|Secrets Of A Stranger
|Part 1 -- The Arrival
“Are you okay? Is there anything I can get for you?” Jennyanydots asked as she placed a fresh washcloth onto the forehead of the young queen’s head. Her eyes were just beginning to open and she could just make out the silhouette of someone sitting on the side of the bed. “It looks like she’s starting to wake up now,” announced Jenny to the small group.
“But where did she come from?” asked Skimbleshanks as he took the bowl from Jenny’s hand.
“According to Mistoffeless and Tumblebrutus ‘out of nowhere’,” spoke Munkustrap in a very puzzling matter.
Skimble shook his head and said in a matter-of-fact tone, “People, and especially cats, do not just appear ‘out of nowhere’.”
“What?” came a soft voice.
“Take it slowly now,” soothed Jenny as the silver and blue queen began to stir.
“Who appeared out of nowhere?”
“Here you are Jenny.”
“Thank you Jellylorum.”
Being a mother Jennyanydots knew that the young queen must have something to eat if she were ever going to get her strength back. “Now that you are awake you should have something to eat,” Jenny began.
Sitting straight up in bed now the new queen began to look around the room at the unfamiliar faces. “Who are you? And where am I?”
“You are in the Jellicle Junkyard and I am old Deuteronomy,” he said with a slight bow, “this is my oldest son Munkustrap.” Munkustrap nodded.
“I am Jennyanydots and this is my husband Skimbleshanks and my sister Jellylorum,” she said as they each nodded their head with a friendly greeting. “Now that you know all of us we would like to know who you are and where you are from.”
“I’m Tigress from the planet Ha.”
Everyone looked at each other questionably but only Jellylourum spoke, “How did you get here my dear and why do you look Jellicle?”
“We are the Jellicle Tribe on Earth Tigress, what tribe do you come from?” informed Munkustrap.
A look of joy, fear and questions washed over Tigress’ face as she answered Munkustrap’s question, “I am Jellicle.”
|Page 2 // Secrets Index // Tigress Index
Story Index // Home