"you were told to do what?!" said HawkIce stareing at Leopard with his mouth open slightly shakeing his head " Lady Jasmine sent me to go get the enemys plans for the battle comeing up. she said i can invite who ever i want" Replied LeopardMask Shrugging " i want all of you to come with me Lady Jasmine said when we were ready we were to report to the king" She continued "well im all for it!" said IceMask Siting straight up. Her puma next to her hissed and stayed siting next to her friend. "ill go" River said smileing. River was known for her adventureus additude "ill go but Scars stayin here" Justin said puting his hand over scars "oh no you dont im goin if your goin no if whats or buts about it" scar said stareing at Justin Smileing. when they were about to kiss Leopard frowned, patted SteelWind her wolf he got up and barked at Justin and ScarHeart so they would jump. they did Scar stared at LeopardMask with the look of its not gonna be that easy "oh come on guys it'll be fun besides its not like we're gonna die. we're trained for this we'll get the plans come back and lead a normal life!" Said LeopardMask smileing. Hawk folded his arms "oh i guess i'll go but only because my pets need the excersise" He said reluctently. LeopardMask smiled and looked over at ScarHeart and Justin "so you two comein or are you gonna stay behind and be love birds for a while?" Asked Leopard grinning with sarcasm in her tone. Scar frowned and said "well its up to Justin weather or not WE go" Replied Scar looking at Justin. but he shook his head "nope nope no way Scar's goin any where like that" Justin said folding his arms "its to dangorus" He continued. Scar sighed and said "but thats what makes it fun! im goin with you no matter what" Scar was smileing gently. Scar had the smile that could make the coldest of hearts melt away. yet at the same time she could dish out deadly attacks its what made her such a good student. That was it. Justin couldnt protest any more "oh fine but if she gets hurt captured or even has a scratch on her im comein after you Leopard" Justin said. Leopard Shrugged and said "ok so we're all in this together?" she asked puting a hand in the middle. also her pets both put one of they're paws on top of her hand. the other followed the act now all of they're pets had on of they're paws,claws and such on top of the hands "awesome!" Leopard said smileing. Hawk had put his hand on the bottom and she felt it. grabbed it and squeezed it.
by the time they had gottin back to the orphanage it was midnight. so they went in and curled up in they're beds with they're animals.
The next morning they were packing they're belongings including the eggs they had been given. Scar was packing her things when she found a old picture of her with her parents. She had saved this as a reminder of how they bravely defended they're country territory no matter how small it was. She sighed and put the picture in her backpack. Justin who was packing his stuff behind Scar reconized the sigh and turned around covering Scars hand with his own. "are you ok?" he asked with a look of worry on his face "yeah im fine" she replied trying to look fine. This was not true. While running around the castle grounds she had fallin in a puddle of posion that the poison mertchent had tossed out. She had gotten some of it in her mouth. It tasted like water so she swalled then looked up to see the posion sign swaying in the gentle brieze. She cursed herself and walked back to the orphanage. She knew what sickness had been slowing her down it was the Jernerside illness.if not treated it has been known to kill people within four months time it would be two weeks before it killed her. The only people who knew were River Leopard and Ice. and the girls could notice the difference in Scars' health. She wasnt eating as much as she used to and when she went to play with her compainions she could only stay out for at the most two hours before she started to get tired. normally it was at the most eight hours. "ok we better hurry the other are waiting outside" Justin said he knew there was something she wasnt telling him but he couldnt figure it out so he didnt ask because if she wanted to tell him and if he probably should know she would tell him. "all set" Scar said geting up from the bunk and waveing a hand forward so Strek and Rask would follow her. justin also got up and did the same gester. only this time his Raven Bleshlar came and perched on his shoulder while Draina his husky came into to step beside him. Justin was about to start walking when Scar grabbed his arm, whirled him around and kissed him. when he finished kissing her he said "come on honey we got a job to do"
LeopardMask lead the way to the throne room of the castle with SteelWind and Nitaya on either side of her. when they had entered the throne room they all gasped as they looked around the room. The walls were made of silver bricks, The floor was made of pine that made the room smell like a forest of christmas trees. the windows were glazed and you could see for miles when you looked through them. The thrones at the end of the rectangular room were made of gold and had jewels on the arms of them. The seven children looked around the room in marvel when the king cleared his throat. They brought themselves to attention and made the same bowing gesture that Sir Lerseron and Lady Jasmine had the day before but when they had finished makeing the teeth they're hands went back to they're shoulders. The king raised an eyebrow and sat straight up. "rise and come forward my friends" He said The children did so. They had been given cloaks by they're mentor the day before they would come to the castle. they kept there faces down and they're hoods up. "oh please children you need'nt act so formal you mentors merely gave you the cloaks to keep you warm on your journey you can act as if it were any other meeting with your mentors" the king said trying to comfort the young boys and girls. They sighed in relief and threw back they're hoods. "Sir me and my friends are about to go to get the enemys do you aprrove?" LeopardMask asked.