Russetsnow had left camp with Leafttail who was almost near her due date. The queen lashed her thick tail before drawing her paw over some ice. The queen felt her other paw slip and gave out a startled screech. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 00:49, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
The deputy stopped in her tracks, eyes narrowed sharply. Where was he...? Thunderblaze approached from behind, walking to the side of the irritated deputy. His breath was hot on her ears. "You never...told me that you were having my kits?" His voice was surprisingly emotional, affectionate at the same time. Orchidbloom immediately moved away.
"Will I have to stay in here?" Whiskerclaw asked. He wanted to see his kits... what if he didn't make it? What would happen to them? He suddenly felt dispare flood over him.
Creekstar curled up around Fennelkit, lying down in the spot Orchidbloom had been in, it was still warm from her. His heart fluttered at the thought of her. He knew he loved her... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:53, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"No, not unless you have a fever." Risingsun responded, applying the herbs. "But you need to rest."---- Fennelkit slowly rolled over, slowly blinking open her eyes. "...You're not Orchidbloom, daddy."Silverstar 00:55, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Whiskerclaw let out a breath of relief. "Thank StarClan..." --- Creekstar purred, nuzzling Fennelkit's shoulder. "Orchidbloom's sorting patrols, I'm taking her place for now." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:59, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Fennelkit eyed her father through a narrowed gaze. "I'm on to you, daddy..."---- Risingsun finished Whiskerclaw before giving him a small nudge. "Alright, be on your way."---- Thunderblaze raised his chin. "You don't know that, Orchidbloom. I'd love them just as much as I love you." He growled in response before stepping closer once more, eyes going soft. "It means we can finally have kits, just like you wanted!" He whined as he said this, voice filled with agony. "A family we could love..."Silverstar 01:03, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
After a hard fall, landing on her side. Leaftail felt an immense pain in her abdomen and couldn't stay conscious any longer. Russetsnow was freaking out after having seen Orchidbloom loose hers. Was he ready to watch another one of his friend's loose theirs? The ginger tabby danced around panicked before decided to lift her onto his shoulders very gingerly. He knew felt her sides convulsing rapidly and knew she didn't have long. With a grunt he did his best to run gracefully back to camp. "R-Rsisingsun!" The ginger wheezed out after getting back to camp and collapsing with her on top of him. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 01:08, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"Dear...I never do get to rest..." Risingsun whined to himself before turning to Russetsnow. "What's going on?"---- "No, Thunderblaze." Orchidbloom glared darkly into Thunderblaze's eyes, a fire burning within. "We're done, I'm done with you. I'm not your toy, nor will I ever be your mate...nor will I ever carry your kits again." She stated firmly with her ears pinned, turning her back on the tom...which of course, was a foolish idea.
"We will have kits! It worked last time, and it'll work this time!" Thunderblaze snarled, launching himself at Orchidbloom. She was tired, very tired...but she had the power of a mother bear now, and viciously attacked the ginger tom and beat him to a pulp. She then strutted back to camp, tail and head held high like she was the greatest bad a** in the world.Silverstar 01:12, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Whiskerclaw limped out of the den, grumbling about how annoying the wounds felt. ---- Creekstar stared blankly at his daughter. "On to me about what exactly?" Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:13, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Russetsnow squirmed slightly under the heavy queen. "She slipped and fell unconscious but I think she fell into labor as well." The tabby said worriedly, panic seeping into his voice which grew higher with each word. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 01:15, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Risingsun blinked in confusion befor eshifting nervously. "...things may not go well, then. Unconscious births are very rare, and very dangerous."---- Fennelkit squirmed and giggled quietly, her sudden energy and amusement too much for her little body to sit still for. "I see it in your eyes, daddy, I see it!"Silverstar 01:18, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar couldn't help letting out a little laugh. "What?" he asked, feeling very puzzled. Was he blind? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:20, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Russetsnow's blue eyes widened. "Could you try? There has to be a chance she'd survive?" He said. The ginger tabby lashed his tail eyes gazing down at his friend. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 01:22, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"I can't pull the kits out of her, but if her body can push the kits out, everything should go...fine." Risingsun responded unsteadily.---- Fennelkit continued to squirm. "You like her, you like Ms. Orchidbloom! Daddy, why are you so funny?"---- Orchidbloom went on with what she promised, sending Cloudfrost out on a patrol with a handful of warriors, while she had Caninefang lead a hunting patrol.Silverstar 01:24, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar looked at his paws, a small smile on his face, and he felt hot with embarrassment. His daughter was... very... aware... "You're right. You have a good eye," he admitted, praising her at the same time. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:26, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar glanced over at Orchidbloom. Should he tell her...? If so... when? --- Pumpkinkit had surprisingly opened her eyes very soon and was trying to walk. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:36, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom glanced down at Creekstar, blinking in confusion. Was something wrong...? She felt hot, sticky blood trickle down her nose, and sneezed.---- Fennelkit wrinkled her nose.Silverstar 01:37, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar rose to his paws when he noticed blood on Orchidbloom. "What happened?" he asked, paws itching. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:38, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Whoops, she forgot to visit Risingsun...she'd been running around camp all bloody, and had probably been greatly confusing everyone. Orchidbloom wrinkled her nose, like Fennelkit. "Thunderblaze happened, of course."Silverstar 01:42, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar stiffened, the fur along his spine prickling. "Where is he? What happened?" he asked, tail flicking madly. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:44, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar was silent and tense. "You beat him up?" he asked after a moment. She did look quite proud. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:48, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar nodded. "Wonderful! Do you think he'll come crawling back?" Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:52, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"What should we do about him?" Creekstar asked, seriously. "I don't like the thought of him running around camp..." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:55, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar nodded. "You did great," he purred. He glanced down at Fennelkit and gave her a quick lick on the forehead. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:00, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
At Orchidbloom's words, a thought sparked in Creekstar's head. "Hey... how about tonight we go down to the stream for a swim? We won't be as busy at night as we are in the day..." he suggested. Maybe this could be his chance to tell her how he felt about her? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:05, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Oh, a night swim...why hadn't she done that before? Then again, she had gone out on a few night swims moons ago, how loved how the moon appeared on the water. "Sure, I'd love to go for a night swim!" Fennelkit, meanwhile, grinned up at her father with a wide, knowing grin.Silverstar 02:07, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar patted Fennelkit's head with his tail tip. "Hollymask or Blizzardheart could watch Fennelkit, Pumpkinkit, and Hawthornkit," he mewed, glancing at the two young kits. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:09, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom nodded in agreement. "I don't think they're going to get into much trouble anyways...isn't that right, Fennelkit?" The deputy eyed the kit, who giggled innocently and rolled closer to her father.---- Violetpetal was very sour...so she went out of camp.Silverstar 02:10, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar nodded. "I'm going to go check on Whiskerclaw, his wounds looked... pretty bad. I'll see you later," he mewed, nuzzling his daughter then blinking a farewell to Orchidbloom. He had to be alone for a bit... if he was really going to do this, he wanted to think it out... not make a fool of himself... of course he'd see Whiskerclaw first... Parsleykit hopped around her nest, eyeing Fennelkit with amazed eyes, then hopping around again. Where had she come from? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:15, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Galekit had returned to the nursery. She had refused to talk with anyone, she was still greatly upset by her brother's random disappearance. Meanwhile, Fennelkit pressed against Orchidbloom. "You're deputy now, right?"Silverstar 02:18, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Parsleykit spotted Galekit and scampered over to her, tail fluffed out with excitement, she was nosy and wanted to know why she looked sad. "Hi! I'm Parselykit. Are you hurt? Are you okay? I'm Parselykit, by the way." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:20, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Galekit narrowed her eyes. "I'm pretty sure we already met," she grunted before turning away from the tomkit. She didn't want to talk with anyone, not now.---- Orchidbloom nodded slowly. "That's right, and your father's leader. You must be very proud of him."Silverstar 02:22, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"We have?" Parsleykit looked around, looking bewildered with everything, then trotted over to her nest to hide from nothing.
Creekstar saw Whiskerclaw and had been surprised to see how infected the bites were... they must be... very painful... He wouldn't die, would he? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:24, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Hawthornkit managed to crack open a single eye. Wow...this place was huge!---- Orchidbloom curled around Fennelkit, who rolled around. "Orchidbloom, I really wanna play with someone...can we play?"Silverstar 02:26, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Pumpkinkit blinked at her brother. One eye was open. Maybe he could play? ---- Parsleykit meanwhile stared at Peridotkit as he paced. Where was Violetpetal? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:30, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Violetpetal eventually returned to camp in a nonchalant manner, shrugging her shoulders at nothing. After that fling with that one Leo tom, she was finally expecting kits...she had her own plans now. She had spent lots of time with Creekstar, no? These were his kits, she'd tell the whole Clan that they were! But soon...not yet, but soon.Silverstar 02:31, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar had went hunting, thinking about the words over and over again in is head. Why was it so hard? All he had to do was tell her he loved her... He returned to camp around dusk... with a hare and a squirrel... not much, but it was something. He put his catches on the fresh-kill pile. He looked at the setting sun. It was nearly time for the hunt with Orchidbloom... His muscles trembled at the thought of it, excited and scared. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:35, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom agreed to play with her adopted daughter, and did so until the kitten finally wore out. The deputy had to admit that she too was exhuasted, but the thought of her planned nightswim with Creekstar made her energy quickly return. It'd just be her and him...at night. It made her both excited and nervous: she already felt very strong about him, but what if she goofed something out? If he didn't feel the same, and she accidentally hinted her affection...what would happen?Silverstar 03:09, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Peridotkit stomped out of the nursery, then spotted Violetpetal. "Hey! Where have you been? I was looking for you..." ---- Whiskerclaw slept in pain. He'd visit his kits in a few... ---- Creekstar padded towards the nursery, poking his head inside. "Orchidbloom? Are you ready?" he asked, glancing at the she-cat then to Fennelkit who was sleeping and couldn't help but purr. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:15, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"I've been hunting, mom." Violetpetal said sarcastically before stomping off.---- Orchidbloom had been frantically trying to get her pelt clean, pruning herself like a self-conscious bird. She looked up at the black tom, nervous. "Yes, I'm ready."Silverstar 03:17, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"Hey, wait!" Peridotkit called, feeling resentful. Did Violetpetal hate him? ----- Creekstar nodded, his heart pounding, and he ducked out of the nursery and into the main camp. His paws felt like they couldn't walk right, like he would fall if he took another step. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:20, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom slowly ducked out of camp after Creekstar, hot with both embarrassment and fear. She could feel the curious gazes of Risingsun, Cloudfrost, and a handful of others burning into her pelt. Taking in a deep breath, she forced herself forward.Silverstar 03:22, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Hollymask streched out outside the nursery. Her kits would be coming soon. ---- Peridotkit felt offended when Violetpetal didn't reply and he plopped down abrutly. Did he stink or something? He wondered, sniffing his puffy pelt. ---- Creekstar led the way towards the stream, feeling a bit surprised at how dark it had gotten. The more he walked, he felt strangely relaxed... although his worry nagged at the back of his head. ~Patchfeather~ 03:26, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom moved after the leader, her stomach churning nervously. She was so caught up in her thoughts that she stubbed a toe on a root, quietly squeaked, and face-planted on the ground. But she was quick to get up and continue following Creekstar. Great StarClan, she looked like a big clumsy idiot...Silverstar 03:29, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar stopped at the foot of the stream. He remembered the first time he and Orchidbloom had gone here together... they had gone fishing with Ashstorm - Ashpaw at the time. That felt like so long ago.... "After you," he glanced back at Orchidbloom, beckoning her with his long tail. He was more used to water now but... still not a huge fan. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:32, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"Water doesn't bite, Creekstar," the deputy stated playfully before sliding past the tom and slinking into the water. It was still a bit cool from the overly long winter, but it was still warm enough.Silverstar 03:33, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar slowly followed, then once his paws were off the ground began to smoothly glid through the water. He didn't like th heaviness of the water, but after a few moments getting used to it, it felt like nothing. He had also gotten better at swimming because he had gone hunting with Ashstorm and a few other warriors and they had forced him in. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:36, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar purred and closed his eyes for a second, then opened them suddenly and started kicking his back legs and sneezing as he breathed in a little bit of water. After he had stopped and was now swimming calmly again, he tried to hide his embarassement with a little smile. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:48, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom twitched her whiskers in amusement before taking in a deep breath and diving underwater. She wasn't sure if he knew how to hold his breath, so best to not drag him under.Silverstar 03:52, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar watched Orchidbloom disappear under the water. ... He'd prefer to keep his head in the air if he could. So he paddled around, thinking about going onto one of the rocks in the middle of the stream to try and fish. He wasn't amazing at that yet... but he had caught a minnow the other day. That was really big. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:54, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Eventually, Orchidbloom resurfaced, thankful that the wounds on her head from her little skirmish earlier now felt numb...and the blood was now washed away. Ah, water had so many perfect purposes! "Shall we start those fishing lessons you mentioned earlier, or would you rather continue with swimming?"Silverstar 03:56, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar nodded toward the rock. "Fishing sounds great," he murmured, swimming slowly towards the rock and climbing out, feeling shocked at how cold the air felt now after being in the water. He shook out his pelt. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:59, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom swam after the tom before heaving herself out of the water to sit beisde him. She fluffed up her gray fur in hopes of blocking out the colt air. "Alright, you go first."Silverstar 04:02, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar nodded. He watched the water, he saw few flickers of silver in the water. A few times he tried to catch one, but always failed. The more time that went by, the more shaky he felt. He knew why he felt like this. Should he tell her now? He wanted to badly, but whenever he willed himself, told himself he was about to do it, his mouth wouldn't open. What if she didn't feel the same? Things may change if she didn't... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 04:05, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom observed the leader silently. Ok, he wasn't the greatest at fishing, but...she'd seen him fish, and he never fished like this. Something was bothering him. Was it that Thunderblaze thing again? Gently, the deputy prodded the black tom with a paw. "Hey...something's wrong, isn't it? Are you getting cold?"Silverstar 04:07, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar kind of nodded, kind of shook his head, then stopped. "Oh, yes, er I mean no..." he mewed, heart pounding. He couldn't keep backing away from this... He had to get it out, he'd feel better... hopefully. "Look... Orchidbloom, I have something to tell you... but... I'm worried it will change our friendship." It might make things werid... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 04:10, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Puzzled, the deputy cocked her head. What was it? Was something wrong, or was he ok...? Probably just cold, right? He wasn't used to constantly swimming like her....but his following response made fear nip at her belly. Change their friendship...was he...did he feel that it was wrong with her adopting Fennelkit, because her mother was his original mate. "O-Ok then, go on...I-I'm sure it won't ruin anything."Silverstar 04:12, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"I..." Creekstar began, then trailed off. He had thought this through! Now he forgot what he had wanted to say. "Orchidbloom... you're my best friend, and I like you.... more then that..." he meowed, carefully. "I love you," after that, he closed his eyes and silently waited for a reply, heart pounding. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 04:16, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
(i remember the song now...: I will wait for you, Mumford and Sons) She nearly fell off the rock, it felt like the ground had disappeared beneath her paws. Wait, he...? How could he possibly love her, the she-cat who had nothing but dead kittens, the cat who did nothing but work? "You...you do?" She managed to squeak these very words out, chest tight, and eyes round.Silverstar 04:19, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
(i'll look it up) Creekstar opened his gray eyes and looked back at her, oddly still. "Yes, I do. I have for a while now... I didn't want to tell you before, I didn't want to make things weird, but everytime I look at you, hear you, or think of you, it makes my heart skip a beat. I really do love you, Orchidbloom," he said, confidently, all the words coming to him in that one moment, all unplanned but so true. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 04:22, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom took in a deep breath, still feeling like she wasn't even there. "I...Creekstar, I've been in love with you for so long, I just..." She moved about nervously, glancing up at him almost bashfully. "-...I've been scared. After how Thunderblaze left me...I thought that after I told you, you'd just leave me too."Silverstar 04:25, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
(it does fit them really well) Creekstar blinked, feeling surprised. She loved him too? Along with happiness, he felt a heavy sadness come with it. "I would never leave you. I will stay by you're side no matter what happens." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 04:28, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom let her head flop onto her shoulder. She had been wanting to do something like this for moons...she had no family to comfort her, she didn't have a mate, she had no kits, few friends...but now, she'd always have Creekstar. "I don't know where I'd be without you..."Silverstar 04:31, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar let out a quiet purr. "I'd be dead right now if I didn't have you in my life..." he truly did believe he would be... He had been so sad, he had felt like he was going to just give up, then Orchidbloom had came along and everything so much brighter. "... Orchidbloom... will you be my mate...?" Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 04:34, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
"I'd probably be suffering under the claws of Thunderblaze." She closed her eyes, pushing the negative thoughts of the obsessive ginger tom out of her head. No...she'd be safe now, always safe, she had Creekstar now. "...I'd be more than happy to be your mate, Creekstar...I wouldn't rather be anything else."Silverstar 04:37, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar purred and rested his muzzle next to Orchidbloom's. His heart felt once again, light and skippy. He wouldn't let Thunderblaze hurt Orchidbloom ever again... "...thank you... for everything." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 04:40, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
All Creekstar could do was purr. He hadn't felt this happy in such a long time... He now had Fennelkit again, and Orchidbloom, the warrior he loved, standing by his side, leading the Clan together. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 05:23, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom firmly remained by the side of her new mate, an endless warmth spreading throughout her. All of her dreams, all but having her own kits, had come true...but surely Fennelkit would easily fill that gap.Silverstar 14:19, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
After a few moments of silence, Creekstar spoke. "... would you like to fish some more?" he asked. He felt so relieved now that it was all out in the open; and it did go far better then he thought it would have... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 14:47, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar realized just then that he hadn't eaten yet that day - so much excitement, he had competely forgotten somehow... He leaned over the edge of the rock, trying to spot any fish. He saw a yellowish silver color and watched that closely. Hopefully now he'd be able to catch something... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 14:54, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom awaited his move patiently, unmoving as she clung to the rock. Once he made his move, she'd shift to the other side of the rock to start with her fishing.Silverstar 15:03, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar darted out a paw, it felt like it hardly touched the water, then stepped back in surprise when he pulled it back to see a fish wiggling in his claws. It fell onto the ground and he quickly bit it's spine, killing it. He had no idea what kind of fish this was, but he was pretty proud; it was the biggest fish he had ever caught. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 15:10, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
After pouting for a couple of hours, Peridotkit stomped into the nursery and flopped down into his nest with a great sigh. ---- Hollymask blinked open a single eye when Peridotkit flopped down a few nests away, then closed her eyes again. Her belly was hurting a bit; her kits would probably come anyday now. She tightened her eyelids, remembering so many of the births that went wrong lately. That wouldn't happen to her would it? ---- Parsleykit tired herself out by talking to a leaf and now was asleep, jerking her little white paws beside her mother and sisters. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:21, November 13, 2016 (UTC)
After nearly two hours, Leaftail had successfully given birth two four kittens. Two of which had been stillborn. Grief hung thickly off of the queen and she bowed her head pulling the two living close to her. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 15:36, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
After trying to catch a couple more fish, and failing (still wasn't the best fisher) Creekstar gave up and turned back to his fish, blinking at it, still proud. Even though he was tired, he knew he probably wouldn't be able to sleep that well... so much excitement... he couldn't make words to say how happy he was.
Pumpkinkit wiggled around in her nest, sighing loudly. She couldn't get comfortable, and the moss was too lumpy, and it was kind of cold... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 21:02, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom caught a few more fish before laying on the rock lazily, exhuasted. She let a single paw remain plunged in the water, while a relaxed sigh sounded from her. Of course, she was overjoyed to be with Creekstar, and now stand by his side as his mate and best friend, but...well, her day had been far too long.Silverstar 21:05, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar glanced over at Orchidbloom. She looked tired. "Want to go back to camp?" he gentlely asked, fluffing out his half dried pelt Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 21:08, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
The deputy waved her paw that was dipped in the water. "Nah, I actually might...just sleep out here, by the water. It sounds quite nice...I promise I'll come home eventually."Silverstar 21:10, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar nodded, with a quiet purr. "I'll stay with you, if you want," he mewed, settling beside her. He really did want to stay, but a part of him longed to check on Fennelkit. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 21:13, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom gently nudged his shoulder with her pink nose. "I'd love to have you stay out here with me, but I know how attached you are to Fennelkit. You could always check on her, and then come back? Or just stay with her, whatever your heart desires."Silverstar 21:15, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar nodded, feeling a bit torn. "I'll see you later," he mewed, standing up, then giving her cheek a lick, then carefully hopping along the stones to the pebbly shore. He looked back at Orchidbloom one more time; she looked so peaceful; then out to the silver moor and began his trip back to camp at a quick trot. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 21:20, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom flashed him a smile as he left before she lay her head back on her white paws, drowsily closing her sea-blue eyes. She admired him for that, really...a good father would do such a thing, it frankly did not harm her emotionally that he chose to stay with his daughter rather than his new mate. No, his actions are admirable.Silverstar 21:38, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar quietly padded across the moor, mind clear and for the first time in a long while feeling very calm. He quietly walked into camp, blinking at the silvery hollow. His gray eyes drifted to the nursery and he moved toward it. The camp looked peaceful enough, Fennelkit was probably fine. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 22:00, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Fennelkit stretched lazily in her nest, glancing around curiously. Maybe she shouldn't have taken her second chance just yet...the nursery was awfully crowded.Silverstar 22:04, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar quietly slipped into the den, careful to not wake any of the queens or kits. He saw Fennelkit in her nest and made his way over to her, then crouched down. "Hi, Fennelkit," Creekstar purred when he noticed she was awake. "Just coming to check on you."Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 22:06, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
"That's good. So what do you think of your first day back? Have you made any friends yet?" Creekstar asked, wrapping his tail around her. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 22:13, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
Fennelkit shuffled about nervously, shrugging her small shoulders. "I dunno...I've talked to Galekit a bit." She frowned at her father. "She said you were gone real long....is there something bad happening?"Silverstar 02:53, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar shook his head quickly. "No, nothing bad at all... But something great happened. I asked Orchidbloom to be my mate... she said yes." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:56, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Daffodillegs lashed her tail as she crouched behind a fern bush. She had been going to see Spottedshadow, however had gotten distracted by a raven she was hunting. The tabby and white warrior grinned as she licked her "jaw" and narrowed her eyes as a spotted blur attacked the raven. She stood up suddenly angry now. "Hey!" She exclaimed. Wait, it was Spottedshadow.. "That was my kill," she said bitterly.
Briarthorn made her way into camp silently. The dark brown warrior had been hoping to see her brother, but he had basically forgotten she was even alive. What a way to acknowledge family! She though as she went to see his kits. Hawthornkit and Pumpkinkit. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 15:39, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Spottedshadow lifted his head, raven in his jaws with a smile on his face. He set it on the ground and carefully licked a paw. "I had been stalking it longer. Sorry love, you can take it," he said in his odd sounding voice and nudged the raven with a paw towards her.
Whiskerclaw awoke, having a terrible headache. What time was it...? Meanwhile, Pumpkinkit looked up from her trashing to see her aunt. She stopped and looked up at her, smiling. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 15:44, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Daffodillegs shrugged before yawning. "No problem, I know how to fish." She said in a snooty voice, giving her mate a teasing look.
Spottedshadow snorted, giving her a playful shove. "I haven't seen you in awhile... how are the kits doing?" he asked, becoming a bit more serious now.
Pumpkinkit wiggled with excitement "Me!" sh squeaked, standing up on wobbly legs. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 15:53, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Daffodillegs smiled at the thought of her two children. Briarthorn and Whiskerclaw. "They're doing fine. Whiskerclaw's mate had kittens, but sadly passed afterwards. Now he has an infection from some rat bites. Briarthorn is as rebellious as ever." She told him.
Briarthorn lashed her dark tail. She purred before allowing her brother's kittens to climb on her. She batted at Pumpkinkit gently. Meanwhile, Cherrywhisker and Whimbrelface sat basking in the sunlight. The two siblings had finally taken their warrior names moons ago and now Cherrywhisker had been happily growing closer to Ashstorm. The red and white tabby glanced up as the smoke tom walked into camp.
"That's too bad..." Spottedshadow murmured, unhappy at hearing the lose of his sons mate. "... but that's great, I bet those kits will be trouble!" he purred, proudly. Pumpkinkit pulled herself onto Briarthorn's shoulders. "Where's daddy? I haven't seen him in awhile."
Ashstorm waved his smoky tail to Cherrywhisker in greeting. "Hi, Cherrywhisker. How are you today?" 19:32, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Daffodillegs smirked before shrugging. “Yes, I was sad to see Pumpkinfrost gone. She was such a sweet soul.” The red and white tabby replied softly pressing her cheek to her mate’s shoulder. “You? How’s the Clan?” She questioned softly now. The red and white tabby warrior had been wanting another litter, but would Spottedshadw want that?
Cherrywhisker grinned before giving a slight wave of her tail to the smoke tabby warrior. “I’m good and you?” She asked in return. Whimbrelface watched his sister with her er “boyfriend”. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 19:47, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
"... It's been okay... your Clan and mine have have been very tense with each other lately... I don't like it at all," Spottedshadow said, looking oddly downcast. He just wanted the Clans to be at peace... but how would that ever happen?
"I'm great. I was just about to go fishing, do you want to join me?" Ashstorm asked, tail tip flicking excitedly. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 19:57, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Daffodillegs frowned at this. Redthorn, a RockClan warrior had died about six moons ago from that. "Yes, some of our warriors have died because of it." She said. "Maybe a peace treaty would suit our Clans better." She told him.
Cherrywhisker grinned happily. "I'd be glad too," the energetic she-cat said jumping up. The red and white tabby dipped her head before running to the entrance and stopping to wait for Ashstorm. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 20:10, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Spottedshadow nodded quickly, with an approving look. "Yes! I wish we could just make a peace treaty and it'd all be over... but try telling that to our leaders... they really want ShadeClan's old territory..."
Ashstorm trotted after Cherrywhisker. "I'll race you to the stream!" he yowled over his shoulder when he paced her, without stopping. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:13, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Daffodillegs purred as she pressed her body to his. "Speaking of the old territory, its been forever since I've been there. To think of it the last time I was there was right before I was expecting Whiskerclaw and Briarthorn." She said fonly.
Spottedshadow purred, letting his worries about the Clan melt away. "Those were good times..." he purred, fondly remembering the days he and Daffodillegs had spent running through the forest together. He felt a sudden wistfulness. He wished he could have been there, to raise his kits, with Daffodfillegs. He had met them at gatherings before, but he hadn't told them he was their father; did his mate ever tell them?
Ashstorm ran as fast as his legs would allow. He could run fast, but not for a long time, and before he knew it, he was slowing down, panting super hard. But would he stop? Never. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:24, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
To tell the truth, Daffodillegs still hadn't told her children who their father was. They had been raised by just her with the help of the other queens. Now Whiskerclaw had his children and Briarthorn had absolutely no interest in kits. "They were," she replied back before loping forward. "I'll race you," she said before taking off into a slow trot.
Spottedshadow stood up, revealing himself to be quite tall. "You're on," he said, crouching down and taking off, but slowly, wanting her to pick up her pace first.
Ashstorm pushed himself a little harder. His legs ached a little, it was mostly his lungs that were forcing him to slow. He moved a little faster, but not quite. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:33, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Spottedshadow raced forward, paws pounding on the earth beneath him. ---- Ashstorm had stopped running when he saw the stream and now trotted to the bank and flopped down on the pebbles breathing heavy. "I think I lost," he announced.
Creekstar poked his head out of the nursery. He had fallen asleep there with Fennelkit. He padded out of the den giving his pelt a quick grooming. He had a ton of ceremonies to do. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:40, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Daffodillegs purred as she slowed slightly catching sight of two other cats. Cherrywhisker and Ashstorm. "Get down," she hissed at him tackling him into a bush laughing softly. Cherrywhisker looked up seeing Daffodillegs dive into a bush. Was she hunting? "You think?" Seh said sarcastically teasing. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 20:43, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Spottedshadow let out a grunt of surprise and and limp when Daffodillegs pushed him into the bush, his heart pounding. What would happen if the Clans found about about their secret romance?
Ashstorm nodded, standing up. His legs felt amazing and strong. He hovered over the running water, excitedly searching for fish. Maybe he could go in the water and hunt like an otter!
Creekstar leaped onto the highrock and called a meeting. "I, Creekstar, leader of RockClan, call my warrior ancestors to look down on these apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I command them to you as warriors in their turn."
He hopped off the rock, and faced the cats in front of him. "Jadepaw, Meadowpaw, Brookpaw, Beepaw, Yewpaw, Mistypaw, Lionpaw, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, do you promise to uohold the warrior code and to protect and defend your clan even at the cost of your lives?"
"Then by the powers of StarClan I give you your warrior names. From this moment on you'll be know as Jadefield, Meadowflight, Brookfern, Beefur, Yewnose, Mistynose, Lioncloud, Jaystrike, and Hollyleaf. StarClan honors your courage and loyalty and we welcome you as full warriors." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:48, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom had continued to sleep outside of camp and beside the river, enjoying a nice and peaceful nap. Her heart felt light, and the deputy feared nothing at the moment.
Meanwhile in the nursery, Fennelkit slept soundlessly even after her father left to do ceremonies. All the while, a big grin remained on her face, especially after she heard about her father and Orchidbloom. She liked seeing him happy. Hawthornkit, still clumsy on his paws, was being taught battle moves by Galekit...he seemed very intersted in becoming a great warrior, although he strictly preferred to be with his father, sister, and Galekit...occasionally Fennelkit as well, but nobody else. Of course, Orchidbloom was the exception, he saw her as his mother (although he knew he was adopted), but he avoided all other queens.Silverstar 23:16, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
Whiskerclaw stiffly got to his paws, wincing at his bites and padded out of the den and was met with sunlight that was just way too bright. He wanted to be in the nice comforting darkness. But he wanted to see his kits more.
After the ceremony, Creekstar hurried away from the cats crowding around the nw warriors, not wanting to be crushed. He'd go and find Orchidbloom, he deiceded, making his way towards the camp entrance. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 23:29, November 15, 2016 (UTC)
"C'mon, Hawthornkit, jump higher!" Galekit called to the charcoal tomkit in an impatient voice, her tail tip twitching. "Or you'll never get the move right!" The tomkit let out a soft whine. "But Galekit, I can't jump high!"
Creekstar padded out of camp, very thankful Violetpetal didn't follow. Maybe she at last found a new friend... or just decided he wasn't her time. He ran over the moor and was at the stream in no time. He spotted Orchidbloom, right where he had left her the night before. He leaped over the boulders easily and landed on her rock. "Orchidbloom," he murmured, softly nudging her with his nose. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:22, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Drowsily blinking open her eyes, Orchidbloom grunted softly before glancing up at Creekstar. "....Hm?" She then glanced around, eyes wide with terror. "Dear StarClan, I've been sleeping forever!!"Silverstar 00:27, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar gently patted her back with his tail. "Don't worry about it, you needed it," he murmured. After a moment, he asked. "Do you want to go back to camp? You don't need to do any patrols, one of the warriors took care of it." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:32, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar nodded. "Okay, let's go," he said, while hopping over the rocks onto the shore, then beginning the trip back to camp. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:36, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom trotted after her mate smoothly, ears pricked as she moved along. Hopefully the kits weren't too upset that she had been gone for so long, especially Hawthornkit.Silverstar 00:39, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar kept his trot light and slowed to a walk when he entered camp. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:41, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom slinked into the nursery, where Hawthornkit immediately skipped over to her, complaining of his hunger. The deputy gently nuzzled the tomkit before laying down in her nest, Fennelkit awaking to join her.Silverstar 00:43, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar followed Orchidbloom. "Pumpkinkit is playing with Briarthorn," he told her, sitting down next to the nest. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:46, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom quietly fed the two kittens before glancing at Creekstar in confusion, only to shrug. "No idea who that is...are you sure I don't have any patrols I have to take out? I can do it right after I feed these two."Silverstar 00:50, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar shrugged. "I think there's a hunting patrol that's set to leave pretty soon, you can join that if you want."Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:52, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar gave a slight nod and left the den; it was really crowded, then sat down outside, paws tucked underneath himself and closed his eyes. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:59, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Cloudfrost rested with Risingsun within the medicine cat's den. The sun was too bright for her to bear that day, so she had seeked shelter in the den of her father. The medicine cat greatly pitied her: it was really harming her social life, his daughter had few to no friends.
Hollymask stiffened. The pain had gotten worse over the night and she knew the kits were coming right now. She felt insanely calm. "My kits are coming," she announced out of the blue, like it was no big deal. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:04, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom calmly glanced at the other queen. "Hmm? Oh, that's...-" she then realized what Hollymask said, and stiffened. "-...thaaat'll require Risingsun. I'll be back as fast as I can." She gently nudged Fennelkit and Hawthornkit away before bolting over to Risingsun and escorting him into the nursery. His whiskers quivered in both excitement and fear for his mate.Silverstar 01:06, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
"Hi, Risingsun," Hollymask greeted her mate when he entered the den. After awhile, Hollymask had a smooth birth, having two healthy kits. She purred, looking at them with a loving blue gaze, however they were tired. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:09, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Hollymask stared at the kits. She hadn't thought about names... "I'm not sure... " she paused, looking at him and lowering her voice so no one would hear. "What do you want to name them?" Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:24, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Hollymask purred, nodding. "That's great, and for the she-cat... what about Lavenderkit?" Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:32, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Hollymask looked back at the kits, purring. "Eclipsekit and Lavenderkit... they're perfect." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:36, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
After the Warrior Ceremonies, Hollyleaf sat beside the exit to the forest. Her pale ginger tail curled around her small, delicate paws. Maybe she could help out Risingsun by collecting what he didn't have in his stores? Silently she snuck her way into his den to check on his stores. He was busy with Hollymask as of recent. Jaystrike watched as his sister slipped into Risingsun's den. She had been overly eager to help him out.
Lioncloud had been hunting alone for over a moon now. Her main priority had been to become a respected warrior, she had no intentions of getting a mate. Mistynose had gotten excited after her ceremony and had accidentally tackled Hazelriver giggling.
Cherrywhisker leapt into the stream shivering at first before getting used to the cold water. "Your such a funky looking otter," she teased him. The red and white warrior ducked under the water letting it soak her thin pelt.
Daffodillegs smiled before showing him towards the exit to ShadeClan's former territory. "I wonder if there are any of the ShadeClan or DawnClan cats left." She mused. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 15:13, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Hazelriver let out a surprised squeak when Mistynose tackled him. He hadn't even noticed she was near him. ---- Ashstorm splashed into the stream and dove under the water as well, enjoying the cool water running through his fur. ---- Spottedshadow shrugged. "I doubt it," he said, walking across the border warily. There could be more CaveClan or RockClan warriors prowling the woods. ----- Pumpkinkit, who was busy playing with Briarthorn, looked towards her father when he limped out of the warriors den. She ran over to him, tail sticking up. "Daddy!" she squealed the whole way. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 17:52, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Hollyleaf sniffed, her eyes going to Risingsun’s catmint and ragwort stores. Both were filled with wrinkled and brown; dead. The pale ginger tabby warrior lashed her tail before disposing of the dead plants and heading out of camp to find some more. Jaystrike sensed Hollyleaf’s sadness at being just a warrior, she had been wanting to be Risingsun’s apprentice but she seemed happy just to help him out while Hollymask was in the nursery.
Lioncloud lashed her tail as she left camp shortly after her sister, she wanted to hunt some more. Cherrywhisker giggled in her light voice. “Who taught ‘’you’’ to swim?” She asked. Meanwhile, Daffodillegs laughed as she danced around her mate randomly darting towards his face to lick his cheek. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 19:21, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
"My mother; She was a fantastic swimmer!" Ashstorm said, in a pride filled voice. It was clear that he adored his mother greatly, and could easily ignore the fact she murdered so many cats in the past. "Who taught you?" he asked, as he swam circles around Cherrywhisker.
Spottedshadow couldn't help putting his guard down to purr at his mate. She hadn't changed a bit since they first met! Meanwhile, Whiskerclaw had settled onto his belly to rest after walking two feet from the warriors den, too tired to go farther. Pumpkinkit landed on his back and he held back a hiss of pain. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 19:41, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Ashstorm kept his green eyes locked on her as he swam. "A near death experience? What happened?" ----- Spottedshadow stopped in a sunny clearing and flopped down to soak up thee heat. ---- Whiskerclaw looked around, looking hazy. He spotted his sister. "Briarthorn...? Do you know where a medicine cat is?" he asked, his words slurred. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:04, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
"He's been busy with Hollymask, Hollyleaf knows a thing or two I could go grab her." She offered. The dark brown warrior stood up suddenly. Daffodillegs smiled tilting her pale head. The she-cat raised one of her white legs before leaping over her mate and heading into ShadeClan's territory. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 20:16, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
"...Please..." Whiskerclaw said, resting his chin on the ground and closing his eyes tightly. Pumpkinkit slid off of her father and looked at him closely. "Are you sick, Daddy?" she asked, and he didn't stir. Spottedshadow watched Daffodillegs and once again felt a wistfulness. He had been wanting to have more kits... maybe he could take care of them if they did? He had missed out with his first kits... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:20, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Hollyleaf had barely left camp when someone called for her. Briarthorn. "Risingsun isn't near so do you think you can help my brother?" Hollyleaf nodded before rushing to the warrior. "Whiskerclaw?" She nudged him. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 20:29, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Whiskerclaw's golden eyes flickered open, glazed. "The bites... they hurt," he said, in a pained soft, pained whine. He felt dizzier then he had ever felt in his life, and it seemed like darkness was starting to fill in the edge of his vision. Was he dying? But the thought of it didn't really hurt... He'd be with Pumpkinfrost again; the only thing he'd regret was leaving his kits... but they had a whole Clan to love and protect them. Did they really, really need him? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:33, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
"Briarthorn go find Risingsun," she snapped before grabbing some herbs to help with the pain and infection. She didn't really feel like he'd make it though. The tabby molly set to work to help him scooting the kitten away with a soft smile. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 20:34, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
"Is daddy going to be okay?" Pumpkinkit asked, the fun dying away to be replaced with a seriousness. Whiskerclaw's breath had become heavy and hoarse, and it quickly became shallower. The pain was overwelming... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:38, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
"He's going to die...?" Pumpkinkit said, eyes widening. "No!" she squealed loudly, throwing herself into her fathers chest. Whiskerclaw hardly heard his daughters pleas for him to stay. The silver starlit figures were already around him. He took one last look towards the nursery, where Hawthornkit was, and then to his daughter, who was still clinging to his side crying. "... I'm sorry I wasn't strong enough for you..." he whispered, hoarsely, then he let out his last breath, his eyes glazed. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 20:44, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Hawthornkit had overheard the commotion outside, and peered outside curiously. He then watched his father in terror as the warrior slowly died, and the tiny tomkit was frozen in his place out of his terror.Silverstar 22:07, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar had watched Whiskerclaw with wide eyes; but he already knew there was nothing to help the warrior. "Prepare him for vigil," spoke the surprisingly calm voice of Hazelriver, who sat nearby with his tail curled over his paws and unreadable hazel eyes. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 22:32, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
Briarthorn had just gotten back as her brother died, her only living family besides his kits and Daffodillegs. The dark brown molly knew she had to step up and push the grief aside until his vigil. His kits needed someone there for them. "Oh Whiskerclaw..." she trailed.
Pumpkinkit's 'No's' had turned into sobs. Hazelriver had fetched some mint and was rubbing them on Whiskerclaw's pelt, to hide the scent of death. Pumpkinkit backed away while he did this and stood there, not knowing what to do.
Spottedshadow glanced around, let out a good-humored sigh and went after Daffodillegs. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 15:14, November 17, 2016 (UTC)
Briarthorn curled up next to Pumpkinkit as to comfort her.
Briarthorn's comfort worked, and Pumpkinkit's cries died down to quiet whimpers. ---- Ashstorm spotted a fish and dove under the water to get it. He returned to the surface with a large bass clamped in his jaws. ---- Spottedshadow chased Daffodillegs then lost her. He sniffed, looking around. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 15:24, November 17, 2016 (UTC)
Briarthorn dipped her head comfortingly cleaning Pumpkinkit. Her pale gaze going outside the nursery where her brother was being prepared for vigil later tonight.
Spottedshadow spotted Daffodillegs and trotted over to her, flopping down beside her. "So how have you been recently?" he asked, realizing he hadn't asked her yet.
After he was finished getting the dead warrior ready for vigil, Hazelriver sat, with a dark glare on the camp, sitting in a shadow with his tail curled neatly around his paws. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 15:46, November 17, 2016 (UTC)
(the wiki is snowing...) Hawthornkit tossed back his tiny head and let out a loud, mournful wail that rippled across the entire camp. His cries were cut short and muffled by Orchidbloom's soft fur as she pulled the little tomkit close, his head pressing against the queen's fur. Fennelkit clung to the side of the clan's deputy, eyes round.Silverstar 23:19, November 17, 2016 (UTC)
(and i'm proud of that) Pumpkinkit heard her brothers cries and pulled away from Briarthorn, rushing over to him and pressed herself against him and Orchidbloom. Whiskerclaw couldn't be dead! He couldn't be!
Ashstorm returned to camp from swimming with Cherrywhisker to find the camp looking oddly subdued. His eyes fell on Whiskerclaw's body, which already had cats sitting beside him, grooming his fur. He blinked. That sucked... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 23:34, November 17, 2016 (UTC)
Gently, the deputy nuzzled the tops of Hawthornkit's and Pumpkinkit's heads. What could she say? "We're all here for you, little ones...he was a great warrior, just like your mother. I'm sure he'll be proudly watching the both of you from StarClan, and he'll be cheering you both on with every step you two take."Silverstar 23:40, November 17, 2016 (UTC)
Pumpkinkit nodded, looking downcast, but feeling a bit more reassured. Orchidbloom was right, Whiskerclaw would be watching them, protecting them every step they took, even if they couldn't see him. "I'm going to go rest," she informed her foster mother, padding away into the nursery and huddling into her moss, eyes fixed on the floor of the den. Whiskerclaw was okay. He was in StarClan with Pumpkinfrost now. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 23:47, November 17, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom nodded, Hawthornkit still pressed against the gray tabby queen. "Alright, dear...if you need anything, go get Creekstar, I owe the Clan a hunting patrol." She then glanced down at the charcoal tomkit pressed into her chest. "Hawthornkit, your sister'll need you...go and comfort her." The shy tomkit nodded slowly, but hesitantly trotted into the nursery anyways.Silverstar 23:50, November 17, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar lied outside the nursery, as if he were guarding it. He would sit vigil for Whiskerclaw later; he'd let the cats who were closer to him have their peace with him.
Hazelriver was one of the cats who sat with Whiskerclaw, he looked emotionless as he groomed his former mentors fur. No thoughts buzzed in his head, and he didn't feel any sadness, strangely. Whiskerclaw was like his father, and yet he felt nothing towards his death. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 23:57, November 17, 2016 (UTC)
Snapdragon blinked warily at the dead warrior. She had never seen cats treat their dead with so much... respect. Burr would just leave the body for the crows.
Peridotkit was growing upset with Violetpetal. Was she avoiding him? She said she'd be his mentor, so why didn't she just like, start with the training and stuff? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:11, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Frozenwind paid his respects to Whiskerclaw for a short while. He wasn't close with the cat, but he was a Clanmate, right? After doing so, he went out of camp to hunt... he needed some fresh air. --look me in the eye 00:14, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Violetpetal returned to camp with her pelt well groomed, head held high as she attempted to walk gracefully to look super pretty...then she tripped over something. Ew, a body!! Where'd all these cats come from? Oh, they came for her, how wonderful! "I have an announcement to make!!"Silverstar 00:16, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Hazelriver hissed angerily at Violetpetal for tripping over Whiskerclaw but kept his mouth shut as she spoke, eyes narrowed to slits. Creekstar stood up, looking confused and surprised to hear a warrior randomly walk into camp with an annoucement. "What is it?" asked Ashstorm, plopping down to listen. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:18, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar glared at Violetpetal. "Excuse me?" he said, his pelt ruffled. There was no way Violetpetal was expecting kits; well his kits at least. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:24, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar shook his head. "Violetpetal, Those are not my kits. I don't love you; I love someone else," Someone who isn't an annoying liar. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:30, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar's pelt bristled with anger and stiffly held his ground as Violetpetal stepped forward. "No you aren't. I love her, and she's my mate, not you.'" -- Patch
Creekstar reeled back, eyes widening in surprise. But he was too slow, and pain seered through the wound on his throat. He kicked out a hindleg, hitting her hard in the flank, trying to get her as far as him as he could in his shock. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:43, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar coughed up blood, and he felt the hot stickiness coming out of his neck. His vision was darkening quickly. He heaved himself to his paws, still looking strong despite how weak he felt. He glared at Violetpetal. There was no way he was letting her stay in the Clan after this; she would probably do this again; or to one of her other Clanmates. "Violetpetal," his voice was hoarse, but confident and angry. "You are no longer a member of RockClan." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:49, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
"That's great," Creekstar spat, then turned to Caninefang. "Take another warrior with you and escort her to the border, please," he said, more softly, and giving a blink of thanks to the warrior.
Peridotkit stared in shock at Violetpetal. What was wrong with her?? This... this was never who he thought she was... she was crazy. He suddenly felt sick that he had really felt any sort of love for the crazy she-cat. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:54, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar stumbled for a moment, feeling very dizzy and slowly lowered himself to the ground. He realized how much blood he had lost when he saw the blood staning the ground. Soon, he began to lose his hearing to the cats in the Clan. And then he closed his eyes and everything was lost to darkness."Risingsun, I think Creekstar is losing a life!" Snapdragon said, after running into the medicine cat den. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:03, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
After what felt like seasons, Creekstar's eyes flickered open. He no longer felt pain; just tired. He looked around, it took him a moment to remember what happened. He struggled to his paws when he realized he was sitting in his own blood. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:11, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
After his hunt, Frozenwind came back to camp... to see a lot of blood in camp. Dropping his prey in surprise at the camp entrance, he gaped: "What... happened...?" --look me in the eye 01:19, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Briarthorn feeling unneeded and replaced by the deputy left with a sad look to mourn her brother. Her only sibling..now it was just her and her mother. The solid grey-brown molly let her tail drag on the ground as she slowly made her way to her brother's body.
Creekstar nodded breifly. "I guess so..." ---- Spottedshadow nodded. "Good," he said, looking satisfied. He looked her over for a moment. Was now the time to bring up kits? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 17:26, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
Re-picking up his prey and taking it over to the fresh-kill pile, Frozenwind saw Risingsun with Creekstar. He's lost a life. Well, that's great, why do our leaders have to constantly die or lose lives? --look me in the eye 19:41, November 18, 2016 (UTC)
A small sigh escaped the medicine cat. "Then i suggest you get some rest, Creekstar, the first one is always tough."---- Caninefang returned to camp, Violetpetal now gone. The odd warrior had to admit, south his Fox family gone, he felt quite lonely.Silverstar 17:43, November 19, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar nodded, then retreated to his den to rest. Meanwhile, Snapdragon gazed at the camp, still looking quite surprised with the vigil. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 21:25, November 19, 2016 (UTC)
Risingsun swiftly padded away, deciding that he'd check up on his mate and their litter of kits. Things had gone smoothly, but he wanted to make sure everything was going well either way. "Hollymask?"Silverstar 22:56, November 19, 2016 (UTC)
Hollymask blinked awake from a doze when she heard Risingsun. She lifted her head and purred. "Hi, Risingsun!" Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 23:34, November 19, 2016 (UTC)
Hollymask purred, giving her kits a loving look. "Everything's great! They've been very calm." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:31, November 20, 2016 (UTC)
"Good, good..." Risingsun seated himself beside his mate, gently licking her forehead. "They'll be great warriors...I'm sure of it."---- Orchidbloom returned from her hunting, two fish hanging in her powerful jaws.Silverstar 01:36, November 20, 2016 (UTC)
Hollymask purred, giving her mates cheek a lick. "I know they'll be," ---- Sparkkit scuffed the ground with a paw, searching for prey. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:12, November 20, 2016 (UTC)
Hollymask nodded stiffly. She wanted him to stay with her... but he had a duty to serve the Clan. ---- Sparkkit stiffened when she caught a scent. She hardly remembered her mother, but that was the only thing she remembered; her scent. This place smellled like her... Was she here? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 16:51, November 21, 2016 (UTC)
Galekit continued to keep to herself, sitting at the edge of camp, staring at what felt like the endless camp entrance. Where was her brother...? He...he wouldn't just leave her, right?---- Orchidbloom, although tired, sent out a border patrol near CaveClan, assigning Cloudfrost as the lead.Silverstar 00:32, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
(whose turn is it to update in the snowstorm plot? they should probably check that out now) Lynxkit had split up from his siblings, wanting to search the calm moorland himself. It was pretty... (ooh.. i think I'll kill blizz) He spotted a black speckled cat farther off. His ears perked. Could this be his first kill? He prowled toward it, excited, yet staying calm. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 01:53, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
(yeah, i'll do that) Cloudfrost padded along, keeping her head bowed as she walked. The sun was shining that day...it bothered her eyes, but the deputy seemed confident that the albino she-cat was capable of leading her very own patrol...in the middle of the day.Silverstar 03:32, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
Lynxkit was near the she-cat now. She payed no attention to him, it was kind of sad how blind she was to him. He could have been easily spotted. And then he sprang. He landed on her shoulders. She let out a shocked yowl which was cut off as he dug his fangs deep into her throat. He stepped back after a moment, letting go of her. He stood, watching her in silence as she moaned and garggled in pain. She slowly stopped, blood staining the ground at his paws, her yellow eyes growing dull. He stared at the corpse. This was killing...? He felt empty inside... This wasn't how Almondkit had said it felt like... it didn't feel amazing... it felt... so wrong... Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:43, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
(should she find him now? he could hide the body, and she can just be like: oh crud, you're hurt, i smell blood) Cloudfrost stiffened and stopped in her place, the patrolling cat behind her practically crashing into her rump and letting out an irritated hiss of complaint. Something felt...off?Silverstar 03:45, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
(yeh) Lynxkit bowed his head, suddenly feeling hot with shame. He quickly buried the she-cat, wincing when he scented milk on her. She was a mother... He never had a mother, that he remembered, but he didn't believe it was right for another kit to have it's mother taken away. He felt like he was about to cry when he finished, his heart feeling like thorns were stabbing into it. Yeah, this was not what Almondkit said it'd be like. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:50, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
"Continue with the patrol, I'll be back in a second," With her lack of good vision came the heightened sense of smell, and although these patrolling cats could not detect it, Cloudfrost could scent blood. Worry prickling her pelt, the albino traced the scent, relying strictly on her sense of smell...because her eyesight obviously sucked.Silverstar 03:53, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
Lynxkit had been too caught up in greif and guilt to notice Cloudfrost's approach. He remaind crouched on the ground, staring at the grave of the she-cat he had murdered. Murdered. Could he live with himself after this? Why did he feel so guilty? He didn't even know her. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:56, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
It wasn't long before the albino she-cat's nose was filled with the stench of rogue, and she stopped in her path, the hairs on the back of her neck rising. She dared herself to look up before cringing at the light, but fighting through the pain to make out the figure of a tom, painted with blood. "Dear StarClan, are you injured?"Silverstar 04:02, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
Lynxkit nearly leapt out of his fur in surprise when he heard a voice. He whipped around to see a white she-cat, with strange, yet beautiful eyes. "Uh... um... no. I'm not..." he stammered.
Sparkkit meanwhile followed the scent some more, and it became clearer. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 04:04, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
Lynxkit struggled to reply. He didn't want to lie to her - wait, why did he care? He didn't know this cat! - but still, it felt like it would make him feel guilter about the she-cats death. "Ummm... I - I don't know..." he said, being honest - maybe not about the blood and all... but he wasn't sure if he was okay. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 14:39, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
"I can get you help," Cloudfrost offered with a swish flick of her tail, cocking her head slightly, for she was perplexed by his uncertainy. "My fa- er, friend, is a Medicine Cat. I could easily take you to camp, he loves helping everyone."Silverstar 23:34, November 22, 2016 (UTC)
"Okaaay..." Lynxkit agreed without thinking. He got up to follow her, with a dumb look. ----- (i'm not sure if Orchid can mentor peridot while she's in the nursery and deputy, unless you think she can. but if not, one of your other cats can if you want) Sparkkit had made her way to RockClan's camp, found by Snapdragon and had been accepted into the Clan. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 00:04, November 23, 2016 (UTC)
(she can, she's not technically a mother or expecting, and only needs to be in the nursery to feed the kits on occasion) Cloudfrost swiftly turned on her heels and directed herself towards camp, relying on her sense of smell to guide her home.---- Orchidbloom sent some apprentices to clean the elder's den and nursery, lending a hand to clean the nursery up as well.Silverstar 03:01, November 23, 2016 (UTC)
(ok. I'll do their ceremonies on the 26) Lynxkit slowly followed the she-cat. Why was he following a stranger...? She could be tricking him and going was just gonna kill him. He had to admit, he felt he derserved worse than that. But he for some reason felt she wouldn't do that.
Sparkkit had been sent to the nursery, where she met Peridotkit, and the two found out soon enough they were siblings. "Wow, I have a sister!" Peridotkit had exclaimed. "I guess," Sparkkit had replied with a shrug. Peridotkit didn't seem to mind her carelessness and had offered to help the apprentices clean the nursery, he felt he should, he was nearly ready to be made one. He had gotten over Violetpetal, and now didn't really like to talk about her. Or think about her. Or anything that had to do with her.Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 17:49, November 23, 2016 (UTC)
As Orchidbloom worked on the nests in the nursery and picking things up, Fennelkit leaned again the deputy, eyes slowly closing.---- Cloudfrost lead the rogue into camp, raising her muzzle. "Hey, Risingsun, I need you!"Silverstar 02:06, November 24, 2016 (UTC)
Lynxkit kept his ears pricked as he padded into camp. He had never seen so many cats before... (that he remebers) And when the molly said that name, it sounded kind of... eh, whatever. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:35, November 24, 2016 (UTC)
Risingsun slowlyexited his den. Cloudfrost seemed a bit...hesitant when she called for him, so something was probably up. He spotted Lynxkit, and immediately stiffened, stopping dead in his tracks. "D-Do....do my eyes deceive me?"Silverstar 17:22, November 24, 2016 (UTC)
Lynxkit stared at the tom blankly. "Uh, hi. I'm Lynxkit," was all he said. The tom he just met seemed a little off... at the moment... Did Lynxkit do something stupid?
Later, Creekstar called a Clan meeting. "Mothkit, Peridotkit, and Sparkkit, you have reached the age of six moons and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day on until you recieve your warrior names Mothpaw, Peridotpaw, and Sparkpaw. Your mentors will be Caninefang, Orchidbloom, and Rainstorm." Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 19:31, November 24, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom stepped forward to touch her nose to Peridotpaw's, while Caninefang nervously followed, mimicing the deputy to touch his nose to Mothpaw's.---- Risingsun's heart beat quickly. How in the name of StarClan were those kits still alive...? "So...m-my eyes don't deceive me..."Silverstar 23:59, November 26, 2016 (UTC)
Russetsnow watched as Orchidbloom was made a mentor, he smiled trying to catch her eye. He hadn't talked to her in a while and hoped maybe they could chat soon. Mothpaw bounced with pure excitement as she met up with Caninefang. "Oh my gosh! I'm so happy. We're gonna have soo much fun!" She squealed before calming down. "Might I go tell my father?" She said signaling to Nightshade. The creamy-white apprentice bounced forward her head bumping his. "Oops sorry," she exclaimed. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 00:53, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
Caninefang leaned away, the fox-born tom blinking in surprise and confusion. What was he supposed to do? Was he in...command of this cat, or something? "I-I....I guess?"---- Orchidbloom glanced over at Caninefang, cringing at his confusion. That was right...he knew nothing about being a mentor, let alone a warrior. He'd probably need some help... "Alright Peridotpaw, go make your nest in the apprentice's den."Silverstar 01:08, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
Russetsnow walked towards Orchidbloom, he still hadn't caught her eye yet. Maybe he could chat with her for just a second. "Hey Orchidbloom." He said, grinning. The creamy-whit apprentice bounced forward bumping her head to his shouldr. "Aww your the best! Thanks." She ran off to Nightshade, his black pelt sticking out in the light. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 01:23, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
Rookkit tackled his brother. "Oh you wish! You'd never make it." He joked pulling on his brother's left ear playfully. "I wish Mum was here." (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 01:27, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
Orchidbloom looked up in faint surprise, swishing her pale tail. "Oh, hello, Russetsnow."---- Caninefang flinched at the touch of his apprentice, shuffling his paws nervously. "O-Ok?" Oh dear Lar, he was so lost...being a cat was tough, he kinda missed "being a fox".Silverstar 01:30, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
"It's...going good, quite well, actually. Fennelkit is growing, I've become deputy and thus making my dream come true, and...well, I'm Creekstar's mate. Who wouldn't want to be with the one they love dearly?" The deputy's bright gaze trailed over to Caninefang. "Well, it appaers he's stumped, that's all. I imagine being raised as a fox, and then suddenly reverting to being a cat, isn't an easy life to live."Silverstar 01:40, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
"Yeah, Mothpaw is a handful too. I don't see how Nightshade has managed to keep her out of trouble." The white splashed ginger tabby said playfully nudging her shoulder with his. "I know Caninefang must be having a hard time with his transition suppose we hlp him out a little? We could show him how per say." He said wanting to help out the tom. (Insert Sarcasm)Bite Me, Dean! 01:45, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
Craning her neck to look over her shoulder, Orchidbloom let her cool blue gaze rest upon the fox-like warrior, who stood around awkwardly like a misplaced stump. "I think his fox-like nature helps him with our daily tasks...he'll probably just need help understanding what it's like to be a mentor. I'm certain that I'll be taking my apprentice out with his, so I'm sure I'll be able to lend him a paw when needed."
(itotallyforgotaboutyou) Stepping forward, Rainstorm proudly touched her nose to her apprentice's. Hah! Smokecloud could eat dirt, she was the first to get an apprentice, not her littermates!Silverstar 01:50, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
Crowkit batted at Rookkit's ear. "Whateverrrr, I'll make it, I'll show you!" His ears flattened slightly at the mention of their mother. "Yeah, I wish she was here..." --look me in the eye 02:09, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
Rookkit frowned and leaned over his brother nipping at his ear. "Where is she? Do you think Creekstar knows? Galekit's brother hasn't come back either."
Orchidbloom shrugged. "After i send out the patrols and nurse those kits...I suppose could go fishing."---- Fennelkit rolled around in her nest, sighing. She wanted Creekstar and Orchidbloom!Silverstar 02:41, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
(i think nightshade is still not with the clan, right?) Peridotpaw nodded, happily racing towards the apprentice den to make his nest. ---- Sparkpaw coolly touched her nose to her mentors. Thank StarClan she wouldn't have to share the nursery with those stinky kits. ---- Lynxkit stared at Risingsun, unnerved. "Do you... I... know you...?" ----- And as if reading his daughters mind, Creekstar headed into the nursery after the ceremony. "Hey, Fennelkit!" he greeted her, lightly. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:12, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
(yeah, p sure, as they're still out in the blizzard??? ^^ fyi, mink, it's your turn to post in the blizzard rp) Crowkit pawed at his ear after his brother nipped it. "Who knows where she could be? She could be anywhere. All we can hope for is that she comes back." A pause. "Yeah, I heard... best not to bother her about that, I think." --look me in the eye 07:03, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
Risingsun eyed Lynxkit cautiously. "Perhaps StarClan does not want it to be just yet, but...yes, I know you. I personally delivered both you and your littermates into the world."---- Rainstorm flicked her tail. Ohhh, how exciting, having her own minion to push around would be fun! "Go make your nest."---- Rolling onto her paws, Fennelkit boucned excitedly. "Hi, daddy!!"---- Hawthornkit curiously glanced over at Hollymask's litter.Silverstar 01:41, November 28, 2016 (UTC)
Lynxkit narrowed his eyes. "Ooohh... okay," he said, giving up and sitting down. ---- Sparkpaw flicked her tail in repy and bounded across the camp towards the apprentices den. Ugh, her annoying brother was there, and was probably going to bug her. ---- Creekstar nuzzled Fennelkit fondly. He was wanting to ask his daughter something, but he didn't even know how to begin... He would wait until another time. He wanted to ask, before she returned to the living, if she had seen Nightshade in StarClan. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:13, November 28, 2016 (UTC)
"Since you have some blood on you, I take it you're wounded?" The Medicine Cat inquired.---- Fennelkit snuggled close to her sire, purring loudly. "Did you do any ceremonies, daddy?"Silverstar 02:51, November 28, 2016 (UTC)
Lynxkit flattened his ears when the image of Blizzardheart flashed into his mind. "You could say so I guess..." ---- "Yes, I did. Three new apprentices! Now you have so much more room in here!" Creekstar said, in a purr. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:34, November 28, 2016 (UTC)
"'Say so'?" Risingsun echoed, but he shook his head, pushing the thought from his mind as he worked on the tomcat, cleaning the blood up first.---- Fennelkit let out a soft sigh of complaint. "Well, kinda...Hawthornkit and Pumpkinkit are getting bigger, and they're starting to take up the room in the nest."Silverstar 03:38, November 28, 2016 (UTC)
Lynxkit shrugged, then let the tom clean off the blood. What would he say when it turned out he had no wounds? And why was he letting this cat even near him?? ---- "Well, it is better having three less kits in the nursery. If you're getting too big to fit all together in your nests, you could always make seprate ones. Sometimes kits do that," Creekstar suggested. ---- Lavenderkit meanwhile worked on opening her eyes, while Parsleykit watched with an awed look. "I think she's dying," Of course she didn't really believe that though. Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 03:48, November 28, 2016 (UTC)
Creekstar was out on the moor hunting now. He had recently remembered his leader ceremony - the she-cat who claimed to be his mother. And then his father... Venomwhisper was it? So much stuff had been happening, he had totally forgotten. But now that everything seemed at ease within RockClan, and his mind was free to think random thoughts, he had remembered. Should he believe what she had said? Template:Patchfeather14/Sig 02:51, December 10, 2016 (UTC)