"How about a good 'ol fashion ball game?" asked Alfie, coming down the lift with the toy ball in his hands.
"Oh! Or a spin of the top?" Acacia added,as the whirling device danced at her feet.
"You both are being very kind, but I really need a different toy right now. You see, when I was a hatchling, my parents gave to me a Kenny doll."
"A KENNY doll?" asked Acacia and Alfie confused.
"Yes, hes a short fellow covered completely in orange felt, with only his eyes peeking out of an opening in the top". explained Primrose "Anyway, when they gave it to me, it was the last time I ever saw them. Its always made me feel secure."
Alfie and Acacia nodded, and felt very sad for Primrose. They looked at one another for a minute, and Alfie said "Primrose?"
Primrose replied solemly "Yes?"
"We don't have a Kenny doll, but we have a teddy bear that belonged to one of our dead children. We'd be honored if you'd have it."
Alfie walked slowly over to Primrose's side, and handed her a tattered teddy bear, and a tear came from Prim's eye. She hugged it close to her heart, where it hurt most.
"Oh thank you, thank you so much." Primrose cried.
Picking up the sunshine gold lemon, Primrose crunched into it, and flinched for a minute as its sourness made her lips pucker. She shook it off and continued picking various plants and herbs. Alfie and Acacia had said, it might be possible to survive the storm if she kept inside the hatchery. All she needed to do was gather nessecities. She wondered where the Hand was, wasn't he even going to come see how she was doing?
The teddy bear that had been given to her sat atop the pile of carrots, lemons and herbs she carried. With a proud smile on her face, Primrose took this to Alfie and Acacia.
"Primrose" asked Acacia. "Did you notice that black thing in the sky?"
To be continued....