Nicolaus Copernicus had made a mistake. A big mistake. He had picked one too many pockets… And this would probably be his last pocket he picked. So Nick thought as he ran for his life through Mossflower Woods.
Sneaking through Mossflower minding his own business. Well… not really minding his own business. Nick was plodding along wondering if anything nice to nab would turn up. Then he saw a mouse. A filthy rich, wimpy, and seemingly unarmed mouse. Nick laughed out loud with triumph. Not too loud of course.
Nick went at a slow pace through the forest, walking towards the mouse. He had his head down and whistled pretending to be oblivious to all around him. He got right in the mouse's path. All of a sudden he collided with the mouse by "accident." -While this was going on he had swiftly reached into a bag at the mouse's belt and snatched the rich mouse's wallet right away from him.
"Oh, ah'm so sorry! I shur' didn't mean ta do that. I s'pose ah'll be on me way mate. Right then, later man!" He waved and walked away slightly faster than he had walked to the mouse. He had his head down again and was searching through the wallet. Yay... GOLD! He was rich nowww... so rich! He had to contain himself from doing a victory dance right then and there.
End of flashback.
Nick rued the day he had ever bothered the rotten mouse. Apparently the little bugger had his “bodyguard” somewhere nearby. Awful rich folks! –groans- I should have remembered thy ALWAYS have backup…Always. So, the mouse realizes he’s been tricked, he calls his bodyguard (whom just happens to be an ENOURMOUS wolverine), and now Nick’s life is at stake. THUMP, THUMP, THUMP! “Footsteps…GIANT footsteps,” panted Nick. “how perfectly lovely… I’m…SO…dead.” Being chased by a GIANT, STUPID, ANGRY, WOLVERINE, was NOT on Nick top list of things to do.
Nick dodged hopped and ran through the woods, hoping to loose this monstrosity. It was like something out of a nightmare, only worse. CRASH!!! Nick bumped right into another large figure. Ugh… what? I feel like a dwarf today… Maybe I was shrunk in my sleep. Me and that mouse… Nick looked up with wide eyes. “err… hai?” he said, looking straight into the face of a giant otter. “I’m innocent!!!… I mean how do you do…? Err…” THUMP, THUMP, THUMP!!! “RUNNNNN!!!!!!!!”