"Did you know, or have you ever met, the Liepard that attacked you tonight?"
Echo was staring at Locke critically.
Locke was still dazed and somewhat mesmerized by the talking box.
"Is there someone in there? How did they get so small?..." he said, slowly and quietly.
The Gible stared at the thing in the Weaviles' hands with curiosity.
Locke glanced at the Dratini, who was still awaiting a response.
"Huh? A...Leee-pard?" He tilted his head as he tried to think back on what happened, but Cairos' voice interrupted his thoughts.
"...You know her? Wait..." The Flygons' antennae twitched as he looked down at Locke.
"Was... was that the little kitty that..." his voice trailed off as dread fell over his face.
Lockes' eyes grew wide as he shuddered loudly.
"...You mean...Jackie...? But...we...w-w-we saw her..." The young Gibles' eyes started to get watery and his voice cracked as he tried to hold back the horrible sights of Jackie getting eaten.
He shook his head violently.
"No! Nono, it can't be her! I won't believe it!" Locke cried, tears flowing freely now down his face.
He let out a loud whimper as he stormed out of the outpost through the hole he had made earlier in the wall. On feeling soft earth under his feet, he dug straight down a foot. The closeness and quiet of the earth always made him feel better.
This time though, the dirt around him gave him no comfort. He hugged himself as his tears dropped onto his nubby legs.
He saw the giant blue dragon tossing itself onto land and gobbling up his friend, blood spraying everywhere, with nothing but purple tufts of fur left between its' teeth to show that she ever existed.
What happened up there?...
He looked up towards the surface, watching the moonlight spill into the top of the hole, trying to figure out what he did to make Cairo angry.
He held his head with his claws as he tried to focus.
He saw small flashes of a large purple feline, leaping towards him, and vague blurry images of long dark hallways...
"What...what happened..." Locke sighed as he fiddled with the soothe bell tied to his wrist.
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