An hour later John circled Tarampura. Once again, no visible obstacles prevented his landing. He noticed a lone figure running toward his parking area and knew it would be Tucker. I hope I’m not too late, he thought.
“Is he still alive?” John asked.
“He lives. He very sick and Marta look sick too,” said Tucker
John shot Tucker a confused look as he cinched his bag on his shoulder and trotted to the village. One look at Marta answered John’s question. She did look sick, sick with worry. He noticed her puffy eyes and a flush face transformed to relief and thanksgiving upon seeing him.
“Did you get it?” Marta’s smile was apprehensive until John nodded.
“Here, hope it helps.” John handed her the glass vial.
John watched Marta go to work. She glanced at Mewpa as if requesting permission and consequently received a nod. The patient looked exhausted. John hadn’t seen him seize since returning, but knew he was in bad shape.
Marta fumbled with the medication and all eyes watched expectantly for her medicine to heal.
“All we can do now is wait,” Marta said, rising to her feet.
“Has he improved?” John asked.
“His fits have slowed, but I’m not sure whether or not that means anything. It was a long wait without you,” Marta said.
Mewpa and others carried the patient off the path, and John started to follow.
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