It was quiet as the sleek black-and-white tomcat slunk through the brush of the the land his Clan referred to as Unclaimed. A land that only rogues and loners inhabited. The Clans had no use for it, not yet or maybe ever. He moved forth towards a stream, his long tail, plumy tail swishing behind him. He crouched beside the stream as he watched the shadow of a fish slowly move towards him, then his paw flicked into the cool water. The trout flew out, snatched onto his curved claws. He killed it swiftly before he sat back, licking his paw of which had gone into the water. Unlike his Clanmates he loved the taste of fish. Minkclaw Winter is coming. 02:17, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Kowhai slunk around the Unclaimed Land, feeling untroubled. This was her home, and her home for her entire life. The dark yellow she-cat emerged near a stream, and in the distance she saw a cat, a young one, crouching near the end of a river. She wrinkled her nose, surprised. --forever and always 02:19, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Blackpaw sat tall, proud as he cleaned his foreleg now. He took a moment to glance up at Kowhai, a sort of smolder upon his bicolor facial features. "Well, I knew I was handsome but now that there is a pretty lady watching me I sure as hell know now." He put his paw down, swishing his bicolored tail around his paws swiftly. "Do come and join me, it'd be awful if I had to eat this delicious trout alone." Minkclaw Winter is coming. 02:21, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Kowhai ducked her head, flattered. A tom seeing her and thinking she was pretty? How... surprising. She padded closer to the tom. There was no denying she was hungry, too... food would indeed be useful... --forever and always 02:24, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

"Come, come, don't be scared. I don't bite unless you bite first." He gave a soft chuckle then waved for her to sit down. "I'll even give you the first bite." He winked and watched her closely. Minkclaw Winter is coming. 02:33, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

I'm not scared! Why would I be scared? Kowhai thought to herself as she sat down beside Blackpaw. "Thanks," she mewed, eyeing up the trout that he'd caught. "I've never eaten fish before. Does trout taste nice?" --forever and always 02:36, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

"it tastes better than rubbery feathers." The tom said, eyes still on her. Then his gaze flicked towards the stream once more then back to the yellow she-cat. Minkclaw Winter is coming. 02:38, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Fair point. Feathers were annoying, they made Kowhai sneeze, they tasted weird... she could go on. The yellow she-cat hesitantly took a bite of the trout, pausing as she savoured the flavor. "Huh. It's not that bad, actually," she mewed. "Where did you learn to catch this stuff?" As she said that, she glanced up at the black-and-white tom. He seems quite... impressive. --forever and always 02:42, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Blackpaw grinned. "I taught myself actually, my Can doesn't really do the whole fish thing. They prefer frogs or something like that. Gross, really." Minkclaw Winter is coming. 02:44, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

"Huh. You're a smart one then, Clan cat. Brave of you to come out here." Kowhai had never had anything to do with them. She left them alone, and they left her alone. That was perfectly fine by her. "Smart and brave, you are, by the looks of things." --forever and always 02:47, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

"Well thank you, I'm a very handsome guy you know." He grinned even wider and moved to take a bite of the trout. "What makes you think this land is scary?" He questions. "If anything it's safer than with the Clans. Civil war everyday, not very safe." Minkclaw Winter is coming. 02:59, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

"I never said it was scary." Kowhai tipped her head. "It's just that I've never seen you Clan cats outside your... territories." She shuffled her paws. "You guys just stay within you area. For you to venture out is... unusual." --forever and always 03:02, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

"It's about to get weirder, from what I hear the other two Clans are on the bring of war. Then there's my Clan, we're.. we're getting bigger by the minute." He commented. Blackpaw paused before he looked at Kowhai. "What's it like being a loner?" He asked. Minkclaw Winter is coming. 03:07, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Kowhai grunted. "That... doesn't sound pleasant. Being a loner - or even a rogue - is easy. There's much more freedom to do what your like. You come and go as you please. No boundaries to hold you back." --forever and always 03:10, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Blackpaw frowned at that. Was it more free than the life of a Clan cat? What would he even name himself if he did?The bicolored tom nodded at that. "It sounds nice and peaceful." Minkclaw Winter is coming. 03:15, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

"Very," Kowhai replied, bending down to take another bite of the trout. --forever and always 03:16, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

"Well, why don't you show me?" He asked her, a smile touching his lips. His yellow eyes meeting hers, half-searching her face. Minkclaw Winter is coming. 03:30, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Kowhai met his gaze. "You mean... you want me to show how peaceful my life is?" The yellow-furred she-cat was faintly surprised at how quickly this was going. --forever and always 21:56, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

"I want you to show me how life as a loner is. I--I'm not really sure I wanna be a warrior in my Clan. We all have to promise that no matter what we'd give our lives for it but I don't want to die if it's threatened." He said turning away, worry filling his features. Minkclaw Winter is coming. 01:18, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

"That seems like a big promise." Kowhai tipped her head. "But sure, I guess I can show you a little of what it's like." It won't hurt to. --forever and always 01:26, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

Blackpaw looked back at her, his eyes filled with sadness. "The Clans can be very cruel," he said before his eyes changed. "What do you normally do with your day?" He questioned. Minkclaw Winter is coming. 01:38, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

"Apart from the essentials? Not a lot." Kowhai shrugged. "I guess that's the downside. It's peaceful, but... sometimes it can get a little boring." --forever and always 01:42, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

"Then we can make it interesting," he replied. His golden eyes sparkling as he looked at her. "I can even show you how I hunt fish." Minkclaw Winter is coming. 01:52, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

"Sounds like a plan." Kowhai rose to her paws and gazed along the stream, going into thought for a moment. This tom... isn't half bad. --forever and always 01:55, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

Blackpaw let his long, wiry tail unwind from his paws before he moved to bury the bones of the fish they'd eaten. "Are you still hungry?" He asked her. Minkclaw Winter is coming. 01:59, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

"I don't feel hungry anymore, but I could certainly eat more if I so wished," Kowhai mewed, looking at the bed of the stream for a moment before glancing back at Blackpaw. "Why? Were you going to show me how to catch fish now?" --forever and always 02:01, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

Blackpaw grinned. "Or I could teach you to swim." Minkclaw Winter is coming. 22:40, December 8, 2018 (UTC)

"Swimming?" Kowhai's voice had a note of surprise to it. "Is your Clan like, swamp creatures or something?" She dare hadn't crossed into the river - she recalled her mother had told her it was a dangerous place when she was young. "Is it... cold?" --forever and always 19:37, December 9, 2018 (UTC)

"Well, it is cold just not freezing. Not yet anyway. We do live in the swamp but we aren't really muddy little swamp monsters." He joked, a smile lighting his bicolored features. Minkclaw Winter is coming. 21:56, December 12, 2018 (UTC)