By Jesse Morgan
Bengali arose during the middle of the night. He
walked to his window to take a gaze outside. He looked at the
purple-black sky. He stared at the stars as they began to fade away.
He knew soon that it would be dawn. He scratched his head as he looked
towards his bed. There sleep was his wife, Pumyra. Her figure had
become fuller. He knew soon his cub would be born. Ever since he found
out that she was with child he has been by her side. He looked back to
It was an early morning and Bengali had just awaken. He
turned to look at Pumyra. She was at the other side of the bed. She had
huddled up and seemed to be crying. He touched her shoulder but she did
not turn to him. It had been a late night when he came to his room last
night. By the time he got to bed she was sleep. He wondered what was
bothering her. He tapped her shoulder again and this time she turned to
him. "What is it Pumyra?". She didn't answer him but he saw tears
forming in her eyes. He pulled her towards him and hugged her. She
began to cry on his shoulder. He caressed her hair. She had stopped
crying by now. He gently kissed her on her head and looked into her
eyes. "What is bothering you my love?". She glanced into his eyes and
then looked down. "I think I might be pregnant". She began to cry
again. He was shocked by his wife's words. He decided that if she is
he was going to be happy. He touched her cheek. She looked at him.
Her tears falling like rain drops. He kissed her and got out of bed.
He put his blue robe on and walked to the window. She covered herself
up. Bengali looked back to her. She had closed her eyes and stopped
crying. "Well I have always wanted a child". "But Bengali we have only
been wed six months. What will the others think?". "What does it
matter what they think". Pumyra gazed at him and chose her words
wisely. "It will be the first of a puma and a tiger". "I love you
Pumyra. I think our child will be beautiful. Let's just see if you
have actually conceived". "I don't want anyone to know". "We'll have
Tygra check you out. I promise you he won't tell a soul". Bengali
walked to the bed and kissed his wife on the cheek. "Go down to sickbay
in ten minutes". Bengali slipped on his uniform and walked out the
door. Pumyra got out of her bed and slipped on her robe. She sat in a
wooded chair next to the window. She stared out the window thinking of
how great it will be to raise a child with Bengali.
Bengali proceeded down the quite halls of Cat's
Lair. He came upon Tygra's room. He knocked on the door with no reply.
He knocked again. Tygra tossed in his sleep as he heard the knocking.
He awoke from his slumber and put his robe on. He opened the door.
There Bengali stood nervously. "Well hello Bengali. What do you
want?". Bengali didn't answer but just walked in Tygra's room. He sat
down in a chair next to the bed. Tygra plopped down on the bed and
looked at Bengali. Bengali had his head in his hands. Tygra tapped him
on the shoulder and Bengali looked up. Tygra saw confussion in
Bengali's eyes. "Is something wrong Bengali?". Bengali put his head in
his hands again. Tygra got up and walked to the window. Bengali raised
his head and thought what his next words would be. Tygra pondered what
he would say as he looked into the morning's sky. 'I hope he doesn't
tell me that he doesn't love Pumyra anymore'. "Me and Pumyra have a
slight problem, Tygra". Tygra didn't respond. He gazed deeper into the
morning's sky. He gazed into the pink of the clouds. The sun shimering
over the blue. Bengali raised from the chair and walked towards the
door. "So quick to leave, eh young tiger". "Well I just thought you
would respond". "So what is the problem, Bengali?". "I think" Bengali
thought again while he paused. "I think Pumyra has conceived a child".
Tygra grabbed his head and sat in the chair Bengali was just sitting
in. Bengali leaned up against the door. "Well we need your help. I
need to know if she is pregnant". Tygra put his head in his hands as
Bengali was doing. He lifted his head and looked at Bengali. He didn't
see confussion anymore, he saw fear. Tygra stood up and walked to
Bengali. He knelt down to where Bengali was sitting. "Let's go".
They walked down to sickbay. The halls were still
quiet. They entered sickbay. Tygra walked into the back and slipped on
a medical uniform. Bengali went to the sink and looked into the mirror.
He decided that he had to get over the initial shock. He had to
support Pumyra. Tygra walked back into the sickbay area. He went to
the sink and washed his hands. Just then Pumyra walked in. She was
dressed in her uniform and seemed very calm. She sat down on one of the
beds. Bengali stared at her and then looked at the ground. Tygra
walked over to where she was sitting. She stared at the ground in
shame. "How are we doing today Pumyra?". She gave him no response.
She touched her on the shoulder as an effort to calm her. She looked up
shyly. "There is nothing to worry about Pumyra. If you are with child,
you two will make great parents". That brought confidence to Bengali
and he walked over to the bed. He took Pumyra's hand in his. She
calmed down and Tygra began the procedure. He ran several normal tests
and other special tests. Tygra walked out of the room to look over the
final results. Bengali looked into his wife's eyes. "There is no need
for fear Pumyra". She just looked at him with no answer. Tygra walked
back into sickbay. "So what is Tygra?". Tygra smiled at Pumyra and
then gave Bengali a slap on the back. "Well congratulations you two.
You're going to make proud parents". Bengali stood in shock. Pumyra
gleamed with happiness. She hugged Bengali around the neck and then
gave Tygra a kiss on the cheek. She walked out of sickbay quietly.
"Aren't you happy" Tygra words were cut of by the intercom. "There will
be a council meeting in ten minutes". Lion-o's words echoed troughout
Cat's Lair but had no effect on Bengali. Tygra pushed Bengali towards
the council room.
Bengali sat in a chair and tried to get over the shock.
He curiusly wondered what it would be like to raise a child. He wasn't
sure how he could make such an error but he knew that things were going
to be okay. Tygra sat down next to Cheetara and lightly tapped her
shoulder. She turned to him and he whispered into her ear. She giggled
a little and then looked at Bengali. Catlani walked in and sat next to
Bengali. She could since something was troubling him. "Is something
wrong Bengali?". Her words were just another thing that floated among
his troubles. Pumyra walked in and sat next to Tygra. She studied her
Siberian mate's face. She knew this would trouble him for awhile.
Lion-o walked in with the rest of the Thundercats. They all sat in the
other available chairs. "We are having problems with our transmitters
in the Alt'rian sector. I need two of you to check it out. I was
wondering would Bengali and Pumyra be able to do it?". Pumyra looked
towards her estranged mate. He gave no answer. "We would be happy to,
Lion-o". Lion-o shook his head. "Then this meeting is closed". "We
will need the ThunderClaw Panthro". "Ok, but do you think that Bengali
will be up to it?". The old panther pointed towards Bengali who was
still sitting in his chair. "He will be fine". Snarf approached
Pumyra. "Will you need some food for the trip?". "That would be great.
Thanks Snarf". Pumyra walked towards Bengali. She stared at his ivory
body. With his blue stripes in his hair. She placed her hand on his
shoulder. "We have to talk Bengali". He stood to his feet and turned
to her. "When we return Pumyra". He walked out of the room. She
They approached their room. When Bengali got to
the door he turned to Pumyra. She ignored him and walked in the room.
She walked to the bed and got her sling. Ever since their wedding,
Pumyra has been staying in Bengali's room. She hasn't moved her stuff
in because the room is much too small for both of their things. She
gazed around the room. She knew it would be much too small to raise a
child in. She looked towards the door where Bengali was standing. He
walked in. He steped cautiously towards her. He reached out towards
her but she walked away. She put some of her marbles into her puch and
walked out. Bengali knew why she was angry with him. He grabbed his
hammer and their overnight gear. He walked out of their room and locked
the door. He proceeded outside where Pumyra was talking to Snarf.
"This should last you until you come back". "Thanks Snarf". She walked
towards the ThunderClaw. Tygra ran towards her. "Here is some medicine
to ease the sickness Pumyra". She kissed him on the cheek and countiued
to load her stuff onto the ThunderClaw. Tygra walked towards Bengali.
"Care for her Bengali". Tygra just kept walking and didn't give Bengali
a chance to speak. Bengali walked towards the ThunderClaw and began
loading his stuff. He got on the ThunderClaw followed by Pumyra.
Cheetara waved at them as they took off. "So do you think that they'll
work this out Tygra". "I hope so Cheetara. I hope so".
The ThunderClaw crossed over many areas of New
Thundera. Pumyra wrapped her hands around Bengali. The winds flew
through her hair. She gazed out to the open feilds. Bengali saw the
area they were supposed to land in. He carefully slowed the
ThunderClaw. They landed in a rocky area. Bengali hoped off the
ThunderClaw. He carefully walked over the area. He surveyed the area
closely. Pumyra stepped off the ThunderClaw. She walked towards
Bengali. He stepped foward as to step out of her way. A hint of light
dazed his vision and he stepped off the cliff. Pumyra noticed Bengali's
slip. She blitzed over to the edge. He was hanging by his shirt on a
sharp rock. "BENGALI!" she called. She got no respsonse. She pulled
her sling from her side. She threw it onto a nearby tree. She gripped
her sling and lowered herself towards him. She tried to grab his belt
but couldn't reach. The rock which held him began to break. She had to
move quickly. She reached out towards him but once again missed. His
shirt tore and he tumbled to the ground. She leaped from rock to rock
to where he fell. She was in complete fear of what condition he was in.
She tohought for a breif moment before deciding what to do. She raced
up the cliffside back to the ThunderClaw. She flew it down to the rocky
area where Bengali's body lay. She took the medical kit out and raced
to his side. She lifted his head in her hands. She gently placed his
head on her knees. She took a cloth from the kit. She then wet it with
some water that Snarf had packed for them. She placed it on his head.
Then she got some bandages from the medical kit. She wrapped his head
with the bandage. She took some more bandages and wrapped his other
injuries. She removed his torn shirt from his body. She took a blanket
from her bag and covered him up. She laid next to him. Her eyes began
to droop as she laid there. She dozed off to sleep.
The day fell into evening as Pumyra woke up. Bengali
had not awaken yet. She gently kissed him on the forehead and went
looking for wood. She raced through the forrest picking up peices of
wood. She came back with a few peices of wood. She proceeded to the
ThunderClaw. She wanted to move Bengali to a more stable area. She
tried to start the engine with no avail. She looked inside and saw that
the gas seemed to be extremely low. She took their stuff over to where
Bengali was lying. She started a fire and took a book out of her bag.
She had went to the Libary of Omens before leaving Cat's Lair. She
looked at the cover. She read the words 'How To Raise Thunderian
Children'. She knew she had better learn about raising a child now
before it was too late. She never really knew her parents or how to
raise a kid. Her wedding night was her first experience in true love.
They both loved each other dearly so she knew that raising a child
wouldn't be too hard. She touched her stomach. She couldn't imagine a
life growing inside of her. Cheetara had once told her about what it
would be like to have a child. She never imagined that it would be so
soon. Most Thunderian couples wait a year of marriage before bearing
their first child. That is what troubled all morning. She didn't want
to be looked down upon because she conceived at six months. She heard a
slight moan. She looked towards Bengali. He was waking up. She walked
towards him and lightly touch his head. "What happened?". Pumyra ran
her fingers through his hair. "You fell off the cliff". He gazed
around. "I feel real dizzy". "Shhh. You might have a concusion". She
covered him up and contiued running her white fingers through his hair.
Pumyra began to feel sick and got up. She went to her bag and took out
the pills Tygra gave her. She took two and layed against a rock.
Bengali stood to his feet. He had a slight headache. He carefully
walked towards Pumyra. He sat down next to her. He gently put his hand
on her neck. He wrapped his other hand around her stomach. "So I guess
we'll need a bigger room for our new cub". She laid back against his
body. He kissed her on her head. "Do you really think we should do
this? I mean, are we ready for this?". "Well I was raised to stick by
the one I love". She turned to him. She looked deep into his blue
eyes. She kissed him and he kissed her. They laid in each other's
They were awaken by morning's light. A cold wind
blew over them. Bengali stood to his feet and helped Pumyra up. "We
should go check out the transmitter". "Are you up to it?" Pumyra said
as she touched his head. "I should be". Pumyra shook her head and they
began their walk. Hand and hand they walked towards the transmitter.
Bengali could see the transmitter. "It seems to be sabotaged". Pumyra
agreed with him. The air turn cold again. Pumyra got a eary feeling.
Pumyra looked behind her. There stood Chilla and Red Eye of the
Lunatacs. "You got that right Thundercats. It was sabotaged by us"
Chilla hissed. Chilla blew a cold sheath of ice at Pumyra. She leaped
through the air with several turns and flips. The ice froze some nearby
plant life. Bengali drew his hammer and fired a blast on Red Eye. Red
Eye dodged the laser and drew his Side Winder. He adjusted his eyes to
get a clear veiw of Bengali's form. He hurled the disc in the direction
Bengali was standing. Bengali dodged the disc and pulled a pellet from
the handle of his hammer. He threw it to the air. With one motion he
cracked the pellet and smoke filled the air. Bengali swiftly fired
three more blasts on Red Eye. Red Eye fell to the ground. Pumyra made
her move and threw a marble at Chilla. It exploded and sent Chilla to
the ground. Bengali went to fix the transmitter while Pumyra kept her
eye on the two grounded Lunatacs. Bengali twisted some wires and
repaired some pecies. Bengali successfully repaired the transmitter and
they transporterd the Lunatacs back to Skytomb. They returned to Cat's
Lair later that evening. Bengal i held his wife through the night. When
they dropped the news of their wedding, the Thundercats were in idol
shock. When they finally decided to tell them about Pumyra's pregnancy,
that threw the others completely off balnce. The nine months were spent
working. The Thunderkittens helped Pumyra all the time. Cheetara and
Catlani covered her work details. Tygra became Pumyra's personal
physcian. He also drew up the plans for their new room. Bengali and
Panthro bulit the room by extending Bengali's room.
Bengali drifted back into reality. He moved towards
his pregnant mate. She slept quietly in bed. Her fulled form shimmered
in the moonlight. Bengali removed the covers from her body. He put his
hand on her stomach. He knew it would be soon that there would be a cub
born to them. Bengali smiled at the thoguht of raising his first child.
Lynx-o quietly tapped on the door. Bengali slipped on his robe and
opened the door. "We must get her to sickbay now Bengali". Bengali
shook his head as Lynx-o walked into their room. Bengali shook Pumyra
and she awoke. "It's time Pumyra". She stood from the bed and slipped
on her robe. Bengali took her hand as they walked down the sleeping
halls of Cat's Lair. Lynx-o opened the doors of the sickbay. Cheetara,
Tygra and Lion-o were awaiting them. Pumyra sat on the bed. Tygra
injected her with a needle. She flinched to the pain. "This is to
relieve you of any pain. It will work soon". Cheetara and Tygra both
got ready for what they knew was soon to come. Lynx-o placed a hand on
Bengali's shoulder. "We must leave now Bengali. They will take care of
her". Bengali shook his head and they both left sickbay.
Bengali paced inpatiently outside of sickbay. "How
long is this going to take?". The stubburn tiger grunted. "You must be
patient Bengali. It will take time". "I am just so nervous Lynx-o.
This will be my first child and I don't know what to do". Lynx-o asured
Bengali that it will be fine. Cheetara then walked out of the sickbay.
"You can come in now". Bengali walked into the room. Lion-o patted
him on the back as he approached the bed. "Well you're a father now"
Tygra said as he injected Pumyra with pain relievers. "What is it?".
Bengali blamed himself for waiting till the birth to find out whether it
would be a boy or a girl. Pumyra said "Come and see". Bengali
cautiously approached the bed. He looked at Pumyra. She glowed with
happiness. He looked into her brown eyes as she held the cub. She
caressed it's head. "Come and see your new son Bengali". Bengali stood
next to the bed. Pumyra removed the blanket covering the cub's head.
Bengali looked at the peach toned cub. It's body had already begun to
devolpe ivory stripes. The white stripes resembled the pattern of
Bengali. Lion-o said "So what will you name him?". Bengali thought
for a moment and then replied "His name should be White". Bengali
placed his hand on Pumyra's shoulder and kissed her on her lips. She
gently lifted the cub for Bengali to hold. Bengali cautiously took the
cub into his arms. He looked into it's sea blue eyes. All the
Thundercats gleemed as the looked at the new born cub. Bengali smiled
as he looked at his newborn White tiger.
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