for pear and falcon! this will be interesting
|It was nearing midnight, and the wind chilled every cat to the bone. There was not a soul awake, or so Pearfrost thought. The small warrior gazed in solemn exasperation across the river at MoorClan and CreekClan's territories. She had not returned to the camp today. She simply couldn't.|
Recently, the Clan had been suspicious of Pearfrost not bringing fresh-kill back for the Clan. A rumor spread about the ex-Bonestar supporter, accusing her of eating it herself. Unfortunately, the truth was Pearfrost simply had trouble hunting alone now that prey had run scarcer and scarcer. Many cats worked in teams to drive out prey from their winter burrows. But not Pearfrost. No one wanted to work with her on anything, even a task as simple and as mundane as hunting.
Even when she was assigned to patrols, Pearfrost lacked the motivation to keep up with their hunts. She often wandered off alone again, avoiding the snarky remarks and pointed confrontations. Pearfrost did not speak out against the other cats' accusations either. Many of them were true. She could not deny it.
She could not help but be jealous of Peachwish. Her beautiful and charming sister who could sweep any cat off their feet in an instant. If Pearfrost had the same kind of charm, maybe, just maybe, she would fit in a little more and actually support the Clan.
And so tonight she was ashamed.
"You foolish coward of a cat," she growled at herself for her inadequate social skills. She managed to find a sheltered spot by a large tree. The wind howled and ruffled her fur. Tonight she considered leaving GorgeClan. Cats did not seem to want or need her here anyway. She laid down and lost herself in her confused thoughts.
A snap of some tree branch or forest debris startled her. Her mood already soiled, the fiery she-cat turned to see a peek of brown fur. How dare someone spy on her? It was like her Clanmates to be so distrustful and secretive.
"How dare...!" Without hesitation, she gave a loud snarl and sprung at the intruder.
LAIKA OF GS!