My heart was pounding in my ears, my body ached and waves of pain flooded through my joints like fire.
Something I haven't felt for the past few days of travel for food. I managed to catch a few fish in the pond, it wasn't much but it was better than nothing.
Speaking of which, the growls of the wolf guards were loud in my ears. I dared to not look back in fear that they would be as close as they sound. I ran through bushes and around trees, ducking under loose hanging branches when an idea popped in my head. My Cat scolded me for not thinking of this before.
I ran straight towards the nearest tree and climbed like my life depended on it, which it did. Using my claws I was able to climb up the trunk and settle on one of the branches. Hearing a loud thump follow me, I looked below as I catched my breath.
One of the three wolves was shaking their head and whimpering lowly, the other two checking to see if he was ok.
It's fine Ariel
He huffed and continued to clean our paws.
"You won't get away so easily next time, Cat."
Looking down at the now shifted men below me in shorts I took in their appearance. The one who just spoke had dark brown hair and green eyes along with a small scar just above his chin. I wonder where it came from?
The one to his left had blonde hair and sky blue eyes and looked like he really didn't wanna be here. He didn't have any scars but he did have a line of freckles on his nose. He looked adorable.
Finally the one on the right had light brown hair and brown eyes. No scars or freckles but he did have a tattoo on his collarbone, it looked like a small bird but I couldn't tell. Strange place for it to be.
I would've shifted and asked them to kindly go away and also to explain why I had crossed their territory yet again but I didn't have any clothes. And after what happened the last time I shifted to talk to a different wolf guard, I would never do it again.
That'll never happen again.
I know Ariel.
The man with the green eyes spoke,
"You can't stay up there forever, you'll have to leave the tree eventually." He smirked, "And when you do, I'll be here. Waiting." He sat down and continued to stare at me.
I don't like how he's staring at us.
It's fine Ariel, we are on his territory after all .
It's not his territory, it's his alphas.
Either way, he has a right to be upset.
I think he's an ignorant pup who needs to be taught a lesson.
I chose to ignore him after that, he didn't like it when anyone looked at us for a long time. He gets aggressive, I'm not sure why though. It's only natural for people to treat us this way,We are a low tier animal after all.
I had totally forgotten about the three wolves until one of them spoke.
"Look man, if you want to stay out here and stare at a kitten in a tree, be my guest. But me and Cole aren't skipping dinner to sit out here with you for hours on end."
The one sitting growled lowly, "Do what you want Trace, but I'm not moving."
Trace rolled his eyes, "Come on Gabe, are you really gonna sit there and stare at the cat all day long?"
Trace just shook his head and motioned for Cole to follow him as he left. Once they were gone, I stood up and stretched. Gabe raised an eyebrow and stood up as well,
"Getting up already? I thought it would've taken longer then a few minutes to lure a Cat out of a tree." He laughed and I just kinda looked at him, he looked tired.
Putting aside the fact that he wants to hurt me, I felt bad. You could see bags under his eyes from staying up all night and patrolling the land. I didn't like causing trouble for the wolves, I know he is just doing his job. But I needed food and I had to cross over the land to get it. I would explain this if I had clothes but something tells me that even if I did, he wouldn't care.
While watching where I was stepping, I started to jump from each tree branch to another. Slowly but surely making my way to neutral territory through the trees.
He glared down at me and growled, "I better not catch you on this land again Cat. If I do, you won't be dealing with me but with the Alpha."
The Alpha of that land is Evan Jacobs.
Everyone knows who he is. He's known to be cruel and sadistic when it comes to trespassers. One time a bunny shifter once accidentally crossed his land a few too many times and he told the bunny that if he came across the land again, he'd slit his throat.
Well, the bunny did cross again and No ones seen him since.
Seeing that I was clearly shaken, Gabe smirked and then shifted before running back.
Don't worry Cedric, that alpha won't be catching us anytime soon
How can you be so sure of that?
Just trust me.
He then cut our communication off.
I rolled my eyes before trotting over to the hole in this big tree trunk that I called home. I curled up still in my cat form and started cleaning my white fur.
Afterwards, I fell asleep.