Chapter 91: Sanctuary
In WhichÂ Trendorn Comes to the Rescue.
GAP BETWEEN ARRIVING AT SAFEHOUSE AND TRENDORNâ€™S INVITATION
MISSING GAP! Wed Nov 15 20:07:48 2006
Yazeth: Jozra nods again at Holst. â€œSounds like a plan.â€ She turns towards Trendorn. â€œDo you think it would be a good idea to take small groups to the temple one at a time instead of having a huge crowd?â€
Arrin: The babe grasps onto Soquan’s paw and he grins unconsciously as he speaks to Kirrian. “I just need you to look after this little guy until my sister can make it down here, that’s all.” Trendorn nods serenely at the ferret. “I believe that would be best, child.”
Yazeth: Jozra gives Trendorn a small smile as he folds his paws back into the sleeves of his purple robes. She turns back to Holst, â€œGuess that’s what we do, then.â€
She notices the burly beasts that had been grabbing Trendorn still hanging around, looking somewhat sheepish. â€œYou guys going to give us a hand or what?
The vixen’s face softens as she sees the babe and begins to comprehend. â€œOf course the little one would be welcome here.â€
Arrin: Soquan gently lifts the babe from the cloak and transfers him to his arms there the babe’s head rests against his shoulder. The babe gives a happy squeal and makes a grab for the otter’s whiskers. Soquan grins at the vixen. “Thank you Kirrian, I apreciate th-ow!” The kit gives a tug at the small pawfull of whiskers.
Chris: Holst notices Soq talking with Kirrian and whistles for him to come along. Cocking his head and trotting off as the crowd meanders forward.
After a few hours of confusion and frustration, most of the beasts in need of shelter were given a warm place to sleep for the night. Some went without respectable beds, but dry and warm was good enough.Â Holst, Soq, and Joz sat on the steps, taking a breather after their long day.
Yazeth: The ferret yawns and stretches, a somewhat satisfied smile sketching across her lips. Everything isn’t nearly taken care of by far, but at least they succeeded in getting the refugees to a safe place!
Arrin: Soquan gives a wide yawn, sending a tired grin toward his two companions afterward. â€œI canâ€™t believe we made it back here so quickly. Not even a week…â€
Chris: Holst grins at the two. â€œSo what about that vixen, what part did she play in all your shenanigans?â€
Yazeth: Jozra rolls her eyes and waves a paw in an almost dismissive manner. â€œOh, that. Kirrian has this idea in her head that what she thinks is always right, no matter what.â€
Arrin: Leaning back and stretching out his muscles, he adds in his two cents. “She can’t make up her mind weather Joz is a helpless ferret maid and I’m a big bad female beating brute, or if we’re both troublemaking criminals and need to be chased out of town.”
Chris: He gives a bit of a chuckle as he adjusts his jacket. â€œStill getting used to wearing this thing…â€ he pauses to reflect. â€œNever thought about what we do now though. What’s in store?â€
Yazeth: Jozra thinks quietly for a long moment. She knows what she has to do, but now is not the time for it. There’s still things that need to be done here first. â€œWell, I guess we need to make sure the refugees are more or less settled here.â€ She grins a little, â€œthough I think Alvisa may already have the solution. She usually does.â€
Chris: He nods. It wasn’t exactly what he was looking for, but that was alright. â€œYeah, I can focus on that for now.â€
Arrin: Soquan gives a sleepy nod in acceptance to Jozra’s statement. “Sounds good for now.”
The three talk a bit longer before deciding to turn in for the night. The lack of the adrenaline they had been running in since their escape weighed heavily on the three beasts, and slowly, yet surely, they make their way to the open-aired foyer that the rest of the refugees have bedded down in.
They head for an area out of the way of the rest, at the base of a statue. Whatever the statue it is of, the three can’t make it out in the dark. Soon the three are bedded down and sleeping peacefully for the remainder of the evening.