With her parents, sister, and brother all gone to
Delaya, Ewwiekewwieikkie felt decidedly ignored and left
out. With Commander Kiley gone as well the only person
watching her was El-Nay Darr. As soon as El-Nay took a
break, Ewwiekewwieikkie took Melicklickie and Callista
and piled them into a speeder. "Go to zoo!" she told the
computer, but to her great consternation the vehicle did
not automatically transport her. "Hmm," she said, as she
brought her paw up to her chin and considered the
situation. Going to the computer she types 'z' and 'o'
before it autofilled 'zoo'. "Yay!" she said as it
plotted a course towards the New Calamar zoo. "Go! Go!"
she yelled, and began to clap and giggle, but
unfortunately that did not work either. She tried to
remember what her adopted father did during the race and
she took the wheel and moved her hand on the
accelerator. "Oh wow!" she said as they started zooming
down the mountain path with her at the controls. "I
can't see!" she announced, as she shifted to standing up
on the seat and driving that way so she could see over
the dashboard. Through a small miracle she was able to
guide the speeder down the path and began following the
blue GPS line towards the zoo. Unfortunately, she did
not obey any of the traffic laws and caused several
accidents that she was unaware of. "You have arrived at
your destination," the speeder said, but she did not
know how to stop it, and so she just leapt from the
speeder and allowed it to continue on its way. A moment
later she had run inside of the zoo where she was
greeted by just about every creature from throughout the
galaxy. She stood there, her yellow eyes wide, and her
mouth hung open. She did not even know where to begin.
"Weeeee!" Callista Nilar had her head hanging out the
window of the speeder as it zoomed down the mountain
pass. Her brown hair blew wildly behind her. If she had
been a Squib, she would have created some serious
hazards for anyone near them. She had been *very*
excited to go to the zoo since Ewwie had brought it up.
She found a large hard-covered book in her auntie and
uncle's room that had illustrations of animals in it. It
sat in her lap and weighed roughly as much as
Melickielickie. The little girl sat back into her seat.
She had never been to a zoo. She tried to play it cool.
When the speeder arrived at the zoo, she let out a
shrill. "*Ewwie*! *It's a zoo*!" She screamed, pressing
her hands into her cheeks. She was forced to follow her
best friend. She grabbed her book, dragging it out of
the speeder with her. "Zooooooo! Animals! Roooarrrr!"
Callista peered behind her. "C'mon Mewwie. We're gonna
see a rancor!" She explained, following
Melickielickie's jaw was hanging open. Her hands were
in front of her, holding onto the invisible steering
wheel like she had been since her father's race. Most
noticeably, there was a large purse belonging to her
mother hanging off of her body like a crossbody bag.
"Beep beep!" She said before she stepped on the
imaginary gas pedal and ran towards her sister and
Callie. Her head turned as a large bird landed several
feet away. "Woah... *Ow*!" The small Squib collided with
a display holding zoo maps. It fell over, as did she. "Ouchies..."
She rubbed her head. The glossy maps distracted her from
her pain. "Ooh looky." She began grabbing maps and
shoving them into Sierra's purse. Everyone was so far
ahead that she could barely see them. She grabbed one
more map, running off. "Ewwie! Callie! Wait!" She opened
up the map in front of her face. "Rainbow Rancor!!" Her
finger poked a silhouette of a Rancor.
"So much food!" Ewwiekewwieikkie declared, as she
spotted a vendor selling giant roast thranta wings. She
scampered over towards the vendor and grabbed one,
taking a large bite. "Om nom nom," she groaned, before
handing it off to Callista. "No worries. We pay," she
said, as she shoved her hand into the purse and took out
Sierra's credit chit. As she offered it to the vendor
she agreed to pay 47 credits, which she thought was more
than fair for the food. "Okay. We ate. Rancor time," she
said, as she began running with them towards the rancor
enclosure. When they arrived it was time for feeding and
a nerf was being lowered into the cage for the rancor to
be eat. She shoved her way to the front so she could
see. "Rancor doesn't want to be fed ... rancor wants to
hunt..." she said, as she watched the nerf lowered.
The smell of cooking food drew Melickielickie towards
the vendor. She stared at the giant roast thranta wings,
slobbering all over Sierra's purse in the process. "I'm
*starving*!" She said, touching her tummy. It hadn't
been an hour since her last meal. She couldn't wait her
turn and began gnawing at the wings while Callista
daintily ate. It seemed she was picking up new eating
habits from Drusilla. Melickielickie shoved the
remainder of the thranta wings into the purse.
"*Rancor*! *OhMyGermanaanana...us*!!" She squeaked. She
began running around in a circle excitedly until
Callista took her hand and began to lead her.
"Hurry, Mewwie!" Callista said after having less than
a bite to eat. As they stopped in front of the
enclosure, Callista grinned. "Awww. It's a nerf! Wait!
Where's Rainbow Rancor?" She had only seen a friendly
rancor who loved nerfs and all other creatures. She
didn't realize she was about to learn about the circle
of life. She tugged on Ewwiekewwieikkie's dress. "Ewwie?
What are they doing? Ewwie!?" She pointed to the nerf as
it was lowered into the enclosure. "Is that rancor's
friends?" Callista pushed through the crowd to the front
of the enclosure. She sat, smiling brightly. "It's so
cute! I want a nerf to ride on!" She closed her eyes.
She imagined brushing the nerf's fur, giving it baths,
and riding through a flowery meadow. Thankfully,
Callista's eyes were closed while nature worked things
out between the rancor and the nerf.
El-Nay had just finished her cigarra break when she
returned to find ... no one. "Oh shit," she said, as she
ran through every room of the Rodney estate. "Come out,
come out, wherever you are!" she cried, as her life
flashed in front of her eyes. If anything happened to
the girls the Grand Moff would surely kill her. She
quickly ran to the security room where she began
revealing the footage and what she found amazed her.
"Wait. Squibs can drive? Why didn't anyone tell me
Squibs could drive?" she asked, as she stood up
suddenly. "...and who am I talking to? Argh!" she
screamed, before running out and activating her jetpack
to fly down the mountain pass to try and find the
speeder. She did not want to request help from the
garrison ... yet. She still hoped there was a chance to
save this situation on her own.
"Ahhh!" Ewwiekewwieikkie screamed as the rancor
reached down, scooped up the nerf and ate it in one
bite. No one had ever explained to her where the nerf
steak she ate came from. Suddenly she was hungry and
began gnawing on the thranta wing also, which she also
did not associate with one of the winged creatures she
loved so much. "Ngh. Can't see," she said, as she turned
around and realized her head was only as high as the
wall. She placed her paws on top of the security wall
and climbed up on top of it. "Oh. Now I see!" she said,
before turning around to look at the girls. "Wow. Is
huge," she said, but as she turned around to look at it
she slipped and fell 20 feet down into the enclosure
with the rancor. "Ahhhhh!" she screamed as she fell,
while people in the crowd began to scream in terror. Of
course the HoloNet was there and began to broadcast live
coverage of the event. "Eww. Smells yucky down here,"
she said, as she ended up in a pile of excrement bones.
Back on Delaya, Sierra Rodney had just received an
alert. Her credit card was in use at the New Calamar
zoo. "Hmmm..." She grabbed her comm and immediately
called El-Nay. During the trip to Delaya, Sierra had
felt extra over protective. She had called El-Nay
several times the other day to ensure all was going
smoothly with the girls, and now she was calling
*again*. "El-Nay, is everything going okay? Did you take
the girls to the zoo? I received a credit chit
notification..." The girls had wanted to go to the zoo
badly. She wondered if El-Nay had broken down and
allowed it to happen. Honestly, Sierra wouldn't blame
Light years away at the zoo, the girls witnessed
nature in action. Melickielickie was sucking the flavor
of the thranta wings off of her fingers. She seemed
unphased. "Mmmm. Nerfff..." She said. "Nom. Nom. Nom!"
Her ears twitched. Feeling overexcited from the trip to
the zoo, Melickielickie darted towards the security
wall. "It's so tall!" She complained. She was trying to
reach her sister. "Ewwie! Wait for me!" She squeaked. It
was too late. Ewwiekewwieikkie disappeared down into the
enclosure. "*Sissy*!" She screamed. She rapidly climbed
the wall. When she reached the top, she dived in. "I
save youuuu!" When she didn't immediately hit the
ground, Melickielickie began to scream. She fell far,
far down into the enclosure until she landed on her
sissy. "We in jungle now. "Melickielickie said, pointing
to a large tree.
The next time Callista opened her eyes, the nerf was
gone. "Hm." She said. She decided that the rancor and
nerf must have become friends and went to play. From the
ground, she witnessed both of her friends fall into the
enclosure. "Ohno! I need help! I need Nay-Nay!" Callista
looked around the crowd. She expected El-Nay to be at
the zoo. "Nay-Nay!?" She screamed. "Nay-Nay?!!?"
"Oh fudge!" El-Nay said when she heard the beep that
indicated she had an incoming transmission ... only she
didn't say 'fudge'. "Uh. Sierra?" she asked, but her
voice would be muffled by the sound of wind as she
soared through the air over New Calamar. There were
several speeder accidents, which her gut told her that
Ewwiekewwieikkie was responsible for. "The zoo?" El-Nay
responded over the comm, sounding confused. "Oh. Right.
The zoo!" she said, before adjusting her flight path. As
she flew over the zoo she could see a large crowd gather
around the rancor enclosure, and she lowered her
targeting scanner over her visor she could see the
distinct blue fur covered of bodies on the ground. "Oh
no!" she said, as she thrust down towards the surface.
With her DT-57 in hand she began firing at the rancor,
but she only succeeded in making it more angry. It
outstretched its arms and attempted to swat at her, but
she rolled out of the way and activated her
flamethrower. This was going to end badly.
"Melickielickie, how did *you* get here?"
Ewwiekewwieikkie asked, as she scratched her head with
her paw as she looked at her sister. "Wow. A *real*
jungle!" she exclaimed, as she ran over and wrapped her
arm around the tree in a big hug. She did not perceive
the rancor as a danger, so she was oblivious to its
presence. When El-Nay arrived and started shooting at
the creature she was in awe of all the bright lights.
"Wow. It's the rainbow rancor live!" she said, as she
sat down to watch, clapping and giggling. The only thing
she wished was that she had her giant thranta wing to
eat as she watched.
The signal must have been terrible. Sierra could
barely hear El-Nay over the sound of, what she supposed,
was static. "El-Nay? I can't hear you. Is everything
okay?" If she tuned into the HoloNet, she'd learn that
everything was far from okay. While she was getting cozy
in the chalet with her family, her adopted Squibs hand
landed themselves into a world of trouble.
"I... I... I..." She pointed towards the sky then
shrugged. Even she had no idea how she had gotten down
there. The realization that this was rainbow rancor live
made the small Squib scream. "Yay!!" As if she
understood her sisters wants, she produced a fur-covered
thranta wing from the purse. She sat on the ground,
digging through Sierra's purse. "What dis?" She said,
opening up Sierra's compact. She stared at herself in
the tiny mirror. "Wooooahhhh." She threw the compact on
the ground towards the rancor. The lights of El-Nay's
blaster only briefly caught her short attention span.
She continued to ravage through her mother's bag. The
next object she found in the purse was lipstick. She
ripped the top off of it. "Sissy! *Candy*!" She climbed
up into Ewwiekewwieikkie's lap. There, she took a large
bite from the lipstick. "You try," she shoved the
lipstick towards her. "Nay-Nay! Hug him! Hug him!"
Nothing she did seemed to have any effect on the
beast whose hide was like armor. "Uh. Sierra. Let me
call you back," she pleaded, before dropping to her knee
and aiming the rocket at the top of her jetpack at the
creature. She launched it, being knocked aside by the
force of the blast. When it impacted the rancor there
was a large explosion, flame, and a column of smoke. The
crowd cheered and El-Nay took a bow in victory. But it
was a short-lived victory as the rancor emerged from the
smoke with a loud roar. Now she had really pissed it
off. The crowd screamed and everyone got out their
recording devices to continue recording what had been a
truly epic encounter between a Mandalorian and a rancor
monster. There was nothing she could do to defeat the
rancor, and so she rushed over towards the two Squibs.
"We're gonna go for a ride!" she declared, as she took
Melickielickie in one arm and Ewwiekewwieikkie in the
other before blasting off from the bottom of the
enclosure just as the monster was about to strike. As
she landed she released the Squibs and turned her
attention to Sierra. "Yeah ... we're at the zoo..." she
said, panting heavily.
"Where you get candy? I knew SiSi was holding out,"
Ewwiekewwieikkie said as she attempted to bite the
lipstick. "Eww. Yuck! Old lady candy is *gross*," she
declared, despite the fact she was almost a decade older
than Sierra. "What was that!" she said, as she rose to
her feet when the missile exploded and created the giant
fireball. "Best show ever!" she declared, but just as
things were getting good El-Nay took her out of the
enclosure. "Again! Again! More! More!" she declared, as
she began hopping up and down excitedly. She would never
understand how much danger she had been in.
"Bleh! Bleh!" Melickielickie spat out the lipstick.
The terrible taste stopped her from going through
Sierra's purse anymore. She sat, watching El-Nay battle
the rancor. It was epic. It was exciting. There were
flames and scary rancor noises. "*Wow*!" She pointed at
the rancor. "Rainbow rancor! Rainbow rancor!"
Melickielickie stopped chanting for El-Nay was soon as
she saw the beast. All of her attention was on it.
"Don't wanna go!" She said to El-Nay, stomping a foot on
the ground. "Nonononono. Don't wanna go!" The girl flung
her arms and legs out in every direction. It did not
make their escape anymore graceful. Melickielickie
frowned. "Bye bye rainbow rancor... I *wuv* you." She
sniffed. Soon, she was on her feet outside of the
enclosure. "More! More! More! More!" She chanted. Her
small ears twitched. She could hear Sierra's voice
through El-Nay's comm. "*Momeee*!" She squeaked.
Melickielickie raced towards El-Nay and grabbed the
comm. "Mommeeee! Mommeee! Nay-Nay and rainbow rancor
played together!" She explained excitedly. "Pewpew pew!
Boom! Pshh. *Roooarr*! *Ahhh*!" The little Squib
verbally reenacted the whole scene. "*Rainbow Rancor
live*! *So cool*!"
Sierra sat on the other end of the transmission
listening to Melickielickie. "Hi sweetie," she said
lovingly. Her youngest adopted daughter revealed that
El-Nay and the rainbow rancor had 'played'. The array of
wild sounds that followed didn't help Sierra understand
what had happened at all. Knowing her girls, *something*
had happened. She would witness that something through
HoloNet videos later on. "Melickielickie, I'm glad
you're having fun at the zoo. Will you go see the
choreamnos for me? I love those. I love you. Me and your
daddy miss you very much. Can you let me talk to Nay-Nay
Underneath her helmet El-Nay Darr had a mortified
look upon her young face. She was completely traumatized
by what Melickielickie was telling Sierra. She was sure
she was done for. "No. Don't tell her tha-" she tried to
stop her, but failed, and exhaled in a deep sigh. What a
disaster, she thought to herself, as she listened to the
young Squib even make sound effects. When she regained
the comlink she tried to sound cheerful, but it was
difficult. "Uh. Hi. Sierra. So yeah ... that happened,"
she told her, as she brought her free hand up to the
back of her neck and began to rub. She was sure she was
about to get fired.
"Yeah... I'm going to need you to fill the blanks in
on that one.." First the sea monster had snatched Bruce,
now this? "...But not right now. Is everyone okay there?
All children in one piece?" There were things that
Sierra was still processing. She missed the Squibs. At
the same time, she wasn't ready to return home.
"...Please don't bring the rancor home. We're going to
be at maximum capacity after the twins arrive." Sierra
sighed, revealing to El-Nay for the first time that
there would be *two* more Rodneys.
"Uh. One moment," El-Nay stammered, as she lowered
herself to quickly check over Ewwiekewwieikkie and
Melickielickie. They seemed alright. "Yes. Everyone is
fine. Everyone is in one piece," she said, before
exhaling deeply underneath her helmet. "Uh. No. I don't
think the rancor is coming home," she said, as she saw
the animal trainers begin to inspect the damage. "C'mon
girls," she said, as she began leading them deeper into
the zoo before they were interrogated while on the comm
with Sierra. "Twins? Oh. 'Grats," she said to Sierra, as
she moved the girls to where they could see the
choremanos that Sierra had told them about. "See girls.
Choreamnos!" she told them, to make it sound to Sierra
like she was doing a good job.
Relief. Whatever had happened on Esseles had been
taken care of. Sierra had to trust El-Nay instead of
running home to look at the Squibs under a microscope.
"Oh, uh, thank you." She shyly said. "I'll let you go.
You probably need both hands and the attention of a
platoon of Stomtroopers. Thanks, El-Nay..." With that,
Sierra forced herself not to be a control freak and
terminated their connection.
"What's a Choreammmm... What's one of those thingies?
Callista asked as she linked hands with Melickielickie
and Ewwiekewwieikkie. "I've never heard of that before.
Is it cute? It is fluffy?" The little girl was so happy
both of her friends were safe. She had been too scared
to enter the enclosure. "Is there a pretty zoo, Nay-Nay?
I wanna pet stuff." As if to demonstrate, she reached
over and pet Ewwiekewwieikkie's arm. "Sooofttttt!"
"Ngh. Ngh," Ewwikewwieikkie groaned as she looked at
the choreamnos in the display. "You want to pet? Okay,"
she declared, as she grabbed hold of Callista by the
waist and lifted her over the railing into the
enclosure. She was quick to climb over herself, and then
helped Melickielickie as well. She ran over towards one
of the choreamnos who was clinging upside down to a
blasť tree. "Pet it! Pet it!" she encouraged Callista,
as she smiled at the creature. "Yay! So many animals!"
she declared, as she was beginning to get tired from the
"Weeee!" Callista climbed into the choreamnos
enclosure. She stared at the strange, upside down
creature. She brought her hands up to her face and
giggled into them. "Silly choreamnos!" She easily
succumbed to peer pressure. She inched over towards the
choreamnos and began to pet it. "It's really soft, Ewwie.
You pet it!" She pressed her face up against it. "*I
love you*!" She squeaked.
Melickielickie had made it into the enclosure.
Instead of joining the girls, she sat on the ground and
began to eat what was left of their fried thranta legs.
Slowly, a choreamnos approached her. It moved like a
sloth. Melickielickie growled at it. "*No*! *Mine*!" She
squeaked. She dug a paw into Sierra's purse. She started
throwing various objects at the choreamons: a pack of
tissues, a toy belonging to Bruce, another belonging to
herself. "Oh no!" She scrambled after the toy. It seemed
Sierra's purse was bigger on the inside.
"Oh no!" El-Nay yelled, wanting to just sit down and
cry as the girls got into the choreamnos display.
"Girls! Girls! Girls!" she called after them, as she
climbed over the guardrail and entered the display
herself. "These animals aren't for petting!" she said,
as she reached down to collect all of the items from
Sierra's purse that were being cast aside. "I'll take
you to the petting zoo," she assured them, as she began
pushing them away from the startled creatures. All she
wanted to do was get them back to the estate safe and
"Soft!" Ewwiekewwieikkie said as she started petting
the choreamnos, happy as she could be. "Ut oh. Busted!"
she said, when she saw El-Nay coming to get them. "Okay.
We go pet s'more," she declared, as she started heading
towards the petting zoo. "Oh my!" she yelled when she
saw the petting zoo was now sponsored by Auntie Mae. The
had Doug the Dewback and Brad the Bantha to ride ... and
that was all that took to get her to break from the pack
and started running. "Me first! Me first!" she declared,
selfishly, as she jumped on the back of the young
Dewback. "Yay!" she squealed, as the handler began
leading her around in a circle.
"Mmphffffmm!" Callista said into the choreamnos fur.
Suddenly, she withdrew her head from the animal. "*More*
pets?!" El-Nay had muttered the magical words to get two
Squibs and a little human girl on the move. The petting
zoo was mystical and magical for Callista. She could pet
*all* the animals, which happened to include two
celebrities. "*Wow*!" She was staring at a large photo
of Doug the Dewback. "Imma petchu." Callista sounded
determined. "Uh...Uh...uh...*Choo*!" She sneezed as she
made her way towards the exhibit the Dewback had been
corralled off to. She watched, in jealousy, while
Ewwiekewwieikkie rode on its back. "Ooooh!! I wanna go
next! Me next! Me next!" She began to dance in place out
of over excitement. "Achoo!" She sneezed again.
Melickielickie was, as she always was, *last*. Her
little legs moved as quickly as she could to catch up.
She was easily distracted by the sights and smells of
the zoo. "Callie...!" She huffed and puffed outside of
the Dewback corral. She waved with both of her hands
towards her sister. "Hi! Ewwie! Hi!!!" Her yellow eyes
were wide. So far, she'd seen a real life rainbow
rancor, and now Doug the 'Dewwie', as she liked to call
it. "Nay-nay.." She said, looking towards El-Nay. "You
ride with me?"
"Oh no, Callista! Are you sick?!" El-Nay asked from
beneath her helmet, as she watched the little refugee
girl begin to sneeze. She watched as Ewwiekewwieikkie
got off the dewback and Callista was being helped on.
Suddenly she felt like everything was under control, but
that is when she saw Melickielickie had been left out.
"Yes. I'll ride with you," she said, as she reached down
and picked her up. Suddenly there was blue fur all over
her orange armor, but she did not mind. She held her up
so she could watch Callista go on her ride.
"Okay. Me done. You go," Ewwiekewwieikkie said to
Callista, as she ran over to see what was going on with
the bantha. "Oh. I have one of these at home," she told
the handler, as she circled about towards the ice cream
vendor. "I'll have my broken uncle," she ordered, her
way of ordering Deadbeat Dingleberry, named for Marcus
Rodney. After a few moments everything was figured out
and she had her ice cream, and another charge was placed
on Sierra's credit chit. "Om nom nom," she declared, as
she had no sense of how the credit chit worked, only
that whenever she handed it to someone they gave her
food. A very fair bargain indeed.
Callista rubbed her nose with her hand. "I'm not
sick!" She declined. Callista *never* wanted to leave
the zoo. She did feel really itchy. She began to scratch
at her face and arms during her dewback ride. "Achoooo!"
She sneezed loudly. No one was aware that Callista had a
allergy to choreamnos, and slowly she was beginning to
erupt with little, red bumps. "I'm so itchy!" She said
as she was lifted off of the dewback. The little girl
had barely paid attention to her ride.
"Weeeee!" Melickielickie suddenly gained several feet
when El-Nay picked her up. She felt like she could see
all across the zoo. "Nay-Nay. I wanna be tall like you!"
She proclaimed happily. The Squib was excited that she
wouldn't have to ride the dewback alone, and showed her
appreciation by licking the visor of El-Nay's helmet. "Thankies,
Nay-Nay!" Together, they were taken aboard the baby
dewback. It seemed to have a difficult time handling the
weight of El-Nay's armor. "So fun!" Melickielickie
proclaimed. "Faster! Faster! Weeeee!" From ontop of the
dewback, she spotted Ewwiekewwwieikkie eating ice cream.
"Awwww. I hungry too." She frowned.
El-Nay had heard stories of her ancestors riding
basilisks into battle and now here she was riding on a
miniature dewback with a Squib on her lap. "This is fast
enough," she told Ewwiekewwieikkie as they were led
around in a circle. But then she spied Callista and her
face was starting to really break out. Clearly she was
having an allergic reaction, and she needed to do
something quickly. Unfortunately, Doctors Tohan and
Bailo were on Delaya. "Girls. You read to go home?" she
asked, as Melickielickie's ride was finished. "Please
say 'yes'. Please say 'yes'," she muttered to herself
beneath her helmet.
"Hmm," Ewwiekewwieikkie muttered, as she began
spooning more and more of the Deadbeat Dingleberry into
her mouth. "Hmm," she said, as she brought her paw up to
her chin and began thinking about it. "No!" she
declared, as she stomped her foot on the ground. "Come
on," she said, as she took hold of Melickielickie and
Callista and began running towards the boat ride. "We
gonna see the fishies," she said, as she climbed aboard
the boat that would take them through the Aquarium. Poor
El-Nay could barely keep up and she did not notice what
was wrong with Callista.
No sooner had Melickielickie stepped off the back of
Doug was she dragged elsewhere. She tried to steal a
lick, or three, of Ewwiekewwieikkie's Deadbeat
Dingleberry ice cream on the way. "Fishies? Fishes are
cool!" She sat on the boat with her head hanging over
its edge. "Here fishy fishy." She sang, extending a paw
towards the water. As the boat began to move and
Melickielickie saw more water, the water reminded her
that she *really* needed to go potty. "Ohno!" She
squeaked, scurrying towards El-Nay. "Nay-Nay! Nay-Nay! I
gotta go potty!" The small Squib began to dance in front
of her, only it wasn't an excited dance.
Callista was seated on the boat looking worse and
worse. "I don't wanna pet animals anymore." She said.
Her nose felt stuffy and her face felt *weird*. However,
Callista was now significantly less mobile than before.
She stuck close to El-Nay so the Mandalorian no longer
had to chase her. "Ugh..." There was fur sticking to her
face from when she had gotten up close and personal with
the choreamnos. There would have been no way for her
mother or father to know she was allergic to such an
With Melickielickie in danger of leakieleaking El-Nay
began to panic, despite the safety afforded her by her
orange helmet. "We'll find a potty," she promised the
orphaned Squib when suddenly she took a look at Callista.
"Oh no," she declared, as she picked up Melickielickie
and carried her as fast as she could to the potty.
"Excuse me. Lady Sierra," she pleaded over the comm,
while she placed Melickielickie on the potty. "Is ... is
Callista allergic to anything?" she asked, as she
impatiently waited for the Squib to finish going to the
bathroom so she could get back to Callista. As soon as
this boat docked she was going to get them back to the
estate, one way or the other. As she waited for Sierra
to reply her heart was in her throat.
"I gotta go!!!!" Melickielickie added pressure to the
situation. The time was counting down. Luckily, El-Nay
was able to find a bathroom in time. "Thankies,
Nay-Nay." She said. She could still hear Callista's
sneezing from inside the bathroom. "Doug the Dewback was
so cool!" Melickielickie tried to hold an awkward
conversation from within the bathroom.
Sierra Rodney was seemingly *always* being
interrupted during bath time. No sooner had she
undressed and settled did her comm being to beep ...
from across the room. She cursed as she rose up from the
tub and made an uncomfortably cold sprint to grab her
comm in the guest bedroom. "El-Nay?" The question that
followed made her tense. "Uh, jogan fruit. I made jogan
fruit cake for her once. She swelled up and had red
bumps on her skin. Unless she's having a problem
breathing, you can go into my bathroom. In the first aid
kit, you'll find pink chewable tablets. Give her two.
They smell good, so, for the love of Germanicus, do
*not* let the Squibs eat them." Sierra instructed. "Is
she okay? I'll come home right now..."
El-Nay was on the verge of having a complete and
utter breakdown as she conversed with Sierra over the
comm. "Jogan fruit ... no, I didn't give her any jogan
fruit," she said, as she brought up her hand to the back
of her neck. "No! Don't come home!" she said in a panic,
as she closed her eyes and lowered her head. She
regretted ever contacting her ... she had only made
herself look more incompetent. "I'll get her the
medicine," she promised, before terminating the comm and
moving Melickielickie from the refresher to Callista. "Callista,
we are going home to get you medicine from your Auntie
Sierra," she said to Callista, before she looked around
for Ewwiekewwieikkie. "Oh. Where is she now?" she asked
herself, as she placed both of her hands on her hips.
Ewwiekewwieikkie had gone to the front of the boat,
where she had climbed up to look at the creatures
swimming in front of the ship. The sun was setting over
the mountains where he estate was and the zoo would soon
be closing, which meant the ship was coming into port.
Excitedly she outstretched her arms and cheered. "I'm
the King of the Squibs!" she screamed, at the top of her
lungs, as she was the happiest she ever remembered
being. This had been a good trip to the zoo and she had
arranged it all by herself without her parents. She was
very proud of herself and hoped they would be too, as
she was completely oblivious to everything that had gone