I rest. I don't get up. J comes home after dark and throws chicken back in. Yes, out again. What's more, he says the gate got closed somehow and the other 11 were stuck on the wrong side of the gate in the temporary section. Mightily confused. They weren't at all sure what to do since it was so dark.
Thanks Sally for the Deist comment. I went out and looked up modern Deism. Yup. They're Deists. And a weird story idea begins to take shape, told from their POV about their belief system.
Meanwhile, I'm AWOL from the bed while J and E fetch themselves a pizza. I intend to beg a slice as a special treat for poor sick me who has a fever again tonight.