☾・ﾟ. As time goes on moments that influence one's life rush by without a second thought. There is no time to realize the purpose of such an act or occurrence, because yet another thing always comes. Rue recalled meeting Walker; arguably the most important interaction of her's yet. She had just escaped the grasp of her twoleg, tumbling out the door and crashing into a giant tomcat with a twisted muzzle. In her young eyes she was peering up to another monster.
Oh how wrong she was back then. Walker gave her everything she could have wanted: a home, strength, a teacher... Though she always did desire something she could not articulate. It was familiar yet foreign, an old friend she knew vaguely, a lost belonging she forgot she misplaced. She supposed it could not be important if she did not suffer without it, so she ignored the yearn in her chest for something she did not understand. She refused to waste her thoughts on something so insignificant to her mission. She trained her entire life for this.
As she stood in the maw of enemy territory, she knew that this was time she'd catalog in her mind's bank of "big impacts." Rue needed not to absorb the severity of the situation, she knew that this was the beginning of something larger then her.
"C-Can someone help me?" her voice carried through the trees, limping further Thunderclan with hitched breathe. It was nothing she was unaccustomed to; a twisted ankle, a few kicks to the stomach, and scratches here and there. Her rougemates were instructed to make it sloppy, as if she was jumped by an untrained loner, and careful to make sure she felt enough pain to make it convincing. Truth be told it was strange to feel such a thing again - she was not the type to be bested in a fight. Walker made sure of that.