Matthew looked at Drake frowning. "All gifts have some form of risk Drake." He nodded slowly and stretched out his body making sure everything felt much better. "Alright well I'm ready now so go ahead and start time again. I can tell you're good at it but there is work to be done here..." He looked down slowly knowing that right now he only lived to serve Sammy and ensure the Mansion was secure.
Matthew nodded slowly feeling time start again and the now familiar heaviness weighing his heart down. "Alright thank you." He said smiling a bit as he started to clean again moving out into the hallway.
They soon finished, "There...were done with this. Now what?" Drake didn't want to admit it but the curse was actually making his soul feel better. Unlike Matthew who was in pain. Drake was born into the darkness.
Matthew looked around when the work was finished. "Um...well find something to clean...I should go check on Sammy." He said bowing slowly to Drake not yet wanting to leave the room to go back to Sammy.
Sammy looked over to Matthew. "Yes? What is it?" Sammy could tell that the darkness was slowly eating him away but something felt different about. "Hmm...Matthew? Were you healing yourself? Who ever taught you to do that?" Sammy didn't want his children to feel better. He needed them to feel worse. He needed them to keep himself alive.
Matthew bowed slowly to Sammy. "I'm ready for a new task." He said and looked down slowly when Sammy asked about healing himself. "I didn't heal myself Sammy." He said knowing that the statement wasn't a lie at all since he hadn't healed himself and would focus all his energy into not giving up Drake's name as his healer so Drake wouldn't get into trouble.
Sammy continued to look at Matthew. He knew that he wouldn't say anything truthful. "Fine then...well anyway. Go clean the restrooms and make sure you lock the doors so no one can save you in the gas chambers." Sammy hated those rooms. It was his dad favorite way to torture people now it was his way.
Matthew looked back at Sammy wondering how he could have just let that darkness take hold. "Yes of course..." He walked past Sammy and up towards the restrooms. "What happened to you my friend...you loathed that gas chamber....now you're forcing it on others...just like him..." He shook his head going into the restrooms and locked the doors as he was told.
Sammy just watched him walk away. "Don't you dare mention my father again. I'm never going to be like him." He refused to believe that he was slowly becoming like his father when he was in the darkness. It was now his turn. Sammy walked away so he wouldn't have to listen to Matthew. This curse won't allow anyone to die so easily. It takes time.
Matthew sighed low and shook his head hearing Sammy's comment. "If only you saw yourself now....you are just like him...worse even." He said to himself since Sammy wasn't there to hear. He knew the gas would start filling the room but he had secretly found a way to keep the Gas from hurting him too badly since he had become used to it by now.
Drake was actually follow Matthew around. When he heard that there was gas chambers inside the restrooms, he wrote it down in a journal and continued to follow Matthew. Just in case he needed his help.
Matthew went about cleaning the restroom but eventually the gas started to take hold and he began to cough and feel weak. He leaned against the door. "I-If...anyone is there...help...please..." His voice sounded weak and the pain that flowed through his body was worse then he had even felt within the gas bathroom. D-Did...Sammy...change the gas...damn...
Drake heard his cries for help. Drake snap his fingers to remove Matthew from the room. He stopped time. In Matthew's point of view he got rescued in less then a second. It was like he got telport out the room. "Hey? Are you okay?"
Matthew blinked a few times when he suddenly found himself outside the room with Drake standing there. He couldn't do anything but cough for a little bit before looking at Drake. "N-Not really...gas chamber got...changed a bit...more potent gas..." He leaned against the wall.