xavier stumbled into the tozier household , bloodied and bruised . “ old man ? dad ? “ he called , sighing in relief when he didn’t get an immediate answer . he collapsed on the couch , pulling out his phone and looking at himself . he had a cut on his cheek from being punched so much , he had a black eye, a bused lip , and a bloody nose that xavier was sure was broken . he also had bruises scattered on his body , and a dislocated shoulder that hurt like bitch .
with a quiet curse under his breath , richie uncertainly placed a hand on her shoulder , giving it a reassuring pat . he wished eddie was present to help — the asthmatic male always seemed to know how to deal with these situations , but it looked like richie would have to lone it . " shit . okay , robin , just try and take a deep breath , " he offered , despite the fact that it looked like the girl wouldn’t be able to budge the slightest inch , much less get a grasp over her breathing . finally , he tilted his head in the direction of their car , parked by the curb just outside the park . he figured it would’ve been wise to leave , but skeptical richie doubted whether or not he’d be able to beckon her over there . " we should — let’s go , alright ? let’s just go to the car , it’s not too far . " if it wasn’t for the circumstance , richie would’ve smiled at the unintentional rhyme , but a subtle fear gleamed on in his dark eyes .
/ NONO UR FINE DON’T WORRY
preceding the girl’s diagnosis , richie had been thoroughly informed on impending anxiety attacks , walked through solutions and instructed by a professional . the whole process had proved to be a challenge at first , though through time and practice it’d eased . as soon as he noticed the girl’s respiration slow to a familiar thin and compressed rate , worry struck his features , a tight frown crossing his lips . " hey . hey , you’re okay , robin , " he said softly , lending a quick observation of their surroundings — a generally tranquil backset , as could’ve been expected at the park with a scarce amount of people strolling along — before refocusing himself on her . " you’re fine . nothing’s happening , alright ? "