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June 3 – Crashing Down

((I started writing this, but I’ve realized that I’m just not going to have time to finish, and I don’t want to be stressing myself out over it before my vacation. So I’ll just post the chat log from where I left off. *wry grin*))

It was the dust cloud that caught Bookworm’s attention, as she idly looked up from the letter she was writing at her desk. As the dust cloud first swelled, and then began dissipating in the wind, she stared out the window, wondering what had made it. After a few moments, the sky cleared enough for her to see that the major part of the skyline in that direction – Kasa’s tower – was missing.

Bookworm dropped her pen, spattering the paper with ink, and raced down the stairs and out the door. It took only a few minutes for her to dash around to the scene of the disaster; once there, she stopped, assessing the debris field. “Is there anyone here?” she called.

She thought she heard someone, or something, scuttling away, but before she could try to track that down, the sound of debris shifting caught her attention. Looking to the side, she saw a small body lying under boards and a broken pane of glass. She hurried over and saw who it was. “Wisp! Can you hear me?” The boy shifted a little again.

Bookworm studied the debris around and over him, looking for the best way in. Finally, she found her spot and slowly crawled inside, carefully brushing aside broken glass and bits of boards and bricks. When she reached the prone Moreau, she brushed him off as best she could and then, taking his arms, inched backward, feeling Wisp go limp as he apparently passed out.

Creaks and groans from the unstable debris around her were very disconcerting, and she had to force herself to keep going slowly. Finally, though, she got Wisp into the clear, and sighed with relief that nothing had come crashing down on them.

[2014/06/03 14:56] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me checks your limp body over for broken bones…
[2014/06/03 14:57] Wisp (wispmoonshade): /me lays there, it was obvious his tail was broken in many places and possibly his legs from the fall it self, as he had been in the tower when it was brought down
[2014/06/03 14:58] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me feels the legs and frowns, unsure if there are broken bones there. She scrounges around for straight boards to make splints anyway, to be on the safe side.
[2014/06/03 14:59] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me also frowns over the tail, wondering if one puts a splint on a broken tail. She finally does her best to create one, to be on the safe side.
[2014/06/03 15:00] Wisp (wispmoonshade): there was plenty of boards laying about from the tower itself, it seemed what ever broguht it down was near the base
[2014/06/03 15:01] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me works over you for some time, making the splints secure with strips torn from her jacket tails.
[2014/06/03 15:02] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me finally picks you up carefully, cradling you in her arms. “All right, my lad. Let’s get you to the hospital.”
[2014/06/03 15:03] Wisp (wispmoonshade): /me lets off a silent whimper as he finally falls unconcious
[2014/06/03 15:04] Bookworm Hienrichs: me growls at having to go the long way around because of blocking debris.
[2014/06/03 15:06] Bookworm Hienrichs: me walks in, carrying Wisp, and calls, “Is anyone here?”
[2014/06/03 15:06] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me hurries out to see whats going on “VIPER” She yells out and hurries over
[2014/06/03 15:07] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): /me bends down to examine him, and shakes his head.
[2014/06/03 15:07] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me pants a little, catching her breath. “The tower collapsed. He must have been in or near it.”
[2014/06/03 15:07] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): I heard something in the distance, I thought it the usual demolition.
[2014/06/03 15:08] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me steps back wide eyed “my….. ho…..me…… but…..” looks a bit in shock as she starts to shake nervously
[2014/06/03 15:08] Bookworm Hienrichs: I’m sorry, Kasa.
[2014/06/03 15:08] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me looks down “I.. were there any others….. hurt”
[2014/06/03 15:08] Bookworm Hienrichs: I didn’t see or hear any others.
[2014/06/03 15:09] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): Idealy you shouldn’t have moved him this is why we have emergency air transport…
[2014/06/03 15:09] Bookworm Hienrichs: But I’ll go back and look.
[2014/06/03 15:09] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): But enough of that, I will get a stretcher
[2014/06/03 15:09] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods slowly and moves closer to check over wisp waiting for vipers return a bit lost in thought
[2014/06/03 15:09] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): /me sends orderlies to pick up Wisp and take him to the bed
[2014/06/03 15:11] Bookworm Hienrichs: Do you need Kasa here, Dr. Viper? I thought perhaps she could come and help me search.
[2014/06/03 15:11] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): /me inspects the childs fur carefully for lacerations
[2014/06/03 15:12] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): Yes, find others who may need our services and then return
[2014/06/03 15:12] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): We will send the air taxi.
[2014/06/03 15:13] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods “yes sir….” she turns on her heels and hurries towards the door
[2014/06/03 15:13] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me nods.
[2014/06/03 15:13] Bookworm Hienrichs: We need to go around. This way’s blocked by debris.
[2014/06/03 15:14] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me approaches the debris field carefully.
[2014/06/03 15:14] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me slows down and watches her steps as she moves into the debreish field “my……. how…”
[2014/06/03 15:15] Bookworm Hienrichs: I don’t know. We’ll have to question Wisp once he’s able for it.
[2014/06/03 15:15] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): it might be awhile….. if he was in the tower…. he is lucky to be alive….
[2014/06/03 15:15] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me nods.
[2014/06/03 15:16] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me starts to sift through the debris to find any other survivors “if any went down in the canal….
[2014/06/03 15:17] Bookworm Hienrichs: Judging by the way things fell, that seems unlikely.
[2014/06/03 15:17] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods “and…. it does not seem natural.. i just had it checked after the thaw…..”
[2014/06/03 15:18] Bookworm Hienrichs: We’ll have militia members over her to investigate.
[2014/06/03 15:19] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods “thanks… I guess I can use a guest room at the Hospital till I get a new home… and before you ask I do not know anyone who would be targeting me…. I meen I done so much help since I got hired at the hospital
[2014/06/03 15:19] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me nods.
[2014/06/03 15:21] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me kicks a broken beam with a grunt “thanks… I am not seeing signs of anyone else… ately now taht it has warmed up the urchins i let use my main room have not been around as much Just wisp, delivering supplies or picking up things for Lilith”
[2014/06/03 15:22] Bookworm Hienrichs: Well, that’s a blessing, at least.
[2014/06/03 15:23] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods and looks down “I will see if I can get awhold of some of the urchins see if they know anything.. and will keep you updated….” perks her ears slightly finding what was left of her bed and pulling a old box that was damaged out from under it “least this is not gone”
[2014/06/03 15:24] Bookworm Hienrichs: Best leave the rest alone. We’ll need to sift the area for evidence.
[2014/06/03 15:25] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods “can I keep this its… its special to me… the only thing i have left from my mother I never knew” she opens the box to show her ball dress
[2014/06/03 15:25] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me says gently, “Of course.”
[2014/06/03 15:26] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods and closes the box as she looks to the ruins of her home “well was a nice home why i had it… thanks…. I should return and let viper know, he probly is already in surgery with wisp”
[2014/06/03 15:26] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me nods. “Please send me word when you know how he is.”
[2014/06/03 15:27] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): I will… might be a few days… if he has any head injuries could be longer
[2014/06/03 15:27] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me nods.
[2014/06/03 15:27] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me bows and starts to return to the hospital

((A few minutes later…))

[2014/06/03 15:33] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me pounds on the door panting “BOOK”
[2014/06/03 15:34] Bookworm Hienrichs: What is it?
[2014/06/03 15:34] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): viper needs to talk to you its about what happened to wisp he found some things why he was in surgery you need to know about
[2014/06/03 15:34] Bookworm Hienrichs: All right.
[2014/06/03 15:36] Bookworm Hienrichs: You wanted to see me, doctor?
[2014/06/03 15:36] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): There are more claw marks on this child than any other kind of wound.
[2014/06/03 15:36] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): I am certain of it.
[2014/06/03 15:37] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me hisses in a breath. “Claw marks? Can you identify the sort of… being that created them?”
[2014/06/03 15:37] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me steps forward for a closer look.
[2014/06/03 15:37] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): I see at least two different sets.
[2014/06/03 15:37] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): It was not the same creature or even species.
[2014/06/03 15:37] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me frowns.
[2014/06/03 15:37] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): Two attackers at the least.
[2014/06/03 15:38] Bookworm Hienrichs: That might explain the footsteps I heard….
[2014/06/03 15:38] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): foot steps…? when?
[2014/06/03 15:39] Bookworm Hienrichs: When I came to the debris field. I called out, and heard Wisp stir. But I also heard what sounded like footsteps retreating.
[2014/06/03 15:39] Bookworm Hienrichs: I didn’t see who, or what, it was, and I needed to get to Wisp, so I couldn’t go after it.
[2014/06/03 15:40] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): How many sets of feet? Were they pawed?
[2014/06/03 15:40] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me pauses, thinking.
[2014/06/03 15:42] Bookworm Hienrichs: I heard one set, I believe. And no shoes or boots, so must have been either bare feet, or paws.
[2014/06/03 15:43] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods slowly and thinks a bit as she twitches her nose” is .. is he at least stabalizing doctor I am sure some of he urchin friends of his might know something or seen something as well… or at least worry
[2014/06/03 15:43] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): Hmmm
[2014/06/03 15:44] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): He is stable
[2014/06/03 15:44] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): But that can change
[2014/06/03 15:44] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods slowly as she looks over “why would someone attack him the way they did… its like.. well ya attack but then to bring a building down on him just about”
[2014/06/03 15:45] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): It is…surprising that he survived on his own
[2014/06/03 15:46] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): If he did indeed.
[2014/06/03 15:46] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): We do not know what is trapped under the rubble or not accounted for
[2014/06/03 15:47] Bookworm Hienrichs: We didn’t find signs of anyone else trapped, Dr. Viper. As to what objects might be there, I’ve alerted the Militia to start investigating.
[2014/06/03 15:48] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me tries to remain calm still even with knowing a friend was in bad shape and her home was destroyed
[2014/06/03 15:48] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): There were at least 8 stories of stone to dig through. You would not if they were crushed completely.
[2014/06/03 15:48] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods “wisp must have been in the upper part the house itself
[2014/06/03 15:48] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me says grimly, “We’ll hope not.”
[2014/06/03 15:48] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): It will be days before we know who or what may have been lost. It is the way of things
[2014/06/03 15:51] Bookworm Hienrichs: Well, I need to go back and organize the search. Please keep me informed of his condition, doctor.
[2014/06/03 15:51] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): /me nods
[2014/06/03 15:52] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): might be a bit before he comes round though… after what hes been though
[2014/06/03 15:52] Bookworm Hienrichs: Let me know if you need anything, Kasa. Clothing, or other things.
[2014/06/03 15:52] Bookworm Hienrichs: /me gives the nurse a reassuring smile, and leaves for Militia headquarters.
[2014/06/03 15:52] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): /me nods “thanks book, I was oked to stay in guest room here at the hospital.. guess i can keep an eye on patients more now”
[2014/06/03 15:53] Dr. Viper (snakemonster): Good evening.
[2014/06/03 15:53] Kasa (wildbunnykasa): be well

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