Chap. 2-In the Market Town:
Rikku ran into the barracks and hid inside one of the abandoned buildings, where they carefully peered out of one of the windows to watch as the ships began to dock at the steps. They each slowly and gently touched the stone shore and someone on each boat put a small ramp on the steps that connect the top step and the floor of the boat to allow the people on each ship to walk off.
When Rikku saw what the mystery people looked like, they immediately understood why Maryam gave them a pair of cat ears as a disguise. Most of the beings looked very odd. Some had black skin like the shadows and wore all black, like they would camouflage with the darkness had it not been for the lights of the street lamps and businesses; others had skin and hair that seemed to be made of crystal; most were larger than normal humans and others were smaller.
One being that caught Rikku’s eye was a teenage girl with cat ears and a tail, who was probably part of the race that Rik