Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Wabbit gets Unfortunate News

"I brought here you to the Museum, because I have news," said Lapinette. The Wabbit looked at Lapinette's face. He could tell it wasn't good news and he felt a shiver go through his fur. "We had a message from Monty about the Free Wabbits of Turin and the base camp," said Lapinette. The Wabbit waited with a sinking heart. "There was terrible disease," said Lapinette. "No one could stop it. Our allies rescued a few of our number but the rest have perished." The Wabbit put his paws across his eyes and his head sank as he suppressed a sob. There was an awful silence. "What about my friend Franco? Franco Contadino?" asked the Wabbit, with a trembling voice. Lapinette shook her head. "We think he's gone." The Wabbit suddenly turned and kicked the Egyptian statue and the whole building shook with his anger and pain. The Wabbit kicked the statue again and again and he did not stop until he felt the light touch of Lapinette's paw on his shoulder. "He's not dead, he's Missing in Action," shouted the Wabbit frantically. "You must speak with Unut, the Wabbit Goddess," said Lapinette softly. "Why me?" asked the Wabbit. "Because you're the only one that can," said Lapinette. The Wabbit looked at the Egypt Museum and he felt a pull that he recognised from some time before. "Be seeing you," said the Wabbit as he slid towards the entrance. "Go," said Lapinette. And the Wabbit hunched and jumped and plunged head first into the dark basement of the Goddesses.