The Story of Orn' Stone
Am I alive?
Does it really matter anymore?
~ Probably not.. ~
Pine’ Shade shifted herself, in a meek attempt at escape.
Desperate she pushed her body against a sharp netlike object; Her legs trembling.
` This is useless . . .` She let out a breath, relaxing her body again.
Feeling utterly defeated she succumbed to the thought of being trapped forever.
`Giving up so easy? I guess your brain does work, a bit ` A voice taunted her smoothly.
`Who’s there? ` She couldn’t help but nervously whisper.
` You don’t know me? Ouch, that hurt my feelings` The supposed tom put on a pitiful voice.
` Anyway, I’m Orn’ Stone . . .You’ve probably heard of me `
He quietly stalked towards Pine’ Shade.
` You’re from the old nursery tale? . . .`
She figured ‘Orn’ must be off the deep end.
`They made my life a kit’s tale? How disrespectful`. Orn’ Stone muttered.
` Guess that is kind of messed up-`
Pine’ Shade never thought the story might have been true.
` Living cats are the worst, I can’t believe I was one`
Pine’ Shade froze, did that mean she was dead?
` Am I dead?! ` She looked to the Tom, Her eyes wild.
` No, you’re in a place where you would wish you were`
He glanced down darkly.
` What’s that mean? Am I somewhere horrible? `
Pine’ Shade threw questions at him.
` Depends . . .were you looking for a place to suffer eternally? `
Orn took a deep breath, as if readying himself for something.
` Sit . . . I’ll tell you the real prophecy of Orn` He swallowed.
` Great, a nursery story` Pine’ Shade murmured.
` Shush! ` Orn’ Stone straightened himself, then began.
` Fine . . . Just skip to the important parts, I don’t need to know your life story` Pine rushed him, with the flick of her black tail.
` Well it all started when I had decided to become a medicine cat . . .` Orn’ Stone’s tail twitched.
` I had started to get petrifying dreams of being chased-`
His fur bristled.
` I never saw what was chasing me though, I only saw blurred scenes of fog` Orn’ Stone shuffled his paws.
` . . .` Pine’ Shade stayed quiet, an oddly soft look in her eyes.
` Then in a dream, I stopped running . . . to face the thing ` Orn’ Stone froze as if having flashbacks.
`And- I saw...` Orn shut his eyes tight, trying to forget how it looked.
` A Horrifying Cat- with dark red eyes, a spilt jaw and torn ears... ` Orn’ Stone’s whiskers trembled as he stammered.
` That sounds interesting… ` Pine’ Shade shifted her eyes around the dark pine filled forest uneasily.
` Days after that occurrence, I started to think I was being watched… ` Orn’ Stone continued blankly.
` Hm- ` Pine’ Shade’s ears twitched at the new idea Orn was murdered.
` I continued with my life as a medicine cat ` His tail swished from side to side.
` But when the time for our next gathering came, that corrupt Shadowclan led a raid into Thunderclan! ` He unsheathed his claws in pure rage.
` Ah, the start of the great battle? ` Pine’ Shade suddenly remembered being told this story when she was younger.
Orn’ Stone nodded, his dark-brown and dappled pelt starting to smooth.
` My dearest friend Hart’ Stem was brutally thrown and slashed multiple times... ` His eyes glittered in anger.
Orn’ Stone shook his head trying to calm down.
` We didn’t know that Shadowclan had joined with Chaser at the time ` He blinked slowly.
` C-Chaser? ` Pine’ Shade remembered being dragged into a tunnel with him.
` Yes! That no good fleabag helped lead the attack... ` He flattened his ears.
` HE”S THE ONE WHO BROUGHT ME HERE ` Pine’ Shade wiggled out from the trap, her adrenaline pumping.
` Oh...I guess there’s no way to get you out then ` Orn’ Stone let out a loud sigh and turned.
` W-why? ` Pine’ Shade looked at him nervously.
` You’ve been brought to the Darkforest- When here, there’s no coming back ` He squinted sadly.
` You’ll remain here as yourself and join their clan... ` He exhaled slowly.
` But I’m not evil- I need to get back! ` She started to get teary eyed in desperation.
` …They’ll come for you soon- I’m sure of it, you must go now! Before they come.. `
Pine’ Shade trudged towards Orn’ Stone and rubbed her neck against his, before bounding off.
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