"O-Okay m-marm," Rumble answered, a little frightened by Tessa's description of the eagly-bird. He waddled to the hole, glancing back nervously at the captain. Entering it, he began the tedious process of filling up the tunnel he had made; later, he'd have to fill the hole properly.
As Rumble worked, he thought about what Tessa had said about eagly-birds. They sounded really scary, and suddenly, he wasn't sure anymore if he wanted to be searching for them. Even if the eagly-bird that he'd seen hadn't attacked him in front of the adults. Nevertheless, a little part of him insisted that he should still leave Redwall and search for the bird.
Dallas coughed a bit before slowly standing back up. He held tight onto his sword, but he felt sore all over. That last blow really took it out of him. Blood was trickling down his lip and forehead; all he could do was smile through it.
Something zipped by him at an alarming speed, he didn't notice it until he realized, with stunned look on his face.
The large squirrel closed in on his opponent, running low, as he used his quick reflexes to side step a second tail strike. He threw a hard haymaker as he used his full momentum from his sprint. A direct hit!
Kinos eyes turned white momentarily as the hard punch connected, rocking his jaw. He regained his composure quickly, spitting out a tooth, and smiling evily yet again. No words were exchanged, and Kino wasn't as slow as he looked. He swiped with his claw, knowing it would be dodged, then flicked his tail into the warriors chest. Oliver felt the full force of the strike and was sent flying similarly as Dallas.
He got up slowly, gasping hard for air. Stars exploded in his vision from the strike, and he immediately felt all the pain. Luckily nothing was broken, but he was scratched up and a bit bloodly.
"Yew creaturesss ken not beat me!! Accept yer fatesss an' I'll eat ye both quickly. Both o' yew 'ave been painsss in my sssides fer way too many ssseasonss. I will kill yew an' I will finally sssucceed into gettin' into that Abbey. I'll sssend yew all t' th' hellgatesss!"
Dallas growled low, looking over to his friend, trying to formulate an escape route at the same time. He spoke low enough so that the ugly lizard couldn't hear. "Ollie, mate, I'm glad t' see ye, but we need t' escape. We don't 'ave time fer this, we need t' git back t' th' Abbey."
Oliver got up, seething with rage; he listened to his friend loud and clear, but something took over him. "No.. I'll kill 'im!!"
Before Dallas could realize what happened, the squirrel took off like a rocket toward the hulking Kino. Dallas' eyes widened.
Oliver slipped into the lizard's guard before he could even react and started to throw a flurry of punches. He looked like a complete blur with each precise strike, landing harder strikes on the foes body and face. "Ugnnnn" Kino felt a hard kick at the end of the flurry, causing himself to slide a few feet backwards. Oliver stood there, breathing hard, with firey red eyes and angry scowl to match.
An island in the far Western Sea, Green Isle has a mixed geography. To the north is a beautiful vale, Holt Summerdell. The main inhabitants of Summerdell are the otterclans, Wildloughs, Wavedogs, Streambattles, Riverdogs, Streamdivers, Wavedivers, and the Galedeeps. The central part of the island is dominated by a huge lake, Deeplough.
A pine fortress, the old Wildlough clan fort, used to stand at the edge of Deeplough but it was taken over by wildcats. Now, on a wildcat-free Green Isle, fire, nature, weather and time have reduced the fortress to ashes and the forest's grown to fill the vacancy.
Jessie looked up from where she was chatting with Tessa and Vanoras shout towards the gate, grinning from ear to ear. "HE'S BACK!" she said excitedly to Tessa before scampering off. Tessa smiled after her sister, "Don't chase them away!" she called out, following her sister, just in time to see Jessie basically body slam into both of the them, attempting to hug Dallas and Oliver at the same time.
"Welcome home!" Tessa said waving at the pair and embracing Dallas, "Long time no see friend. Looks like you guys had quiet the adventure, did you take River Moss back?" she questions looking at the beat up, slightly wet pair. "At least you are home safe, Bradley will be happy to see you guys, he is one of the few pacing this morning waiting for your return." nudging Jessie who turned red and looked away mumbling, "Lets get you patched up." before dashing off to grab her medical kit, and soon returned to the group who was sitting down eating breakfast.
"So happy you guys are back." she said as she tended to the pairs wounds, patching up Dallas first, who wasn't as badly beat up unlike Oliver. "There you go." she said finishing tying the last bandage, "Now, don't go picking fights or getting dirty." she said seriously before moving on to Oliver, "I will need to stitch this and that." she said looking at the cut on his arm and on his forehead and mumbling to herself, "Why do you get more hurt then Dallas, ask me, you can learn some pointers from him." she said pulling out a needle and thread. Tessa held back her laughter and asked the pair "So what happened?"