Bluemist still lay deep in the moss of her nest, fast asleep. The sound of the pawsteps pounding the ground as they raced out of the camp made her ears twitch, and she straightened with a grunt. Getting out of the nest and setting her paws heavily on the ground, she padded towards one of the warriors that had to spend the night in her den. Bending down, she nosed Badgerstripe's broad black paw aside to look at the deep scratch on his belly. It had been bleeding a lot the night before, and his Clanmates had had to carry him to her den.
Streamsong slept through Amberstone and Northwind's conversation. Her dreams were filled with a dark forest. The undergrowth began to glow one by one, leaving her in a luminous forest of greens, blues, and the occasional red. Her wonder made her smile, and she couldn't help leaping and bounding through the ferns, eyes wide with amazement like a kit's.
Wavekit rolled over onto his back, swatting at something that tickled his nose. Half-awake, he slapped his paws together, opened his eyes with a frown, and realized that he'd caught Heatherkit's tail-tip. "Get off," he muttered, pushing her away even though she was sitting on Maplekit, not him.
Pebblestrike padded out of the warriors' den, pausing to lick one of his paws that had been twisted the night before. He glanced towards Dawnstar and waved his tail in greeting, then padded to the medicine cat's den. He peered into the den to see Briarpatch, then sighed, disappointed to see that she wasn't awake yet. He quietly withdrew to lead a hunting patrol, nodding to Whitecloud, Tigerstripe, and his apprentice, Jaypaw, to join him in the forest.
Goldenstar padded slowly out of his den, muscles stiff. He sat down in the shadow of the tree that he usually addressed his Clan from, eyes glowing as they reflected the rising sun's light. He glanced towards his deputy, then his son, letting out a small sigh and looking away. His heart gave a twist as he thought of his mate, Yellowflower. The grief that washed over him was so strong that he slid to the ground.
Winged Warriors: 100+
Bunny Brigade: 250+