Mouse in the House Chapter 4Catherine spent the better half of an hour organizing the papers on her desk. She rearranged the bottles, closed the drawers, and wiped away dirt from the desktop. She allowed Corin to wait on her mattress for the time being. The neera was still admiring the softness of the cushion beneath his feet. He spent five minutes bouncing up and down, careful to stay away from the edges of the bed. But when the bouncing got too loud, Catherine scolded him, and he stopped.DeethIrteen
After Catherine finished cleaning, she opened the bottom drawer of her desk. She pulled out a small, glass container, within which bubbled a strange, blue liquid. She carefully placed the container down and went to retrieve Corin. The neera stepped onto her hand, his eyes focused on the container.
"What is that?" He asked as the dragoness sat him down on the desk. Instead of answering the question, Catherine produced a ruler from the drawer.
"Stand still, Corin."
Corin came to a complete stop, arms at his sides and tail wrappe
Mouse in the House: Chapter 3Catherine brought Corin with him into the kitchen. She set up a cup of coffee to boil and pulled out a bagel from a package above the refridgerator. She sat Corin down on the counter as she put the bagel on a plate.DeethIrteen
"Would you like some of this bagel?" She asked.
"Sure." Corin nodded.
Catherine tore off a tiny, mouse-sized chunk of bagel and held it out to Corin on the tip of her finger. The neera took the chunk and smiled in thanks. Tina walked in and sat down next to Catherine. The yellow dragoness focused on Corin the entire time, with the same doey-eyed smile from before. She'd occasionally chew on a piece of jam-covered toast.
"Uh..." Corin shifted uncomfortably. He snuck up to Catherine and whispered. "Why is she looking at me like that?"
"You'll have to excuse Tina." Catherine said between bites of her bagel. "She has a very... extroverted personality."
"And I really, really like neeras." Tina wagged her head.
"...Do I have to worry about HER eating me too?" Corin stammered, gla
Mouse in the House: Chapter 2It was an hour later. Catherine sat down on the dirt that her house overlooked. She held Corin and Howey in her right hand. The other neeras, still tied in the bag, were planted between her feet. A smaller bag, filled with chopped up fruit and vegetables, sat beside them. Howey and the other neeras couldn't understand what Catherine was saying, and vice versa. So, Corin had to serve as translator between the dragoness and the neeras.DeethIrteen
"Why haven't they eaten us?" Howey demanded of Corin. "What is she playing at?!"
"I don't know..." Corin nodded. "All I know is that she wants something of me."
"Ask her what it is, then!"
"Okay, okay..." Corin turned to look at Catherine. "My brother wants to know; if you're not going to eat us, then what do you want with us?"
"I'll give you the truth." Catherine frowned. "Before today, I believed that neeras were unintelligent creatures. I've eaten one or two in the past."
Corin shifted awkwardly. He said everything to Howey in their tongue, who sneered.
Mouse in the House: Chapter 1Corin shook nervously as he scampered through the crack in the wall. Corin was coverd in messy, grey fur. He had a mess of brown hear on his head, and big, golden eyes. A belt with tiny, makeshift tools was wrapped around his waist. He pushed a wheeled, wooden board ahead of himself, upon which sat a little rope. The rope was made from fishing wile, while the wheels were made of beads. Corin was followed by his brother Howey, who ran alongside him. They were followed by a few more of their fellow scavengers.DeethIrteen
"Remember the plan." Howey said. "We sneak into the kitchen, grap some food, put it in the tray, and rush out.
"I know, I know." Corin protested, scratching his big fluffy ear. "I heard you the first time."
Corin and his friends were a race known as Neeras. They were part human, and part mouse. But mostly mouse. They lived in a world of giant, talking animals. Neeras, unfortunately, weren't giants; they were about as small as a giant's toe. Sometimes even SMALLER. That meant they h