AN: This is a drabble based off a Shapeshifters RP I have with Jamie Canyon! Kat, Dustin, Gwen and Doc are her character while Geano, Cam, Lisa, Tyla, Sinbad, Lucord and Gage are mine ^_^ I actually can’t remember if Gwen and Dustin are step siblings or half siblings so I’ll just guess for now until Jamie corrects me 😛
We’ve recently been having difficulties with this one so I’m trying to build up ideas for it so we can at least continue it to a good ending point. Hope you all enjoy!
For every area the group managed to wander into, it was up to their scouts to search ahead for any sign of danger or civilization where they would be safe. Despite Dustin’s pleas, Kat had volunteered herself for the job, often running off without the orders from Geano. Papa Bear was often frustrated with her actions but did not fight against it, allowing her to fulfill her wishes; he knew that as soon as the dust kicked up from her paws, Sinbad wouldn’t be far behind her.
Once a hunter from a blood-stained clan, Sinbad had a knack for scouting and tracking in various climates; he was the perfect man for the job. And he had to be honest; he couldn’t just sit by while a chase was going on.
Sinbad loved running wild with Kat; he loved the wind against his fur while as a cheetah and he enjoyed weaving through obstacles beside the fox. Others could not understand the happiness the two of them had with running with one-another; they probably would never understand.
“It seems like we’re coming up on the forest now,” Geano muttered to his companions at the brush off in the distance, the bear shifter stretching his aching limbs as they continued their strides. “We’ll need to check and make sure it’s safe.”
“I’m on it!” Kat exclaimed, Dustin barely able to latch his hand around her wrist. “Dustin!”
“Cool it, Kat; you should stay here with us and let someone else do the scouting,” Dustin stressed as he pulled the girl closer to him. “I mean it.”
“Dustin, stop; I’m the fastest member of the group,” Kat argued, struggling to pull away from her step-brother. “Geano, tell him to let me go!”
“Don’t care-,” Geano uttered under his breath, the bear shifter plopping down on the ground while Tyla knelt beside him. “Somebody check ahead for us so we can find a safe place to set up for the night.”
Sinbad stepped forward at the bear’s words, nodding before shifting into a cheetah and dashing down the path. Kat gawked at Sinbad’s speed before struggling against her step-brother once more, finally pulling away from Dustin and shifting into her fox form. The smaller creature was off like lightning, aiming to pass the cheetah who noticed her coming up behind him.
“And we begin this again?” Sinbad questioned as he glanced behind him to the approaching fox, a toothy grin evident on his usually calm face. “I beat you every time; maybe you should just give up now and save yourself the trouble.”
“Heh, not on your life,” Kat got out as she picked up the pace, her tiny paws racing through the trees of the forest as she tried to advance past her companion. Sinbad, however, wouldn’t allow her to get off that easy; he was soon picking up the pace as well.
“Just make sure you’re also helping me scout instead of just focusing on the race,” Sinbad iterated to the fox before leaping upwards, taking the tree paths to advance further in the race.
“No fair!” Kat hissed as she tried her best to keep up with the cheetah’s pace, falling behind slightly as she moved. “Aw come on!”
“You’re too focused on me,” Sinbad said with a chuckle, searching the forest for any signs of danger. “You need to focus on the environment.”
Kat bit her lip as she huffed, trying again to pick up the pace with the cheetah shifter. She wanted to prove herself to be as great as him, if not greater; or was she merely just trying to impress him with her speed? She was unsure of it all herself; all she knew was that she needed to run faster.
“I’m not going to let you win!” Kat screamed as Sinbad jumped down from the trees, the fox leaping up and tackling the shocked cheetah. The two of them stumbled backwards, cascading down a rocky slope while Kat cheered in triumph. She might not have beaten him at the race but she could stop him in his tracks. “Ha, got you now!”
“That hurt,” Sinbad muttered as his body came to a stop, the cheetah on his back as he shifted back into his human form. Kat followed suit, pinning the hunter down with a smirk painted on her face. “We’re supposed to be doing a job.”
“I’m not letting you go until you admit I beat you,” Kat said as she eased back to sit on Sinbad’s stomach, making it harder for him to breath. “Come on, admit it!”
“You didn’t win if you just end the race by tackling someone to the ground,” Sinbad advised; though he did manage to form a grin. “I will admit though; you’re pretty smart. You’re strong too.”
“Heh, thanks,” Kat blushed as she grinned, the two of them remaining in that position for a good while. Soon, their gazes were locked as they inched closer to each other, Kat’s mind racing as she wondered what would happen next. Sinbad didn’t seem to pull away from her; in fact, he seemed relaxed and ready to accept whatever she was about to do. “Sinbad?”
“I-,” Kat began but she couldn’t bring herself to hold back any longer; she brought her lips against his own as they shared a kiss. It was passionate; the two of them wrapping their arms around the other as their lips continued to brush against one-another. The two were hidden within the forest, away from the prying eyes of their companions. Hell, Kat knew that if Dustin and Geano saw them now, there would be no future for Sinbad.
“Kat,” Sinbad suddenly pushed the girl away from him as he sighed, glancing around for any sign of the others. “We must continue our job. Perhaps we could continue this at a later date?”
Kat blushed as she picked herself up from Sinbad, becoming shy after the event that had just occurred. She didn’t hold back even the slightest; she just went and kissed him squarely on the lips without any warning. He seemed to enjoy it but he was also pushing her away at the same time.
“Right, we’ll just get back to scouting then,” Kat whispered as she shifted into a fox and dashed away, leaving Sinbad to sit and think about the events that occurred there. “Let’s go!”
“Heh,” Sinbad seemed to chuckle as he watched after the disappearing fox, the cheetah shifter smirking as he got to his feet. “Seems things are going to be quite interesting from here on out; at least I know I can always best her in a race.”