BloodClanBlue eyes gleamed in the moonlit bushes. A strong, muscular cat leaped gracefully out of the bushes, her gray pelt turned silver. A lithe ginger tabby padded silently by her side. I am worried, Featherstar. What will RiverClan say? The large gray tabby looked down at the ginger tabby. You are right to be concerned Squirrelstream. But what can we do about it. We cannot turn back time and change our actions. All we can do is accept the consequences for our actions. Squirrelstream nodded, and once more the duo fell silent. After what seemed like nine lifetimes, the four massive oaks crept into Squirrelstreams line of vision. As if obeying an unspoken command, Squirrelstream and Featherstar quickened the pace from a gentle, easy walk to a trot, then to a run. Finally, ThunderClan burst into Fourtrees.
Featherstar leapt on top of the Great rock, and Squirrelstream went to search for her SkyClan friend, Twigheart. She spotted him sitting next to his deputy Raven
never grow up.I have a monster living underneath my bed.never grow up.7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Hes made up of burnt frog skin, white-red cobweb veined eyes and a collection of missing pebble teeth. Sometimes we play scrabble.
(The first time he was just a mechanical hum beneath the bowing wooden planks, he was just a faint smell of green and he was just a hot cloud of fog around my lips. Its the wind, its the wind, I breathed. Then he breathed back, heavy and loud and monster-like; AM NOT.)
He always spoke in capitals; MONSTERS ARE MUCH TOO SCARY FOR LOWER-CASED LETTERS, he informed me one night under pink covers. I shined the flashlight into his eyes until they changed colour and he bared his teeth.
He sometimes visits my dreams. The grass turns sickly where he trudges and the woodland creatures whimper and scramble in his wake. WHERES MY HUG? He holds his warm monster limbs out, palms snatching me from my happy-ever-after and grins gap-toothily. I manage a chuckle as I buckle in his embrace.
He used to keep me
Fireheart's betrayl part 1Fireheart's betrayl part 16 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Tigerclaw slipped quietly into Bluestar's den, his paws making no noise on the sandy floor. Yowls and screeches pierced the air outside. The blue-gray leader was battling a large white tom with jet black paws. Tigerclaw dragged the cat off of his leader, and hissed softly in his ear, Go rejoin the fight, Blackfoot. I'll kill her. The former ShadowClan deputy gave a short, barely detectable nod, then fled the den with a yowl of pain. Tigerclaw turned to face Bluestar. He snorted, Fighting skills a little rusty, Bluestar? I could help you with that, you know. He taunted her. Bluestar, however, was barely paying his tone of voice any mind. She mewed distractly, We'll worry about that later, Tigerclaw. The Clan needs us now. Tigerclaw hissed in a low, soft voice, No. The Clan needs me He unsheathed his claws, and let out a low snarl.
My lionAdmittedly, I was a rotten child. I liked to spend my time throwing rocks at stray dogs. No one ever bothered to stop me until the old voice in the alley.My lion8 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Why are you throwing rocks at puppies? It was an old man voice, deep and gravelly, so I didnt stop.
Because I want to, old man, I retorted and tried to sound mean. There was no warning before I heard a yelp and felt dirt under my shoulders. I tumbled over and realized the yelp had come from me. I lay on the ground and listened to my heart beat. That old man had pushed me down, and now he would pay. You asked for it! I yelled and grabbed the first rock I laid hands on, then jumped up to face him.
At first I could only see stars. Then I saw the lion. He was sitting like a giant cat, and his tail twitched around behind him.
Dont eat me! I yelled on instinct and dropped my rock. He licked his lips.
Why not? I heard the old man voice ask. Was this a trick? I looked ar
Fireheart's Betrayal part 9 They walked all day to get to Violet's home. Barley still seemed unsure about getting his sister involved, but Ravenpaw had finally managed to convince him by reminding him that Violet had twolegs for protection. Now the black-and-white loner was sniffing the air, and Ravenpaw guessed he was trying to remember which best was Violet's. Finally, he nodded at one nest. "That one." Ravenpaw nodded, then raced towards the fence, Barley hard on his heels. The black loner leaped onto the fence, looking down into the garden below. A pretty ginger she-cat with a pale purple collar was laying on the grass, her eyes closed and her mouth curled in a smile of contentment. Barley leaped onto the fence beside Ravenpaw. The black-and-white loner looked down at the she-cat with a tender look in his eyes. "That's her." He whispered. "That's my sister."Fireheart's Betrayal part 96 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Barley called out, "Violet!" The she-cat opened her eyes and looked up. Her blue eyes widened with astoni
Fireheart's Betrayal part 13 Every cat stopped fighting, and the strange tom got off of Barley. "Son?" He repeated. He gave the black-and white tom a curious sniff. His eyes widened with astonishement. "Barley? Is that you, son?" Barley nodded, and mewed, "Hello Father." The tom touched noses with his son, and then gave him a lick on the head. "I thought I'd never see you again." The tom mewed hoarsely, and Barley let out a rusty purr.Fireheart's Betrayal part 136 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ravenpaw studied the strange tom. He was a pale ginger tom, and he looked almost exactly like Violet, except he was a slightly paler shade of orange than his daughter, and he had a distinctive white streak on his chest. His eyes, however, were a green so pale, they were almost gray. As the tom turned from Barley, he caught sight of his daughter. He looked shocked. "Violet?!?" The she-cat nodded, looking very happy. The two cats embraced, and the tom whispered. "I thought you were dead. I heard what your brothers did to you..." Violet b
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 1 Ruth Powers hummed to herself as she scanned through bills she had just recently received in her mail. Her daughter, Laura, had to stay after school to talk to her councillor. Being a teenager, she wanted to plan her future ahead and do some college research and discuss about it with Dr. Pryor.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 16 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
The phone rang.
Reaching over with one free hand while she held an opened envelope in the other, Ruth placed it on her shoulder and pressed her ear to it.
"Hello?" She asked.
"S'up, Ruth?" Greeted a jolly voice. Ruth could hear noise in the background. "Shut up, you little monsters!"
Ruth blinked as she placed her envelope down and looked at the phone.
"Sorry about that," Homer apologized, "Lisa and the boy were playing some stupid game."
"Um, okay?" Ruth was
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 5 Lisa, Bart, and Laura came home at their normal times. As they filed off the bus, they ran for the front door to avoid the eyes of Homer and Marge; though it was impossible. They were standing there on the porch, watching. Watching...TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 56 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
It had been only a day since Marge and Homer were released from prison, yet the kids felt as if they had been watching them forever.
The kids could feel the daggers even though they were a fair distance apart. Laura began to shake in fear, trying to avoid Homer's hard glare boring through her although her back was towards him. Bart held Lisa's hand protectively, as if he knew Marge would run at them and grab Lisa by force. Though the kids knew that if they ever did anything to them, the consequences awaiting them would be much worse.
Luckily, Ruth was sitting on the stoop of her home, waiting. She smiled and called to the kids.
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 7 Ruth rushed across the bench and threw herself at Homer. Homer grabbed a hold of her and the two rumbled out onto the courtroom floor. Homer was grappling her as she clung to him, both of them yelling and bleeding. The courtroom gasped as they watched the violent battle. Marge felt faint, seeing as her hsuband has just made things worse for them.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 76 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"Man, we'd usually encourage stuff like this," Lenny said as he watched the fight in concern, "but suddenly, I'm just plain scared!"
"How dare you attack my daughter!" Ruth shouted as she gave Homer a punch in the stomach.
"How dare you waste my time with this crap!" Homer shouted back. "I could be home right now drinking Duff on the couch!"
"Order! Order!" The judge banged his gavel impatiently.
"Kill him, mom!" Bart rooted. "Kill that asshole that threatens to dest
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 4 The afternoon had come around and Ruth and the kids were in the living room watching television.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 46 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Suddenly, there was a knock at the door.
Bart and Lisa huddled close to each other, as Laura looked out the peephole. Ruth approached with an intent stare, and Laura just smiled. "It's Sean."
Opening the door, Sean stepped inside and smiled at Ruth. "I came as soon as I hear... is everyone okay?"
"Oh, Sean," Ruth sighed as she raced into his arms, "it's so good to see you."
"Hey, it's Father Sean!" Bart exclaimed.
"Just Sean now," Sean chuckled.
"What?" Bart asked, confused. "What do you mean?"
Laura giggled at Bart's confused face before looking over at her mother, who smiled.
"Bart," Ruth began
Fireheart's betrayl part 3Fireheart's betrayl part 36 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Gasps of shock rang through the Clan. Leopardfur bowed her head, and mewed to Tigerclaw, "Bluestar was a wise and powerful leader, and RiverClan will mourn her loss along with ThunderClan." Her eyes, while clouded with grief for the "brave" ThunderClan leader, were sharp with shrewd intelligence, and they didn't blink as she gazed into Tigerclaw's eyes. The dark tabby was impressed. Even while helping her allies, she was still measuring their strength, searching for weak points. Always prepared. She continued, "RiverClan wishes you well in your leadership, but we must leave now. Crookedstar will wonder what has become of us." She bowed her head to Tigerclaw shortly, and then signaled her Clanmates to follow her. Tigerclaw was almost sorry to see the she-cat go.
Tigerclaw turned to the rouges. He pretended to look Blackfoot up and down, measuring him shortly. Then he mewed slowly, "Blackfoot, ThunderClan mourns your loss. Howeve
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 8 Ruth woke up to find the television still on from last night. Slipping out of bed, not wanting to wake Sean, she shut off the television.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 86 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Ruth turned around to find Bart sitting at the table, reading from a few textbooks. She smiled as she walked over to him.
"How's my little genius?" She teasefd before kissing him on the forehead.
"Never better," Bart said, looking up at her, "just want to go advanced on my homework before we actually have to go back to school. That and make for a test I probably failed."
Ruth raised an eyebrow. "What do mean probably?"
Bart sighed. "Mrs. K still hasn't given back my test from last week. She won't tell me what I got, so I figured I've done that bad. And what's really got me concerned is that she won't give me back any homework sh
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 6 Marge waited outside the courthouse. Today was the day she and Homer would be testified against. She sighed; everyone she knew had began to hate her and her husband because of the previous events. Worse, her own children were going to sue her and that Powers woman was going to take them away from her forever. How she hated Ruth more than ever...TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 66 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Homer was busy tending his 'business' behind a nearby tree after taking his daily 'beer breakie'. How he managed to remain calm even when he knew their trial was going to be unbearable, she'll never know.
"Marge Simpson..." snapped a voice.
Marge turned around to see Bernice Hibbert, Sarah Wiggum, Luanne Van Houten, and Manjula look at her with glaring eyes.
"Oh, girls!" Marge said, relieved. "Thank God you're here! Ruth's got my children pinning against me and-"
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 2 The Simpson kids felt as if a great amount of weight was finally lifted off their shoulders as soon as they exited out of their household. Entering inside Ruth's humble home,they felt as if they truly had lived in her house for a long time. They watched as Ruth gently placed Maggie on a nearby couch, atop a pillow.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 26 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"You guys were seriously in trouble back there," Laura told them.
"We've just gotten so use to it," Lisa sighed, "I never thought mom and dad would actually get what was coming. I mean, they've avoided that matter so many times..."
"And I'll make sure you kids avoid them," Ruth assured them, gently touching Lisa's shoulder, "how about I make us dinner? Spaghetti and meatballs? Completely separated. And caesar salad?"
Lisa's eyes brightened for the first time all night.
"That would be wonderful," Li
TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 3 Morning shone through the window of Ruth's home as the woman sat on her couch, drinking coffee. Although yesterday was a rough night, she managed to sleep.TS: My Mother, My Hero Chp. 36 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"Oh, you're still here?" Bart asked as he came down the stairs.
Ruth looked at him, confused.
Bart blushed. "Dad usually heads to Moe's for his daily 'beer breakie'."
Ruth chuckled. "I stopped going to Moe's a long time ago. The guy keeps complaining about some prankster who keeps calling him."
Bart shrugged nervously.
"I just realized we're already late for school," Bart told her, "even Lisa hadn't notcied until now."
"Bart, you kids have had a rough night," Ruth assured him, "and Laura's still scared to bits. I just called Skinner to keep you guys here for a few days."
Fireheart's betrayl part 2Fireheart's betrayl part 26 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Fireheart looked up at Tigerclaw with an evil grin. "Let us rejoin the battle, my leader." Tigerclaw nodded, still wary of his former enemy. They were about to leave the den when Sandstorm raced into the den. She was bleeding heavily from the shoulder, and she leaned against the entrance to the den. "Blues-" She broke off, staring in disbelief at Bluestar and Graystripe's bodies. She looked up at Fireheart with shock in her green eyes. "Fireheart, what in the name of StarClan happened in here?!?"
Fireheart looked deep into Sandstorm's eyes, shock, betrayl, and misery plain to see in his green eyes. "Sandstorm, Graystripe attacked Bluestar. H-he would have killed her if I hadn't " He trailed off, hanging his head. Impressed with Fireheart's quick thinking, Tigerclaw stepped forward quickly. "It wasn't your fault, Fireheart." He turned to Sandstorm and explained heavily, "Graystripe went mad, saying that it was all Bluestar'
Fireheart's Betrayal part 10 Fireheart was in a dark forest, with familiar scents swirling around him. Scents of cats who had trusted him. "Graystripe! Bluestar!" He wailed, their scents taunting him. "It was for the good of the Clan, you know it was!" He could smell them all, all the cats he had wronged. Sandstorm, who trusted and loved him. Bluestar, who thought he was her most loyal warrior. Graystripe, who had believed Fireheart was his best friend. Ravenpaw, who had told Fireheart his darkest secret. Redtail, who's murderer went unpunished. Spottedleaf, who had loved him beyond death. Spottedleaf... Fireheart screeched into the wailing wind, "I did the right thing! You're the traitor, Spottedleaf, not me!" There was no answer, and the wailing of the wind seemed to grow louder each moment, crushing Fireheart's senses, pounding in his brain...Fireheart's Betrayal part 106 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Fireheart!" Fireheart snapped his head up, panting. He was back in the warrior's den, and Longtail was looking dow
Fireheart's Betrayl part 7 Ravenpaw sat on the roof of the barn late on a rainy night, overlooking the fields where the cows and horses were grazing. He felt somewhat anxious, though for the life of him he couldn't explain why. He felt as thought something would happen soon, something bad.Fireheart's Betrayl part 76 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Suddenly, a voice sounded from behind him. "Ravenpaw? What in the name of StarClan are you doing awake?" Ravenpaw turned his head to see his best friend, Barley, balancing on the roof behind him. He shook his head and mewed, "I can't sleep." Barley tipped his head in question. "Why not?" Ravenpaw sighed, and pushed his worries aside. "It's nothing. I'll be in in just a minute."
A few minutes later, Ravenpaw was curled up in his soft hay den. He lay there for a while, trying to push his anxious thoughts out of his mind. Then he finally managed to frist off into sleep. He dreamed that he was in the forest near the barn, where ThunderClan made its home. He wa
Fireheart's Betrayal part 12 The next morning, Ravenpaw awoke to see a fluffy gray face inches away from his. Fuzz mewed cheerfully, "Good morning!" Starlted, Ravenpaw scrambled backwards. "What in the name of StarClan?" He sputtered. Barley stirred beside him. He looked at the bewildered look on Ravenpaw's face, then at Fuzz's look of innocent confusion. He rolled his eyes and mewed, "Good morning Fuzz." The confusion melted from Fuzz's face, to be replaced with its usual cheerfulness. "Good morning Justbarley!" Violet looked up and mewed, "Fuzz, how many times do I have to tell you? His name is Barley, not Justbarley." Fuzz shruuged. "If you say so, Violet." Then he looked back at Barley. "So what brings you here, Barley?" The black-and-white loner sat up and began to tell his tale, starting with a simple version of his life in BloodClan and ending with his discovery of the barn. After he reached that part of the tale, Ravenpaw took over, explaining once more about Clan life anFireheart's Betrayal part 126 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fireheart's Betrayal part 8 Ravenpaw watched in horror as Tigerclaw and Fireheart paused directly in front of the window. The dark tabby growled, "Are you sure he's here?" Fireheart nodded and mewed, "Positive. He was here when Graystripe and I visited him about three moons ago. He thinks he's safe from you here, Tigerstar." Ravenpaw froze in horror. TigerSTAR?!? "Oh StarClan no." He thought. His old enemy, the cat who had terrorized him for moons, was now leader of ThunderClan?!?Fireheart's Betrayal part 86 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tigerstar pressed, "And he'll be easy enough to kill?" Fireheart's cruelly amused words chilled Ravenpaw's heart. "Have you no faith in me? Of course he will; he hasn't had to fight so much as a mouse since he left ThunderClan, and the only protection he has is that kittypet Barley." Fireheart gave a dark chuckle and added, "Trust me, it'll be easy, easier than killing Bluestar and Graystripe." Ravenpaw stared at Fireheart, shock and fear nearly overwhelming his mind. Without another
.:Shadamy Forever:. the 4thFor the next few weeks shadow noticed a change in amy. She didnt hang around sonic as much, which he was fine with, but there was more than that. She also didnt hang around the bunny any more, or go on shopping trips with her, she was acting really strange but nothing she said ever told him what was wrong with her..:Shadamy Forever:. the 4th7 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Also she didnt hang around any of her old friends, she hung around rouge! he didnt know why, what could possibly make his sweet rose, want to hang around rouge? He found it strange and kept a closer eye on amy until he found out what was wrong. "I swore to protect you rose, so if something is hurting you, i WILL find out what."
He thought about telling rouge not to hang around amy, but then thought about all the things rouge had done for him, the advice, the place to stay if he needed it, the help with missions, and health whenever he got hurt, so he decided if amy was hurting, until he found out what was hurting her, rouge was the best person for her.
One day when rouge and
Fireheart's Betrayal part 11 First, Violet led them to a twoleg nest with a large garden. "This is where Fuzzy and Lady live." She leaped up onto the fence and down into the garden below, Ravenpaw and Barley right behind her. One cat, a pretty tortoishell she-cat with one green eye and one blue eye and a yellow collar, was sitting under a tree, licking her paw. She looked up as Violet, Ravenpaw, and Barley approached. "Hey Violet. Who're your friends?" Violet flicked her tail towards each tom as she mewed, "This is my brother Barley, the one I mentioned before, and this is his friend Ravenpaw. Guys, this my friend Lady." The tortoishell dipped her head in greeting. "Hello Barley. Violet has told me much about you." Violet mewed, "Lady, can you go get Fuzzy for us? We have something to ask you two." Lady nodded, then padded into her Twoleg nest through a small entrance, much like the one Violet had used. "What is that thing?" Ravenpaw asked. Violet replied, "It's called a cat flap. Twolegs pFireheart's Betrayal part 116 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Misty Flame part 17 Mistyfoot took a deep breath, then mewed, "I know exactly what we need to do." Fireheart looked at her with fear in his eyes. "What?" Mistyfoot looked straight into his leaf-green eyes, and said in a dead-serious voice, "I'm going to join ThunderClan." Graystripe and Fireheart gaped at her, shock in their eyes. Fireheart spoke first. "Mistyfoot, are you serious?" The gray she-cat nodded. "I've never been more serious in my life." Graystripe's voice sounded from behind Mistyfoot. "Are you sure that's what you want? Changing Clans is hard. No cat knows that better than I. You'll have to leave your friends, your family, and your honor behind. You'll have to work tirelessly to prove your loyalty. If you so much as look at a cat from your old Clan, it will be seen as treason." Graystripe's amber eyes were miserable as he spoke.A Misty Flame part 176 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mistyfoot nodded. "I understand. I'm willing to go through that for you Fireheart." She pressed against him and purred, "
The Lion King III part 4 Nafasi stared after the hyenas for a while. Finally, he turned to face Simba. You know those hyenas? Simba nodded grimly. Shenzi, Banzi, and Ed worked for Scar. He sent them to kill me more then once. He frowned. I never saw Arufu, however. Kiara padded up to her father, and spoke grimly. From the way they spoke, they seem to assume that you are still the king. You'll be their main target. Nala pressed herself against her mate. Kovu growled, We'll keep guards posted around Pride Rock at all times. You're not to leave Pride Rock without an escort or two. Simba cocked an eybrow. Is that an order Kovu? Kovu nodded, his face hard. It's for your own safety, Simba. Simba looked ready to argue, but finally rolled his eyes and laughed. Have it your way, Kovu. You are the king after all.The Lion King III part 46 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Nyuki pressed herself against Nafasi, panting. Nafasi looked down at Ny