"No..." Dresden reached up with his good hand, now cleaned of blood, to stroke her cheek. "If it had been you... I couldn't live with myself." Her kiss seemed to give him heart, though, and he struggled through the healers' work until they could do no more, and left him to rest. He lay in his bed now, propped up, his breathing a little shallow but nothing to worry about. He wouldn't relinquish Sarah at all, not for anyone. Out of nowhere, he began chuckling good-humoredly about something, reaching out to the nightstand by his bed, into a thin drawer hidden below the visible drawer. He slid it open, and there shone a beautiful ring set with a blue-tinted diamond, one of the rarest types in all the world. "I was planning to give you this today... And ask you properly to be my wife, my Queen."
Ciaran set his forehead to hers, as if wishing he could absorb her aches and pains and losses. "I'll be here no matter what... If worse comes to worst, I'll be your memory."
"I'm alright, if a little bit tired from those drugs." Erin smiled up at Gerard, stroking his cheek lovingly. "But I need to talk with Ginger and Ciaran before you and I can have some time together, I'm afraid."
Back in Crys, Doran would suddenly find Jackie's arms around him from behind, looped about his waist. She left a light kiss in the center of his broad back. She'd made a quick recovery under his love, and it showed in the fierce way she led the Alcadians and the more and more passionate kisses Doran recieved. She slipped under his arm, around to his front and kissed his chest, wordlessly taking his hand and leading him along toward their room.
Of course, Kass had gone with the ships, making Rain stay whether she liked it or not. (Just to mention them).