09-03-2012, 10:18 AM
Sanura turned the corner of the street and entered the Ufu building, where the meetings were held. She felt lucky that she lived within walking distance of both her workplace and the Ufu building; if she needed to go further afield, for example, to buy groceries, she took the transport tubes. These were fairly simple to use; all a person had to do was step in, speak clearly where they wanted to go, put their money in the slot provided and they'd be sucked into the tubes. They'd speed along to their destination, and then step out. It was best to only carry groceries in a zipped up bag when using the tubes or else shopping would fall all over the place once you left.
Sanura wondered if there'd be another charity expedition to the Irregular continent. These were a regular thing; members of Ufu would travel by hovercopter to the Irregular continent with medical supplies, tinned food and other useful items to be donated to the various settlements. The only reason why they didn't do these more often was cuz they had to bring their own food and water supplies, as they couldn't eat or drink anything in the settlements and it took a little time to raise the money for this. Sanura walked into the large hall where the meetings were held; glancing at her watch, she saw that she was five minutes early. She sat down on a chair and waited.
Justin looked up at Sinopa with a smile. "Not a lot," he replied. "I had to feed the horses earlier, and later on, me and Jane were planning on going downstream to fish. Do you want to come with us?"
Jane was a good friend of both Justin and Sinopa. She had long blonde hair, which she often plaited into pigtails, orange eyes, pale green skin and hooves for feet. Her hands were two large fingers and a thumb; her fingers were what on normal hands would be the forefinger and middle finger. Jane's mother Clare had once been a Utopian but had been exiled from the dome world for manslaughter. She'd been in a fight with another girl when she was a teenager, and had killed the girl accidentally by stamping on her head.
Clare had chosen to become mutated rather than to die, and had developed a horn in the middle of her forehead like a unicorn, pale green skin and hooves for feet. Neither she or Justin's mother Jessica were aware of who their children's fathers were, but neither they or any of the other Irregulars cared. This kind of thing wasn't an issue on the Irregular isle.