This should have been expected, I knew that. Selene had touched Myra, thereby reembodying her with the power of a Goddess.
Exactly as it had been when our species was first created. Only, I‘d be lying if I said it didn‘t raise some questions regarding her rebirth now. At the very least, I knew her body had aged in accordance with how old she was meant to be.
We‘d walked up as she was shifting back, meaning she had aged past eighteen. Hopefully, this meant that the only thing found to be out of place would be her memories missing from the time she wasn‘t here.
Though, despite having the gift of foresight, things rarely went as I expected. I shook the thoughts from my head, knowing there were more important issues to worry about. And, right now, the only thing that mattered was making sure she was alright.
“Hey, you‘re okay…,” I continued to soothe, patting her back gently. “You‘re fine. You don‘t have anything! o worry about.” After a few more seconds had passed, she finally looked back up to meet my eyes, her gaze only filled with fear and confusion… and my heart ached for her, knowing I did this to her.
Knowing this might be a bigger adjustment than I realised. “Aria, you look… different,” she pointed out. And I bit my lip, unsure how to answer that right now. Perhaps omitting some things would be for the best until she had time to adapt.
“I, um… I‘m a bit older than when we last saw each other. But it‘s still me. I‘m still Aria.”
I hadn’t had a chance to look in the mirror yet, but I knew from the last time I saw my reflection that I looked much older. War, stress, pain, and Thea has that effect on a person.
“And… and where are we? The… cemetery? What is this…” She moved to look behind her, turning in the direction of her gravestone, but I immediately moved forward and grabbed her face, stopping her from looking.
There would be a day and a time for that soon, but right now was neither of those. “Hey, hey, look at me,” I said gently, wrapping the blanket I brought around her.
“Don‘t worry about that. We‘re just going to get you to the hospital now and have you looked over. Is that okay?” “We‘?” she asked, confused by who else I was referring to. It was then that Aleric took another few steps forward, making his presence known, but clearly still in shock over the whole situation.
My resurrection alone had probably been difficult enough without bringing Myra into the equation. “Aleric came with me,” I said to her. “I‘m ah… I‘m happy to see you, Myra,” he said, trying to sound as normal as possible.
He must have realised what I was trying to do. “A–Alpha heir?!” she squeaked out, immediately trying to bow her head in respect.
Oh, right. I‘d forgotten that Myra barely knew Aleric, having only met a few times. His presence was probably just overwhelming her further due to Myra‘s beliefs on rank.
“You don‘t need to do that,” I said to her, implying she didn‘t need to bow. “Aleric is going to carry you to