[♥] It was as if Hanael wanted to press himself as close to Dove as he could, sealing up the space between them utterly.
Blond strands fluttered in the breeze as Hanael parted pink tiers to speak. [♥]
"— Unless you intend to die, I won’t lose you. I’ll be by your side for as long as I can… and I want to be the first person you see when you reawaken. Because… you have to sleep soon and. And I want to be there when you wake up…"
He remained silent for a moment, just letting the embrace do the talking. They say actions can say more than 1000 words, and even for Dove that was sometimes true. Although he did have a tendency to do things with words. He blamed the bird genes for that, as before his summoning he wasn’t one for talking at all.
"… Is it really this clear I need sleep? It’s… I had hoped I could last a while longer, but it seems it won’t even be a year, the way things are going currently. Perhaps, sleeping soon will be better; the sooner I would wake up again. As I do intend to wake up, so I won’t leave anyone permanently~"
As much as he intended to wake up though, it was never 100% certainty that a demon would wake up, not fading away in their sleep. Atleast he had very strong reasons to remain alive. People still needed him, he couldn’t let them down.
"For now I’ll be here for a little while longer. I’ll atleast need to make preparations to ensure everything goes well. And I want to atleast spend a little more time together with you before I go. So… I hope it’s not too much to ask that you don’t worry about my health? I promise I will go to sleep when it’s really my time…"