Smokeforest padded out of his den. He sat down near the fresh-kill pile, selecting a plump mouse. He ate his fill when he saw Deerclaw walk into camp from hunting, as she seems to do that a lot. "Deerclaw! Hungry?" he called to his deputy, and closest friend. The red she-cat padded toward him and ate the remaining share of the mouse. She thanked him and went to her den that she shared with the other deputy, Doveclaw. Smokeforest watched her leave. Gorse was nearby, Smokeforest's crush. He smiled at her as she looked his way. She smiled. and Smokeforest felt warm inside. --NightWolfy Moon 13:17, May 17, 2014 (UTC)
"Wow!" Sparrowkit squeaked, hopping to his paws. "I bet you were real fast, Leafsky. Like... Like, like Lionheart, when he's workin' real hard!" Morningkit mewed her agreement. "So, what happened after that, Leafsky?" She said quietly. ~~ "I think we could possibly go ahead and see if there's some water-fowl, fish or some voles down at Sunning Stones." Lionheart meowed. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 15:24, May 17, 2014 (UTC)
Muddykit and Shinekit padded over to Leafsky and the other kits. "What are you guys doin'?" Muddykit meowed. Shinekit looked at her brother, fear striking her heart, that they would be rejected to join them, as they usually were rejected to do things with others, because of their father. "Yeah guys, what's up?" she pawed at the ground, wondering what they'll say. --NightWolfy Moon 19:47, May 17, 2014 (UTC)
"So after I gave her that good thump to the head, she rolled off me and stumbled about like a mad fox. Eventually I clawed her nose, and that got her to scurry away faster than a mouse from a snake," Leafsky concluded proudly. Turning to the two new arrivals, she told them, "I was telling my fascinating story of how I fought Dee and lived to tell the tale." ~~ Jayfrost buried the squirrel and looked at Slypanther. "Let's get going before I completely dominate you in prey-catching." EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 20:07, May 17, 2014 (UTC)
"Dee? Isn't that the fierce twoleg-place dog?" Muddykit asked. "Brambleheart, fought her off once." He puffed out his chest proudly. Shinekit stiffened. "Muddykit! Brambleheart isn't exactly a likeable cat, here!" She hissed under her breath so only her brother heard. She dug her claws into the earth and looked down, expecting someone to shout at them for speaking about their father. --NightWolfy Moon 20:50, May 17, 2014 (UTC)
Pebblekit came after his two siblings, leaping onto Sparrowkit with a purr. Sparrowkit laughed, nudging him off of himself. "So you won, and then you went back to camp, right?" Morningkit inquired. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 18:13, May 18, 2014 (UTC)
Leafsky hesitated after Muddykit mentioned his father, but decided not to make him and his sister feel uncomfortable. She didn't even much care about Brambleheart, anyways. "That's quite a feat to accomplish," she replied. EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 19:59, May 18, 2014 (UTC)
"Yeah- I'm gonna beat all the dogs n' the forest! Then I'll be a leader, and Pebblekit, you can be my deputy! And Morningkit can be my medicine cat-" Sparrowkit meowed, leaping to his paws. "No fair, Sparrowkit, I'm gonna be a leader." the gray tom kit squeaked. "Naw, Pebblekit! I am! Tell him, Morningkit!" Morningkit shook her head. "I don't care what you are, but I'm gonna be the best warrior in all of the Clans." She said quietly. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 21:59, May 18, 2014 (UTC)
"It's excellent to see that you all want to hold these positions in the Clan," Leafsky commented. "But remember, you aren't just given them. You need to work for it." EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 00:11, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
Smokeforest heard the kits and Leafsky. He turned to them. "Leafsky is right. Deerclaw is deputy because she worked hard, was loyal, and very patient with younger cats. Qualities like those can get you a high place in the clan." He smiled. "But kits are always at a high place, because we are very thankful for them." He lashed his tail once, as if remembering something. He nodded respectfully to Leafsky, and went toward the medicine den. Of course he'd go to see his brother though. --NightWolfy Moon 01:36, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
"So perhaps all of you want to practice your battle skills in preparation and give this old cat some rest?" Leafsky meowed, a good-natured tone in her mew. EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 22:30, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
Shinekit and Muddykit backed away from Leafsky. "We'll let you get some rest." Muddykit meowed. He turned to his sister and asked, "So maybe we could ask Fleckpaw to teach us some moves?" Shinekit nodded and they went to wake her in the apprentices den. --NightWolfy Moon 22:36, May 20, 2014 (UTC)
Ripplekit and Flykit poked their head out of the nursery and saw the kits who had been listening to Leafsky's story race to the apprentices' den. "Hey, what're you guys doing? Can we join?" Ripplekit asked as he and his brother ran after them. EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 23:04, May 21, 2014 (UTC)
Muddykit turned around. "We are going to get Fleckpaw to teach us a few fighting moves." As he said that Fleckpaw had came out of the den. "I do what now, Muddykit?" She asked. Shinekit explained and then added, "Ripplekit and Flykit want to join us." She nodded. "Ok! I'll teach you guys!" Her eyes were bright. --NightWolfy Moon 00:51, May 22, 2014 (UTC)
"Teach us the coolest fighting move you know!" Ripplekit sank into a crouch, wiggling his rear. "I think that's a hunting crouch," Flykit told him. EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 17:46, May 23, 2014 (UTC)
Fleckpaw pured. "That is a hunting crouch. Good guess Flykit!" She praised. "So the coolest move I know? Well let me think." Fleckpaw thought for a moment. "How about the Leap-and-hold? Its very useful!"
"Ok!" She turned around in a circle, finding a stick. "Ah ha!" She gripped one end of the stick in her teeth, grabbed the other end with her forepaws and broke four pieces from it. She had the longer stick, the kits had the shorter. "Ok! So now we begin the first lesson." Is this what it's like being a mentor? "This move is ideal for smaller cats facing larger, apprentices use this often, though kits are advised to not try it on elders, as they will get angry." Fleckpaw seemed to remember something from when she was a kit. "First you must leap like a rabbit onto your opponents back," she sprang onto her stick. "Digging your claws in so you don't fall off!" She dug her thorn sharp into the smooth, rough surface of the tree bark. She held her position and waited while the kits tried. Shinekit almost did it perfectly, though her claw snagged the bark and she went off balance. Muddykit had accidently stepped on the branch and made it slap him in the face. "yyyy-owwwch!!!" He screeched. He rubbed his nose with his paw and then mewed, "I'm ok!" He smiled lightly. --NightWolfy Moon 21:21, May 27, 2014 (UTC)
Ripplekit was rolling around on the ground, almost wheezing with laughter. "I-it hit you in the face - 'cause you stepped on it - o-oh wow..." Flykit swatted his brother on the ear. "Shut your mouth and listen to Fleckpaw because she actually knows what she's doing." EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 18:30, May 29, 2014 (UTC)
Muddykit crouched down and looked away. "Ripplekit! Show some respect for your clan mates!" Fleckpaw scolded. "Even though it was a bit funny, being rude isn't what a real warrior does. They stand up for their clan mates and don't laugh at them." She turned to Muddykit who was glaring at her. "I can take care of myself." He sat down. Fleckpaw realized how much he was like his father. If he has his ambition then we are in danger.. "Ok well Flykit, Ripplekit you try now." She stole a glance at Shinekit and Muddykit. Muddykit did the move well, with the same powerful leap his father had once been known for, before he had tried to rule the clans anyway. Shinekit did the move really well with her leap, powerful like her fathers, though with more grace like her mother. Shinekit shouldn't turn out like her father.. At least I hope she doesn't. --NightWolfy Moon 19:22, May 29, 2014 (UTC)
Lionheart and Smallpetal returned to camp, and Lionheart immediately went over to the kits, watching them practice their move. "Fleckpaw is right, you all. Be respectful. And when you do this move.." Lionheart crouched, tucking his paws under his body, and excecuted the move with practiced ease, landing gracefully. "Keep your paws tucked under your body to allow yourself to use all the force you possibly can. Shinekit and Muddykit have naturally strong leaps, but if you don't have such strong jumps, you've got to put all the force behind your jump that you possibly can." Pebblekit, Morningkit, and Sparrowkit were all crowded around the tom, looking at him with admiration. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 20:42, May 29, 2014 (UTC)
Eagledusk watched Lionheart give the demonstration. Then his gaze swiveled over to Fleckpaw as she nodded and her words were carried on the breeze. "Lionheart is a skillful warrior, I'm sure he'd love to help out with our training." She looked hopefully at him. Gorse was going to take her for an assessment soon, and she needed a bit of help with the kits. That's when Eagledusk noticed Smallpetal. His heart leaped. "Hey Smallpetal!" He stood up, shook the dust from his fur, then padded towards her. "How are you today?" He asked cheerfully. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰ 21:32, May 29, 2014 (UTC)
"Of course I will." Lionheart flicked the apprentice's cheek with his tail. "Morningkit, keep your paws tucked. Don't allow yourself to become flimsy while you're jumping; keep yourself focused and your body will follow." He meowed in his deep rumble, watching as Pebblekit leapt. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 22:13, May 29, 2014 (UTC)
"Thank you." She said quietly to him. "Pebblekit, your leap was a little off balance.." She turned and scooped two smooth stones up. She passed one to both Morningkit and Pebblekit. "Use these to leap on." --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰ 22:28, May 29, 2014 (UTC)
Morningkit tilted her head, and focused on the pebble, and leapt. She landed clumsily, nowhere near the pebble. "Keep focused, Morningkit. You'll get it- you just need to build up your leg strength, that's all." Pebblekit tried the move, getting the same results, with the same bit of advice from Lionheart. Sparrowkit was practicing on a leap, excecuting the move a bit sloppily, but well. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 22:34, May 29, 2014 (UTC)
Fleckpaw noticed Sparrowkit. "Well done, Sparrowkit. Try to be a bit neater though. You need to be able to do the move neatly so you don't accidently snag a claw or twist a paw." --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰ 22:40, May 29, 2014 (UTC)
Hello, Eagledusk," Smallpetal greeted, casually drawing her left paw over her ear. "I'm fine, but I was about to see if anyone wanted to go on patrol - probably hunting. If you'd like to, all I'd need is one more cat." --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 19:33, June 1, 2014 (UTC)
His eyes lit up. "I'd love to go on patrol with you! Who else do you think we should take with us?" He looked around for any cats who might like to join them.
Seeing that her clan was doing well, Deerclaw decided to take a walk, possibly go hunting, and check out the borders. She slipped out of camp and started toward the border that marked outside of clan territory. She wanted to make sure that that rogue she had encountered earlier before hadn't crossed the border again. I wonder who he is.. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰ 23:16, June 1, 2014 (UTC)
Foxfang, hearing Smallpetal's and Eagledusk's conversation, bounded over. "I'll join your patrol. I've been itching to get out of camp," he told them. ~~ "What about me, Lionheart?" Flykit called, lowering himself into what he thought was the perfect example of a ready-to-pounce position. EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 02:18, June 2, 2014 (UTC)
"Ok, great!" Eagledusk exclaimed happily. "Is that everyone for the patrol, then?" He turned to Smallpetal.
Fleckpaw turned to look at Flykit's crouch. Pretty good for a kit.. but there are flaws. She kept quiet though, knowing the kits would respect Lionheart's comments more. He'd make a good deputy, that's for sure.
Halfear padded towards the elder's den where Leafsky was laying. "Hello, Leafsky." He stretched his legs. Good thing he went for a walk. His legs weren't as stiff now. He settled down nearby the entrance to the den and watched the kits. "Warrior training already?" He asked, a hint of worry in his mew. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰ 17:03, June 2, 2014 (UTC)
"I can ask Swiftstreak or someone if they want to join, if we should have more cats," Foxfang offered, shifting from paw to paw, eager to get going. ~~ "Well, if they start early, at least they don't struggle when they're apprentices," Leafsky responded, glancing at Halfear. "And don't tell me that no kit has ever started trying to learn battle moves before apprenticeship. It's a normal thing." EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 21:32, June 2, 2014 (UTC)
"They are still young.. Muddykit is much like his father." Halfear glanced at him and his sister. "What if they have the same ambition.. I'm sure Smokeforest wouldn't like to go through that again.." He twitched his torn ear, it still sent a blot of pain through him, even though the injury happened when he was a young warrior. Shinekit is too quiet.. Muddykit is too strong.. What if they have his ambition and work together to overthrow both Redforest and Smokeforest? He pushed the thought away, he was worrying too much. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰ 23:01, June 2, 2014 (UTC)
"This is fine," Smallpetal answered, just as eager to get going as Foxfang. "I prefer smaller hunting patrols, anyways," she added over her shoulder as she lead the way out. Once outside, the she-cat padded a little ways ahead, jumping over a very thin fallen tree in one single, swift movement. --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 23:46, June 3, 2014 (UTC)
Eagledusk followed, weaving nimbly through tangled undergrowth and growing saplings. "Where we going to hunt? Or will we split up?" He asked as he caught up with Smallpetal, his ears perked and jaws parted to locate any prey within the area. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 01:38, June 4, 2014 (UTC)
Leafsky swatted his nose with her tail, making him sneeze. "Don't think like that. Muddykit is not going to grow up to do the things his father did. At least, the bad things his father did. He'll be a fine warrior, and so will Shinekit." ~~ Foxfang bounded over to them. "I don't care if we split up. We just need to catch some prey." EɱßεરȘτλર ♔ H◊ηÈý, ý◊µ Sɧ◊µĻÞ SÈÈ мÈ Îη ª ¢r◊wη. ♔ 19:31, June 4, 2014 (UTC)
We could have a contest," Smallpetal meowed, remembering her days as an apprentice when she constantly had hunting contests. Stopping in a small grassy clearing, she turned to face the toms. "We'll hunt near here, and meet in the clearing by sunhigh." Just as she finished, a black tom pushed his way out of a bush, a limp squirrel dangling from his mouth. "Could you guys be any louder," Slypanther said, dropping the squirrel. "I think you've scared all the prey from here to the camp!" --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 23:09, June 4, 2014 (UTC)
Eagledusk looked at him. "The prey won't be scared long anyway. Leaf-fall is coming soon, and food is a top priority." He turned back to Smallpetal. "A contest would be fun, like when we were apprentices." he purred remembering that time.
"I hope your right.. But you never know.." He looked at them wrestling in the grass, Muddykit using one move that his father had created, for smaller cats such as apprentices, or even kits if an enemy managed to slip past warriors and queens. Fallowstream, sitting near them, praised Muddykit for doing it so well. Of course she'd teach them those moves.. even though she knows they are forbidden within the clan now.. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 23:23, June 4, 2014 (UTC)
"Yeah!" Foxfang exclaimed. "And we weren't that loud, Slypanther," he added, shooting him a look that said Really? ~~ "I do know, and that is that Muddykit isn't such a stupid kit that he's going to be influenced by the mouse-brained actions of his long-dead father," Leafsky retorted. "It's just not rational." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 20:02, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
"How do you know he is dead? I heard Smokeforest telling Redforest something about him. Apparently he was scented at the border that goes into the dark pines." The dark pines were known as 'Brambleheart's Pines' to those who knew he was alive.
"Now that's being a bit too loud. It could delay the prey coming out sooner, if any were scared away." He looked pointedly at Foxfang before looking up at the sky. "And we must hurry, looks like rain might fall." He was right. The sky had turned gray, and the clouds seemed to hang low. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 20:11, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
"Tuck your paws in." Lionheart meowed, using his tail to nudge the kit's left paws underneath them. "Now, go ahead and try it. All of you." Lionheart purred, stepping back. The warrior loved kits- of course, he wanted them.. But he didn't like any of the she-cats in the camp, at least, none that he spoke to. He watched the kits affectionately. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 22:34, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
Muddykit and Shinekit had left the group. Fleckpaw looked at them and realized they were practicing Brambleheart's old moves. She didn't stop them, she herself admired Brambleheart a bit, at least the warrior he was before he wanted power. She was a newly made apprentice around the time he was exiled. She remembers his moves well. The exact length of every leap. The exact strength of a claw scratch on your enemies pelt. She whispered to Lionheart. "I'm going to go help out Muddykit and Shinekit with their moves. Mind taking up the rest here?" She planned on helping them. Those moves shouldn't have been forbidden within the clan, they are far too powerful and useful. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 22:48, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
"Oh, that's fine. Do make sure they don't get injured, though. They're kits, not apprentices." Lionheart warned carefully, watching the rest of the kits. Morningkit and Sparrowkit had left as well, tired, and Pebblekit was watching Flykit with wide eyes. "Looking good, Flykit!" Lionheart purred. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 22:52, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
Leafsky shrugged. "If he is alive, then we don't see much of him anyway, so Muddykit or Shinekit don't need to follow the example of a father they hardly see." ~~ "Hey, hey Lionheart! Look at this!" Flykit pounced onto Ripplekit's tail, who angrily pulled it out of his brother's reach. "Stop it!" ~~ "Alright. I thought I scented a squirrel over here, so I'm going to go try to catch it. You guys can just keep standing here and talking if you want." He bounded away lightly towards his prey. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 22:57, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
"You're getting really good, Flykit! The last time I saw someone that good was.. Well, Stormblaze." Lionheart laughed. "But do be considerate of your littermates. If you need something to pounce on.." He waved his tail. "You can try to get mine." ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 23:00, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
She thanked him and padded towards Fallowstream's kits. "No Shinekit, you aren't supposed to leap like that." Shinekit turned in surprise at the apprentices voice. "Like this!" Fleckpaw crouched, not very low to the ground, and leapt with great speed toward a small pebble. Instead of landing on it she swiped it across the ground. "In a real battle though you would push your opponent onto the ground and then pin them down, making sure one paw was planted on their throat, and another on their stomach." The kits did exactly as she did. Quick learners. She wasn't surprised to see Halfear staring at them. "Always." She chuckled softly and turned back to the kits. He'll always be like that, for no reason at all.
"I guess you are right. Why am I always paranoid.." He sighed. He knew why he was always paranoid about Brambleheart. He was his former apprentice, but he never taught him to be like that. He had taught him things like loyalty, and patience as well as fighting and hunting. Apparently though he never listened. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 23:05, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
Flykit brightened at Lionheart's praise, but inside, he was disappointed. Stormblaze is a really great warrior, but what about Slypanther? Am I as good as him? Dismissing the thought, he furtively glanced at Lionheart's tail. In a heartbeat, he pounced, but he was a little late. "Mouse dung!" ~~ Leafsky chuckled. "It comes with old age." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 01:18, June 6, 2014 (UTC)
"I guess it does." He stretched. "Getting off the topic of cats that may or may not be dead; When do you think Fleckpaw's assessment will be? She's been doing well, and I hear she's already finished her training." --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 05:26, June 6, 2014 (UTC)
"Do you think I'm mouse-brained? I know you weren't loud enough to scare off prey, at least not much." The tom flicked his tail-tip from side to side, the squirrel he had caught at his paws. "Anyways, I came to join the patrol, but I'm not doing the contest, so I'll just hunt around the area." Smallpetal had shot the tom an annoyed look, but quickly got over any annoyance. She wasn't one to hold grudges. "Let's go, then! I think the prey's died of old age by now," she teased, eager to finally get out and hunt. --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 08:09, June 6, 2014 (UTC)
Eagledusk flicked his tail impatiently. "Yes! I'll hunt near the River, if you don't mind. It isn't that far from here." His paws itched to chase after prey, listen to the sound of water rushing over rocks, and to be free from the noise of the camp. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 17:05, June 6, 2014 (UTC)
Foxfang returned carrying the squirrel he had scented earlier and two mice. He dropped them onto the ground and looked at his companions innocently. "So, were you guys going to get going, or...?" ~~ "I don't know," Leafsky replied. "But she should be made a warrior very soon; she certainly has earned it." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 18:22, June 6, 2014 (UTC)
Eagledusk had turned to bound off towards the River. When he got there he stopped and scented for some prey.
Halfear nodded. "She has worked hard." He purred. "And I'm sure she'd like to quit cleaning nests soon, though she surprisingly never complains about it."
Gorse, Fleckpaw's mentor, called the apprentice to the camp entrance. Her eyes lit up. "Muddykit, Shinekit I have to go. Keep practicing!" She left them and followed her mentor out of camp. "Assessment?" Fleckpaw asked hopefully. Her mentor nodded. "Remember what to do?" "Yes, I remember." Gore flicked her tail as a signal for her apprentice to start. She bounded off. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 19:25, June 6, 2014 (UTC)
Jayfrost padded into camp with a squirrel and two mice, and lay them on the fresh-kill pile. She had left Slypanther when he decided to join Smallpetal's patrol; the she-cat wasn't fond of being around so many cats, especially when they were all friends with each other. She then bounded over to her apprentice, Icepaw, who was lazily grooming herself. "Icepaw, it's about time we had your final assessment. You've been an apprentice for a while, and now here's your chance to prove yourself a warrior." Icepaw sat straight up, her laziness forgotten and replaced with a sense of determination. "You know what to do." Icepaw gave one nod and raced off, sending little puffs of dust out from under her. ~~ Foxfang sat down on the ground as he waited for his other patrol members to finish hunting. ~~ "Who doesn't like to clean our nests?" Leafsky asked innocently. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 20:37, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
(8D BerryClan might have two new warriors then!)
Eagledusk came back, carrying two fish and a thrush. He was one of BerryClan's best fishers, so it wasn't a surprise to the fish as a choice of prey. "Hi." He sat his prey down and looked at Foxfang.
Fleckpaw, had so far caught four pieces of prey: two mice, a fish, and a thrush. She had to catch one more piece before heading back to camp to meet Gorse and figure out about her warrior ceremony. A small rustle sounded behind the flecked she-cat. The scent of vole his her tongue as she tasted to air. She turned silently, watching the small creature nibble at a seed. She crouched low, her pelt blending into the forest, blending against the trunks of trees, and the forest floor. She leapt, catching the small creature in her paw. It squealed before she delivered the final killing bite. She stood up, her tail curled in satisfaction, a content look on her face. She gathered her prey and headed back to camp. At one point she saw Icepaw bounding through the forest, a determined look on her face. Possibly another assessment? Her tail curled happily. She entered camp, to be greeted by a shout, "Fleckpaw's back!" Smokeforest stood on the Highrock, the place where the leaders stood to address the clan. He looked at Fleckpaw and nodded to where Gorse was standing looking pleased. The older, fleck-furred deposited her prey and made he way to her mentor.
Halfear flicked his ear, the uninjured one. He purred a bit. "All the apprentices don't like to clean our nests." --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 21:43, June 7, 2014 (UTC)
"Come on, I know you're fast enough!" Lionheart purred, hopping up and flicking his tail low over the ground. He was focused on the kit, and didn't notice Stormblaze walking up behind him- when the older tom spoke, Lionheart jumped. "Have you seen Jaybird, by any chance?" He meowed in a deep voice, looking at Lionheart and Flykit. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 01:44, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
Flykit looked up at the big warrior with wide eyes. "Um, no..." ~~ Icepaw quickly and efficiently caught two mice, a squirrel, and a vole, and returned to camp a few minutes after Fleckpaw. Jayfrost was waiting at the entrance, looking proud. "Excellent job, Icepaw," she praised her, then directed her to place the catch on the fresh-kill pile. Jayfrost called up to Smokeforest, "What do you say we make these two appremtices warriors?" ~~ Foxfang's ears perked up as he heard a cat hurrying through the forest. He scented the air and found that it was Icepaw. "What would Icepaw be doing out alone...? This must be an assessment or something," he muttered to himself. "Which might mean..." He turned his head to look at Eagledusk. "They might be having a warrior ceremony back at camp." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 17:47, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
Smokeforest nodded at Jayfrost. "But we'll wait until the patrol gets back. I don't want any of BerryClan's warriors to miss this."
"Smokeforest and Redforest would most likely hold it until we get back though. At least I hope they will." Eagledusk looked at Foxfang. "Should we wait for the rest of the patrol to get back?" --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 19:04, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
Jayfrost dipped her head in agreement. Turning to Icepaw, she meowed, "Just wait a little bit longer, then you'll finally become a warrior. I've taught you well." She rested her head on top of the white she-cat's head, closing her eyes. Icepaw felt like laughing; her mentor was rarely this warm towards her. "You sure have," she told her. ~~ "Yeah, I think so. Knowing those two, they'll probably wait till we get back," Foxfang replied. "Which reminds me... I need to give Beepaw an assessment soon..." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 22:49, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
(What do you want her name to be though?)
Fleckpaw sat down outside the apprentices den. Icepaw and I are becoming warriors! She felt like leaping with joy, but she kept quiet and wait for the time to come.
"You're lucky. You have an apprentice." He swished his tail and looked over his shoulder, looking for any signs of the other two. --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 22:53, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
Smallpetal pushed her way through a clump of a ferns and into the clearing, a mouse and a squirrel clamped firmly in her jaws. Slypanther was behind her, a pigeon hanging from his mouth. "Hey," she puffed, out of breath from running all the way to the clearing. --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 22:59, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
Eagledusk stood up. "Theres going to be a warrior ceremony back at camp. Smokeforest will be waiting for us to return." --BerryNight✰The stars are brighter than the ✸sun✸ tonight✰Me ow 23:01, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
"I'm here," Jaybird called as she exited the nursery, purring as her mate twined around her. Lionheart had a bit of a sad look on his face for a second, but then he focused back on Flykit. "Flykit, you're gonna be a great warrior one day, right? But a warrior has to hunt, too. Can you show me your hunting crouch? ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 23:56, June 9, 2014 (UTC)
"Come on, I don't want to be held responsible for delaying the ceremony, which is what we're doing! The apprentices can probably hardly wait; let's get going." He walked a few paces, collecting his prey, and looked back at the others. ~~ Flykit nodded, and crouched down in his best impression of a hunting stance. "Is this it?" --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 20:57, June 10, 2014 (UTC)
(Pretty name :D)
Eagledusk picked his prey up and followed Foxfang. --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 21:02, June 10, 2014 (UTC)
"We saw Icepaw coming back. My only guess is that Fleckpaw could be becoming a warrior as well. She earned the warrior title long ago. I don't think any apprentice learned their training as fast as she did.." Eagledusk replied to Smallpetal. --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 17:49, June 11, 2014 (UTC)
Smallpetal gave a quick nod, but didn't reply, since she was too occupied with keeping her prey in place and a steady pace. As they neared the camp, she sped up, her tail flicking from side to side. --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 20:55, June 11, 2014 (UTC)
(What should Fleckpaw's warrior name be? I'm thinking Fleckfur, but -fur is an obvious choice and if I can't think of anything else I'd use that..)
He sped up as well. When they entered the camp, the first thing he saw was Fleckpaw leaping at a stone, apparently practicing her hunting skills. She's a great hunter already. Smokeforest stood up on the Highrock when he saw the patrol. It was by tradition that both leaders were there to make apprentices warriors. He looked around for Redforest. Eagledusk dropped his preyonto the fresh-kill pile and sat down outside the warriors den. --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 21:39, June 11, 2014 (UTC)
(Yes, but no one else in the Clan has -fur as a suffix of their name. Unless you want a more colorful name; I mean, who doesn't like those?)
"It's nearly time," Jayfrost told Icepaw. "Finally," Icepaw murmured. ~~ Foxfang went to sit beside his mate, Silvertail, who was watching Flykit nearby. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 23:53, June 11, 2014 (UTC)
(I kind of want a more colorful name. But if I can't think of one I guess I'll just use -fur.)
Fleckpaw had just noticed the patrol when she scented fresher prey. Is it time yet? Gorse was sitting nearby twitching her tail, impatiently. Only Smokeforest.. Ok its almost time. --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 00:35, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
(Fleckstripe? Fleckwing? Fleckheart? Fleckpatch? Fleckpelt? Fleckpath? Idek.)
"Try pulling your legs in. And keep your tail still." Lionheart meowed, looking over the kit's form. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 06:40, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
(I like Fleckpath :o Thank you Owl :3)
Fleckpaw padded towards Icepaw. "I'm guessing your as excited as I am." She flicked her tail and sat beside her friend. Fleckpaw's mentor was crouched staring up at Smokeforest. --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 16:47, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
Flykit followed Lionheart's instructions, and immediately felt more comfortable in the crouch than he had before. "Like this?" ~~ "I am!" Icepaw exclaimed, her paws working at the ground in anticipation. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 17:40, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
"It should be soon.." She worked her thorn sharp claws into the ground, sheathing and unsheathing them in excitement. "What do you think our warrior names will be?" Her eyes were bright as she thought about it. --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 18:28, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
He nodded. "Fine with me." Smokeforest sat down on the Highrock. "You want to announce that the ceremony will start? Or do you want me to?" --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 21:06, June 13, 2014 (UTC)
"I hope mine will be something like Icefall," she replied, her eyes shining. "Something that sounds pretty." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 23:47, June 13, 2014 (UTC)
Fleckpaw nodded. "I hope mine is something cool. Like maybe... Fleckwing. Or something cooler.." She noticed both Redforest and Smokeforest sitting on the Highrock. She gasped. "It'll start soon!" --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 00:46, June 14, 2014 (UTC)
"Will we ever get this ceremony started?" Jayfrost called up to the two leaders, once again speaking without thinking of others' reactions first. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 17:07, June 15, 2014 (UTC)
Smokeforest flicked his ears and stood up. "I'll just start." He yowled for the other cats who were not yet there to gather. He sat back down in wait as they gathered, casting a glare at Jayfrost. When they were all there he started, "As you know Icepaw and Fleckpaw have came back from their assessments. Jayfrost, Gorse, are they ready to earn their warrior names, defend their clan in battle, and hunt for those you cannot?" --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 19:04, June 15, 2014 (UTC)
Gorse stood. She nodded and replied, "Fleckpaw has been ready for some moons. Ever since she was a young kit, she had pure warrior blood." She dipped her head and sat back down leaving an embarrassed yet excited Fleckpaw staring at her paws. Smokeforest nodded and turned to jayfrost, giving her a stern look. Even though she spoke out against the leaders, he could understand why she was impatient. --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 21:45, June 15, 2014 (UTC)
"Yes, Icepaw is very much ready for the challenges and rewards of a warrior," Jayfrost meowed calmly, her eyes betraying the pride she felt for her apprentice. Icepaw looked at the ground, curling her tail shyly on top of her paws. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 22:00, June 15, 2014 (UTC)
Smokeforest nodded. "Then we will begin." He looked at Icepaw. "I, Smokeforest, leader of BerryClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. She has trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend her to you as a warrior in her turn," he began. "Icepaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your Clan, even at the cost of your life?" He swished his tail. --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 22:15, June 15, 2014 (UTC)
Icepaw nodded as she replied seriously, "I do." Jayfrost stood off to the side, nodding her head slowly. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 02:28, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
Smokeforest nodded as well before continuing. "Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Icepaw, from this moment you will be known as Icedrop. StarClan honors your loyalty and your determination, and we welcome you as a full warrior of BerryClan." He leapt down from the Highrock and stood face to face with the new warrior. He laid his chin on her head, murmuring. "Congratulations Icedrop." --BerryNight♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 02:30, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
Lionheart waved his tail from where he was sitting next to Stormblaze and his mate, murmuring welcoming words along with the rest of the Clan. It's a proud day when not only one cat becomes a warrior, but two. ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 03:23, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
Watching as Smokeforest leapt down, Redforest waited for everyone to finish welcoming the new warrior. "As BerryClan's leader, I, Redforest, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice," he said, using a slightly different beginning. "She has trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend her to you as a warrior in her turn. Fleckpaw, do you promise to uphold our code, and to protect and defend BerryClan, even at the cost of your life?" --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 22:32, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
(I'm going to make this detailed XD)
Fleckpaw stood. Her eyes full of confidence she replied, "I do." She saw, out of the corner of her eye, Gorse watching her apprentice approvingly, purring a bit. This is it! I am about to become a warrior! A warrior of the strongest clan in the forest! A warrior of BerryClan! She felt a mix of excitement and fear stir up in her chest, she wanted to laugh yet she wanted to scream. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 22:38, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop stood next to her former mentor with the warriors, feeling very small and inferior. Wordlessly, Jayfrost lay her tail across Icedrop's shoulders, subliminally reassuring her that she would be fine. Icedrop starightened and watched her friend be promoted with renewed happiness. ~~ Flykit gazed on with a slightly open mouth, awed by the seriousness and honor of the warrior ceremony. That's going to be me someday! --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 23:12, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Fleckpaw, from this moment on you will be known as Fleckpath. We honor your determination," he had almost said "stubbornness", but he changed it at the last minute, "and spirit, and we welcome you as a full BerryClan warrior." --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 23:39, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
She knew he had almost said stubbornness, she had expected that he would, but was surprised when he hadn't. She curled her tail in delight. Fleckpath.. She liked the sound of her new name. She looked over at her ment- former mentor. Gorse's eyes shone happily at the new warrior. They had been close, now Fleckpath wondered if she would still treat her as an apprentice. Smokeforest rested his chin on her head. "Congratulations Fleckpath." He meowed before pulling away and leaping back onto the Highrock. As he sat down he mewed quietly to Redforest, "We need to speak about a problem at a certain border. Known as the border where Brambleheart was exiled.." For an instant, a mixure of fear and anger passed through the tom's gaze until he blinked it out and looked at the cats gathered below. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 00:11, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
Redforest swept his long tail around his paws, surprised at the mention of the exiled tom. "Has he been scented? He knows the consequences of trying to come back," he almost hissed, before reminding himself to keep his voice down. (Btw, what's the story behind Brambleheart's banishment? x3) --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 00:56, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
(Long story short: He let his ambition get the better of him and tried to take over the clan.)
"Deerclaw told me she had scented a rogue by that border. When I went to check, the scent of Brambleheart hit me like a blow." Smokeforest looked at the sky, praying to StarClan he didn't want to try to overpower BerryClan again. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 01:07, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
He nodded. "It'd be best.. especially with his kits and mate nearby. Outside of camp or in the den?" He asked the other leader. Smokeforest stood up and waited for the red tom's answer. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 02:30, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
After the ceremony was over, Icedrop bounded over to Fleckpath to congratulate her. "I'm so happy we're both warriors now! We can do real patrols together, and hunt together, and... it'll be fun!" --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 03:26, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
Fleckpath nodded. "I'm excited for out first patrol! But we have to deal with the vigil first. It feels like it'll be a cold night as well."
At the mention of her name Deerclaw bounded to the leaders. "What is it you need? I heard my name." Smokeforest looked at her. "It's about Brambleheart." He said in a low murmur. "Where Doveclaw?" He asked a bit louder. Deerclaw shrugged. Where could she be? Smokeforest wondered. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 10:57, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
Lionheart flicked his tail. "Then you might want to pick out a good place to keep vigil, hm?" He meowed to Fleckpath "Also, congrats to you two; have fun being warriors, eh?" ᎮᏒᎧᏇᏝᏝᏬ ⓞ ֆǟʏ ɦɛʟʟօ ȶօ ȶɦɛ ֆʊռ ǟռɖ ȶɦɛ ֆȶǟʀֆ 23:14, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
Fleckpath turned to Lionheart. "The clan is more important than fun. Yes, some things will be fun but I'll put the clan above having that choice." She turned back to Icedrop. "Gorse told me where a good place to stand watch is. We can go there." Gorse who was nearby flicked her ear. She takes things to seriously.. I could never break her of that. She is as stubborn as an elder though. She looked at her former apprentice and wished that she was still a mentor. "She was a good apprentice.. I'll miss training her." Gorse murmured. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 23:28, June 17, 2014 (UTC)
"I'm sure you'll have another apprentice in no time," Smallpetal, who had overheard the she-cat, commented. "With all those kits in the nursery close to apprentice age, the camp will become overrun with new apprentices soon enough." ~~ Beepaw bounded up to the two new warriors. "I can't believe you guys are warriors!" she meowed happily, though there was an envious glint in her eyes. ~~ "We need to find her. She better not be off wasting valuable time doing something useless." The tom was already in a grumpy mood, and the mention of Brambleheart had only worsened it. --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 00:25, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
Gorse nodded. "I'd particularly like to mentor Shinekit. She is strong, fast. Somewhat like Fleckpath." She looked at her former apprentice and couldn't help but feel pride swell inside of her.
"You'll be warrior be for you know it!" Fleckpath purred to the she-cat. "Apprentice training goes by fast if she work hard and do the best you can."
"She's always off somewhere." Deerclaw growled. "When we find we'll tell her about.. you know. If we are going to speak about it, we better get going before someone starts asking questions." She flicked her tail at Bumblepaw, who was watching them curiosity. It wasn't everyday you see both leaders and deputies need together. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 01:11, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop nodded. "Foxfang's a great mentor, so don't worry. You'll be an awesome warrior." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 01:52, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
Fleckpath looked at the sky. "Icedrop, we better decide where we'll sit for vigil tonight. I'll show you the place Gorse showed me, if that's okay with you." She looked at her friend. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 14:18, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
"My assessment should be soon," she meowed before noticing that the new warriors need to leave. After saying bye, she scanned the camp for Bumblepaw, who was almost a warrior as well. Spotting him, she bounded over. "We should practice fighting and hunting for our assessments," she said, not even bothering with a greeting, as usual.
"Hopefully I'll have my first apprentice. I'd like anyone, really, but I would prefer Muddykit," she replied, thinking of the tom-kit. He wasn't particularly liked by all his Clanmates, and she always tended favor any cat she saw being treated unfairly.
"She must be outside camp. So let's go," Redforest meowed, before turning around and walking away before anymore could be said. Reaching the camp entrance, he breathed in, trying to detect Doveclaw's scent. --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 22:12, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
"Why?" He asked looking at her. "Is it because your jealous of Fleckpath and Icedrop?" He narrowed his eyes teasingly.
Gorse nodded. "You would be a good choice for him." She felt sympathy towards the young kit as well.
"You won't find her." Deerclaw meowed padding from behind the leader. "She's never around." She put her nose to the ground and tried to find a scent trail. "Luckily she's one of our best trackers." Smokeforest murmured before scenting around as well. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 22:24, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
Beepaw snorted, pretending to seem angry for a moment. "No, but we're bound to have our assessments soon. Would you rather risk failing, or do you want to be prepared?"
"Hopefully Smokeforest of Redforest do choose me. Anyways, I should be off. I'm sure I can find sometching to do around here," she meowed, flicking her ear.
Redforest scowled, lashing his tail in annoyance. "What would happen if I died tomorrow? I can't even trust her to do her deputy duties without running off, let alone lead a Clan!" he scoffed, not even catching the faintest hint of her scent. "Once we find her, well, she's going to wish we hadn't," he said, adding the last bit on to his rant. --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 22:53, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
Bumblepaw purred in amusement. He stood up. "Ok, we'll train I guess. What are we doing first?"
"Leaf-bare will be coming soon. The nursery needs to be reinforced with brambles and leaves." Gorse suggested. "Deerclaw told me to work on that and gather a few other cats to help. Would you like to help me?"
Deerclaw started a small growl, she's always off somewhere." Smokeforest snorted at the comment. "And like you're not always off patrolling borders by yourself." deerclaw didn't have anything to say about that and kept quiet. "We'd better get going. If we find her we'll tell her about Bramb-" he cut off short because they were still near the camp, and listening ears wouldn't be a good situation to have right now. "The situation." He finished. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 23:16, June 18, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop walked beside Fleckpath as she showed her the place where they'd be sitting for the night. Icedrop nodded as she looked it over. "I'm fine with it." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 01:37, June 19, 2014 (UTC)
"Ok, think we should start soon?" She asked her friend. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 02:54, June 19, 2014 (UTC)
"Well..." Icedrop raised her head to look at the sky. "It's past sunhigh, but we're not close to sundown either. I think we can wait." She turned her head to Fleckpath and gave a little smile. "Why don't we set up our nests in the warriors' den and maybe talk to the other warriors?" --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 00:03, June 20, 2014 (UTC)
Fleckpath nodded "Sounds fun! Though I'd be a bit careful about talking to a specific warrior. He isn't very patient with cats younger than him.." Fleckpath looked over her shoulder at Hawktooth. The black and gray mottled tom was crouching near the fresh-kill pile, munching on a mouse while staring off into space. "When I was still an apprentice and Gorse had a small bout of white-cough, Hawktooth was assigned my temporary mentor, and he was very strict! He said I couldn't perform my moves right and I had to go through the basics again.." She snorted. She knew battle moves were one of her strong points, but she had to admit the extra reminder of the basics helped balance her leap.
(I'm adding the Hawktooth character in right now so don't yell at me for adding in a random character XD) --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 03:02, June 20, 2014 (UTC)
Redforest nodded, bounding away until the three cats were far enough from the camp. He was heading toward the border where the tom had been scented, but he slowed his pace once he was out of earshot of the camp. "If he's scented again, the Clan should know, no matter how painful it might be for his family," he finally meowed.
Smallpetal nodded, eager to begin. "I can ask someone to help find the supplies we need," she offered, flicking her ear.
"Hunting? We can meet up at the camp before sunset, and practice fighting tomorrow after our regular training's done," Beepaw suggested, sitting down with a soft thud. --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 01:20, June 22, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop nodded. "Hawktooth is a good warrior. His heart's always in the right place." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 06:37, June 22, 2014 (UTC)
"I'm sure Fallowstream would actually be pleased to hear that her mate is back." Deerclaw growled softly. "She's always boasting about how, great her mate was." Smokeforest nodded in agreement. She was always saying how brave and smart and kind he was. But she always forgot to mention that he was brave and smart and kind as a younger warrior.
Gorse nodded. "That'd be great.
"Ok. Should we tell our mentor's first? So they don't think we are wondering off." Bumblepaw asked.
Fleckpath looked back at the older warrior. "That is true. But he should lighten up a bit. He's acting a lot like an elder already." --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 20:10, June 22, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop giggled lightly. "He should." She looked longingly towards the fresh-kill pile, switching her gaze back to Fleckpath. "You want to eat?" --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 01:17, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
"Nah, you go on ahead. I'm too excited to eat." She sat down and looked at the sky, she was a bit excited for the vigil. "Where do you think Redforest, Smokeforest, and Deerclaw went?" Fleckpath asked. She had seen them slip out of camp and wondered what they were doing. Might they have been looking for Doveclaw? She hasn't been around camp lately.. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 15:48, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop shrugged, turning around from where she had begun to pad away to grab something to eat. "I'm not sure. Maybe they just needed to discuss something without having the entire camp overhear. They are our leaders, and some things do need to be discussed in private." --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 20:55, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
"I just wonder what they need to speak about.." The flecked she-cat meowed. She turned to follow her friend. She wasn't very hungry, but it'd probably be best to get something to eat before the vigil. Hawktooth had apparently heard what Fleckpath had said. He snorted as she neared the fresh-kill pile and looked at her. "What the leaders are doing isn't any of the clans business. Let alone, your business." He turned back to his mouse which he had neglected, and finished eating it. 'Course he'd be grumpy. He's afraid of what they are talking about.. Suppose its about him. They wouldn't exile him too would they?! Even though the older tom was always grumpy and seemed to like nothing but himself sleep and food, he was a good warrior, and respected by lots of clan even though he had been one of Brambleheart's followers in that unfortunate time. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 21:05, June 23, 2014 (UTC)
"Yes, we know, Hawktooth," Icedrop meowed at him, trying to sound respectful even though she felt a little exasperated. Turning back to her friend, she whispered, "It's not our problem, so let's not worry about, okay?" --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 21:44, June 24, 2014 (UTC)
She whispered back. "If its important it's probably about the clan. Meaning it is our problem." She still wanted to know what they were talking about, but didn't say anything more and picked a squirrel from the pile of food, settling down to eat it. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 23:10, June 24, 2014 (UTC)
"Then we should watch them," Redforest meowed simply. "Patrols there should be frequent, and any trespassing cat challenged," he said after a quick pause. ~~ "Sure. I'll tell Foxfang and he can tell Deerclaw." Without waiting for a response, Beepaw scampered away, returning shortly after. "Since almost every cat was still in the camp, it didn't take long for me to find him." --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 00:04, June 26, 2014 (UTC)
"We should. But Muddykit and Shinekit won't be like their father. Remember that." He said the last sentence through gritted teeth. He had aimed the comment to Deerclaw mostly, as she had her doubts about the kits' loyalty. I'll give them good mentors.. I'll monitor their training.. I'll kill Brambleheart just to make sure those kits stay loyal to us. We need them. If their father is trying to attack again, we need as many warriors as we can get.
"You said we'd do hunting first right?" When Beepaw nodded, Bumblepaw stood up. "Want to start now?" He wanted to get out of camp for a bit, he felt confined and bored. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 13:58, June 26, 2014 (UTC)
Foxfang's gaze followed Beepaw after she departed. This is good, getting some extra work in. It'll make her more prepared for her assessment. ~~ Icedrop chose a vole and took a small bite. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 19:06, June 26, 2014 (UTC)
"Do you want to practice solo hunting first, and then practice hunting in pairs? I know Bravenight's assessment made him hunt with a warrior," Beepaw meowed, setting a brisk pace once they were outside the camp. ~~ Redforest snorted. "There's no guarantee in that. With Fallowstream bragging about how great he was, how do we know the kits won't turn to their father if he returns?" After a pause, he added, "That's why I think we should mentor them, or at least give them to trusted warriors who would keep an eye on them, and report back us if they did anything suspicious." --iʋყ ｒａｒｉｔｙ ♦ 21:55, June 26, 2014 (UTC)
"Sure." Bumblepaw agreed. "Where do you think we should hunt?"
"I think Smallpetal should mentor one of them." Deerclaw suggested. Smokeforest nodded. Smallpetal was a good warrior, she would be a good mentor. "Should we go to the border, to see if Brambleheart's scent is still there?" Smokeforest suggested. He didn't like talking about his clan mates behind his back, especially kits. It was unpredictable how their future would be. There's no way of telling what path they will choose.
(Wolf, I remember you saying in one of your rp comments that Smallpetal would like to mentor Muddykit when he becomes an apprentice. Do you want her to mentor him? :3) --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 22:05, June 26, 2014 (UTC)
After Icedrop and Fleckpath finished their meal, the sun had started lowering, so they decided to take up their positions in the spot Fleckpath had chosen. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 16:28, June 27, 2014 (UTC)
The flecked warrior lead the way to the sheltered spot. Eagledusk was sitting there waiting for them. "Hello you two." He greeted as they neared. "I was assigned to let you know how this works, if you didn't already know." Fleckpath looked at Icedrop and whispered. "Should we just let him tell us. I already know, and I'm sure you do as well, but Eagledusk likes to be helpful. Sometimes I just let him be." --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 16:50, June 27, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop motioned for Eagledusk to go on. "We'll just let him explain, just in case we missed something," she whispered back to her friend. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 22:36, June 29, 2014 (UTC)
Fleckpath gave a small nod. Eagledusk's eyes brightened as he began, "You have to do the vigil tonight: to do that you listen and watch out for any enemies while the rest of the clan is asleep. You have to guard 'til dawn and you have to do the whole thing without talking. I'll be out in the morning as well to tell you that your vigil is over." He stood up and moved out of the way. 'You may begin now." He smiled at them and wished them good luck. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 22:43, June 29, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop nodded thanks to him and took up a spot facing the entrance of camp. Fleckpath sat down beside her. "Ready for a whole night of no talking and staring out into the night?" --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 17:44, June 30, 2014 (UTC)
(Adding a bit of the new plot: Brambleheart is spying)
The flecked warrior nodded. "Ready as I'll ever be." She licked drew a paw over her ear, taking on a determined and serious expression. "Our clan will be well protected tonight."
The tom chuckled silently as he overheard the she-cats words. She may be right.. for now at least. --Jayface o3o♐Living only with my thoughts, hunting, breathing, fighting to stay alive♐ 18:08, June 30, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop and Fleckpath remained in their spots as every cat retreated to their nests and fell asleep. Soon, there were no sounds except crickets chirping and the slight rustling of animals speeding through the undergrowth. --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 00:09, July 2, 2014 (UTC)
Fleckpath stood up and scented the air. She thought she had heard something, but wasn't sure. She shrugged and sat back down. --Darkness♋Cold. Darkness. Why me?I am fighting for my life.. What shall happen next is unknown, even to the very wise StarClan♋ 16:05, July 2, 2014 (UTC)
Icedrop glanced sideways at her speckled friend. "Did you scent something?" --★Saving people, hunting things, the family business★ 00:54, July 3, 2014 (UTC)