Post by summerrain on Dec 8, 2018 19:42:40 GMT
They'd spent long enough in the nursery. They were going to be apprentices just like the rest of the clan had been, like those other kits had become, and Dapplekit needed to learn her way around the camp. Stripekit went with her, of course, and would until she felt that Dapplekit knew her way around well enough. They were, at the moment, slowly making their way around the camp itself. Stripekit would occasionally tap Dapplekit's shoulder with her nose to steer her away from the rock, or a bush, or something.
Some of the cats, Dapplekit was already learning to differentiate by scent. Only the ones that came into the nursery on a regular basis, though she was starting to want to recognize more. If they were going to be living their lives here, they should get to know everyone, right? Even if it was a little frightening, how many cats there were around the camp. But, she told herself, she'd have to meet them all eventually. As she walked, her steps were small and slow, so she would be able to step over something on the ground instead of tripping on it.
"Everything smells different covered in snow," Dapplekit muttered. "It's all... muted. Harder to tell them all apart."
"Didn't you say before that the rain does the same thing?" Stripekit asked.
"Yeah," Dapplekit said with a nod. "You ever notice that the twolegs would do stuff that made the nest smell different?"
"Ugh, those things that made that funny-smelling mist," Stripekit remembered with disgust. "And the things in the see-through things that they would light with their fire-sticks that made the whole nest smell wrong. At least we got away from that."
"Yeah," Dapplekit said with a laugh. "The camp smells different from our old nest, but it's a better smell." She stopped and scented the air, turning to the approaching feline. "Oh... Hello," she said softly.