Stella and Timmy were oblivious to the gate distraction, eating the stolen candied chestnuts in the snow. "Win'r is fun." Stella said happily and Timmy nodded, "Aye, best day eva!" he shouted gleefully. Slowly but surely both the cold started to get to them, "Me cold, let go 'side" Timmy said, Stella nodded, "Ya, me too." Scooping up the chestnuts they made their way inside to the great hall fireplace, were both fell asleep on the rug, hugging the candied chestnuts.
Starlight smiled softly, and returned the hugs the best she could.
"Me too. I was so worried for you both. But here you are. Safe and sound." She lovingly nuzzled both of them.
Arries the squirrel laughed a bit, "Awww, thats cute. Let me guess. You missed each other." The other Arries looked at her sibling oddly.
"They... just said that. " She stated. Arries shrugged. Star sighed and shook her head.
"Well, I suppose you will need all the help you can get. If it's going to come to a war. I will join you as a healer. "
Arries the squirrel rose. "Absolutely not! You aren't cut out for war, and who knows what they will do without you!" She almost yelled, gesturing to the brothers. Her blue eyes were burning with anger. Wildcat Arries grabbed her sisters paw, and pulled her firmly back down.
Fenrath looked from the mug pinned to the wall to the pine marten who had done so. “Aye, bally, I’ve got the castle nitch,” he replied as he took the knife from the wall, “but just cause ya can toss a knife about doesn’t mean yer any good in the shadows.” Fen leaned across the table to Serghei, grinning quite broadly. “So, ‘ow long have ya been in this ‘business’ and what have ya been doin’?”
'This is quite the festival,' Liam thought as he idly munched on a hot scone he'd picked up at one of the stalls. A lot of creatures had shown up, mostly otters it seemed. As he walked past a vendor hawking 'the best tea bread you'll ever taste north of Redwall!', he noticed a long line of creatures, stretching all the way to the main pavilion. The excitement in the air was palpable.
"What's all this about?" he asked a nearby otter, a burly fellow who was carrying a harpoon.
"The whole reason reason we have this celebration in the first place!" he exclaimed, looking Liam over. "'Tis the annual Fishing Competition!"
"So I was right. Kind of," Liam muttered to himself, then turned his attention back towards the otter. "Can anybeast join?"
"Of course, matey!" the otter grinned widely. "You've got three days to find yourself the biggest fish you can find! Course," he winked, "you have to compete with everybeast else. But that's the fun of it!"
Liam looked at his spear, wondering if it would be enough. "Well, it couldn't hurt. Where do I sign up?"
"Over there," the otter pointed towards the end of the long line.
"Thanks," Liam replied, feeling the beginnings of a headache, and made his way towards it.
Besides the scrawny rat's snifflings, all beasts were silent as a dew drop. The ferret had ground it's hind paws into the sand and eagerly awaited some kind of action. He carried an evil, sophic smile. It made Hesari shiver slightly with uncertainty. But how could he back down? This was a rite of Adulthood. There was a very real chance of banishment if he declined the fight. But was banishment better than death if he lost? He didn't want to kill a creature. That wasn't his way…
It was rash of me to make that challenge… This beast knows it.
"A fight to 'a death."
His turmoil all but resolved…
Hesari moved into stance one.
Dominique took a few steps back at the sparks from Stars hands. “You sure it’s safe?”
Tessa pushed the otter forward, “She is not gonna hurt you. Stop being a scardy cat, Star show us more, Dominique is dying to have a show!!”
“You know I should really check on the guests, I am the umm host and everything.” The otter replied uncertainty.
Jessie held Dominique’s arm on the other side, “no no, we insist, it’s gonna be awesome.” The sisters exchanged wicked glances.
Fabi was moping over her loss in uno, she would have to reclaim her title. “I call a rematch! This game was just bad luck. Anyone?” She looked around and then leaned back in her chair, “I’m such a poor sport... ugh.” She covered her eyes, “Anyone wanna play UNO with me?” Her voice muffled.