Sorry guys. I'm almost al caught up to the current chapter.
"So, your family is the same family that came here earlier?" asked the sheep.
Ruby nodded. "Yes, they're my family. I miss them so much."
"They're all the way from Gongmen City. It's a long journey from here to there. A couple of hours it is, I believe," she commented, pouring more tea for herself.
Ruby just continued to sip her tea. Her mother always told them to drink tea when they got angry. She said that it would help them relax a little bit. She especially told Zenghui to drink tea. She probably doesn't want him all hyper like me, she thought with a smile.
The sheep, Carol, then asked, "Do you like to travel?"
Ruby looked at her and nodded. "I like to travel around with my brother, Zenghui. He takes me to different places he wants to explore," said Ruby.
"I know how you could get back to your family," said Carol.
Ruby's green eyes widened slightly, "You do? But I thought the only way back was..."
Carol cut her off. "The boat."
"The boat? What do you mean the boat?" Ruby asked. Then she remembered that there were docks in Gongmen City. There could be docks here in this city as well.
Carol continued on. She gestured down the street from where Ruby had first hid. "Down the hill past a lot of shops. There should still be workers down at the docks. You just tell them about the situation you're in and I'm sure they'll understand and give you one of the boats."
Ruby stood up and gave a bow to the sheep fist-to-palm style. "Thank you so very much, Miss Carol. Words can't express my gratitude," she said smiling.
Carol just placed her white and jade green tea cup on the table as well. "You're welcome dear. Why don't you go and run to the docks before it gets too late?"
She hugged the goat and ended up lifting her up off the floor. "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
The squeezing got tighter and tighter and soon started to hurt. "Please, Miss Ruby. Put me down! I can't breathe."
Ruby immediately placed her down and took a step back. "I'm so sorry, Carol. And thank you once again for the information."
"You're welcome, Ruby."
The fox opened up the door and looked around. Ruby didn't spot Cheren or any other bandits. She tip-toed out of the small and comfortable hotel. She listened for any kind of suspicious sound close by. After awhile, she quickened her pace.
Still no suspicious sounds. She went faster. She soon found herself racing through the streets behind houses. While running on all fours, she glanced up and looked at the black tile pagodas. She hopped on a few crates that were stacked to climb up onto the roofs.
She started to get carried away and began jumping from house top to house top. She approached the shops and saw that they only had tarps on top of their stands. So jumping onto them wasn't an option for her.
She jumped down from the rooftops and stood with her back against the wall. She looked around the corner, realizing what she just did was careless. She waited in the dark for any sounds. Any slight movements that would indicate someone was close by. Nothing.
She began moving slowly, her back still towards the wall and her green eyes looking everywhere. She wanted to be very cautious. The last thing she wanted was to be captured and the slightest mistake would lead to that. Why do I get so caught up in running?, she asked herself in her mind.