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everything i've loved has turned to stone // P
« on: November 14, 2018, 12:12:38 AM »
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darling, im lost.
i heard you whispering,
that night in fountain square.
the trash filled streets,
made me wish,
we were headed home.

Heron felt like she was gonna puke. Paws trembling as she stared at the cats in front of them.

should they tell them? The other cats tied to kill them for wanting to find swiftclaw! what if these cats were just putting up a kind front and would turn against them in the end?

the little show of comfort from her brother made her jump at first, though she soon pressed against him until he stepped back, grateful for the help in her fit of panic.

she nodded at his response, dark tail wrapping around her paws as she sat next to him, vacant expression turned towards the three clan cats, fur bristling as they stayed silent for a while.

why weren't they talking? should they not have said anything? god, they should just run! why weren't they running?!

"a medic? we have one of those."

What?

Herons gaze turned towards the cat that spoke-the tom. He was staring at the two with interest that made Heron's skin crawl all over. She wanted to run. They shouldn't be here. They almost got killed once today, she wasn't gonna have it happen twice.

"We do, but we shouldn't help some rouges... it's not good for our clan" The big fluffy she-cat smiled sympathetically, "I hope your mother is alright, though"

Heron stared down Froststar with squinted eyes. She was actually being very kind....and not turning on them. Why were they being so kind to a couple of outsiders? "Not your medic, a medic."

She watched the three cats expression turn to confusion. Of course, they'd be confused. But she'd eat maggots before she told them swiftclaw was who they were looking for.

"What?"

"Nothing...come on Crow, let's go" She muttered, nudging him a bit before flinching away as the little shy apprentice piped up with a "What do you mean by a medic? are you looking for someone?"

Herons nose scrunched up as if she was disgusted, ears flat against her head. "None of your business, little cat." She hissed, dark tail lashing around. No way was she going to tell this cat who they were looking for. Swiftclaw was not liked, that much they knew now. But they needed him. They promised Raven.

"I'm not little! Who are you looking for? We can help!"

"Shut up, we don't need your help"

"Then why'd you ask for a medic?"


Heron stayed silent, and by this time she was facing the little tabby with a grimace. They did need the cats to help. And by the looks on their faces, she could tell the other two didn't like her picking a fight with their friend.

"Well?" Froststar asked, a little annoyed look telling that they weren't backing down.

Heron couldn't run again. But she sure as hell wasn't going down without a fight. "swiftclaw." she stated simply, tensed and ready to fight if these cats were going to attack. she didn't have much practice. mainly tussling with crow when he felt up to it and the little tricks she picked up on while practising on leaves and trees.

The cats all looked very surprised at that, except the small ginger apprentice who just stared back with a confused look. "Whos that?"

"Swiftclaw was a warrior once upon a time"
The tom muttered, "He was....bad." He said dumbly, and Heron scoffed at his lack of vocabulary.

"You two are looking for Swiftclaw specifically....because?"

"He's our dad."

Heron almost backed down from her defensive stance as a look of pity flashed through all of the cat's eyes. She didn't want pity. She just wanted to find Swiftclaw and get their mother better so they could continue on with their boring, pathetic lives.

"Well? do you know where to find him or not?" She spat.

"Ah, yeah...he lives near the twolegplace. in a barn. its big and red, you can't miss it."

Heron wanted to cry of relief. They knew where to go looking now, at least. They didn't have a dumb guess. And these cats weren't going to attack them. or even chase them away. they actually helped a couple of loners.

"Thanks..." The slender molly muttered, before slipping past crow and beginning towards the twolegplace. "come on... let's get out of here as fast as we can..." she almost whispered, head low as she looked over her shoulder to see the three begin to retreat. 

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Re: everything i've loved has turned to stone // P
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 12:25:52 AM »
track smelly
TO REALIZE THE HAND OF LIFE IS REACHING OUT
*:・゚✦TO RID ME OF MY PRIDE, I CALL ALLEGIANCE TO MYSELF

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Re: everything i've loved has turned to stone // P
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 01:06:42 AM »
ur the smelly one
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Re: everything i've loved has turned to stone // P
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 01:44:13 AM »
i just showered so haha
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Re: everything i've loved has turned to stone // P
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 11:35:08 PM »
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After giving a dismissive dip of his head, the tom shuffled after his sister. Glancing for her slim body to the larger bodies huddled together in conference. Having caught the eye of the smallest cat, he ducked his head and hurried after his sibling, bumping and brushing against her. "It's okay, it doesn't look like they'll chase" he whispered reassuringly.

When they were far enough from the group of cats, Crow began to process what had happened so far. They left their comfy nests and ran into what seemed to be hostile clan cats, were chased into nicer felines, and were sent on their way to meet their father. Giving his chest quick proud licks, he wondered if their mother would be impressed with their journey to find her help.

Taking a few quick steps ahead, he began to sniff what he was able to reach. Bushes, patches of grass, twigs, rocks, clumps of dirt, semi-exposed roots, anything that caught his interest. It was the new scents that had him excited, nearly enough for him to forget the aching pain that came from his paws. Turning to face his sister, he brushed his cheek with hers, "Can we take a break?

Without waiting for her answer, he settled himself on his side, panting as he made quite the show of catching his breath. Looking up at the trees, he watched as birds flew over them, singing a song as they were way out of their reach and were in no known danger. It was beautiful, the light that filtered through branches and leaves, the chirping, the breeze that would appear now and again, and the chance to relax after all that chaos. "If only momma were here, Heron. I bet she'd be impressed with how you handled all that back there. You really took charge!" he purred loudly, he sure was proud of his sister. Though he wished she had accepted the help the nice clan cats had offered.

After a few minutes of laying on his side, he sat up to examine his pads as they were hurting still. Giving careful licks to them, he whimpered softly; he wasn't used of traveling this much.

When he had enough time to catch his breath and it seemed as Heron had calmed down enough to continue the trip, he forced himself to his paws and walked ahead. Continuously sniffing the area and glancing over his shoulders, he made sure they were safe still and that they had not missed the huge building as the cats had instructed their father could be found in. 
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*:・゚✦TO RID ME OF MY PRIDE, I CALL ALLEGIANCE TO MYSELF

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Re: everything i've loved has turned to stone // P
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 07:25:18 PM »
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darling, im lost.
i heard you whispering,
that night in fountain square.
the trash filled streets,
made me wish,
we were headed home.

heron felt like her paws were gonna fall off. and she was not being dramatic even a bit.

they were throbbing and probably bleeding. how long had they even been walking? it could have been a few hours. but also a few days. she lost track.

shed also lost track of where they were going. multiple times. theyd gotten lost like twice. and now the forest was getting less dense and she was ready to admit defeat.

really, were they even sure that swiftclaw could help their mother? he may know a lot about herbs but hes no healer.

should they have just accepted the clans help? did she make a big, fatal mistake in refusing? her heart dropped at that thought.

was she about to kill their mother by being so stubborn?

just as she was about to admit she was wrong and they should turn back, a big, red building came into view.

a barn.

"crow" she breathed, looking to her brother "we're here" finally

she began to walk faster, going into the barn and standing in the doorway.

she could smell a few cats, but none of them really stuck out to her. and she didnt see any of them. maybe they were hiding?

just then a big brown tomcat jumped down from the loft and hissed at the siblings.

herons first reaction was to yelp and rear back, claws extended.

"who are you? what do you want?" he roared, sending chills down herons spine.

"not you i hope" she grumbled "we're looking for swiftclaw.


the tom paused, and walked away. he was gone for a few minutes. or long enough for heron to step inside and sit, getting comfy and grooming crows fur to pick out all of the nasty burrs that made their way into his wild mess of black fluff.

that had become a sort of coping skill, when her anxiety was through the roof.

soon, though, a cat walked out from up in the loft and heron felt her heart drop.

she really did look like him.

did she always have a menacing stare like that, too? or did he just recognize them and want them gone?

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