Valerie finished decorating the table for dinner. She couldn't help but wonder how Ruby was doing with Miles.
She straightened out the doiley and looked back towards the kitchen. She could smell the fried rice from the living room.
Valerie went towards the kitchen and smiled at her dish. She looked around. This will be the first time I've been able to cook something in peace since I got here, thought Valerie.
The snow leopard got the dinner ready for everyone. Josie came running in and said with a cheerful smile, "Dinner smells divine!"
"Thank you, Josie. Where's Peter?" Valerie said putting the wok in the sink.
"He's in the guest room putting away his fresh laundry," Josie said.
Valerie nodded. "Can you tell him to come down for dinner?"
Josie nodded. The South Chinese Tiger ran out of the kitchen and dashed up the staircase. She stopped midway. "Where's Ruby?"
Valerie smiled at the thought. "She's with Miles," she said happily.
"Who's Miles?" Josie asked.
Valerie shot her a look. "You've forgotten already?"
Josie blinked. "Oh yes. Sorry," she said running up the steps. She knocked on Peter's door and told him to come down for dinner.
Peter looked for Ruby as well. "Where's that little trouble maker?" he asked.
"She is with her crush Miles. He came over today and said that he was perfectly fine with that article in Josie's newspaper. Then, apparently the two went off together," Valerie said.
Peter knew she couldn't hide the smile on her face. "Well that's nice to hear that Ruby is happy."
"Don't you think we should go look for her?" Josie asked.
"I don't know," Valerie said bringing the plates out to the table. "Maybe they're eating together."
"I think we should go and get her," said Peter.
"Well I don't want to ruin her fun if she is enjoying herself with Miles," said Valerie.
"And what if she's not?" asked Josie.
Valerie sighed. "Alright, I'll go out. You stay here, I'll go and find her," she said reluctantly.
"Wait," Josie said, stopping the female snow leopard.
She looked at her friend. "What is it?"
"What did Miles look like?" Josie asked exictedly.
"Well he was a green crocodile with shiny, metal armor and black eyes. He had a black sash by his waist and he had flowers in his hands for Ruby as well," said Valerie.
Josie and Peter cocked their heads. "A crocodile?" they asked curiously.
"What? Some foxes can have crushes on crocodiles, right?" Valerie said.
"No foxes that I've ever heard of," said Josie.
"Nevermind that, just go look for her," said Peter, getting impatient.
"Alright, alright," Valerie told him leaving the mansion.
Valerie wondered where to look first. She thought that maybe he would be at his house. I'll just ask someone in the city where Miles lives, she thought to herself.