Leafy laughed, feeling bad for her disappointment but finding her silliness rather funny. Pets could sometimes act very silly and Leafy found it hard to remember that they weren't always as smart as her. Of course, she did own some creatures that were rather intelligent. Tat-Lung were intelligent as were numerous halfbreeds she had. But she shouldn't really expect much in the way of intelligence from an Orbaru cross. Orbaru weren't exactly known for their intelligence after all.
"Wait, I think I found something!" she declared.
The area that she had knocked on sounded a bit different to the rest of the wall. It sounded almost metallic, as though there was a secret hatch hidden behind it. That very well could actually be the case.
"Lotus, I need you to join me." She motioned for the halfbreed to approach. Lotus was still chewing on the ball, but she was happy to follow Leafy's directions.
"I think the wall opens up here. I don't know where it will lead, but I am positive I can push this open," she decided.
Lotus watched in interested as the girl placed her palms flat on the wall. She angled them to the left area where she had heard the metallic sound. She then pushed it, frowning when it didn't open.
"Maybe the other side?"
She moved to the right side and resumed the position she had been in. She leaned forward, pushing her weight against the wall. This time, the wall indeed swung outwards, revealing a hidden compartment behind it.
"Well it's not a hallway, but it looks like a new room," she commented.
Lotus barked excitedly as the girl stepped into the room. Her barking was muffled thanks to the ball she still held in her mouth. She followed Leafy quickly, excited to see what other toys she could find.
Inside the room was a strange, miniature house. It seemed a bit too ominous to be a dollhouse, but she supposed some children might have eclectic tastes. She was a bit old for dollhouses, and she had never really understood the appeal. Beside the house were a couple more leaves. Her eyes lit up when they landed on the small form of a mushroom pocketpet.
"Score! There really are a ton of pocketpets in here. It's great that they're worth so many credits," she exclaimed.
Lotus pricked her ears forward. She tracked the movement of the pocketpet with her eyes and darted forward, chasing after it. Leafy was quick to intercept, cutting off the pocketpet's path before it could run too far. She scooped up its small form and placed it inside her backpack along with the other treasures.
"That was well worth it. One of these is worth a nice forty credits."
Once she had secured her belongings, Leafy took a look around the rest of the room. The walls were made of old metal, which was a change in scenery from the creaky wood the rest of the mansion appeared to be made of this month. Even the floor and ceiling were made of metal. Was this some sort of panic room? Leafy had heard that rich houses had those. She'd never been in one herself, but this is what she'd imagine it'd look like.
"Come on Lotus. This place is a bit strange. I don't think I want to get trapped in here," she commented.
Lotus's paws clicked across the metal flooring. Leafy frowned at the noise, suddenly feeling a bit too aware of her own footsteps. If something had been stalking them, the noise would give away their position. It was nearly impossible to be silent in a room like this.
There was a door located on the far wall. It appeared locked with some sort of electrical mechanism controlling the door. Leafy considered herself to be adequately good at working with electronics. She had a few robot pets that she had spent time with. She needed to study more robotics. She had an interest in it, but didn't indulge in it as much as she should. She had little time leftover to spend it tinkering with machines. She spent a lot of time caring for her pets and even then, she still felt as though she didn't do enough.
"I really need to train them more, but I get bored so easily. I wonder how I could change that?"
She had tried to be better at self reflection lately. She hadn't really done it before, but voicing her thoughts aloud was something she could do quite easily. Coming up with solutions was a bit harder.
When she reached the door, Lotus glared at it. She seemed mistrustful, as though something bad lurked behind the door. Leafy felt herself growing equally wary. She had learned to trust the instinct of her creatures. They were more in tune with these sorts of things. Leafy only had her senses and her intuition to rely on. She didn't have much of an instinct. At least not in the same way that animals did.
"We'll still need to open the door. We can't just stay in here forever," she reasoned.
Lotus pushed herself close to Leafy's legs. She flopped down onto the ground and began to gnaw at her ball anxiously. The girl felt bad about the situation, but the actually couldn't simply stay trapped in this room. She needed to open this door and face what lay behind it. It might not even be such a scary thing located behind the door.
She glanced at the lock, squinting as she tried to read the words printed across the surface.
"I don't think this is common," she decided.
Lotus continued to chew on her ball, glancing around warily every few minutes. The halfbreed was on edge, but there was not much she could do to calm her down. After all, they needed this door open, even if Lotus didn't want it to be. Leafy fiddled around with the various mechanisms on the door. She felt like she was guessing at random, but the lock was more intuitive than she expected it to have been.
"I think I figured it out!" she exclaimed. Leafy clicked one of the mechanisms in place and beamed when the display panel on the lock lit up.
It wasn't locked with a password. There was only a solitary word on the screen: enter. She tapped the screen, understanding immediately that the screen doubled as a touch pad.
Twilight-Claw: I really, really love all the updates that have come~! <3
May 24, 2020 2:12:37 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: np!!! I hope y'all like it!
May 23, 2020 13:45:06 GMT -6
Riku: What an awesome update, staff! Thanks for that! <3
May 23, 2020 12:06:52 GMT -6
Jack: All have been found!
May 23, 2020 9:53:27 GMT -6
Jack: Might want to be on the lookout for anything... odd
May 22, 2020 23:51:22 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Yeah it’s definitely a coincidence but wow did it work out well for us! XD
May 22, 2020 6:43:27 GMT -6
Silver: I'm pretty sure that was just a coincidence, but it sure feels lucky!
May 22, 2020 2:07:09 GMT -6
Riku: So did you guys make this hosting switch perfectly RIGHT before pb broke? >.< Thaz crazy. It’s a huge relief and I’m very glad we’ve come to this. <3
May 22, 2020 1:41:01 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: It’s free up to a certain number of GB, which we haven’t hit yet.
May 21, 2020 6:46:33 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Is the site that is going to be used to host all those images also the type you'd need to pay for? (definitely noticed the broken images yeah. Photobucket feels like it is standing on its last legs. X3 )
May 21, 2020 0:13:57 GMT -6
Morgan: I'm just kinda nervous about them going down before things get moved over completely. It's prolly nothing to be worried about though. :3
May 20, 2020 22:13:15 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Thank goodness we're moving out of there? XD
May 20, 2020 21:59:22 GMT -6
Renathan: Ugh, photobucket has the images broke again. x3
May 20, 2020 21:18:53 GMT -6