Rose got up from beside the child who was already looking much better.
"It will be a while before she wakes up. I would recommend staying here tonight while she is recovering just in case she needs another around of treatment. Let me show you to a room."
He picked up the child and followed her though the hallway and halfway up the stairs to a cozy little room.
"I will come up with some food in just a little bit. Next door is a library, feel free to get a book or two to pass the time." Rose said as she was leaving the room.
Rose shut the door and headed downstairs. There was not much food right now, but she knew it was enough to make a stew or something.
While fixing the stew, she thought back to the child. Out of the few visitors that come, there are not many that is in need of treatment. Mainly because if the people of Aki can not treat it themselves, it is likely that they can not make the trek up the mountain themselves. The child was lucky that she had someone that could bring her.
The illness use to be very common, but that vine is dying out since the city brought in a new vine that has yet to have gotten a proper name. They are strangling it out. Most of the vines that are left are not strong enough to cause the disease anymore, even if they were able to be gotten to.
She had been using the new vine to figure out its properties, but other than the nutrition, there is not much that she has found that it can be used for, but the rabbits sure do love that stuff.
She brought the stew to the man and the child and carefully helped with feeding the child. They will need their energy to help fight of the illness.
"I don't think I actually introduced myself," the man suddenly said, scaring Rose a little, "I am Mark, my daughter's name is Ruby. We are originally from Natgull Isle."
"That explains how she got this, most of the rabbit-razor vine is not strong enough to cause illness to most of the people around here anymore." Rose paused. "I am Rose, I have lived here all my life under the guidance of Bilmont."
Natgull Isle is a small island village not too far off the coast. They are in alliance with Aki since it is a city-state. Aki does not like to tread on nature territory unless it is necessary, so they rely one neighboring villages and small farmers to keep everything running. Since they are sailors by heart, they travel in many places, but what makes illness from the rabbit-razor vine unique is that it is based on genetics on how bad it gets for someone.
"I can not thank you enough to helping us. I don't what we would do without Ruby."
"Think nothing of it. I am just glad that I was able to help. I must go to bed for now, my room is at the top of the staircase, if you need anything, don't be afraid to knock."
Rose was getting exhausted from cloaking her horns. She had been holding the spell for nearly 5 hours now, which is much longer than what she is use to. The cloaking spell takes a lot of energy since it is moving light particles to make the object seem invisible.
She made her way up to her room and laid down on her bed. She would rest for about an hour before going back to the research that Bilmont had assigned her.
She looked out the window from her bed and watched the lights of the far-off Aki flicker in the night. She had dreamed of going there one day, but she wants to finish her studies first. Bilmont promised her that one day, she will be able to go, if she would just be patient. She tries, but tonight was especially hard to hold back breaking through the door and running straight for the city.
If someone of her talent were in that city, that man would not have to travel this far to keep his daughter alive. How many people there suffered a terrible fate because no one could help them? Because no one knew how to help them?
Despite not seeing many people, Rose can not bare seeing them hurt and scared.
She heard a hoot and suddenly an owl comes flying through the window. Bethany the owl was her companion. Rose had befriended her after a spell backfiring right when she flew by.
She seems to understand me very well, which made Bilmont think that she was an abandoned familiar, an animal with an unusual amount of power that was raised by a human of magic.
I had sent her with Bilmont in case he comes back early or something happens.
She was carrying a piece of paper.
"I had found everything I needed and more much faster than expected. The health of the area has greatly improved since last year! I will be back by tomorrow morning. Please have something to eat ready when I get there, I had to give out my rations to a sickly youngling dragon.
It looks like Mark will be able to see Bilmont after all.