction, and, while they worked wonders on his leg, they made his stomach feel queasy, so just the thought of anything to eat or drink was appalling to him. On top of the queasiness, the herbs also made him incredibly tired, but for some odd reason he just could not drift off regardless of how bad he wanted to, so he lied in a sort of daze, staring distantly at the mouth of the den as a ceaseless chain of thoughts rolled through his mind.