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Flick shuffles excitedly back to the workshop with someone new. Actually, make that two!
Using his wand as a cane, he walks towards the workshop and shouts:
“Lynn, Lemon, fetch some food, we’ve got company!”
A tall, thin wolf, stands behind Flick and a shy rabbit peeks out through a bundle of leaves on the wolf’s back.
"My Goodness, they must be starving" Lynn gasps and lemon squeaks a soft "Hi there".
They hurry off together and in no time have gathered some snacks.
"It's not much, but I think it will do. We found some cat food, blackberries, coffee, and cream"
So as to fill the silence, Lynn keeps chattering on...
"Be sure to stay away from the cats", she advises. "Even more so, stay away from the hounds! There legs are so tall that they reach almost to the sky. They are gentle, but they might step on you! You may also want to keep away from..."
Suddenly self conscious of her rambling, she takes a sip of cold coffee and Lemon has a chance to speak.
"I brought these" Lemon holds up some sweet potatoes and offers them shyly to the rabbit. “They are almost as good as carrots” he explains. Actually, they were his favourite food in the world.
Whisper nibbles the sweet potato happily. The new arrivals are quiet and eat with gratitude. They barely say a word and they don’t speak of how they came here. But here is what I imagine:
The wolf walks the woods alone. One eye shut, I know not why. The other one a brilliant crystal blue.
Tired and weak, her ear receives a sound, softer than a whisper. As she comes closer, she sees with her one eye, a little rabbit, stuck. I’m sure the rabbit knows what was to come and could all but wait. But then, her trapped leg was gently freed and the wolf bundles her up with twigs and leaves.
Until her hurt leg is healed, she keeps her close and carries her.
Iris and Whisper.
This part we do know because Iris told Flick their names.
“I hope you'll like it here at the Workshop in the Woods” Flick waves his arms wide, almost toppling over the saucer of cream. “It’s a fine place. I’m just here until my wand is up and working, but it’s a very fine place indeed. Speaking of wand, let me see what I can do. Maybe I can fix up that little one’s foot.”
Flick picks up his wand and points it at Whisper. She looks a fright.
Lynn, noticing whispers worried eyes says “Don’t worry, he means to help. Nothing bad will happen to you”.
Nothing happens, not even a green glow
“Bloody wand! Would be better off using it as a splint!
"It’s alright Flick, we’ll let them rest now. It will be dark soon and we better get back to the workshop. Maybe you will get to meet Stephanie."
I hope you enjoyed this episode! My plan is to continue adding more creatures. But...If you'd like to give one of these guys a home, please let me know!