And not only that, the littlepon had grown! They were all up, helping around the village. A few helped out in the pollen works, some helped out Medi and one littlepon even became Lupa's apprentice! But, of course, there were consequences. As they had grown, so had their stomachs! Oka was spending double the amount she was before on food, even without Riki!
Although she wished it was with Riki. She hated the Homs and Bird Person that had taken her poor Heropon away. Where was he now? He could be fighting a Mechon, or worse, a Dinobeast! He could be dead even! Would he ever come back? Even if he was still alive, would he come back then? Or would he stay with the group of Homs? Oka had seen the glint in Riki's eye when he looked at the Bird Person. It was biologically impossible, Nopon had to be with Nopon!
But would that stop him? Surely he would pick his wife over a silly Hom Hom with wings? Surely? But would he? Would he really pick love over friends? If there still was any love for her. Over the months, who knows how much of her he remembered. Would Riki even remember her name? He most definetly should! He should, but he might not...
Oka put down the wooden spoon she was using to stir the littlepon's dinner. They sat at the table eagerly. Oka was consumed by worry and fear. She was angry with the group that had taken him away. She was angry with Dunga for forcing him to go. She was angry with Riki, for leaving. She was angry with herself, for standing there and doing nothing.
"Is mama okay?" Lupa's apprentice, the eldest, asked.
"Yes, mama is fine. Dinner ready littlepon!" Oka replied.
She put the bowls on the table.
"Mama is going to bed early tonight. Auntiepon will tuck you in." Oka stated.
Most of the littlepon ignored her. They simply gobbled up their dinner greedily.
"What is wrong with Mama Auntiepon?" One of Medi's assistants asked.
"I think she just misses Papa,"
"When will he come back?"
"I don't know littlepon..."
Oka sighed, and left to her empty bedroom. She climbed into her empty bed. And she cried her empty heart away until she fell asleep.