The abbey was peaceful and silent during this sunny day, a slight breeze played along the grass, rustling the trees and flowers and it made its way around the abbey grounds. Not many creatures were out and about, either learning or having to do other shenanigans that kept them from the outdoors. Looking at the abbey, you wouldn't of though that just a season ago, it was under seige and half ruined. The scars of pasts slowly been covered by grass, trees and nature.
On the ground in an old oak tree two squirrels lounged, one was flame colored and the other was a gray. The fire colored squirrel lounged up in the tree, laying on a branch. This was Captain Tessalina Streamlily, Captain of the guards and her sister Jasmine Streamlily, these two were also known as Tessa and Jessie.
Tessa was bored, after cleaning her two swords and doing her laundry she had nothing to do and it wasn't even noon. Sometimes being Captain of the Guards really sucked. Everyone looked up at you and expect you to be the leader and know everything, well you know what Tessa sometimes doesn't want to be the adult. She just wanted to go have fun, like when she was in her dubbin years. Pranking the abbot, trespassing into the kitchen at the dead of night to get some scones, getting into trouble left and right.
Tessa sighed and picked off bark from the tree branch, dropping it onto Jessies head, who was reading below. "Tessa!" Jessie she said looking up, glowering wiping the bark out of her hair. Unlike her older sister, Jessie was the opposite, a dark grey and white colored squirrel with black hair and white tips and to top it off, Jessie was trained in healing and negotiations, unlike her sister who preferred fighting and close combat. But that didn't stop the sisters from being best friends. You would rarely find Tessa and Jessie separated.
" Oh come on Jessie, how many times are you gonna read that journal?" Tessa said looking at the book, "You have read it like 50 times." Tessa smiled and the looked at her sister, "As many times as I want since it never gets old and anything to annoy you!"
"Annoy me, I just strive for your attention.." Tessa when back to picking off the bark, "I"m just bored, after the past few months its finally quiet.." What Tessa said was true, the few seasons, Redwall always had run into trouble with vermin, or fire breaking out or battles. "Is just odd that we aren't out and about scrambling to keep Redwall safe. You know, being adults and all in charge. "
Jessie sighed and closed her book , "I know what you mean…It sucks sometimes when others rely on you to keep them safe. I hate being an adult sometimes, the responsibilities suck!" she played with a blade of grass and then pipped up, "You know what we haven't done for a long time..." mischief laced her green eyes, Tessa perked up, "Getting in trouble and having fun pranking others?" Jessie grinned, "You and me think on the same level, exactly" Tessa swung down next to Jessie, "What do you have in mind, and to who shall we prank?"
"Hey Ms. Morrow." Jessie said to a older otter sitting in the great hall, "Oh hello young Jessie what brings you here on this fine day?" Jessie smiled, "just wondering if you can help me where I can find the librarian, I have a book I want to give her." While Jessie was distracting Ms. Morrow, Tessa quietly crept up from her other side and put some hot spices in Ms. Morrows tea and then in the pitcher also before wandering off, looking at the wall interestingly.
"Thanks Ms. Morrow!" Jessie said excitedly and skipped off to join Tessa. They watched from the doorway as the otter drunk her tea. Ms. Morrows face when from normal to tomato red, and then lunged for the pitcher to sooth her throat. "TESSA! JESSIE!" Morrow yelled and Tessa and Jessie took off running down the hallway, laughing, "Run, hurry, before she gets us!" Tessa said following her sister.
They bursted outside and ran around the side of the building where they fell about laughing, "Her face...did you see her face, that was some hot spices!" Tessa giggled. "Bet she got more what she bargined for." Jessie said, clutching her side. "Wh-what is next?" Tessa managed out, Jessie pulled out a small parchment, "Stone scones, to small shoes, never ending stack of books, plastic wrap galor....." she said grinning. "We gots a big day ahead of us." Tesas stood up, "Lets go!" and both headed off to the library.
They quietly snuck into the library, where Mousemaid Fabiana was working on putting away books, the table was stacked high with books. Tessa and Jessie crouched behind the desk and winked at each other. Everytime Fabiana truned back around to pick up more books for the shelves she was met with the same amount of books. Fabiana frowned, "What?" she muttered before taking another stack of books and placing them on the shelves. Turning around she nearly had a heart attack, twice the amount of books was stacked up. She heard giggling and saw a gray tail disappear from behind the door. She shook her head and smiled.