Serpent ChildWhen they arrived at her new patient’s home, Suki could already see the fog. It was always like this around sickly people; the air was heavy with humidity. She gripped Mai’s hand. Mai was her best friend, although her parent’s had called her ‘imaginary’ she was very real.
“Are you ready, sweetheart?” her mother, Tilly asked. Suki just nodded her head. This was routine for her. Nothing could really frighten her at this point.
The man they came to see, Oscar, had been ill for some time. His fever had only recently become life threatening. That was why Suki was there. She was only called upon, in hopeless cases, when the Doctors were at a loss. Suki had saved people on the brink of death, with her magic. That’s what the villagers suspected it was, magic. Curse was more like it, Suki thought.
Oscar’s wife answered the door. She was an older woman; in her late seventies. She greeted them politely and led them inside.