Joan sat up in her bed, the air musty and heavy with heat. Bird song could be heard out of the single barred window, it was about dawn time. Celestia's burning sun was coming. Burlap sacks of cold ice and water were on the bed, they must have been used to keep her cool while she was out. A dry cough burst from her lungs, her mouth was completely void of moisture. A glass of water sat on the table behind the bed, a small index card read, "For you." on it. Joan quickly wrapped 2 hooves around the small glass and greedily downed every drop in it. Wiping her muzzle with her dusty shirt sleeve, the grey mare removed the covers from her legs and flopped off the bed and onto the floor. Fumbling about the stone walled room, Joan found her hat which was resting on the bed post, she made her way to the door after grabbing the rest of her belongings, the door was an open edifice there was just a strange blue colored curtain, it had a design on it but Joan couldn't make out what it was.