Monday 27 June 2016

"Eat Up, It's Going To Be A Big Day"

I has no idea how long I'd been asleep but when I woke up the sun was shining bright, I stretched and yawned, I really needed that sleep.

"Good morning." The Fly cheerily dropped a strawberry at my feet, "Eat up, it's going to be a big day."

"Where are we?" I stood to take a look at my surrounding. We appeared to be in a wood, trees and bushes surrounded us, we were settled in a little clearing, no more than a meter square. The trees were different than those in the Enchanted Forest and the air although warm was clearer and crisper than I was used to.

"England, Parnip Valley is just through there." He buzzed a few inches in front of us, then backed up and sat on a stone on the ground.

Parsnip Valley the place where the 2nd Great Age of Cats began it's downfall. "How long have I been asleep?"

"Oh just a few hours your time, about a month in The Time Consciousness."

"A month!" I took a step back.

"Yes," The Fly responded matter of fact he bent down munched on some mouldy leaf on the ground. Sometimes he really did take the biscuit.

"Now eat up, we've got to leave soon."

"Leave! Where we going?"

"To watch the battle."

"How can you be so calm?"

The Fly turned back to me. "David, I've seen this so many times that's why I can be so calm." He must have seen the look of horror on my face because there was one. He came closer to me and tried to give a reassuring smile.

"David, this happened. This always happened, always will happen,there's nothing you can do about that."

"But so many could die, so many are about to die. I don't want to go and see this, I don't!"

The Fly looked back at me blankly, licked his lips and began to speak.

"David, what is about to happen is new to you but happened hundreds of years ago for them. It's all ancient history and because of what happens, because of what you are about to see and take part in forged the future, their future, the future of all catkind, your own past and your own future. It's not something you can stop but it is something that you can help with. Didn't Purlean ask for your help? Well help her then!"

"But I don't understand." I really was so confused and was way past wishing I hadn't entered The Time Consciousness but I had and now events were calling for me.

"Nor will you, nor should you until you are called." The Fly put a hand on my shoulder. "Don't worry David all will become clear."

I looked at him, his hundred eyes smiled back. "Come on let's go, there's a big crowd waiting and," he laughed, "Time waits for no one."