Shadowpaw sat just outside camp, blue eyes cast down at his rugged reflection. He had trained extra hard today in hopes he'd finally succeed and excel at something. The Snowshoe tom lifted his gaze towards the sky as a deep ache entered his heart. He missed his parents. Bianca's warm gaze and Nicholai's soft attitude. My name isLord Voldemort 02:26, May 2, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather had brought the apprentices' back to camp. His thoughts were filled with Tanagersong. Why did he always think about her? Was this normal? Do I like her? He spotted the she-cat and nearly skipped with joy over to her. "Hey, Tanagersong!" If I'm skipping with joy when I see someone, I don't think normal cats do that.
Rainpaw yawned, staring around the camp. He felt tired, but this tired feeling wasn't like being normal tired. When he felt like this, he knew he was never going to fall asleep tonight. He sighed. It's already happened last night. I can't even focus on training properly. Clearpaw bounded over. "Rainy!" she mewed. She frowned after a moment. "Can't sleep again? Why don't you go walk around the whole territory, run if you have to, that'll tire you out for sure." ~Patchfeather~ 14:06, May 2, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw gave a heavy sight curling up where he was outside of camp, blue eyes on the sky. The Snowshoe's thoughts staying on his parents. He missed too much, maybe he could visit them in his dreams? My name isLord Voldemort 14:50, May 2, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw sighed once more at Clearpaw's suggestion. He knew she was just trying to help, but it was annoying; nothing he did would make him sleep. "Okay, Clearpaw. I'll be back later. Good night." It was worth a try... He waved his tail lazily as he exited camp, yawning again. He picked up his denmates scent. What were they doing out at this hour? ~Patchfeather~ 19:22, May 2, 2017 (UTC)
Immediately brightening with a wide grin, Tanagersong stood much taller and corrected her posture as Spiderfeather approached. "Hey!" She greeted him cheerfully, feeling her heart flutter in her chest. She knew she was very fond of the young warrior, and was yet to admit it. She was (secretly) hoping that he'd ask to be her mate at some point.Silverstar 20:39, May 2, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather butted his head against Tangagersong's cheek. "Hows it going?" I do love her, I just know it. But how do I tell her?~Patchfeather~ 21:16, May 2, 2017 (UTC)
The warrior let out a high-pitched giggle, like a love-struck juvenile. "I'm doing good, how about you? Prey running well?" Tanagersong spoke in a smooth purr, feeling flighty while around the tom.Silverstar 21:19, May 2, 2017 (UTC)
After laying down on the soft grass for nearly an hour, Shadowpaw felt uneasy, like sleep would never come. He sighed heavily before sitting back up and wrapping his sleek tail around his paws. My name isLord Voldemort 02:19, May 3, 2017 (UTC)
Elkstep observed his sister from a distance, a disgusted looking appearing on his face. He found her giggliness and mooning to be pathetic, and unbelievably gross.---- Galepaw and Raptorpaw were attempting to make up, the two siblings now hunting outside of camp.Silverstar 19:52, May 3, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw followed the scent, curiously. He spotted Shadowpaw sitting in the undergrowth. He wondered if he should leave him alone. "Shadowpaw? Can't sleep?" Rainpaw padded out of the bushes and fixed his bright gaze on Shadowpaw.
"I'm great. I took the newer apprentices out to train. It was tough, but worth the struggle," Spiderfeather purred sitting down. "Are you busy?" he stared seriously at her. ~Patchfeather~ 19:59, May 3, 2017 (UTC)
Tanagersong sat down as well, paws and long whiskers quivering with eagerness. She gazed at him expectingly, shifting to get more comfortable before shaking her head. "No, I'm not busy. Something you need?"Silverstar 20:04, May 3, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather resisted the urge to squirm with unease and excitement. "Well, I was thinking maybe we could go out for a walk? It's really nice, the skies clear, we can see all of Silverpelt." Was this walk his chance to tell her he how he felt? Would she feel the same? Or was he being stupid and just keep his mouth shut? So many things could go wrong, but so many could go right.~Patchfeather~ 20:11, May 3, 2017 (UTC)
The tortoiseshell tabby grinned widely, rising to her paws without a moment of hesitation. "Of course, I'd be more than happy to go for a walk! I really need to stretch my legs for a bit." Tanagersong responded, waiting for him to lead the way.Silverstar 20:16, May 3, 2017 (UTC)
"Great," Spiderfeather purred, leading the way out of camp with his head and tail held high, looking calm. But the inside of his head was like an angry bee hive, smashing and jumbling words together. I've been suspecting and knowing I like her for a long time now, and I haven't even thought of any words yet! Stupid Spiderfeather!~Patchfeather~ 20:22, May 3, 2017 (UTC)
Unable to remove the smile from her face, Tanagersong trotted after the warrior, her tail held high like a proudly waving flag. Once out of camp, she felt much less shaky, and very buoyant with Spiderfeather by her side. "I hope Lakestar'll give me an apprentice soon, so I can become a candidate for deputy!" Her eyes shone in a dreamy manner. She could only imagine how great it felt to be a deputy, to have such a great responsibility.Silverstar 23:34, May 3, 2017 (UTC)
"I hope you get one soon, too. You'd be a great deputy. I'll support you forever and will never leave your side," Spiderfeather murmured, ducking his head shyly. ~Patchfeather~ 02:14, May 4, 2017 (UTC)
"My sleeping is fine," he said cooly. Despite having made a few friends the Snowshoe still harbored his feelings and didn't want anyone to know. He hadn't even told Duskpaw, which was odd for him. My name isLord Voldemort 13:36, May 4, 2017 (UTC)
"Why are you out here in the middle of the night?" Rainpaw asked, holding back another yawn as he glanced lazily around the area. ~Patchfeather~ 14:05, May 4, 2017 (UTC)
"Doe sit matter?" He asked, narrowing his eyes at the smoke tabby. His blue eyes piercing in the dark night. My name isLord Voldemort 14:09, May 4, 2017 (UTC)
"You're my denmate and my friend, so yes it does matter," Rainpaw murmured, flicking a leaf off his ear. ~Patchfeather~ 14:13, May 4, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw moved back out of the tabby's space, not really wanting skin on skin contact or much of anything. "I'm just thinking, that's all you need to know." He said, a little more harsh than he intended. My name isLord Voldemort 14:16, May 4, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw shrugged. "Okay. I'm going for a walk because sleeps impossible to find, so if you're attacked by a fox or anything I'll be close by," Rainpaw mewed in a jolly manner and turned away to face the shadowy forest. ~Patchfeather~ 14:27, May 4, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw watched the tabby leave before facing the thoughts on his mind. His parents, no not just his parents now it was someone else. Rainpaw. The tom had barely touched his ear but something had happened to Shadowpaw that he couldn't explain. Not right now. My name isLord Voldemort 14:30, May 4, 2017 (UTC)
"Really?" Tanagersong paused, casting Spiderfeather an honest expression, although her voice rang with undoubtable cheerfulness. She then purred in response, continuing to walk along. "Thanks, Spiderfeather. It seems that I can always count on you."Silverstar 01:26, May 5, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather purred as they walked on. He would always stand by her side no matter what. He took a deep breath. He needed to get it out in the open as soon as he could - it was so distracting; all he could think about was Tanagersong. "Look... Tanagersong. There's something I need to tell you," he began, surprised to find himself comfortable as he spoke. Even if Tanagersong turned him away, he knew she'd still be his friend. ~Patchfeather~ 03:01, May 5, 2017 (UTC)
She attempted to swallow her apprehension as he began, but she couldn't make it disappear. What was he going to say to her? He wasn't considering leaving SpringClan or something, was he? She shifted uncomfortably as silence grew present. "...Go on...?"Silverstar 21:22, May 7, 2017 (UTC)
"Look, Tanagersong, I - you're my best friend, you are," Spiderfeather stammered, giving the molly a small smile. "I like you, I like you a lot.." he murmured, quietly. ~Patchfeather~ 23:44, May 7, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw cast his icy gaze towards his sister and friends. One of them was more than a friend and he hadn't told anyone not even Duskpaw. My name isLord Voldemort 09:21, May 27, 2017 (UTC)
Clearpaw bounced around Rainpaw as he stared at the clouds. "Come on, Rainy, let's go hunt, or something," she begged. ~Patchfeather~ 20:05, May 28, 2017 (UTC)
Tanagersong felt her stomach tighten in excitement. He actually....liked her? And a lot? She shuffled a paw restlessly before glancing up at Spiderfeather bashfully, "I like you a lot, too," she admitted with a faint and timid smile.Silverstar 16:13, June 4, 2017 (UTC)
"You do?" Spiderfeather couldn't help but mew. Tanagersong liked him!! "That's - that's great!" he purred. After a moment he asked, "... Should... should we become a thing?" ~Patchfeather~ 18:23, June 6, 2017 (UTC)
Palepaw sat near the apprentice's den, flicking his tail once or twice as he scanned his Clanmates with a cool blue gaze. He glanced over at Shadowpaw, wondering what exactly was ruffling his fur to make him give such a cold glare. Perhaps Rainpaw had done something? Whatever it was, Palepaw reminded himself not to get involved- if anything, they'd turn on him and he'd be an easy target as one of the newer apprentices- and a former housecat to boot. apolloherecomesjustice!19:38 Tue Jun 6
"Come on, Clearpaw. Go bother someone else," Rainpaw said, quite harshly, making Clearpaw's eyes widen with shock, then he let his face soften. "I'm sorry, I'd love to do stuff with you, but I didn't sleep last night, you know how cranky I get." Clearpaw coked her head, concerned. "Again? You've been having trouble sleeping for nearly a moon now. Is something wrong?" Rainpaw shook his head. "Nothing. Go run along, fly with the birds. Not really." Clearpaw frowned, but padded away from her friend. Something was wrong with Rainpaw; she was worried about him. She had to find out what it was! ~Patchfeather~ 20:45, June 6, 2017 (UTC)
Palepaw's eyes narrowed as he watched Rainpaw cast Clearpaw away; maaaaaaybe the time called for him to do at least something. He stood up, flicking glances at Clearpaw and Rainpaw, calculating which one would probably give him a better chance of figuring out what was the matter. He decided he'd talk to Rainpaw first, and he made his way towards the smoke tabby. "So, what was that all about?" he mewed, though his tone wasn't intrusive. "Are you alright?" apolloherecomesjustice!22:11 Tue Jun 6
There was a small spark of excitement that flashed in Tanagersong's pale eyes as she gazed at Spiderfeather. "I'd love it if we became a 'thing'." She responded with a small purr rumbling in her throat.---- Raptorpaw was wrestling with his sister, Galepaw's ear firmly clamped between his jaws in a playful manner. She shoved him away quickly before they locked together again, only to roll to Lakestar's pale paws. The leader cleared his throat, and his two younger siblings quickly broke apart. "O-Oh, Lakestar!" Raptorpaw swallowed.Silverstar 22:22, June 6, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw shrugged. "I dunno. I've been having trouble sleeping a lot lately and I don't know why, and I don't know what to do. It makes me tired all day, and cranky, and I sometimes snap without meaning to." He flinched slightly, remembering Clearpaw's reaction.
Spiderfeather purred, rubbing his muzzle along Tanagersong's cheek. "You've made me happier than I ever thought possible." He breathed in her sweet scent. "I love you." ~Patchfeather~ 00:34, June 7, 2017 (UTC)
"Hmm." Palepaw twitched an ear, thinking. His eyes brightened, and he mewed, "Hey, doesn't Honeydapple say that poppy seeds help cats sleep? Maybe we can find some for you." He swished his plumy tail, looking pleased with his solution. apolloherecomesjustice!00:51 Wed Jun 7
Rainpaw's green eyes brightened. "That's a good idea. I'll ask her about them tonight, I hope they work!" he shifted around excitedly. "Thanks for your help." He blinked kindly. ~Patchfeather~ 00:57, June 7, 2017 (UTC)
The toroiseshell tabby stretched out her neck at Spiderfeather's touch, closing her eyes and purring along with him. "I love you too, Spiderfeather." She knew perfectly well that her brother would be very displeased. But whatever, let him suffer in his silence.---- Lakestar uttered nothing to his siblings at first, while Soaringsong approached his side and gently bumped against him. "How's it going, Lakestar?" She asked her brother with a casual blink of her pale eyes, before glancing down at Raptorpaw and Galepaw. "Are you two causing trouble again? You're going to be warriors, for StarClan's sake."Silverstar 01:25, June 7, 2017 (UTC)
"No problem," Palepaw replied courteously. He dipped his head and stood up, waving his tail in goodbye as he passed Rainpaw on his way out of the camp. Palepaw stood near the camp for a moment, breathing in the sweet smells of the meadow, then ran outside, relishing the feeling of grass under his paws. apolloherecomesjustice!11:16 Wed Jun 7
Rainpaw curled up and closed his eyes. He'd ask Honeydapple for sure! How come he never thought of that? --- Clearpaw bounded lightly along a rabbit trail. She was hunting for flowers to line her and Rainpaw's nest with - maybe she'd line all the apprentices nest so it'd smell lovely in there! ~Patchfeather~ 14:19, June 7, 2017 (UTC)
Instead of a sarcastic response to Soaringsong's biting comment, Raptorpaw gave a small sniff. "You smell funny, Soar." The gray tabby apprentice commented dryly, casting her a suspicious glance before the pale warriors flattened her ears offensively. "You do too, furball."Silverstar 21:19, June 7, 2017 (UTC)
Palepaw continued on one of the less traveled paths of the meadow, ducking under a low-lying branch that stemmed from one of the trees overhead. He lowered his muzzle to the grass, sniffing for any hint of prey. He soon picked up on the scent of a mouse, and slowly moved forward, seeking the source. It didn't take him long to find it- he found the mouse crouched near a tree root, busily gnawing on a seed. Holding his breath, he crept towards the mouse, waggled his haunches, and leaped, landing directly on his target. The mouse let out a long squeak that was cut off by Palepaw snapping its neck with a flick of his paw. apolloherecomesjustice!02:23 Thu Jun 8
In the distance, Clearpaw caught sight of some pretty yellow flowers waving at her in the breeze - as if they were calling to her. She pranced through the long grass, not worrying if she picked up any ticks, and skidded to a halt beside the flowers, taken by surprise by their strong scent. Perfect! She nipped a few off, then heard a rustling ahead of her. She froze with a flower hanging out of her mouth, staring in the direction of the sound. After a few moments, nothing stirred so she went back to picking. It was probably a rabbit or something, who knows, all the other scents were masked by pollen. ~Patchfeather~ 03:25, June 8, 2017 (UTC)
Palepaw stood back upright, the mouse lying limply on the ground. He quickly scuffed dirt over it and planned to find it later after he'd gotten some more prey. Soon, he picked up the scent of some other creature from far off- though, nervously, he realized he was unfamiliar with it. Trying to keep a lookout, he continued on his way, soon picking up the smell of Clearpaw. He remembered she'd exited camp when Rainpaw cast her off, so he didn't feel too surprised. apolloherecomesjustice!04:31 Thu Jun 8
Clearpaw had a huge pile of flowers beside her already, and she was now picking off the last few stems. She had heard the rustling again but thought nothing of it, until it was close this time. Her heart pounded with unease and she quickly gathered the flower stems off the ground, dismayed to see all couldn't fit in her mouth. She'd need to make two or three trips, and she'd rather not come back here. She lifted her head, ready to hurry home when there was growling and even more rustling behind her. Se spun around to see a dark slender shape flying through the air with bared teeth, letting out a snarl. Clearpaw screamed, dropping the flowers. Weasel! she thought in panic. She had never seen one before, but she knew they were savage. ~Patchfeather~ 14:56, June 8, 2017 (UTC)
Palepaw immediately flinched at the sound of a shriek, whipping his head around frantically as he tried to pinpoint its source. He finally found a lead on the voice and sprinted towards it, skidding to a halt as he saw the danger Clearpaw was in. The unfamiliar scent he had picked up on before had turned into a stench so thick he nearly gagged. He stared at the creature the smell had came from and he immediately let out a sharp hiss, crouching with hackles raised as he prepared to defend Clearpaw from it. apolloherecomesjustice!21:37 Sat Jun 10
The weasel landed on Clearpaw's shoulders, digging it's teeth into her flesh. She yowled, trying to buck and shake it off, but it clung on tight. She spotted Palepaw, letting out a desperate sigh of relief. Between the two of them, they'd be able to defeat the weasel. ~Patchfeather~ 23:07, June 10, 2017 (UTC)
Palepaw rushed forward, ripping at the weasel's muzzle, trying to find a way to unhook it from Clearpaw's body. His thoughts were rushing faster than a stampede of sheep, and he tried to get them to focus on the fight at hand. apolloherecomesjustice!12:52 Sun Jun 18
Shadowpaw curled up sleeping, plagued by nightmares of no StarClan and monsters. He saw his mother and father once then they were ripped to shreds by the monsters. He woke up with a start, panting and a look of fear on his face. My name isLord Voldemort 20:18, June 18, 2017 (UTC)
Raptorpaw eyed Soaringsong, clearly suspicious of his older sister, before ducking away with his littermate. Galepaw walked coolly along his side, casting her brother a curious glance once they were out of earshot. "What do you mean she 'smells funny', Raptorpaw?" Her brother thought for a moment. "Well...she smells sort of like Goldpetal." Speaking of the pregnant deputy, she was getting very close to kitting. It was likely that she'd have her kits within that day, or the next. Honeydapple was already prepping her things.Silverstar 19:00, July 3, 2017 (UTC)
Clearpaw wildly shook her pelt, throwing blows with her claws extended at random places and shrieking. Finally one pair of her claws snagged the pelt of the weasel and she tugged as hard as she could. ~Patchfeather~ 20:04, July 12, 2017 (UTC)
Galepaw looked at her brother with round eyes, her delicate lower jaw dropping. "You don't mean-- she couldn't be-!" She briefly glanced over her shoulder at Soaringsong before returning her flustered gaze to Raptorpaw. "Lakestar would freak, Raptorpaw! You know how protective he is of our older sister. That's what big brothers do." Galepaw spoke in a low voice, inching closer to her littermate so they could speak more privately about the matter.Silverstar 22:08, July 13, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw sat, sides heaving, his nightmares never really going away. He looked over at Honeydapple, maybe he could tell her and she not say anything. Maybe it would all get easier if someone knew where he came from. My name isLord Voldemort 09:22, August 11, 2017 (UTC)
Thankfully, news spread fast in the remote SpringClan camp, so Honeydapple was quick to learn that the Clan's deputy was kitting. However, the Medicine Cat's mind was quick to register that the whole ordeal wasn't going to end well. Soaringsong had noted that the deputy had seemed frail all day, and had been denying all offers of water and fresh kill.Silverstar 23:40, August 11, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather looked around for Tanagersong, his paws as light as feathers. --- Rainpaw woke up the next morning feeling more awake than ever. Huh, that's cool. So does this mean I should eat poppy seeds every freak'in night or would that be bad?~Patchfeather~ 00:01, August 12, 2017 (UTC)
As soon as Lakestar overheard that Goldpetal was kitting, he felt...unusually relieved. Why? It meant she'd have to step down from her duties, which she never really performed anyways. He'd already had his mind set on a proper and much more deserving replacement, he just didn't know how to break the news to the kitting Queen. Fortunately for him, he wouldn't have to, in the end.
Honeydapple tried her best, she really did...but her efforts proved pointless in the end. Goldpetal had passed away during her kitting, and left behind two little kits in her place. Honeydapple herself decided to deem them Stagkit and Zinniakit.Silverstar 14:25, August 15, 2017 (UTC)
Monarchsky had only recently returned to camp when he felt the moon shift. The tom had heard Goldpetal kitting and then nothing. He wasn't sure what had happened, but, it obviously didn't sound good. Part of him wanted to help Honeydapple, so he tentatively got up from his spot on and walked over to the nursery. Monarchsky didn't dare walk into the nursery, so he called out to the medicine cat, "Honeydapple, did you need someone to fetch anything? Or did you need help?" It was a part of him to ask to help, he just felt as though something might need to be done. — #chicks
=trouble04:33 Sat Aug 19 2017
Dewclaw had been sitting by the Warriors den when she heard the news, her ears flat to her skull she stood and slunk from camp. It was too noisy for her, peace and quiet would help. She'd also help by gathering herbs she thought they might need. Marigold, cobwebs, ragwort. My name isLord Voldemort 05:10, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Her head bowed, Honeydapple had the look of utter defeat. She had predicted this horrible outcome, of course, but she wished she could've done something. She understood that Goldpetal was lazy and a poor deputy to say the least, but she was still a life now lost. Quietly, Honeydapple responded in a pained voice, "...prepare the body for burial, if you could. I need to report this to my brother." Without another word, she ducked out of the nursery and skulked over to her brother's den.
"...Lakestar? I'm sorry, but...Goldpetal has passed on to StarClan."Silverstar 13:43, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather's bounciness melted away when he heard about Goldpetal's death. He hadn't even known she was kitting! Her poor kits were motherless - another queen would take care of them, he was sure. He padded into the warriors den and curled up in his nest, energy drained from his paws. ~Patchfeather~ 13:45, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Ears perked curiously, Tanagersong tailed Spiderfeather into the warrior's den to offer her comfort. Call her a dirtball, but she was slightly excited to hear about the new deputy. Herself, hopefully? She'd proven herself a perfect warrior and an excellent candidate for deputy, surely Lakestar would not overlook her!
The leader gave a small dip of his head, then. "I will announce her death to the Clan, then...and select her replacement at sunset." It was midday, so he still had plenty of time...however, his mind was already set on who his next deputy would be. He could easily detect his younger sister's grief, and gently nuzzled her forehead. "...I'm sure you did everything you could, Honeydapple...sometimes when StarClan says it's time, it's time." He brushed past her and headed towards the High ?????? to call a Clan meeting.Silverstar 13:55, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather gave Tanagersong a weak smile when he saw her but his eyes were still shadowed. He had never really talked to Goldpetal before, and everything he heard about her was how lazy she was, but it still hurt knowing a clanmate was gone. Lakestar would have been making a replacement deputy while Goldpetal was in the nursery anyway, so he didn't have too much guilt thinking about that. He knew Tanagersong wanted to be deputy so bad, she had proven herself many times, he was all supporting for her! ~Patchfeather~ 14:04, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Tanagersong prepared to lay herself beside Spiderfeather, but paused as Lakestar called a meeting. He was probably announcing the death of Goldpetal, wasn't he? Letting out a small sigh, she backed out of the warrior's den and gathered with the others at Lakestar's call.Silverstar 14:09, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather hauled himself out of his nest, inwardly complaining when his head hurt and he felt as stiff as an elder. He limped out of the den, close behind Tanagersong and plopped ungracefully to the ground when they reached the clearing. ~Patchfeather~ 14:14, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
The warrior gave her the terrain a look over again, she'd need the herbs to clean the deceased deputy's body. She was sure some of that would be marigold so she collected some of that along with mint borage leaves in case. The dilited molly turned and headed back into and called to Honeydapple her voice muffled by the herbs. "Honerdappleh," she called. "I've cowected some weaves and werbs." My name isLord Voldemort 14:43, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
"Thank you," Honeydapple replied hastily, accepting the warrior's offer. She'd use the mint on Goldpetal's carcass for the upcoming vigil.----Lakestar drew in a breath. He said to Honeydapple that he'd announce the deputy at sunset, but he had already made up his mind. There was no point in keeping his Clan waiting. "It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of our deputy, Goldpetal. Honeydapple tried her hardest, but she runs with StarClan now, and has left behind two orphaned kittens."Silverstar 15:34, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Dewclaw nodded and turned to listen to Lakestar, she wondered what the kittens look like. "Do you have someone who can care for them Honeydapple?" The diluted molly asked the medicine cat. My name isLord Voldemort 17:48, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
The medicine cat slowly shook her head. "No, we have nobody in the nursery...which means we can't even feed them. Unfortunately...I think Lakestar might have to consider giving them to a Clan who can raise them, so they don't die." Honeydapple didn't quite like the thought, as she disliked just about all of the other Clans. But what other choice did they have? But then, something shocked her. "I can feed them." It was Soaringsong.
And thank StarClan Lakestar couldn't hear here from where he was. "My original plan was to wait until sunset to announce the Clan's new deputy, but I already know the perfect warrior. There's no point in keeping the Clan waiting." The leader went on, his eyes drifting across his crowd of cats. Tanagersong fidgeted impatiently. It had to be her, surely it was her! After all, Lakestar had mentored her himself! "I say these words before StarClan, so that the spirit of Goldpetal may hear and approve of my choice. The new deputy of SpringClan is Spiderfeather."Silverstar 18:14, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather had been in a mournful silence the whole time, though a tingle of excitement made his paws itch when Lakestar announced he'd be choosing his deputy now and he glanced at Tanagersong with a hopeful expression then continued to listen. After Lakestar had finished, Spiderfeather stared up at his leader, the mist of grief fading instantly. His mouth opened and closed slightly, eyes wide with shock. ~Patchfeather~ 18:22, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Dewclaw nodded. "If you need me to I can watch them whenever." She said. She would happily help out in the time of need for the Clan. My name isLord Voldemort 18:46, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Monarchsky nodded when he was given his directions. The tom slowly entered the nursery to retrieve Goldpetal's body. As he did, he saw the kittens and his heart stopped - what would happen to her children? The tom kept thinking as he moved the deceased queen out of the nursery to ready her for the vigil. He caught the end of Lakestar's announcement of a new deputy and lightly nodded in approval - Monarchsky didn't disagree with his judgement so he didn't really care who was the new deputy. — #chicks
=trouble22:09 Sat Aug 19 2017
Lakestar gazed down at Spiderfeather patiently, while Tanagersong's jaw dropped in jealousy. "You may take your time before making your final decision...please inform me of your choice of acceptance or denial at sunset." There, now he did have something to do at sunset. Sucking in a breath of air, the leader went on. "...As for Goldpetal's kittens, I will be discussing their fate with our Medicine Cat. Our nursery is empty, and the kittens may starve if we don't find them a queen...but you may return to your duties, this meeting is dismissed." He gave a mindless flick of his long tail before leaping off of the Highwhatever and trotting over to Honeydapple.
His sister seemed...shocked? Had he missed something? Had she misheard what he said? Lakestar stared at Honeydapple and slowly lowered his head, waiting for the golden tabby to say something. "...Soaringsong can and will nurse the kits, Lakestar." And now, it was time for him to explode. Hackles raising, he turned to Soaringsong in a fury and gritted his teeth. "You're pregnant?!"Silverstar 23:11, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather turned to Tanagersong, feeling like the ground just opened beneath his paws. Guilt made his face hot as he searched for words. "Ta-Tanagersong, I'm sorry..." All his life, Spiderfeather had had his own little desire for the power of being deputy of his Clan, but he had dropped it once he learned of Tanagersong's hopes and dreams. But now that he had the chance... it was tempting, but would he be betraying Tanagersong if he chose to? ~Patchfeather~ 23:36, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
Dewclaw as well could care less about the deputy, she was more worried about helping out, prooving brrself. She turned abruptly nearly running into Monarchsky. "Oh sorry. Do you need any help?" The warrior asked. My name isLord Voldemort 05:13, August 20, 2017 (UTC)
Her ears flattened as she stared at Spiderfeather with a hurt expression. Not only had he the heart to crush her one-and-only dream, but he was willing to choose a duty over her? Eyes narrowing darkly, Tanagersong skulked away from him with a soft hiss. "...We're through."
In the background, Galepaw and Raptorpaw's jaws dropped at Soaringsong's announcement. Lakestar was going to explode. "You never told us? Soaringsong, how could you?!" The leader snarled with a whip of his tabby tail, while the pale warrior remained cool and collected. She eyed her littermate with a soft sniff, keeping her chin held high. "This is exactly why I never told you, Lakestar. But yes: I'm expecting my own litter...and you'll just have to deal with that, won't you?"Silverstar 13:16, August 20, 2017 (UTC)
Cavernpaw loped into camp with Toadpaw, giggling at one of his lame jokes. My name isLord Voldemort 13:19, August 20, 2017 (UTC)
"No Tanagersong! Wait..." Spiderfeather padded after her but halted, knowing that chasing after her probably would only give him a neat scratch on the face. His head and tail dropped. They were through? They couldn't be through! I know this was what she's always wanted, now I took that from her.~Patchfeather~ 13:27, August 20, 2017 (UTC)
Lakestar stiffened in anger as Soaringsong walked off casually, her head held high as if she'd just been made Clan leader. Raptorpaw looked between the two before awkwardly stumbling off. Better to not get involved...
Tanagersong shoved her way out of camp, ears flattened against her skull. How dare he?! She vowed herself to him, she was his best friend, she shared all her hopes and dreams with him. And now, he took it all away.Silverstar 14:14, August 20, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw sat outside camp, under his thinking willow, curled inside a small hole that was in the tree. He was just the right size for it and it was warm despite the weather cooling down. He closed his eyes letting his thoughts carry him away. Immediately they went to Rainpaw and (yes he still hung on it) the way he had touched Shadowpaw's ear. Could Shadowpaw be developed feelings or at least a crush on his friend? My name isLord Voldemort 09:16, August 21, 2017 (UTC)
(do you want them to hang out soon?) Rainpaw looked around for Clearpaw but found no sign of her. With a frown he looked for Shadowpaw around camp. He never really talked much, but Rainpaw liked him and considered him a great friend. He seemed to be acting different lately...
Spiderfeather stood where he was, thoughtless for awhile before going to his nest. If Tanagersong won't support me... than maybe we weren't meant to be. I want someone who will stand by my side always. I think I will become deputy, I've wanted it, and I think I've earned it. I'm sorry Tanagersong, but the way you acted has shown me you weren't mine. He exhaled, realizing he had been holding it in and it felt like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders, but there was still a nagging pain in his heart. I will tell Lakestar I've made up my mind at sunset. I will be his deputy. ~Patchfeather~ 14:54, August 21, 2017 (UTC)
Grumbling under his breath, Lakestar stalked off with an irritated twitching of his tail tip. Ugh, family could be a real pain...how could his father handle it, and being a leader all the meanwhile? Or...did Froststar never have a family of his own, outside of Shellshore and their kittens?
Elkstep was sick of all the drama, but he was feeling particularly sorry for Tanagersong.She was his sister, and therefore he had every right to worry about her. Why didn't she just listen to his advice? Ducking out of camp, he went out to search for her...although things weren't going to go all too well for him.Silverstar 15:03, August 21, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw stalked into camp in a sour mood after failing to catch any prey with his mentor. Not paying attention to where he was going he bumped into Rainpaw. My name isLord Voldemort 10:46, September 11, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw whipped around, eyes lighting up as he saw the cat who'd walked into him was Shadowpaw. "Hey dude! I was just wondering where all my friends were! What's up?" ~Patchfeather~ 00:39, September 13, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw felt his pelt warming drom embarrassment. "Sorry," he mumbled. "Duskpaw's been training. I was just taking a walk.." the pale tom said. My name isLord Voldemort 02:53, September 13, 2017 (UTC)
"Oh, it's no problem," Rainpaw mewed cheerfully. "I have no idea where Clearpaw is. She's been gone all day, must be busy training or something... Do you want to go hunting?" he asked, looking to the camp entrance then to Shadowpaw. ~Patchfeather~ 14:09, September 13, 2017 (UTC)
Elkstep curiously poked around outside of camp, desperately searching for his boisterous sister who was suffering from secret heartbreak. He pitied Spiderfeather and didn't at all blame the tom for his difficult choosing: mollies were great, but the honor of being Clan deputy? Although, he supposed that Tanagersong's reaction wasn't at all too outlandish either. It was common for her to...overreact, but being unable to accomplish the dream she had since kithood was a bit of a smack in the face.
Rustling in the tall grass caused the tom to perk his ears in curiosity. "Tanagersong?" The shy russet tom called out anxiously, hackles starting to raise as he took a tentative step forward. He tasted the air, only to realize that the wind wasn't in his favor. It was, however, in the favor of a hungry fox hunting for a nice meal. As the predator leaped from the grass, Elkstep's legs stiffened in fright. His heart pounded as he attempted to release a cry of fright, but it was caught in his throat. Before his 'fight-or-flight' instincts could fully kick in, the fox snapped its jaws around his neck.Silverstar 21:53, September 13, 2017 (UTC)
As the sun set pink streaks across the sky, Spiderfeather padded to Lakestar's den. "Lakestar, are you there?" He had thought it out and made his choice. ~Patchfeather~ 22:08, September 13, 2017 (UTC)
The diluted leader slowly raised his head. He had been sulking in his den for the remainder of the day, angered by Soaringsong's news of becoming a mother. Yet, his Clan came first. Soaringsong had moved on now, grown up...forgotten all about their crumbling family. Realizing that it was his candidate for deputy, Lakestar quickly rose into a sitting position, alert and prepared. "Yes, yes, come in." Raising a paw, the young tom rasped his tongue over appendage before dragging it over an ear. "Have you an answer for me?"Silverstar 22:13, September 13, 2017 (UTC)
Swallowing nervously, Spiderfeather stepped into the leaders den. He dipped his head to Lakestar. "Yes, I do. I will be your deputy," he meowed, clear and certain. His paws felt heavy as stone as he thought of Tanagersong. I'm sorry.~Patchfeather~ 22:18, September 13, 2017 (UTC)
"I think she's on a patrol with Duskpaw and Dewclaw." The snowshoe commented. "I know Duskpaw is. She may be in the training hollow."
Mintnose walking alongside her mate, Sparrowpelt. The two had left camp for a bit of quiet, the striped pale gray she-cat brushed her pelt against Sparrowpelt's tabby one affectionately. "How's training with Raptorpaw?" The senior she-cat asked, her head up as she scented the air.
"Its fairly good. He's got quite a bit potential. I hope to take him out tomorrow morning and teach him some new battle moves." He said purring softly. My name isLord Voldemort 13:59, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
A small and satisfied grin grew on Lakestar's features. "Good, I knew you'd be a wise choice. Feel free to start sending out patrols, whenever you're ready."
Meanwhile, Galepaw exchanged glances with Raptorpaw. "Do you think Lakestar will ever come out of his den?" She asked, her pale gaze sliding over to the den of their brother. Spiderfeather had gone in, and she suspected that it meant he had made his decision. Tough one, she imagined. "Yeah, he'll come out at some point. Whenever he chills out. Don't see why he's so angry though, Soaringsong has the right to choose with what she does with her life." Raptorpaw responded with a roll of his eyes before nuzzling his sister's forehead. "C'mon, let's eat before we have to go train or something."Silverstar 14:07, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Spiderfeather nodded, backing out of the den. Well, he was now SpringClan's deputy. For the first time since the ceremony, he felt pride trickle into his heart. If my parents could see me now, I think they'd be proud.
"Oh, well, do you want to go to the training hollow?" Rainpaw suggested. "We might bump into them there. We can see if our mentors wanna come." ~Patchfeather~ 14:43, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Mintnose purred and bumped against her mate. The bushes rustled and the pelt of a red fox appeared catching both warriors off guard. Sparrowpelt was able to bat it away the first few times it attacked but before the tabby could react, it had latched onto Mintnose neck. She fought hard but her jaws and slashes were growing weak then stopped when the fox jerked its head, a small snap told the warrior his mate was dead. The tabby's eyes became enraged, he lunged pawing at the fox until it turned and left. The brown warrior crouched beside his limp mate. Her neck fur matted with blood. A small but equally loud yowl of agony left him as he pushed his nose into her shoulder fur. He could feel the burn if a wound across his shoulder but ignored it.
"Yeah, come on." The tom said brushing his pelt against Rainpaw's, his eyes averting quickly. My name isLord Voldemort 15:03, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Tanagersong had since returned to camp, shockingly silent, very unlike her typical boisterous nature. She'd been searching everywhere for her brother, and was yet to find the little russet tom. Hiding from her was very unlike him.... Curiously, she peered into Honeydapple's den. "Honeydapple?" She called out softly, her gaze dull as they settled onto the golden medicine cat. "Have you seen my brother?"
Shocked, the medicine cat glanced over at the tortoiseshell tabby. "Why, he left looking for you what feels like hours ago."Silverstar 15:33, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw smiled, padding after Shadowpaw as they made their way out of camp.
Lavendershade was sitting like a loaf of bread near the medicine den when she overheard Honeydapple and Tanagersong and pricked her ears. She considered Elkstep a friend. What if something bad happened to him? "I can go out and look for him. Maybe he stopped to hunt," she mewed, standing up. ~Patchfeather~ 15:41, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Tanagersong quickly shook her head at Lavendershade's offer. "No, no, I'll go out and look for him by myself. Thanks, though." Turning, she swiftly jogged out of camp, eyes clouding with concern. Rarely would Elkstep stay outside of camp long, at least by himself. It took a while, but before long, she found his scent trail and was haring after it. Her heart began to race as his scent mingled with the smell of fox and blood.Silverstar 15:44, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Sparrowpelt curled around his mate's body; grief clouding his eyes. He didn't move for what seemed like hours but knew he should get her body back to camp. The tabby had become weak after losing quite a bit of blood and barely staggered to his paws with her lying limp across his back. "It'll be fine. I promise." He muttered.
Shadowpaw nodded and looked for his mentor, Spiderfeather. The snowshoe apprentice hadn't even heard the deputy ceremony. "Hey, Spiderfeather! Can we go train with Rainpaw in the training hollow? Dewclsw is there with Clearpaw and Duskpaw." My name isLord Voldemort 16:09, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Soaringsong was visiting the nursery to check on Goldpetal's orphaned litter. Stagkit and Zinniakit both seemed healthy, and surprisingly like they'd make great warriors some day...even if their father was likely some kittypet. After feeding them and watching them fall asleep, the pale tabby exited the nursery.
Tanagersong stared at the carcass of her brother in horror. "N-No...." It was all she managed to force out of her throat before she collapsed beside his body, burying her nose into his cold, blood-matted fur.Silverstar 16:18, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
"Oh, yes, that's a good idea," Spiderfeather turned at Shadowpaw's voice and felt a twinge of guilt that he hadn't really payed much attention to his apprentice in a few days. Rainpaw was already outside of camp, grooming his pelt furiously as he waited.
Lavendershade flicked her tail then went back to her bread pose, closing her eyes. She wasn't too concerned about anything.
Smokewhisker meanwhile sat a little ways away from Lavendershade, eating a vole and glancing over to her every few moments. Wow, she was really pretty. You could say he was kind of stalking her. he had a few other mates, outside the Clan, but he didn't care much for them, he rarely checked up on him. ~Patchfeather~ 17:00, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw grinned. "Great! Let's go before the deputy is announced!" The snowshoe darted off and went to meet Rainpaw. Sparrowpelt stumbled a few more yarss coming into view of two young cats and a young warrior. My name isLord Voldemort 17:49, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw leaped to his paws when Shadowpaw came to view. "Do you want to race there?" he asked, hopping from paw to paw energetically.
"I'm actually - oh," Spiderfeather began but stopped when Shadowpaw was already out of camp. He hurried after him, feeling like a bird flying as he pranced gracefully. He'd sort patrols when he got back. ~Patchfeather~ 18:03, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw grinned. "Sure," took off to the left stumbling a bit. Sparrowpelt couldn't muster the strength call to the young cats. He could feel his legs shaking, the tabby collspsed with a grunt. Mintnose's body bearing down on him. My name isLord Voldemort 18:13, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw raced after the snowshoe, mewing with excitement. Spiderfeather slowed, catching a glimpse of movement. "I'll catch up with you guys!" he called the the apprentices, then turned to where he saw bushes rustle, making his way over on light wary paws, nose twitching at the scent of blood. "Hello?" ~Patchfeather~ 18:23, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw charged through the bracken hearing Rainpaw close behind him. They were almost the the clearing now and despite his stumble he was gonna win! The snowshoe charged into the clearing running over both Clearpaw and Duskpaw.
Sparrowpelt could feel his life ebbing away with each pint of blood he lost from the shoulder wound. The tabby shook majorly as he lifted his head a few centimeters, the dead weight of the tabby warrior weighing him down. My name isLord Voldemort 18:28, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
"Sparrowpelt!" Spiderfeather cried, racing over to the tom and gaping in shock when he saw the warrior, and the dead she-cat he carried. "Everything's going to be okay," he murmured in a rushed voice. "What's happened?" He had to get the medicine cat! But he was afraid that if he left the warrior, he wouldn't be alive by the time he returned.
Clearpaw squealed in outrage when Shadowpaw ran her over. Puffing out her chest she stood tall. "Don't be surprised if there's a slug in your nest tonight!" But she was ran over again by Rainpaw, who couldn't slow down fast enough. "Sorry," he nudged Clearpaw up, who kicked sand in his face. ~Patchfeather~ 20:37, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Sparrowpelt's head collapsed back onto the ground, normally bright eyes dull as they slippes closed. The senior warrior knew he hadn't much time left and qyite frankly didn't want to fight.
Shadowpaw snorted and stopped at Rainpaw's side, after circling, his shoulder fur brushing the younger tom's. But I am theChosen One 21:02, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
"You were so fast! I could hardly keep up!" Rainpaw purred, green eyes bright and admiring, bopping Shadowpaw's nose with a light paw. Clearpaw groomed out her fur, cleaning out leaves and snorting loudly as she tried to get dust out of her nose.
Spiderfeather rushed back to camp, yowling. "Someone come quick! Sparrowpelt and Mintnose are hurt!" ~Patchfeather~ 21:27, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw ducked his head in embarrassment, giving his chest fur a quick lick. He was heavily aware that their shoulder were fairly close now.
Sparrowpelt held his faint yowl. Mintnose wasn't hurt. She was dead. But I am theChosen One 21:36, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
"Hahe," Rainpaw laughed quietly, heart skipping and pulled away, embarrassed, and smoothed out his ruffled fur. "So, uh, what kind of stuff should we do? We could climb trees," he suggested between licks, feeling light as feathers at the thought of climbing high into the sky. He loved tree climbing, but his skills weren't too great, but he was working hard to improve them.
Lavendershade leaped to her paws, alarm spiking the fur along her spine. "Lead the way," she ordered, racing after Spiderfeather as he turned and pelted away. Smokewhisker stood up and followed, not really because he wanted to help, but more because he wanted to try impressing Lavendershade. ~Patchfeather~ 23:08, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
At the new deputy's cry for help, Honeydapple lurched to her paws and grabbed whatever she could. A nice glob of cobwebs, marigold...She raced after Spiderfeather, moving as quickly as she possibly could.
Tanagersong was dragging Elkstep's body back to camp when the Spiderfeather-group raced past her. She raised her head in surprise, but assumed that the fox had gotten someone else, too. That meant the little group was either running out to chase the fox off, or save someone else. Either way....it was too late for her brother. Silently, Tanagersong drug Elkstep into the center of camp, so Honeydapple could prepare his body for burial upon her return.Silverstar 00:19, September 17, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw felt his pelt warm when Rainpaw pulled away glanced at the tabby. He quickly glanced away searching for something. "W-We could go see what's holding Spiderfeather up?" He suggested. The mink tom had said he'd be right behind him. Dewclaw shuffled forward a stern look on her face. "Yes let's." She agreed sternly waving her tail for the apprentices to head out. But I am theChosen One 08:07, September 17, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw nodded. As he walked he kind of wanted to make a joke but couldn't of any. Clearpaw moaned and followed, muttering, "But I wanted to beat Shadowpaw and Rainpaw up." At least she had kicked sand in Rainpaw's face.
Spiderfeather past Tanagersong in a flash but almost turned his head to look back. Was she carrying a giant fish or something? Whatever, Sparrowpelt and Mintnose were more important. He led the way, then veered into the undergrowth and stopped beside the two still cats, Lavendershade, Smokewhisker, and Honeydapple followed. Lavendershade stared in horror. "Are they dead?" ~Patchfeather~ 14:22, September 17, 2017 (UTC)
Dewclaw scented out the new deputy, she too had missed the ceremony and knew nothing of him being deputy. "This way," she led the apprentices through the bracken and bushes before she saw a group of cats ahead. What in StarClan has happened?
Sparrowpelt's sides rose and fell, just barely making it easy to miss. The wound on his shoulder had now died down to a slow trickle. But I am theChosen One 14:52, September 17, 2017 (UTC)
Rainpaw's steps flattered when he saw the group ahead and the scent of blood stung his nose. Clearpaw raced ahead, stopping beside Spiderfeather and gaping down at the two warriors. ~Patchfeather~ 21:29, September 17, 2017 (UTC)
Shadowpaw stared through the slowly gathering crowd. A tabby-and-white pelt was under the striped gray pelt of Mintnose. It was obvious she was dead. "Poor Cavernpaw.." he murmured. But I am theChosen One 22:07, September 17, 2017 (UTC)
Lavendershade gently moved Mintnose's body off of Sparrowpelt, shivering at her cold fur. "We should take her back to camp to prepare for her vigil," she mewed quietly, glancing at the she-cats mate. I don't think Sparrowpelt's gonna be any better...
"It must have been a fox. I can smell the stink in their fur," Rainpaw whispered to the other apprentices, although he assumed they could smell it too. ~Patchfeather~ 20:39, September 18, 2017 (UTC)
Dewclaw waved the apprentices back. "Honeydapple can save him can't she? She's the medicine cat." The dilute tortoiseshell-and-white warrior stated sharply. But I am theChosen One 20:56, September 18, 2017 (UTC)