Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat Vol. II

  • By Rubyn Frey

     

    In many ways Ji'sari was a typical Khajiit, they have a tendency towards very sweet things and also to develop various abilities that may cause them to cross paths with the authorities. Often as a very young kit, Ji'sari wished to test herself but also had a yearning for something sweet.

     

    On one such occasion it was a yearning for some sweet Dune gnocchi, Ji'sari slipped out of her room and across the rooftops, sometimes leaping from roof to roof, or if the jump was too far, dropping down and passing unseen across roads or alleyways and finding a way back up to the rooftops to continue making her way to the market which was close to the warehouse district, but not so close that she would could cause any concern to her father or his employer. Reaching the inn nearby Ji'sari quietly dropped from the roof onto some conveniently stacked crates.

     

    Pausing and observing the various merchants and their customers for a time, she then slipped under a table and waited, ensuring that she could see, but be unseen. The various stalls of sweet treats and meats were busy as local Khajiit picked up their supplies, occasional stalls of household goods and fine fabrics were less busy but visited by nobles or, servants sent on errands by their masters.

     

    Waiting for the opportune moment Ji'sari, slipped behind a large group making their way around the market, to the next stall, where again she waited. Ji'sari repeated the process until she reached the sweet traders stall, the strong smell of cinnamon and other treats filling her senses. The traders robes of red and tan were long and flowing, the under robes in silk, the over robes in a heavy cotton to keep out the dust which would blow around the city when the winds came in from the deserts. A purse to his right heavy with coin, and a deep fold to the left giving an indication to Ji'sari that a pocket lay within.

     

    Cautiously our kit slipped some coins into the pocket, taking care not to disturb the fabric more than a gentle breeze disturbs a tree, and then, reached slowly from under the stall to pick up the tempting gnocchi, still warm to the touch. A large hand covered hers, enclosing the hand and the gnocchi which lay within, and dragged Ji'sari from her hiding place, the Raht guard hauling her to her feet.

     

    “That one!” The sweet trader growled, “again!”

     

    “This one did not do anything,” claimed the kit.

     

    “You cannot deny, you have been caught red handed,” rumbled the guard.

     

    Ji’sari wriggled until her tunic came loose from the firm grip, and made off with a start, giggling. “Oh yes, ha, check Khajiit pocket!”

     

    Running off towards the back of the inn, quickly finding a a safe place to hide her prize in her leather pouch, Ji'sari climbed back up to the rooftops. Finding a spot to again observe the goings on of the market, she settled back to enjoy her sweet Dune gnocchi with some blackberry flavoured milk from a small earthenware flask tied onto her belt.

     

    Yes, Ji’sari, while a typical mischievous kit, was also honourable, the thrill was in taking, not being caught and being in places no one would suspect, but never in stealing.

     

     

     

    Book Location: Ysolda's bookcase, Whiterun, Skyrim

     

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Comments

5 Comments   |   Shy Knight of the Shovel and 4 others like this.
  • Sotek
    Sotek   ·  September 15
    You have such a way with these Meli........ 
    Ji'sari goes from strength to strength. 
  • SpottedFawn
    SpottedFawn   ·  September 6
    I like that she has a code of honor, looking forward to more adventures. You refer to her as a 'kit', how old would that be in human years? Just curious.
    • Meli
      Meli
      SpottedFawn
      SpottedFawn
      SpottedFawn
      I like that she has a code of honor, looking forward to more adventures. You refer to her as a 'kit', how old would that be in human years? Just curious.
        ·  September 7
      I would say for the sweet Dune gnocchi event around 7 or 8 years old, apparently per ESO the lifespan is around the same as the human races, not much official lore on the topic before that, or I just haven't found it yet :-)
  • Paws
    Paws   ·  September 5
    Dune gnocchi and blackberry milk :) I am glad Ji'sari isn't my cat. Coming home without her tunic one day, escorted by Thalmor the next... never a dull moment, but man, the worry! :D
    • Meli
      Meli
      Paws
      Paws
      Paws
      Dune gnocchi and blackberry milk :) I am glad Ji'sari isn't my cat. Coming home without her tunic one day, escorted by Thalmor the next... never a dull moment, but man, the worry! :D
        ·  September 5
      :D :D (@)

      Thanks Phil, I'm hoping to keep the mischievous streak going for at least another set.