So The Journey Begins.... Jan 24, 2008 18:10:04 GMT -5
Post by ♥Adara on Jan 24, 2008 18:10:04 GMT -5
[/size][/center]Adara awoke at the break of dawn, her small woven basket sat just beside a window that allowed the few stray beams of sunlight that had broken through the clouds to caress her cream hued coat. It was reluctantly that she opened her stunning blue eyes, blinking lethargically as her little jaw opened into a wide yawn exposing her white needle like kitten teeth. Stretching out her form her little digits spread making her paws look bigger as momentarily her nails unsheathed themselves. Then she relaxed her dark colored paws running back across the pink fluffy material that lined her bed. For a moment she just nuzzled her head down, trying to get back to sleep until she remembered what day it was.
Leaping out of the bed without a moment to lose she shook her head and glanced back at the bed. God she disgusted herself sometimes, she swore she would never sleep in a basket again, so that when she left to join the fabled clans she wouldn’t struggle to sleep out on the hard ground. But here she was. The morning she was going to leave all cuddled up like a true house pet. Trotting towards her bowls she glanced down at the hard fish shaped biscuits; she had been practicing her hunting but… She did have a big day ahead of her so she decided she would eat something just to be safe. She didn’t have time to catch anything on her big long journey through the forest and she didn’t want to starve. Slowly crunching down on a decent meal of fishy treats she lapped up some crystal clear water from her ceramic bowl and slipped out the kitty door put in place by her human.
Trotting out through the dew laced grass she tried not to hop around a look like a total pet but it was cold and wet so she raised her paws up way clear of the grass before taking a step. Clambering up the lumber pile pressed up against her back fence she stood with her two little paws pressed into the wooden fence and gazed out towards the trees. At this point most kittens would be indecisive about leaving their comfortable homes but not Adara. She knew what she wanted and she knew that if she didn’t leave now she would regret it forever so within seconds she had pulled her slender, agile body up over the fence and landed on the grass on the other side with a satisfying thud.
She had been walking for hours, she was sure of it now, the sun was now high in the sky but black clouds prevented any of the warming rays from helping guide the little kitten’s path. She stumbled and tripped and slipped in the darkness of the undergrowth. She had started out the day running, but now she was getting tired and clumsy. Usually she was as agile as a breeze and slippery as a river but now she was getting tired and despite being rather fit she hadn’t slept to well that night and she had started the day off without even considering pacing herself. Now she was paying for it. She was sure she would have found the clans by now but she hadn’t even caught the slightest sniff of their scent since she had been outside the fence. But that wasn’t going to stop her, she was more determined to do this then she had been anything in her life. So shaking her little head as a heavy droplet of water fell from the foliage above and hit her square on the nose she began to walk a little faster and a little stronger and stopped slipping.
Maybe she had been optimistic, it was getting late now and she was lost. There was no way she was going to find her way out of the forest let alone back home. She had finally found the scent of other cats, strong scents, weak scents, new scents and old. But she had not even seen one cat. Sometimes she just felt the presence of another creeping up behind her, ready to pounce but when she turned there was no one there. Glancing upwards she couldn’t even see the sun through the dense brush but should her view of been clear she still would not have seen anything. The sun was low on the horizon, its last few rays dancing across the land but it was not enough to light up the darkness of the forest. Adara was wet, cold and hungry but she wasn’t going to get scared or complain or give up. Glancing about with her wide blue eyes, a stubborn look printed across her gentle features she noticed a small hollow in the bottom of maple that grew near an enormous oak that appeared to have been cut in half not to far away.
Creeping towards the tree she glanced around, “Hullo?” she called out tentatively, she didn’t want to disturb anyone who could be sleeping or trying to sleep in there. That would be rude and unnecessary, she was a guest to the forest and she had no business stirring trouble. Poking her head into the hole she squeaked a little “Anyone there?” but there wasn’t. Creeping into the cold but dry little hollow she curled her dark tail around her cream body and pressed herself up against the back where she would be safer. That way she could see who was attacking should they try. Now she was struggling to stay awake, her eyelids were heavy, trying to flutter down over her blue eyes.
However she wasn’t quite asleep. She ran over her plan for the next day.
Find the clans.
Lie and say she was 6 moons old so she could become an apprentice.
Meet some kits of the clan and learn how to behave.
Find a mentor.
It was a big ask and she knew it, but she had always set her sights high and when she achieved them there was no better feeling of accomplishment. And within seconds her eyes had fallen closed and he heavy head placed itself on her paws. Tomorrow. There was always tomorrow her mind was sure. Little did she know she was only about 50feet from the clan’s camp itself.