The Great Mouse Reporter ~ Chapter 44More Like This
The muscular Lenape mouse lowered his axe over the stone one last time, and finally, the chains on Cholena's handcuffs broke. She moved her arms, relieved to have her hands in front of her, but that relief was only for an instant, as she stared on at her father. Chief Wulisso sat in front of the bead tapestry depicting the history of the Lenape mice; their greatest treasure. He hadn't spoken for quite some time.
"Chief, I have freed her from her bindings," the mouse said, in the Lenape language.
"Be gone then," the Chief replied, his eyes closed, resenting being drawn out of his trance.
The mouse nodded, and left the tent.
"Father," Cholena began.
"I require your silence," he answered.
She looked to him sadly, and then to the intricate bead tapestry that chronicled the history of the Lenape mice; how they were at peace with the human Lenape before the Europeans drove them underground. What must it have been like to be a Lenape mouse in those times? To be told you could never see the
The Great Mouse Reporter ~ Chapter 43Cholena darted down the last flight of stairs, turning heads in the lobby, other mice startled to see a handcuffed young girl running for her life after having seen the police enter earlier. She opened the front doors by ramming her shoulder into them.More Like This
"Wait! Spasir!" came the call of Vartan as he ran after her. But she was already out the door.
Vartan, already getting a black eye from Quinn's punch, ran down after Cholena. The police mouse sent after them was still running down the stairs.
Nellie was in the process of climbing down the tree when she saw Cholena emerge from the apartment building. She discarded her fake beard and climbed down the bark faster.
"Cholena!" she called out.
Cholena's ears perked up, and she turned to the tree, seeing Nellie climbing down. She ran toward her, just as Vartan was exiting the building.
"The police are coming!" Vartan shouted.
Nellie made it to the bottom, and Cholena reached her. They turned their attention to Vartan, who finally made it over t