It was a shame that he had to hold back the ceremonies of his younger siblings. Raptorpaw and Galepaw had gotten into further trouble, after attempting to unleash a small beehive onto Fallensnow. So now, Lakestar carried on the usual warrior ceremonies without them. "I, Lakestar, leader of SpringCLan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on these apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend them to you as warriors in their turn. Cavernpaw, Toadpaw, Duskpaw, Shadowpaw, Cherrypaw, Rainpaw, and Clearpaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your Clan, even at the cost of your life?"
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior names. Cavernpaw, from this moment on you will be known as Cavernsong. Toadpaw, from this moment on you will be known as Toadfoot. Duskpaw, from this moment on you will be known as Duskfire. Shadowpaw, from this moment on you will be known as Shadowflame. Cherrypaw, from this moment on you will be known as Cherryheart. Rainpaw, from this moment on you will be known as Rainwing. Clearpaw, from this moment on you will be known as Clearstream. StarClan honors your patient and dedication to SpringClan, and we welcome you as full warriors of our Clan."Silverstar 21:15, January 11, 2018 (UTC)
Cavernsong gave a half-hearted smile. It wasn't as fun or happy without her parents. She cast a glance at their bodies. Toadfoot was briefly caught up in the pride, a glance towards his mother but the sadness waving off of Cavernsong was...horrible. "Hey, it'll be okay. How about you go say your goodbyes to them?" He asked her. She gave a slight nod and headed to their bodies. Shadowflame and Duskfire beamed, however Duskfire's mind had been on some news she had to break to her brother. Afterall, she'd be giving birth shortly. Cherryheart had observed all the "apprentice drama"and was rather happy she didn't have that. She turned heading towards her mother proudly.
But I am theChosen One 21:35, January 11, 2018 (UTC)
Soaringsong rested soundly in the nursery, watching the ceremonies from afar. Honeydapple had been on-edge all day, as she was expecting Soaringsong's kittens to come in a few days. It seemed the Medicine Cat was much more apprehensive than her pregnant sister.
Meanwhile, Fallensnow was outside of camp once more, uninterested in attending the ceremonies. It made him jealous, a feeling of envy always weighing his chest down. He wanted to lead the Clan, he looked most like their father! Perhaps he didn't carry the leader values (including honor), but SpringClan could always use a change. He kicked a pebble, only to find pain rippling through his limb. Curse Galepaw and Raptorpaw for those needless bestings...He was nearing the border now, only to find an unfamiliar scent washing over him, causing his fur to raise.Silverstar 21:40, January 11, 2018 (UTC)
"Gah, I can't believe we're warriors!" Clearstream bounced around. "Clearstream. Clearstream. Clearstream," she went on, repeating her name, then moved to repeating her friends names a bunch of times. Rainwing blinked thoughtfully. He was hoping for a cool name, like maybe Rainslash or Rainfang, but Rainwing was cool. It sounded nice and peaceful. "When are we supposed to sit vigil?" he asked to anyone who might be listening. Sure, he'd seen warrior ceremonies before, but did he pay attention? Nope. Did he watch until the warriors sat vigil? Heck no.
Spiderfeather watched the ceremony in silence. It was great they were finally warriors, and he was proud of his former apprentice. ~Patchfeather~ 21:45, January 11, 2018 (UTC)
Shadowflame was just about to head to the Warriors' den when Duskfire nudged him. "Yeah, how about a walk instead? I've got something to tel you." She muttered. He nodded warily, following his more plump and slightly energetic sister. But I am theChosen One 03:46, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"Wanna go hunting?" Clearstream nudged Rainwing. He blinked, concerned about the vigil still. "Oh, okay. I don't think it'll be a big deal if we hunt now," he mewed. ~Patchfeather~ 03:53, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
The two headed form camp, Duskfire silent for most of it before she finally sat down and spilled the beans. "I'm expecting...a litter that is of erm...kittens." He froze, half-way to the small stream. "I-your what?" He seemed a bit more shocked at this and at a loss for words. "Pregnant is a better term. It'll start showing in a few weeks, maybe." But I am theChosen One 03:56, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Clearsteam skipped around him gleefully. Spiderfeather approached, dipping his head a bit in greeting. "Your vigil will begin at sunset and last until dawn," he answered Rainwing's question. This was really relieving to the young warrior for some reason. "Okay, great! Me and Clearsteam are going to go hunting." Spiderfeather waved them off with his tail and the two young warriors bounded out of camp. --- Spiderfeather watched them go, remembering how he and Tanagersong would go hunting so often. Don't think about her.~Patchfeather~ 04:17, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"Your-...are you bee-brained?!" He snapped finally. "You've just become a warrior and already got knocked up!" He huffed, pacing in front of her. Duskfire's gaze filled with anger. "I'm not a child anymore, Shadowflame. I just thought you'd want to know, you being my brother and all." She said before stalking off. Shadowflame scowled, tearing at the dirt with a growl. But I am theChosen One 04:21, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"Where are Duskfire and Shadowflame?" Clearstream asked once they were out in the forest. She thought it would be fun if they all went hunting together as warriors. "I think they left camp a bit before we did," Rainwing answered, peering up at the sky. ~Patchfeather~ 04:35, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Shadowflame let his body sag to the ground, already worn out from today's events. Pregnant. His sister had actually been flea-brained enough to get knocked up. Way to go, Duskfire. He pouted silently, paws covering his face. But I am theChosen One 04:37, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Rainwing scented the air, wondering if they may be able to catch up to their friends. He caught a faint trace of their scent on the wind and followed it, Clearstream a few tail-lengths away. ~Patchfeather~ 04:41, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
The Snowshoe tom groaned and turned towards the stream, his shoulders hunkered as he thought. He had been a bit harsh, maybe too harsh. It was too late to take any of his words back now or his thoughts. But I am theChosen One 04:45, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Rainwing spotted Shadowflame's pelt and slowed his pace. Duskfire's scent was fading. She must have gone back to camp. "Hey... Shadowflame..." he mewed, slowly padding over. He appeared to be in deep thought. "Is everything all right?" ~Patchfeather~ 04:48, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"Everything's fine." He glanced up, his words stuttering to silence when he spotted Rainwing. Shadowflame seemed to become flustered at the sight of the dark colored tom. "I - uh hi Rainwing." The pale tom said in embarrassment. But I am theChosen One 04:51, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Rainwing padded forward, feeling a little concerned. "Are you sure things are fine? You don't need to be afriad to tell me if they aren't." ~Patchfeather~ 04:56, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"Uh, yeah they are. Where's erm..Clearstream?" He asked, hoping the littermate of his friend was off elsewhere. But I am theChosen One 05:00, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Rainwing glanced around for Clearsteam's gray and white tabby pelt. "I think she's looking for Duskfire," he answered. ~Patchfeather~ 05:02, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"She's gone back to camp," Hopefully.'" He thought. "So its just you and me then?" He asked, not giving away his slightly eager tone. But I am theChosen One 05:05, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"Just you and me," Rainwing mewed, sitting down next to Shadowflame. He honestly had no idea what was going on and looked back at Shadowflame expectantly. ~Patchfeather~ 05:08, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"You know its quite peaceful out here." Oh get on with it, he scolded himself. "Right, erm..there's this warrior I happen to like. Like not like as a friend but like like, you know?" But I am theChosen One 05:11, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Rainwing's eyes grew wide and he let out a little laugh. "Really? Who is it?" He felt a pang of jealousy that he pushed quickly away. There's nothing to be jealous for. ~Patchfeather~ 14:45, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"I-...Rainwing, its you. I...I like you." He mumbled glancing away, his heart was pounding as hebsat there waiting for the other tom's reply. But I am theChosen One 14:50, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Fallensnow stood his ground as a devious lilac tabby slipped out of the undergrowth, eyeing him thoughtfully. He seemed so cool and fluid in his movements, as if he didn't feel at all threatened by the ginger and white warrior. Tipping his head to the side with a skeptical grin, the stranger spoke up, "...is this SpringClan territory?"
"It is, obnoxious furball, and you're trespassing." Fallensnow's response was followed by a threatening hiss, ruffling his coat to make himself appear larger and more intimidating. The lilac tom was not at all moved by his attempts, and kept his smooth demeanor. He claimed that he used to be from SpringClan, and was looking to rejoin, but Fallensnow wasn't falling for it. "I've never seen you in SpringClan before in my life!"
"Hmph, perhaps it's because I left during my dear brother's, Froststar's, reign of leadership. I'm certain you've heard of him."Silverstar 15:41, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Rainwing nearly started laughing, because he thought Shadowflame was joking, but by the expression and seriousness in his friends face and tone of voice, he realized this wasn't a joke. He blinked, not knowing how to reply. He had always liked Shadowflame a ton too, but he never thought Shadowflame liked him much. "Me?" this time he couldn't help not laughing. "Above all cats, you like me? What's so special about me?" ~Patchfeather~ 21:58, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
He flinched a bit, slightly hurt that he had laughed some. "Everyone has qualities that make them special." He murmured, not looking at Rainwing. But I am theChosen One 22:03, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Rainwing felt guilt burn his ears when Shadowflame flinched. He didn't mean to offend him. He gently rested his tail on Shadowflame's flank. "I... Thank you. I'm sorry, I just never thought someone would like me, honestly. You're a great cat, Shadowflame. I like you a lot too." ~Patchfeather~ 22:15, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Did he? Truly? The pale tom was too scared to move or talk. "Clearstream and Duskfire like you." He wanted to slap himself, that was a stupid cimment to make. But I am theChosen One 22:18, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"As friends, or like-like?" Rainwing asked, grinning. "Clearstream's like the sister I never had, and I don't think Duskfire like me in that way." ~Patchfeather~ 22:37, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"I-..." His thoughts went to Duskfire and her news. "No, Duskfire had her interest in someone else." But I am theChosen One 22:47, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Rainwing was a little surprised. "Really?" He had never noticed her hanging out with anyone in particular too much recently. "Who is it?" ~Patchfeather~ 22:50, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"I'm sure. She didn't say." He replied. He felt a vit odd, he had changed the subject iff of his confession. But I am theChosen One 23:23, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
"I have," Fallensnow's response came crudely, eyeing the stranger with a fire burning in his eyes. "He's my father, which would make you my 'uncle', if what you claim is true." The ginger-patched warrior refused to remove his eyes from Tigerfang. He didn't trust this cat, but he sure did resemble Froststar in certain features. The lilac tabby's circling continued without hesitation.
"I heard his son took his place as leader. You would be the SpringClan leader then, I assume?" Tigerfang's innocent question lit a fire in Fallensnow's heart.Silverstar 17:42, January 13, 2018 (UTC)