While Flare was attempting to comfort Katrika, Leppy quietly unscrewed the lid of the honey jar and crawled out a convenient window. Once outside, she wiped herself clean of honey with one of Flare's handkerchiefs that she had "found" on her way out along with several other small items.
"Tears are all very well and good but action is what's called for!" Leppy declared to the world at large surprising a big black crow who cawed once in reply, voided it bowels and departed. Leppy made a rude gesture in it's direction and set off to see the one person who may be able to help keep Katrika from a horrible death.
Leppy was in luck. She hadn't travelled very far when she heard the voices of the very people that she had been looking for.
"Dammit it all to Hell Crisis! Will you leave my blasted tools alone! I was working on something important!"
This was Anna Demorah. Former military scout and resident grump. She had no time at all for Leppy.
"I have no idea what you're talking about Anna