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TITLE (EDIT)
The Ivy Cave
DESCRIPTION
Kiinaq is slowly making his way back to the shore. No-leaf is fading and Snow-ground is coming back. He is almost there when a twisting tunnel maze stands in his way. He tries desperately to get past, but he soon gets lost. Rain is falling fast, and if he can't find his way out he'll drown! An Ivy tendril snakes into a puzzle, and can he find out the answer before a flood strikes?
[1,192 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Animal
AUTHOR
Xie
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[July 2015]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (35)
Ancient History Of The Ice (Children) After escaping from an elaborate camp of black and brown bears, Tonrar attempts to lead his bears back to their camp. He becomes lost, but Kiinaq, the former leader, shows Tonrar the Path of the Ancie... [1,016 words] [Animal]
Bear Battle (Children) Taqqiq and Siqiniq are safe, and everything seems fine. But enemies are everywhere, and a new threat rises. Ambushed and taken prisoner, are Tonrar and his bears to die like this, or can they break ou... [837 words] [Animal]
Bear Ice (Children) With Robin and Droplet gone, Kiinaq is facing his worst enemy: Remorse. He thinks he can get rid of it, but thinking and doing are two very different things, and when he decides to leave his family an... [808 words] [Animal]
Blood Sun (Children) After a dreaded battle and a horrific disaster, the bears settle for a few pounding moments to relish the last of their home before they set off. When they awaken, another battle is in place. The sun ... [816 words] [Animal]
Calm Before The Storm (Children) A great battle is on it's way, but does any bear know? The battle of the Forest Thieves is over, and every bear has settled to live temporarily on the Snowy Mountain's slope. But the leader of the For... [649 words] [Animal]
Claimed (Children) On word if returning to the ice, give three cheers! Kiinaq and the Ice Tribe are journeying back to their old home. But sacrifices are made along the way, and when they make it, a battle is fate. Such... [1,376 words] [Animal]
Driven Out (Children) Even though enemies have come and gone, Kiinaq still feels unsettled. As humans come to destroy the forest, Kiinaq looks to the Moon Tree. When the Celestial Storm comes and destroys it with a bolt of... [721 words] [Animal]
Heading For The Stars (Children) Kiinaq's time has come and gone, and now it's time for a completely new hero! Tonrar is still soft as a cub as he enters the trial of becoming the leader of the tribe that cared for him as a cub. His ... [1,633 words] [Animal]
Icy Wind (Children) Claw and Silver are safe, and Flash is healing nicely. What happens when disaster strikes, and Droplet's life is on the line? When an icy chill blows, what happens no one knows! [692 words]
Kiinaq's Dictionary (Short Stories) A dictionary for words in my books. [44 words] [Animal]
Kiinaq's Home (Poetry) A poem for the icy tundra where Kiinaq was raised. [102 words] [Animal]
Kiinaq's Story (Children) From ever since he was a kitten, Kiinaq's thought he was a bear. When he becomes the successor of their Leader, Iji, she tells him the tale of how he was a cat, and how he ended up on the frozen Pacif... [720 words] [Animal]
Land Invasion (Children) Kiinaq has returned home, and the tribe warmly welcomes him back. As he announces his arrival and that they are returning to the ice, the Dark Pack, now known as the Thunder Pack, wage war. When every... [1,043 words] [Animal]
Little Legends Warrior Cats (Children) Ever wondered how Fourtrees became the gathering place? Why leaders were given nine lives? How medicine cats received prophecies? These tiny tales, passed down through generations and generations of w... [970 words] [Fan Fiction]
Louis Jolliet And Jacque Marquette (Reference) A few facts about Louis Jolliet and Jacque Marquette. [187 words] [History]
Lurking Shadows (Children) With Tonrar safe, Kiinaq let his bears feast and rest. Kiinaq is worried about losing more bears, but after a prophethetic dream, he is calm and determined. He makes Tonrar a trainee, and Tonrar seems... [1,045 words] [Animal]
Mountain Shadow (Children) - [808 words]
New Territory (Children) As the group arrive in new territory, anger at the humans for driving them out turns into guilt, regret, and tested loyalty. When Kiinaq's devotion is on trial, can he prove to his family he is trustw... [1,154 words] [Animal]
Nindroids, The Battle With The Digital Overlord (Short Stories) The ninja are caught. They escape, but you won't believe who caught them. The Digital Overlord has finally arisen to his full height, and he has began to oppose the ninja. Can the elements stop him, o... [967 words] [Fan Fiction]
Oakclaw's Struggle Part 1 (Novels) Oakclaw's fury may have settled, but the bitterness he felt when Rabbitstar, his father, betrayed him, was still there. When he notices that Skyclan, now Iceclan, is still alive, he is angry. He is fo... [938 words] [Fan Fiction]
Oakclaw's Struggle Part 2 (Children) Oakclaw's fury may have settled, but the bitterness he felt when Rabbitstar, his father, betrayed him, was still there. When he notices that Skyclan, now Iceclan, is still alive, he is angry. He is fo... [1,205 words] [Fan Fiction]
Oakclaw's Struggle Part 3 (Novels) Oakclaw's fury may have settled, but the bitterness he felt when Rabbitstar, his father, betrayed him, was still there. When he notices that Skyclan, now Iceclan, is still alive, he is angry. He is fo... [1,032 words] [Fan Fiction]
Oakclaw's Struggle Part 4 (Novels) Oakclaw's fury may have settled, but the bitterness he felt when Rabbitstar, his father, betrayed him, was still there. When he notices that Skyclan, now Iceclan, is still alive, he is angry. He is fo... [1,351 words] [Fan Fiction]
Open Your Eyes (Warrior Cats) (Children) What if Jayfeather wasn't blind? What if he had a greater destiny than the prophecy? What if the Dark Forest wasn't going to attack? What if Jayfeather and his littermates were Ashfur's and Squirrelfl... [2,085 words] [Fan Fiction]
Return Home (Children) Once Kiinaq becomes Leader, he is crushed beneath an avalanche of problems. When a fierce tabby tom comes and claims Kiinaq as his own, will he return to his home, or will he chose to be with the trou... [597 words] [Animal]
Snowy Mountain (Children) As Leopard and Kiinaq travel home, Leopard tells Kiinaq his real name, Flame, and the story before he went to the ice. When they meet a band of dogs that speak cat with a leader that has a grudge with... [1,197 words] [Animal]
Strange Omen (Children) After a raging flood, everyone is safe and sound. The tribe has decided to go to the mountains to find a new home. But darkness haunts them all, and a strange omen has enwrapped Kiinaq in its propheth... [961 words] [Animal]
The Finale: Battle Of Legends: Part 2 (Children) It has come. The storm. The storm is coming. Each tribe must unite or die in order to defend their lives and hierarchy. The Forest Thieves are tricky, but is this outburst a trick? Can Tonrar make the... [549 words] [Animal]
The Finale: Battles Of Legends: Part 3 (Children) It has come. The storm. The storm is coming. Each tribe must unite or die in order to defend their lives and hierarchy. The Forest Thieves are tricky, but is this outburst a trick? Can Tonrar make the... [672 words] [Animal]
The Moon Tree (Children) Leopard and Kiinaq have returned home. A happy reunion has ended the haunting memories of a battle trial, and life has been kind with two new siblings. But Kiinaq is changing, and a battle is on the w... [1,084 words] [Animal]
Through The Darkness (Children) What's happening? Who am I fighting? A battle of chaos is on it's way, and can Tonrar's tribe defeat he who leads the Forest Thieves? [1,925 words] [Animal]
Titan Of The Sea (Short Stories) When war breaks out, the ancestors of the star spirits are not pleased. Can they stop the gruesome battle, or is everything to be destroyed? [385 words] [Action]
Tonrar's Wisdom: The World In Tonrar's Eyes (Poetry) Is Tonrar what he seems? He acts like a cub, yes; and he is a cub, yes. But with the heavy burden of leadership, he has learned much. Discover what he has learned throughout his endless travels, from ... [433 words] [Mystical]
Warrior Cats Quiz! (Children) Step right up, step right up! You will read these riddles and guess which cat I am describing! This is to recommend you read the warrior cats series, which belongs to Erin Hunter, not me. Contact me w... [268 words] [Fan Fiction]
Water Rising (Children) Mud and Kiinaq say good bye as two worlds pull them apart. Grief can crash down like a wave on the tribe as many leave them in a single sun. As a sea water flood rises and engulfs the camp, can Kiinaq... [762 words] [Animal]
The Ivy Cave
Xie

Prologue

"He's so blue... And she reminds me of Kiinaq!" A young male was whispering. He was staring with wide eyes at two kittens he had pulled out of the water. "Maybe... Maybe they are his kits?" The huge white bear paused to sniff each of them. "They smell of milk... And a faint scent of... Kiinaq!" He began to rub their fur the wrong way. Once they were dry and warm, he picked both of them up by the scruff. The ginger one let out a mewl, and the silvery blue bundle of fur merely grunted. He dragged them back to the camp. After licking out sand and dirt from between his pads, he walked into his cave. A white she bear was looking at him. "Auq, are those Kiinaq's littermates?" Auq shook his head. Not in a reply but simply to get rid of the sea-tendril between his ears. "Maybe... If they are his younger. Oh, Imiq, I don't know what to do! Would Kiinaq take them in or would he leave them to die?" Imiq nuzzled Auq's shoulder. "He gave you the choice."

Chapter 1

Kiinaq had been traveling for days. He limped from a shoulder wound that he had from a vigorous tussle with a wolf pack. He found a river and bent down to drink. As he lapped thirstily and greedily at the water, he saw green flash at the edge of his vision. Licking droplets off his muzzle, he padded over to inspect it. It was hornwort! Hornwort would heal his wound. He stripped the plant out from between two stones and began chewing it. He licked the pulp into his wound and began limping again. After wading into the river, he began to wait for a salmon. He had met a friendly brown bear named Hashi and had learned to hunt like a brown bear. After a while, he realized this river didn't have any fish. He padded out and continued his journey.

Chapter 2

Kiinaq trekked up the mountain. His claws dug into countless cracks in the ancient rock when he felt rumbling beneath his paw-pads. He ignored it, but it kept becoming stronger and stronger until it was too late. He was already almost to the High Peak when an avalanche struck. He was flabbergasted as the snowy chunks rolled down the slope. He turned tail and ran. He pounded down the steep mountainside, his limp vanishing now that his life was on the line. He spotted ivy hanging from a cavern entrance as he slid down. He hurled himself into the cave as the avalanche hit him and everything went black.

Chapter 3

Kiinaq groaned as he woke up. He was in a dark tunnel. An old, hairless cat was chewing up herbs. He began smothering it on his shoulder. He vaguely recognized marigold through the stinging pain. The old cat turned and left. After a few heartbeats it returned. It was carrying a package of bundled herbs. He dropped them by Kiinaq's paws and commanded, "Eat." Kiinaq eyed the herbs carefully, then replied, "Okay..." Kiinaq's wound had healed cleanly, and he was ready to run, but he ate them anyway. He swallowed them and realized it was chamomile. The old cat was back with daisy, juniper berries, honey, lamb's ear, ragwort, ragweed, and sorrel. He mixed in some heather nectar and soon it was done. He threw the mixture into Kiinaq's gaping muzzle and instructed, "Swallow." Kiinaq mumbled an inaudible response. He gulped down the herbs and saw a seal next to him. "Have some. I caught it for you." Kiinaq began chomping on the meat, sending blubbery, oily fat down his throat. He was famished! By the time he was done, he found that he was also thirsty. But the cat had gone. After a long time, Kiinaq began to wonder if the cat would return.

Chapter 4

Kiinaq decided he was done waiting. He rose to his paws feebly, but after testing each of them, he realized he was fine. He turned to head to outside when he realized he was blocked in! He scraped vigorously and furiously at the snow, but it must have been a long time for the snow had frozen solid. Kiinaq sighed, and flopped back down onto his rump. He didn't know what to do! He turned around to head back into his nest when he noticed there was light ahead. He raced forward, lunging into the tunnel. He padded down many twisting tunnels, but they all seemed to be dead ends. After a lot of scurrying around, he had gotten himself lost. He saw something on the wall of the dead end tunnel, and in the half light he made out ivy tendrils. He stared at the leaves for a long time, then he felt a droplet splatter on his muzzle. He glanced upward to sew a crack in the roof! He clawed at it until he griped the rock blocking his freedom, and heaved it aside. Scrambling up, he searched the area. He couldn't haul his bulky body out, but he did see a couple of caves in the distance. He made out white shapes moving around, and noticed he was only a tree-size away from home! He then heard rushing sounds, and down ward to see water! The tunnels were flooding! He dropped down on all fours. The water was at his belly fur already, and it was rising. "It's too late." He thought peacefully. He buried his head into the ivy and hoped it would all be over quickly. "I failed you, my tribe."

Chapter 5

He was surprised as he staggered. His head shot straight through the ivy! A tunnel led forward from where he was. He sniffed deeply, and detected fresh air! He tumbled through the tunnel as the water chased after him. The tunnel suddenly went down, and he felt the remorse of letting his hopes get too high. "Probably just the air from the crack." He wondered suddenly why he hadn't called out from the hole. Perhaps he could have caught the attention of one of his tribemates. He sighed. "Goodbye." He felt the water rise above his head as everything disappeared from sight.

Chapter 6

Suddenly he was floating above the water. He gasped loudly, and his panting echoed on the walls. He saw the slightest crack of light filtering through a crack, and he was so desperate he clawed at it. He curled his claws around a rock and hauled it out of the hole. More light blasted out. He kept clawing and clawing until he created a big hole. He took a deep breath and wriggled through. He swam upwards, the light getting brighter and brighter until he reached an exit. He gave one last kick, and all of his air was spent. He gulped in oxygen as he emerged out of the water. He shook out his pelt. He smelt the scents of sea-ice and snow. He sighed. No-leaf had ended and Snow-ground had returned. He was home, where he should have stayed for the whole time.

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