Isabel stayed close until she was sure Kaya was at least stable. "Go ahead and have a seat, darlin', I'm gonna get the first aid kit." She was pretty sure the cut wasn't bad enough to need stitches.
She headed back into the kitchen, grabbing the first aid kid and a couple of wet cloths before going back out to Kaya to get her cleaned up and tended to.
Kaya sat down as directed, wondering if she was going crazy. This definitely was no dream. "How long have you been here?"
Isabel knelt down in front of Kaya and gently started to clean off the area around the cut. She kept her eyes on what she was doing. "Me? Um.....I guess it depends when you mean." She cleared her throat. "As of right now, technically four years. But I've been tossed back and forth through time a little bit. Time I came from, it was nearly 12 years." One she was sure she got all the dirt out of the cut, she started to bandage it as best she could.
Twelve years. Time travel.
It was hard to accept, but Kaya couldn't deny what she'd experienced. She kept her head still and let Isabel fuss over her.
"So this thing... it snatches people from different universes and brings us here and we can't leave? Why bring us in the first place?" she wanted to understand.
"I honestly don't know. None of us have been able to figure it out. Maybe it's fun for them?" She shrugged. Isabel put some butterfly bandages on the cut and then started to clean off the rest of Kaya's face. Her maternal instincts were definitely in overdrive just then. "I haven't been on the same planet or station for longer than a week or two in ten cycles." Kaya let Isabel clean her face off, it felt kind of good to be fussed over by someone other than jaythree truth be told. The last time someone else had been maternal toward her rather than treat her like a crew member or business partner had been before the Sith came.
Once Isabel was done cleaning Kaya's face she got to her feet. "Do you like living like that?" There was no judgement or distaste in her tone, just pure curiosity. She set a clean damp towel on the table so Kaya could clean up a bit more.
"It's not a bad life." Kaya shrugged uncomfortably, not meeting Isabel's gaze as she picked up the towel. "I haven't had a reason to stop."
Until she found out what happened to her family and friends she probably never would.
"Well, now you can rest for a bit. Maybe this is just a lot stoo." She smiled warmly. It had happened before, people on the island for only a couple of weeks.
"Want me to bring you a menu or surprise you?"
"Could be," Kaya replied, cleaning the back of her neck. "And surprise me. I have no idea what might be the same or different so I'm not even going to try just yet." And it had been a long day, sh just wanted food.
"Surprise it is." Isabel nodded. She went back into the kitchen and started to cook. She could have magicked it up but it never tasted white right in her opinion. After a few minutes she came out with a cheese burger and fries. Lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles were on a separate plate. She also had a chocolate shake and a glass of wster, setting it all down in front of Kaya.
Kaya had spent those few minutes staring idly out at the street. The tech in many ways was woefully below what she was familar with, but a high enough level that she wouldn't have to worry about cannibal bands roaming the wilderness. It was odd scene such an urban enviornment so empty. Pondering why kept her from thinking too much about the fact she was trapped here with everyone else.
As the food was set in front of her she could hear her stomach start to growl and she was reminded once again of how hungry she was. "This looks great, thank you." It wasn't too different from diner fare on other worlds, at least in looks. Taste could well be another matter.
"How many people are here? This place seems pretty empty."
"It's no problem, sugar." Isabel smiled. She tilted her head a little at the question. "I think Tony's the only one with a really accurate count but there's a hundred or so. Everybody is listed in the phone."