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A smirk plays across his lips as he regards his next conquest. A month of petty crimes has prepared him for this most glorious challenge, and his eagerness to meet it is only tempered by his desire to have this moment witnessed by the largest audience possible. This may be, after all, his swansong.


He watches placidly as they file in, glasses clinking, voices chattering, and each and every one of them oblivious to the show they're about to experience. He rehearses the moment in his head, visualizes each movement as it must surely unfold. He glances across at his usual partner; she is standing before the fireplace, her eyes cautioning him to reconsider this risky venture. He squares his shoulders in resolute defiance and makes his initial run.


No one notices the swiftly moving ball of orange fur, but everyone sees the brightly lit and beribboned tree take its inevitable tumble toward the floor as the kitten squeals and grips the falling angel. When the fir hits the carpet, he scampers, the angel dangling from his teeth, his small body dodging rolling glass balls and the feet of the party guests who are now rushing between the tree and the kitchen or consoling the weeping hostess. He hides beneath his master's bed and chews at the wings of his glittering prize. No swansong this time. He plans his next conquest.


This entry was written in response to the Week Eight prompt at [livejournal.com profile] therealljidol. No kittens were harmed in the writing of this post.

on 2009-12-20 10:41 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] lavendergem.livejournal.com
This was made of win!

on 2009-12-23 03:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed!

on 2009-12-20 10:46 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mstrobel.livejournal.com
I wasn't expecting that! Loved it :) Aren't kittens wonderful? I'm glad no kittens were harmed, pity the same thing can't be said for angels ;-)

on 2009-12-23 03:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
So glad you enjoyed it! As for the angel, it was over so quickly, I think it felt no pain...

on 2009-12-23 03:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
I aim to please...

on 2009-12-20 11:06 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] seasongs.livejournal.com
This is awesome.

on 2009-12-23 03:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks!

on 2009-12-20 12:36 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] stormkitty.livejournal.com
Totally awesome. :)

on 2009-12-23 03:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

on 2009-12-20 03:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kutiechick.livejournal.com
HAHA, love it! We have a naughty cat at home who tries to hug the tree like every 5 minutes.

Great take on the prompt! :)

on 2009-12-23 03:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Glad you enjoyed it! 2 of ours have taken trees down...never a pretty sight!

on 2009-12-20 04:47 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com
LOL. THat sounds like Steve's cat. She thinks she's a fierce hunter.

on 2009-12-23 03:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
They have those instincts, I'm told, but I wish we could dial it down a bit!

on 2009-12-20 10:51 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] rattsu.livejournal.com
*melts*

on 2009-12-23 03:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
*mops up*

on 2009-12-23 03:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks!

on 2009-12-21 01:54 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] alycewilson.livejournal.com
Nice twist!

on 2009-12-23 03:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks!

on 2009-12-21 04:29 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cacophonesque.livejournal.com
This was composed so well. And, well, he's after my own heart.

on 2009-12-23 03:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Orange fluff balls are irresistibly dangerous! I'm glad you enjoyed!

on 2009-12-21 08:31 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] karmasoup.livejournal.com
PurrFECTion!

on 2009-12-23 03:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
LOL--thanks!

on 2009-12-21 12:31 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] baxaphobia.livejournal.com
Gotta love kitties! hahahahahahah

on 2009-12-23 03:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
What's not to love? *grins*

on 2009-12-23 03:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks!

on 2009-12-21 08:29 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] roina-arwen.livejournal.com
Very fun! I'd be more likely to believe it of a full grown cat then a kitten (who to me is not big enough to knock over a tall tree), but all in all well done!

on 2009-12-23 03:26 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks!

On size: You'd think they wouldn't have it in them, but my hubby says it's something about force and center of gravity--I had a kitten once nearly knock down a 6 ft. tall (and full) bookcase by launching itself from a rocking chair.

on 2009-12-21 09:41 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] norda.livejournal.com
This made me miss my own "ace of aces".

on 2009-12-23 03:26 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
*hugs*

on 2009-12-21 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] shadowwolf13
Cute! I was concerned at first but I love the turn it took. :D

on 2009-12-23 03:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Glad I could amuse! Thanks!

on 2009-12-22 02:11 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] java-fiend.livejournal.com
lol... very awesome. Nicely done!

on 2009-12-23 03:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks!

on 2009-12-22 04:11 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] joeymichaels.livejournal.com
Ah, a Merry Catmas to all, and to all, a good bite. :D

on 2009-12-23 03:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
ROFL! They do own the place...

on 2009-12-22 02:19 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] notbatman.livejournal.com
I hate mirroring a dozen other comments, but this was awesome. :)

on 2009-12-23 03:28 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks--I'm glad you enjoyed it!

on 2009-12-22 04:19 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] onda-bianca.livejournal.com
Awww, cute!:)

on 2009-12-23 03:28 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks!

on 2009-12-22 06:28 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] so-small.livejournal.com
Awwwww!!!! Animals are the cutest "troublemakers" ever!

on 2009-12-23 03:28 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Yes, yes they are--they rely on that cuteness to get them out of many a scrape...

on 2009-12-23 06:49 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_mysticalelf/
lol...great entry that sure made me smile. :)

on 2009-12-23 03:28 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks--glad I could bring a bit of joy!

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