Lily looked puzzled as well, but the woman leaning against her spoke up with a little groan.
"…d-dock… l-l-oadi-ng… b-bay…"
Glancing at her for a moment longer, Lily nodded.
"Sh-she’s right. There w-would be a place where tru-ucks pulled up to… unload supplies. P-probably a good pla-ace to leave…"
The bird stared a moment. She was trying to work out what a “dock” and a “loading bay” were. Oh, but she did know what a “truck” was! Iris-creature and Mama-creature took one to get out of the bad place!
She gave an approving tweet, “Is good! We find! Maybe can take a truck-thing!”
Though…she was still not quite sure which way to go exactly, but the wall on the end of the hall told her that she couldn’t go any further. There was a barred window. It wouldn’t have taken much for her to rip them off and fly out. But as much as she wanted to, even she knew that she couldn’t fly and carry four meat-creatures. One was no problem. Two…maybe. But any more and she would be too heavy! And she would not leave until she got Lily-creature and all the other meat-creatures out.
So the little group began making their way down the hall. It was not long before they came upon a door. A few well-placed kicks saw it fly noisily down the stairwell.
From below, a dnoise rose up the stairwell, several footfalls comprising the din.