Dreams of Life and Death

  Paths of Healing The airship flies toward the school, only minutes away. “Ilaz looks terrible,” says Keela. Berek scans him. “He’s gotten worse.” “His pattern body was damaged when I drove out the alien.” Berek streams healing energy over Ilaz, but the energy has little effect. “His breathing is so weak,” says Keela. “Have you lost your power of healing?” “No, but this injury is beyond the strength of a single healer, and Ilaz has lost the will to live.” “Tzina told me that his spirit said it would rather die than remain in its prison.” “The alien spirit was the only thing that kept this body alive.” The ship lands, and Berek glides the body into the school. “We need several healers, now,” says Berek. “The king’s son has an injury to his pattern body.” Four sisters surround Ilaz. “Can you help him?” asks Keela. “We can heal…

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