Saturday 25 June 2016

"You've Been Waiting for Me?"

"You've been waiting for me?" The shock in my voice plain for anyone to pick up on.

Purlean nodded, "Yes," she smiled, "I've been watching you for a long time now."

I shook my head, something felt familiar in her words but I couldn't remember what.

"I'm confused!"

Purlean pushed another piece of fish towards me, "It's no wonder little David, no wonder that you are confused."

"Huh?" I shrugged my shoulders.

"David-Shiro cat from the future, a witches familiar a decedent of mine, traveller of the Time Consciousness. Time travel in the way you have done it has it's consequences."

I was stunned. "How...?" I was stumped

"How do I know your name? How do I know your a Time Consciousness traveller? David-Shiro I'm a witches familiar, the first witches familiar." She smiled "Just the fact that you are here gives me great joy, it proves at least one of my darlings," she nodded over to her sleeping kittens."survives what is shortly to come."

Purlean's eyes twinkled, a tear glistened, happiness and sadness all at once.

"I know you know." Purlean brushed a piece of fish from my face as I hungrily snaffled another piece, I didn't realise how hungry I really was.

"I know what's to come and the terrible choice that's to be made." She paused, "The choice that is inevitable, the choice that two must make, you see it's the only way to stop her."

Purlean looked lovingly to a sleeping Ursa, snores vibrating the wood beneath her.

"Don't get me wrong I love my Ursa, she looked after me when no other would, when I was an outcast. But she can't be allowed to carry out her plan.I'm going to have to stop her and David-Shiro I always knew I wouldn't be alone in my task." She pointed at me;

"Do you think it's a coincidence that you are here now? Out of all the hundreds and scores of tours The Fly has taken that YOU are the one to find himself here on this raft with us now heading towards the final showdown with The Army of the Try Their Bests?"

I started at Purlean, my fore mother, a grandparents, grandparents, grandparents, grandparent. What generation from her I was I didn't know but we were linked, we shared DNA, we were both Witches Familiars.

"I guess not." I replied and Purlean smiled.

"The thing is darling David-Shiro you are a very special cat, a cat that has a special secret that even you don't know yet and it's because of your specialness that you are the only one that can help me."

I was surprised, yes I was a witches familiar but that's where I thought my specialness ended. "What do you mean I am special?"

Purlean smiled a smile of family love and took a deep breath she looked behind her. "Entering The Time Consciousness has it's consequences." She leaned "David, one day you will remember and when you remember then you'll be free!"

Her words seemed to freeze in my somewhere, my blood was ice rushing through my veins.

"But enough of that, that is for then. I'm going to need you help David, I can't tell you with what yet, to know would be dangerous, but the next day we meet I'm going to need your help. Will you help me?"

I nodded and Purlean smiled, her shoulders relaxed. "Thank you." She lent forward and gave me a kiss on my forehead.

I was feeling very confused and overwhelmed, here I was talking to Purlean the first witches familiar and he she was saying she needed my help, stuck on a raft in the middle of a sea hundreds of years before I was born without The Fly my guide agreeing to goodness only know's what.

"You trust me don't you David?" Purlean suddenly looked serious.

I nodded.

"Then David-Shiro you must jump off this raft and into the sea."

"What!" I quiet liked water I am forever playing out in it but to jump into the middle of the sea that was a different matter.

"You MUST jump into the sea David. You trust me don't you?"

I nodded again.

"Then trust me, jump into the sea you will be alright."

My eyes scanned the horizon looking to spot any shoreline, none could be seen. I looked back at Purlean.

"But we're so far from land."

Purlean nodded, "You trust me?"

I nodded again. Purlean stared back. I stood up and walked over towards the edge of the raft, looking into the dark night water, it seemed so deep. I looked back at Purlean to see if I could see anything in her eyes. I did trust her but this seemed madness, her eyes urged me on.

I squatted down a cat leaping position, if I was going in I wasn't going to enter cautiously, I was going to go for it. Down my back legs went, the adrenaline pumping in and up I bounced flying high in the air squeezing my eyes shut waiting for the impact and coldness of the water to wash over me

"Remember," Purlean called after me, "Remember!"