Rodephine was the color of burnt sienna, she was skinny, lanky, long. Normally she spent most of her time lounging in the yards, biing at insects, rubbing her head on the hands of her master. Rodephine was chained to a wall of her house. She could only walk about 20feet in every direction. She lived a minimalist life and was contented to do so.
One day, Rodephine was pacing,back and forth back and forth. THe air was humid, wrapping around her face like a thick blanket, sufocating her in her own sweat. She began panting to cool herself down, and it helped some, at least she didn't feel like she was dying any longer. Rodephine sat and waited for her misery to end, when she saw, at the far corners of the yard, a small kitten a fuzzy kitten, cute competition for Rodephine.
"I don't like that!" thought Rodephine. She walked under the porch so that she could escape the humidity, the flies, and more importantly, so that she could watch the kitten from afar and not be seen at all. Throughout the day Rodephine waited patiently as she watched the little cat get closer and closer.
CLOSER AND CLOSER.
The kitten played on, blissfully unaware of the heat, inviteing with great enthusiasm the flies so that he could hoop, hop, hop across the yard. Attacking grass and sand at random.
The kitten got closer.
The kitten tumbled within the 20feet.
Rodephine still sat motionless.
The kitten rolled further in.
The kitten looked up but it was too late, within Rosephines jaws the kitten gasped for air. With one snap Rodephine was able to sink each tooth all the way through the slim kitten skin, past his blood and veins, past the muscle, and with a crunch was able to paralize the kitten. Soft helpless mews barely escaped the little cat, he twitched from pain, tried to run but could not.
Rodephine felt a twinge of excitement, quickly followed by regret as she watched her master's babe get off the school bus. Up the stairs the little girl came, (please not here)
the girl walked to Rodephine, could not see her, called to Rodephine, looked for her.
The moment was comeing and Rodephine knew it.
A loud and deafening shrill rang throughout the yard, the girls parents came tearing from the house, Rodephine allowed the kitten to fall from her jaws, and the kitten hit the floor breathing and jerking like a fish out of water.
For about ten minutes the kitten suffered, and then died, at Rodephines feet. Rodephine slunk down, dropped her body under her shoulder blades.
The girls parents accepted the situation as tragic but natural. Dogs eat cats. They gaveher looks of dissapointment but could not punish an animal for murder, Rodephine existed in their mind, in a seperate place.
Watching her masters walk away Rodephine dropped to the ground, the air was much thicker, the flies more insistent, and she layed on the ground, with feelings too much to bare, she jumped up and ran.
20, the end of her chain, and YANk. With full momentum she reached the end of her chain and flew backwards, gasping more for air. She continued this through the night, continued till morning where she lay exhausted and bloody at 18 feet. When her master found Rosephine she was barely alive, they quickly loaded her into the car carefully, held her on the way to the vet, carried her inside when they arrived.
Rodephine layed on the cool table in a chilly room, deeply breathing in cool air she slowly lost consciousness as a needle pierced her in the side. The pain subsided and she slept.