He thought that Rose needed protection from her mother... when she had taken all precautions to try to keep her safe and innocent, save burning down the place. He had left with Rose to prove a point. She lifted her head slightly. "I'm going to take a shower." Her voice was unsteady. "Then I am going to eat something. Then-" She paused. Which pronoun to use.... There was really only one choice. "We go to see Mary."
She headed into the shower, standing under the water for a long time before cleaning herself. When she walked out, her face was completely emotionless and expressionless. She dressed and headed downstairs.
She had figured out how to sit up, and she could push herself across the floor for a few feet before collapsing. She sat in the middle of the bed, bouncing a bit up and down, before falling over. The bed was soft, so it didn't hurt, and she widened her eyes for a few moments before trying to push herself towards the nightstand, her eyes on the shiny lamp.
"Mrrw?" She walked into the room. She had been missing for over a week. Her fur was tangled and matted, and she was shivering. She pawed at Ferlen's leg, mewing for food. Her expression was a mixture of exhaustion and pain- it looked almost human.
He'd glance at Rose...he didn't want to leave her up on the bed while he went downstairs....he'd pick her up and set her on the floor of the room, before heading down to the kitchen and feeding the cat. She looked ragged and half starved. Once he'd set out food, he'd back up to the bedroom to see where Rose had gotten.
She pointed at Mommy too and looked around, but she wasn't in the room. She kept looking around for a bit, then started trying to push herself towards the end of the bed, not going anywhere because she was trying to take the picture with her.
She abandoned the picture and began making some real progress, getting dangerously close to the edge of the bed.
OOC: She's that old already? :P I was rping her developmentally as a 7 month old. I think she'd realize she hadn't seen her mother in a long time... but she'll soon start to forget her unless Ferlen reminds her.