Part 12 Training time Part 1
(Continues from chapter 6)
(on Thunder Clan territory)
It was early morning. The sun was just starting to shine. America was lying on his back snoring, he was the only one of the countries that wasn’t awake yet. Some of the clan cats have just learned the hard way, how not to try and wake him up. Dustpelt was still peeling himself off the wall from America subconsciously kicking him.
England walked up to the group of cats gathered around America trying to figure out how to wake him up. “The git still isn’t up?” He asked Lionblaze.
Lionblaze nodded. “This guy is probably the heaviest sleeper I’ve ever seen. How the hell does he wake up period?!” he said.
England sighed. “Allow me.” He said. He walked up to america’s sleeping figure and cleared his throat. “Hey America! Canada has pancakes!” He said.
The clan cats gave a confused look at England, but before they could say anything, America’s eyes shot wide open. “PANCAKES?! PANCAKES!!!!!” He yelled before starting to bounce off the walls. “Where are the pancakes?! WHERE ARE THE PANCAKES?!?!” He Yelled at/asked England as he stopped in front of him, his tail standing straight up in excitement.
“There are no pancakes you git. We’re in the middle of a bloody forest! There aren’t any pancakes for miles!” England said. America’s tail drooped as he began to frown.
“That was cruel dude!” He said pouting.
“Just go get some breakfast, you git. And only grab ONE mouse!” England said to him. The day before, the warriors had taught them about some of the clan traditions, including Sharing tongues(Which all the countries refused to take part in), and about what they ate: raw meat. They were a bit disgusted at first, but in the end, nobody but chia really minded, and that was just because he thought it tasted bland. America grumbled as he walked over to the fresh kill pile.
After everyone had finished eating, Brambleclaw walked up to them to make an announcement. “ Ok. You four, I mean FIVE will be split up into two groups. One will go and practice hunting first, While the other group will practice fighting. After a while you will meet up at the training hollow and switch. Understood?” He said. All the cats nodded. “Good.” he said, “ Lionblaze and Berrynose, you will teach America, England and China how to hunt and then see how good they are at fighting later on. Dustpelt and Cloudtail, you are with Japan and...I’m sorry, who are you again?”
Canada hung his head and sighed. “I’m Canada!” He said/whispered.
“Ah, yes...Canada...anyways, you are to see how much they know about fighting first, then take them hunting. After both of the groups have finished, you will show them the borders, so they know which territory is which.” Brambleclaw finished.
“Awesome dude! We’re a team!” America said wrapping a forepaw around England in a semi hug and laughing.
“Bloody fantastic...” England said sarcastically and rolled his eyes. The two groups then split ways as they entered the forest.
The three countries and two clan cats were standing in the forest. “Ok everyone, let’s get down to buisness.” Lionblaze said.
“To defeat the huns?” China asked excitedly and perked up. England and America snickered a bit.
“Uh...no...” Lionblaze said giving China a weird look. China looked at the ground and his tail drooped. “It’s time to show you the hunters crouch.” he said. “First you crouch down low to the ground, as such. Make sure your tail is low so the prey can’t see you, but not brushing the ground.” lionblaze said demonstrating, crouching low to the ground. The countries did as he did and crouched as well. “Then you move slowly and lightly acrossed the forest floor, inching closer to the target until you are within jumping distance while being as quiet and stepping as lightly as possible. Remember, a mouse will feel your vibrations of movement through the ground before they see or smell you. Also...” Lionblaze trailed off as he noticed something. It was quiet, too quiet. America hadn’t spoken in awhile. He looked over his shoulder to see only two of the three cats he was supposed to be teaching! “Ok, Where’s America?” he asked.
Berrynose and the two remaining countries looked to see the fluffy white and brown cat that was america was missing! “Where the bloody hell did that git go?!” England exclaimed.
“Aiyah! Why can’t that idiot pay attention for five seconds, aru?!” China exclaimed.
Lionblaze sighed. “Ok everyone, let’s split up and find America. We’ll meet back up here in a little while. Try to catch something while you’re out looking, ok?” he said. The others all nodded and split up into the forest.
“All right, let’s see how much you know.” Dustpelt said as he looked at the two cats before him. “We’re going to have a clean practice fight to see how much you know, it will save us time so we won’t have to start over from the basics.” he clarified, “Any questions?”
Japan raised his paw. “Hia.” he said, “Are there any rures we must farrow?”
Dustpelt nodded. “Yes, claws must be sheathed at all times. Also you can’t use your teeth and when someone says stop you have to stop.” “Ok, Japan. You’re up first.”
Japan looked surprised. “Oh, ok.” He said as he walked up to Dustpelt so that they were facing each other. Dustpelt got into a crouching position while Japan just seemed to stand there. Japan then bowed and waited expectantly.
Dustpelt was confused. “You have to bow back.” Canada said. Dustpelt did so and then got back into his fighting stance.
Japan moved his paws to get into a stance, but then disappeared in a blurr. Dustpelt stood up. “Where did he go?” he asked when suddenly he saw a blur come from his left and something smack him across the face. He looked around, but didn’t see anything. Suddenly he felt something smack him on the back of his head and he jumped, turning around just in time to see a black and white blur wizz past. “Japan?” he asked in the direction of which the blur disappeared. He looked around wildly, trying to figure out where the blur was going to come from next. Suddenly, something rammed into his side, flipping him over onto his back, and darted away. The black and white blur attacked three more times, coming from all different directions, confusing Dustpelt, until he finally shouted, ”STOP!” Japan appeared in front of him. Cloudtail was gaping at what had just happened. Canada wasn’t the least bit surprised.
“Eto...How did I do?” Japan asked.
Dustpelt just stared at him as he got up. “Wha-what was that?! How did you do that?!” He asked surprised.
Japan tilted his head to the side. “Haven’t you ever heard of ninjutsu?” he asked.
“Nin-what now?” Cloudtail spoke up saying.
“Ninjutsu. It is an ancient martiar art form that uses speed and stearth against one's opponent.” Japan explained.
“Well whatever it was, it was amazing!” Dustpelt exclaimed.
“Nani?! You rearry thought it was that amazing?” japan said surprised.
“Yup” Dustpelt said before turning to Canada and saying, “ Ok...Canada, You’re up next!”
‘Oh maple..’ Canada thought. For once he wished he was ignored.
After about an hour of searching, they still had no luck in finding America. Lionblaze sighed. They had all met up back where they started their training. “Well, since we couldn’t find America, we might as well see what everyone caught.” He said. Everyone had managed to catch at least one thing. “I caught a squirrel.” he said.
“I caught a mouse, aru.” China said.
“I nabbed a rather quick bird.” England said presenting his catch.
“Ha! I did better that all of you! Just look at how big this rabbit is!” Berrynose said proudly, flaunting the rabbit he caught. The others gave him an annoyed glare, when suddenly, they heard something coming. They heard something large being dragged through the brush, breaking twigs and dead wood as it came. Then, through the bushes, a large dead male deer was pushed into the clearing. The cats stared at it in shock when all of a sudden, America jumped on top of the carcass.
“Hey dudes!” He said loudly, “Look what I caught! Check it! It’s got six points!” he said happily before laughing. China and England calmed down while the two other cats just looked more shocked than ever.
“America, why am I not surprised?” England said sarcastically.
“A-america?! Did you bring down a DEER?!” Lionblaze said still in shock.
“Well DUH! I wasn’t going to get it as road kill, I mean, that’s just nasty dude.” America said laughing again.
“Uhhhh.....Hunting lesson over.” Lionblaze said as america continued to laugh.
(meanwhile...last time, I promise.)
Canada sat up in the tree. It wasn’t that he was scared to fight like italy was, he just didn’t want to. He’s not as strong as his brother, but he could still fight almost just as well with the right motivation, but motivation was just something he didn’t have right now. He was a kind, calm, peaceful country, not one that could just attack on command.
“Come on Canada! Get down, you need some training!” Cloudtail called from bellow, getting quite annoyed. Suddenly the bushes rustled and five cats stepped out. it was Lionblaze, Berrynose, America, England, and China.
“What’s up dudes?” America asked Cloudtail.
“Your brother won’t come down to train!” Cloudtail said annoyed.
“He won’t?” America said looking puzzled. He looked up at his brother who was in the tree, and then smiled getting an idea. “Hey Canada! Get down here dude! i have an epic surprise for you!” Canada looked at America curiously. He cautiously got down the tree and walked over to America skeptically. “Wait here.” America said. He disappeared into the bush for a second before coming out with a whistle around his neck and a hockey puck in his mouth. Canada’s eyes widened a bit.
“..A hockey puck? Where the bloody hell did you get a hockey puck?!” England asked surprised.
America just shrugged his shoulders and said, “I dunno. Found it.” He then blew the whistle and something about canada changed. His eyes widen and a look of determination spread on his face. “Heh heh, Sorry dude!” America said sheepishly to cloudtail before dropping the puck and hitting it to where it skidded and landed near Cloudtail’s paws. Canada turned his face towards Cloudtail, an angry look on his face. The warriors looked confused for a second before Canada began charging towards Cloudtail full speed. The poor white cat barely had time to brace himself before Canada body slammed into him, sending him flying towards a tree. America blew the whistle after Canada got control of the puck.
Canada snapped back to normal almost instantly. “ Wha-what just happened?” he said looking around confused. The warriors were gaping at Canada.
“I should be asking the same thing! OW!” Cloudtail said slowly getting up. “What was that?!?!”
“Hockey rage, dude.” America said in a matter-of-fact tone.
“Maple! Did I do that?! I’m sorry!” Canada said realizing what had happened. “America! Why would you make me do that, eh?! That was cruel!”
“Sorry dude, but you weren’t going to practice fighting otherwise!” America retorted.
Canada sighed. “ Maple...Next time don’t do that ok!” He said. ‘Well, at least I found my motivation: If I don’t practice like a normal cat, america will make me go into hockey rage mode!’ he thought.
( small Time Skip)
“Now that the other group is done with training for fighting it’s your guys’ turns.” Lionblaze said looking at the three countries. “First round will be with China and Berrynose. The next one will be between me and America. The last one will be Berrynose against England.” he said, “The rules are simple, no claws, no teeth, and we stop as soon as someone says so or someone has been pinned.” The three countries nodded in understanding. “Ok, First up is China and Berrynose.”
China stood up and walked over in front of Berrynose. He then bowed. Berrynose stood there confused.”What was that for?” he said.
China looked annoyed. “It’s a tradition for my people to bow to each other before we spar, aru.” he said.
“Uh ok...” Berrynose said, then bowed. He got into a crouch while China stood wobbly up on his hind legs. Berrynose charged at China and leaped into the air, attempting to tackle China. at the last moment China grabbed one of Berrynose’s fore legs and slammed him into the ground while yelling a loud “HIYA!” Berrynose got up wobbly and turned to face china again who was now in a crouch. Berrynose ran towards him, attempting another tackle, when China delivered a sweep kick, tripping Berrynose and sending him flying. He rolled acrossed the ground until he came to a stop, his stomach facing the air.
He was about to get up when China placed a paw on his chest and said, “I win, aru!” Lionblaze was looking in shock at China. Berrynose got up and walked away, glaring at China. China just smiled smugly and walked over to where the two other countries were sitting.
“Awesome job China! High five!” America exclaimed holding a paw in the air. China looked at it for a second before sighing and high fiving America. “Now it’s my turn! All right!’ America said pumped as he walked over to Lionblaze.
Both of them got into a crouch and America attacked first. He swiped a sheathed paw at Lionblaze but he dodged it. Lionblaze attempted the same move on America and he dodged it as well, but while doing so sent another swipe at Lionblaze, this time it hit Lionblaze’s check. His head jerked violently to the side and a crack came from his neck. He stood like that, wide eyed for a moment, but then took a few steps back and shook his head, getting back into the fight. When he did though, America dealt another powerful hit sending Lionblaze flying backwards. ‘Dang this cat is strong! he thought. He quickly got up and began charging towards America, hoping to tackle him. America Just raise one paw as Lionblaze came closer and then suddenly, BAM! America’s paw came down on Lionblaze’s head. The force of America’s caused him to slump to the ground. He tried to get up but America was holding him down with enough force, it was surprising it didn’t crush Lionblaze’s head! Lionblaze could only think one thing as he got up from the ground once America released him, ‘I-I lost?!’
The two groups joined back up again as they headed for the Thunder Clan border. Berrynose was keeping well away from England after that spar they had. Berrynose had gotten a few blows in in the beginning, but after Berrynose attempted to taunt England, the nation had gone into his pirate mode, and began hitting Berrynose with every trick in the book. By the end of it, Berrynose was practically begging for mercy. Even though it had been a complete hour after they had sparred, Lionblaze still couldn’t stop thinking about how he had lost. ‘H-how was it even possible! I’m supposed to be undefeatable in battle! Star Clan said said so! How could I possible loose?!’ he thought.
He was snapped out of his thoughts when he heard Dustpelt announce, “And this is the Shadow Clan border.”
China sniffed at the border and then covered his nose with his paw. “Aiyah! It smells worse than a three week old gym sock that has been dipped in one of England’s stews, aru!” He said in disgust.
The warriors looked confused at China but England’s fur fluffed up. “HEY!” he yelled at China.
“Vell, Vell, Vell! If it isn’t the unawesome English snob!” a voice said.
Everyone turned to see a white cat with red eyes, a blue cat, and a large brown puffball that looked more like a dog than a cat with two Shadow Clan warriors on the opposite side of the border.
“Prussia?!” The countries on the Thunder Clan side of the border exclaimed in unison.
To be continued.....