Battle within Darkness [Hawkpaw Battle] Oct 16, 2019 15:47:12 GMT -5
Post by Abyss on Oct 16, 2019 15:47:12 GMT -5
TELL ME BABY, WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
The Black Woods were...quiet. It was normal for them to be this way. But today was slightly different. There was a hint of tension in the air that circulated through the maze of dark trees. No birds chirped. No squirrels scurried through the branches. There wasn’t even the croaking of frogs or toads. Pure silence.
Occasionally, there would be some rustling of leaves and bushes. In the middle of the lack of movement or life, there was a dark figure that made its way through the trees, alternating between moving through the bushes on the ground and climbing up to the branches of the trees. Amber-brown eyes scanned both the ground and the trees constantly, searching out another figure that may or may not be hidden.
Brindlemask was on the hunt, which was typical for her. But this time she wasn’t hunting for prey. She was hunting another cat. Another of her clanmates, in fact. Phrasing it that way, given the circumstances, would probably be suspicious to any of her other clanmates. But she didn’t see the problem.
She had brought Hawkpaw out into the territory to practice battle training. Normally you would think that a mentor and Apprentice would get in a clearing together, stance, face one another, and battle. But Brindle didn’t set it up this way. She took her Apprentice to the Black Woods, told him that they would be practicing with his fighting skills, and then told him to go wander. She told him that they would both wander around the dark portion of the forest for a little bit and try to remain separate, and then eventually they would run into each other. When they should run into one another, they were to treat each other as aggressive intruders. Of course, neither of them intended to kill one another. But playing it nice and easy wasn’t going to win a battle.
Perching herself in a branch within one of the dark trees, the torbie Warrioress scanned the area below her, watching for any signs of movement in case Hawkpaw happened to be near her.
WHERE YOU COME FROM AND WHERE YOU WANNA GO THIS TIME?
WARRIORESS OF NIGHTCLAN
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