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Subject: OK, repost with some corrections!! THIS ONE IS THE ONE THAT COUNTS :)

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Date Posted: 08:29:13 09/09/03 Tue
Author Host/IP: 66-50-94-86.prtc.net/
In reply to: Tamith 's message, "Back Downstairs..." on 20:51:16 09/08/03 Mon

Tamith took a sip of her warm mug as she listen to the two gentlemen sitting across from her. The Chandaran Speaker was discussing the dolphinbacks and their lucky arrival because of the severity of the storm that had just passed, a storm who’s last tendrils still raged above Dinotopian skies. Movement coming from the staircase caught her eye. Recognition dawned on her and she gasped.

“LiquidFire!” she called at the Utharaptor now making her way down the stairs after. Upon seeing the human youth, LiquidFire altered her direction in order to greet the girl.

“Breath Deep,” she said.

“Seek Peace!” Tamith replied happily. “What brings you to Chandara? I haven’t seen you since our unexpected meeting in your Clan’s grounds.”

LiquidFire made a face and Tamith wasn’t sure if she was grinning at the memory or looking at it with regret. “Yes, it’s been a while. And I’m here right now to assist the local healers in what I can with the wounded from the storm.”

“Oh!” Tamith exclaimed, “Then you’re the one upstairs with-”

“You’re companion, yes, sadly that’s me,” LiquidFire responded. “He isn’t the easiest patient I’ve had and honestly, I’ve seen better behave hatchlings!”

Tamith grinned sheepishly. “Yeah… Dylan isn’t very fond of healers…But before I forget,” she said turning towards the other occupants of the table, “This is Gareth, he aided us with the dolphinbacks, and this is the Chandaran Speaker,” she finished pointing at the Deinonychus.

Liquidfire nodded her greetings then turned to the empty water bowl in her hands. “I better go get some more of this to finish disinfecting his wounds and if he spills it again, I swear I’ll spill the contents of a cauldron over his head!”

The rest of the table laughed.

“Is he really giving you that a hard time?” Gareth asked curiously. “He seemed in no shape to complain, let alone cause mayor damage.”

“Oh, you’d be surprised what Dylan can do when he sets his mind to it!” Tamith said smiling.

“I can testify to that,” Liquidfire agreed with a toothy grin.

“Would you like our help?” Gareth offered.

Tamith laughed. “I’m positive he’ll behave if we’re both there to witness is tantrums.”

Liquidfire nodded. “Please! I’ll go fetch some more water, you two can keep him busy for a bit.”

The two humans excused themselves from the Speaker and followed Liquidfire to the kitchens. Once they had all the necessary items, they went back up the stairs to the room Dylan was staying in. Tamith knocked on the door and called to her friend, but to her surprise, no one responded. After several attempts with similar results, they opened the door and stared into the room. Everything was as LiquidFire had left it except for an opened window from which the light rain now poured into the room and no Dylan.

“He’s… gone??” LiquidFire said puzzled.

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Date Posted: 23:49:23 09/09/03 Tue
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She put the bowl of water on the wooden nightstand in the corner of the inn-room then walked to the window. In the distance she could vaguely see the contours of large buildings but the rain blocked the activity of people on the streets from view. Not that anyone who hadn’t very urgent business would be out in this weather of course.
Nothing was to be seen down on the pavement either. Dylan wasn’t the kind of person who would jump from windows, he must have climbed down somehow. But if he did, he had done so in a very original way since the outer wall seemed too smooth for a human to find hand and foot-holds in and the classical if not slihtly chliche ‘rope’ of bedsheets tied to the window and waving in the wind wasn’t there either.
A few monets later the innkeeper had been warned and the Inn searched, which resulted in the turning up of the inn keeper’s wife’s long lost favourite left earring, but no Dylan. This was worrysome. She wondered if she shouldn’t send her pterosaurian city-guide to warn the authorities or at least the hospital. “Any ideas as to what place in Chandara he wants to visit badly enough to climb out of windows?” she asked Tamith in her own language since she still didn’t master basic Dinotopian too well and Tamith’s knowledge of raptor-dialects had increased greatly since a close encounter in the basin.
By now everyone in Inn was staring at the strange little group with amusement, curiosity or concern.

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Date Posted: 04:07:01 09/10/03 Wed
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Tamith stared blankly out the window in the inn lobby as she considered LiquidFire’s question. Little water droplets where tapping on the window surface in an almost musical fashion and for a moment, she just stared at them totally at a loss for words.

“Oh no,” she muttered. “He wouldn’t…”

“Would what?” the Utharaptor asked her slightly puzzled as the human girl rose from her seat in an almost dreamlike state.

Without giving any explanations, Tamith crossed the lobby and walked out the front door of the inn. LiquidFire gapped after the girl and in a swift movement was after her as well. When she caught up to Tamith, she was sprinting down the city alleys.

“He has to be there…” she muttered. “Where else would he go?”

“Go where??” LiquidFire insisted, still totally lost.

The final alley opened up into the sandy coast of the Bay and only then did Tamith slow down. Panting for breath, she scanned her surroundings.

“Here?” LiquidFire said incredulously. “What kind of idiot comes to the bay when it’s raining outside? Not to mention he was wounded and…” she stopped short and looked in the direction Tamith was pointing, still too breathless for words. Her jaw fell open. Sitting some twenty meters from them, starring peacefully out into the bay was Dylan. For a minute, she just starred speechless and truly pondering the workings of the male human’s brain, because for the life of her she could not figure it out.

Dylan seemed to notice their presence because he turned in their direction and with a giant grin waved them towards him. Tamith was already half of the way there and she wasted no time catching up to her.

“YOU LITTLE IDIOT OF A MAMMAL!” LiquidFire exclaimed. “What were you thinking?” He wonder and confusion increased further when she saw that Dylan was completely wet. It almost looked as if he had decided to jump in the Bay for a swim.

“I….umm… fancied a swim,” he said sheepishly confirming her ludicrous theory. She simply gapped at him. He had decided to go for a swim in the middle of a storm… that was beyond rash, even by human standards. She looked at Tamith incredulously but strangely, the human girl didn’t look surprised at all.

“You!” Tamith said hugging her friend. “You had us worried sick! You should have told me you’d be here! Half the inn is looking for you, you little sneak!”

“I’m sorry,” Dylan said smiling at her. “I just didn’t want to risk going through her again.” At this he motioned with his head at LiquidFire, who was standing there totally at a loss for words.

“Well…” she said finally reacting. “You didn’t want to spend a night in a hospital, now you’re gonna have to! Swimming in this weather!! And you were wounded, irresponsible! What were you thinking!! Let me look at those again.”

Dylan tried to move away from the healer’s grasp, but he was in the middle of both his friends so he couldn’t squirm away. LiquidFire was muttering something about a loss of perfectly good bandages as she undid to wet and useless ones he was wearing around his head to inspect the wound further. If she had been confused before, what she discovered made her jump backwards. The deep wound he had had that had been freely bleeding but hours before was gone. In fact, there wasn’t any trace of it ever being there at all. She blinked a few times then got a grip of him again and searched for the multiple cuts he had on his arms and chest. They were gone too.

“What the…” Liquidfire muttered. “How did…”

“Well….” Dylan stuttered. “Good job to you, doctor, I’m all better now!”

“Nuh uh!” LiquidFire exclaimed suddenly. “Not like that you aren’t!”

Tamith just sported a big grin on her face. The severity of the situation didn’t seem to stun her at all. She sat back allowing her friend some room to stand up.

“So you guys finally found him.”

The three of them turned around to see Gareth walking towards them. He must have seen the two girls walk out of the inn and followed.

“YES!” the healer Utharaptor exclaimed. “He.. he… I don’t know! But something’s not right here!”

Dylan ignored the debate that was surely going to start roaring at his back soon and walked back towards the semi stormy waters.

“Where are you going?” Tamith asked him walking to catch up.

“I’m gonna wash the sand off,” he told her. “Obviously I’ll be expected back at the inn now with evil healer pouring in with concerns for my health.” Tamith caught the slight hint of sarcasm and laughed. Dylan grinned back and walked into the foamy waters.

“How can you do that?” Tamith asked. “It must be freezing in there!”

“Naw, it’s quite warm actually,” Dylan replied after ducking under the waves ones. “The wind is what makes you feel cold.”

He was waist deep in water before turning to exit. He was almost out when he felt himself grow cold. Dylan narrowed his eyes and winced at the pain that suddenly ripped his insides. Before he knew it, he was on his knees gasping at the sudden pain and his vision blurred. He shut his eyes closed and when he opened them, he notice that he was surrounded in blood. He looked back towards shore, but Tamith was nowhere to be found. All he could see where blurry images of people in motion. All he knew was that someone somewhere was dying.


Tamith voice broke through the dreamlike state he had been in. He opened her eyes and saw her worried face above his.

“He’s coming about,” another voice said.

“Irresponsible! Straight to sick bay for you!” the third one exclaimed.

“I’m alright…” he muttered sitting up. He looked around him and was surprised not to find the blood he had seen seconds before. He thought about what he had seen before turning to the people around him.

“We gotta go now,” he stated seriously.

“You bet we do!” LiquidFire said snapped.

“No you don’t understand,” Dylan said turning towards Tamith who had suddenly gone very pale, “They’re dying, all of them.”

“Who’s dying?” Gareth asked.

“The dolphinbacks,” he replied quietly. “They’re all going to die.”

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Date Posted: 10:25:22 09/10/03 Wed
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Back at LiquidFire’s clan, seers never spoke in such a to the point manner, often saying things in cryptical ways then leaving the clanmembers to figure it all out. Altough often appearing mentally disturbed, the seers were always right when figured out correctly, Wether this had to do with the quality of their predictions or more with the random ways in which their words could be interpreted she was never sure. Apparently the human was a seer now, one who could heal himself even altough she had never heard of anything like that, there was no denying his smooth undamaged skin. “You’re going to put me out of a job there, but if you insist someone is in danger, we’ll get back to the city and pull a resque mission together. Please?” She hoped the stubborn human would be wise for once and actually get along. "Besides, the city can send out faster resque parties then humans, you are, forgive me the term, a bit slow." They pulled Dylan to his feet but the soaked boy principally didn't seem to be about to agree with something evil like a healer.

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