03-22-2012, 04:04 PM
"I think, when I'm queen, I'll do out with the corsets," she sighed.
The storm raged and wreaked havoc for no less than four days. Those not sheltering in the caves would experience some flooding, and more of the old buildings in the center of the island got destroyed and torn apart.
But that was not, by far, the worst of it; the worst was that the ships for both sides had been sunk, and any plein air supplies were now ruined beyond any hope of repair. In essence, the Cats and the Wolves were stranded on Star island in what was now almost like marshland, with contaminated water, low supplies, and no way to communicate with friends and family back home.
No, to survive, it was likely they'd have to put up with each other, because only core groups from each could survive those four days.
Cecilia was coughing again; though Takaia had done an excellent job trying to prevent it, she'd been too late, and Cecy had contracted pneumonia. she'd been abed all four days, sipping thin soup and feeling the worst she had in years. Now, Takaia was feeding her some noxious tonic of some sort, which she claimed she'd made herself from plants she'd grown herself back home.
Yuck. Weren't there any -say- professionals around here? Well, at least the girl hadn't bled her, yet, and she was pleasant -if noisy- company. Cecilia found herself conflicted between feeling grateful and wishing to hold on to whatever shred of pride remained.
Harley had kept his distance from the cats- all except Shiki, who clung to him like a lost cub. Harley figured it was sort of an adorable hero-worship; he had, after all, saved the kid's life. Sadly, he'd gotten used to Shiki kneading him and sleeping next to him. Was this what he did with the princess? He did seem to be her close companion. Whatever the case, Harley was now the person Shiki had latched onto, and the worst part was that Harley didn't mind in the slightest.
Damien had, at one point, discovered some raccoons hiding in the same building as them. By this point, the cats were so low on food that he'd killed them for the meat; it would be a relief, now that the storm had passed, to go do some real hunting.