No need for introduction any more, I think. So without further ado I give you…
The Fishy Lighthouse! 21
A big sound of disbelieve rolls across the tongues of everyone. “No no this can’t be, they wouldn’t have…”
“I’m sorry, Lady Chambelle, was you saying something?” Will was asking with his head tilted sideways/ Staring at Lady Chambelle scratching her upper lip.
-“eh, oh no, sorry it was nothing.” Her eyes are trembling ever so slightly with the head just shaking ‘No’, but not to obvious to show the rest of them. Kitty and Cooky gathered around Mc Sniff’s car, shooting of question after question. “What about Milady huh?”, “You do know we need fish, laddy for dinner”
-“You coming, partner?” McSniff shouts loud to get across and over the bombardment of question from Kitty and Cooky.
Lady Chambelle pulls away from William grasp, who had lowered her paws in the hope to see a smile. “Yeah okay” eyes stare at the once so composed Lady Chambelle, now looking more like a scared kitten. “It be okay, I’m your hero after all.”
A turn of her body released the paws from Will’s before she ran back inside the house followed by Richard who stood there the whole time with his head lowered, feeling guilty about what is happening.
After all he was the creator of this story, its writer; never would he have imagined the town leading a life on its own. A life he is now part of just like William. The hero who saved Cynthia Chambelle from Monarch after saving himself from the real world. His eyes are far away in a world beyond anyone would know as he follows his wife into the house. Unable to speak a word he just gives a wave with a paw.
Cooky and Kitty have calmed down and slapping Will on the shoulder. “You better make it back in one piece lad, I’ll make you the finest of cakes” Cooky’s crooked smile is all for show, to close her eyes and hide the tears that will surely fall.
“Be careful Will, I… I believe in you” Kitty’s face is giving away a radiant red glow through her fur, blushing as she to pinks away a tear. “Watch his back McSniff”.
William lowers his tail inside the hole and takes a seat, Kitty closing the door and running her paw over the arm of Will. “No worries Kitty, I’ll bring him back”
The car drives off with the same speed it came taking the only two cats away that could solve this problem Paris is now facing. As the two drive along the country side, they see guards marching left and right of the roads. Taking a stand on cross roads.
In town all seems normal, cats going on about their usual business, not a guard insight other than close to the palace, where several are blocking the gate.
“What is going on McSniff, and why are we not going to the palace?”
-“I am taking us straight to the pump house and the fish tunnels. It is where most likely the issue is situated. There is more going on than just the fish but I cannot yet get my paw on it. The dogs have never been so alive in years, so maybe it is connected, I am not sure. For now we need to get the fish going again so that the cats in Paris won’t die from hunger.
To be continued… next week