|The Quest of Catmandu 4 (standard:fantasy, 4808 words) [4/6] show all parts|
|Author: nightshade||Added: Jan 10 2001||Views/Reads: 1733/1096||Part vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|joyful reunions and happy times, as the clan reunites to aid the Cheetahs|
The Quest of Catmandu chapter 4 by nightshade and chris dahl the following morning, tes was practically inhaled and food was devoured as Shae, Tynak, and Charval took off, following Talon towards the Falcon river dock. Anticipating forthcoming events made the foot time seem shorter, which brought a measure of comfort and excitement at the same time. As for Karo, Parnak, Rhachyl and Chevelle, their trek to the ailing Cheetah camp was was just as lovely and that much more humorous. The humor was unexpectedly provided by Rhachyl at the halfway point as they crossed the dirt-caked boards of the bridge that spanned the deep river. a large trout jumped so high from the river that its tail fin was able to almost whip Rhachyl in the face, causing her to scream and fall off her horse into the water on one side of the bridge while the trout dove back in on the other side. as they continued on a short while later, the other three were still laughing. "it wasn't that funny." Rhachyl tried to argue. "it was too." Chevelle chuckled. "you should have seen the look on your face." Karo gasped in her hysterics. "at least the fish didn't say 'gimme a kiss'" Parnak blurted. "you should be glad Princess Shae isn't here right now." the medicine woman heaved through her labored breath. "she'd never let you live it down." "thats true." Rhachyl reluctantly agreed. moments later, having imagined Shae's presence and participation, Rhachyl broke up too. "mmmmpgghhh..she would have had a field day." she giggled. the sun was just about gone for the night by the time they reached a sign that marked the camp's nearby location. "we're almost there," Chevelle announced. "let's hurry before..." she was cut short by some rustling in a nearby copse of bushes. Karo heard the disturbances as well, and the was quick to spot a pair of feet behind a rosebush. the four women rushed over to discover the shivering, incoherent form of Chorac, the Cheetah clan's medicine man, lying on a buffalo rug...his condition more degraded now than when Chevelle had left. "does your camp have a central fire pit?" Karo shouted as she lifted the weak body from the rug. "yes," Chevelle replied with teary eyes. "run ahead then, and tel the camp that we're here. get the fire going, if it isn't already, and get everyone out there." the spotted ambassador was gone in a flash with the tiger woman following quickly...Karo carrying Chorac carefully, with his head resting against her shoulder, sweating profusely. They got to the camp and found the Cheetah clan sitting or lying around the giant pit fire, each member suffering the illness in varying degrees. "can anyone here tell me what this disease is?" Karo bellowed. all eyes were raised to attention, but for the moment, no words were spoken. "never mind." she growled. "Chevelle, get some water right away. Chorac needs to be soaked down immediately." as Karo, Parnak and Rhachyl set the contents of their travel packs out, they were approached by three of the prospective patients. even while fighting their illness, they managed to stand tall and proud, presenting a stature that could only mean one thing about thwe two women and the spear-wielding man who followed behind. "welcome to our land."the taller woman hailed in the light of the gradually growing fdire. "i am queen Cheryn, this is my daughter, princess Chanile, and this is our bodyguard Chorman. i wish you to know, that as greatly appreciated as your help is, i had hoped that your visit would have been under better circumstances." "as do i, your majesty." Karo agreed. "can you help us?" Chanile asked. "my clan and i will do our best." the medicine woman replied. "is anyone else as sick as your medicine man?" Parnak queried. "Chodac is almost as bad." Chorman stated. "Chodac?" Rhachyl wondered. "my mate," Chevelle replied as she cradled the head of her man. "get him over by the fire...now." Karo ordered. With a lot of coordination, cooperation, and patience. herbs and medicines were adminstered to the Cheetah clan. fodd was readily available as well, and no-one was going to miss the chance to fil their stomachs. Chorac and Chodac remained under constant surveillance by Rhachyl and Click here to read the rest of this story (379 more lines)
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