Buzz off! [Bitternwing] May 14, 2017 11:00:22 GMT -5
Post by Jet on May 14, 2017 11:00:22 GMT -5
RainClan - Senior Warrior - Tom - 45 Moons
Today had been mildly irritating. Adderstrike had been sitting by the river all day, until he had accumulated a reasonable, yet unimpressive, amount of fish. He tried being patient, he really did, but the tom had a problem sitting and waiting for something to happen, especially when his pelt was on fire and every other cat he met throughout the day had incredible success. That's my luck. He almost grumbled out loud.
Although it was really peaceful by the river, the entire day had been hot. Daylight had parched the territory since sunrise, and Adderstrike had been a victim of the heat from the moment he stepped out of the warrior's den. At least I didn't get eaten by a fox today. He mused, reflecting on the leaf-bare hunt that left him mangled for several weeks. I still have scars down my flanks from that. Adderstrike continued mulling around the shore in his odd gait, wondering what he would do with the rest of the afternoon. I don't want to go back to camp and hear about how amazing everyone's day was. I'd rather just stay away from all of that right now. He decided, ashamed of his day's work.
Adderstrike stopped to sit down, grooming his brown tabby pelt, listening to the world around him. Birdsong reined the canopies, and the sun beat down heavily, parching everything but the fluid, rushing river. Everything from plant to stone was coated in a hot, evening glow, including the lone tom's amber pelt and the fish flashing beneath the water's surface.
Adderstrike really didn't know what he wanted to do, but he itched to get off of the pebbly shore, whether that led him into the water or away from it. I might as well swim and cool off for a bit. He thought, stretching. The brown tabby moved towards the river's edge, watching the flowing water run blue and pure.
It's quite beautiful. He said to himself, wetting his paws.
Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.
Notes: Poor Adderstrike had a bad day!