June 11, 2019 at 5:33 pm #1264
For a feline who thrived on solitude and quiet, the rogue she-cat was certainly finding herself in more social situations lately. It was partially her fault, she had moved into the Leader’s Den after all. It wasn’t meant to be political but ThunderClan had sure taken it as such. So what if Kass wanted a warm body in her nest? So what if it just happened to be their leader? She wasn’t corrupting her by any means- or at least not intentionally. The thought of a long-term commitment like that put a weight on her chest, made it hard for her to breath in the stuffy den. She was on her back, sprawled out along her nest-mate until the feeling just become too much for her to handle.
Maybe a trip outside would do her good.. The blue-calico molly rolled back onto her stomach and pulled herself onto her paws within the same motion as to not startle her den-mate. Her bi-colored eyes followed the length of the dark she-cat fondly before she exited the den. It was early morning, the sun just barely emitting an orange hue into the sky above. The clan was empty, in a lull between early morning patrols that even the guards were asleep. It was too good to pass up, being able to just slip out and walk away. That’s what she wanted anyway right?
No.. maybe not entirely. But it felt good to have that option available. As if lulled by a magnet, the rogue found herself drawn to the clan’s entrance and far into the forest. It was almost as if her paws had stopped listening to her brain, the weight on her chest becoming suspiciously lighter with each step. She felt giddy all of a sudden, full of untapped potential vibrating in her very bones. She focused on her right hind leg, the break had healed especially well in the past few months. Maybe she could..
Her gait shifted into a light jog until even that felt too elementary, gathering momentum until she was in a full on sprint through the forest. The high in her veins felt as if she were on fire, but in the best way possible. What were her old drills that she did? Wall jumps? There weren’t any walls in the forest. When the terrain changed from thick trees to empty moors, Kass found herself ready to train again for the first time in moons. She paused at the edge of the scent barrier, longingly gazing into the empty abyss infront of her. Who would care if she crossed it? Another clan? Pfft. Like they could hurt her. Kass had years of training under her belt, a murderous streak in her claws, and a confidence bigger than a poodle’s curls. The she-cat took off into the territory at the calming thought, running up and down hills to test her own stamina.
Could she climb a hill in less than three leaps? Time to find out. How long could she stay upright on the uneven terrain?
June 11, 2019 at 5:55 pm #1266
- This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Tyler.
The large windclan warrior had his life turned upside down in the past few days. A few sunrises ago he was just a warrior and all of a sudden Wolfstar announced that he would be the deputy. It had come as a shock to the two-toned tom, mostly because he felt as if most of his clanmates always judged him. His mother had fallen in love with a skyclanner and he was the result, though most of his clanmates didn’t blame Owlbelly for being born, he still felt a bit different. This was solidified when the warrior fell in love with a riverclan she-cat. Poppytail. The name still sent shivers down his spine and every day he thought about how she returned his confession. But when she died after giving birth to their kits, his worldview was shattered and his position as an outcast was solidified. Just like your mother. No one dared to say it to his face, but he knew it was what they thought. Owlbelly felt a growing sadness after his mate died, but used it to push himself. He had to prove everyone wrong. Owlbelly had to show his worth, and apparently, it worked. So when Wolfstar announced his new position, it was like a weight left his shoulders and was replaced by another, heavier one.
With a heavy sigh, he looked at his clanmates. Though no one would admit it, they were struggling. After the gathering with the tribe cats and the mysterious and horrifying death of a young apprentice, everyone was tense. Patrols should distract them. And so, Owlbelly did his job. He told some to go on border patrols, others to go on hunting patrols. But I should keep a certain number of warriors in camp at all times, just in case. Better safe than sorry. His amber eyes watched his clanmates as they went along their way, anxiousness masking their expressions. His gaze fell onto Tinyflame, the small yet fiery she-cat. “Are you up for a patrol? I haven’t sent anyone to the rolling moors yet.” He was never close with the molly, but this could be a chance to get to know her.
As they made their way to the largest part of their territory, Owlbelly searched for words. “How have you been handling things?” He wasn’t sure of how she would be, mostly because he knew she had a strong personality and would most likely hide pain. As he waited for her response, an odd scent made it’s way to Owlbelly’s nose. It was like a mix of a rogue and the foresty smell of thunderclan. Looking around, his gaze fell upon the calico form of the rogue that had been staying in thunderclan for a bit. “Why is she here?” He muttered, signalling to Tinyflame to follow him. With furrowed brows, the large tom cautiously approached Kass.
“You shouldn’t be here. Go back to the thunderclan camp.”
June 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm #1268
- This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by mahon [owl].
Tinyflame had been resting in the WindClan’s camp grounds when Owlbelly had approached her and requested that she patrol with him to the rolling moors. “Of course. I’m not doing anything special.” The small warrior nodded to him, and she got to her paws to follow him out. Even if she had been busy, the tom-cat was WindClan deputy now and Tinyflame would not refuse an order from him, even if it came across as a light question. Some of her Clanmates may have mixed feelings on his new position in the Clan, but she had never been one to question Wolfstar’s choices– she believed very much in her leader and if he felt that Owlbelly was the right choice, then so would she.
The ginger warrior followed the deputy down the slope into WindClan territory silently, keeping even pace with the bigger tom on the route down to their borders. When Owlbelly questioned how she had personally been handling the changes occurring in WindClan, the pair found themselves interrupted by an intruder on their territory. Her blue eyes narrowed and she unsheathed her claws instinctively as her companion brought them both to confront the rogue feline. Tinyflame did not know her well, but she had heard rumors of ThunderClan sheltering a rogue in their camp. She surely wouldn’t be welcome on WindClan territory, though. That was for sure.
She stood back near Owlbelly’s side as he confronted Kass. Tinyflame would let the deputy handle the intrusion, but she was prepared to launch an attack at the slightest say-so. If she thought that she could wander throughout Clan territory without resistance, she was surely wrong.June 11, 2019 at 6:41 pm #1269
Whether Kass had been expecting to run into a patrol or not was written unclear by the smirk that graced her lips as she slowed her gait to approach the pair, shifting from paw to paw in order to keep her muscles moving. Her bi-colored took the couple in as if appraising them and their skills.
“Is that what you’re going to say to the two-legs when they come in for the summer? Or any pack of animals? ‘You shouldn’t be here!’?” she mimicked the deputy with a scoff, her accent tumbling over her words with an incredulous tone. “I’m not sure anything makes this land yours besides word of mouth.” She added on, glancing around at the area, “Or ThunderClan for that matter. Why don’t you test them for territory? You’d probably win, they’re kinda weak. You could probably even take Berry Flats,” Her whiskers twitched at the admission with a shrug of her shoulders.
Her eyes moved towards Tinyflame with a chuckle, “Are you going to sick her on me? I haven’t even done anything yet besides cross a scent barrier thats been faded by the high winds on the hills.”
“The name’s Kass, at your service-although everyone seems to know that already.” She dipped her head, tongue running over her chops as she began to regard both felines as if they might attack her, turning her flank subtly to keep it from happening.June 11, 2019 at 7:21 pm #1270
Owlbelly watched silently as Tinyflame unsheathed her claws, grateful that she was so quick to protect her clan. With a step forward, the large tom frowned at the rogues’ words. He hadn’t met the she-cat yet, but he had definitely heard rumours of her sharp tongue and rude demeanour. Though, the tom made a mental note about how she mentioned about how thunderclan was weak. “What we do is not your business. You have no say in what was decided by the clans.” He was careful to stay calm in his expressions, not wanting to seem anything other than respectful. The tom was always hyper-aware of how he acted around others, not wanting to show any sign of weakness or disloyalty.
“You’ve been with thunderclan long enough to know you shouldn’t cross the borders. Does Hollystar know you’re here?” Probably not, he had heard that she was confined to the camp. Maybe she just wanted a chance to stretch her legs and explore. Either way, Owlbelly knew that she had to go. With a turn of his head to look at Tinyflame when Kass spoke, the tom found himself becoming unsure of what to do. It seemed as if the rogue didn’t want to go and Owlbelly didn’t want to resort to violence. “If you don’t leave soon I wouldn’t mind letting her.” He replied, referring to the idea of letting Tinyflame attack Kass.
“Owlbelly.” He responded with a grunt, tail twitching in irritation. He doubted she knew who he ways, the word of his appointment hadn’t spread yet. “And this is Tinyflame.” He nodded in the small ginger feline’s direction, looking back at Kass with caution. Refusing to dip his head in return, the tom took another step forward. “You really should consider leaving. Maybe bother riverclan instead.”June 11, 2019 at 7:31 pm #1271
Tinyflame still had not said yet a word towards Kass as the conflict at the border heightened. Kass was arrogant, and that much she could tell without knowing the rogue personally– it was practically ebbing off of her in waves and it had her stomach churning in disgust. How someone could be so snooty as they trespassed borders they surely knew existed was beyond her comprehension. Furthermore, why Hollystar chose to shelter such a cat was another idea she couldn’t understand. The Clans would all be better off if they banished her, for all Tinyflame cared.
However, when Owlbelly threw Kass’s taunt right back at her, Tinyflame’s bad temper reared its ugly head once more as she spat out, “If you think that Clan cats are so lenient or weak enough to let strangers cross their borders, then you’re in for an ugly lesson.”June 11, 2019 at 10:29 pm #1273
“I’m merely voicing your options out loud to you, don’t get snippy with me. Any reasonable cat could see the advantages of asserting dominance among the clans. Maybe that’s why the Tribe is breathing down your neck, who knows.” the calico shrugged, picking up a paw and licking the fur down as if she wasn’t at all jolted by the hostility. With a roll of her shoulders she let out a cackle, “Nah, Hollystar won’t be up until..” her eyes drifted to the sky, “well, the sun has to be a bit higher at least.” her whiskers twitched. Would Hollystar be mad that she’d left without telling her? That wasn’t really befitting of a den-mate.. she should trust her. Trust is important, she told herself in her head as if she’d put the conversation around her on pause.
Her eyes traveled to Tinyflame whom she wiggled her kitty-brows at, “Calm your fur Ladybird, I won’t strike if you don’t.” She unsheathed her claws and presented them before the two, “I haven’t had to use these babies in a while, they might not give you the full service they normally do.” She drawled flirtatiously. When the molly spoke up she nodded in respect, “So she speaks huh? That’s nice. It’s better to be a voice than to just follow orders y’know- it’s more fun too.”
She shifted her gaze back to the tom with a smile, “RiverClan? hm.. which direction are they? I don’t actually know what territory I’m in right now- well, besides the fact that it isn’t ThunderClan. I suppose you all are HillClan or RabbitClan or something then?” she tilted her head in a question. “Anyway, I know very loosely what’s happened at your gathering and frankly I’m not too interested but I have a message for your leader. While I am sort of.. obligated to stay in ThunderClan for the time being- I am up for commission should someone need it. Unlike you, I’m not confined by any code or ancestral body so.. if you ever need anything..” She winked, getting back to her paws as if she was ready to walk away.
June 11, 2019 at 11:01 pm #1276
- This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Tyler.
“Remind me when I asked for your opinions?” It was unlike Owlbelly to be so rude, but he decided he needed to match her energy. Kass was incredibly full of herself as if her years of living on her own allowed her to voice any sort of opinion on their way of life. “Any reasonable cat could see that you have a strong sense of entitlement and nothing to back it up. You’re a rogue, your opinion is worth nothing to us.” He felt a bit hypocritical saying these words, but the two-toned tom knew that it had to be said. Even if he related to her as an outcast, she had no right saying those words. Why Hollystar would let such a creature into thunderclan, Owlbelly had no idea. “Then you should head back before she wakes up, wouldn’t you get in trouble?” Owlbelly meant his words to sound like a taunt, but his tone still had a lingering concern.
The tom watched as Kass showed off her claws, taking a cautious step to the side in an attempt to shield Tinyflame from any sudden attacks. “She has a name.” He felt defensive over his clanmate as, though she always had a grumpy side, was never openly rude. The small ginger feline had always been a relatively friendly face, and so Owlbelly couldn’t help but feel protective. Though the tom wanted to argue with the rogue, he decided to let Tinyflame speak for herself. She was a perfectly capable warrior.
The tom begrudgingly pointed his muzzle in the direction of riverclan, hoping that she would give up on them and leave. He strongly wanted to avoid any physical confrontations, especially with the tense feelings between the clans at the moment. However, when Kass misnamed his clan in an attempt to push his buttons, Owlbelly found himself growing angry. “Windclan.” He growled, feeling his own claws unsheath. Due to the fact that Owlbelly always felt the need to prove himself, the large warrior was fiercely protective and loyal to his home. Though, at her words of a message, the tom felt himself growing curious. “We’ll… We’ll relay the message to Wolfstar. Now, do you want us to escort you back to Thunderclan and let them know why you were so far from camp or will you be able to find your way back?” The tom couldn’t help but scrunch his nose at her wink, strongly disliking her forward and rude personality.June 11, 2019 at 11:19 pm #1278
Kass’s insult about the Tribe’s interruption during the Clan’s gathering had the fur on the back of Tinyflame’s neck bristling. How should a rogue know about something so significant to the Clans? And to treat it like it was some joke, none the less. The she-cat’s flirtatious tone only suited to frustrate her more. This really was just a joke to her! The reveal of the other cat’s claws did not rattle her, if anything it spurred her on and made her want to cross the distance between them even more to show her what it really meant to cross a border.
Owlbelly’s step in front of her was the only thing that prevented her impulse and she relaxed slightly behind him. She was grateful for the deputy’s retort against Kass’s attitude, and she couldn’t have said anything better, or worse even. So, she didn’t. Tinyflame merely met the feline’s two-colored eyes straight on in a quiet challenge.
“Whatever you have to say doesn’t interest me at all,” the tiny warrior retorted. However, when her companion offered to show her to the border, Tinyflame felt dread pick at her pelt. As much as she knew that they should make sure the rogue truly left their territory, she didn’t want to spend more time than necessary around her.June 12, 2019 at 11:44 pm #1341
Kass shrugged, “I’m sure I can find my way back from here. Shouldn’t be too hard.”
And with that she turned to return back to the forest.
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