Jellicle Moon, Jellicle Love
Disclaimer: Yes, I own 'Cats' - I have them all locked up in little cages
and I point and laugh at them everyday, poke them with cattle prods, and
when they're not looking I throw cold water over them. And if you believe
this I advise that you get some help. No I don't own Cats, if I did I
would be a goddamn millionaire, so don't sue. Trust me, you'd lose more
money getting the lawyer than you would gain from me:)
Summary: Two Jellicles meet in secret, even though they have been
forbidden to. Will their love stay as one, or the will tribe break it?
*Author note: This story is based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S.
Elliot's masterpiece 'Cats'. The story itself is self after the Jellicle
ball. You know the one; you've seen the video - were Grizabella goes to
the Heaviside layer. Oh, and on that note, all the characters are from the
video version of Cats. And lastly, before you read: In this story, when
cats see each other, they see themselves as we see them in the musical
(with human physique). However, when seen by a human they look like every
Cat does (four legs, and very cute) let's just say it's Jellicle magic.
Lies in the name of love
The Jellicle queen treaded carefully as she made her way down the garden
path trying to make little or no sound. She easily slid her slender figure
under her master's fence and paused; she sniffed the night's air and
looked around to make sure she wasn't being followed. When she was sure
the coast was clear, she quickly dashed away from her home, occasionally
glancing over her shoulder as she ran through the various streets.
After a couple of minutes of frantic running she reached her destination.
She halted to catch her breath before taking slow and nervous steps into
the deserted junkyard. She jumped up some old boxes and scanned the
vicinity with bright eyes.
"Are you here?" her voice whispered, she waited. Nothing. Not a sound in
the warm June night.
She gazed across the junkyard trying her best to find something or
When she found no movement, her head hung low as she let out a sad sigh;
he wasn't here. With a heavy heart the Jellicle queen turned and began to
Her eyes picked a sign of movement and she quickly darted her gaze to
where she had seen it. She heard a purring sound behind her and soon felt
fur pressing against her own as she was nuzzled by her lover.
"Sorry to keep you waiting" he whispered to her.
She turned and returned the affection by leaning up and pressing her lips
to his, they stayed that way for a couple of seconds before she pulled
"I didn't think you where coming" she said, he smiled and stroked the side
of her face with one hand while the other held her own within his "What,
and leave you out in the cold?" he grinned "I don't want to die too
She nudged him "Very funny" she said as she tried to hide her smile from
his ever-watchful eyes.
She was rather surprised when he didn't make a comment, but instead he
leant down and gently placed his lips to hers, purring at the attention he
was giving her, the female cat wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled
him in closer as her eyes closed and she felt his warm body press against
There was a thud and queens eyes quickly shot open as realised she was now
on the cold hard floor of the junkyard, she threw her gaze to her lover
who had jumped onto the old rusty car, a rather cheeky grin framed on his
face. "That's the second time now" he exclaimed as he suppressed his
laugher in vain.
She got up and coolly brushed the dust off her fur. Smiling, she pulled
herself back before dashing after him, however he was one step ahead of
her and he averted her by bounding up onto a broken rocking chair.
He stuck his tongue out at her in a rather kitten like fashion "That's not
going to help you" she called as she lunged forwards; but again he proved
to quick for her as he jumped over her head, she quickly turned just in
time to see him winking at her before running off. However, this didn't
sway her and soon she was off in hot pursuit.
The junkyard echoed with laugher and friendly taunts as the two Jellicles
chased each other. And before long the tomcat was back on top of the rusty
He panted heavily as he ran a new race of trying to catch his breath and
this proved to be a grave error.
"GOT YOU!" his head snapped to the direction of the voice and he felt
someone jump on his back. He groaned as he found himself being pinned down
by his queen, he looked up at her face which wore a proud smile of victory
as she looked down at him as though he was pinned prey "I give, I give" he
mewed his voice sounding quite pathetic. Leaning down the queen lightly
licked the side of his face "That's to bad, because I don't" she
There was a hiss and she barely moved her hands out of the way as her love
jumped up next to her, fur puffed out and teeth bared as he looked
franticly around the junkyard. She followed his gaze wondering what had
got him so disgruntled so fast.
With no sound or movement in the night air his face returned to its
natural state, and his fur died down. She shyly leant up and nuzzled the
side of his face trying to calm him down, "Are you okay?"
He didn't answer.
This in turn led to a brief stillness between the two, not a sound was
heard in the cool night from either one of the Jellicles as they sat in
The Jellicle queen scratched her arm, feeling rather uneasy by the silence
that had ensnared her lover.
"Do you think they suspect?" he asked, she was taken back by the
suddenness of the question "I... I don't know" she spoke softly, he sighed
and turned to her "I wish we didn't have to meet like this, I mean it not
that I don't enjoy it but I feel like we." his sentence trailed off and he
turned back away from her.
"Being watched?" The queen nuzzled him again in a last attempted to make
him feel easier about the stipulation.
The tomcat turned back, and returned the love to his secret mate, "I just
feel like my farther and brothers eyes are watching every move I make to
His face hung low as he slumped down on the rusty car "I wish I could just
tell them that I love you, instead of having to meet you like this -
putting us both in great risk"
Smiling, the female Jellicle lay down next to him and kissed the side of
"Please lighten up, no one has figured us out" her voice was gentle as she
spoke "I wish I could tell everybody that I love you too, but after how
well we put our act up I don't think any of them have a clue about us
liking each other, let alone loving each other"
His voice rose "I just don't get why they forbade us from seeing each
other" he said not trying to hide the glumness in his voice "I mean, they
know that we've liked each other ever since we were kittens."
He sighed and placed his head on his crossed arms "I just don't get it".
"And nether do I" again she nuzzled him "Listen there only a couple of
hours till dawn" the Jellicle queen then said softly "So let just enjoy
The tomcat lifted his head from his arms and smiled loving at her "You
always know how to make me feel better"
He grinned, "What's your secret?" she returned his grinned, "Loving you"
The tom chuckled "And you say my chat up lines are corny?"
Cupping his chin in her hands the Jellicle queen lent in "Only if they're
not to me" she said before placing a quick kiss on his lips and uncapping
Shaking his head in defeat, the tomcat sighed, "I really don't get you" he
said, as he got up and starched his body before turning his attention to
the night sky. The queen smiled and lifted herself off the rusty roof and
turned to him "What are you looking at?" she asked,
"The stars and Jellicle moon" came the response, she smiled at him and
moved next to him and she rested her head on his chest "Hmm" she purred.
The tom wrapped his arms around the queen as he held her in a gently
embrace "Tired?" he asked as he stroked her soft fur, the response was
He smiled and rested his head on hers not really caring if any of the
other Jellicle saw them together like this.
In truth he still didn't understand why his father forbade him from seeing
her or why the whole tribe was against them being together, was so wrong?
His father had often said he need to settle down and start a family so
what was it so wrong with her; she was just misunderstood like him. But
then again his father hadn't been acting like himself, in fact none of the
Jellicle were - it was the strategist thing.
But the fact was he needed her and she needed him it was as if they were
soul mates just deeper, if that was even possible.
Smiling weakly to himself the tomcat continued his chain of thoughts, yet
what would happen if they were discovered.? He shook the thought out of
his head this wasn't the time to think of thing like that. And yet he had
to. The Jellicle ball was soon and then what, if he didn't have a mate
that his father was going to pick one and it was very unlikely he was
going to be her.
So what was he to do?
The redness in the morning sun averted his attention as his chain of
"Time to go" he whispered as he kissed her lightly. His lover's eyes
fluttered open as she groaned.
She slipped out of his arms and gently kissed him "Tonight?" she asked.
The tom nodded "Tonight" he embraced her and pressed his lips to hers one
last time before turning away jumping up some old boxes.
He stopped and gazed at her. "I love you Bombalurina", he said, before he
disappeared behind the rest of the boxes, leaving the red queen alone.
"I love you too, Rum Tum Tugger", she whispered as she turned away leaving
*Well, what do you think? This is my first fanfiction I posted on the Net
- so be gentle - and do you like the way I tried to hide the Cats name
until the end? Review would be greatly appreciated even if you don't like
it - hell flame me if you want. Oh and before I forget, if you do want me
to continue this, REVIEW!!