Nova never left the medical bay the entire time Celestia was in recovery. She waited by her side, holding her hand as the medical machines healed her wounds. Intravenous provided Celestia the vital fluids and nutrients that her body desperately needed. Yet for all of her outward injuries, her body was healing quite well. This gave Nova some relief.
Within a few hours Celestia was awake and ready to walk again. Nova had the largest smile on her face as watched her closest companion open her emerald eyes slowly. Her irises dilating to adjust to the light only to focus and finally see Nova. She took a moment to determine her surroundings looking around the medical bay.
Celestia noticeably relaxed as relief washed over her features. Her breath became calm as she was able to finally see her oldest friend.
Nova grinned, “Welcome back.”
Celestia’s beak cracked into a