After a lot of searching we managed to find the same spot that I found the locket in. And when we finally found it, in strolled my Dad! But something wasn’t right. He seemed confused. He thought I was still a kitten and didn’t seem to notice how bad everything around him was. It was like he was completely ignoring the trauma….huh…do I do that? I finally convinced him to take us to see mom. He said she wasn’t feeling well so I thought maybe the Abbott could take a look at her.
Dad lead us back to my old home. There was buildings falling down everywhere and we had to climb over some rubble to get to my childhood apartment. Mom was there but I could see right through her. Dad didn’t even seem to noticed. We tried talking to her but she just kept going about “making dinner” as if no one was there. I pulled the locket out I was wearing and Dad immediately got excited that I had found it. I gave it back to him and as soon as he put it on Mom started to pay attention to him and answering him, but she still didn’t notice me. We figured I needed to find something from my childhood that connected me to my mom. We started searching the house and found a few things but nothing that seemed to do the trick. That’s when I remembered my stuffed Dire Rat Patches. It was my favourite toy growing up.
We started searching for it in the other areas of the apartment building. This became very difficult as there were these creepy shadow monsters that attacked us from several of the rooms. And Thomas went absolutely bonkers and started attacking Abbott Cooper! And laughing! It was very unnerving. The Abbott was beside himself and we all tried to knock Thomas out without hurting him. He was clearly possessed by something evil. Cyrus was starting to lose his cool and really hurting Thomas but we were able to knock Thomas unconscious before any damage was done. The demon was expelled and finally we were able to continue our search.
We ended up outside of the building when we heard this voice from inside a different building calling for help. It was someone who was trapped inside by the collapsed buildings. It didn’t make much sense that someone could survive that long but we tried moving the rocks anyways. Iryani turned into a cloud in slipped inside to check it out. She wasn’t in there very long when she came flying back out and told us to put all the rocks back. I guess she didn’t find something very nice in there.
After searching many different apartments I managed to find Patches. We headed back up to my Mom and Dad and it worked! Mom recognized me. I only had a chance to say a few words and tell her that I loved her before she faded away. When she was gone it was like a cloud lifted from my Dad’s head and he suddenly recognized what was going on around him. I’m sad that my Mom is gone, but Dad is still here and now he can come home with us!
We started heading back to the wall but first my Dad needed to pick a few things up from the apartment he was staying. That’s when I started to hear something calling….it was the red-handed man! I almost forgot! I need to get my sword back…it is on buddy! Grrrr!