Astrid was unnaturally quiet. It had all happened so fast; one moment she had complete control of the situation, and the next she had been rendered completely under Nathan's. This was...a wake up call to say the least. Nathan had been harbouring these powers for so long and had never truly shown the extent of them. She had seen flashes of them here and there, perhaps saw them intense at times, but never so hard when aimed at her.
She stared forward at the wall, now sat up with a blanket covering her greyed skin. It was almost like the darkness had sucked the glow from her, which was quite the achievement given how pale she already was. Lines streaked her face from how she'd sobbed; it had been painful at times, and the magic that struck fear in her heart built up over time. Perhaps some still remained. It almost felt like she was stood watching someone else throughout the entire thing, an out of body experience that she couldn't climb out of.
Astrid was highly aware of Nathan and his movements. She didn't know what this was or how it worked. Was she connected to him now via the magic tendrils? Was it just the lingering fear? Was it heightened senses from the experience? She didn't know. But every breath he took echoed in her ears. A large portion of her hoped that she caught pregnant immediately. As insatiable as she could be, she could easily say she never wanted to experience anything quite like that again. The entire time, it felt like she was not with Nathan, but with someone else entirely...
She began to stand, but her legs shook, and knees buckled beneath her, sending her plummeting to the floor where she landed with an abrupt thud. But the pain was numb. Everything was numb. The corners of her vision began to blacken, and Astrid was unsure whether it was a spell or the magic or just a bodily function. But she definitely started to feel dizzy, blurry, her muscles weakened as she swayed on all fours, attempting to get her balance to stand.
The thought of Nathan still being engulfed by darkness struck that fear that infested her heart again, and she subconsciously tried to shuffle away from him despite her body starting to give out on her.