Shifting Times Prequel VIIBack in their room there was yet another pile of food waiting for them. A few more days of this and Kri was certain she would be back in shape to 'shift as necessary to get herself out of here. In the meantime she would simply have to tolerate this Kisday and whatever mild humiliation she was put through. She was more suspicious than impressed by his knowledge of Shinkir.Meanwhile Shinkir's curiosity was peaked. How did he, a non-Shabenay, know Maylehin? How did he know of Ker? She didn't trust him, but she wanted to find out what he knew.After their meal Kri collapsed on the bed and slept until they were summoned for dinner. Once again the Tynomai woman guided them through the large building with the Kierr guards stalking behind. They were shown into a large open hall that stretched deep into the building. The ceiling reached upward and stretched into a high arch with skylights pitted
Shifting Times Prequel VIThe next morning, Shinkir and Kri woke to a door opening; a pair of rather short, nervous Keine Frineir came in, their large fox ears flicking expectantly, on the defense as they quickly placed food on the table before joining two Kierr that waited at the door. The opening shut and the bewildered pair were left to their own thoughts.Kri sat up, throwing her legs over the side of the bed. She rubbed the sleep from her eyes and then stretched. "I'm not sure about you, but that's the best I've slept in a long time." She yawned then shook herself briefly and stood, stretching again as she walked over to inspect the contents of the table.Several types of sliced breads were spread out on a platter, surrounding small cups of jammed fruit. There were two blunt spreaders for the jam resting next to a pair of pitchers, one with some type of juice and the other filled with iced water.Shinkir took a little longer to crawl out of bed and mak
Shifting Times Prequel VIt was dark by the time Kri woke up. The wagon was once again rocking and bumping its way down the road. She absently wondered if she'd get used to the accursed darts as everything once again came into focus. She spotted Shinkir sleeping in the opposite corner and then became aware of the ropes around her wrists and ankles. They itched and she felt drained. She shouldn't have waited so long, but her stubbornness had kept her back. Still exhausted she drifted back to sleep.Kri was awake before the sun was fully up. The grayness of the morning matched her current, sullen mood as she was still hungry, still thirsty, and really feeling it for the first time. Her Shamien form allowed her to go almost an impossible amount of time without water, but as a Human again the lack was quickly catching up to her. There wasn't much movement in the camp, though one or two fires were still going.