To Move Forward [Tagged] Aug 2, 2020 10:53:35 GMT -6
Post by moony on Aug 2, 2020 10:53:35 GMT -6
Sun slept. And slept. And slept. Since the Clan brought the herbs it seemed that was all Sun could do. The medicine was strong, pungent, and it made her so tired. But, with each passing day she had felt the grip of sickness on her lungs ease. And now, with the warm light breaking through her den, she woke feeling rested. Finally.
The she-cat was no stranger to sickness. Since her mothers had found her washed upon the island shore her lungs had always felt weak. In winter she was always plagued with a cough, and despite her skill as a stone-guard for the tribe there were times she had to watch how far she exerted herself. But, she knew her limits, and rarely did she get as sick as she had this time. I was sure I was going to die. The golden she-cat repressed the memories of the horrible experience from filling her head. It's over now.
Stretching in her nest, Sun reached out her limbs and arched her back, reveling in the feeling of health washing through her body. With a satisfied groan she clambered to her paws and did a quick wash, grooming her ruffled fur and clearing the sleep from her eyes. As she finished, her stomach gave a growl of protest. Realizing she had not eaten in a while, Sun rose to leave her den. Perhaps, she thought, I'll visit Shadow for breakfast.
But upon exiting her den, the spotted she-cat stopped in her tracks. Before her was a fellow stone-guard, Bear. He seemed on a mission, heading towards her den. Breakfast might have to wait. She though, wondering why the tom would be visiting her. She set just outside of her den, curling her tail around her paws as she waited for the tabby-and-white tom to close the gap between them. "Good morning, Bear," Sun greeted him, a slight rasp to her voice from all the coughing she had done since falling ill. "Is something wrong? Coyotes haven't come around again have they?" She continued on. The canines were a plight to the tribe, and if the Stone-guards eased on their duties the beasts would push the boarder of their territory and invade Tribe dwelling places.