Monday, 12 December 2016

A Reunion

"SHORT!" Ursa bellowed, "I don't have all day I was in the middle of something before you turned up!"

"I'm on the run because I've got something someone else wants and they are not too far behind me. Now, "Christmas turned to the crowd to address them, "if you lovely people would be kind enough to help me I can make it worth your while!"

Ursa laughed, "They can't help you, they'd try their best I'd expect," she laughed, "bless them, The Army of The Try Their Bests." Letting out a cackle she taunted the crowd.

"I'm the only one who can help you here." Ursa yelled as she continued walking down the valley towards her, the rest of her troupe following. Purlean at her feet, keeping close.

"I don't think you can," Christmas turned towards Ursa heading her way, "but I can help you."

Ursa laughed as she continued her way while one of the cats in the crowd approached Christmas from behind and whispered something in her ear.

"What are you up to?" Ursa pointed a finger at her, "Wanna be stone?" 

The cat shook his head and slowly started edging back to the rest of the assembled cats, trying to merge into the crowd.


Christmas smiled at the cat who had just whispered to her and mouthed a don't worry.

"WELL!" Ursa was now only a few meters away.

"I can help you, I really can." Christmas looked at Purlean and smiled. Purlean returned a quizzical look.

"I don't think I like you," Ursa spat, "Nothing but trouble you. I think I've had enough now." She raised her hand towards Christmas Peacock!

"NO! Wait." Purlean jumped up onto Ursa shoulder and wrapped her tail lovingly around her neck. 

"How can you help me?"

Christmas smiled, turned to her left, towards the gap in the forest opposite me. I followed her gaze but couldn't see anything.

She turned back to address Purlean, "Just wait a moment." and turned back to the gap.

Everyone looked in the direction indicated by Christmas's interest, silence fell across the valley. In the silence a pin could have been heard dropping, all I could hear was the sound of my own breath, today was turning out to be even stranger than I could have imagined. The whole place was a place of craziness.

"What are we waiting for?" I asked The Fly.

"Just watch it won't be long now."

Faintly to begin with then growing in volume "They're coming, THEY'RE COMING."

A rather handsome tabby cat came running through the gap.

Ursa's face looked confused. She turned to Christmas."What is this?"

Christmas smiled at Purlean, "A reunion, a family reunion."