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"I'll give it a few hours...or just until I can't stand it anymore." Brad mumbled. "You didn't have to do that, by the way. I could have checked it, for your safety."
Ness shook her head. She sat down and looked into the water. "the water reminds me of the old times, before we hated eachother. Remember when we went swimming at my house and you tried to dive in, but did a belly flop instead/" she asked giggling.
Brad sighed deeply. "I don't want to think or talk about this right now Ness." It tended to bring up more painful memories.
Ness sighed. "yeah. Sorry." she told him. She knew it was best to not talk about it now.
Brad rubbed the back of his neck. "How well can you identify edible plants?" He asked quietly, hoping she knew at least a little.
Ness nodded. "ya. I can tell by the looks and smells. "she said as she got up. Her injured hand unknowingly grabbed a rock and started to bleed again. she winced. and hoped brad wouldnt hear. "lets go find some edible plants and stuff" she said as she hid her hand.
"You're hand, I saw that." Brad said, shaking his head. "You shouldn't leave it be like that."
Ness looked down like a scolded child. "i wish ihad my first aid kit , but it was on the plane. Don't worry It'll heal"she told him she closed the injured hand and turned to find food.
Brad pulled off his shirt, tearing a strip off the bottom. "Here, let me wrap it up at least."
Ness stared at brad's shirtless body she kinda blushed and held out her hand. She winced as she opened her hand."ok. just dont make it hurt anymore than it already does."she told him. She was amazed at the look of him.
Brad was gentle as he tied the strip around her hand. It was hot and his clothes were wet anyway, so he didn't mind going without his shirt.
When Brad was done Ness thanked him. She couldnt help but stare again, but then turned away. "let go find the food I promised."she told him. She grabbed her stick and walked him into the island more. She found a couple of edible plant and handed them to Brad. Then took off to find more.
Brad decided to use his shirt as a make-shift bag, tying one end so it could hold the food. He followed Ness, still limping and not really using the stick she gave him as much as he should.
Ness gathered more. "should this be enough or shall i find more? "she asked tilting her head to one side.She felt hot in the sun, so she tied her shirt up. only a lil below her bo.obs.
Brad looked at their supply. "Should probably get a bit more. Here." He gave her his shirt/bag. "I'm going to go collect some firewood and look for somewhere suitable to camp. We may just end up on the beach tonight..."
Ness nodded. She went off to find more plants. she collected more and on the way back she came across an animal. the animal followed her. She quickly rand to the beach with the animal right behind her.
(Too hard to specify what kind of animal it is? I mean dangerous, harmless, big, small?)
((IT was a harmless mountain lion. its like a baby.))
Brad looked up and for a moment he felt fearful, but it was still small enough it wasn't a threat yet. He rushed to meet, Ness, taking the food. "Making friends, are we?" He asked, a little tense. Where there was a baby there was usually a momma to follow, otherwise there was something out there dangerous enough to kill the momma. And the baby wasn't going to stay small and harmless, he knew.