“I turn my back for a second and you’re up on your feet!
You better not be trying to sneak off to the mushroom bog.
I’m on to you, little sister.”
“You know, Itch and Mel return in a few days and
they will want this place back. Maybe we’ll get you
down the ladder to your house today, if you think
you’re up to it. You doin’ alright?”
“I am cold.”
“I forgot to mention before, Apo left a note for you.
She’s a good egg. I put it downstairs with all your gear.
There’s also wood for the fire and fresh water, even some
bacon and flatbread I got in a trade. You know, in case
you want to make me lunch.”
“You been talkin’ some pretty strange stuff in your sleep, Peanut.
And Apo told me about the healed up bullet holes they found on you
when they brought you in. Sounds like there are some stories to tell,
and when you want to tell them I want to hear.
I sort of think you need to talk.”
“But first come downstairs and see what I made for you…”