soothe my mind -- open! Sept 20, 2019 17:48:21 GMT -6
Post by halberd on Sept 20, 2019 17:48:21 GMT -6
It wasn't often, now, that Saltflower had a hard time sleeping. When she was younger, she'd often lie awake at night, her mind idly drifting from one thought to another. Perhaps when she was younger she didn't work too hard, or stayed up too late too often chatting with her peers--she either wasn't tired enough to sleep soundly, or perhaps she was too unused to a regular schedule to easily slip into sleep. She rarely had that problem nowadays.
When she did, though, she had little to no patience for it.
She'd tossed and turned in her nest. No matter what she did, the white furred molly couldn't seem to get comfortable. She kept imagining she felt a rock here or a thorn there. When she finally was slightly less uncomfortable than she had been before, just as she started to drift a loud wind whistled through the caverns of camp and snapped her back to wakefulness. After that, all hope was lost--again, her nest was too uncomfortable, and now each breeze coming into camp sounded almost as loud as a wailing kit!
Saltflower finally admitted defeat, and carefully stepped through the groupings of sleeping warriors, and slipped out of camp.
The night was bright, crisp, and clear--at least the wind that had kept her up also cleared the skies! She slowly picked her way to the path of thin trees above the sea caves, fluffing her fur against the chillier night winds. It certainly wasn't nearly as cold as Leafbare, but still--a bit of a breeze made everything seem more chilly!
After some time of walking, she came to a place where the trees were so thin she could stare up at the stars without anything blocking her view. She settled down onto her haunches and stared up. Even as a young, unserious cat, she had always been amazed by Silverpelt, and now was certainly no different. She let out a long, slow sigh, and only turned away when she heard pawsteps approaching.
"Yes?" she prompted, turning to the cat who joined her.
notes: open to whoever would like to join! 8)