Lichenstar moved through the territory, her pelt slightly damp from the swim she'd just taken. She and Ashpaw had gone out for a swim, some mother/daughter time to be truthful. She hadn't been spending much time with her children as she should. She knew Darkpaw had taken a great liking to the new warrior, Spiderclaw. That was probably because his mentor hadn't been taking him out, quite frankly it angered both him and Lichenstar, herself. She had been debating giving him a new mentor, Spiderclaw perhaps. "Mother, the sun'll be going down soon. Should we head back?" The sound of her only daughter broke through her thoughts. She gave a nod. "Of course, let's head back now." She said, her tail swishing near the ground spraying up a bit of dust.

Darkpaw sat in camp, scowling. Sumacshade hadn't taken him out at all this week. Why couldn't he just have Spiderclaw as a mentor? At least then he'd know he'd be learning. He gave a sigh and stomped towards the exit, the scowl still upon his young features. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 21:07, February 3, 2018 (UTC)

"Hey, Darkpaw," Sumacshade called to his apprentice, padding over from the warriors den. He'd been out on dawn patrol and was catching up on some sleep. "We're going to battle train." He knew he hadn't been paying much attention to his apprentice lately, and he felt a little bad about it. "We can hunt afterwords." ~Patchfeather~ 23:15, February 3, 2018 (UTC)

Spiderclaw had been dosing lightly in camp - catching some of the last rays of the day it seemed. The large warrior, despite initially missing her home and its cooler weather, she'd warmed up to SummerClan territory. She'd settled in after a few arguments with some of her now Clanmates and she had seen that Lichenstar hadn't minded her close attention to her son, Darkpaw. The she-cat had taken a shining to the young tom, and out of instinct had taken it upon herself to make sure he was trained up. Spiderclaw knew she should leave to his mentor, but, the young tom had begged her a couple times for battle training and she simply couldn't resist. Now, she lay in her spot thinking about how she exact her revenge upon Antstar. max my life is falling to pieces 03:03 Sun Feb 4 2018

Lichenstar led Ashpaw towardd the trail that led to the camp, her gaze flicking occasionally to the silver tabby. Darkpaw simply cast Sumacshadd a glare. "You should know I've talked with my mother, to request a new mentor." He says to the tom. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 03:15, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"We only missed a few days of training," Sumacshade flattened his ears. "If you wanted to train so bad, you could have come to me. I've been very busy and now I'm making up for lost time." ~Patchfeather~ 03:32, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"Your suppose to be able to handle it all with an apprentice. Spiderclaw can do it then so can you besides she might as well be my mentor. She actually trains with me." He bristled, his tail slashing at the dirt below. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 03:37, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Spiderclaw looked up from her sun spot as she heard Darkpaw raise his voice. The warrior saw that he was arguing with his mentor. Upon noticing that, she decided it was likely best if she sat this arguement out. She didn't need to start any new fights in her new Clan. After all, Spiderclaw was starting to like it in SummerClan and that apprentice was one of the perks. It was nice to see someone admire her so much. So yeah, she watched the two cats with silent curiosity. max my life is falling to pieces 03:39 Sun Feb 4 2018

Sumacshade let out a tired sigh. "A few days won't kill you." Annoyance clawed at his pelt. Darkpaw was being overdramatic. "I'll speak with Lichenstar about this later. Now, come, we're going to train," he beckoned his apprentice along with a flick of his tail. ~Patchfeather~ 03:41, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"I've already trained today, Spiderclaw took me out. You can go alone." He said, not moving. He didn't want to give away everything he'd learnt from Spiderclaw. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 03:46, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"I am still your mentor, and you must listen to what I say," Sumacshade turned back to Darkpaw, a dark glow in his eyes. "I want to see all the amazing things you've learned in a few days. Get over youself and get moving." ~Patchfeather~ 03:51, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Darkpaw turned to face Sumacshade. "And I said go by yourself. You may be my mentor but your a pretty crappy one. Spideclaw's better." He said, baring his fang's. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 05:04, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"Enough of this!" Sumacshade snapped, leaning in till his whiskers touched his apprentices. "Don't speak to your Clanmates with desrespect." Do it privitely! "And we missed a couple of days. And quite comparing me to Spiderclaw! I don't care what you think of me, she isn't your mentor, and I'm training you now, which is what you want, correct?" ~Patchfeather~ 06:15, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"No, I want to go training with Spiderclaw who, by the way, is better at it than you." He snapped, challenging the older tom. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 06:25, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Sumacshade narrowed his eyes at his apprentice, forcing a wave of calmness over himself. He cast Spiderclaw a dark glance, before returning it to Spiderclaw. "Very well then. I will speak to Lichenstar," he mewed, turning away from his apprentice. ~Patchfeather~ 06:36, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Spiderclaw, who was still watching caught Sumacshade's dark glance. While she knew she probably deserved it, it didn't stop her from throwing one back at the tom. With a huff, the she-cat got up from her spot to walk over to Darkpaw as the lavender tabby turned away. The black warrior looked at the apprentice without emotion. "So, what happened? I heard some of the stuff you were saying kid, you got some guts. But, I think you should show Sumacshade some respect, he is still a warrior, and you're an apprentice buddy." max my life is falling to pieces 06:38 Sun Feb 4 2018

"I'm not respecting him until he respects me. Respect is earned not given." He replied grumpily. "Besides its not right to treat him right when he treats me like dirt." He looked up at Spiderclaw. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 06:43, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Sumacshade padded out of camp, feeling weary. He had noticed his leader had left camp only a few moments before and hoped to catch up. I just don't understand why Darkpaw made such a fuss. It was only a few days, he thought, a twinge of many emotions swirling in his chest. Well, I don't want to mentor an apprentice who speaks to me like that and gives me crap for missing a little tiny bit of training. If he's happier with Spiderclaw as a mentor, then I'm happy. "Lichenstar?" he called. ~Patchfeather~ 06:47, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Lichenstar felt a twinge of sadness when she heard her name. Duty calls. "Go get some rest," she told the tabby apprentice as the lavender tom came into view. 'lHad she been wrong to give him an apprentice? The tortoiseshell waved him over. "Why don't you join me for a walk." {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 06:59, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"That would be nice," Sumacshade said, forcing himself to be light-hearted. His paws weighed with tiredness as he padded over to Lichenstar, walking beside her. "I heard Darkpaw 'reported' me to you," he mewed after a few heartbeats. ~Patchfeather~ 07:02, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"Yes. However, you both are at fault. You, for not being able to bakance it. You've been neglecting him. He's upset. I can see that your struggling to handle him so until you can juggle both your duties as a warrior and an apprentice your let go as your duties as his mentor." She said solemnly. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 07:18, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"I didn't take him training for only a couple of days!" Sumacshade protested. "My mentor did the same thing with me, and I turned out fine, without complaining." He forced down another wave of anger with a soft sigh. "I've just been really tired lately. I knew a few of the other warriors were bound to help a bit with him while I was busy, but now he's saying he wants Spiderclaw as a mentor, yowling at me about how much better she is at everything," he let out a little growl at the thought of the other warrior. For some reason, he felt guilt tingle the tips of his fur. He had never felt guilty before. I'm always tired, he thought to himself as the image of a brown tabby appeared in his head, and how he slipped away at night very carefully to see her. ~Patchfeather~ 14:24, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Lichenstar nodded. "You'll have your chance to memtor another apprentice, I've seen how you've struggled just to stay awake." The tortoiseshell leader said, her tail touching his shoulder gently. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 19:54, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Sumacshade relaxed to see she didn't appear angry or disappointed, and she didn't ask him why exactly he was tired. He gave her a light nod. "I'm not ready for an apprentice just yet, I suppose," he said. "If you think it's best to have Darkpaw have a different mentor, then please do it. I do care about his education, even if he refuses to believe it." He'd miss being a mentor though. It was so thrilling, knowing he was passing down his knowledge to a young cat, but now it was being taken from him. ~Patchfeather~ 20:20, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Lichenstar nodded. "I'd suggest you sleep tonight, you'll be going on the dawn patrol with Loonpelt." Darkpaw sighed, sitting down with a soft thud. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 21:29, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

"I will. Thanks for not clawing my ears off," Sumacshade dipped his head to the leader. All of this still seemed dumb to him, but could he really do anything about it. I promised to meet Sparrowclaw tonight, he remembered suddenly. ~Patchfeather~ 23:09, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

Lichenstar sighed, turning back towards camp. She knew something was going on with him but it wasn't her business. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 00:01, February 5, 2018 (UTC)

Sumacshade didn't feel like going back to camp to see his former apprentices smug face, so he continued padding along the path he and Lichenstar had been using, forcing his pelt to not bristle. I just don't understand why he got so angry for missing a couple of days. He's such a drama queen - it's a good riddence I won't have to mentor that rat anymore. He kicked a pebble with his paw, sending it skidding down the path. One day soon I'll have another apprentice and I won't miss a second of training. I'll be the greatest mentor ever. ~Patchfeather~ 00:23, February 5, 2018 (UTC)

Lichenstar caught the sight of the cp entrance hurried inside, she was ready to sleep but first there were a few ceremonies. "Darkpaw, Loonpelt. Come here." She watched as her son and half-brother. "Darkpaw, Loonpelt will be your new mentor. I've released Sumacshade of his duties as a mentor." The tortoiseshell said. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 00:34, February 5, 2018 (UTC)

Troutkit shifted uncomfortably. An apprentice, soon...she'd be an apprentice soon. Right? She was the proper age, was it because of her unknown heritage? She rested outside of the nursery, sick of being confined to the place. She had no friends in there, never did, nor did she have family members (or so she was aware of). She was longing to escape from camp, feel the wind in her fur like all of the other apprentices had gloated so much about. But most of all, she wanted to visit the bodies of water. It was an unexplainable urge, and she imagined most would find it disturbing. Nyan2Silverstar Nyan 04:34, February 5, 2018 (UTC)

Loonpelt dipped his head. "I would be honored Lichenstar, Darkpaw you should rest up. We'll head out first thing in the morning after the dawn patrol." Lichenstar nodded approvingly before she crouched, readying herself to call a Clan meeting. Loonpelt nodded, taking his place under the High-Rock while Lichenstar stood proudly atop it. "May all cats old enough to gather prey gather here for a Clan meeting." She yowled, her voice ringing clearly through the camp. "I know that I've locked some with ceremonies this week. Troutkit," she waved the kitten forward. "Do you promise to uphold and learn the ways of your warrior ancestors?"

"I do," Lichenstar curled her tail down towards her paws.

"Then from this moment on your name will be no more. Troutkit, I name you Troutpaw as well as your mentor, Spiderclaw. May StarClan light your path." She finished before the Clan began to chant the new apprentices name. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 04:47, February 5, 2018 (UTC)

Spiderclaw was going to respond to the apprentice before Lichenstar appeared and called him away. Respect is earned not given, she thought over his words before getting being alerted by reality once again. Lichenstar had called a Clan meeting and the black warrior listened in intently. Upon hearing her own name leave the leader's words, she stood up and walked over to her new apprentice, Troutpaw. Well, its been a while, Spiderclaw thought before turning to the younger cat. "So, Troutpaw, what do you think sounds more interesting? A territory tour, or maybe some basic skills?" max my life is falling to pieces 04:52 Mon Feb 5 2018

Briarclaw, who had just given birth to her litter a few weeks before, lay in the nursery with her kits nestled close to her. She didn't figure it was too important to leave the kittens to the cold. The tabby-and-white queen cast her golden eyes to the nursery entrance, the meeting was over and she could see Loonpelt talking with Darkpaw before he finally dismissed himself to head towards the nursery where his mate awaited him. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 06:05, February 5, 2018 (UTC)

It had been a few days since she'd received Troutpaw as an apprentice, and Spiderclaw had declared today a day for rest. She told the younger cat to take it easy and practice anything she wanted and then they would pick up training again the next day. Today was the day that the black warrior would begin executing her plans. She was out in the fields, having seen Lichenstar leave camp earlier. Spiderclaw's plan was to find the leader and basically challenge her there and then. Her only problem with moving Clans was the vast difference in how each one was run.

She'd been brought up with such a focus on fighting that SummerClan, to her, were a bunch of wimps. Spiderclaw kept low in the tall grass, her black pelt was definitely making it a little difficult to try and find the smaller leader. max my life is falling to pieces 22:37 Fri Feb 9 2018

Lichenstar had left camp just after the sun had begun to rise, it was almost noon now. The tortoiseshell moved through the training meadow, her eyes gazing past the tall grass to the stream just a few lengths over. She moved towards the stream standing over it with a sigh. Was she doing this right? Her role as leader? Nightstar had been so much better. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 22:46, February 9, 2018 (UTC)

Spiderclaw's eyes widened as she saw Lichenstar appear from the grass and move into the small clearing near the stream. The black warrior, still hidden in the grass, moved closer as quietly as she could. This was never my strong point, she thought as she closed the distance. Spiderclaw, with one strong push, launched herself from the grass at the leader, pinning the she-cat. "Lichenstar," was all she said as her amber eyes met yellow ones. max my life is falling to pieces 22:51 Fri Feb 9 2018

"Spiderclaw? What on the stars are you doing?" She asked, her eyes filling with confusion as she struggled underneath the larger cat. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 22:54, February 9, 2018 (UTC)

"Well, you see Licehnstar, your warriors were smart enough to question why I left WinterClan. I didn't leave, I was exiled for doing the right thing. So, I joined your Clan in hopes of earning your trust, and well you've given me an apprentice, so I was right all along," Spiderclaw explained to the leader. She moved off of the cat slightly so that they could talk face to face. "I've heard about your leadership, and after seeing it I can see that you are not fit to lead a Clan. Clans are led by true warriors not kittypet-wannabes like yourself. So make the decision, walk away from SummerClan and name me as your successor, or find out the consequences for not following those orders," Spiderclaw snarled her last few words. max my life is falling to pieces 22:59 Fri Feb 9 2018

"Healers do not lead, Spiderclaw. If you wanted to lead you should have joined a different Clan. SummerClan follows the ways of StarClan." She said, her eyes narrowing. "You are not fit to be a healer, there has been blood on her paws and that is not acceptable." {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 23:03, February 9, 2018 (UTC)

"Don't you see that its time for a change, Lichenstar? SummerClan can enter a new age and join the rest of the Clans. You and your Clan are weak, and no matter what you say, I will lead one way or another," with that Spiderclaw jumped at the other she-cat, claws unsheathed. max my life is falling to pieces 23:08 Fri Feb 9 2018

Lichenstar dodged, jumping back into the stream. "Stop this foolishness, Spiderclaw." She said, almost pleading. Lichenstar wasn't a fighter, the healers weren't ever taught to fight. It went against their laws. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 23:13, February 9, 2018 (UTC)

"Why? I am this Clan's future, without me, it will die, Lichenstar," Spiderclaw narrowed her eyes as she followed the leader into the stream. "Fight me, prove me that I'm wrong to take this Clan from you," she sneered. max my life is falling to pieces 23:16 Fri Feb 9 2018

"I will not go against our laws, Spiderclaw. I will not fight you." She said, her gaze narrowing. "You will do good to respect our ways." {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 23:19, February 9, 2018 (UTC)

"You obviously don't understand. I'm here to conquer and make this Clan into one of legend," Spiderclaw looked at Lichenstar with narrowed eyes. She had had enough and decided to finish it. "I will take it one way or another, and the lives you have left belong to me," she said as she tried to knock the other she-cat down into the stream. It was simple, her plan was to drown her until it was all over. max my life is falling to pieces 23:23 Fri Feb 9 2018

Lichenstar stumbled, her foot slipping as she fell to her chest in the stream. "You won't get away with it, not for long." She said, her eyes meeting Spiderclaw's. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 23:34, February 9, 2018 (UTC)

Spiderclaw met Lichenstar's eyes, and the crazy she-cat smiled. "I don't doubt that, I got away with murder for nearly three years, so try me," with that she pushed the she-cat down into the stream, hoping to drown her. max my life is falling to pieces 23:37 Fri Feb 9 2018

Lichenstar gave a hiss of defiance before she was submerged into the water. The tortoiseshell healer struggled, her struggles becoming weak before she finally grows still. Another life lost. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 23:50, February 9, 2018 (UTC)

Spiderclaw's face went expressionless as she felt the leader still under her paws. She slowly moved away, out of the water and waited to see if Lichenstar would return to the waking world. Silently, the black warrior hoped that that was her last life, but, she was more than prepared to take another if she had too. max my life is falling to pieces 01:55 Sat Feb 10 2018

Lichenstar remained unmoving, she wasn't completely bee-brained or at all at that matter. She knee Spiderclaw was out to take SummerClan now however she wouldn't get it until she was on her last life. She knew a new era for SummerClan was coming and she was proud to go down as a noble healer. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 02:35, February 10, 2018 (UTC)

The black warrior stood aside, her eyes not leaving Licehnstar's body. Mind you, in her mind she was still going over the fact of the lengths she was going to just to prove Antstar wrong. Spiderclaw became caught up in her thoughts quite quickly - her anger and jealousy of the other she-cat and the fact that yes, she did miss her home. For all of her tough looks and advice, she missed her mother. The memory of the disapproval in Nightflower's face was burned into Spiderclaw's mind and the she-cat desperately wanted to tell her why she did what she did. max my life is falling to pieces 02:46 Sat Feb 10 2018

Lichenstar's breathing was shallow, almost invisible on the motionless healer. She knew the larger warrior was distracted and took her chance. She jumped up stumbling before she did her best to push the cat off balance. She could hide in the rabbit tunnels. The larger molly wouldn't be able to fit in them. That's where she took off to. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 02:49, February 10, 2018 (UTC)

Spiderclaw stumbled as Lichenstar pushed her. The she-cat took a moment to gain her bearings, having been too deep in thought. She saw the leader's pelt disappear into a small tunnel. The large cat wasn't even going to attempt to get in those holes. Frustrated, she decided to head back to camp before the leader could. She could at least make up a lie to try and cover herself, but, if things turned sour, Spiderclaw mused that she'd be able to take on any of the warriors with little effort. She was a cocky cat. So, she took off in the direction of camp to try and outrun Lichenstar. max my life is falling to pieces 02:55 Sat Feb 10 2018

Lichenstar squirmed her way through the tunnels. She knew from past experiences that some of the tunnels led really close to the camp's entrance and she made her goal to get there soon. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 02:59, February 10, 2018 (UTC)

It seemed as though Spiderclaw had made a wrong turn. She was still getting use to the tall grass instead of deep snow drifts. With a growl of frustration, she turned back and hoped that that was the way to camp. I have to get there before she does, otherwise I might be out of luck. max my life is falling to pieces 03:08 Sat Feb 10 2018

Lichenstar easily slipped through musty tunnels, her pelt weighed down by the damp mud and dirt that clung to her fur. A light just ahead told her she was right. This was the tunnel that led only a few tail lengths from camp. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 03:11, February 10, 2018 (UTC)

The black warrior had made it in time to see Lichenstar emerge from a tunnel a few fox lengths in front of her. Spiderclaw was out of her element and was not built for speed. Her thick coat, and overall heavy build was slowing her down. max my life is falling to pieces 03:13 Sat Feb 10 2018

The tortoiseshell healer slipped into camp, her pelt still damp from Spiderclaw's assault and the dirt. She hadn't spoken to anyone upon arrivingin camp, not yet. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 05:51, February 10, 2018 (UTC)

Spiderclaw ran after the leader as fast as she could. She wouldn't say it out loud, but the warrior was absolutely stuffed from running. The heat was getting to her, so arriving in camp was both a blessing and possibly a curse. She watched Lichenstar carefully, but, just like in WinterClan she knew what would happen. Only this time, Spiderclaw was ready. max my life is falling to pieces 21:59 Sat Feb 10 2018

Lichenstar wasn't yet going to remove Spiderclaw from SummerClan, no. She didn't believe in harsh treatment. She would give Spiderclaw another chance and she figured the large warrior would lie low for a bit. {{SUBST:Minkclaw/Sig}} 11:02, February 11, 2018 (UTC)

Mousepaw lifted his head from finishing up doing the elders bedding when Lichenstar arrived back in camp. Alarmed, he bounded over to her without much thought. "Lichenstar! are you okay?" he asked, eyeing her messy pelt. ~Patchfeather~ 14:30, February 11, 2018 (UTC)