A/N The challenge was to write a story as short as possible using all of the words given.
Being the leader of the Aeslin mice often resulted in headaches but the cheers that would've normally welcomed her home were absent; Verity could only hear the wind coming through the open window. Verity picked a sheet of paper off the table and read 'We have the telepath.' This wasn't the first time her cousin had been snatched by a cryptid. Verity strapped the knife to her side and took a swill of juice, as she turned to leave she picked up the pencil used to write the letter, with enough force it could be just as deadly.