Chapter three- point of view, Anaia
Anaia woke up to the sun shining bright rays in her face. She squinted and sat up, rubbing her eyes. She looked around, and noticed only a few SAMBers were up. Tigris, who was in a deep conversation with Kitten while cooking a rabbit over the fire. Silver, who was inspecting her two silver daggers. Frostbite, who was sorting through a pile of herbs, and Cassy, who occupied herself by tossing her sword in the air. Anaia walked over to Tigris. "W-why are you cooking a rabbit? D-don't we have other food?" She asked. She gazed pitifully at the roasting rodent.
"Gone. All our food supplies are gone," Tigris said, shaking her head. Kitten was sucking on a small bone.
"We still have our medical supplies- though Frostbite is obsessing over herbs. Cooking herbs, to. She wants to give the rabbit more taste. Anyway, all that's left is a pile of ashes where the food should be," Kitten said. Anaia looked around. Just then did she noticed every bag was unzipped, with clothes and medical supplies thrown around as if the backpacks had been searched frantically. She walked over to her own. She knew she had packed different types of berries. She kneeled by her unzipped bag, and peered inside. She spotted the two small containers that held the berries. She picked them up and help them up the the light. Ashes crumbled inside. Anaia dropped them with a gasp. The containers popped open and the ashes spilled onto the ground. Anaia shivered and backed away. She looked around at the other SAMBers.
"Hey.... where is K-Kagami and P-Puppy?" she asked. Tigris flicked her tiger striped tail.
"Kagami and Puppy went to scout for a new route with Faith, Freya went with them," Tigris said. Anaia nodded and sat down by her bag. Wait- wouldn't Faith have been tired after being on guard all night? Her unspoken question was answered by Kitten.
"I took over Faith's post half way through the night," she said, yawning. She stood up and stretched. "Tigris, I think I'll take a quick nap while the other SAMBers are still waking up," she said. Tigris nodded. Anaia turned her head at a rustling sound. Swiftstar was awake, and was pushing her sleeping bag off of her.
"Did I miss anything?" She asked, yawning. She looked at Anaia. Anaia shook her head. Swiftstar accidentally kicked Grace's foot.
"What- hey!" Grace exclaimed, and rolled over. Swiftstar smirked.
"Rise and shine!" She said in a sing-song voice. Grace grunted and closed her eyes again. A few minutes later, Kodah and Cleo woke up.
"What's for breakfast?" Kodah asked, hopping to her feet.
"Slime," Cleo replied, and threw a small pillow at her head. Kodah caught it and glared at Cleo. Anaia smiled. Maybe the SAMBers would finally start getting along. She jumped at a scream.
"That's Puppy! Anaia, Kodah, guard the camp! Everyone else come with me!" Tigris screeched. Anaia panicked, looking around until she spotted her lance. She grabbed and held it, as she watched the other SAMBers run towards the scream. Anaia shivered. I fear the worst!