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DP: Pocahontas Pt. 8
Chapter 7: The First Ambush
Back at Ratcliffe's territory, the Englishmen kept on digging more and more for their new land.
Ratcliffe: That's it. Keep at it, men. Keep digging. It's got to be here somewhere.
It wasn't 'til then just as the Native Americans and their Pokémon approached nearby, watching them.
Namontack: There's thirty more of them, down by the ridge.
Kocoum: That makes more than a hundred. Right, Tonori?
They kept on watching over. The Englishmen still kept digging on and on. Ratcliffe was keeping an eye on them as they dug a lot for something special.
Ratcliffe: Anything, yet?
Thomas: Nothing but rocks and dirt, sir.
Lon: Um, how long are we gonna keep like this, sir?
Ben: Aye, we're slaving away, busting our backs, day and night-
Ratcliffe: For king and country, I know, I know, and I share your fatigue.
He took a bite out of the chicken. Then he called on to Wiggins. Wiggins finished on cutting the bushes.
Ratcliffe: Wiggins! W
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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