Chapter Eleven: Escaping from the Home:
Noiz walked back into the house around three o'clock. She found Louise sitting alone in the dining room. The older woman looked up to see her boss when she heard the footsteps. The kitty gave her a little wave.
"Is it over?" she asked.
"Yeah," Lou said. Noiz nodded at her.
"Ah," she said. There was a moment of silence between them. The older woman lifted her head as her mood changed.
"Noiz," she said. The kitty boss looked at her rather nervous. She took a slow step backwards.
"Yes?" she asked. Louise stood up and walked over to her. Noiz backed up all the way to the glass door. The older woman leaned over her, grinning. The cat girl blinked at her.
"What?" she asked. Her employee snickered to herself.
"Old girl," she said. "We're going out." The kitty blinked at her.
"What? Now?" she asked. That would be the last question she got to ask that the moment. Because, Lou grabbed her by the wrist and dragged her out the front door with her. Noiz failed in a panic.
"Lou!" she cried. "Slow down, you're hurting my arm!" Naturally, Louise did not listen to her friend's request and kept running.
They made it the car. Noiz pushed her into the passenger seat before coming to the driver's side. Noiz looked around.
"What's going on?" she asked. "Why are we going?"
"Shut up and let me drive!" Louise yelled. She took off before the cat could say another word. Noiz had to grip onto the handles as tight as she could.
"Louise!" she screamed. "Slow down! You'll kill us both!" The driver didn't listen as she kept on speeding away. Noiz shut her eyes in a panic, hoping the ride would come to an end rather quickly. When they got to the end of the street, Lou slammed on the brakes. Noiz still clung on to keep from flinging forward. The kitty opened her eyes and turned to her employee.
"What the hell?" she asked. Louise didn't speak at first. She didn't even look at her.
"I had to get out of there," she said. Noiz blinked at her.
"Huh?" she asked. Louise drew in a breath and turned to her. This time, she had a huge smile on her face.
"But, never mind," she said. "Where do you want to go first?" Noiz blinked at her.
"Do I have a choice?" she asked. Louise leaned in closer to her face.
"Why did you ask?" she asked. Noiz just threw up her hands at her.
"Just a question," she said.
"Pick somewhere already!"
"Okay… uh… Target?"
Louise nodded. "Good choice." Then, we drove off again to our new destination. This time, she didn't drive so crazy. Noiz looked out the window at the sunlight playing peek-a-boo with the trees over her face repeatedly. Louise had become much calmer now.
"You know," she spoke up. "We don't really have to go anywhere." The kitty's ears twitched before she turned her head.
"Say what?" she asked. The older woman just kind of shrugged with her shoulders.
"I don't know," she said. "Just had to get out of that house." Noiz looked at her intrigued now.
"Because of your mother?" she asked.
"Yes!" Louise shouted. Noiz held up her hands.
"Okay, okay," she said. Louise turned on a cab.
"Let's not talk about her, okay?" she said. The kitty nodded.
"Alright," she said. They drove further into the late afternoon. They pulled up to a stop light. Noiz turned to the driver with one question in mind.
"Lou," she spoke up.
"What?" she asked. Noiz fidgeted with her hands in her lap for a moment.
"Uh, well…" she said. Louise frowned.
"Spit it out already!" she snapped. Noiz shut her eyes.
"How long before summer break is over?" she asked. Louise didn't ever turn around to her this time.
"Three more weeks," she replied. "Why? Is this a complaint?" Noiz sat back and looked out the window.
"No," she said. "Just asking." The light suddenly changed green and Louise pulled away again. That long, huh? Sure didn't feel like it, though. At least, Noiz could fight back if she needed to with the information that Liberty gave her.