Restless || ● Ch. 5 up ● Easier to read on mobile Oct 25, 2019 17:41:23 GMT -5 phantomstar57, Captain Americat, and 2 more like this
Post by prophet on Oct 25, 2019 17:41:23 GMT -5
Designed by ~Sapphire~
There are legends that haunt the Tribe of Pine Shadows, of a creature that snatches and eats those who wander out too far from the shelter of the Tribe. A reckless young she-cat will soon face the source of this legend as she ventures beyond everything she's ever known and goes on a journey that may very well end in her early demise. Accompanied by two vastly different companions, will she find out the truth, or die trying?
This story includes horror, slightly graphic violence, and death
Note: all coding by me
An Old Man's Winter Night
All out of doors looked darkly in at him
Through the thin frost, almost in separate stars,
That gathers on the pane in empty rooms.
What kept his eyes from giving back the gaze
Was the lamp tilted near them in his hand.
What kept him from remembering what it was
That brought him to that creaking room was age.
He stood with barrels round him—at a loss.
And having scared the cellar under him
In clomping there, he scared it once again
In clomping off;—and scared the outer night,
Which has its sounds, familiar, like the roar
Of trees and crack of branches, common things,
But nothing so like beating on a box.
A light he was to no one but himself
Where now he sat, concerned with he knew what,
A quiet light, and then not even that.
He consigned to the moon,—such as she was,
So late-arising,—to the broken moon
As better than the sun in any case
For such a charge, his snow upon the roof,
His icicles along the wall to keep;
The log that shifted with a jolt
Once in the stove, disturbed him and he shifted,
And eased his heavy breathing, but still slept.
One aged man—one man—can't fill a house,
A farm, a countryside, or if he can,
It's thus he does it of a winter night.
- Robert Frost
- First -
Cast , Tribe of Pine Shadows
- Second -
Prologue, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3
- Third -
Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6 (wip)
- Fourth -
Our heroine, a pure-white she-cat with green eyes. Although she's temperamental and stubborn, she's also fiercely loyal and quick-thinking. Currently a to-be.
A rule-follower and protective, his natural curiosity and sarcasm annoy Moony constantly. Currently a Cavernguard
A fierce she-cat with a barbed tongue and violent temper. She's a former-loner but has shown loyalty to the Tribe.
Tribe of Pine Shadows
Lightspeaker (leader and healer of the tribe)
Fox which Leaps at the Rabbit - a young, dilute calico tom with amber eyes
Cavernguard (traverses unknown tunnels as well as guards the entrance)
Leaf which Dances in the Water "Leaves" - tom with almost-pure-gray fur, save for a splash of white across his face
Shadow of the Ever-growing Pine "Shadow" - dark gray tabby she-cat
Casting Light Over Rocks "Cas" - white she-cat with black splotches across her back
To-be Guards (training under all the Cavernguards): Spruce that Grasps the Mountain "Spruce" - black tabby tom; Hawk which Cries in the Clouds "Hawk" - cinnamon tabby she-cat
Snowtrekkers (hunts prey and herbs among the snow)
Spotted Owl that Stalks the Shadows "Owl" - an older, black tabby she-cat
Rains which Brings Plants Anew "Rains" - small black and white tom
Great Eagle that Takes Flight "Eagle" - white she-cat with black paws and tail
Spine of the Mountain "Spine" - ginger tabby she-cat
To-be Trekkers (training under all the Snowtrekkers): Moon Light that Walks in Shadow "Moony" - pure-white she-cat with green eyes; Jagged Stone which Pierces Snow "Jag" - cinnamon tabby tom
Tunnel-Mothers (females who are expecting, have kits, or help birth kits)
Leaping Rabbit over Fresh Snow "Rabbit" - black and white, Cavernguard, mother of Soaring Hawk in the Sky "Soaring"
Deep Thicket by the Water "Thicket" - black tabby, Snowtrekker, expecting
Lichen Hanging off the Cave "Lich" - black tom
Honey of the Maple Tree "Honey" - calico tabby she-cat
Mouse Hidden in the Rocks "Mouse" - aging, pale gray she-cat, former Lightspeaker
Soaring Hawk in the Sky "Hawk" - dark gray and white tabby tom, Leap's mate
Falling Snow off the Mountain "Snow" - pure-white she-cat with blue eyes, Moony's mother