"Achoo!" The young froggirl spout off. An older fox-woman apply a damp cloth on her head before an other sneeze pull her attention to her young patient again. With a mixture of a rigid and a merciful eye she says: "Well, that's what comes of it!" she paused "First swimming in the lake and then sleep in a tree without towel you down properly. Most people would have got more then just a common cold by stuff like that." Silvana takes a thermometer and put in in Taminas mouth. "Keep it in. Or I will put it somewhere else!" She keep up with a strict voice. "And drink three cups of the tea I gave you per day. No matter how bitter it taste!" She take a deep breath and continued in a much milder voice. "Please take more care of you in future. You are still to young to lie on bet all day just for such a foolishness." Silvana turns back to Tamina and the thermometer as a quick light of a photoflash illuminate the room. A orange haired froggirl stands with a camera right in the door. Quite upset the silverfox scold at the unexpectet visitor: "Young girl. This is a sickbay and not a photographic studio. Your little friend needs rest and brash trespassers!" With a sheepishly view Kalila replys. "Sorry Ma'am. I heard tham Tam got sick, so I throught I come oven I cheer her up with som pictures I had made." Tamina smiled at her new visitor, still the thermometer in her mouth. As quickly as possible Silvana takes the measuring device out of her mouth and checks the temperatur. "Slightly increased . But nothing critical. Ok you can stay for a while. But please stop such foolish behavior." "Hey Kalila." Tamina says as her firend gets closer. Silvana apply her attention to go and leave the both froggies alone as Kalia turns to her, slighty pulling on her robe. "Um Ma'am" she says with a shy grin "I heard that.. I mean the guy I come here with says that.. I mean he says you are a great herb woman.. " Kalia shakes her head to order her mind. "What I want to say is, I want to make a sleepover here. To cheer up Tam and so.. So I throught.." She looks at Silvana with big eyes "Do you have a herb I can take so I don't get sick too?" Silvana looks a bit shocked. With a slight shock she refuse. "No, no and no way! I sayd no foolish behavior. And that is definitely one of them. You can stay for some houre and then you go straight back home!" Full upset she attempt to leve the room just to get jumped by an other visitor. "Aunt Silva!" An other orange haired froggirl just jumbd right on her giving her a great big hug. "Oh please, please, please, please, please." Rena repeaded befor the foxwomen get a chance to speak."Please Ma'am." Kalila join in, looking with big whide eyes. Exhausted Silvana set down the cheerful froggirl rummage around in her pocked just to pull out some leaves. "Ok" she groan "Just chew them well before you slug them down down. And for goodness' sake, take care of you. The herbs will lower the chace to get sick but them wont make you immune. So please take care and dont do anything stubit." She leaves the room, shaking her heat an mumble: "Kids in this day and age.."
In the meantime the rest of the family and a unexpetet visitor had assembles. The uncommon catlike creature was talking with the paterfamilias as Silvana challenge him from behind. "You!" "Hey Silv." Harlekign respond but get interrupted by the angry fox. "Stop calling my like this" she vent her anger on him. "It was your idea right? Bringig the girls to a sleepover! Dit you even think about what you canbring about? You realy are far beyond reclaim!" Harlekign listen to her with a smile till the fury women calms down a bit. "Sorry Silva but I'm guiltless as charged. The girls are old enough to come up with such ideas on there own. They don't need me to put a bee in theyr bonnet. That only work with younger one. Or older based on who ya ask." Silva sit down at the table shaking her head. Then she turn to the lizzard woman and hands over some herbs. "I have prepared everything you need. Make a tea of this one three times per day and if she get fever, some of this one too." She gives Carry some more leaves. In the meantime Harleking whispers somethign to Manic and the blackwinged demon goes over to take a bottle with a blue liquide of his bar. "And I put in some more just for the case.." Silvana still explained to Carry as Manic put a glass next to her and pour out some of the liquit into it. Confussed the fox looked up to him before she swollows the liqueur down. "Puh. I guess that's what I needed." she says as Manic fills some other glasses for the rest. Only Harleking refuses one. "Sorry I never drink alcohol" he respond. Siting down her glass Silvana stands up and gear up for leaving, cause causes the cheshire cat to ask "Should I bring ya home Silva?" The fox reject "No please don't. I still had enough stress for today. I will find back on my own." As quickly as possible she leves the house, before her acquaintance had the chance to make up his mind.
Harleking shrug his shoulders after Silvana leves the house. "Silva realy takes things to serious. I mean they are still kids after all. They will find out what's right or wrong on ther own." He wents to the family. "Sorry if our arrival causes to much trouble, but I guess if I bring the kids here it would be safer for all." He sit down the table as a changeling came down the stairs greeding him with a hug. "Hey. I didn't know you visit us too?" "Hey Zelda" he answert, gemtly stroke her visibly bulge. "Having fun the last days?" Zelda sticks out her tongue and says "I still saw Kalila and Rena in Tams room, preparing for theyr sleepover. Say do you also plan to stay?" Harleking attach a smile ans says. "Well. Honestly I don't plan to drive a huge flying engine without my only mechanic on bord. But I guess we shoul ask yer.." "Ok" Zelda interrupt. "I will prepare a room for you." With that words she engulf Manic in a hug. "Ok dad?" Surpriced manic just nod and zelda gives him a kiss on his cheeks. "You are the best" she says and disapperes back upstairs. Carry giggles and Manic looks thrusting at his new guest. "That means this monstrosity don't dasappere from our lake soon?" he pointest out of the window to a huge ship in the water next to the house. "Oh if it perturbs I still can move it off." Harleking says. "Just give me a minute. He stand up and leves the house. Short after many light ans flashes aperes and the howling of a hound (od something like that) was hearable. Then light and flashes stopes, the howling becomes a whimper and Harleking reappears with a toy-variant of his ship. "Take care, the telsa-coils still work." he laught and smile as he lay it on a shelfe. "How?" Manic looks out the window and back to the toyship. "Ya realy want to know?" The cheshire cat ask. Shaking his head Manic fills his glass an other time and respond "Maybe an other time. So now you will stay a while, how abou a cardgame?" "I'm in." Carry says. "Well why not." her guest agree. They already played some rounds as Zelda reappears in the living room. "Hey. Can I join after this round?" she went over Harlekings shoulder to get a look over the cardtable. "What did you play for? Make any bets?" Harleking laughts and says "Well the only thing I could gamble about is my cargo. Have a small barrel with frash ambergris on board. Should bring some dough if ya know where to sell. But what could I get in return?" Not to serious about his offer he still laught as Zelda whisters in his ear. "Well I guess that can I let cound. OK I'm in. Who's turn is it?" Carry lays her cards on tha table. "I have two pair" she says. "I have a full house" Manic brings in respond. "Guess I only have two pair too" Harleking says before he slowly brigns up a smile. "Lucky for me it seems to be two pair of fours." With a grin he lays his cards on the table to compleat the "Four Of A Kind". "Guess I can keep my cargo this time." he laught. "What have you two contrived as prize for your win?" Manic asked a lil' bit worried as Zelda gives Harleking a deep kiss. "Here you have." she says before she sticks out her toghue to her her father. Manic reakts relieved ans says "Ok you can play with us too. But please no bets anymore. We just play for love. All right?" "I wouldn't play for anything else. You know me." Zelda response with a sassy grin as she sit herself between her parents.
-in the meantime-
"Hey see thin Tam!" Kalila sitting next to the sick froggirl showing her some of her newes pics. "This one I have take after our last meeting in the forest. I have looked all over to serce for some of the plants that Renas aunty showed us." "Hey show me too." Rena shout out, huging the young photographer so forcefull that both land on Taminas bed. "Hey take care you two." she smiled. "If you aren't carefull and catch a cold too, Renas aunt put us all in one-bed rooms and lock the door. And then we have to communicate via rap wich each other." All three laughty about this throught. Tamina continue "Say Rena. Ist Silva realy your aunt?" Rena stands up from the bed and shake her head. "No. She's just a friend of the captain. But she's alway so nice and try to teach me a lot of things." She makes a big smile. "She know so much about all this plants I never seen before. It's always nice to hang out with her." Kalila stands up too and collect her fotos back together as the door opend and Zelde looks into the room. "Everything fine girls? Need something?" the froggirls shake theyr heads. "Ok. Then I goes down to the living room. Till later. And don't do naughty stuff as long you are alone. At least not before tonight." Zelda leave the room with a giggle and Tamina pulls her bedsheet over her face to hide her shame. "Sis, sometimes you'r embarrassing." she whisper into her sheets. "Oh I like her" Rena says. "She's realy nice. And know a lot of tricks too." Rena giggle and Tamina hiding unter her sheet way more, knowing exactly what this words mean. "Should we invide her to our sleepover Tam?" Kalila ask a lil' bit confussed. Tamina shakes her head again. "I guess she would have invider herself already if she realy want to." she sneeze "Sorry I'm afraid I have get some dust in my nose. Why you don't finish your bedrolls while I drink my tea?" The two froggies roll up some mattresses and Tamina drinks from her medicine, shaking her head after every second swallow. "that stuff taste terrible." she note, setting her cup back to the table. "Maybe you parents can give you some sugar so it don't is that bitter anymore?" Tamina shrug her shoulders. "I will ask them later. Hey Kali, do you still have some photos?" Rena hops on the bed. "Yeh show us!" gleefully all three watching photos for the next hours.