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Whinchatstar walked into camp then leapt onto highrocks. "May all cats gather to hear my words," she yowled. Riverface walked out of the warriors den yawning. She had been taking a nap and now was awake. She glanced over at Loonclaw and his mate. "I have chosen to leave the clan." She said. "Who will succeed me is Riverface. I trust that she will do this and hopefully lead you in great wisdom."β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 21:47, February 3, 2016 (UTC)

Hawkflame lifted his head in alarm to this news, but then again, the Clan was believe to be in great peril with an "evil" leader. He knew most of the things she was up to, but he wasn't a fool to confront her. Suddenly he snapped, his tail lashing. "Leaving? I thought you cared about this Clan! You travel to StarClan, you get your lives, and then you throw the one oppertunity to change yourself into something better!" sticks and stones may break my bones but words just might kill me. 22:01, February 3, 2016 (UTC)

"We all have our paths and this isn't mine." She said. Riverface stepped forward. "Hawkflame, its her choice. We can't really stop her." She said.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 22:02, February 3, 2016 (UTC)

Loonclaw blinked, certainly taken back by everything was happening so far. Did they just now go through another leader. His yellows eyes only showed shock, "uh," he could only mutter. "I'm go hunt and wait for all this cool down." With that, he promptly rushed out, to clear his mind and figuring what in StarClan was going down. I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 23:02, February 3, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Riverstar walked into camp the next morning. Her blue gaze bright as she gazed around. She was rather tired and hoped to get a nap in before performing her deputy ceremony, but saw that her clan was in chaos. Leaping onto highrock she began to perform the deputy ceremony just as Loonclaw walked back into camp. "As you all know I must choose a deputy, but before I do so." She said. "We are all confused that Whinchat has suddenly left the clan after Spiderstar's sudden death, but I have received my nine lives and plan to fix the clan." She said her eyes scoping the clan to land on first Murkfang then Loonclaw. "I have chosen a strong and noble warrior who will serve as my deputy.

She lashed her tail before continuing. "Loonclaw, is one of the most brave and loyal warriors I know and there's nobody I'd rather trust then him to have my back. So my choice for deputy is Loonclaw."β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 23:24, February 3, 2016 (UTC)

Loonclaw was certainly surprised to say the least. "Well, I'll be honored to serve on by your side," he responded, dipping his head, "I promise, I'll try and serve to my best and fullest," he vowed. He turned his gaze towards Cherryflower, whom was cheering for him. The two caught sight, and then looked way. The black and white tom admitted he was feeling bad for distancing himself from his family. It's just that kits made the tom anxious, he was more afraid putting on negative influence on his daughter. She was so trusting of him, and he didn't want to hurt her. I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 01:08, February 4, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Rainstorm watched the events unfold rather uncomfortably. How could Winchatstar be so foolish as to appoint a cat hardly older than an apprentice to be their leader? Surely they needed someone with more wisdom, grace, and elegance. Being only two years old, Riverstar-their new leader-looked hardly older than Rainstorm's own kittens.

At the deputy ceremony, Rainstorm remained silent until Riverstar was done speaking and Loonclaw had accepted. At that, the queen stood up. "Does anybody else see something wrong with this?" the queen asked her clan, looking around. "I mean no offense to either of you, Loonclaw and Riverstar, but you're both hardly older than me. With our clan on the verge of war, we at least need one authority figure who is older and more knowledgeable. How can we be expected to intimidate other clans when our leader and deputy are hardly older than kits, and were never even senior warriors?"

The tortoiseshell waited for her clanmates to respond, and remained standing, to show her defiance. Rainlegs 01:19, February 4, 2016 (UTC)

Riverstar flicked her ear towards Rainstorm. "I may not be the biggest or strongest there is, but I am loyal and I would never in my life give up my clan. So sure, those who think I'm too young to be leader can disapprove. But that doesn't mean I would step down as a leader. I'm tired of seeing death and my leaders walk away from this clan." She paused her eyes looking all over her cats. β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 14:12, February 4, 2016 (UTC)

Loonclaw flattened his ears, "no offense Rainstorm, but not all senior warriors are wise, in fact, I can name one, my father," disgust in his tone, remembering how reckless and mouse-brained the warrior was, and he only got older with age, "age doesn't magically grant cat's wisdom, and why should we should have a cat that will most likely die or retire just because their old," he snorted, "also I'm not that young, you do realize I'm nearing my third season. A deputy should be picked because they posses leadership skills not because their age. If that was the case, we might as well pick an elder." He lashed his tail, "and wouldn't it be better to try and resolve the conflicts then scaring the other clans into obeying us." Needless to say, the tom was feeling extremely grouchy, sure he wanted to be left alone, but he had a duty to the clan. Honesty, where are these so called senior warriors in this clan, I see zero, he though with a lash of his tail, he stalked out, maybe because they all died, because y'know their old. He could understand if Riverstar had placed a recently made warrior as deputy, but one that's been a warrior for two season, almost three. How in the name of StarClan, am I barely a kit, he snorted as slunk off away from the other cats. I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 18:18, February 4, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Riverstar narrowed her eyes at Rainstorm. "What Loonclaw says is right and I won't have you telling me anything otherwise. I picked him because he's loyal and does his duties. I'm not sure why Whinchat picked me, but I'm as loyal as any other cat here maybe even more." After that was said the mink leader headed out of camp to talk with Loonclaw. Once she spotted his form ahead. She trotted up to the tom. "I'm sorry. Rainstorm was out of line." She paused.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 18:34, February 4, 2016 (UTC)

Shadowspots stepped forward. "I may have once been a rogue but I understand her worries, we are putting all of our trust in your paws. I remember once when I was a rogue, we banded together under the leadership of a young tom, he was wreck less getting us into petty fights with any animal. We are worried because the younger you are the less hardship you have faced. Loonclaw I believe you will be a wonderful deputy and you Riverstar will lead us through it all but you both must understand our worries after what has happened. Loonclaw watch your tongue, Some may support you now but with that attitude you may see your followers fall rather than grow. The large she-cat announced whisking her tail round her legs as she sat down in the clearing. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 18:37, February 4, 2016 (UTC)

Hearing that before she could camp, Riverstar turned to face. "Shadowspots, I know your giving your opinion, but I advise you not to disrespect Loonclaw." She meowed. "I may be young, but I'm not foolish enough to have my clan go into battle when our warriors keep leaving or dying." She said before lashing her tail and disappeared out the exit quickly after Loonclaw.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 20:50, February 4, 2016 (UTC)

"And I was out of line in losing my temper," he stated in a cold voice, "it's just that I've been stressed out lately, and it just came out." He flattened his ears, today definitely wasn't his day, sure he was made deputy and all that jazz, he was just having one of those days. I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 21:14, February 4, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Murkfang watched Riverstar with interest; Winchatstar- er, Winchat, had made a pretty nice choice. But perhaps he was being a bit biased, since the mink she-cat was one of his friends. Not only that, but Riverstar herself made a nice choice in appointing Loonclaw. Noticing the franic arguing among his Clanmates over this particular appointment, he lashed his tail. "Shadowspots, you say for him to watch his tongue, but here you are, insulting the very first thing our new leader has done, and insulted a Clanmate, who happens to now be the deputy. I suggest you take your own advice until Riverstar and Loonclaw find their footing, why don't we?" he said, mostly to Shadowspots, but really directing it to the whole Clan. β€” jem 🎢 never trust the pantaloon 🎢 23:30, 02/4/2016

Shiningheart rested his tail on Shadowspots' shoulder. "I've had enough of this." He told her. "I'm going hunting... you're welcome to join me." He padded away, upset at his clanmates for being so beetle-headed. Lost in the Darkness... 01:11, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

"Yes I would love to!" Shadowspots purred. The large spotted she-cat padded towards the handsome Tom. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 08:10, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

Riverstar stopped Loonclaw with her tail. "It's quite alright. I know some go through hardships, but I chose you because your one of the warriors I trust to have my back in battle." She told Loonclaw. The mink molly twitched her ears before dipping her head. "And if you need to be alone then I'll leave." She said. After leaving Loonclaw be she headed back to camp to talk with Murkfang. She hadn'ttalked to him since her warrior ceremony. As she got to camp she looked around for the seal point.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 15:19, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

Murkfang was dozing in the sun, happy the snow had melted a bit over the last few days, exposing hard ground that was easily warmed by the leaf-bare sun. He lifted his head and let out a soft chirp when he scented Riverstar near by. "Riv!" he said, twitching his whiskers happily. He got to his paws and arched his back in a stretch, letting out a wide-mouthed yawn. "Too bad you're leader now. That means less fun and more work," he said, a soft twinkle in his blue eyes. β€” jem 🎢 never trust the pantaloon 🎢 15:26, 02/5/2016

Riverstar chuckled before walking over to her friend smiling. "Hey Murkfang," she greeted the tom. "Yeah, I guess so." She said her aqua gaze meeting his blue ones. "I mean my dream as a kit came true,I just didn't think I'd ever become leader." She said. The mink molly then sat beside her friend before beginning to groom her somewhat dirty pelt.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything!

Murkfang leaned over and gave the leader's pelt a few licks, chewing a few clumped sections of fur to untangle them before giving them a few licks to smooth the fur out. "Don't you ever pay attention to the clumps that form in your fur?" he asked. He stopped grooming the leader and whipped around to lick his hind paw, the dirt clumped between his toes now starting to bother him. "I suppose I'm not one to talk, huh?" he asked. β€” jem 🎢 never trust the pantaloon 🎢 15:48, 02/5/2016

Riverstar spoke after tugging free a knot on her fore left leg. "Yeah, I've been busy lately." She replied. Chuckling as he went to clean his as well. "A bath in the river would be nice sometime." She noted softly her aqua meeting his. Her thoughts going to her age. She assumed she was one of the youngest leaders currently to ever actually be leader.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 15:53, February 5, 2016 (UTC)

Rainstorm huffed, clearly annoyed. How could these cats be so foolish? She was grateful that others had seen the logic in her stance and agreed with her, but at even the slightest hint of upcoming war, Rainstorm knew this clan would not be safe. As much as it would pain her, Rainstorm knew she had to leave ShadeClan when that day arrived. After the leader and deputy and others stromed out of camp, the former queen sniffed in disdain and turned, strutting out of camp in the opposite direction, to go cool down. Rainlegs 01:03, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

Swiftwing quietly watched from where he sat, contemplating what had happened. Some kind of annoyance grew in him when Whinchatstar had resigned so easily from her position. Hopefully the cats she had chosen will lead the Clan to a better future. He flicked his ears, twisting around to lap at the coarse around his flanks and spine. Ripple.of.mc⋆ 01:42, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

Loonclaw had calmed down and returned back into camp. He made a bee-line towards his mate and asked her come with him. "Can we talk," he asked.

Cherryflower blinked and responded, "well of course," she got up to him to more quieter part of camp where they could discuss, "are you still upset at Rainstorm, and Shadowspots?"

Loonclaw gritted his teeth, "slightly," he sighed, "yes, because the fact I haven't suffer enough, I've can't be wise enough know not to put the clan trouble, never mind the fact that fact what my father put me through a enough suffering to last life time," he stated in quiet voice, loud enough for only Cherryflower, "I bet I'm going come to regret being deputy."

Cherryflower placed her paw on his, "don't let them get to you, I know you'll do you're best, but if you feel like you might end up regretting taking the job, perhaps you could talk to Riverstar about stepping down."

"No," Loonclaw's voice grew harsh, "and let myself be known as the cat was deputy for not even day, because he could take some criticism. I have duty to my clan, if it's a duty that'll I regret, I will continue because the clan comes first, Cherryflower."

"I'll just saying because I'm worried about your health," she sighed, "like your father's treatment has already put a toll your mental health already. Also I'm worried about Wolfkit.." she stated, "she really doesn't act like a normal kit." I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 03:26, February 6, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Hawkflame sat in the camp in silence, staring blankly up at the light blue cloudy sky. Pah, our leader... leaving the Clan to be a Kittypet. How pathetic! She makes ShadeClan look weak! β€” Kαőαяα everything that kills me makes me feel alive 14:14, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

Shadowspots padded back into camp after hunting all afternoon with Shiningheart. Wow Shininheart is amazing! He makes me forget about all of the troubles of clan life! I should apologise to Loonclaw and Riverstar, now where are they? The she-cat thought. She bounded over to the kill pile and deposited her kill. I'm going to tell Shiningheart how I really feel she whispered under her breath. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 15:04, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

Dawnkit and Frostkit brawled with eachother, tumbling around the nursery. Frostkit paused, flattening his ears. "Hey, no fair!" β€” Kαőαяα everything that kills me makes me feel alive 15:40, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

Wolfkit sat by herself, her mama told her not leave the nest, so she wasn't. She didn't want to make mama upset at her. She blinked as she curled her fluffy tail over her paws. Tiny ears perked up as she thought she heard something like a 'hey'. She tilted her head and she examined the nursery. The kitten decided that it was just her mind playing tricks on her again, which it really liked to do. She didn't understand why her brain was such a trickster, nor did her mama did. Apparently according to mama that wasn't normal, but Wolfkit really didn't understand. I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 20:30, February 6, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Dawnkit lost focus quickly after she threw her brother off of her, and her gaze trailed into the Nursery. Normally kits were told not to leave the Nursery, but they knew better. "Wolfkit?" She meowed, ducking her head moments later as Frostkit's paws swiped over her. β€” Kαőαяα everything that kills me makes me feel alive 20:38, February 6, 2016 (UTC)

Pinepaw carried fresh bedding into the nursery, softly lashing her plumy tail. She was in a rather awkward position: sure, she was glad her mentor was happy living his life with kits and a mate, but the past three moons had been miserable for her, for he hadn't been spending any time with him. And, of course, with her mother taking over the majority of her training, Pinepaw was instructed to put bedding into the nursery-more specifically-Hawkflame's kits' nest. With a sigh, the apprentice had gathered up some clean moss and ducked inside her former home.

When she entered, the dim lighting briefly blinded her, and she paused until her eyes adjusted. She could spot the three kittens squirming and scuttling around the nest, and headed over there, setting the fresh moss down besides it. "Hey, Wolfkit, Dawnkit, and Frostkit," the large apprentice greeted gently, hoping not to disturb them too much. "I have to replace your bedding, so do you think you three can hop out for a few moments?" Rainlegs 03:32, February 7, 2016 (UTC)

Shiningheart gazed at Shadowspots from afar, pleased that he was successful in distracting her from the earlier events of the day. To be honest, he wasn't too happy about the trouble either, and was glad to stretch out his legs and forget about it for a while. He'd hoped some good hunting and some well-made jokes would heighten her spirits, and was glad that it did. In fact, most of his clanmates seemed to have cooled off since that morning. With a satisfied sigh, he curled up beneath a bush and rested. Lost in the Darkness... 03:58, February 7, 2016 (UTC)

Shadowspots felt a gaze on her pelt, she lifted her head to notice Shiningheart resting. I should tell him how I feel, but first I need to apologise to her leader and deputy for being a mousebrain! She thought. "Where is Loonclaw?" She questioned herself, wanting to talk to the deputy first. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 12:01, February 7, 2016 (UTC)

Dawnkit and Frostkit exchanged glances before lifting their heads to meet Pinepaw's gaze. Wow, an actual apprentice! Dawnkit thought excitedly. "Yeah, yeah, no problem," Frostkit broke in, silencing his sister with his tail. "Let's go outside." β€” Kαőαяα everything that kills me makes me feel alive 15:21, February 7, 2016 (UTC)

"S-sure, Pinepaw," Wolfkit responded and hopped out her nest. The long-furred kitten scampered outside.

Loonclaw and Cherryflower finished talking, and soon the two went off their separate ways. Cherryflower headed off to tend to Wolfkit. While, Loonclaw watched Cherryflower leave and sighed. He headed off in a different direction towards the fresh-kill pile. I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 18:17, February 7, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Shadowspots saw Loonclaw nearing the fresh-kill pile. "Loonclaw, can we talk?" SHadowspots asked the deputy. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 19:45, February 7, 2016 (UTC)

Riverstar sighed as she yanked another knot out of her pelt. "Well since Shadowpaw is mentor-less. I was thinking of mentoring him myself." She told Murkfang. Her aqua eyes going to the black apprentice before going back to the seal-point.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 14:04, February 8, 2016 (UTC)

Sighing, Riverstar finally stood up an hour later. "Murkfang, I have to go. I'll see you later." She said before signaling to Brightfern to follow her. The calico tabby had been sunning near the entrance and now that she was summoned by her friend she darted forward. "Yes?" She asked her gaze light as she grinned.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 15:35, February 10, 2016 (UTC)

Primrosefur padded after her kits. She nuzzld her mate. "What's going on?..." she muttered. FloriaΒ Tosca 22:24, February 10, 2016 (UTC)

Riverstar smiled at her tortoiseshell friend. "Nothing major, but could you clean out the nursery. It's been leaking, but I'll have Murkfang get a few warriors to fix that." She replied. Brightfern shrugged. "Sure," she replied before walking into the nursery.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 22:40, February 10, 2016 (UTC)

Shadowspots noticed the ShadeClan leader on the other side of the clearing, The spotted she-cat padded over to the leader. "Listen can we talk?" She asked Riverstar. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 17:31, February 12, 2016 (UTC)

Mapleflower walked into camp her gaze light as she searched for Beestrike. She had been hoping to talk to the ginger tom, but seeing she couldn't find him she would probably take a nap. Riverstar turned her gaze light. "Make it quick," she replied sternly. Apart from just becoming leader, Riverstar was already under quite a bit of pressure.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 15:13, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

Beestrike sat near the border of camp, reaching down to slurp up some water from the river he had been sitting by. β€” sticks and stones may break my bones but words just might kill me. 18:30, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

Mapleflower deciding once more to go look for her friend. Maybe he's by the river, she thought. Sighing, Mapleflower raced to the river to find her friend looking all cool beside it. "Hey," she said smiling.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 18:31, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

Beestrike finished up drinking the water and shook out his fur before stretching his jaws into a wide yawn. "Oh, hey," He meowed, stretching out before replying. β€” sticks and stones may break my bones but words just might kill me. 18:37, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

"Riverstar, I just wanted to say I'm sorry about what I said. I was just worried about the clan and I... don't take well to change." Shadowspots sighed. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 19:15, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

Riverstar flicked her ear and sighed. "Your apology won't change anything." She replied before saying. "Plus, just because I'm young means nothing. Watch your actions next time because I won't hesitate to have you cleaning the elders ticks and the queens den as well." She said. Mapleflower chuckled. "What's up?" She said.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 21:51, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

Shadowspots hissed under her breath "Mousebrain, well at least a tried to make amends!" Before running across the clearing to Shinningheart. "Hello, how are you feeling about all this" she purred to the handsome tom. Resting her head by his shoulder. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 22:16, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

Riverstar watched the molly leave before shaking her head. She didn't particularly hate her, but she also didn't particularly like her either. Sighing, Riverstar headed to her den for a nap.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 22:47, February 16, 2016 (UTC)

Loonclaw returned back to back from a hunting patrol by himself, lately he had been trying to find ways to at least deal with his anger issues, though he really wasn't bothered after that day. His whiskers when he spotted Wolfkit tumbled towards, "D-dad!" she squeaked. He placed his catch in the pile, and blinked softly as the kit rubbed against his leg. "Hey kiddo," he greeted. The tom was genuinely trying to be his kit's life, and not try and let his petty worries get in his way. He could never be his father, no, even if he did, he would have to kill himself. I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 00:14, February 17, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Rainstorm watched Riverstar snap at Shadowspots, a bit disgusted. Just a day prior, Riverstar was just a normal warrior, ranked below her. Did becoming leader really give her such a large ego-boost? The tortoiseshell scoffed, narrowing her eyes as Shadowspots dashed back across the clearing, to flee from the clan's new dictator.

Shadowpaw was sitting by his mother, and knew full-well her opinion of their new leader, and agreed, to an extent. However, Riverstar was also his new mentor, so he knew he had to stay on her good side. With a sigh, the timid tom brushed tails with his mother before trotting off, to go find the new leader. "Riverstar?" he greeted softly, pausing outside of her den. Rainlegs 02:47, February 17, 2016 (UTC)

Riverstar's eyes flashed open and she called her apprentice in. "Shadowpaw," she greeted the tom calmly. "I suppose your mother saw my conversation with Shadowspots?" She asked. Her aqua blue eyes calm as she waited for the tom's response. Meanwhile, Brightfern had finally finished with the nursery cleaning and such and headed over to Swiftwing to chat.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 14:52, February 17, 2016 (UTC)

Shadowpaw ducked inside the den at Riverstar's greeting, and sat awkwardly by the entrance. When the young leader jabbed him with a question about his mother right off the bat, the black apprentice leaned away. "I don't believe it's my place to say," he meowed cautiously, for her didn't wish to strain his maternal bonds, nor put Riverstar on his bad side. Rainlegs 06:31, February 18, 2016 (UTC)

Riverstar nodded. She liked how loyal and respectful her apprentice was and knew he'd be a great warrior. One of her most trusted in the future. "Shall we go," she said. "You'll be learning a few new battle moves." She replied as she stepped out of her den to glance at his mother and dip her head.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 13:54, February 18, 2016 (UTC)

Shiningheart sighed. A startling action for a cat so joyful. "Honestly? Not so good." He told her. "A wise leader would accept an apology for what it is, instead of creating unnecessary conflict. Cats are tense about the change, and Riverstar should at least understand that. Threatening warriors will not help." He leaned against her, purring loudly. "You're brave for standing up for what you believe in, and apologizing, even if it wasn't accepted." Lost in the Darkness... 20:19, February 18, 2016 (UTC)

Brightfern sat grooming her pelt now. Mapleflower, however, was chatting away with Beestrike about Riverstar. "She's really cool. I mean Shadowspots was right to apologize and even I saw that Riverstar accepted it." She was saying. "Anyway, Rainstorm is so lucky. Riverstar already respects especially since she's mentoring her son."β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 20:51, February 18, 2016 (UTC)

"Mhm,"Beestrike murmured, stretching her jaws out into a wide yawn again. "So tell me. How are you?" β€” sticks and stones may break my bones but words just might kill me. 21:37, February 18, 2016 (UTC)\

Mapleflower stopped grooming her friend's rather thick tail. "I'm good," she replied. Her pale green eyes going to the horizon. "Kinda wish everybody would just stop buzzing over Riverstar. Earlier I heard Shadowspots and Shiningheart fussing how Riverstar dealt with Shadowspots and honestly what Riverstar did was right." She said. "Shadowspots is lucky Riverstar let her off with a warning." Mapleflower knew from how Whinchat had trained the young leader very harshly from her observations. "I think that Riverstar really wants to fit in, but feels left out because of everybody disrespectful attitudes. Especially Rainstorm, but I can also see that Riverstar really respects Rainstorm."

Meanwhile, Riverstar had shown the way out of camp and had also held a meeting on having new battle techniques that she herself had invented. Sighing, the young mink leader glanced at Shadowpaw before beckoning him forward. "Okay, we'll start slow. This move is called the River Call." She said gesturing to the river in their territory before climbing into the water.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 16:50, February 19, 2016 (UTC)

"Thanks" Shadowspots purred. I wonder.... "Shiningheart, do you ever think about having a mate?" She asked tentatively. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 17:20, February 19, 2016 (UTC)

Riverstar began to show how the move would work in water. How to be silent as she left the water. After she showed the tom pretty much the whole move she signaled for the tom to try it.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 17:32, February 19, 2016 (UTC)

Rainstorm watched as Riverstar led her son out of her den, and when the leader dipped her head at her, the queen gave a defiant glare, while raising her chin to sniff haughtily. How dare that ignorant child try to soften her up? Meanwhile, Shadowpaw trudged along Riverstar, not overly enthusiastic at the thought of learning battle moves. He much preferred stalking and tracking to this sort of adventure, but alas, knew it was part of his duty.

Shadowpaw, at the water, preformed the maneuver perfectly, and waited for a response from his mentor. Rainlegs 00:23, February 20, 2016 (UTC)

Loonclaw yawned as he sprawled out by the nursery, Cherryflower wanted so fresh air out of the camp, so the tom decided to watched over their daughter. Tail swished as Wolfkit chased it. The black and white tom certainly feeling content, despite his constant worrying.

Cherryflower was busy out hunting, sure she enjoyed being a queen and everything, but even she needed to let out of camp once a while. She dropped into a hunting crouch as she spotted a mouse. Did she worry about leaving Wolfkit alone, sure, with the black kitten's odd behavior and all that, but not too much. Loonclaw was with her, so even if Wolfkit had one of her episodes, at least her father could comfort her. She admitted, it was all the time Wolfkit gets shaken up by things she believed to see or hear. It was few times, but still Cherryflower was concerned. I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 18:54, February 20, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Alone in the darkness of the elder's den sat the large frame of Spiderstorm. It had been a while since she had to forcibly retire due to her eyesight. Now, the once powerful leader could not see. With her lack of vision she became even more deadly to be around. She would lash out if someone didn't alert her of their presence, or she would simply leave the camp without notice. Now, she was 'asleep'. Spiderstorm was sitting in silence and was facing the den's entrance. She had no idea where her son was, and had to guess that he was off goofing around with his mate, Fireclaw. The former leader was also running over the events that followed her resignation - the failure of her Clan.

Nightstorm was actually inside camp for once. The skinny black tom hadn't talked to his mother since the well-known events had shaken the Clan. Next to him was Fireclaw, who was sleeping on her side with her head against his shoulder. The two had discussed litters, and had tried, but Fireclaw had been unable to carry a litter past the first couple weeks. No one knew except for them, and Thistlecloud. Nightstorm preferred it to be kept that way too.

Outside of camp, Ivypelt and Littlenose were hunting. They, being some of the youngest warriors, had decided to hunt for the queens and Spiderstorm. Littlenose was her last apprentice, and felt sorry for the old she-cat. He wanted time to reverse so that she could at least fulfill her rambles. He hated seeing her waste away in the elder's den - alone. Ivypelt however couldn't care less for the old leader - his mentor was Nightstorm. He had been told by Nightstorm all the horrors that the she-cat was capable of and what she truly wanted to do. But the two continued hunting for the rest of the day. β€” #destructioninhumanform Diablo pixel 21:43 Sat Feb 20

Brightfern sat thinking about her family ties. She should probably go visit Spiderstorm, but would she really like that. She did pick her brother over her to train. Brightfern had really wanted her adoptive mother, well the stronger one, to train her. Sighing, Brightfern stood heading into the elders den before actually entering she called out to Spiderstorm knowing her lack of sight. Meanwhile, Riverstar was congratulating her apprentice on the move he'd just done perfectly. "Wonderful!" She praised the black tom. "Your mother would be proud." She said. β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 03:40, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

Spiderstorm's ears pricked when she heard Brightfern call. "My darling, Brightfern." The black she-cat tried shifting towards the younger one's voice, as well as she could. "How have you been?" She asked as she continued trying to settle. β€” #destructioninhumanform Diablo pixel 03:46 Sun Feb 21

Brightfern smiled slightly. "I'm fine. Hoping to find a mate soon though," she said. The torotiseshell smiled before sitting beside her mother with a mouse pushing it towards til it touched her paw.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 03:49, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

Spiderstorm nosed the mouse softly before starting to eat it. After a mouthful she wiped her tongue her mouth. "Why rush though dear? You'll have plenty of time to find someone right for you. No matter where they are from." β€” #destructioninhumanform Diablo pixel 03:51 Sun Feb 21

"Well true, but I want someone there for. Someone I can share my nest with every night." She said closing her eyes as she talked. Once she opened her eyes she sniffed before asking. "I want kits someday and not when I'm old." She joked. "Why'd you retire from being leader?" She asked her adoptive mother.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 03:54, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

"Your life is yours to lead. I wish Nightstorm's father stayed with me for longer than he did - but I guess we weren't meant to be. But, I wish you good luck, Brightfern. I really would love some 'grandkits'." Spiderstorm chuckled. When she stopped, the former leader took a deep breath. "I don't know why. I find it stupid that StarClan told me to retire. I can still lead even without my sight. But if they wanted Riverstar to lead, then fair enough." She said softly. "Between you and me, I would kill to be Spiderstar again." β€” #destructioninhumanform Diablo pixel 04:02 Sun Feb 21

Brightfern gave a soft chuckle. "Well you still are to me. Riverstar may be my friend, but if you had been able to chose a deputy it should have been Riverstar." She said. "She's a great leader, but Rainstorm keeps judging her because of what Whinchat did." She said.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 04:07, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

"Remind me, what did Whinchat do. My memory seems to have faded since my retirement." Spiderstorm asked. "But I agree with Rainstorm - both Riverstar and Loonclaw are too young to be leading this Clan in this dark time. If I wasn't confined so harshly here, I would happily go and help them out. But I'm not sure they would appreciate this old bag of bones bossing them around." β€” #destructioninhumanform Diablo pixel 04:12 Sun Feb 21

Brightfern stay ed silent for a minute before speaking. "Whinchat left after she became leader to become a...kittypet." She said tensing for her mother's reaction. Riverstar, meanwhile, had brought her apprentice back to camp after teaching him some more hunting and battle moves. She told him he'd be free for the rest of the day before going to take a nap.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 04:17, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

As if reliving the anger, Spiderstorm jumped up suddenly and stumbled out of the elder's den hissing and growling. "How dare she do that. ShadeClan warriors are bred to be nothing like those soft-hearted house cats!" She hissed, staring into nothing. "I picked her because of her hardened attitude so alike to mine. I was going to groom her to be my best successor. Instead she abandons this Clan and lets all hell break loose. I will find her myself and teach her a lesson." β€” #destructioninhumanform Diablo pixel 04:21 Sun Feb 21

Brightfern's eyes widened. "Perhaps there's a way you could help out with Riverstar," her gaze soft before she glanced out to see Riverstar swamped. She knew her friend was tired, but needed help.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 04:24, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

Spiderstorm's shoulders slumped as she heaved for breath. "If she wants help, I'll happily help. She's too young for that role, Brightfern. I hate to say that about anybody, but I can sense it." The black she-cat stared at what she thought was the ground as she caught her breath. β€” #destructioninhumanform Diablo pixel 04:27 Sun Feb 21

Brightfern agreed. "Maybe with your help she could turn into a wonderful leader." Brightfern said as she stood.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 04:32, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

Spiderstorm nodded. "Probably. Could you help me back to my nest, it seems I've wandered that little bit too far from the den." β€” #destructioninhumanform Diablo pixel 04:35 Sun Feb 21

Brightfern did as told just as she heard her brother's voices. "Seems like the boys are back." She said.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 04:36, February 21, 2016 (UTC)

Loonclaw sighed, "Wolfkit, why don't you play with some other kits," he instructed his daughter, shooing her away. He stood up, deputyship wasn't as hard as he imagine right now, what he really was doing was assigning cats to patrols, as along as he remembered who was what patrol, he was okay. However, the black and white tom felt like there probably more to job, other than being a glorified patrol assigner. Maybe, I should talk to Spiderstorm, he thought, I want to be a deputy the clan can be proud of, maybe even dad if his up StarClan. he flatten his ears, no, dad would never be would proud of me. He would probably be claiming I'm destroying the clan just being on the position. Just the basic jest of what Rainstorm said, but a lot more insulting. He shook his head, why did Spiderstorm have to retire, why did Whinchat have to leave? he frowned, sure it was great that he became deputy, but why did it have to happen so fast. The tom washed his chest, the creeping feeling of his terrible self-worth was coming back to him. I want to Believe πŸ‘½ 17:49, February 21, 2016 (UTC)Ospreypaw

Bitternflower walked into camp her gaze going to every time near. They're trying to get to me. She thought before shaking the thought away. The ginger tabby she-cat ducked her head as she passed Murkfang who she knew had a love interest for Riverstar. She quickly headed over to the warriors den bumping into someone. "Oh, I-i-i'm so sorry," she whispered as she looked up to see none other than the medicine cat, Thistlecloud.β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 15:50, February 23, 2016 (UTC)

Shiningheart blinked. "Well... I do, sometimes. I mean, it's an important part of being a warrior for a lot of cats. I really don't know. Do you?" Lost in the Darkness... 18:37, February 23, 2016 (UTC)

"I do! And and ok I'll just say it! It's you! You stupid fur all" Shadowspots purred gazing into his eyes. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 18:41, February 23, 2016 (UTC)

Deadfoot walked into camp his thoughts on his now deceased father and half siblings, Sparrowfeather and Birdtail. Did they go to StarClan or were they doomed like his father? He hadn't thought much of it when Riverstar called a sudden meeting. "With great thought and talk with Spiderstorm," she paused letting the cats murmur for aminute before silencing them with her tail. "Shpiderstorm has decided that her retirement will not stay and therefore I welcome Spiderstorm as a full senior warrior of ShadeClan." She said before leaping down beside Murkfang. β€” MinkclawRiver is Beauty, Beauty is Everything! 14:20, February 29, 2016 (UTC)

Spiderstorm stood beside her adoptive sons, who somewhat held her up. "Thank you, Riverstar. I will try to retain my duties as best as I can." The powerful black she-cat dipped her head. β€” #destructioninhumanform Diablo pixel 19:37 Mon Feb 29 2016

"It's me?" Shiningheart stared at her for a few confused moments before everything clicked. "Wait a minute... do you mean to say that you want us to be mates?" He didn't wait for an answer. "Sorry, Shadowspots... but I'll have to say yes." His eyes twinkled with happiness. (<3 ShiningSpots) Lost in the Darkness... 21:36, February 29, 2016 (UTC)

Shadowspots purred He said yes? Am I dreaming? No he said yes! Thank goodness he doesn't think I'm scary or cruel or...I'm Shinningheart's mate! "Oh Shininheart you have made me the happiest cat in the forest!" Resting her tail on his shoulders. VelvetmoonSoft as a kitten! 23:17, February 29, 2016 (UTC)

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