Loki Flashpaw was lying in the sun on the wall tops of the great Redwall Abbey. He was leaning dangerously far off of the ramparts. His arms resting on the parapet were the only things saving him from falling. Loki has his eyes closed as he turned his face towards the sky. "This is the life," he muttered to himself.
"Hey Loki," a voice called out. Loki started in surprise, nearly falling from the wall. He managed to grip on to the parapet with both forepaws. His foot paws dangled out over the abbey gate. Galvin the scholar, his eyes wide with surprise, looked over the edge. "Are you all right Loki?" he asked.
"Don't sneak up on me like that Galvin!" Loki squeaked, "help me up you idiot!" Galvin gripped his paws and pulled with all his might. He wasn't a very strong beast. When he manage to pull Loki up a foot or two, Loki managed to grab the wall with his foot paws and force himself up the rest of the way.
"Well, if you were the master thief you claim to be," Galvon panted, "I shouldn't have been able to sneak up on you. Besides, you shouldn't lean off the wall like that." Loki rolled his eyes and turned to look at the path to Redwall. Two tiny figures were slowly coming into sight as they walked towards the abbey.
"Hey Galvin, can you see who those beasts are?" Loki asked. The two mice peered over the wall.
"My eyesight is no better than yours," Galvin said, "we'll have to wait till their closer."
The two of them waited for the strange beasts to come into sight. They were silent, other than the occasional deep breath. After about a minute, they could clearly see the others. "Hey look, it's Dawn," Loki shouted, "and I think that's Shaun the otter!"
"No need to yell," Galvin groaned, "I'm right beside you."
"Come on Galv," Loki said as he jumped down the wall steps, "let's get the door!" Galvin followed at a somewhat more retrained pace. Between the two of them, they managed to take down the heavy bar the held the door shut. They pushed it open a few feet and waited fir their visitors.