✧ — it had only been a few sunrises since the accident, but to cluster it felt like moons. the scars that the scene left on her had cut too deep and was leaving her bleeding out as she sunk her teeth into cinnamon's scruff to drag her again. the two had been loners all their lives, living peacefully with their mother and following her actions and words. but as they made the decision to cross one of the thunderpaths, searching for another shelter that fateful night, they didn't expect to see the blinding lights of a monster at the brink of dusk. cluster paused her work for a moment; maybe it was her jaw locking from exhaustion, maybe it was the mental imagery of her family rushing to escape the paws of the monster. either way, her blue eyes that were previously so filled with life were suddenly dull and grave. she had been dragging her frail sister this whole time, for her leg was one of the things that had been trampled by the unforgiving monster. she knew little about injuries or how to treat them, but she knew that this was bad. cinnamon didn't have the capacity to walk right now, and she barely moved her other limbs because they really had no use if the fourth one was crippled. cluster tried to stay focused on her task; to find a place they could be safe in and take care of cinnamon. she knew of the clans, so that was exactly the direction she went. they definitely couldn't survive on their own and she was terrified of many other groups. hopefully skyclan will take them in. she finally started to pick up the scents of tons of cats; more than she had probably ever smelled or seen in one place. she tried to drag cinnamon further into the territory, whiskers twitching and eyes rounding slightly as she searched for help. she wouldn't talk unless she was addressed first, simply because she had her sister's fluffy scruff in her mouth.