The Story of Hazelthorn Jellicle

By: Madison Weathersby

*Alonzo's Point of View*

Tonight, I was on duty, guard duty.

I hated it when it was my turn.

Leave the tall, dark, and handsome guy out here to fend for himself.

Wonderful idea, Munkustrap.

He would love to see me roasted on a spit, wouldn't he.

WOULDN'T HE!!!

Little did I know of the two screaming banshees galloping towards me, but soon I heard, "HELP! LEMME IN! NO, LEMME IN! LET US IN! MOMMY'S NOT HAPPY, AND IS GONNA HIT US WITH THE METAL SPOON! AHHHHH! DON'T LET MOMMY HURT US! SAVE US! PLEASE! PRETTY PLEASE, WITH A CHERRY ON TOP! I DON'T WANNA BE LIKE SILVERTWIG! SHE MET MOMMY'S STAINLESS STEEL SWORD! MOMMY WANTS OUR HEADS ALREADY! DON'T BE THE REASON WE DIE!"

At this point, they were sobbing loudly, so loud, that all of the junkyard could hear.

Jennyanydot's came bolting in.

"I hear the cries of children!" she screamed.

I don't know how she can differentiate adult cries, children cries, and teenage cries.

They sound the same to me. And I don't like any of them. They give me the creeps.

The kittens were taken by her to Munkustrap, with us all following close behind. When Munkustrap approved of them, the kittens went to meet the others.

Heaven help us if they meet and befriend the trouble-making twins.

* Hazelthorn's Point of View*

I don't quite know if I like it here.

Tantamiri already has five friends, and she's the shy one!

I don't know what to do.

I was hardly ever away from my sister, but this was so ridiculous, that I had to get away from it all.

I was crying. I didn't want the others to see me because I knew they would tease me.

I looked all around me, when something caught my eye.

It was a shiny car key. SWEET!

I love shiny things.

This should cheer me up.

A noise made me stop what I was doing with the car key and drop it.

"MOI SHIONY!" I heard someone scream.

A queen, no doubt of that.

I didn't want any of the teasing.

I then heard some tom shushing the queen.

He was too late.

"Who's there," I asked, my voice still shaky from crying.

"Bettah assked me ta you," came the voice of a tom.

He had a deep cockney accent.

He came out, or, I guess it was him.

He looked stunningly……. I didn't quite know what to call it.

"My name is Hazelthorn," I politely stated.

"Oi'm….." but he didn't get to finish.

"HAZEL! WHERE ARE YOU! HAZEL! Oh dear!" screamed a kitten Hazelthorn had hoped not to see for another hour.

"Coming," I screamed, with only a hint of anger, an improvement for me.

"Bye," I muttered to the strange unnamed tom.

"Moi niome is Mungowjerra'," he said to me.

My heart melted as he said it.

I loved the name so much.

Mungojerrie wasn't very easy to come across.

It flowed through my head as I ran to my sister.

Mungojerrie.

It was a wonderful name, a name she had never heard, and I automatically knew we would become great friends.

"Hazel? Helllllooooo!'" called an all too familiar voice.

Tantamiri was staring at me with huge eyes, like flying saucers, whatever those are.

I'm sure her eyes looked very close to those things.

"What!" I scream, not wanting to talk to anyone.

"I just wanted to see you," Tantamiri stated, which I knew was a flat out lie.

"Now, I'm going to count to ten, and you can say what you really think, or I'll sing bad opera," I said, quite proud of the look that came upon her face.

"No," she muttered, "I'll tell you. I just met the awesomest tom in the world! He knows magic! How cool is that!? You've totally GOTTA come see him! He's amazing! I mean…….. there's this magician I met whose going to be my friend!"

Great, another friend.

"Well, I'm busy trying to make friends," I muttered.

Mungojerrie suddenly walked by.

"Ello 'Azel! Who's ya friend?"he asked, and i just swore that he looked into my very soul. Creepy!

"This is my sister, Tantamiri," I said, quite bored and angry at the same time.

Then a scream filled the air.

"MACAVITY!"