Luke had managed to make a house for us, and had gone to a lot of effort to do it. It seemed that he, and maybe some of the others believed that we should stay there. And while staying with these people would be nice, since they might be all that was left of our population, a large part of me, in fact my other half called me north. I had to find out whether my twin was still alive, as well as the rest of my family. My home was all the way on the other side of the country.
I decided to leave the matter till morning, when we could discuss it as a group. So I climbed into bed and was soon asleep. I think I slept for about 3 hours, before I woke with a loud thump, having fallen right through the bed.
"Are you alright?" Willow asked, having slept in the room next door and been awoken by my thump.
"Ah just a bit bruised" I muttered, before gesturing to the bed. "Help me pull the mattress to the floor?"
Pretty soon the mattress was on the floor and I was able to sleep the rest of the night away. I was glad this place did not have a basement, I could have broken bones if I also had to fall through a floor.
The next morning I emerged bleary eyed to the kitchen. Someone was cooking and we were all gathered there, except Luke who was still asleep. He arrived a short while later, looking simply exhausted.
Once breakfast had been served, I broached the topic that was playing on mind.
"This house is great and all, and I know you went to a lot of effort to make it Luke, probably more effort than you should have, but I can't stay here. While it would be nice to settle here, my family is on the other side of the country. I need to find out if they're still alive. I'm sorry" I explained simply. "I'll be leaving tomorrow, anyone who wants to come can come. Maybe we can find other people, or what has happened. Maybe this area was the worst and others are fine."
"I'll be coming too," Willow said. "My...my...my daughter, she was also on the other side of the country. I need to find her. I'm sorry Luke, I know how much effort you went to."
We looked at the others. It seemed it was crunch time. Stay and try to settle and rebuild the population, or leave and try to find out what had happened, and find our living relatives - if we had any that is.