©Karen A J Rinehart
Ygg jumps up like something just attacked him. "Did you hear that," Ygg asks Eyak.
"No. What was I supposed to hear?" asks Eyak.
"I heard Queen Terrensya's voice," says Ygg shaking.
"Well, what did she say?" asks Eyak.
Ygg didn't respond. He just got up, looked all around and walked to the shutter. Standing before the open shutter, he looks all around him again and slowly but cautiously steps into the corridor. Eyak sat there shaking his head and wondered to himself if Ygg was losing his mind. Queen Terrensya's voice indeed. She wasn't even on the Neleh.
Making his way slowly to the sleeping deck and entering his chamber, Ygg starts shaking as he pulls the drive from his pocket and presses the button. "I want to be back on Planet Wee," he says aloud. No bright green light appears so he shakes it vigorously and this time thinks to himself. Still nothing. "Blasted things must be broken," complains Ygg.
Eedyar climbs to the top of the rocks and takes a look around. There is absolutely nothing as far as he can see. Looking in all directions, the only thing that catches his eye is some smoke way off in the distance.
"The Trab are at it again, Nerak," shouts Eedyar.
"What?" asks Nerak.
"The Trab are at it again," repeats Eedyar.
"There's something burning in the distance." Wals scurries up the rocks to take a look, with Nerak close behind.
"Wals can't see smoke," says Wals.
"Look to the Irf," says Eedyar.
"I see it. There," says Nerak as he points in the direction of the smoke.
"Wals thinks something is burning," states Wals. Eedyar just shakes his head in disbelief.
"Do you think we should check it out?" asks Nerak.
"Wals thinks it is too far away," complains Wals.
"I don't know, Nerak. Perhaps we should. Maybe there is food there," says Eedyar.
"Let's go. I'm starving," says Nerak.
"Wals doesn't want to go," whines Wals.
"Did we ask you to go?" Eedyar says with a coldness in his voice.
"But, Wals will be lonely if you go without Wals," whines Wals.
"Muzzle that Srats, Nerak and lets start out for that smoke," says Eedyar. Nerak picks Wals up and puts him in his pocket as they set out for the smoke.
"Great," states Wals. "Ignore Wals and bad things are going to happen."
18 hours ago