"I believe you,"
Harry Johnathan wrote: ↑Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:54 pm
"I'm fine", Stanley says to the vet.
Paul assures the dog. Reaching into his bag, he scritches the Oreo's ears, and then pulls out his penlight and stethoscope, in the process accidentally getting hooked on a spare, clean rubber glove that plops onto the skunk's head.
"But let me just take a look to make sure, okay?"
"Have you ever been diagnosed with epilepsy, narcolepsy, diabetes, anything like that?"
he asks, shining the light into Stanley's eyes.
"Naw, he doesn't need skunking. He's such a handsome bird."
"Raark. I like this bunny. She got good taste."
Flynn agrees with Ryyn, adjusting the knot of his sling slightly.
"It can often be decorations that have been passed down through the family, or that were gifted by friends, or that were hand-made, for example. We should ask Josh before we chuck anything, just to be safe."
"OI, JOSH! WHERE'D YOU GO? WE WANNA ASK YOU SOMETHING!"
he yells to the human suddenly.
Shona takes the rejection without comment and without losing her smile as she leads Eldrick back into the classroom.
"In about fifteen minutes. We'll probably give them another five minutes to work before we get them to pack up."
"Have you found the cafeteria yet, by the way? And the staffroom, for that matter?"
"Yeah. This is coming."
SImon agrees quietly, wiping his eyes.
"But if I take the tin, what will I do with everything in it?
"Forty our fifty. That's enough to get a good sized colony going again. Still... I'm really sorry you lost so many..."
Ed says, before lowering his voice to make sure Olivia and Harry can't overhear.
"I lost my mate, Olivia and Harry's mother, recently to an owl... Before that I was raised in the small colony in the falling-down woodshed that used to be beside the old lodge. I'm sure you heard what happened there after the humans noticed us... Unhygienic and unsafe, my fluffy butt!"
he grumbles, maintaining his low tone.
"But yeah. Point is I know your pain. I've tried to shield the kids as much as I could though. Although sometimes I wonder if that's the right thing to do, whether I should get them ready for the world instead..."
he muses, flashing Olivia a thumbs up and a grin as she attempts to kick a goal herself.
Harry giggles as Watt ruffles his ears.
he repeats, then gestures that he wants to be picked up again.
"Hmm, well we'll see what we can find. Veggies are good, but you are an obligate carnivore, being a cat... Is there anything you don't like or anything you're allergic to?"