“But now we have a chance to bring him back. And he’ll pay for betraying us.” Said Brockborn.
“SILENCE!!!!” Screamed Terrafang, with a voice that rang through the whole church, startling everybeast within. “What hast I told thee about arrogance? Never assume thou hast victory until thy sees it before thee!” All talking in the abandoned church ceased at his anyer. “We shall go.Brockborn, how long hast it taken thy two to get to the Abbey,” he continued.
“’Bout half a day’s march, sir,” he replied. “This abandoned church is just south of the place.” Hawkeye couldn’t help but snicker. “Yea. I can’t wait to get me paws on that traitorous mouse, and have his head for a trophy.”
“If anybeast shall have that mouse’s head, it’ll be I,” Said Terrafang. “That Joseph, wilst know the full wrath of Terrafang Swiftmace!” Terrafang’s whole army cheered. “Silence!!! Listen well, thou shall know that Redwall isn’t as soft as somebeast’s claim. Many vermin were slain by formidable warriors. Thou shan’t be careless, as long as thou lissens to I. We leave tomorrow midmorning.”
The following morning was as warm and sunny as yesterday. I awoke to the sunlight feeling warm on my face. I stretched and proceed to get changed, then I heard a knocking at my door. “Just a moment,” I said. After getting my sandals on, I opened the door to find a mousemaid with some young abbey babes. “Sorry, but these little dibbuns couldn’t wait to see you this morning,” said the mousemaid. She must mean the little ones, I thought. They were already starting to pull at my paws dragging me on. “C’mon, Jossef, less go be outside, said the little mole. Then I helped the mousemaid get them off of me. “Now, now. Joseph hasn’t even had breakfast yet. Let’s all get something to eat first. I’m Cornflower, buy the way.”
“I recognize you. You’re the mouse I saw sitting with Mattias at the table in front of Martin’s tapestry,” I said.
“That’s right,” she replied. “I’m his wife. I hope you’re enjoying Redwall so far. Come, let’s go to the kitchens before Basil gets his paws on anything.” Basil, like all hares were all known for being loyal and having large appetites, as much as for three or four beasts. Knowing that we were shocked to find he wasn’t there.
“Ah, there you are. Good morning, everybeast. I made porridge with candied chestnuts, pieces of apple and drizzled honey on top. You’re in for a treat, Joseph.” I assumed the overweight mouse was their friar. The babes drank Strawberry Cordial while Cornflower and I just stuck with Water. Then we went down to cavern hole to eat. At a table towards the tapestry we all sat at the same side where we could see the tapestry. I couldn’t help but admire seeing Martin in is armor leaning on his sword in the middle of the thing while all sorts of vermin were running away in every direction. The more I saw Martin, the more I couldn’t help noticing that he looks so familiar. I might have just been overthinking things, and proceeded to eat.
“There you all are. Enjoying yourselves?” I turned around to see Matthias, all dressed in a red and green tunic, with a sword strapped to his back.
“Good morning, honey,” Cornflower replied. “Sorry for taking off on you like that, but you know these dibbuns. Don’t know how to sit still.