Beneath The Night Sky [Zephyrfang] Jan 18, 2015 17:41:46 GMT -5
Post by Bloodrose on Jan 18, 2015 17:41:46 GMT -5
Soft hazel eyes blinked open and the tortoiseshell found herself stirring from the darkness of sleep. Though the content warmth of the warrior's den continued to wrap around her, she felt herself returning to a conscious state, almost as though something were calling her into focus. Slowly, she convinced herself to lift her tortoiseshell head. She could feel a weight on her shoulders, and without looking she knew it was Zephyrfang's head. Knowing he was there, pressed against her... It filled her with such light feeling. She had to stop herself from purring, or the vibration might awaken him.
As her eyes adjusted to the shift in lighting, she did move slowly enough to let her gaze fall on the sleeping tabby form. He lay partially sprawled out beside her, and she couldn't help but think he looked almost... Silly, as though that couldn't possibly be comfortable. With his head on her shoulders, he was left to twist the rest of his body randomly. His left shoulder was on the ground, but his rear was positioned almost as though he were sitting. She couldn't help be smile softly at him. If you aren't careful... You'll develop back problems before long.
Her gaze was drawn towards the entrance as the cool night air drifted in. From the nest she shared with Zephyrfang, she could just barely see the stars in the clear sky outside. It caused something within her to stir, as though there were somewhere she desperately needed to be. Tortoiseshell ears were pivoted forward as she strained to hear the sounds of the night, strained to see more. It took her several heartbeats to draw her gaze away from the stars above. She focused for a moment on her paws, her breathing slow, delicate. And then she heard a heavy exhale from beside her, and felt a gust of air against her fur.
Leaning towards him, she nuzzled his shoulder gently, her touch running along his fur until she could lick his cheek, hoping to draw him from his sleep. It took another moment or so, and another pass of her tongue over the top of his head, but he groaned and opened those eyes she loved so much. Smiling gently at him, she pushed her head beneath his chin, letting their fur mingle as she purred. It was silent, but it was undeniably content.
An exhilaration passed over her, and she knew what she wanted to do. Nuzzling him one more time to ensure she had his attention, she rose to her paws. After a quick stretch to wake her sleepy muscles, she began to quickly pick her way around the sleeping forms of her Clanmates. When she made it to the entrance of the warrior's den, she glanced over one shoulder, back into the darkness of the den. She waited until his still-sleep filled eyes met hers before flashing him a bright smile. She couldn't keep her excitement at bay. Motioning with her tail, she almost begged him to follow her, paws kneading the ground, as though she were dancing on the spot.
With another glance up at the glistening stars, she bounded to the entrance of the camp. Hesitating there, she waited until he appeared from within the warrior's den. She laughed silently as she watched him glance around in confusion. Retracing her steps, she couldn't help but wind herself around him, fur brushing against his and her tail twining with his. With another nudge, she pulled away, bounding towards the entrance once more. From there, it was like a game that kits played. She would bound ahead, and wait until he appeared in her line of sight again. It was even completed with an excited wave of her plume-like tail, urging him to follow before she would disappear again.
Though she could see he was beginning to wake, to be more focused, he looked just as confused. It took her some effort to remain just ahead of him, fairly certain that if he tried, he could easily surpass her in speed. He was much stronger than she was. But she was determined. Her paws carried her with ease, weaving amongst trees on a path that had once been as familiar to her as the back of her paw.
This was the path to the place they'd first met, to the place where they had met time and time again before he'd joined TreeClan to be with her. And finally it came into view. Bursting through the undergrowth, she could feel the grass beneath her paws. Above her, the canopy had opened up, revealing the brilliant sky above, the flickering stars above casting dancing shadows and glimmers of light over her tortoiseshell coat. With another brief glance to her ancestors above, to her father... She felt a warmth wrapped around her, and she felt a joy stronger than anything she had felt in a long time. She felt... Comfort. As the undergrowth before her began to rustle, she dropped her eyes back to a normal level.
He emerged not long after she'd arrived, amber eyes taking in the surroundings. She thought she could see recognition in his eyes, hoping he'd remember the place they'd first met. It had been... Not unlike this, if she remembered correctly. Clear skies, cool night breeze. When his gaze finally landed upon her, she was seated near the center, her tail wrapped around her paws. When she smiled at him, it brightened her eyes, betraying her excitement and her nerves.
Would he be angry that she'd woken him without explanation? That she'd dragged him all the way here? She knew that he was supposed to be accompanied, and that she more than likely did not count in that sector. What could she do to keep him in check when he owned her heart? But to her, in that moment? It only made it all the more... Exciting. Alongside that excitment, a gentleness was reflected in her eyes, one that reminded him of what she thought to be the single most important thing in the world.
I love you.