….“A wire brush could do it in half the time, it’d even help with the healing process if you get good coverage,” William says with a wry smile.
“You’re assuming I’m interested in it healing.” Cole says with a nonchalant blink of his eyes.
William’s face stiffens as his blood runs cold, and his cheeks go a pale shade of white. “B-But the chance of infection triples if you don’t cure the wound within the first six hours. I-If it get infected you put everyone in danger, EVERYONE!”
“Look, I above all understand the dangers something like this can bring, and I also understand what could happen if I was to become infected, but there’s nothing to worry about, this is just a little scratch, and it will stay a little scratch.” he says with a nervous smile.
“B-But what i-if it’s not, w-what if it turns into a f-full blown infection like the others! W-What then?”
“Then we’ll get the wire brushes out and clean it out together, like we always do.”
“B-But we’ve seen that, and we know waiting doesn’t work. We’ve gotta get to it now, before the infection does, clean it out and let it heal.”
“It’s ain’t happening bro! I’m clean a…”
“WE’VE SEEN IT, AND WE’VE MADE THE HARD DECISIONS FOR TOO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS! DON’T MAKE ME BE THE ONE WHO HAS TO MAKE THAT CHOICE FOR YOU! DON’T!”…..