WHAT IT IS
He looked intently at the slug as it sat on the top of a patch of Timothy-grass. The solitary slug was soon joined by a tiny bug and the two studied one another for a long time. Frank James imagined how they thought about each other: was there’s a symbiotic relationship? Did they communicate? Were they enemies? Friends?
He glanced down at the photos Miles Hobbson gave him, seven in all, showing a strong likeness of Dizzy and Bella in the Lady Justice pose. The pictures came from all over the globe… China, South Africa, France, Canada and so on. James’ mind drifted away to these exotic places, his bleary eyes nearly fixed on the two creatures. Being a man of science, he knew both bugs did not suggest he seek a leave of absence from the University of Missouri and find the whereabouts of Dizzy and Bella.
WHAT IT IS NOT
Cricket and Sapphire were finally back in their Wanapitei home, the draining ordeal seemed further behind them. They occupied themselves with everyday chores: the laundry, the cleaning and cooking, but they felt an uneasy restlessness that left them on edge and sleepless at night.
As they zombied around the house, Cricket came across the cameras a neighbour retrieved from the side of the road when they were taken and decided to gather up Sapphire to see what was on the cards. They took several photos that day but were stunned when they glared at a out of focus, awkward looking shot of a man who could have been their parents friend Will Offley.