Talsy scampered through the woods as fast as his legs would take him, his heart pumping wildly in his chest out of fear. The young neko was a pet of one of the prince's in the kingdom, a cruel, arrogant man, and he finally escaped his clutches after weeks of building his courage to do so. It was no easy feat sliding past the guards, and he somehow managed it, but not without his disappearance from the prince's quarters being noticed. And so he was on the run. The boy skittered around a large tree and through a clearing, feeling relief spread through him when he took notice of a fairly large cave that he doubted anyone would look in for him. Talsy sniffed the air as he skid to a halt at the mouth of the cave on all fours, his dark ears swiveling atop his head, listening for any signs that he wasn't alone. He panted out of exhaustion and licked at an open wound on his hand he hadn't noticed until just then, and he didn't much care at this point if there was another creature within the area (unless it would try to eat him); he just needed a place to remain hidden and recuperate.