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Mar 10

Chapter 4: Bedroom Arguments

Chapter 4: Bedroom Arguments

In Which Soquan and Jozra Settle Who Gets to Take the Spare Bed.

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Arrin says: After the meal is finished, Arrin clears the table. “I’m sorry to say I’m not really used to having guests, not for very long anyway. I’m afraid that there’s only one extra bed, you two will have to work something out.”

Catamount says: The ferret grins. “I’m used to sleeping on the ground, and the floor, or even that chair over there, looks plenty comfortable for me.” She chuckles. “I remember one night at an inn after a couple of seasons on the road; I actually preferred the floor to the bed!”

Arrin says: Soquan chuckles. “Oh no you don’t, you’re the guest, you get the bed.”

Catamount says: Jozra sputters a bit, but eventually she sheepishly concedes to taking the bed.

Arrin says: He chuckles, throwing an arm around her shoulder in a friendly manner.  “There, that wasn’t so bad, now was it?”

Catamount says: The ferret mutters amiably. “Well… Not too horrible I suppose.”

Arrin says: He laughs. “Oh come on, is it really that bad?”

Catamount says: She chuckles. “Well, when you’ve spent as much time on the road as I have, you get used to certain things.  Soft beds aren’t one of them.”

Arrin says: He continues laughing. “I think I’ve been on the road as long as you, and it’s always nice to rest your overstrained muscles and just flop down on a nice, soft bed, with thick blankets and…” He trails off dreamily.

Catamount says: Jozra shoves Soquan just ever so slightly. “Well if you’re looking forward to it that much, you should take the bed!”

Arrin says: He chuckles. “We’re both full grown adults, I’m sure nothing will happen if you take one side and I take the other…”

Catamount says: The ferret shrugs. “I suppose. I’m afraid I was rather automatically assuming the bed to be too narrow. Most of the beds I’ve seen lately would probably be more accurately described as cots.”

Arrin says: He chuckles. “Nope, this is a nice, double sized bed.” Arrin shuffles into the room, yawning and stretching.  “I dun know about you two, but I’m bushed…”

Catamount says: The ferret stretches. “All right then, it shouldn’t be a problem.” She surprises herself by yawning.

Arrin says: Soquan also stretches, and this time rises. “It is getting late, and you and I have things to do tomorrow before we head to the mountains, Jozra.”

Catamount says: She nods and stands as well. “Um, lead on then, to this thing you refer to as a ‘bed.’” She cracks a grin.

Arrin says: He laughs and throws an arm around her shoulders once again. “C’mon then.” He leads her down the hall.  Once they reach the room, he pushes open the door to reveal that the bed is indeed, a decent bed, he grins at her in a childish manner.  “Last one there is a piece of moldy cheese!” He runs a few steps before taking at leap at the mattress.

Catamount says: The ferret is slightly startled, forgetting for a second that the blind otter is quite familiar with his surroundings. She grins. “Well I suppose I must be moldy cheese. Be glad I’m not a part of your lunch!” She saunters up to the bed.

Arrin says: He grins and climbs in on one side, settling down into the blankets. “Remind me in the morning that we have to go get you some thicker clothes, the weather up here can get pretty harsh.”

Catamount says: Jozra mulls that over a bit. “I suppose your right.  Everything I wore in the wastes is now rather threadbare…”

Arrin says: Hearing her nearby, he scoots over to give her room. “Exactly… I know a guy, he’ll be happy to help out.”

Catamount says: The ferret settles on her side of the bed. “Oh good.”

Arrin says: He yawns and rolls over so his backs facing her. “G’night Jozra.” He closes his eyes, seemingly unaffected by the growing coldness inside the room.

Catamount says: Jozra stretches out with her paws behind her head. “Goodnight.”

Arrin says: He yawns once again staring to doze off. “See you in the morning…”

Catamount says: The ferret mumbles in return.

Arrin says: He wakes with a start in the middle of the night as a loud bang comes from outside, he sits up with a start, his ears twitching a few times before he settles back down. “Just a tree exploding…”

Catamount says: The ferret is jerked awake by the sound but soon falls back to sleep.

Arrin says: He yawns and falls back asleep, unconsciously curling close to the warmth of his bedmate.

 

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