Chapter 15: Unwanted Surprise
This is just a pic of a relaxing day on the down for the guys
i know Bigwig's analogy is a bit off
and Swift doesn't look as good as the rest but I liked the slightly tropical look i give it, bizarre as it is
It was nearing the end of January and the snowdrops were starting to bloom with the melting of the snow. The rabbits were above ground savouring the warm glow of Frith.
"Swift! Not fair!" Rosa moaned as she was tail tagged. She skidded to a stop and twirled round, trying to catch her brother when he wasn't expected but failed.
Swift just whisked his light brown tail out of the way, laughed and dashed off, true to his name.
"Mother, father that isn't fair!" Rosa and Iris wined. "He's not even giving us a chance!"
"Come on Iris, Rosa, it's only a game," Campion laughed, stretching out further in the grass.
They just sighed and went over to play 'roll the acorn' with their other sister, Spring.
"Swift, how about your first patrol with your old father eh?" Campion suggested. He pulled himself onto his stomach and glanced over expectantly.
"Oh yes please parli*," Swift agreed excitedly.
"Let's go then, Ash aren't you coming?"
Ash, the runt of the litter, was sitting beside his mother no more than a few feet from the entrance of the warren. He shook his black head quickly and turned away.
Campion looked worriedly at Blackberry but she just mirrored his expression and shrugged.
"Come on parli, I want some carrots!" Swift wined impatiently and tugged his tail.
"Hey, you're not going to the farm anyway Swift!" Blackberry said
"Don't worry, we'll only go as far as the Nuthanger wall. We'll be back before ni-Frith," Campion said. He playfully pushed over Swift as he was attacked.