Hardest of Hearts (swiftfoot) Mar 3, 2016 1:20:08 GMT
Post by Deleted on Mar 3, 2016 1:20:08 GMT
It was in a companionable silence that he and Swiftfoot picked their way across the moor and to the Thunderpath, the wind raking through his fur like claws. Although the weather was moving on to newleaf, the bite of leafbare still left a mark. It was more obvious on the flatland than in the forest. It was something of a point of pride; the cats in the forest were protected by their trees which made them soft compared to any WindClan warrior. His bias may have been showing. He walked with eyes narrowed against the wind and ears laid back against his head; had they done any talking, the words would have only been snatched from them anyway.
Things eased up when they started to follow the Thunderpath itself along their border and he was finally able to flick his ears up again, not afraid they would be nipped by the chill now. He sent a sidelong look to the deputy at his side. It wasn't odd that the patrol was made up of only the two of them; Swiftfoot must consider them both a match for any kind of trouble. Later it was likely the border would be remarked by another group of less senior warriors from WindClan with a couple of apprentices in tow, but for the moment they had peace.
His nose dipped as he scented the air - everything ordinary, as far as he could tell. The stink of the path blocked out some scent, of course, but anything significant (such as a ShadowClan cat or predator wandering into their territory) would've been picked up by him or the cat beside him. "Seems quiet," he rumbled, voice like the crunch of gravel. He didn't just mean in the way of 'trouble' - the path itself lay quiet, no monsters out when the sun hard barely risen. It was a good place to talk.
"Any news?" he asked the she-cat, genuine interest coming through in his tone rather than the need for idle talk to fill the air. The responsibility of deputy.. it was heavy to hold, even on shoulders as strong as hers. He was happy to be an ear for her, if she needed it.
alee | notes: <3