★ ★ ★ //quick note that Cassiopeia's emotional manipulation constantly attempts to make people happy, so please state if your character will be affected or not
Cassi's poor little heart wasn't used to all of this excitement.
The young Turkish Angora had been on her own for as long as she could remember, any memories of a family or siblings either taken from her or simply nonexistent. In all fairness, she couldn't remember very far back anyway. One month of memory for three months of life? It clearly didn't add up, but if there was anything before that, before the suddenness of being two months old and alone... she didn't know it, and she wasn't hurt by it. After all, she figured that it would be quite hard for her to be hurt by the absence of something that she'd never known in the first place.
Besides, Cassi had found out after awhile that she was always quite happy, and whenever she came across others, they always seemed quite happy as well. So there wasn't anything for her to complain about. She ate whatever she found and slept wherever it was warm, and she was happy, and then she played with creatures that seemed to flock to her in the daytime, and she was happy.
Her flock of happy creatures were happy to play tag with her earlier that day, though it was a rather small "flock" consisting of only a pigeon and a squirrel. Cassi found herself it most of the time, being the smallest of all of the creatures, but she was okay with this, and was glad to energetically chase after her friends, occasionally managing to tag one of them only to find herself 'it' again not long after. It was getting close to time to find something to eat, she had noticed early on in their game, but she was having fun, and she decided to ignore the thought. After all, she could keep playing, and that would be a lot more fun than going to find food.
Unfortunately, there were those who were less concerned with her enjoying her playtime than she was, and suddenly, Cassi's friends were gone, having fled while she was laughing gleefully after almost tagging the pigeon. Huh. Where had they gone? Her greyish-blue eyes scanned the area, but there was no sign of her friends. Only a snake that, to her, was gigantic, hissing and poised to strike.
Cassi wasn't often one to make any noise, preferring nonverbal communication, but the scream she let out as she fled, the snake close behind, was very real, and could probably be heard from most of HawkClan's territory. She didn't know where she was - all she knew in that moment was getting away from the snake pursuing her.
Finally, Cassi found a nice escape route - a tree! She had actually been surrounded by them the entire time, but panic had caused all rational thought to abandon her, and until there was one directly in her path, she hadn't thought to climb one. Cassi's heart stopped for a moment as she leapt up, managing to catch her claws in the bark and claw her way up until she was barely out of the snake's reach. The only problem was that the snake had no interest in going away. Cassiopeia whimpered, looking down, digging her tiny claws further into the tree, hoping that there would be someone around her to save her.
”awake my soul...”