My Exploding Cat

Just stories and drawings really, no actual fissile felines.

Chapter 20

Finally, Nicolas asked the question that everyone had on their mind.
He asked it too late, however. He asked it at night, when no one could hear him, and it wasn’t that effective – he didn’t get an answer, of course.
But he still wondered. Why did Lila say we needed to stay nine days? It couldn’t have been because of the dreams. He hadn’t had one, and it had been six days already.
He didn’t take into consideration that that may be exactly why they were still there. It wasn’t, however. The orbs (except Hazel) weren’t going to have dreams, because their owners would handle that.
Nicolas didn’t go to sleep at all that night. He just didn’t. There was a certain aura around the village and he had to stay awake. With an aura like this, the dreamworld of the island was dangerous. Everyone knew that. But knowing that and not using the knowledge didn’t do anything. Nicolas woke everyone up so that no one would be in danger, but everyone ignored him and went back to sleep.
In the morning, Lila woke up, thankfully, at her normal hour. She felt completely normal and fixed everyone breakfast. Everyone ate, and Nikki was putting the paper plates into a garbage bag (thank you, Maya) and then they played kick-ball, because they had plenty of food, no goofy quests, and nothing else to do but enjoy the island. Then Lila turned to her cabin for a nap –
Lila stopped. Everything about her stopped, even her breathing and pulse. She stood there. Everyone rushed in front of her. Her normally turquoise eyes faded to gray, then flashed red, and she started breathing again, but she had a shadow.
Leo knew that Lila emitted light like nothing else. It was impossible for her to have a shadow, he knew, because a shadow meant…
…that she’d stopped emitting light.

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