As you took another step, you found your body quickly using the other paw replacing it on the ground. Limping down the darkened streets, you searched for any source of food.
You lowered your head, looking at the injured leg you were trying to keep off of. Blood trickled around the (h/c) fur but, you made no attempt to stop it from doing so.
Raising your head back up, you used your nifty sniffer to seek out food once more. During this inhale, you caught sent of tuna. Not even caring about how painful the wound was, you dashed towards the smell of food.
When you grew nearer, you found yourself at a person's home. Not only that but, there was a dog outside as well. It caught sight of you and approached you cautiously.
Panicking, you dashed off to the side believing he was chasing you. When you make it by the person's house, you fell over in pain, yowling in pain,"Damnit! Ow! Ow!"
A person came out of the front door, making confused noises. Even more afraid, you tried to scamper off only to falter and crash to the ground. You were swept off the ground and brought into a strong pair of arms.
At the door, a bigger cat, beige fur with dark brown around his neck and tail, sat in wait, his fluffy tail twitching in anticipation. "I-I d-didn't do anything..." You meowed softly towards the other cat. "P-Please call h-him off..."
As you were brought inside, you felt yourself shaking in fear with new pain surging through your body. "He won't hurt you...you're safe and sound here. I swear, he won't hurt a fly."
The person took off what he wore on his shoulders and laid it on the ground before putting you into it. The warmth calmed you down and you curiously sniffed it, taking in the smell of the person.
You felt a light nudge on your head and looked to see the cat from before. He took a seat beside you and started licking your wound,"Thank you..." Your head rested gently against the fabric.
The tom's rough tongue became absent. "No problem. 'The hero' has to help the ones in distress, right?"
Again, he helped clean your wound until his person came back to tend to you himself. He uncorked a bottle and a foul smell hit your nose. "Oh no..."
Looking towards the tom, you cocked your head. His blue eyes met your (e/c) ones, panic filled. "Hey kitten...this...this is going to hurt...but I swear, you will feel better afterwards."
As the person brought a cloth with the liquid close to you, he nestled closer,"I'll stick by your side...so don't freak out..."
The second the stuff hit you, you flinched in pain. "It's okay...I swear it's making you better..."
With the stranger and his cat there, you calmed down while trying your best to ignore the pain in your leg. When you finally felt the cloth lift, you rested your head in exhaustion.
"That was the worst of it kitten. You're a pretty tough one, you know that." The kindness in his blue eyes calmed you down. "The name's Americat. That's my person. I just call 'im four-eyes."
The person left once more, leaving you both alone. Americat curled up beside you, his tail wrapping around your body. His coarse tongue licked your forehead softly.
A soft clatter on the ground brought your head up. The person gave you and Americat a bowl of food. Openly accepting the gesture, you began digging in as fast as you could.
Amazingly, Americat had finished eating before you. "Come here...I know my person won't want us using his favorite jacket as a bed. You can sleep with him and I'll lay down on the floor."
"Y-You don't need to do that..." You softly meowed. "I-I can sleep on the floor."
He walked beside the arm with the injured leg, helping you slowly walk down the halls. "It's cool." His eyes scanned your painful ones. "What happened to you...? Why were you so scared of my person...?"
"I-I was separated from my mom when I was still little...I can't even remember her..." You began,"I was brought to a pet store, taken away by some mean person who hurt me and starved me. I managed to weasel out only after he cut my leg..."
Americat continued helping you, keeping silent after your story. When you went into a room that smelt strongly of his person, he piped up once more. "I swear, my person wouldn't ever hurt you. Four-eyes is a cool dude."
You were helped onto the person's bed where both you and Americat curled up. The person, being the one who brought you on the bed, found a spot and laid down himself.
Again, you found yourself in the person's arms only this time, he allowed you to lay on his stomach as he rested. You took no moments hesitation before you slithered away from his light grasp and snuggled beside Americat.
His tail slung over your thigh, brushing your fur. His head rested against yours, cuddling yours as he tried to restitute,"I'm not gunna let you get hurt by another person again..."
The person's head moved, his blue eyes looking towards you. He propped his head on his hand and sighed,"What am I gunna call you...first off, are you another little dude or a dudette...?"
His arms took you from your comfortable spot and brought you over him. He placed you on his chest again. "Dudette." You moved once more, curling up with Americat. "Hm...it needs to be awesome and cool...I'd totally name you Black Widow...I dunno..." He fell silent, his head falling on his pillow. After a silent moment of thought, his head shot back up,"__________! I like that one!"
You lifted your head before placing it back into Americat's furry coat. "Your so warm..." He purred softly, licking your ear and resting once more. "How does that cut feel...?"
"I'm okay...I-I just need to stay off of it..." You huddled closer to him as the person reached out to stroke your fur gently.
Noticing your discomfort, Americat swatted the person's hand away. Of course he'd trust his cat on his one. "You still seem a bit nervous..."
"I-It's going to take awhile before I can really trust any persons..." His tail rested on your neck,"I-I'm just...I'm sorry if your person gets mad at me for being so shy..."
"He won't...four-eyes is a good guy," He licked your fur caringly. "He'll understand."
Lifting your head, you looked towards the person, his eyes closed and his breathing light. You picked yourself up and snuggled under his arm followed by Americat.
Feeling comfort once more, you shut your eyes and drifted off to sleep. Americat nudged your forehead,"Told ya he won't bite..unless he's dreaming about hamburgers...it was one time..."