Kindlestep looked at her tail as she explained and nodded, slowly standing up, keeping eye contact with her " Do you mind if I take a look? I won't touch, I promise " He rumbled gently as he slowly padded to her side to look at the tail. It definitely wasn't a bob tail like his, which flicked in curiosity, but it wasn't a normal length tail either, and he gently stood back and smiled kindly " If you don't mind me saying, I may have a suggestion to fix that if you don't mind listening. " He purred, before hoping a couple tails away, his paws barely making a crunch sound under the snow, and turned around to face her again, sitting down. " Try imagining your tail is still there, flick it, wave it, curl it. Trick yourself basically. Then, while in that mind set, stalk and jump and roll and whatever it is you warriors do. " He encouraged.
Lynxtail nodded to Kindlestep and let him inspect her short tail. She flicked it both out of nervousness and curiosity. Kindlestep took a couple steps back and told her to imagine her tail was there. How could she imagine her tail was there if it wasn't? She cocked her head to the side and tried to remember her days as an apprentice when she actually had her whole tail. She had never really thought about her tail much when she had it.. but now she thinks about it everyday. She got down on her haunches and did as Kindlestep said and tried to imagine her tail there. She imagined it flicking and swishing and twitching and bushing up. She pretended to place it out straight behind her letting the imaginary tip touch the ground slightly. She swished it to the right and to the left slowly and pounced. She was straighter this time and actually went in the direction she wanted. Unfortunately though she was so focused on imagining her tail that she wasnt paying attention to how far Kindlestep actually was. Noticing mid-pounce but unable to stop she barreled into Kindlestep. " I'm SO sorry!! " she gasped.
Kindlestep watched her carefully, noticing it was hard for her at first to imagine her tail, but once her tail started moving he smiled and purred softly, knowing she was doing it. He had taken his attention away for a moment, closing his eyes to a small breeze, and when he opened them he gasped as Lynxtail launched into him and he grunted as he was slammed back first into the snow. He blinked a couple times to clear his head and blink away the blur in his vision and let out another grunt, trying to move a leg only to realize the she-cat was still sitting on him! He looked up to her and let out a deep hearty laugh out of no where " See! You can do it! but next time I suggest pouncing a mouse, not me " He chuckled, looking up at her. The smile slowly dispersed off his maw and he stared at her, why he didn't know, she just looked amazing from this angle. Blinking again and clearing his throat he looked side to side before back at her, the smile returning to his maw " Though I'm very comfortable and the view from here is fantastic, Your paw is digging into my ribs" He teased lightly.
Lynxtail's face heated from his statement and she stuttered " S-sorry!! " She scrambled off of him carefully not to step on anymore of his ribs. " Sorry about that! " She giggled "I guess I wasn't paying much attention! I was so focused on imagining my tail I was totally not even paying attention to the distance between us..." She trailed off a little embarrassed. She looked back up at him and looked at his red-orange eyes. She quickly looked away and licked a paw and wiped it over one of her folded ears.
He laughed again as she carefully scrambled off of him and he rolled over and sat up, shaking some of the snow off his back and looked back at her " No need to apologize, it worked did it not? Over time you won't even have to think about it again, it'll just come natural and you'll be able to focus completely on whatever your doing, though, I wouldn't recommend climbing any time soon, take it from me" He purred, flicking his bobbed tail. He licked his maw to try and brush some clinging bits of snow off his whiskers and tilted his head as he noticed her avoiding his gaze by grooming her ears, her floppy ears, and his eyes lit up " I haven't seen any other cats with two floppy ears since my dad! I always admired how they framed a face perfectly. Do you choose to let them flop over like that or born like that?" He padded over to her in excitement, admiring her ears. He stopped though, realizing again that this wasn't his territory and took a step back, he knew the rules, technically he shouldn't be here, but she was so interesting! She was the first cat to actually TRY his method without whining or complaining. He sighed inwardly and dipped his head " I'm glad I could help, but if you get caught here talking to me you might get a good cuffing over your ears, and I can't have that happen. " He purred sadly
This was a really cute RP between me and
~! X3 had lots of fun with the RP and the picture xD
Go favorite her version too~! She made Lynxy look so innocent n adorable~!! xD
Lynxtail and art (c)