Rose stood up as Jane entered. She waved absently to Celia, Ana, Santi, Vi and Stella as she passed them. She maintained calm so no one would think she'd gone beserk. At the entrance she smelled the blood and took a deep breath - getting acclimated. She did this every fifty feet or so and finally at the door where it led. She could've found it by screams alone. She began humming to center herself but she didn't realize she'd broken into fullscale singing until she entered.
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra; Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Li;Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra. That's an Irish lullaby.
She slowly opened the door and saw Allegra and Alberto at opposite sides of the room - writhing in pain. She wanted to comfort both but she knew it wasn't her face they wanted to see. Instead she went slowly over to Alberto and crouched so he could see her. "Alberto, dear, it's Rose. I'm just going to move you for a moment. Don't worry you'll be safe." He didn't respond but she knew he heard her.
She gently scooped him into her arms - moving him as little as possible. She crossed the room and placed him gingerly on the floor next Allegra, so that they could see each other. She gently clasped their hands together.
Over in Killarney, many years ago,
me mither sang a song to me, in tones so sweet and low.
Just a simple little ditty in her good ould Irish way.
And now I'd give the world to hear that song again today.
Rose knew an intense fever came before total transformation and she could see it beginning. She pulled Allegra's hair back into a pony tail and took off her shoes. She managed to get Alberto down to a wife beater and took his shoes as well.
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra; Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Li;Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra. Hush now don't you cry.
She sat down, absently stroking each of their heads on occasion.
Oft in dreams I wander, to that cot again
And I feel her arm's a-huggin me, as when she held me then.
And I hear her voice a-hummin to me, as in days of yore,
When she rocked me fast asleep, outside the cabin door.
Rose just sat there watching Allegra and Alberto, with full knowledge that she could do nothing for them for then next three days.
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