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KittyKatKalled Chapter 13
When they reached Four Trees, MarshClan and MeadowClan were already there. Blazingstar flicked his tail and ForestClan followed him. Echopaw was going to take a step, but then Peppernose bit her tail, holding her back.
"Yeow! What was that for? Oh, I mean, um…"
"Shush," Peppernose silenced her. "For the Gathering, since it's your first as a Medicine Cat apprentice, you will stay by my side and talk with the other Medicine Cats. I will introduce them all to you. Lastly, you will not speak unless spoken to. Got it?" Echopaw nodded silently. "Let's go then and get this over with."
Echopaw padded after Peppernose as he approached a pretty light brown she-cat with a dappled patterned pelt. She looks nice; a lot nicer than Peppernose anyway.
Peppernose dipped his head to the she-cat and she did the same. Her gaze then went to Echopaw. "My my. Did you take on an apprentice Peppernose? A bit young, are you?"
Peppernose glared at her. "This is Echopaw. And why, yes, Willowdance, she is my appre
KittyKatKalled Chapter 12
The next day Mintyheart padded across the clearing, tail drooping.
"What's wrong?" Skypool's mothering voice called from where she was sitting with Winterstorm
"Oh, nothing." Mintyheart stammered. "Maplefur just doesn't want me in the nursery so much."
"Why not?" Skypool sounded shocked.
"Well I am there a lot..."
"Nonsense! They are your kits too." Skypool's mew was sympathetic. "She's probably just getting defensive because the kits are starting to move around more. And with four kits it must be hard to keep an eye on all of them."
"Did she change the grey tom's name?" Winterstorm mewed to Mintyheart.
"No." Fury burned in Mintyheart's eyes. Lashing his tail he added, "I'll have to talk to Blazingstar. Maybe he'll let him change his name when he becomes a warrior."
"I'm sure he will." Skypool mewed gently. "Blazingstar isn't cruel."
"I'm going to talk to her again." Mintyheart turned back towards the nursery.
"Maybe you should wait." Skypool advised. "She's already upset now...I can t
KittyKatKalled Chapter 11
Mintyheart opened his eyes and found himself in the dim light of the nursery. The kits were starting to squirm around their nest. Mintyheart was stiff from his awkward sleep but pride still rose in his heart as he looked at his kits. "Good morning." He mewed softly. Four little heads turned towards him, eyes closed and ears lopsided. Brackenkit let out a little squeak.
"Hello, Brackenkit." Mintyheart cooed. Preciouskit took in a deep breath and let out a loud mew for her size. Mintyheart purred. Her black and white pelt was spiked up all over the place. "Shhh, my Preciouskit. Don't wake your mother." Maggotkit was working on turning his little body towards Mintyheart and Jagged began creeping towards his father, on unstable legs.
Mintyheart leaned forward, "I'll come to you." He touched each of them on the nose as he meowed, "My name is Mintyheart. I am a warrior and your father. You are part of Forestclan. Right now you are in the camp's nursery with your mother Maplefur. The clearing
KittyKatKalled Chapter 10
When Peppernose arrived at the den he found that Maplefur was heaving on the ground, her eyes already glistened with pain. Skypool and Echopaw were hovering over her and Mintyheart was hovering over Peppernose.
"Well, what's wrong?" he asked Maplefur lazily.
"Her kits are coming, can't you see that you idiot!" Echopaw snapped. Then she looked bashful. Insulting the one she wanted for a mentor was probably not the best idea. But still. He was being an idiot. Maplefur just gurgled.
Peppernose sighed. Today was a horrible day, not that most days were good. Lack of sleep; overworked because some stupid warriors didn't let their wounds heal properly, and that pesky apprentice Elderpaw or whatever her name was wanted to be a medicine cat. Oh goody. He stepped closer to Maplefur and with surprising grace placed his paw on her swollen belly. He felt the kits stirring, which was nothing unusual. But they were placed in a position that would suggest that, yes, she was about to have her kitting.
KittyKatKalled Chapter 9
The mini hunting patrol wasn't pleasant, to say the least. Normally, as the leader and senior warrior, Blazingstar would have taken the lead, but Spiceheart seemed oh so keen to stay at least a few tail lengths ahead of him. He made a few efforts to catch up to her, but she determinedly sped up every time he did.
Finally, he just laid it all out there: "You know, I miss Foxpaw, too." She didn't reply. "Everyone knew the risks of a battle, including Foxpaw, including you! And especially me. Every cat, every warrior was prepared to lay down their lives in order to ensure a better future for the Clan."
She spun around, fur fluffed up. "Don't give me that dog scat, Blazingstar! If you were trying to better ensure the future of ForestClan you would have sent me into battle and left Foxpaw to defend camp!"
"Someone responsible needed to be left at camp."
"So you led someone irresponsible into battle?" she spat back.
"No, that's not what I meant—"
She turned to leave, fed up with this convers
KittyKatKalled Chapter 8
Charming's fiery eyes burned in Mintyheart's thoughts as he entered camp. Foxpaw's body was gone, which means Heavystep and Elderleaf were taking her to her final resting place. Dropping his prey off, he padded towards the apprentice's den.
The little tom's head poked out followed by the rest of him. He looked surprisingly awake, although Mintyheart couldn't stifle a purr at Palepaw's inside out ear. Flicking him over the head with his tail he fixed his apprentice's ear. "Are you ready to go out?"
"Y-y-yes!" A twinge of excitement in his mew.
This battle was good for Palepaw's moral. "Great. I was thinking that...OUCH!"
Hissing he turned to see who had jabbed him is his sore rib. Peppernose sat a whisper away. "I knew it." He hissed.
"You knew what? That jagging at a cat will get your whiskers clawed?"
"Why didn't you tell me you hurt your rib when I looked over you last night?" Peppernose growled.
"It's not bad." Mintyheart retorted.
Peppernose, like lightning, jabbed Minty
KittyKatKalled Chapter 7
"Come on," urged Winterstorm. "Let's pay our last respects." And he ever so gently nudged Skypool with his nose.
"Not so fast, Winterstorm," growled Peppernose. And to the rest of the clan, he said, "all of you need to be attended to. Then you can say your last words to Foxpaw. I'll start with you, Bluefrost. Echopaw, can you fetch me more cobwebs from my den?"
Echopaw looked up from kneeling by her sister in astonishment. "What?"
"I'll go get some, Peppernose!" chirped Palepaw, who was surprisingly full of life. But Peppernose didn't hear him because he was already in that medicine cat zone. Winterstorm looked over Skypool. "You're wounds aren't that bad. Let's go see Foxpaw, unless it's too much." Skypool's eyes were incredibly blank, and didn't respond to him. Winterstorm lightly brushed his tail against her flank and padded over to Peppernose.
"Can you give anything for Skypool?"
"Are her wounds bad? I'll see to her after Bluefrost."
"I meant for her heart," explained Winterstorm s
KittyKatKalled Chapter 6
When Mintyheart woke, the sun was just starting to poke up from the horizon. I need a good run. The silver and black tom thought. He was just about to step out of the warriors den when he heard a soft whisper. "Where are you going?" Turning back he saw Spiceheart's eyes glowing in the dark den. "Just out for a run. Maybe grab a mouse. Do you want to meet me in the training hollow with Palepaw and Foxpaw?"
"Sure. I'll be there when the sun touches the tops of the trees." She mewed and rested her chin back on her nest.
Mintyheart's paws kicked up leaves as he raced out of camp. Remembering what Blazingstar said last night he avoided the border with Shadeclan and ran to the stream that bordered his territory and Meadowclan's. Slowing down to a jog he continued up stream. After some time he halted and decided to work on making his paws as silent a possible. After a few passes he was sure he was doing fine. I know I'll be on soft pine needles in Shadeclan's territory He thought, but I want
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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