Kokoro sat upon a tree branch, looking down at a river that slithered its way through a meadow, up into the mountains. It was a beautiful view. Euteria was magical, in its own way. She felt like she was safe here. She did not know many of the cats that resided in this place, but she did admire the beauty within their domain. Why, then, did she feel so trapped? No one knew what her life was like, what she had been through. She wished to leave it that way, but a small bit of her yearned to let it out.
She longed to tell someone that the master who Butter and her friends despised, was in fact the very human she had been hired by to spy upon the young flame point. It was her own master whom was friends with Ren. They had made a pact, which was why Iris had been freed. Her master felt that Iris was too rebellious and would not agree to the order, so he dismissed her leaving Kokoro to do the job. As much as it pained her, she knew defying her masters’ orders would never be possible.
Her master had saved her when she was a small kitten, ironically, from Ren’s breeding prison. She had been locked up in one of many cages, the cages that signified the breeding of a cat until its death. A human had visited the place and saw her cowering in a cage with her fellow felines. He reached into the cage and picked her, saving her from a life of torture. For that, she was eternally grateful.
She had been with her master for over a decade, doing jobs for him outside in Euteria’s wilderness, while he focused on making Iris think she was his only asset.
It frustrated Kokoro knowing she had more physical power than Haru and Iris, but she could never show it. Her mission was simple: stay under the radar, befriend Butter, leak information secretly to Ren, and never have them grow suspicious of her true power.
She was thankful that no one in the group questioned her about her own master. She knew if they did she would tell them he was very tolerant with her roaming about for months at a time, which was true, but only when she was on a mission such as this. She was here to learn of Butters weakness, whether it be physical or emotional, to inform the other side of her strength in magic and physical combat, and lastly, if need be, to be the one to take her down.
Her master had informed her that Butter was the first of her kind to have human magic inside of her, Butters mother being the first to be bred by a human. As much as it sickened Kokoro to spy and ultimately betray Butter, she had no other choice; she would always pick her masters wishes over her own. She was obedient to a fault, and only hoped she would not be found out.
“Kokoro, sorry it took me so long to answer you. I have Ren with me now. So, please inform us of the occurring events.”
She recognized the voice in her head to be her masters. The young female cat looked around, the secluded place that she picked still quiet and isolated.
She spoke back to them within her mind, “The blue points are still recovering from the battle. They are still weak, if you wish to attack them again.”
“Yes,"she heard her master speak, “We will most likely attack again... what is happening with Haru and Butter?”
Kokoro knew they were already aware of the fact that Haru had been bred by a very strong human; solely to protect the female flame point.
“Haru has brought Butter to the castle where their elder resides. He plans to take her bells off so that you will not be able to track her.”
Her master spoke, “That is perfectly fine. Since you still have a bell on your neck, we can track you and in turn know where she is.”
Ren interrupted, “I worry the elder will try to take your bell off as well, assuming I was him. That is what I would do to ensure the flame points safety.”
“So,” her master said, “We are sending you this,” as he spoke, Kokoro could feel her lap get heavier as a glittery aura sparkled around her hands.
Her master continued, “What you will see is a blue bow.”
Kokoro looked down and in her hands was striped blue bow, “This is to be given to her?” she asked, moving the bow around, rubbing the soft fabric with her fingers.
Ren answered, “Yes. I have put a spell upon it that will allow me to track her without her knowledge. Be sure you give it to her after she has left the elder, for I fear he will sense the magic. Also, the spell will only work once it is placed neatly within her hair. Inform us once you give her this token, understand?”
Kokoro nodded, “Understood.” She then felt the connection dissipate and she was left to look down at the bow. She knew her task was easy, as a shrewd smile appeared on her face.