Wednesday, 17 July 2013

and now, the conclusion

Previously on Savannah's Paw Tracks, "Too late…Dash is already being pulled over the cliff too…and he grabs Savannah’s tail in hopes of not losing either her or Nissy…and they are all pulled toward the ocean…"

The beam of light grew brighter.  Stars appeared before Nissy's eyes and streaks of light swirled around his head.  Was he teleporting again?  If so, to where?  "Savvy....  Dash..." he cried.  His words were elongated as if their very sound waves were being stretched like an elastic.  Then, all of a sudden, there was a loud bang followed by three thumps.  Nissy landed first, then Savvy and finally, Dash.  Nissy looked over at Savannah with glazed eyes, "I think you're on my tail."  Savannah immediately moved over.

"Where in the mouses are we?" asked Dash.  "Is this Zealandia?  How did we get here?"

"I don't know," answered Savvy.  "Strangest teleport, ever.  No tunnels, no egg beaters..."  Her voice drifted off as she contemplated the situation.  "Nissy, what's your take on this?  Nissy?"  She looked around, frantically, "Nissy?  Where are you?"

Savannah and Dash were standing in the middle of an open field.  Scanning its outer edges, Dash suddenly cried, "There he is!  He's over there!  He's heading into that opening in the woods."  The two of them took off after Nissy, running as quickly as their paws would carry them.

They reached the edge of the woods only to find that Nerissa had disappeared, once again.  "Where is he?" Savannah cried, stomping a paw in frustration.  "Where did that little nip head go?"

Dash looked over at Savvy, curiously.  "Nip head?" he asked.  "You're calling Niss a nip head?"

Savvy shook her head.  "I'm not sure what came over me.  I'd normally never call Nissy that.  I...  I...  I don't know why..."  She was cut off by a cry, off in the distance.  It was Nissy.

"NOOOOOO!!!!!"

Savannah and Dash took off down the path.  They tore through the woods, pushing back the branches of brilliantly coloured purple and turquoise foliage that got in their way.  The foliage was indeed odd, to say the least, but there was no time to think about any of that.  Nissy was in trouble.

Finally, they came to an opening and emerged from the woods.  Before them, lay a freshly dug field.  Scattered over it were little bits of green.  Savvy bent down and picked one up and sniffed it.  It was a leaf of Necata canipbis, torn in half, likely damaged during some sort of harvesting process.  Savvy suddenly felt light-headed.  The volatile oils of the Necata canipbis were so strong, they were affecting even her.  She steadied herself by holding onto Dash. 

Nissy was frantically racing around in circles, gathering the little bits and pieces of Necata canipbis, strewn about the ground. 

Dash looked from Nissy's crazed antics to Savvy who was still a little unsteady on her paws.  He knew something needed to be done and quickly.  "Savvy, Savvy!  We've gotta get Niss out of here!!  You okay to help me?"

Savvy shook her head to clear it, again.  "I'm okay, Dash.  You're right.  Let's get him back to where we landed."

Half dragging, half carrying their friend, Savannah and Dash got Nissy back onto the path through the woods.  With Nissy's extra weight slowing them down, Savvy was able to take a good look at the flora about them.  She had never seen any of it before.

Nissy was muttering, "Gone, gone, it's all gone...  Out of time...  It's out of time...  We're out of time."

Once out of the woods, the three felines crossed the field to where Dash thought they had originally landed.  Dash stopped, putting his front paws on his hips.  "Now, how do we get back?"  He looked over at Nissy and Savannah.  "Any ideas?"

Savvy shook her head.  "Don't look at me.  I don't even know where we are.  And where the mouses is the ocean?"

Dash stared at her in disbelief.  Everything had happened so quickly, it hadn't even occurred to him that they had arrived wherever they were after falling toward the ocean but the ocean was nowhere to be seen.

Nissy looked up at his friends.  His eyes, still cloudy.  "We're out of time," he muttered.  "Out of time."  He went to take a step but suddenly lunged forward.

Savvy grabbed at him, trying to prevent her friend from falling.  "Dash, we've got to get him out of here.  That nip is too strong.  The scent is in the air."

Dash bent down, peering at something protruding from among the tall grasses.   "Nissy tripped over something.  He tripped over this," and Dash picked up the object in question.   In his paw was a shiny, stainless steel whisk.  The three cats stared at it, speechlessly.

Off in the distance there was a roar, followed by a screech.  From the other direction the cats heard another screech, this one closer than the first.  The ground began to shake.  A flock of strange looking birds took flight, squawking furiously as they flew toward the woods from where Nissy, Savvy and Dash had recently emerged.  The ground shook again and more screeching ensued.

The three cats stood motionless, paralysed with fear.  Approaching them from either side were two monstrous beings.  Each, three times the height of a peep but like no peep they had ever seen before.  The creatures stood on their rear legs and their front legs were tiny compared to the rest of their bodies.  Ugly horns protruded from their rather small heads.  Beady little eyes darted about, furiously.  One opened its mouth and sunlight bounced off rows of shiny, razor sharp teeth.

"WE'RE OUT OF TIME!" Nissy cried.  He grabbed Savvy's tail with his right paw and Dash's tail with his left.  He snatched the whisk from Dash's paw with his own tail and began to frantically wave it about.  Stars appeared.  Lines of red, blue and yellow light swirled about them.  Bright flashes exploded in all directions.

A thundering sound nearly deafened Nissy before the three felines began to fall.  They fell through both space and time, tearing at the very fabric of the space-time continuum.  Nissy let go of his friends and clawed at the fabric.  He yelled, "Hold on!  Get a grip!" but didn't know if Savvy and Dash could hear him.  His voice seemed to be swallowed up in the vacuum of space.


Thump.  Thump.  Thump.  Nissy, Savvy and Dash lay sprawled across the grass growing at the top of the cliff where they had been, just hours before.  Nissy still held the whisk with his tail.  Next to them, lay a bright pink smart phone.  Nissy picked it up and read the last text sent.  "Necata canipbis," is all it said.

Nissy looked over at his friends.  "It's out there.  Someone has it.  Someone has the Necata canipbis and they've brought it back to our time.  One day, my friends, we will find it."

48 comments:

  1. We read all the parts and it is a really great story. We hope you find the Necata canipbis!

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  2. So this is not the end of the story, merely the end of the beginning! So one day there will be more. Yay! (Don't wait too long, please?)

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  3. Encolre! Bravo! Great Job - the story didn't really end tho - I just know it didn't!

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  4. Dang it!! where are the first 3 chapters? I have only seen the last 2

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    1. Belle, chapter 2 is on my blog, just before this one. I posted it on Sunday. From there, click on Dash Kitten at the top and you'll find chapter 1. Chapter 3 is on Savannah's Paw Tracks. There's a link to it at the bottom of my post from Sunday.

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    2. Miss Belle, * pauses respectfully at Nerissa's front door step * The first episode is here http://dashkitten.com/1418/the-bookshop-mystery-and-travelling-to-zealandia/ and from there the link at the bottom skips you to Nissy's first post, from there the magic whisks ;-) you to Miss Savannah's blog for the third part of our amazing adventure. * holds breath in excitement *

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  5. Very exciting adventure fur-shur! Yes that Necata Canipbis is out there, somewhere... Hmmm...

    *Tim runs to the whiffy window and takes a deep whiff*

    Yes, Somewhere, cannot wait till we can read more!

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  6. Hi Nerissa! We follow Savvy too! Nice to meet you here. Me-Ommmmm

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  7. Such a terrific adventure and I know it is out there too!

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  8. dood...did ewe act shoo a lee come face ta face with godzilla !!!!

    AWESUM......ya noe, speekin oh flamez.... knot onlee can him seer a line oh fish 5 miles long...just that quik, but him may all sew noe wear de necata canipbis sprig came frum....uh huh...think bout it for a wee minit...

    OK, lunch bee reddy...N thanx fora grate storee...we loved it !!

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  9. What an PAWsome adventure you have out on !
    Me too think that special Nip is somewhere out there !

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  10. That got our hearts pumping! We're so excited the Necata Canipbis is in OUR world!

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  11. Wonder if if flowated to Terra Australias ... to Dash, Nizzy & Savvy I want to thank you for bring this to our attention. We knoe it is definitely out there xxx's with love to you guys for bringing this remarkable journey to our attention.

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  12. An exciting adventure, looking forward to the next instalment.

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  13. Oh this is such a good story. Does it end or not?? That is the question, but it still is very good. We are enjoying it. Have a great day.

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  14. Since you are all still on that cliff, we are hoping that means their actually will be more story. We'll be waiting. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. I think we're thinkin' in terms of a sequel. Hopefully there won't be too long to wait. I'm gonna half to sober up from all that nip, for starters. purrs

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    2. MOL!! Yeah, for sure - you were pretty excitable on that 'nip!!

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    3. Plus, I'm thinkin' my teleportation device might need a few repairs. purrs

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  15. * High Paws Nerissa and Savannah * We did GOOD guys!!!

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  16. Hey, Where is it?? I was expecting a SAMPLE. Did you seriously not bring any back for me? I'm SOOOOOO bummed!

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  17. Will there be more? Don't leave us hanging! Great story all of you

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  18. Wow guys I am hooked, brilliant!

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  19. Your bloggy seems to have fallen out with me - I have tried 5 times to tell you how amazing the story is but it keeps not letting me!

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    1. I'm SO sorry you had problems leaving comments. It's that comment moderation thing. I have to have it 'cause if I didn't, that Mr. Anonymous Spam would go all nutso crazio on me and leave a whole whack of illiterate comments tellin' me I was illiterate. You KNOW what HE'S like.

      Anywho... your comments were there, waitin' to be moderated. Soon as I got on-line this morning, I published them.

      I'm really sorry my blog was givin' you a hard time.

      Purrs,
      Nissy

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    2. Hang in there WaggTails, you guys ROCK for keeping trying. Mum and I know, as bloggers, that it can be frustrating. Looks like Nissy got you sorted too * high paw *

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  21. Bravo that is a great story. More , more. The nip is out there. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  22. My goodness....what an adventure....amazing what we'll do for a bit of nip isn't it??? Also, this reminds me that teleportation devices need a regular tune-up....I'll add that to my list of things to do around here.

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

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  23. What an adventure and we are in suspense wondering what will happen in the next edition.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  24. Great Scot what an adventure Nissy but I keep telling you Magic closet are a safer way to travel you just think where you want to go and there you are at the nearest closet to where you whant to be ,hmm not sure kitties can work closets better try your first trip with me Nissy,are you up for another adventure?xx Speedy

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    1. I sure am! Can't teleport at the mo. Teleportation device is in the shop. Goodness knows WHAT Seville is doin' to it, out there.

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  25. I don't THINK they call the plants their babies, but maybe they whisper to them out of our earshot!

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  26. MOL..Necata canipbis...OMC you really must feel high in the sky now...MOL :D Great adventure!

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  27. Huh. Still no nip in my mailbox. I might have to send the Human over to Savannah's to see if she's hiding it from me.

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  28. Wow! That was some trip (mol)...
    We were effur so excited, reading this.

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  29. What a fantabulous story!!! Well done Nerissa & Dash & Savannah...I totally enjoyed your story...I wonder where the Catnip went???? I feel a sequel coming on... ;)
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xoxo

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  30. This better than a teebee show!!

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  31. Great story, Nerissa! We don't have your nip though. We tried to plant some, used lots and lots of seed. Only one small, sorry, plant is struggling up from our planter. We're not good at gardening.

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  32. OMC! I want to try Necata canipbis now!

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  33. I think you're all having one big flashback, but my was it fun!

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  34. Very exciting trip. Thank you for sharing

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  35. Very exciting trip. Thank you for sharing

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  36. I am interesting in that rare catnip too because, like Savvy, I don't care for nip (unlike Texas - oh my!). I hope you find more!

    Thank you too for stopping at Texas' blog for wishing me a happy purrthday. I am sorry to be late but the humans says late is better than never (well, I say it depends what we are talking about but anyway...).

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  37. Yeah, teleport over here with a little Nip when you can--that Southern Comfort gave me SUCH a headache!

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