Squeezing through a small crack in the wooden fence, you limped onto another's backyard. The grass was cool and damp underneath your paws with the morning's dew and the sun had yet to raise completely over the forestry.
Glancing around the person's backyard, you hoped to find no signs of dogs or abusive persons living in this house. As you continued your short trek, you found yourself climbing up wooden stairs on a deck, laying down as the fresh rays of the sun hitting your mangy (h/c) fur.
Hopefully, you had found a good spot to not be seen, just somewhere where you could lay down and sleep in the hopes of keeping safe. Usually the bigger animals couldn't get to the backs of person's homes.
Only now did your stomach knot in unbearable hunger and your body simply welcoming the sleep you so desperately needed. You hadn't gotten sleep for a couple of days, worried about bigger animals killing you.
The back door of the person's home opened up, fear clenching your worn body as you stood back up. What if it was a dog? Shooting from your hiding spot, you tried to get out of wherever you were quickly, only to stumble into a body of water.
Surely that was it for you. You tried to stay afloat, crying out in need for help as you began to go under. In your mind, you thought you heard someone else coming in nearby. The last thing you remember before blacking out was something grabbing the scruff of your neck.
You felt the water from your lungs come up, causing you to cough it out and sputter. Right now, you were laying on warm concrete, your head against the ground and four bigger figures over you, two cats and two kittens.
The smaller cat, a presumable tom came up closer to you, nudging your limp form,"Hey...are you alright there love...?" You lifted your head off the ground, only to have it fall to the ground again, your body too weakened. "Francecat, we need to take her in..."
The other tom, a long-haired cat with fur of white and blue eyes stepped towards you. "I really hope our persons don't mind...come 'ere mon petite." His teeth bit into the scruff of your neck, lifting you up off the ground and carrying your small, shaken form. Every now and then, you'd let out a little cough.
As you were carried, the two older kittens looked towards you with confused eyes. They looked rather similar to one another except the scruff of one's puffy neck was darker than the other.
You turned your head towards the other tom, his green eyes filled with worry. As soon as you were brought back to the door, the tom began scratching at it until a person appeared.
The person had stunning blue eyes and longish blond hair on his head. His expression was awfully tired until you were lifted into view whereas it changed to shock.
He reached down, taking you from the tom's mouth and holding you very close to him. This person carried you inside, going through the house and grabbing a piece of cloth which he wrapped you up in.
You were laid down on the person's couch with the cloth around you as he ran off once more, calling for someone else. The two toms approached you, jumping beside you on the couch. Only now did you notice the green-eyed tom's fur was drenched like yours.
He laid down beside you, licking your fur dry as the other came up in front of you and copying. He was the first one to start interrogating you,"Mon petite...what were you doing all by yourself...? You could 'ave died..."
When he said this, you felt the weight of exhaustion, hunger, pain...everything, just collapse on you. Before you knew it, your head was lowered and you were crying into his fur. He licked your back, coaxing some of the leftover water in your lungs out. "Look at what you did you git...the poor thing..."
You curled up beside the multicolored tom, allowing yourself to rest a bit as you tried to calm down. "It's okay love...whenever you want to speak...just tell us..."
"F-Food..." You meowed painfully. "I-I need food..."
The tom curled around took the scruff of your neck, carrying to a bowl filled with food. He had to keep close to you, your body falling to the side in exhaustion as you ate. The person came back, another blond person in tow, only with messy, short hair and emerald eyes. Both persons watched you carefully finishing your food before the tom carried you back to the cloth.
The emerald-eyed person walked off as the blue-eyed one dried you off under the toms' watchful eyes. When the other person returned, he copied the blue-eyed one's actions. "So can you tell us what happened love...?"
"I-I ran away...m-my brothers and sisters...t-they all got sold and m-my momma..." Again, you felt your heart well up in sadness,"My momma left a-a'kuz she hated our persons..."
The white tom nuzzled your cheek softly,"It's okay mon petite...we'll take care of you..." Again, he began cleaning off your fur while his assumed person did so. You rested your head, shutting your (e/c) eyes, feeling safe for the first time since you left that home.
After what felt like a minute, you were being awoken by the green-eyed tom again,"We're just going to move you to the other room with us...don't worry love."
You felt your body lift off the soft surface once more as you were carried away. A few moments passed before you were laid down once more, curled up beside another larger form while two others snuggled beside you. "Are you comfy...?"
Opening your (e/c) eyes lazily, you saw the two kittens looking towards you, the violet-eyed one piping up again,"I-If you want...w-we can move..."
"I-I'm okay..." You squeaked, still intimidated by the bigger cats surrounding you. Resting your head, you quickly fell into a comforting sleep, food finally in your stomach and your eyes able to safely shut.
By the time you awoke hours later, the sun was high in the sky and the fluffy white tom was awake beside you. "'ow did you sleep my little petite?"
You nestled closer to him, relaxing once more,"I wanna sleep..."
He purred in delight before you were jostled up from your seat. "You can sleep in a bit...how about we all introduce ourselves ___________...?"
"_-___________?" You squeaked out in confusion.
The tom licked your ear softly and helped you to your own two feet only for you to fall under the weight of them. They felt as if they were being tied down with cinder blocks. "Zat's ze name you were given. Do you not like it...?"
You laid your head down again,"I-I like it..."
"Did you wake her up you git?" Looking up, you saw the other tom padding in, the two other kittens running in from behind. "She needs to rest...she's still very weak right now. ___________, just go back to sleep..."
You watched as the two toms argued back and forth over who was to watch you. "Well my fur is ze most comfortable...stubby-haired Brit!"
"At least I'll let the poor kit sleep! You were thinking of dragging her out of bed you git! She's hurt and weak!"
"But wis you, she 'as to worry about being charmed by your person!"
You relaxed yourself as they argued on by themselves, falling asleep once again. Right as you were falling asleep, you felt a rough lick on your cheek,"Just a few minutes...then you can sleep dudette." The blue-eyed kit mustered.
Both kittens sat in front of you,"I'm Amerikit and this is my bro, Canadakit." He continued before pointing at the two cats who were still quarreling,"The fluffy white one is Francecat and the stupid British one is Iggycat."
"Amerikit..." Canadakit silently complained,"That wasn't really nice...Iggycat took us in as his own..."
Both brothers noticed your confusion and quickly jumped on the chance to explain. "Well you see, me and Canadakit were abandoned by our mother when we were really little...like a little littler than you are now. Both of 'em found us and took us in."
"So...does that mean I get to stay too...?"
"O-Of course..." Canadakit interjected. "I-I do think our p-persons could kick you out...they seem to like you already...
Letting out a yawn, you lay down once more as the two kittens snuggled up beside you. "They'll stop fighting in a little bit. They always do this...but for now, you need to rest up. The hero'll watch over you."
Both kittens laid their fluffy tails over your form as you fell back into sleep willingly, knowing that you'd have a nice home to wake up to and a new family to care for you.