Monday, April 2, 2012
The Last Tale to Tell: Chapter 4: Where?
As quietly and nimbly as she can, Calicotail slips into the forest. She has heard that the legendary Striper last lived in a cave deep in the heart of this forest, but she sees nothing. Silly me, she thinks, how could I expect it to be as easy as that? Still, unless he’d moved, he should live somewhere around here. She makes an attempt to climb a tree, and scans the wood for any sign of life. Still nothing. Calicotail realizes that there could be guards here in the forest, too, and she tries to be quieter, but this is hard to do. There are so many twigs on the ground, that every noise begins to freak her out and she takes to the treetops. She sincerely hopes that Striper is still in residence on the island, for the evil creatures will soon attack, she is sure of this. Finally, she thinks she may see the faint outline of a cave…then a thought comes to her. What if Striper was now way too old to be fighting again? With caution, Calicotail approaches the cave, and walks inside. Over in a dusty corner, curled in a ball, lies the most ancient looking tiger she has ever seen.