A unusual group made its way threw Mossflower Woods.
Two twin squirrels, Tessa and Jessie. Their black fur gleamed in the shafts of light that came down threw the trees. One of them was wearing a simple green tunic with a belted rope. In her hand she carried a walking stick, on her wrist glints a golden bracelet on with a pack across her back. This was Tessa, Lieutenant of the Long Patrol (long story) and next to her was her dedicated twin sister Jessie. Jessie had a blue tunic on with a rope belt, on each side she carried two throwing knives, in a battered leather sheath. Sung across her back was a longbow and goosetipped arrows. Slung over her shoulder was a brown pack that had her ink, maps and paper in it. Jessie was a mapmaker, and usually went with patrol to update the maps and map new areas.
Bringing up the rear was an otter, his name was Skip. Skip was a river otter that was a good friend to Tessa and Jessie and tagged along once he heard the great feast of Redwall. On occasions he help Jessie map areas that she couldn't. Skip was a tall brown otter with a white underside, his black eyes eyes soft and kind, with a white stripe in the middle of his face. His left ear was pierced and he carried a bag on his back with some hotroots. (his favorite) He wore a loose leather tunic on that was patched and frayed, but he didn't mind.
Together they all walked the path to Redwall, Tessa and Jessie had gotten into a friendly argument over who's blade was better. Tessa slid her paw up her staff and a 6 inch blade came out of the top, "Come on…Mine beats your knives all the way, the opponent doesn't even know what is coming at them till it slide it out!"
Jessie retaliated, "Well, you only have one, I have four and what happens if it breaks? If your stick brea-"
"Its a staff not a stick!" Tessa cut in.
Jessie sighed, "Well if you stick..wait..your so called staff breaks, what would you do?"
Tessa looked at her, "Then I will fight with two shorter staffs, and if those don't work, then I'll bite them."
Jessie laughed, "So we come into an agreement that my knives are better then your staff and blade."
Tessa looked at her, "Well...ok..you know what, its not true, I.."
Skip called out after Tessa, "Hey Tess, you better find another thing, you lost this one!"
Tessa turned around, "Really, and I think you have something better on you?"
"No, but I know one thing that would both beat you.."
"What would that be?" Jessie shouted over her shoulder
"This!" he threw some water at them and both squirrels squeaked in surprise.
Tessa and Jessie stood their, "I'm wet....now I"m going to look like a fur ball!"" Tessa said
Jessie spun around and tacked Skip, "You might win with water, but I can still make you eat dirt." as she stood up and looked at the mud covered otter.
Tessa shook herself and immediately puffed up like a fur ball. Jessie and Skip all roared in laughter. "Lieutenant Tessa, you better hope the Abbot has some brushes for you." Tessa just glowered at them, but then broke out in laughter. Finally they reached the gate and Tessa did her best to smooth down her fur, with some help of Jessie. They passed threw the gates and into the abby, Jessie sniffed the air, "I smell food!" she said and Skip sniffed the air too, "LEts hope they have some hotroot!" Tessa grabbed Skip and Jessie by the their tails and held them back.
"Easy you too, lets not burst in on them and eat all the food." he said in his deep voice.
Tessa chucked to herself, "You got told off."