A Nighttime Bath? Feb 15, 2018 9:38:14 GMT -6
Post by Mac Bigginton on Feb 15, 2018 9:38:14 GMT -6
Mac's PL: 3,378
For Mac, this horrible, sandy waste fit him just fine. It was exactly like his old world. barren. He had been simply walking taking a break every once in a while, hoping to meet someone. This planet had many more people on it than is old one. He didn’t know where he should go though. He had managed to snag a map from some guy sleeping at night. The guy also had some food, of which, Mac took some. Hey, he needed those supplies more than that guy did.
He had been wandering for a couple days now and was running low on water. He could go for about a week without any water but he wouldn’t be at peak performance and based on how little he new about the planet. He needed to be ready for anything. Then, in the distance he saw a shimmer. He hoped that it was an oases and not just a mirage. He really wanted to check it out but if he was wrong he would probably be screwed. So with reluctance he simply kept walking and by the time he got close enough to make sure, it was night. But luckily for him he was right.
It was one of the most beautiful sites he had seen. A small pond of water in a misshapen circle surrounded by strange plants. But the water wasn’t normal, it glowed in the moonlight. An eerily beautiful white-blue light sprang up from the pond covering everything around it. Though the site was beautiful, he couldn’t take in forever. He took off his backpack and face bandanna and leaned over the waters. After a quick sniff, he started to slurp up the waters. It was incredibly refreshing to him. On his home world, water was by no means scarce but finding water that was fine to drink was something else entirely.
He drank all he could and filled the two canteens that he hid in his jacket. He looked up at the sky for a moment and realized how long it had been since he had taken a bath. He looked at the waters for a moment. He didn’t know if he should our not. The water was so clean should he dirty it with a bath? Then he remembered his right side. He touched it gently. It was extremely sensitive to pain and if he didn’t clean it every so often it could give him an infection.
With a sigh of defeat, he removed his hand from his side and started to remove his clothes. When he was done, all that was left was a slightly bloody bandage around his abdomen. He carefully unroll it from around himself. His body was very toned for his age. His abs were clearly visible and his biceps showed but he was still just skinny and not built. He didn’t have enough weight to get built. His body was also covered with scars of various kinds. Mostly gunshot and slash wounds, but the odd burn or other strange scars were there too.
Nude, Mac stepped into the water. He was almost chest deep when he saw someone in the distance...