The breeze ruffled the tufts of fur resting on top of Clovershine's ears as she slowly walked along the border. It tickled. Shaking her head once to quickly get rid of the sensation, Clovershine found herself giggling slightly.
It's like the wind is playing with me.
Not unlike her normal routine, Clovershine was up early and walking the borders of ShadowClan. She loved this practice, away from any pitying eyes of her Clanmates (though there were fewer and fewer now) and completely surrounded by the stillness of nature. Despite her stiff leg, Clovershine moved at a decent pace. Her lithe sunshine-colored body bouncing back rays of light as it peeked through the shadows.
Wind whispered through the trees around her and Clovershine smiled broadly. She loved this corner of ShadowClan territory. Although it was far from camp, she never stayed for long, and the cover of the trees made her feel so safe. Wonderfully protected from the sky.
She had just passed the opening under the thunderpath and was contemplating going home when she suddenly heard something. A hiss. Then a skittering of small paws across the thunderpath floor. Without thinking, Clovershine's training kicked in. Settling low, she worked her maw open to allow the scent to wash over it. All paws worked to bring her close to the ground-with only one failing to do its job properly.
That wasn't going to stop her though.
Eyes wide and patient, Clovershine watched patiently as the chipmunk came into view. He was running for his life, but unfortunately for him, that wasn't going to work. Springing forward, Clovershine pounded at the chipmunk. But with a hiss, she realized the attack was going to fall short.
Oh, this silly leg!
The chipmunk made a quick maneuver towards a tree, but Clovershine wasn't ready to give up. With a quick twist of her body, she compensated her left side with a powerful push from her right.
Biting down, the chipmunk squeaked once before he went limp between her teeth.
Clovershine breathed heavily. She had done it! She was practically glowing with happiness as any catch was successful in her book-despite the fact this chipmunk was rather small. It was at that moment, upon looking up from her price, that Clovershine realized she wasn't alone.
Across the thunderpath, as bright as the sun, a tomcat watched her.
Cocking her head to the side, Clovershine paused for a moment before waving her tail at the chipmunk in front of her, eyes bright.
"You were so close! Too bad he chose my side!"