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Domestic Shorthair from <a href='' title='Amboy, IN'>Amboy, IN</a>

♥Angel Sherman♥

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Hi! My name is ♥Angel Sherman♥

I am Domestic Shorthair from Amboy, IN

Nicknames: Shermy, Baby Boy, Shermy Wormy, Monster boy-Captain Sherman

Captain Sherman#35766
1st mate Muldar#74186
Cannonmaster Homer#73204
Master-at-Arm-s Silver#78848
Security Chief Canuck#52906
Navigator Copper#14383
Helmsman Sammy#80362
Main lookout Swatt#74475
Night Commander Tikki#33474
Chief Fishercat Aria#89846
Chief Cook Lilly#44394
Galley assistant Precious#36141 -
Cannon Apprentice Judah#36457
~Deck hands~
Blackie & Mousey#42912
Night helm Bootsie#83222
Sail Maker/repairer Rusty#80100
Security guard Giovanni#80098
Communications Chief Moe#87297
Nurse Bella#70021
Medical trainee Gypsy#114577
Chief Sail handler Sylvia#78824
Security 2nd Lucy Fur#78175
Barrelmaker Sunshine#74936 -
Chief hunter Potts#14488
Bosun/Boatswain Pasha#82128
Sorceress Mystery#82128
Night Communications Barney#74382
Weapons Master Sphinx#14551
Herbie & Lexi#41639
Island Retreat proprietor Casha#91523
Island retreat personnel
Simba #20201
Buddy #99013
Many other fictitious characters also abound on board the ship & on the islands we visit.

Age: 9 years old

Gender: M

Coat: short haired

Education: He is a real survivor. He kept calling until I found him outside in the middle of October. He was only about 3 weeks old so it is just amazing that he didn't give up when his mother abandoned him.He has become a wonderful addition to our family. I went peacefully when I was called to cross the rainbow bridge! I found out that I have a very active imagination since I crossed the bridge and use it to amuse my friends!
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Sailed to the Lost Cloud City on our maiden voyage & reclaimed the treasure of Captain Claw. Recovered the Crown Jewels of Shepard Isle in December 2008 & became allies with Lord Zeus.
2009 events: marriage of rulers of Shepard Isle. Marriage of Long Kong & Lucy Fur-both members of security team on board the Kitty. Met uncle of Sherman & discovered his ancestral roots. Made enemy of high priestess on Cat Scratch Island.

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page info:Birthday-S- ept 30,2006
Crossing date-4/19/08
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COTD-7/24/2013 (dedicated to Angel Nibbles who crossed on 7/22)

RCOTD badge on 8/28/2010

My favorite tricks and treats are: plays catch with his ball, plays tag with humans & other cats

We have a multi-talented crew that keeps the ship running smoothly. and
anything the kids drop

Catnip & tuna for all! Pirates can be bribed ya know...HarHarHa- r!

Where I hang out: Love to hang out with my furiends on the Golden Kitty now but when I was home I liked to be right under mom's feet at the computer desk or in her rocking chair.

The Golden Kitty sand box in the lower hold or lounging in the sun on the main deck.

My favorite grubs: Not a picky eater but I really like Purina canned foods

Our cooks are fabulous & are able to create wonderful meals from the native vegetation & rodents that they find along the way!

My pet peeves: He doesn't like visitors or sweepers. I didn't like being fussed over when I was sick but I know they LOVE me!! Crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 4/19/08!
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Pirate Dogs & traitors. Dirty sandbox in the hold!

What I love about my owners: She spoils me with canned cat food and buys me toys so we can play together. She puts up with me pouncing on everything and doesn't yell at me.

If it weren't for our owners we wouldn't be sailing the high seas. They gave us the freedom to be independent & follow our dreams!

My cat hobbies: Play catch with his ball. Play mouse hockey with his Zaboo & Patchy. Eat anything in sight! Let my wings & imagination fly free!

Sail the seas in search of adventure!

Pet motto: Never give up!

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How We Met

Sherman was semi-abandoned by his mother,Missy,wh- en the weather turned bitter cold in October. She was meowing at the door until I came outside.I heard him yowling from the porch & found him in a pile of wood beside the barn surrounded by his other frozen siblings. I brought him inside & Missy made sure to come to the door twice a day to let him nurse until one day he wasn't interested in her attention anymore. Zaboo & Patches took over his cleaning & teaching him how to be a cat & the rest is history!

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Yearning for adventure! Our crew/stories were created by my meowmy Nan to keep things a little more interesting on my page & in the clouds! Little did she know that we would get such a great response for our Tales of the Golden Kitty! This page was created to continue the series of stories. Comments are always welcome! Our ship is always looking for good sailors to join our crew so please sign up (angels preferred but will accept Earthbound if you're not afraid of heights or water). We'll do our best to get you started on the ways of a being a good pirate cat! You must be fearless, brave,daring & accept the codes of the Golden Kitty! Prepare for long hours on the sea, little sleep @ times & sneak attacks by various species.

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Remembering you sweet purrs brother Angel Shermie
I Heard Your Voice In The Wind Today - Unknown

I heard your voice in the wind today
and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me
as I stood silently in place.

I felt your touch in the sun today
as its warmth filled the sky;
I closed my eyes for your embrace
and my spirit soared high.

I saw your eyes in the window pane
as I watched the falling rain;
It seemed as each raindrop fell
it quietly said your name.

I held you close in my heart today
it made me feel complete;
You may have died...but you are not gone
you will always be a part of me.

As long as the sun shines...
the wind blows...
the rain falls...
You will live on inside of me forever
for that is all my heart knows.

Purrs of love,

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The pirates are surrounded &
their ship is crippled beyond repair thanks to the shockwave from the T-38 as it made its low level pass over their vessel. The Golden Kitty is pulling alongside them as the pirates send a volley of musket fire toward it. "All hands prepare to board", yowls Captain Sherman as he pulls his cutlass from its sheath. "Disarm those scurvy rats but I want them taken alive so they can answer some questions & face the Queen's justice!" The Kitty's crew answers with a hearty "AYE Cap'n" & start firing their guns over the heads of the pirates to keep them off balance as a small contingent of security forces boards the enemy ship. Cody, Hedley, Neelix, Jakar & Bart surround the leader of the pirates & disarm him quickly. "Some of the others are still trying to make a fight of it Cap'n", shouts Q Sabrina Anne. "Keep yer heads down mates," meows Captain Sherman as he approaches one of them hiding behind a barrel of sardines. Angels Kato & Red hover over him & drop a net, capturing another one! Angel Kato is holding his own in a scuffle with a young pirate that was trying to jump ship. The scuffle ends with him throwing down his sword & putting his hands in the air. Captain Sherman hears Lucy Fur yell a warning & immediately turns to face the final pirate that was edging toward him from behind the water barrels. "Lay down your arms you scurvy dog," growls Captain Sherman as he steps closer. "You'll never take me alive," he yells as he swings his musket like a club at the head of Captain Sherman. The captain deftly ducks the blow & confronts the pirate as he tries to regain his balance. Suddenly one of the helicopters hovering above them drops a net. Luckily Captain Sherman had anticipated this & jumps out of the way just as it knocks the final pirate to the deck trapping him. The security forces quickly shackle the marauders & take them aboard the Golden Kitty for the return trip to the castle of Queen Lady Dolly. "Search their ship thoroughly," purrs the captain. "Leave no area unchecked for we must find the royal crown!" Captain Sherman hears a shout from below & sees Angel Sylvia emerge holding the crown of the queen. "They've got more booty down there cap'n" she meows. "Gather all of it & put it aboard" Sherman says with a smile "anything that doesn't belong to the queen will be divided among all the cats that helped in this quest."

****Continued below****

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07/21/2013 08:02.54 AM Report This Comment
Pirates continued...
The crew works quickly & soon the cargo of precious jewels, gold doubloons, electronics, ship's log & maps are moved to the hold of the Golden Kitty. "Make ready to sail" shouts Captain Sherman "but first we'll send this ship to the bottom so she can never again be used for evil." The main cannons of the Kitty boom as they're pulling away from the ship. Captain Sherman waves to the pilots still in the area as they head back toward the castle in Seattle to return the precious COTM crown to Queen Lady Dolly. “We’ll be celebrating tonight mates” purrs Captain Sherman “the first round of ale is on me!” A mighty cheer goes up aboard the Kitty as Captain Sherman heads to the wheel to navigate the ship back toward Seattle.

~Captain Sherman~

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07/21/2013 08:02.35 AM Report This Comment
~Remembering You~ (a poem by Angel Sherman)
I’ll never forget your beautiful purrs or the way you stroked my face.
Your soft gentle paws gave me love & often healing grace.
Our time together is never enough & your crossing breaks my heart,
But the time will come soon enough that we’ll no longer be apart.
Though you’re dancing on the clouds above singing angel songs,
My heart is crying lonely tears at the void where you belong.
My precious angel, my sweet furchild, I treasure the bond we shared,
Though you’re in heaven & I’m on earth you know that I truly cared.
No more pain, no more aging, no more earthly strife,
But please remember always the joy you brought into my life.

Soft purrs & gentle hugs,
~Angel Sherman~

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Falcor conclusion (characer info)
the neighbor was here to help me get him off of the road. An intentional act of cruelty took our precious boy that day but we still feel the beautiful, gentle eyes of our angel Falcor watching over us. His compassionate nature seemed purrfect for the character of our ship’s doctor so that’s where this angel spends his time in the clouds. His final resting place on earth is surrounded by tiger lilies at the edge of our property line, where he, the kitten & sis played so often together. The kitten, named Fuzmo, also died a short time later (we think of depression) so he was placed with Falcor where they can be together again, for eternity

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05/02/2011 09:08.07 AM Report This Comment
The story of Falcor (character info)
Falcor, who is our illustrious physician aboard the Kitty, was actually big sis’ (Dee) pup. He was the present she begged for on her 8th BD (she’s 20 now). We wanted a breed that liked little kids & we found it in a local ad for free Golden Retriever/Collie mix pups. He was born a mere 10 miles away from our house on a large farm. His parents came running to greet our car as we drove in & Dee hopped out before we could stop her. Mommy dog was the first to greet her with a lick on the hand followed by daddy pushing his head underneath for his share of attention. A hello from the owners & one bark from mommy dog brought all of the puppies running from the barn. They immediately surrounded Dee when she sat down on the ground but Falcor stood out from the others by climbing into her lap, licking her face & lying across her lap, pushing his siblings away. The other pups tried to get her attention again but Dee’s mind was already made up by the warm, loving looks from Falcor’s beautiful brown eyes. Mommy dog had to check it out & her tail wags showed her approval. She must have been extremely smart because she yipped at the others, herding them reluctantly back into the barn, before she came back to join us. Dee was calling him Falcor before we left because she said his face reminded her of the luck dragon on “The Neverending Story”. His little tail never stopped wagging, nor did his tongue stop licking, as we told them goodbye & headed home. Falcor was a beautiful cream colored dog with Collie markings of tan spread throughout his coat & his eyes were the most gentle we’ve ever seen. He immediately proved that he was a friend to everything & everyone.. His arrival didn’t make Zeus too happy at first but his calm nature prevailed & he was soon accepted. His caring spirit was unfounded as we were soon to discover! He grew into a loving family dog & was 1 ½ yrs old when we went on a day trip. Falcor always met us as soon as the car door opened but he still hadn’t shown up by the time we got to the porch so we began to worry. We found Falcor standing beside his water bucket & he wagged his tail but refused to move when called. This wasn’t like him at all so I went over to see what was wrong & what did I find? Attached to his nose was a very wet kitten that had apparently fallen into the bucket some time during the day. He couldn’t get him out without dropping him into the water so he’d done the only thing he could think of. Let it hold on until someone came home! He was wet, cold & exhausted but his actions saved the kitten from drowning & they were inseparable from that point on. His life however, was taken from us in a cruel & senseless manner just a few months later! Our neighbor was coming home & saw a truck swerve toward him as he walked in the ditch, deliberately hitting him! He was hit so hard he flew over the truck & onto the road, breaking his neck & killing him instantly. I thank God that he didn’t suffer & that (

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05/02/2011 09:07.13 AM Report This Comment
The Origin of Zeus, Lord of Shepard Isle(info)
He was a real dog & not just a fictional character! He was the second “family” dog that meowmy & dad got after they were married. He was a beautiful Shepard/ Husky mix that they brought home on his 6 week birthday. He was quickly noted to be a chewer so was sent outside. Anything in his path was eaten, including his doghouse, dishes, rocks & stuffed animals...BOL! He was a friendly, smart & lovable dog that saved dad from a pack of wolves in the woods!! Conservation officers told us we were nuts because there weren’t any wolves in northern IN but they were quickly proved wrong! Nearby neighbors also started to complain about howling at night & the disappearance of small animals so we finally got their attention! This pack tried to run Zeus one night & dad immediately called the local authorities! We called repeatedly for Zeus & started to fear the worst when he didn’t show up. He finally did after ½ hour of screaming his name. He was bloody but excited! Mom brought him into the porch, checked him out & found a couple of scratches but came to the conclusion that most of the blood must have come from one of the wolves. Local authorities confirmed this when they found the wounded animal (male) in the field & shot him. The wolves never made another appearance at our house after that so we assume that Zeus took on the Alpha male…& won! Life was great for him until mom & dad moved to town before big sis was born. His area in the garage was HUGE, having both inside & outside “patio” areas for him to enjoy. Everything was wonderful until some nasty man in camouflage started making a habit of harassing him when he walked through the alley behind the garage. Zeus remained friendly, loving & loyal to his immediate family but anyone dressed in uniform was deemed as an enemy from that point on! Our next move (mom hated living in that town) took us back to the open country & his mood improved but he couldn’t be trusted to run free since our nearest neighbor was in the army & often wore his fatigues when he went hunting or walking. Cats loved him & often went into his pen to play, but watch out if you were a woodland creature...BOL! He lived to the ripe old age of 20 & the memory of his golden colored eyes will always be near & dear to all of us. His bravery & loyalty will never be forgotten nor will the way he protected the family. His willingness to lay down his life for us will always be alive & well, as he taught it to our darling Spike, who carries on where beloved Zeus left off. It was only natural for him to be the leader of Shepard Isle! His spirit can still protect & serve the ones he holds so near & dear to his heart. He was definitely one of a kind & I hope this portrayal does him the justice that he deserves.

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05/02/2011 09:06.35 AM Report This Comment
Goodbye MidPoint Island-conclusion(7/3/2009)
Sherman was frowning but nodded his head in understanding. “Thank you Moe” he said somberly. “Keep listening & keep me updated.” Moe started back down the steps but was halted by a shout from the captain. “Wait a minute Moe! Muldar, did you already contact Zeus about our intent to dock?” “Err, no sir,” he muttered,” I haven’t given that order yet. Thought we’d get a little further out of range first so we won’t be pinpointed quite as easy.” Sherman’s eyes narrowed but then he grinned. “Very good thinking Mr. Muldar” he said confidently. “Thanks Moe, you can return to your post. Mr. Muldar will inform you of the proper time to contact Shepard Isle.” With a cheerful “aye,aye sir” Moe scampered back down to the radio room to relieve Barney & was surprised to hear him talking to Scratch. Barney held up a paw as he continued to jot down every word spoken by the keeper of the lighthouse. He ended the transmission & looked over what he’d written. “Wow” he said quietly. “I’m afraid I have some more bad news to deliver to the captain. Here, take a look & tell me what you think.” Moe took the piece of paper & gasped. “Better get this to the captain in double time mate” he murmured. Barney took a deep breath, rose from the chair & went up the steps leading to the main deck. Everyone in sight could tell by the look on the Dog Speaker’s face that something was weighing heavy on his mind. Several of them stopped what they were doing to watch him as he climbed the steps toward the wheelhouse. Sherman felt a tremor of trepidation creep up his spine as Barney drew near & he recognized the look of alarm on his face. “Message from Scratch sir” he said softly as he placed it in the waiting paw of Sherman. Muldar became troubled when he heard Sherman’s breathing change as he read the message & he took a step forward to stand beside him. “This is a day filled with dire news mate” Sherman said as he handed it off to Muldar. “Gather the crew on the main deck for an announcement in 5 minutes. Barney, I wish I could tell you thanks for the message but you already know what it says & the implications it contains. You stay for the announcement but tell Moe to keep on the radio at all times!” “Aye sir” said Barney glumly. “We’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything else sir.” “ALL HANDS REPORT TO THE MAIN DECK FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CAPTAIN” shouted Muldar. He continued to ring the alarm bell as Sherman looked out to sea & tried to absorb all that had happened today. The approaching tropical storm in the southern skies did nothing to improve his mood & only fueled the misery that had crept into his heart. This news was enough to make his core cringe in dread for the future of every animal in the nearby seas.

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05/02/2011 09:03.44 AM Report This Comment
Goodbye MidPoint Island-Part 2 (7/3/2009)
“I wish you could stay longer to talk with me nephew but I understand the urgency in HER actions with ye & I’m not one to stand in her way.” He lowered his gaze & his voice softened. “Promise you’ll come back sometime & visit with this old pirate again sometime? Gets a little lonely around here with just me radio & all the blasted sea birds for company.” Sherman held out his paw but decided to embrace his newfound uncle in a hug instead. “You have my word Scratch” whispered Sherman to the teary eyed old cat. “I promise I’ll come back as soon as I can. You can tell me about the good old days & all your adventures with Claw. I’d like nothing better Uncle Scratch but unfortunately, duty calls & I must answer.” He patted Scratch on the back & turned to join the rest of his party, who were waiting for him on the beach. His eye caught a shimmer of something small in the water to the west & he motioned toward it. “Hey Scratch” Sherman shouted. “Looks like you’ve got more company coming!” The old gray cat growled & disappeared into the lighthouse but was back in a flash with a long glass. Scratch quickly identified the craft as a light dinghy & contained three cats, 1 ferret & a small dog. Sherman & the others were watching Scratch & heard a yowl of excitement as he came pouncing down the long wooden steps toward the beach. “It be okay mates” he announced. “It be me old friend Big Eyes coming.” The landing party of the Kitty said a final goodbye to the old pirate cat, told him to let them know what was happening, & set off, rowing quickly back to the ship so they could get underway. Muldar already had the ship standing by for their return & expertly got them underway as soon as the longboat was being raised. “Hoist the main sail as soon as we clear the final reef Sylvia! Judah, you & Aria help get the longboat secured!” Sherman told Silver to put the chest in his cabin & he joined his 1st mate, who was standing by Sammy at the wheel. He was nodding his head in approval & had just commented to Muldar about what a fine job he was doing when Moe raced out from below & flew up the steps. “Captain” he said animatedly, “Just received another encrypted message from Brutus sir! Good thing Barney speaks fluent dog or I still wouldn’t have it figured out but anyway, it says that the island is definitely being set up as a command center for Horus & his cohorts! He says Esmeralda has managed to help free the royal family & is en route to the northern part of the island with Caspian’s wife & daughters along with others that are trying to escape. King Claudius has regained his senses & has ordered all able bodied animals to rendezvous in the mountains on the west coast to launch a counter offensive. Brutus is heading there as soon as Prince Caspian gives him the signal but, & he repeated this three times sir,…under no circumstances is anyone to approach the island! This land is considered hostile to visitors at this time!”

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05/02/2011 09:03.22 AM Report This Comment
Goodbye MidPoint Island-Part 1 (7/3/2009)
Sherman thought his security staff’s description of his Uncle Scratch was perfect except he would have put eccentricity at the top of the list. The swift tour of the lighthouse had revealed much about his bloodline & for that, he was grateful. Scratch had gladly accepted the golden owl trinkets that Sherman had brought ashore with him, especially after he told them they’d come from the Cloudy City. “Ahhh” Scratch had purred. “Those were the good ole days. Looting & hiding the booty was part of the excitement of being a pirate in them days.” He’d wanted to hear more about their adventures but Sherman had confided in him about the incident with Queen Sheba aboard ship & he’d nodded his head in understanding. “I’ve never had a good reason to question the Green Lady.” Scratch said thoughtfully. “Matter of fact, she’s usually true with her words even though they be hard to understand sometimes. Probably be best not to rile her if’n at all possible. Bad things can happen when magic is mixed up in it!” He’d left Sherman & the others alone in the library to mull over his little speech while he ran upstairs to get the locked chest from his room. The “visitors” were busy looking at the titles on the books & talking quietly when he walked in, cleared his throat & bowed to Sherman, after he was sure he had his undivided attention. “Captain Sherman, I have been the caretaker of the personals of Claw for a good many years now & have often wondered if the secrets inside would ever be revealed. I was not privileged to be given the key but was ordered to keep it safe until the suitable family member arrived. YOU sir, seem to be that family member!” The quizzical look in Sherman’s eyes made the old gray cat laugh out loud. “You’ve been a little too busy to think about it mate but the key is with you as we speak.” Scratch said wryly. “Your sorceress found it fer ye.” He grumbled & tapped his temple while Sherman searched his memory. “You let her look at it, she dropped it &…” A grin & small flush of embarrassment crept onto Sherman’s face as he recalled the confrontation with Prince Caspian & Brutus in his cabin. Muldar had been there as had Mystery but the supernatural must have been at work for Scratch to know about it. “Yes I remember now, & you’re right. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with other…er, difficulties & hadn’t given it much thought since that night. I assume Sheba told you about it.” Scratch chuckled as he put the chest on the floor at Sherman’s feet. “Sort of…at least she hinted at it. Like I said before mate, I don’t generally question her or her motives!” He knelt to pick up two very antiquated looking books from a nearby table & laid them on top of the chest as Silver picked it up to carry it out to the longboat. “Just a little light reading fer yer sorceress” Scratch chuckled as he escorted them to the front door.

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05/02/2011 09:03.00 AM Report This Comment
Warning from Sheba-conclusion (6/25/2009)
"Have Lilly throw us together an on-the-go breakfast & have them report to the longboat. I’ll get it into the water & grab a couple of trinkets for Scratch. I want them here in 15 minutes…no more!” Sherman raced across the deck & lowered the boat while new questions filled his mind. “Why was it so important for them to sail north & why couldn’t they help the animals on Cat Scratch?” His anger was subsiding & was replaced with a helpless feeling that his life was being directed by others & not of his own choosing. He looked toward the sky & inaudibly asked, “Is my destiny ever going to be fully revealed or must I continue to live under a cloak of obscurity, awaiting your next move?” He sighed at the silence that ensued but got the distinct sensation of a paw caressing his cheek. It was gone as quickly as it had appeared & his mind turned in the direction of meeting his somewhat notorious uncle as he sprinted toward his cabin to pick up a couple of the treasures he’d kept from Cloud City. The sun was now fully up & revealed a cloudless blue sky filled with birds & insects searching for their morning meals. The trio of cats set off from the Kitty at the appointed time as the rest of the crew made ready for their next expedition. Queen Sheba was watching & was pleased. If all went well, the Kitty should arrive at Shepard Isle just a couple of days after Candi, Alpha & Omega. She knew Lord Zeus was waiting at the docks this day to arrest the mate of Osiris but she also knew that the pups would be on their own & vulnerable, unless he took pity on them & allowed them into his house, which was always a possibility. She couldn’t take any chances though since she wasn’t able to directly sway Zeus, but she was steadfast in her determination that he & Sherman would once again work together for the common good of all the citizens of the world. Evil must be vanquished & she felt that there was no sacrifice too great for anyone to bear in achieving this eventual goal. Only time would tell what those sacrifices would be & whose lives they would enmesh.

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05/02/2011 09:01.59 AM Report This Comment
Warning from Sheba-Part 3 (6/25/2009)
It’s just a feeling & (rubs his temples)…err, well sir now I’m getting the notion in my head that I should not take no for an answer, even if it means dire consequences.” Sherman had stopped pacing & was closely watching his 1st mate as he tried to explain. “I’m getting the distinct impression” Sherman said thoughtfully,”that this is not a thought of your own choosing mate.” His tone softened as he continued. “Any ideas where or who it’s coming from, or why?” Muldar shook his head. “No sir, just a distinct feeling that we need to go north as soon as possible. Maybe it’s due to the latest chain of events. I don’t know, but I can’t shake the feeling & it’s getting stronger every minute we holdup here…sir.” An audible sigh from the captain convinced Muldar that he’d gotten his point across & it was being given serious thought when Moe dashed excitedly onto the main deck, skidding to a halt before he bumped into Muldar. “Cap’n” he blurted, “I just picked up a coded message from Brutus on Cat Scratch Island! Seems the son of Osiris has arrived & assumed control. Belinda is a prisoner & Caspian is nowhere to be found. He says it appears that the pirate dogs intend to make it their headquarters for the time being even though nobody is sure of their intentions. And you’re not going to believe this part sir but he’s working WITH Esmeralda!” Sherman was pacing again & stopped in front of Muldar. “Moe, get back to the radio & keep us updated! Muldar, guess this sort of puts a kink in yours or whoever’s plans eh mate? I’m afraid this forces my paw to wrap up my business with Mr. Scratch quickly so we can set sail toward Cat Scratch to lend a hand to our friend Brutus.” He heard Muldar start to say something & was turning to issue the course change to the helm when a burst of green light appeared in front of him. “NO” hissed the voice of Sheba, “You will NOT go back to Cat Scratch! The forces at work there are not of your concern & you will not be allowed to interfere! Take heed young captain! The matters of your heart are trifling & will come to light in due course.” The green light grew brighter & the wind started to blow as Sheba conveyed her annoyance at Sherman through the forces of nature. “You MUST go north for the sake of all who will fulfill their destinies & allow evil to fall!” A final huge gust of wind blew the hat off of Sherman’s head & a tingle of electricity went through his medallion as the green light vanished. The calm breeze they’d been enjoying reappeared & he grinned sheepishly at Muldar before he bent to pick up his hat. “It appears mate” Sherman said quietly, “that I have been properly chastised & put back in my place by Queen Sheba. She’s letting me know that my destiny is in her hands & there won’t be any interference permitted, that’s for sure! Muldar my friend, I think I’d better take your advice & make this a quick family reunion or else we might find out just how angry our protector can become. Wake Silver & Lucy for me."

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05/02/2011 09:01.30 AM Report This Comment
Warning from Sheba-Part 2 (6/25/2009)
I must insist that you allow Lucy to accompany you! He took a liking to her & her being there could be quite valuable.” Neither one of them had seen the 1st mate come onto the main deck but he now made his presence known by clearing his throat & “accidentally” bumping into a nearby barrel. Glancing over his shoulder & judging by the expression on his 1st mates’ face, Sherman knew he’d overheard most of their conversation & was ready to put in his two cents worth. “You need something Mr. Muldar” Sherman teased, “or are you just starting your rounds loudly this morning?” Muldar was grinning mysteriously as he walked toward them & Sherman immediately sensed something veiled in his words as did LK. “If you’ll excuse me sir” mumbled LK, “but I hear my bunk calling my name. By your leave sir.” Muldar watched LK leave as he stopped beside Sherman. He waited a brief moment before answering the captain’s questions. “A little of both I guess sir” he said pensively, “sorry to butt in sir but I have to agree with LK about taking precautions. I already told Silver he was going but taking Lucy could be a way to ease Scratch’s apprehension about meeting you for the first time. It’ll make all of feel a lot better & may speed things up a bit to boot.” Sherman’s eyebrows rose quizzically at the last part of his statement & he chuckled lightly. “Anything else you want to add Mr. Muldar?” Muldar puffed out his chest & looked directly into Sherman’s eyes as he responded. “As your first mate I must INSIST that you are safeguarded at all times! Call it an order if you will sir but it is highly recommended by your senior officers that you are adequately accompanied when departure from the ship is required.” Sherman chuckled at the authority in Muldar’s voice & knew he was outmaneuvered on this particular issue. He was preparing a response when Muldar held up his paw as if he wasn’t finished yet. “Sir” he said apprehensively, “I’ve told Sammy to set course northward toward Shepard Isle & not back to Cat Scratch.” Sherman took a deep breath & controlled the impulse to shout at the cat standing beside him. “All right Mr. Muldar” he said with a slightly annoyed tone, “what is your reasoning for changing our course without my permission? I have unfinished business at Cat Scratch, as you’re well aware. I need to confront Belinda about my “illness”as well as find out what the devil is going on around the island.” He hesitated slightly & started pacing. “I think I should locate Esmeralda too & find out if her feelings were genuine or just a part of the spell. Is she or isn’t she part of the tyranny going on? My answers won’t be found on Shepard Isle Mr.Muldar!” Muldar’s mind was racing as he deliberated about how to explain his order without sounding crazy or anxious. “Well sir” he said sympathetically, “it’s kinda hard to explain my reasoning considering I’m not sure where the idea came from myself. "

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05/02/2011 09:00.43 AM Report This Comment
Warning from Sheba-Part 1 (6/25/2009)
The Captain & Long Kong were up all night discussing not only Sherman’s ancestry but also the strange items & occurrences seen by LK & Lucy during their stay at the lighthouse. Sherman’s curiosity had been peaked when he’d heard about the locked chest in their host’s room containing personal items of the legendary cat, Captain Claw. He struggled to control his extremely high energy levels as he thought about meeting the strange cat named Scratch that claimed to be his uncle. Regular yawns from LK reminded Sherman that his chief security officer hadn’t had any sleep since his return & he’d better dismiss him if he expected him to resume to his normal duties anytime soon. “You need to get to yer bunk mate” said Sherman with a grin. “Lucy’ll be mad at me for keeping you away for too long after your homecoming. I’ll be making a visit to the lighthouse after I grab a bite to eat but I don’t want to see your face until at least 6 hours has passed. Understood LK?” Long Kong grinned sheepishly & nodded his head as he stifled another yawn. Sherman gave him a playful slap on the back & shoved him toward the door to the lower deck. He was almost to it when he stopped & turned back toward the captain with his eyebrows knotted & a thoughtful expression on his face. “It’s great to be back sir” he murmured. You can’t imagine how hard it was to be away from our shipmates & knowing there were things going on aboard the ship we couldn’t do anything about. Not being able to help you was just about too much to deal with though! I wouldn’t like a repeat of that situation anytime in the near future.” He moved forward one step & stood at attention, causing Sherman to straighten with pride as he was stirred by his security officer’s unusual show of emotion. “Take heed sir & please be on your guard with Scratch. He might be your uncle but…well, uhmm…no offense sir but he’s a little too sneaky for my liking & he’s not very straightforward with any answers he gives either &…”. Sherman held up a paw to silence his officer & smiled, considering his words carefully so as not to slight Long Kong’s apprehension. “I appreciate your concern LK but mull over these facts too as you make your conclusion. He’s been on this island alone for a long time, apparently in hiding from the pirate dogs, plus the fact that you & Lucy just sort of dropped in from out of nowhere. Don’t you think you’d be a little cautious with your answers too if you were in his position? As for his being sneaky, (laughs) well mate I hate to tell you but we’re considered kinda sneaky ourselves if’n ye really want to get down to the harsh facts. Sort of runs in a cat’s blood don’t you think? I think I can handle my uncle if he’s as curious about me as I am him. I’d take an inquisitive family member any day over those nasty pirates of Osiris’, wouldn’t you?” LK grinned mischievously, nodded his head in agreement & smiled. “You make a valid point sir” he mumbled, “but I still recommend care when dealing with him

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05/02/2011 09:00.19 AM Report This Comment
Destiny Awaits-conclusion (6/19/2009)
He’d know how to deal with this kind of situation a lot better than she could & her recent change of heart made her determined to convince him, no matter what the consequences. The guard was moving as slow as a snail & her eyes grew heavy, closing involuntarily. She didn’t feel the touch of the soft green light as it placed a gold ring on her right ring finger, nor did the guard see it emanating from the grate. An image of Sherman was placed in her mind along with the likeness of Mystery stirring a potion as she added the last crucial ingredient. Esmeralda felt a pang of jealousy as she watched the sorceress dip the parrot feather into the antidote, gently touch his brow with it & chant the magic words that began the process of bringing him out from under Belinda’s influence. The feeling was quickly wiped away by the empathy & utter happiness that was evident on Mystery’s face as she helped him sit up. He rubbed his eyes, smiled & gave Mystery a friendly hug as several others came into the room. “Rest now young one” said the green glow as the image faded into black. “Your destiny waits while he seeks out the facts; the information obtained will show him the right track. Be patient, be calm, be assured that I’m here; let not your mind rule over your fear. The time has come & you must not delay, for the tide has shifted toward evil this day.” The soft green light faded into darkness & Esmeralda fell into a deep sleep as the crew of the Kitty let out an exuberant shout that announced that Captain Sherman was back in action. Though still slightly dazed from the effects of Belinda’s potion, he came onto the main deck unassisted & asked for a full report from Muldar & Long Kong. Both cats were grinning broadly at the sight of him but made him sit down on a nearby barrel when they saw him stumble as he walked toward them. “Are ye sure yer up to it cap’n” asked Muldar. Sherman smiled halfheartedly as Long Kong sat down by his feet & began to talk about Scratch & what had been revealed to them. Sherman listened intently & felt his stomach flip-flop as his mind grasped the reality of what LK was saying. The legitimacy of his ancestry became agonizingly clear & the world he’d become so comfortable with suddenly turned upside down.

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05/02/2011 08:59.02 AM Report This Comment
Destiny Awaits-Part 2 (6/19/2009)
Belinda had become belligerent & informed him that she was the one he needed to talk to because the King had become confused & unpredictable in the last few months. She continued her “tale” by telling him that the Prince had personally asked her to take charge of the island since he was still inexperienced at such things & required assistance. Horus had nodded his head, looked straight into her eyes & pronounced her a liar. Belinda had been furious & had launched herself at the dog, only to be held at arms length while he laughed. He held her roughly while loudly announcing that he expected to be called Lord Horus & that this island was now under his rule & would be his headquarters. He’d ordered his “crew” to split up & secure all areas of the island as quickly as possible while he & his personal guards took care of the lodge. Belinda had struggled when they were binding her paws & Esmeralda had taken that brief moment to hide in the dense underbrush, hoping to escape whatever fate he had in store for them. She’d watched him slap Belinda before he’d pulled her close & informed her that any more problems & he would personally eliminate her. He’d roughly pushed her ahead of them as they made their way to the King’s lodge & had nodded to the two dogs left standing by the longboat. Esmeralda had watched as their guards had been lined up, blindfolded & murdered in cold blood. She’d gasped & was immediately sorry. The dogs’ keen noses started sniffing the air, trying to pin down her location while her mind whirled, trying to think of a way out. She’d suddenly remembered the vial in her cloak, which she’d used the night the Kitty was boarded, & took it out. A silent chant & the popping of a small cork was all the two dogs heard before it landed at their feet & emitted a vile smelling smoke. She’d watched them fall but made sure the sleeping potion had taken full effect before she crawled out of the underbrush & headed back toward the Sanctuary. She knew Belinda had a hidden transmitter somewhere close to her room but was never privileged to know its exact location. She knew she must get to it she could send a message for help to anyone in the nearby vicinity. The sight of her sect members being killed if they put up a fight left images that burned deep into her mind & sent a strong emotion of hatred through her entire being. The secret entrance had not been discovered & she’d crept quietly through the hallways as screams of terror echoed throughout. She’d managed to sneak into Mistress’ room, pick up several vials of useful potions & escape into the ventilation shaft without being noticed. The crawl through the narrow openings was mind-numbing & physically exhausting for her but thoughts of her handsome captain coming to the rescue kept her moving forward. Her plan had been a simple one. Get to the towers & free Brutus.

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05/02/2011 08:58.36 AM Report This Comment
Destiny Awaits-Part 1 (6/19/2009)
Esmeralda had kept out of Belinda’s way as much as possible after her strange encounter in the mistress’ room. Her heart was filled with joy at discovering another path her life could follow but confused on how to proceed, considering she was the apprentice to the High Priestess. It would be considered treason if she withdrew from the sect & she knew in her heart that Belinda would not allow anyone to compromise her authority, or schemes, on the island. She’d known that she’d have to bide her time until the circumstances surrounding her life changed or were altered by some extenuating force, but today’s events had put a damper on any future she dreamed about. Sitting here waiting in the dark, damp ventilation shaft by the prisoner cells was not how she’d expected the night to progress. She had to wait until the guard got done feeding the prisoners before she could see if she could pull this off. Seeing that it was going to take some time, she scooted back further into the vent to gather her thoughts about the day’s events. She’d chanted a spell for shielding her emotions when Mistress had called for her presence at the front gate & had successfully managed to put on a bright smile. She’d laughed at her Mistress’ giddiness at the thought of meeting Horus & everyone they encountered along the way saw it & cringed. The arrival of the dog ship off the coast had not gone unnoticed & the rumors of Belinda being in league with the son of the most infamous pirate dog did not bode well with the local inhabitants. Some of them remembered the dark days, before they’d written the treaty, & did not want a repeat of the bloody tyranny they had been forced to endure under Osiris & his kind. Belinda had ignored the whispers of contempt but informed Esmeralda & the guards to keep alert, “in case the locals want to cause problems”. Horus had been at the beach as anticipated, but was accompanied by an entourage of twenty or so dogs. Esmeralda could tell that Belinda had not expected quite this large of a landing party by her quick intake of breath & muttered curses. Mistress had skillfully shaken off the primal instinct to flee & managed a beautiful smile for the dog as they’d continued their approach. He stood watching them, talking quietly to a large Bloodhound by his side. He was a striking figure, almost identical to Osiris in his appearance, except in size. He was a head shorter than his sire & his black fur was mottled with patches of brown. His body was strongly muscled & bore scars of past conflicts, which he showed off proudly by wearing only an open vest with his breeches. He was well armed with two cutlasses, several smaller knives & a brace of pistols. His attitude was haughty & his black eyes sent shivers of trepidation through Esmeralda. Belinda had bowed daintily & introduced herself as the current ruler of the island as she’d held out a paw. His eyebrow had risen quizzically as he grabbed her & calmly asked the whereabouts of King Claudius.

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05/02/2011 08:58.03 AM Report This Comment
The Rescue-conclusion (6/12/2009)
"I’ll pick up the final island ingredient we gathered & bring it in.” Scratch grinned & bowed slightly, impressed at the youngster’s enthusiasm & ability to take charge. He asked the others to follow him as LK stopped at the base of a huge rock to pick up a bunch of Catmint. Quickclaw was making good time back to the Kitty & was already climbing aboard when LK walked into the lighthouse to rejoin his companions. A green light appeared above the lighthouse when he entered, blinked twice & disappeared. An aura of peace & tranquility seemed to envelop everyone on the Kitty & inside the lighthouse. Queen Sheba was content for the moment, & confident that the evil influence would be cast out of Sherman soon enough for Muldar to address the needs of Alpha & Omega. They needed intervention quickly or their souls would be lost forever to the darkness that was growing stronger with each passing day.

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05/02/2011 08:57.07 AM Report This Comment
The Rescue-Part 3 (6/12/2009)
Everyone burst out laughing as they climbed aboard the long boat & had to wait for the girls to come down the rope ladder. They teased them about being too slow as they climbed aboard & were rewarded with a swat between the ears from Sylvia, along with a yowl to pick up the oars & start rowing. Scratch was watching everything from the light room & laughed at the cats’ antics. He finally seemed to understand why his guests wanted to leave him. He could see kinship among the entire crew even from this distance & felt a yearning to be a part of it, though he knew that was impossible. One last glance at the approaching boat, a pull on the freshly pressed uniform & a wink at the portrait of Queen Sheba was the last thing he did before heading down to the beach to greet his newest arrivals. Lucy saw him coming & grabbed his paw as he came up beside them. “You look magnificent in your uniform” she whispered as the longboat hit the beach. She released her grip on him when Sylvia raced toward her crying, “I thought I’d never see you again sis”. She cried harder when Long Kong grabbed her, twirled her around & planted a kiss on her cheek. “You always did worry too much Syl” he teased as the others joined them. Lots of tears, pats on the backs, pawshakes & jokes were exchanged before LK realized they were leaving Scratch out of the action. “My apologies mate” LK said to the old gray cat as he motioned him forward. “I haven’t introduced you yet. Shiver-Me-Silver, Quickclaw Sphinx, Lady Mystery,Sylvia, I’d like you to meet our gracious host, Scratch.” The old gray cat stepped up, extended his paw in greeting & grinned. “It’s about time you people showed up to pick up yer stragglers.” Silver & Quickclaw greeted the cat warmly & offered the services of the Kitty for any of his needs as a reward for keeping LK & Lucy safe. Mystery was eyeing the cat as Sylvia kissed him on the cheek & moved up to shake his paw. “Ahhh” he said when she touched his paw, “you be the sorceress the green lady was talking about. I heard about yer captain & I think we found what ye be looking for. You’ll even find the ingredients already gathered & waitin on ye up at the house!” “Thank you Mr. Scratch” Mystery said softly. “Queen Sheba seems to think quite highly of you from what I can gather. She also says you have a relative among us but then she starts giggling & disappears. Any ideas about that?” Long Kong & Lucy exchanged a look & started to laugh. “Boy does he” LK announced. “You’re not going to believe what we found out! But that will have to wait won’t it? First we need to get the Captain back up to full operational capabilities & then we’ll discuss anything else pertinent. Come on, let’s go to the lighthouse & pick up our things & Mystery can get busy preparing the antidote. Quickclaw, you might want to go back to the ship to let Muldar know what’s happening. Scratch, if you’ll be so kind as to show them the stairs up."

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05/02/2011 08:56.46 AM Report This Comment
The Rescue-Part 2 (6/12/2009)
He glanced toward the island & let out a sigh before he started issuing orders for landfall. “Silver, I want you & Quickclaw in the long boat as soon as we drop anchor! Sylvia, secure the sails & report to Silver. I think your sister would like to see you come ashore too. Home, make ready to anchor us about 300 yds from the lighthouse. Sammy, watch those shallows up ahead but get us as close as ye can.” Sammy nodded & watched Muldar leap down the steps to the main deck, taking note that the crew was notably anxious about the depth of the water. Muldar moved up beside Falcor & chuckled at the dog’s comment about the abundance of kneading paws in the area. Falcor tapped Muldar on the shoulder to get his attention & pointed toward the figure approaching the trio standing by the long boat. “Looks like M’lady Mystery has it in her head to join the landing party too mate”. Muldar gaze followed the dog’s paw & watched Mystery slowly make her way toward the landing party. He growled, “arrgh, now what the devil is she up to?” as he motioned to Home to begin laying anchor. He pounced toward her with Falcor was right on his tail & grabbed her by the shoulders as he started to protest her presence. Falcor stopped him with a loudly whispered, “She’s not in complete control mate…look at her eyes! I think our guardian is working through her again.” Nodding his head in agreement after coming to the same conclusion, Muldar cautiously turned Mystery around, touched her lightly on the cheek, & called her name. He was relieved to hear her respond “yes Muldar”, but remained concerned about the distant look in her eyes. She suddenly shook her head, focused her gaze & smiled at him. She looked directly into his eyes & announced “I’m going ashore Muldar. I’ve been instructed to seek out Scratch & get the “recipe” that will possibly help the Captain & I won’t hear any arguments!” Muldar shrugged his shoulders & assumed complete innocence when he replied “none were forthcoming lass…I was just curious what ye was up to is all.” Falcor couldn’t contain his excitement any longer & blurted out, “what do I need to do?” as he tried to stand still. His tail kept wagging & hitting Muldar hard on the leg, until the cat finally grabbed it & held it still. Mystery smiled weakly, shook her head & sighed. “I don’t know Falcor. At least not until I find out exactly what SHE means. You know how confusing her messages can be sometimes.” Muldar felt the tail go limp & decided to drop it just as Swatt shouted joyfully “I see them! There they are dancing on the beach, waving their arms!” A shout of joy went through the ship & frantic waves were exchanged. There was no need for Muldar to issue the order to lower the long boat. It was already hitting the water when he started to say it. He watched as Silver & Quickclaw looked at each other, grinned, & jumped into the water

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05/02/2011 08:56.11 AM Report This Comment
The Rescue-Part 1 (6/12/2009)
The crew could see the shoreline of Mid Point Island & watched as Muldar continued to pace the length of the main deck. “Yer gonna wear out the wood sir” teased Silver as he blocked the black & white cat’s path. “Arrgh” was the only sound they’d heard from him since mid-morning & the worry lines on his face were growing deeper by the minute. Muldar pushed Silver out of his way & proceeded to climb into the Crow’s Nest with Sharpeye Swatt. “No signs of activity” she announced as he settled beside her, “but I can definitely make out the top of the lighthouse.” He patted her on the back & scurried back down as he shouted at Sammy to adjust their course approximately 3 degrees ENE. The ship maneuvered into the requested position as the crew anxiously awaited their first glimpse of their lost shipmates. Falcor had come up to the main deck to watch the excitement, leaving Bella to watch over the captain. He looked around & saw Muldar, who was now at the wheel, & saluted before he took a place along the rail with the rest of the crew. A quick glimpse at the surgeon was all Muldar had needed to know the captain’s condition remained unchanged. He’d hoped that Sherman would be able to take over the recovery of his lost crew but apparently that was not going to be the case. The shore was drawing nearer & he could now see windows reflecting the evening sun as it started its slow decent into the depths of the western waters. His heart lifted somewhat as he thought about the reaction of the captain when he did finally recover his senses. The crew compliment would again be intact & the ship would move in whatever direction Muldar decided it needed to go. He chuckled at this last thought & could see Sherman’s face when he found out that they were heading toward Shepard Isle instead of Cat Scratch! Something, or someone, was telling him to go due North & the only island besides Purradise in that direction was Shepard. He knew his decision was based, not on fact but of feeling, but he couldn’t shake it. He’d already questioned himself & couldn’t find any logical reasoning to go in that direction, especially since the Captain was dead set on heading south, yet he felt as if he had no choice in the matter. He’d plotted the course after he’d awoken with the remnant of a dream involving two young dogs. They had seemed lost & confused, and his heart had gone out to them. Logic had given way & emotion had taken over after that. They were running from someone & needed his help. He’d been reaching out to them when they started crying but something had blocked his path & that’s when he woke up. Cold chills had filled his heart at the looks of horror on their young faces & that’s when the northward pull had become enforced in his being. He still hadn’t informed the crew of the change & expected to have some difficult questions thrown at him. The only problem was, he didn’t have any answers.

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05/02/2011 08:55.38 AM Report This Comment
The Black Curtain-conclusion (6/5/2009)
The sun shone brightly into the western room & a delicate golden ring sitting on the top of one of the Priestess’ jewelry chests, began to glow. It reflected a brilliant green light onto the unconscious cat at the same moment that Sherman started smiling in his sleep. He felt comfort in the green light that filled his mind, but was surprised to discover the Maine Coon standing by his side. Their eyes locked & he found himself melting into the beautiful amber depths of her gaze & he automatically reached out to touch her face as he pulled her toward him. Peace flooded their simultaneous dream & the black curtain that had covered her heart was lifted.

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05/02/2011 08:54.22 AM Report This Comment
The Black Curtain-Part 3 (6/5/2009)
That incident had left scars on her back from the whipping that Belinda chose as her punishment for her “inaccurate dispensing”. She involuntarily shivered as she finished cleaning up & let her thoughts drift to day that the Kitty had arrived. She’d been taken aback by the beauty of the golden ship & the powers that emanated from it. Then she’d seen HIM, Captain Sherman. He was younger than she’d expected but his brilliant, honest green eyes were what had gotten her attention the most when they met. She’d felt strange when she’d first looked into those eyes & saw compassion, loyalty & determination. These feelings were foreign to her & caused conflict in her system. She had heard him say that he wanted to find out about Captain Claw so she assumed he was still unaware of his connection to the infamous pirate. She’d left the ship with questions spinning in her mind but dared not ask for fear of another beating. She’d been confused at her angry reaction the night Belinda met the strong, young Captain. She felt that he was much too young for her Mistress & her blatant infatuation with him had been almost too much for the Maine Coon to handle. She had to hide the fact that she was overjoyed to see that the young captain was not interested in her Mistress, but knew in her heart that it could be his downfall. She’d felt great sadness & despair when she’d seen Belinda inject Sherman with her serum. They both knew that the antidote was lost to the sect & the effects were irreversible without it, but it hadn’t stopped Belinda. A tear dropped from her eye as she remembered his face & voice. “Such a loss” she said as she wiped away the tear. “Things could have been different for me if someone like you had come along a few years ago to show me more than one path. My heart breaks for the agony that she’s putting you through dear Sherman! I wish I could do something to ease your pain & be strong like you are.” She felt the tears start down her face in a steady flow when suddenly a thought, not her own, came into her mind. “He will be joined with others of his clan to break the hold of evil’s plan. Take heed young witch & speak not of my voice, for the Ring of Truths will bring all great rejoice. Be true to your heart, fix what is broken & the respect will be yours with true heartfelt token.” “Oh my” exclaimed Esmeralda with fear. “I know who you are! But, I can’t possibly go against Belinda, her powers are too great!” She felt a sudden, sharp pain in her right temple & gasped when the voice of Sheba said, “You are the key to a truth, of that I am certain, draw yourself out from behind the black curtain! More will aide you in the quest for what’s right. Wait for the word to arrive at midnight.” Esmeralda’s head was staring to be filled with the impression of floating toward a brilliant green light. She “saw” a beautiful Siamese cat’s face & felt the touch of her paw on her cheek before she fell to the floor, unconscious.

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05/02/2011 08:53.59 AM Report This Comment
The Black Curtain-Part 2 (6/5/2009)
She felt certain it was Queen Sheba’s voice but felt apprehension at discussing it with Belinda, especially after the last cat’s contact with the “enemy”. Great suspicion & anger had been Belinda’s response to the other cat’s admission of “seeing HER in my dreams”. She had been forced off of the island with only 3 days worth of supplies & the clothes on her back. Esmeralda never did know what happened to her because she’s been too absorbed, in being assigned as Belinda’s personal apprentice, to think too much about it. That was several years ago but her Mistress’ attitude toward Sheba had not softened nor faltered. Esmeralda knew that Belinda would revel at her downfall, especially if she was to blame for it. She put her best face forward as the beautiful Persian sat down & placed a napkin on her lap, waiting to be served. Being Belinda’s apprentice was supposed to be the highest honor an apprentice could receive & Esmeralda did appreciate the notoriety & respect she earned from the locals. Serving every meal, information passer, & accompanying her everywhere was just a part of her everyday duties. She was the one the other apprentices’ held on a pedestal for her persistence in achieving perfection for their Priestess. She was also the one Belinda would hold responsible for sabotaging the radio at the King’s lodge & the attack on the Kitty. She was beginning to falter in her loyalty as her Mistress was becoming cruel in her power quest & willing to sacrifice anyone standing in her path. Her actions of late were cold, calculated & oftentimes resulted in the harming of innocents, which Esmeralda detested. She smiled out of habit as she served her Mistress, but let her thoughts drift back to the night she’d voiced her concerns about leaving the inhabitants of the island without their radio. She had argued that emergencies could happen & innocent lives could be lost, but the response she’d received from her Mistress was one of utter contempt & rage. She had followed her orders as instructed but was immediately seized & forced to endure a beating upon her return to the Sanctuary. She had been humiliated at the hands of the guards that night because she’s spoken against her & the anger was still festering below the surface. She suddenly realized that Belinda was speaking to her & quickly brought her thoughts back to the present. “I’m sorry milady, I was just thinking about my other duties. What was your question?” Belinda looked at her curiously, grinned & laughed aloud. “You take your duties too seriously sometimes my dear” said the Persian. “I asked if there had been any word from the Kitty yet.” “No Mistress” Esmeralda muttered as she poured another cup of tea. “We did however receive news from the ship bringing Lord Horus. They’ll be arriving by dusk. Seems they had a sudden storm pop up & they lost a couple of crates of their cargo but no further delays are anticipated. The Captain said that Horus is anxious to meet you & discuss the common cause.

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05/02/2011 08:53.32 AM Report This Comment
The Black Curtain-Part 1 (6/5/2009)
The clock tower chimed midnight as the forces moved into position. The cover of darkness was working perfectly for her plans to take over the capitol city of the great Rainbow Continent. Her army was amassed & ready to attack the unsuspecting guards, but something had felt out of place since they’d hit the beach. She could sense it but couldn’t explain to her apprentice what was wrong when asked. Suddenly the enemy attacked first, much to the surprise of the invaders. “This isn’t possible” said the Persian to the cat at her side. “How could they possibly know?” They watched as their army was overpowered by the citizens of the city & felt helpless to act in their behalf. They were quickly spotted & trying desperately to escape when she saw HIM standing on the edge of a nearby cliff. “That’s impossible” screamed the cat as she & the other cat were surrounded, “you’re not supposed to be here!” She watched as the flash of a sword beside her told her of their fate & she waited. She screamed & whimpered as she saw her companion fall to the sword & anticipated the blow that would take her as well. She was confused when the citizens fell back but that turned quickly into alarm as she saw him take aim with his pistol. He was going to kill her himself! Not thinking of anything but escape, she ran toward the beach. She heard the single shot & screamed as the bullet hit her. Belinda bolted upright in her bed, covered in sweat, as she awakened from the nightmare. She was visibly shaken & trying hard to comprehend the meaning of the dream when Esmeralda burst into her room. “Mistress!” yelled the Maine Coon, “are you all right?” She nodded her head as she threw back the quilt & put her legs over the side of the bed. “Just a very bad dream” she said as she donned her robe. “What time is it?” Her apprentice giggled softly & replied. “Almost noon Mistress. I thought it best that you sleep today so you could be at your best when Horus arrives.” Belinda smiled at the young cat, reached out to pat her on the arm & asked her to fetch something for her to eat while she dressed. The dream was still vivid in her mind as she picked out her prettiest blue gown & proceeded to dress. “You must learn to control your urge to drink too much catnip wine” she said to herself as she finished adjusting the off-the-shoulder gown. Twirling in front of the mirror gave her no joy this day & she sighed as she looked at her reflection. She could see circles of worry under her eyes & her normally lustrous fur was slightly dull from the stress of the last few days. She managed a sly smile as she turned sideways & marveled that her figure was still as fine as the day she’d assumed her place as the High Priestess of the sect. Esmeralda returned with a tray filled with all of her favorites as she was brushing her fur. The young apprentice could still feel the tension from Mistress Belinda & wondered how to broach the subject of the strange voice she’d heard in her own dream last night.

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05/02/2011 08:53.02 AM Report This Comment
Recipe for a Captain-conclusion (5/29/2009)
Scratch signing off.” Big Eyes signed off too & pushed his radio into its hiding place, unaware that their conversation had been listened to. Scratch switched frequencies, listening briefly while he looked out the window with his long glass. He was watching the sea for any sign of the ship that would soon arrive to pick up his “guests” but also looking for any signs of the dogs. He glanced down & saw the couple picking the roots & herbs that he’d written on the list & sighed. He knew they were ecstatic to be leaving his island but he was saddened at the thought of being alone again. At the same time Scratch was watching Long Kong & Lucy, the spy at Pirate’s Cove put away his equipment & frowned. He knew that “the boss” would want to know the locations of the transmissions he’d just picked up but he still hadn’t pinned them down. He had his suspicions, & plenty of time to figure it out before HE came back & demanded answers. He knew that the shipload of dogs was on full alert, after receiving a cryptic message from an unknown location on Cat Scratch Island, & they were going to be watching for the golden ship as they made their way north. The message had stated that the Captain was incapacitated & the ship was being run by the 1st mate so the taking of the ship should be a simple matter, if they could find her. The dog ship was 50 miles WSW of Mid Point Island & heading toward Cat Scratch at a steady clip, while the Kitty was still 30 miles west & closing the gap to Mid Point quicker than planned. A strong westerly wind was aiding them in their mission to pick up their stranded shipmates & causing minor difficulties on the dog ship as they fought the crosswind on their mission northward. A green glow emanated from the clouds above & suddenly a dark cloud moved over the dog ship & burst of rain soaked them. They were too busy trying to secure their sails & covering cargo to notice the details of the ship crossing their path a few miles ahead, heading due east. “Tis not the time” said a voice heard only by a select few. “The time will come when you will meet & the circle will be complete. Seek not your destiny, for it will find YOU when you are ready to meet the challenges that will come to pass. Take heart young sailor cats, you will be together again by tonight & the answers you seek will come to light.”

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05/02/2011 08:52.00 AM Report This Comment
Recipe for a Captain-Part 2 (5/29/2009)
She jumped toward him & flung herself into his arms as she tossed the book at Scratch, who was standing in the doorway. “I found it” she purred happily. “The recipe you’ve been looking for isn’t a real recipe at all Mr. Scratch! It’s a potion!” “Aye” said Scratch breathlessly as examined the book. “She’s right mate. Thing is, none of us can brew up potions & make them work. I’ve tried it before & nothing happens so I’m assuming we need some sort of magical creature to mix it or talk to it, or whatever it is they do.” Lucy was beaming as she released her hold on her mate & turned toward Scratch. “Maybe we can’t make it work” she said matter-of-factly, “but I bet Mystery can!” Scratch’s brows furrowed in confusion & he scratched his head. Long Kong chuckled lightly & informed their host that they had their own sorceress aboard the ship & she would probably be able to use this without difficulty. “Plus the fact that she seems to be in contact with your Green Lady” Lucy interjects. Scratch was nodding his head & began to grin. “I have almost all of the ingredients on the island” he gleefully exclaimed. The only thing I’m missing is the feather of a parrot & the hair of a dog.” LK & Lucy looked at each other & began to laugh. “We have those” Lucy giggled. “The Captain has a parrot named Pete & we now have two dogs serving on board the Kitty too!” “Hmmph” muttered Scratch as he reached for a piece of paper & pencil. “Guess that proves the old adage “all things for a reason” doesn’t it?” He busied himself writing the items that their sorceress would need & handed the list to Lucy & the book to Long Kong. “You two get busy gathering the ingredients & I’ll go up & monitor the radio fer awhile.” The couple ran out of the room, giddy with the thought that they had the solution to the Captain’s problem. Scratch retreated to the radio room & turned up the volume. Lots of chatter permeated the airwaves & he flipped to the channel he knew Big Eyes used & keyed the mike. “Scratch to Big Eyes, Scratch to Big Eyes, How do you read? Over.” He listened intently & finally heard the familiar voice of his friend. “Big Eyes to Scratch, reading you loud & clear. Over.” “Hey Big” said Scratch, “anything new to report?” “Dog left at dawn this morning” announced Big Eyes.”Apparently HE got another message last night. Not sure who sent it or where it came from but rumor has it that Cat Scratch Isle is one of his stops before he heads northward. Ye better let yer friends know. Over” “Thanks Big” replied Scratch, “I’ll pass the info along. Are things calming down in town yet?” Scratch hears chuckles as Big Eyes keys his mike. “Things are pretty much back to normal” he says. “HE took most of the undesirables with him so we’re back to everyday cat & dog fights.” Scratch sighed with relief. “That’s good news” he said. “I was getting worried that you might be in danger, especially if’n HE found out who you really are. Take care & keep in touch.

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05/02/2011 08:51.40 AM Report This Comment
Recipe for a Captain-Part 1 (5/29/2009)
The kitchen was strewn with cookbooks tossed aside by Long King & Scratch as they continued to search for the elusive “recipe” that the image of Queen Sheba had mentioned. Scratch was not one to question the Green Lady’s orders but LK & Lucy were still highly suspicious of the magical aspects of their journeys & asked frequently if he knew what this was leading up to. “Never sure what she has in mind” said Scratch as he pulled the last book from the cupboard. “Well mates, tis the last book in the kitchen & we still haven’t found anything useful, except some good recipes that I’ll have to try after you’ve gone. (Chuckles as he looks at LK) Long Kong me friend, what’s on yer mind? Ye been staring at the window fer quite a while now & seem preoccupied.” Scratch watched & waited for the Kitty’s Security Chief to say something but was disappointed when all he did was shake his head & rearrange himself on the floor as he began going through each book, lying near him, one more time. Lucy glanced at her husband & knew instinctively that he was thinking about the events on board the ship but also knew he was unlikely to share them with their host. She knew that Long Kong trusted Scratch up to a certain point, but the safety of the ship & her crew was crossing the line in his mind. She finished cleaning up the kitchen, turned to kiss LK on the cheek & told him that she was going to tidy up the lighthouse before they had to leave. “Can’t have Scratch thinking we left any messes for him” she teased. You boys keep looking & I’ll be back in just a few minutes.” She stepped into the hall & started toward the stairs but stopped & perked her ears when she heard a light hum coming from the library. She put her ear to the door but the sound was now gone, replaced by the familiar yet eerie green light emanating from under the door. She started to turn away & call to LK when she heard it again. She hesitated briefly then opened the door. She found & lit a lamp while taking a quick look around the room. A green glimmer in the corner of one of the bookcases caught her eye & she reached out to touch the worn leather cover of a very old book. The green glow quit as soon as her paw touched it & she pulled her hand back, only to discover that the green glow started up again when she dropped her paw. “Are you the book they’re looking for” she asked the spine of the book, “or are you just playing a game with me?” She took a deep breath & pulled the book out, brushing the dust off of the spine as she read the title, “Spells for the Ages” & the author’s name was Tabitha. Her hands started to shake with an unusual nervousness as she opened the book & flipped to page 66. “Coercion Spell” was at the top & the effects she read were strikingly similar to what seemed to be happening to Captain Sherman. A footnote mentioned another page & she flipped to it in excitement. It was under the “antidote” section of the book & she squealed with joy, bringing LK running in concern.

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05/02/2011 08:51.14 AM Report This Comment
On Course to MidPoint-conclusion (5/22/2009)
He sighed, patted Pete on the head, looked around sadly at the empty room & walked out onto the main deck. He’d never realized, until now, how good Sherman really was at solving riddles, but his appreciation of this skill was now doubled as he attempted to unravel the hidden meaning of her words. “Steady mate” he said to himself as he strode toward the wheelhouse. He stopped halfway up the steps & shouted “keep to yer course mates & things will work out just like they always do! The captain needs you to be at yer best so hop to it & make him proud!” His furrowed brows, teary eyes & edged voice were enough for the crew to realize something serious was going on with the captain. They didn’t question or grumble about following his commands but instead broke into soft song as they went about their duties. Muldar wiped away a tear & smiled at them from his position at the wheel. “Tis a fine crew we have cap’n” he muttered silently. “They’ll do everything in their power to make it right again, you’ll see! We’ll fight with the devil himself if’n we need to. Whatever it takes to bring you back to us, we’ll do it sir!” He couldn’t know that below him, in sick bay, the green glow of Sheba was passing on this message to the unconscious captain. His dream of fighting alone was suddenly filled with the faces of his entire crew & dread of the unknown eased as they stood by his side. Peaceful sleep again overcame him as Falcor injected another mild sedative into his bloodstream, temporarily blocking the serum of Belinda’s that flowed in his veins. He knew what was happening but he had no control over the force that attempted to manipulate him. Sleep was his only escape until the antidote was found & he welcomed it with open paws.

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05/02/2011 08:50.21 AM Report This Comment
On Course to MidPoint-Part 2 (5/22/2009)
“The captain’s condition is stable but I’m...uhmmm, I’d rather discuss this in private if you have a minute Muldar.” Muldar’s mind was whirling as he nodded to the dog. “Mr. Homer” he shouted as he followed Falcor toward the captain’s quarters, “you have the bridge!” They were greeted by the squawking of Pete & Muldar busied himself feeding & watering the bird as Falcor cleared his throat & started to talk. “As I said before, his condition is stable but he’s so unpredictable right now that I can’t release him from the restraints. I’ve come to the conclusion that some foreign substance was released into his system, but I can’t pin down the exact elements. I’m keeping him sedated most of the time but that’s the funny part.” He hesitated slightly & Muldar watched closely as a frown formed on his brow. “You know that medallion he wears?” He waited for Muldar to respond “yes”, before he continued. “Well, it glows red as fire when he’s conscious but returns to its normal green when he’s asleep. It’s really strange! We can’t touch it without getting a pretty good shock followed by violent nausea & he’s sure not in any condition to remove it himself. I can’t find any marks on him to indicate how this might have happened either! Strangest thing I’ve ever seen.” “What about Mystery” asks Muldar as an idea came to him, “has she had any luck getting through to him or the mysterious Sorceress?” As if on cue, a soft knock came at the door followed by Mystery’s head asking if she can come in. The surgeon & 1st mate exchange a look of confusion as she takes a deep breath, raises her head & begins to speak. “Muldar, Falcor, I’ve received a message from Sheba” she says without hesitation. “She says to tell you that the recipe for the cure is being scratched out as we sail, whatever that means. She also says for you to stay true to our mission & listen to your instincts. She says they’re your greatest asset & she has faith in your abilities to command until Sherman is well again.” He was taken aback by the words of the ship’s Sorceress but felt relief at her encouragement. Falcor was rubbing his temples & muttering something about formulas & recipes as Muldar absently reached for the watch in his vest again & glanced at the time. “Well mates” he said softly, after he’d gathered his thoughts, “looks like yer stuck with me for the time being then. We should be at MidPoint within four hours now so Falcor, keep doing what you can fer the cap’n & keep me informed. Mystery, I’d like you to assist Falcor.” He grinned at the look on her face & chuckled. “Nothing medical my dear, just keep an eye on the captain for us & keep track of anything he says. We’ll have “business as usual” aboard until I decide otherwise. Agreed?” They both nodded & took their leave as Muldar turned to stroke Pete & stare out the window. The calm sea steadied his nerves as his mind tried to decipher the latest message from the mysterious sorceress.

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05/02/2011 08:50.00 AM Report This Comment
On Course to MidPoint-Part 1(5/22/2009)
The Kitty was sailing toward Mid Point Island despite the absence of its captain on the main deck. First mate, Muldar, had reluctantly assumed control of the ship after Sheman’s “incident”, but his emotions were in constant turmoil as he thought about his friend lying in sick bay under some kind of spell cast on him by the witch, Belinda. Muldar glanced at the pocket watch he carried in his vest & noted that two hours had already passed since their departure from Cat Scratch & he still hadn’t heard a thing about the captain’s condition. He was pacing the wheelhouse as the worry continued to build in his mind, filling him with questions. He looked toward the entry that led to sick bay & sighed as he turned back to his duties as acting captain. He knew he’d probably stirred up a hornet’s nest when he’d refused to let Belinda come aboard, but her arrival had thrown up the red alert flag in his mind & instinct had taken over. She hadn’t threatened, but her look & attitude had told him to watch out the next time they met. He’d gotten the distinct impression that he’d shifted himself into the middle of the bull’s eye in her mind, but at least he’d diverted her attention away from the captain. Swatt had reported her observance of the confrontation between Belinda & Prince Caspian at the beach before they’d even arrived, so the crew had been ready. The conversation had quickly heated to a boiling point but Gio & Shiloh were quick to back up their acting captain as were the rest of the crew. They all agreed afterward that she’s seemed surprised at their protectiveness of Sherman & wondered if it meant they’d thrown a wrench into her most recent plan, whatever it may be. Moe had tried again to make contact with Brutus on Cat Scratch but had gotten only static. They hadn’t seen or heard from the large Airedale since Barney had left him in the island’s radio room, & they were starting to wonder if he was alright. Muldar quickly regrouped, glanced around the deck & saw the crew going about their normal duties. He caught a glimpse of someone approaching from below, recognized the step immediately as the surgeon’s, & steeled his nerves for the news to follow. “Sylvia” he shouted as a momentary distraction. “Take us to ½ sail as soon as Swatt spots the lighthouse. Swatt, keep yer beautiful eyes open for that shipload of dogs LK told us about. Judah, since you seem to have nothing to do (glares at him), have Moe make contact with LK again & give him an update about our encounter with Belinda.” He heard Judah mutter “aye sir” as he turned toward the dog beside him, watching the cannon apprentice scurry away at the same time. He immediately noticed Falcor’s eyes were sadder than normal & a knot started to form in his stomach as fear for the captain’s well being overcame him. His voice started to come out in a growl but he controlled it with a deep breath. “You have a report for me Mr. Falcor?” “Yes sir, I do” stated the serious looking dog.

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05/02/2011 08:49.20 AM Report This Comment
Putting a Plan into Action-conclusion (5/15/2009)
Caspian tried to see through the trees to the sea but they were too dense & he could only imagine the ship sailing off, to freedom. It was something this entire island longed for but could never have, at least not as long as Belinda was in charge of the Witch Sect. He hoped & prayed that his father’s ranting about Sherman being the “he” of the prophecy was true. If it was, then he was going to do everything in his power to assist in the downfall of Belinda & her sect, even if it meant giving up his own life! All he had to do was figure out if his father’s words were true or not, & that was not going to be an easy task considering his main source of information had just sailed away! She had said he’d return & for once, he hoped she was right!

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05/02/2011 08:48.15 AM Report This Comment
Putting a Plan into Action-Part 2 (5/15/2009)
She turned & walked briskly toward the water, climbed into one of the rugged skiffs, followed by her entourage, & set off toward the Golden Kitty. Caspian was livid as he & his group marched back up the beach. He never wanted things to go this far & the idea of being a traitor to his father weighed heavy on his mind but Belinda had great magical & alchemy skills, & he knew not to underestimate her. She had manipulated her way into power & had befriended him only as a pawn in her quest to control the island. She was not to be trusted but he had no choice but to follow her orders, unless he never wanted to see his wife & daughters again. They had been locked inside the sect’s stronghold since his father’s last attempt at shifting the cat’s control & as a guarantee of his continued cooperation. The King, Claudius, had tried numerous times to break the cat’s stranglehold on the island but the last attempt had made Belinda so angry that she’d cast some kind of spell on him that had made him go from a normally calm level headed dog, to a hostile, almost insane one. Caspian had been saddened by the fact that Captain Sherman’s sorceress could not “feel” the spell emanating from his father & it made him wonder if something else was actually the cause of his confused behavior. He glanced back over his shoulder & scanned the water once more, spotting Belinda’s skiff pulling alongside the Kitty. He saw her talking to a black & white cat on the main deck. Whatever she was telling him wasn’t getting her anywhere because the deck was suddenly filled with armed cats, backing up the one that appeared to be in command. Caspian’s eyebrow went up with interest as Belinda angrily sat back down in the skiff & it started back toward the shore. He looked back at the main deck of the Kitty & noticed several armed cats remaining in sight as the anchor was raised & secured. Still no sign of the Captain, which he found most curious, but his attention remained focused on Belinda. He could hear shouts from the black & white cat that could only be orders to get under way as her skiff hit the beach. He could hear her hissing from here & smiled wickedly while muttering to himself. “Not going exactly as planned Belinda? Maybe my father isn’t the only unpredictable one you need to worry about after all. Remember your own prophecy? ~For those who seek to conquer & destroy shall not rejoice in their power without regret, for he who serves for the good of all will return with an army seeking truth & justice, forever to banish the darkness of the past~” He chuckled after he recited the prophecy & when he saw Belinda stomping off toward the sanctuary, but sighed at the thought of her mood when she had more time to think about whatever the other cat had said to her. “I pity the poor soul that denied her request” mumbled one of the guards. Caspian was thinking the same thing as they walked into the courtyard of the lodge.

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05/02/2011 08:47.20 AM Report This Comment
Putting a Plan into Action-Part 1(5/15/2009)
Belinda & her entourage had gotten to the beach before dawn, waiting for just the right moment to make her request to the handsome young captain. She was watching intently for him to come onto the main deck & was becoming anxious as the morning sun rose & the final preparations for the ship’s departure became apparent. The serum should have taken effect not long after he’d left the lodge & she was curious how much it had changed his well controlled emotions. Its sole purpose was to manipulate & exaggerate his actions, keeping the crew confused & out of the way, thus preventing any further interruptions of her main goals. She had been surprised at her attraction to the young captain when she’d finally met him & had almost regretted her actions, until she remembered that his ship had been the one to crush Osiris’ plans for controlling this region of the world. She’d met the pirate dog several years ago, when his ship had anchored nearby to wait out a fierce summer storm. Her grandmother had often told the stories of their ancestors & their alliances, so she had stolen a skiff one night & made her way to his ship, knowing her life was in great danger. Her entrance had caused quite a stir among the dogs but her magic kept them at a safe distance until their leader arrived & waved them away, curious about why she was on board his ship. She had explained who she was, how she could be of use to him & their lives had been entwined ever since, until she’d lost contact with him last year. She had feared the worst & had not been too surprised when her dog spy, Artemis, had brought her the news of his death. Osiris had often envisioned himself as indestructible & she could only imagine the shock when he discovered that he wasn’t. She was curious as to who had finally been the cause of his demise but what was even more surprising to her was the mention of the puppies. If they survived & she could get her paws on them, then her plans could still be accomplished. She was daydreaming of being the Empress of the Southern Seas when Prince Caspian & a small contingent of Royal Guards stomped onto the beach, straight toward her. The Sheepdog strode, stomped a paw & angrily barked, “I’m not happy at all with these developments Belinda! You should have told me about the plans of Horus when you first found out! How dare you undermine my authority!” She looked at him in mock surprise & started to lick her paws. “Caspian, my dear Prince,” she purred mockingly,” you have no authority!! You know as well as I do that Horus could never be controlled easily & now that Osiris is gone he’ll be mad for his father’s power! Just prepare everything as I directed & things will be fine. I have a good feeling about this news so calm yourself Caspian & keep a watchful eye on your father! He’s the one unpredictable factor on this island & we don’t need him causing trouble. Now if you don’t mind, I have other matters to attend to.”

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05/02/2011 08:46.45 AM Report This Comment
What's Cooking?-conclusion (5/7/2009)
Scratch continued to talk as he made himself comfortable on the floor & started pulling out books. “I don’t know about you two but I’m starving & I don’t think well on an empty stomach. Besides, (bats his eyes at Lucy & pretends to pout) I won’t get the luxury of female cooking for much longer. (Pats the floor)Come on down here friend Long Kong! Pull out a book & tell me the page number we’re looking fer.” Long Kong plopped down & continued to stare at Scratch as he pulled out a book & told him to look for page 66. “Yer startin to make me nervous mate” said Scratch,glancing sidelong at LK. “Is there a problem mate or do ye just like watching my purty face?” Long Kong shook his head but grinned. “No problem mate, just curious. Why on earth did you collect all of these cookbooks? I mean, no offense Scratch but, well…you don’t seem to be the cooking type.” Scratch was laughing heartily as he replied. “Nope, I’m not the cooking type, but I LOVE collecting!” LK shook his head again & started to read the first of at least 100 they had to go through.

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