The sun begain to rise and Leopard eyes snapped open. She sat up and noticed she was lieing with SteelWind and Nitaya. She sat up looking around for Hawk. Her gaze moved over to his pets by the, burnt-out, fire. And him sleeping soundly under his griffons wing. LeopardMask smiled slightly. And tapped her two compainions so they would wake up without stirring the others. She got up and grabbed her weapons. She hopped onto Abby. And motioned for her pets to get on the other two. Nitaya jumped up onto WildSky. And SteelWind leaped up onto OceanBreeze. The horses shifted slightly feeling paws on they're backs. The human kingdom trained they're horses to carry livestock, thus they coped with the animals on they're backs with ease. Leopard tapped Abby's shoulder and the horse broke into a canter. they headed down the beat road, from years of the children going back and forth.
A few hours later HawkIce woke up. DodgeingArrows felt him stirr. And lifted his wing off his masters, now, warm body
"No. You dont" IceMask said grabbing Leopards arm. Leopard glared at Ice. "This isnt your fight. Let the kingdom fight it!" Ice continued. Leopard shook her head. "It became mine when I promised myself as a assasin." IceMask did not release her grip on Leopard's arm. "No. You can lie to them if you like. But you will not leave the shifter kingdom." Ice continued. Leopard jerked her arm free. And whistled for her pets to follow her. Before walking out the door. Hawk jumped down from sitting next to Justin, and followed Leopard. Leopard reached WildSky. And started petting his forehead to calm him down. She looked past him and saw Abby, and OceanBreeze running towards them. She half smiled. And hopped onto WildSky. Hawk came running out the door.
"Hold it missie" He shouted and grabed WildSky's reigns. "Where do you think your going?" He asked stareing at her like she was crazy. Leopard glared at him. "I promised I would return within five weeks. I'm sorry but I have to get the charms" S
River and Hannah walked back to the castle still in they're horse forms. "It does seem logical...But who are we to question the king" River asked putting a little stress in the word. King. Hannah shrugs. "Just though I would let you know" Hannah perks her ears hearing a few of her friends calling. "I gotta go. I will talk to you later though!"She called lopeing over to her friends. River nodded and turned around walking into the forest. After a little while she came to a little lake. She started drinking, still in her horse form, when she saw a little girl crying on the other side. She walked up to it and shifted into her human form. The little girl saw this and looked terrified. Like some one was holding a knife about to kill her. Like she was all alone. Like no one cared for her. Like some one had tryed to beat her. Like it was River who had beat her. Standing over her about to beat her again. The little girl had bruises and cuts all over her arms and legs. River knelt down next to h
HawkIce leaned up against the fence and stared at the elk grazeing. Hannah passed by Hawk and saw River, in her horse form, walking out of the shifter gates. Hannah shifted into her horse form and loped up to River. "Hey. Mind if i walk with you?" she asked. River looked at her and shook her head. "No not at all i was just going for a walk in the forest" River explained. Before setting out with Hannah. Rivers horse form was pure white. With almost glowing yellow eyes. they walked for a while chatting and laughing. When they were on they're way back Hannah said "So did you hear the rumours about the king?" River looked at her as if she had suggested she jump off a cliff. "No" she replied. Hannah nodded and continued "They're saying he's a fake"
"THE KINGS A FAKE?!" LeopardMask yelled at Sharphorn. SharpHorn nodded sadly. "The wild cats, saw that you were planning to send some shifters to retreave the plans. So they took it as an oppourtunity to send in a fake" He paused
"Hey fat head! whens breakfast im starveing" Dusk said grinning. "watch that tone pretty boy. You might just lose the ability to speak, If you keep calling me names" Abigal replied shoveing her cowl back. "oh come on let us out! my legs are cramping." Dusk continued. Abigal gently touched Kings'Stone. on his shoulder, to get him to stop. It took Stone all of two seconds to come to a complete stop.
"Alright... Stop the wagon! we're takeing a break!" Abigal hollered. At that moment. Leopard could see a birth mark on her neck. Her eyes widened slightly, To see that it was the same as hers'. A wolf tail.
"Hey umm. Miss whats your name?" Leopard asked. Abigal dismounted, and walked over to the cage. "I believe I should ask that first young shifter. Whats your name. What family?" Abigal asked, studying the young girl in front of her. " My names LeopardMask. LeopardMask Pirkell." She replied with a smile on her face. "Mask dont respond to her. Shes the one who captured us" Dusk said glaring a
Lady Jasmine dashed through the castle halls. Thirty gaurds a few meters behind her where yelling for her to stop. finally after a time she got annoyed by they're constant screaming so she stopped, Whirled around to face the gaurds chaseing her, Muttered something, with her hands forming a triangle in front of her, BOOM. The thirty gaurds went flying into the wall. She nodded, Being satisfied with her work, And continued to make her way through the collums and rooms and halls to the throne room.
"ok king weather or not i have your approval im setting out to find my apperentace! now are you going to defy me, and have me expelled from the shifter warshadows?! or will you simply let me go rescue her?!" Lady Jasmine yelled in the kings face. She had entered the throne room without removeing her cloak or paying respect to her king. Instead she walked quickly to the stone table in front of the throne, Slammed a parchment down on the table underneath her hand, And yelled in his face.
Leopard felt them raise her up and throw her into a wood cage. She tryed to snarl but couldnt she had used all of her strength on the way here to free herself. she had kicked and growled and barked and snarled and kicked some more to free herself but she couldnt. She felt herself thud onto the floor of the cage that was pulled by two beat horses. they both were het black but worn down. they were still young and hadnt been hooked up to the cart willingly. Her captors took off her bounds leting her get up but she couldnt shift her form for some reason. She looked over at the other end of the cart they're were other wolf's there and they were sitting contently in the cart.
"are you all s-shifters?" she asked them. They're heads turned around to look at here. There was about four of them there and they're colors were choclate and grey, black, white, and grey with the tip of its tail being white and up to its ankles she had white fur. The grey one spoke first.
"of course we are these humans