Learning From The Best (Lionstar, OPEN). Feb 2, 2013 4:33:50 GMT -5
Post by Fawntastic on Feb 2, 2013 4:33:50 GMT -5
The second he felt her claws come in contact with his lush golden fur, the instinctual urge to rid himself of the sudden cling-on was immediate and intense, Lionstar's body tensing beneath the added weight that literally dropped onto his back. Her landing had been excellent, though he hadn't exactly made it too terribly challenging for her - it was a great starting period, and that was enough of an accomplishment for one day.
Shaking to and fro as though a bear trying to get rid of weasel that had gotten too bold, Lionstar put forth a burst of speed as he raced towards another tree, then slammed on the 'brakes', digging his paws into the frozen, snowy ground, hoping the inertia would send her flying forward right over his ears where, had she been an enemy, he would have bitten whatever part of her he could get a hold of.
"I want you and the other apprentices to find Longstripe, he will teach you all how to properly fight from the trees, it's a specialty of his." Informed TreeClan's leader when the brief scuffle had passed, the tom shaking out the dense mane, the golden-ticked fur settling back against his chest and over his shoulders. He would have loved to teach her himself, had he been lighter and a little more equipped for aerial attacks, but he had neither the expertise nor the time to do so. Though this assessment had been successful in providing him with an accurate analysis of her skills, she was not quite at the level where he felt comfortable awarding her a warrior ceremony.
"In 4 sunrises, I will give you another assessment, Foxpaw, and I will test you on your tree-attacking skills." He mewed, rubbing dirt off his ear with one overly large paw. Four days was enough time to prepare, wasn't it? In his opinion, Foxpaw would likely take to the trees as well as any squirrel could. He didn't want to give her too much time, but he also didn't want to overestimate her abilities and give her not enough. Four would be fine for now. If she needed a few more days to fine tune everything, then she need only say so and he'd be happy to push back the date of her second assessment.
OOC: Sorry for cutting their assessment short! I figured this thread would be a hundred posts long if we literally had him teach her everything. Rather than give her a second assessment, Foxpaw can just prove her skills with what we discussed earlier! Sound good?