Karen's safe, but someone is definitely after Ione.Ione woke up to an alarm clock blaring. She pulled the covers over her head to shut out the sound. The blankets were ripped back, exposing her and her nightwear. Ione opened her eyes and saw Mara standing at the side of the bed, blankets in hand. "Good morning, Ione."
As she sat up, Ione mumbled her, "Good morning," back to the red haired woman. "Wha ti' izzit?"
Ione cleared her throat and blinked the sleep out of her eyes. "What time is it?" Her voice was still rough from lack of use.
"Six?" Ione fell back on the bed. "Why so early?"
Jack walked out of the dining room. "We have work to do, my dear. Up! Up and at 'em!"
"I'm done with the tub," Mara said. She skirted around the bed to get to where Ione was sprawled. "Let's go." She grabbed Ione's arm and pulled her up.
"I'm up!" Ione shrugged out of Mara's grip as she stood up. "Why so early?"