:: All he could do was stare at her a moment, amber orbs wide as he tried to piece together the words she’d given him. One he simply didn’t recognize, but from the context surrounding it he could tell it was something terrible. What was worse, it involved the the little ones. Giving a little sound of confusion he looked around a moment, searching for something that could help him. Searching for anything that wasn’t what he was hearing.
There was gravity to the miko’s words and it hit him hard even though he was not completely sure what she was saying. Yet at the same time he didn’t want to understand. He didn’t want to hear this. He didn’t want to know this. He wanted this moment to un-happen! Licking his lips, he let his gaze settle back on the miko and whispered softly.::
"What is cancer?"
「巫女」:: Oh gods. This was getting harder by the moment. Not only did one of their pups have this awful affliction-and it’d been caught too late—but she had to explain what it was…She didn’t want to. Oh how she could take the words back and not have to say it at all…
But it was real. It was happening. And her mate-their father-had the right to know…She choked a little on a swallowed sob-but she managed to open her mouth and explain-at least a little. She could tell-he really didn’t want to hear it…but knew he had to.::
"It’s—um…an uncontrollable growth of-of abnormal cells, cells being the building blocks to any organism. The abnormal cells are malignant-and-if not caught early enough-they can spread all over the body, or make it so things in the body can no longer function…Its a terrible issue-and there’s no known cure,"