All Creatures Big and Small [Cherry] Feb 11, 2017 22:04:00 GMT -7
Post by Tinypaw on Feb 11, 2017 22:04:00 GMT -7
Tinypaw and the sparrow landed on Cherry's shoulder again as they stopped at the beginning of the trampled trail. She broke a fresh piece of grass and compared the two and said she thought it had been through there recently, because the trampled grass didn't look dead yet. "Miss Cherry you are a lady of many talents! It does indeed look like the bear has been through here recently. You're quite the tracker!" She asked if he thought it might be close by and he paused, quirking his head to the side with nose twitching as he sniffed at the air. "Definitely," he determined a moment later. "Its den must be pretty close to the village. We should be careful from here. The usual advice with bears is to make lots of noise so they know to avoid you, but in this case we need to sneak up on it so we should try to be quiet. Lucky for us it's already snapped all the noisy foliage out of the way! Follow me and I'll give a signal when it's time to distract it ok?
The bird hopped off her shoulder and fluttered on ahead, Tinypaw keeping all senses on high alert now that they were coming up on the bear. He heard it before he saw it because it was still stomping around angrily in the bushes and he could hear the sound of claws scratching on tree trunks. The bear was clearly still agitated. The sparrow landed on a branch and Tinypaw turned to look at where Cherry was creeping up behind. Maybe it hadn't been a good idea to bring her. He could probably sneak up behind it without her getting put in danger. If the sparrow flew up behind the bear he could hop off and land on the bear's head.. He should tell her to stick back and he could handle this. This bear seemed really angry and he didn't want to put such a nice girl in danger. He would probably be ok, but she didn't look like she had any weapons and he wasn't entirely sure about her skill set but what if the bear got to her before he could calm it down and she couldn't fight it off? Tsk, he would feel so poorly if she got hurt or died because she wanted to help him. People died all the time, it was kind of the thing they did, but still he tried not to help that happen when he was around.
No, no she had offered to help and she could do it, he believed in her! And she clearly believed in him. And he also believed in him, and in the bear. There was a lot of believing. He waved his arms at Cherry to signal it was time to make some noise, and then the sparrow hopped off the branch and started fluttering over toward the bear with the intention of meeting it halfway as it came charging over.