Tuesday 24 February 2015

I Was Definitely Curious Now

"Hang on a second." I turned and faced Greego.

"Stop ushering me out, I haven't said i would do it yet and besides you've not told me what forest?"

Greego jumped from one foot to the other and sat back down, legs crossed.

"You choose."

"You choose what?" I was confused

"You choose which forest."

This was madness.

"So not only do you want me to go searching for something that you don't know what, you want me to go searching for it in a forest of my choosing? how on earth could I find anything with such instructions?"

"That's right." Greego looked rather pleased with himself.

"Run along now." Using his hands he tried to rush me out.

"How are you so sure I'll go." I had a point.

"Because you are curious, that's why."

He wasn't wrong there.

"Why me, why must I go." He was right I was curious but I was also heading George's words.

"Oh dear me, this is getting rather tiresome. Because my little friend, you are a black cat and this task can only be completed by black cats! Now run along." He got up kicked a bit of fluff from in front of him and stood hands on hips staring at me.

"What are you waiting for?"

If I wasn't curious before, and I was, I was definitely curious now. "Why can only black cats complete this task?"

"Oh come on. " He smiled at me testing out if I knew when it dawned on him I had no idea he grinned and rubbed his chin.

"You really don't know do you?"

"Know what?" I was more perplexed than ever.

"You are a black cat, a witches familiar, you have special powers little one has no one ever told you that? Oh no I guess not I can see it in your face. Only a witches familiar can solved such a puzzle that's why I've been waiting for one to come along, that other cat that lived here, she was a clever one indeed but unfortunately she just wasn't," he cleared his throat, "equipped!"

George looked at me, a drip falling from his weepy eye.

"You'd best sit down David, I think I have a few things I need to speak to you about, a tale to tell."

I was so excited, I could feel the blood running through my legs, "A tale to tell?" I couldn't wait

"Yes, a tale handed down generation upon generation, The Tale of The Witches Familiar!"