Valerie walked slowly as she occasionally glanced back behind her. Darius still held crazE firmly, continuing on in the same manner than before. His footsteps had wavered very little; Darius's pace seemed to have actually quickened. CrazE continued to stumble and falter, his legs shifting and moving drastically to have a hold of his own weight from under. Darius sighed. CrazE's body is perfectly fine; it was not that I shut off. I ceased his mana flow and spirit flow, preventing his spirit to have grasp on the body and maintain control of it. The fact he still has no control over his body worries me... His spirit was never so weak before.. Valerie entered into the abode before the others, quickly pulling to the side to allow both Darius and crazE in. The twins in her arms moved ever so slightly to her movements, making her squeeze them both gently as she awaited her cousin on the back of his friend. Darius indeed revealed himself in the doorway, but without crazE. Just outside, crazE stood clumsily at the foot of the steps. His eyes looked down at the steps weakly a moment, then back up to the doorway. Try... crazE thought, urging his body forward. CrazE's leg lifted slowly, landing on the first step like an anchor. He leaned his body forward to see if it took his weight, letting out a sigh as it indeed did. Looking at the next two steps, his face contorted into one of nervous frustration. He'd have to exert all his force on this one leg to lift his body forward... CrazE took in a breath slowly, shaking his head. Darius's words rang out in his head, causing him to furrow his brow. for Starr... he mentally uttered, closing his eyes as his face scrunched in effort. Within the exact moment, crazE's body suddenly heaved forward. Quickly his other leg swooped over and caught onto the second step with mighty effort. CrazE's body lost balance quickly, however, due to the placement of his feet and causing his body to tilt forward with no more support of his legs. CrazE's hands quickly flew forward and caught himself, letting out a slight grunt as his palms dug into the corners of the steps and taking his full weight. CrazE's arms wavered with effort of sustaining his position without falling, causing him to let out another grunt of effort. One more... for Starr... for her... for our kids... CrazE closed his eyes again, holding the images of his family firmly in his sights. CrazE's arms slowly stopped wavering as his grip firmed onto the steps. Slowly crazE's body rose and his arms straightened until his leg behind him began to take more weight. Finally, crazE exerted his force on the leg on the second step, his arm reaching and grabbing onto the knee as it to help it as his body flung up the last step. Unfotunately, as his hind leg came up to catch his body once again, his shoe caught on the edge, causing him to gasp in surprise as his body continued on its descent, with no supports to break the fall. With an agonizing thud, crazE's body crashed and skidded on the porch, just before the doorway. Valerie jumped slightly at the sound, looking back and down to look at crazE and gasping in surprise. She looked over at Darius who folded his arms as he looked down with brows furrowed under his blind bandage. Valerie looked back to crazE with an almost helpless, hopeless gaze, frowning with empathy. CrazE simply cringed a moment, fists curling in frustration as he struck the porch in an angry fit..