I didn’t get out of bed until nearly noon today! Snow was floating about on a gentle breeze as I lazily made my way over to the work shop. Guess what I found! Thousands of e-mails from all my friends around the world! And guess what I did! I started answering them as soon as I sat down. I know I sent out bunches and bunches of replies today. If you did not get your response yet, do not worry, I promise I will get to your letter just as quick as I can!
The security team (Elves Pol Eece; Cahn Staybul and Depp U. Tee) all went out searching for any signs of a camp or any clues as to someone that has been anywhere near the town. They gathered some reindeer from all the camps and some volunteer elves to broaden the search. Pol said they traveled at least an hour out in the direction the foot prints were walking but no camps were found. With the snow fall lately most prints would have been covered up so right now it is still a mystery as to what is going on. The good news is all the reindeer at Christmas Towns’ stables are recovering from nearly a week of sleepiness. No case of falling asleep for no reason were reported yesterday evening or today at all. So it could be we have scared off the problem. Let us hope so!
The sleigh is packed for the warehouse delivery already. How very exciting this is going to be. A new sleigh team is pulling its first load of toys and candies for storage! I am a bit nervous and a bit excited. Very difficult not to just leave right now, but I have things I need to do each evening and one of those things is continuing with my story, so it is best we get started now so I will have time to get showered for later.
The cubs had formed a bond over the last several days and were working together to survive together. They had become a strong team. Everyone was willing to play their part to ensure the safety of their group.
The seal party waited throughout the day and into the evening, taking turns keeping a watchful eye and a keen ear to the slow moving boat that was making its journey past them. The fish had been plentiful in the deep waters between the two ice flows allowing everyone to regain needed fats and proteins. Sleep is always more pleasant with a full belly and was the one object Rayne had made a point of recommending everyone get plenty of. If Harley did manage to get more help, it would be better if the group could meet him further away from any threat. Snow had begun falling a few hours after darkness had crept into the sky. With the snow had come a strong wind that chilled the still growing seals to the bone. They moved closer together, pushing up against each other attempting to block as much wind from themselves as possible. But as the group heard the thrumming of the boat grow fainter, they all knew it was nearing time to brave another league of their journey. Not even Cora complained as they slid down into the water and began their swim. It was going to be a cold night. (to be continued)
Well that last bit ended Chapter 6, so I will start on chapter 7 no matter what tomorrow. So let us all get some great sleep and plenty of rest and get ready for tomorrow.