Day 4 and 5 – Oops
Geez, not yet a full week into the year and I’ve skipped a day, ouch! To be fair yesterday was pretty hard, we met with the Celebrant to discuss things for Sarah and we had a lot of running around to do – so last night all I wanted was to curl up with a book and veg (which I did). Today was pretty tough too – it was my brother in law and my niece’s birthday, and both were celebrated with a massive size hole in our chests – which we managed to get through with only a minimal amount of weeping.
Sarah’s friends were AMAZING. They threw a beautiful birthday party for her daughter, and it was full of love, and laughter. They totally brought to my mind the definition of the words “Ohana” – it’s not biological family, it’s also the family that you create yourself and these girls are definitely Ohana.
But, for now, I thought I might dip into the fiction side of things and write a little bit on the more creative side. And, as I’m a day behind, today’s post will be two pages. ❤ Enjoy.
*~*~* Were…cat? *~*~*
Shit! She cursed mentally as she continued to run down the alley. Those in pursuit of her hadn’t stopped, and she was starting to become winded. If she didn’t find sanctuary soon, she would find herself in a bit of a pickle.
That church? No, I don’t want to bring these thugs in there. There’s another alley… let’s try that. She thought as she ran. Turning left into another alley, she moaned as she noticed the dead end. Looking around frantically, she didn’t find anything she could hide behind and their running steps were getting closer and closer…
Running to the dead end, she started looking frantically for a place she could jump up and grab a grip. Not finding one, she stopped and covered her face with her hands, groaning in defeat. This was not working out her way at all.
“Hey pretty…” one of her pursuers laughed, his footsteps slowing from a run. She could hear the soft ‘schwick’ of their knives as they brought them out. “We just want to party…”
“I don’t like to party.” She said, turning around. She held herself up to her full 5’ height, committing the faces of each one of these men to memory.
“Well see baby, that’s the thing. We do.” Another one of the thugs commented, and his buddies chuckled. “Now be a good girl and come here and give us a kiss.”
The mere thought of coming near any one of these hooligans was enough to make her nauseous so she shook her head vehemently. “No thank you.”
They laughed again. “Ahh look at the little lady being polite. It wasn’t a request.” Another one of the men came around quickly and grabbed her by the arms, pulling them behind her back. He frog marched her over to the one who had requested the kiss, and pushed her against him, holding him between their bodies. “Kiss him.” He ordered.
The laughter was beginning in earnest as she struggled against the two men, cringing when she began to feel their arousal against her body. She forced herself to stand perfectly still as the one who had her in the arm lock began to feel her up and down her body. The one who had demanded a kiss moved ever closer to her, laughing. “Bite me and it’ll be the last thing you do.” He said, before going in for a kiss.
She let him kiss her for a moment before ripping her arms out of the armlock and whirling around, jabbing her elbow into the nose of the one who had held her. The man who had forced his kiss upon her was next, getting a fist to the throat, crushing his windpipe. The others began to advance on her and she dropped down into a crouch, her eyes wild and frenzied. Her eyes had begun to flash in colour, from their normal brown to a bright gold.
“I told you I wasn’t interested!” she hissed, her voice deepening. Leaping forward, she began to claw and scratch at her would-be assailants. In her fury, her nails elongated and her teeth extended. She was a fury of claws and teeth as she continued to attach. A slash here, a bite there… her attackers fell one by one. Breathing heavily, she looked around at the men who had fallen before quickly and easily snapping their necks to ensure they were all dead.
Kicking the one who had dared to kiss her in the ribs, she stood upright and breathed in deeply. Her teeth and claws began to shrink back to a normal size, her eyes returning to their normal, ordinary colour. Looking down at her outfit, she groaned at the blood spatter that now covered it.
“I’ll never be able to wear this again!” she muttered, rolling her eyes. Quickly divesting herself of her clothes, she looked around one last time to ensure that no one was still alive. Pulling her awareness deep within herself, she began to change.
First, the hair on her arms and legs began to grow thicker and darker. It spread from her forearms down to cover her hands and feet, and then up to her torso. Her fur was mostly black with a few spots of white on her belly and head. Her ears began to melt into her head and soon new ones grew from the top of her head, while her nose and mouth elongated into a small snout. She stooped over, falling on her hands and knees, and a small tail began to grow out from her spine.
Her eyes went from a normal sized human eye to an eye that was slit like a cat’s.
In a few seconds, she stood there pleased as punch as she checked herself out. Tail… fur… claws… must remember the claws! She thought. Satisfied, the slightly larger than normal alley cat made it’s way out from the alley, skulking in the shadows. She stuck to the shadows as she raced home, knowing that she was already late.
Skittering through the streets towards her home, she dodged and skirted most of the humans she came across. Diving under a fence near her destination, she climbed up into a tree and lept from an overhanging branch into an open window. Quickly shifting back to her human form, she called out “I’m home!” before quickly entering her bathroom. Sadly, the change of shape hadn’t removed the splatters of blood from her and she wanted to wash herself off before her partner came in.
“Where have you been?” Her partner, her lover, her rock in life asked. She looked through the curtains of the shower as she scrubbed.
“Here and there…” she commented. Gasping as her partner opened the shower curtain, she stood there in her nakedness as blood ran in rivulets down into the shower.
“Playing again?” Her partner asked. A finely manicured eyebrow raised as
“I didn’t have a choice this time!” She protested. Her partner began to remove clothing before stepping into the shower behind her. She moaned in appreciation has her girlfriend of several years began to soap up her hair.
“Is that so?” The two women fell silent as the bathing continued.
“Thank you.” She murmured finally, turning around and giving her beloved a gentle kiss.
“You’re welcome. Next time, take me along… this kitty hasn’t had a chance to play in weeks!”