Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A Beluga's Song: Chapter 4: Oh, No!
The next morning, Glimmernose isn’t at breakfast. Glowhump decides to go check on her. Glimmernose is usually a late sleeper, so she’s not too worried. She knocks on the door. No answer. She calls in “Glimmernose, breakfast!” No answer. She opens the door, and walks in. A muffled moan comes from under the covers. “What is it, a nightmare?” Glowhump asks, pulling back the covers. She gasps. Glimmernose’s cheeks are rosy red, and her temperature is way above normal. How could she have caught it? Had a friend been secretly coming to see her? She raced downstairs to alert her parents. The next day, Glimmernose is rushed to the hospital. The doctor groans, but lets them in. Glimmernose confesses to having been sneaking out the window at night to visit Shimmerfin before she got sick and was taken to the hospital. Glowhump now wishes more than ever that they would find a cure, and that night, safe in bed, she makes a decision. If the doctors themselves can’t cure her sister, then she will do it herself!