Post by Abyss on Jan 3, 2019 22:20:30 GMT -5
Current Name: Tanaka
---Previous Names: None
Age: 26 moons
---Previous Ranks: Loner
Description Summary: An average sized white she-cat with small ginger markings and yellow-green eyes
Tanaka is a relatively average-sized she-cat, though she has small paws, thin legs, and a somewhat slender torso. She may not be much larger than the average cat, but she does have a good amount of muscle hidden under her fur, even though it isn't very long. As you can expect, it isn't her size that most cats notice first.
Tanaka's pelt is an unusual combination of white and ginger fur. She is primarily white all over, but she has small ginger markings on her head, torso,, tail, and legs. It is almost like she has the stripes of a tabby, as well as the patches of a calico, but aren't paired with any other colors. She has small orange stripes on her head and legs, but has small patches of orange on her torso and on one of her legs. Her whiskers are long and her eyes are a mix of green and yellow.
Even though it can be hard to put into words, Tanaka has one of those personalities that everyone knows of but doesn't see very often. Let me put it this way. On a normal basis she is very cold, quiet, and independent. She doesn't show much sympathy for anyone, regardless of what problems their going through, she doesn't ask others for help even if she needs it because they might make it worse for her, and she constantly acts as though she doesn't like or is neutral towards just about everyone, even if she has been around them for a while.
Despite all of that, there are those moments where she will show signs of compassion and caring. She will become a very brave and loyal cat for just a moment, but will then find some cruel excuse as to why she did it. She doesn't like admitting that she did anything to help someone, really. Even though she hides it, she does grow fond of others quite often. She tries to stop herself from doing so and honestly has an easy time forgetting about someone if they aren't with her long enough to make an impression.
One situation would be if a few cats that she knows are in danger. If she has been around them for a while and knows them well, she will act like they mean nothing to her. But if a large creature attacked them, she would rush forward and be the first to defend them. If they were to thank her afterwards, she would say something along the lines of 'I was doing it to save myself, not you'.
Something worth mentioning, also, is that she is one of those cats that doesn't dream of having a loving and caring mate, but does want to have a family. Like some of the clans, she is one who would take a mate that she believes would make strong, healthy kits rather than picking one that would be a caring father or a kind mate. Kits would be one exception to her personality, as well. Should she have kits, they are the only ones that she would truly show love towards. She would also be extremely protective as well, just as a loving momma should be for her babies.
Typically when you think of loners, you think of a cat that has no clan or tribe or home. Just a homeless cat wandering the woods by themselves or with one other cat. Large groups of loners travelling together is something not commonly heard of, and when it is seen, most assume that it is a group intending to start their own clan. This was not the case with the group that Tanaka was born into. Three cats, all siblings, had traveled together all their lives without ever joining a clan or a tribe or any other sort of group. They each found their own mates, had kits with those mates, and then all stayed together. This was a group of cats that were made up solely of relatives and those that were mated into the group.
A she-cat by the name of Everest, a member of the group, didn't desire to have a family other than what she had in the group. She didn't need kits. She didn't need a mate. She had all the family she wanted. But her plans were changed when she met a rogue tom while out hunting. She did not like this tom, nor did he like her. They weren't friends, they were hostile towards each other, and they only ever saw each other that once. But some...things...were forced upon her, causing the family to hunt this tom down. He ended up disappearing, but that encounter only furthered her want to never have a mate or family. As you can expect, that encounter forced her to deal with what she didn't want.
A while after that encounter, Everest found herself in a temporary den with one of her nursing sisters with kits of her own. There were two of them, one that looked like her, and the other that looked a lot more like that tom. Now typically when you hear of situations like this, the most common result is something along the lines of 'the she-cat that never wanted kits took one look at her litter and fell in love and cared for them immensely'. That was not how Everest turned out. She saw these kits and honestly wanted nothing to do with them. Yes, one of them looked like her and was kind of cute, but she had no desire to care for them. She hadn't wanted kits. These kits were forced on her. She had no choice but to have them. Now that she did have the choice, she knew what she chose. After she had the kits, she stood up as soon as she could and walked out of the den, leaving the kits by themselves in an empty nest. Her sister, a mother she-cat named Ruby with her own kits, saw this and knew she couldn't let this happen. She tried to convince Everest to take care of the kits, but she refused. Ruby, being a very kind-hearted cat, decided that she would bring these two kits into her own litter. They were a bit younger than her own kits, but that was okay.
The two kits, one of whom was Tanaka, grew up thinking that Ruby was their mother and that they had three other siblings. Once they were old enough, the group began to travel again. But as they journeyed, Tanaka and her sibling began to question some things about their lives. Their "aunt" Everest seemed to constantly avoid them. She would never make eye contact with them. She would never want to play with them or teach them anything. She acted so different from the rest of the family. And their "mother" Ruby always avoided answering when they asked about Everest. Finally, when they were around 10 moons old and no longer kits, Tanaka got tired of it. She and her sibling pulled Ruby aside one day while the group had stopped to rest and confronted her. "Why does Everest hate us?! She treats our other three siblings perfectly fine and even seems to love them, so why are we different? And why have you always avoided our questions!?" Finally, Ruby told them. Everest was their real mother. Everest hadn't ever wanted to have kits, but a tom forced her to do so. When they were born, she didn't want them, so Ruby took them in as her own. Tan's sibling understood, but Tanaka felt betrayed. Not only had her supposed "mother" been lying to her, but the rest of the family had been too. They all knew that Tanaka and her sibling weren't actually Ruby's, yet they never told her. In addition to that, her true mother treated them like dirt just because she didn't have the guts to take care of them when they were born.
Angered by all of this, Tanaka ran off. She didn't want to leave her family, honestly. But they had betrayed her. If they were willing to lie to her about her own parents, whose to say that they wouldn't lie about something much more major in the future.
Tanaka has traveled on her own since then. She still cares about her old family group, as well as Ruby and her siblings. She doesn't particularly like her true mother, nor does she ever want to see Everest again. And while she does desire to see Ruby and her siblings and the rest of the family again, she has no intentions of purposely looking for them.
Other: I was thinking that either she will eventually join the tribe or, if anyone would be interested, maybe she would end up travelling with a small group of other loners.
Made by the amazing Fawn! <3
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