A squirrel mother was out and searching for herbs in Mossflower;that's when she heard a faint cry. Slowly stalking the noise,she came across a squirrel babe.
She picked it up."What are you doing here alone little one? Hm..,anybeast here;I found a babe!"there was no answer."Well little one,I guess you're coming with me to Redwall." It seemed the babe understood her because it gave a giggle.
"Oh,what are you giggling about?!"the mother grinned as she carried off her adopted new-born child.
"Keria;come here for a second!"said Alena as she called the squirrelmaid.
A small squirrel pranced to her side."Yes mother?"asked Keria as she smiled.
"Take this basket of strawberries to Friar Higgle."Alena stated as she gave Keria the basket. Fighting off the feeling of eating one,Keria did as she was told.
"Ever sense I found her,I thought she will grow up to do something special."said Alena to Brother Simeon.
The mouse beamed."Yes,she will! I wonder what really happened to her real folks,hm? Oh,boy;here come those trouble-some foxes Iris and Gena!"said Simeon as the pair skipped over to them.
"Goody good afternoon,isn't it Brother Simeony?"Iris laughed.
"Yeah! How are you Alena Wenna?!?"joked Gena.
"If you two don't get,I'll let Abbot Durel and Mother Sunstripe take care of you!"snarled Alena as the pair ran off. The foxes weren't scared of Abbot Deral,but they were scared of Badger Mother Sunstripe!