"How did the kits get out?" Inric asks as he follows Mina, Jakin and Copper back towards the breeding rooms. Jakin looks downcast.
"Every time I patch a hole, they find another one," he confesses. Thunder, still in his arms, reaches out her nose to Raven, who is tucked under Inric's arm. Copper is carrying Pepper by her scruff, head raised because the kit is nearly too big to carry.
"They haven't been eating books," Mina says, keen to defend the kits. "But we didn't want them to make trouble for the visitors."
"Were you hiding from them too?" Jakin asks.
"Jakin!" Mina hisses.
"I did not wish to interrupt," Inric says, amused. "You were hiding from them?"