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Ness stopped and turned around. " i didnt know it was a baby. by the way a tree fell back there. if you still need wood ii can show you it."she told him. She got on her knees and called the little lion over. It walked up to her and rubbed its head against her hand. She picked it up and cradled it. "imma call you Sari" she toled the little lion. Sh eput Sari down and Sari walked over to brad and rubbed his leg with her head.
Brad was still tense. "Okay, first of all, I'm allergic to cats and I'm not a big fan of them, and second of all..." He shook his head. "You can't keep it, Ness. What if its mother comes looking for it? What if we're stuck here a long time and it grows up and eats us? It's a wild animal, we can't keep it."
Ness called Sari and she came. "but its so cute and its mom id dead. its under the fallen tree. it followed me and i want it. Shes mine."she told him. running off into the island with Sari.
"Ness!" Brad chased after her as best he could on his hurt ankle. "Ness, wait! We have to stick together! You can keep it!"
Ness stapped and hugged Brad. "yay. I've always wanted a pet. thank you. thank you. thankyou."she told him.
Brad sighed. "Just keep an eye on it. If it starts to get aggressive or dangerous to us, we can't just stand by and let it become a threat, okay? Now, where did the tree fall? I know it's not appealing, but maybe we can use the mother's meat..."
Ness nodded. she led him to the tree. "this is it. I walked past it and found Sari following me after."she told him.
Sure enough, there was a dead mother moutain lion under the tree.
Ness walked back to the stream and drank some more water. It was really good. she got some in her hands for brad and put the water in his mouth."your gonna need it." she told him smiling.
Brad shook his head, drinking. "Thanks." He mumbled.
Ness wipped her hands when he was done drinking. "do you need help with the tree?"she asked.
"No, go build a fire if you can." Brad glanced at the dead lion. "I'll see if I can't salvage some meat off her to give up protien."
Ness nodded. She walked back to the campsite with Sari. Ness put the logs in a pile and made a fire. She sat down and sari jumped into Ness' lap and curled up into a ball and purred loudly.
Brad eventually came back. dragging a tree limb with wood stacked high on it. Her was in boxers now, carrying his pants dripping with blood from the meat in the make-shif bag.
Ness stared at brad. "wow....."she mumbled to herself. She looked at how hot he was. and he was only in his boxers. she shook her head. "need some help?"she asked.
Brad nodded, plopping down in the sand. "My ankle is killing me..." It was partly swollen.
Ness walked back into the island and brought back stick."these we can put the meat on."she told him. She roasted the meat and handed to brad and sat down. she hugged her knees and rested her chin on them.
"the cub is going to need milk..." Brad mumbled. "We don't have milk for it... it'll starve..."
Sari walked over to brad and looked up with pleading eyes. Ness looked over at Sari. "it looks like she wants meat. If Sari and her mother survived on this island, doesnt that mean there is other animals here?"she asked. Sari Sat in front of Brad begging for food.
"You can't have this..." Brad said to Sari. "Sorry, but I'm not turning you into a cannbal."