The sun was steadily making its way through the sky, giving way to night. A lithe tom with broad shoulders padded through the vacant streets, his paw-steps were barely audible and he seemed to glide over the pavement rather than walk. The retreating sun allowed shadows to stretch across the city eerily, and his dark tabby fur made him seem like a shade himself in the dim light. His hackles were raised ever so slightly in a display of his discomfort.
Later that morning, he went on a solo patrol into Suran territory to look for supplies. He had gotten bored with the slim Cahayian pickings and he knew the territory well. Feeling complacent, he decided it might pay off to snoop around the rival gang's territory for a while. After journeying as far as the Town Square, he rummaged through some dumpsters and trashcans along the route. Eventually the sun rose high above him and he found a shady place to rest and keep out of sun; the temperatures were steadily rising as summer drew nearer. Befo