A horse in the distance? And all alone, on top of that. It was breathing heavily and lying on its side, the creature didn't even seemed startled when both of them approached, Ametyr pulled the child so they could take a closer look. She kneeled and sat besides it, while the kid stood awkwardly.
he doesn't have much to live
Yes, I am aware
She heard traces of the child's voice, surely questioning what was happening. It was the first time Aarseth would witness a death, it would be a good moment to teach them. A pity they could not learn from a human death, as it would be more educational, but still. Ametyr wondered what led him to meet such a sad fate, even if it's a natural process.
"He is experiencing death, some call it passing away around here", she spoke calmly, almost indifferent, but the kid understood that that was just how she talked normally, "Soon he will lose conciousness, his breathing and heartbeat will decrease by the second and will cease to react to stimuli. The body will decay and be swallowed by the earth. Or will be eaten by other animals."
"You can't let them! It will hurt!" The child protested, pulling on her clothes- Ametyr promptly slapped their tiny hand to let go. With a small whine, Aarseth continued, "they will eat him and he can't even fight back?"
"He won't feel a thing, Aarseth. The Mind will be elsewhere."
"Where is he going?"
Ametyr ran her fingers through his mane, making braids to take the hair out of his eyes; the least she could do was provide him some company, even if she was the least enjoyable company in the planet. "I don't know much about the place. It's the place we all came from: the darkness before birth, where we are all one. The water of a broken wave joins the water in the ocean, and he will follow the same path back to the Noir."
"But still, you can't let them eat him!"
"Why not? A horse this size will be able to feed a great number of animals. Is being polite to a mindless body more important than the hunger of the living?"
"Can't you heal him, please?"
"No.", she replied, "Surely They miss him and want him back." That was a lie, she knew for sure They never left his side, even in a time like this she could feel it, but perhaps the lie could bring the kid... Simpathy to the deity. "Best we can do is assure he will die peacefully. Sit and guard him with me."
For a few minutes the three of them stayed in silence, the company assured no predators came before the mind had fully left, no unnecessary pain in his final moments. Once Ametyr could feel the body become lighter, she stood and cleaned her clothes.
"Noir quo orpí om pude, socobo ild ibresvi e fanhepou. Welcome him." A small request, a prayer. She looked at Aarseth, who clumsly repeated the phonemes he heard, and both left the body to meet it's natural fate.