12. Chapter 11
I ran back to the camp, making sure to stay hidden, I shifted and ran up a tree, notching an arrow to my bow. I saw Cobalt loose rearing up as at least 4 Gagers were trying to control him. I didn't shoot, not wanting to blow my cover. I steadied myself, preparing for 4 more additions to my trophy case.
I jogged back to the trail and ran to catch up with my troop. I soon saw them in the distance trying to control a large, no huge, black horse. It was rearing and bucking trying to get away. I started to jog up to them to help when I heard a rustling in a tree nearest to the camp. I looked up to find a black shadow with a bow cocked, ready to fire. "The Cheshire Cat" I gaped to myself. My hands went straight for my gun. I wasn't the best shot but I could hit him. I poised myself looking through the scope and fired.
I was about to take my first shot when pain ran through my leg, my hands went to my thigh which was bleeding a lot. I lost my balance and fell from the tree with a thud. I grimaced in pain trying to keep quiet. To late. The 4 Gagers were now joined by a fifth, and walking slowly over to me. My dad's words rang through my mind "Don't let them catch you" I tried to stand but fell down again, fear ran through me like poison. The Gagers got to me and one poked me with the end of his gun, I staggered back trying to make sure they didn't see my face. "Get up Cheshire Cat, there's someone who wants to see you" they said as they hoisted me to my feet. "Now, whats your real name, Cheshire?" the one asked me, about to pull my hood off, I quickly sacked him with my knee and whistled, Cobalt shot through the crowd of Gagers, knocking them down. I grabbed Cobalts mane and hoisted myself up, riding bareback. "Shoot him!!" I heard them scream. I galloped away just as they started to shoot at us.