Chapter Five

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Clarke POV

I watch Lexa fight Titus with awe. She is an incredible fighter. My breath hitches every time Titus manages to get a hit on her. I hope she isn't hurt.

I quietly instruct Octavia on what to do to help me, aware that if I speak too loud I might distract Lexa but also aware that I am creating a pool of blood on the ground.

"I need you to rip my shirt and hold put in on my wound then apply pressure"

Octavia goes to to rip my shirt but hesitates before she does it. I forgot that I was wearing Lexa's shirt and she is wearing mine.

"It doesn't matter, just do it. If I lose much more blood I will die."

I see Octavia gasp at my words. She may be angry at me right now but we are still friends. She rips the shirt and applies the pressure I need.

I can feel myself getting weaker with every breath. Perhaps I have already lost too much blood. Octavia can see my weakness too.

"Clarke. Is there anything else I -"

Octavia stops her sentence short and I use the last of my energy to flick my head around. Lexa has got the guards to take away Titus and has won the fight. A wave of relief swipes though me.

"Lexa" Octavia says softly. I am thankful for that. I don't know that I can stay awake for much longer.

Lexa rushes over to us and I see her face drop when she notices the blood pooling underneath me. Her eyes meet mine and her face drops further. I must look just as poor as I feel.

"Don't you give up on me" She says with tears in her eyes. Oh god I must look really bad.

"I'm not" I try to reassure her but I can't get many words out. I do not have any energy left. I try to hold back the inevitable sleep that is about to take over my body, knowing that if I fall asleep I will most likely die. I need to tell Lexa that my wound needs to be sealed but I don't have the energy. My eyelids feel heavy and I drift off to sleep.

I don't want to die. Right now is the only time since we landed I have anything to live for. I love Lexa and I don't want to die.

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