"Tomorrow was to be the race!" News spread quickly through Redwall. There were exited murmurs passing along the halls. Arlen had heard also. He was just as exited about it as any of the others. He just didn't show it. He was almost as scared as he was exited. He was a very good runner and had won the prize a few times before. If he won again he would be out in front of all though's beasts. He was very nervous in front of so many beasts and once considered letting some other beast win. There were so many of them too, he thought. He went up to the wall top to find Adara. He found her there sitting reading a book in the warm sun light. She looked up at him as he padded softly toward her, she smiled and said,
" Hello Arlen," " Hello Adara." He said a little nervous
" have you heard? There is to be a wall top race tomorrow. Are you going to race in it?"
" A wall top race?" she inquired, she had only be there for a season a season now and was still learning their ways.
" Its a race in which most beasts take place. Everyone lines up on the wall top and they race around the wall. Some of the older or younger beasts enter in the grass race which takes place right below the wall.And there is a prize for the winner"
" Oh I see now. It sounds like fun! Sure I'll race!"
" I was just going to practice up a little, I havn't done much running recently" Arlen said.
" Oh do you mind if I watch?"
" Sure I guess you could if you wanted to." Then with that he started off along the wall. He made it to the East wall very quickly, then turning the corner he headed towards the North wall. He was back shortly breathing heavily.
" That was fast!" Adara said amazed, " I can't run that fast."
Later that night Arlen was taking a stroll in the moonlight. He was strolling through the orchards when he noticed a shape on the wall top. It was Adara she was running along the wall top. She was still recovering from her wounds and was still getting in shape. She made it all the way around she collapsed breathing hard on the wall top. She had run very fast though not quit as fast as he had but very close, if she had been in as good of shape as he had she would be faster than he. He went back to the abbey and went up to his room thinking hard. He lay in his bed still thinking, then with one last though he smiled and fell fast asleep.
OOC: I hope you guys aren't offended if one of my charies won? I kinda had plans for that if you don't mind? But other than first and possibly second you can have your charies come in in what ever position you want. And on the grass you guys can have you charies win and come in 2nd and so forth if you want. Thanks alot guys!