Saffrongaze sat within her den with Speckledpaw teaching her the ropes and whatnot, and the means to be a medicine cat. She smiled, giving the small kit’s head a pat before letting her off to take a lunch break, requesting of her to return a mouse for her patient. She began to place the herbs she took out back in their correct place. The lessons would continue later on but now, it was break time. She glanced over to her current patient, a kittypet named Milky. She padded over to check on the feminine, ensuring her wraps were kept tight. It was necessary for her bone to be mended correctly. The pawsteps of another caught her ear and she turned toward the entrance of the den. Did Speckledpaw return so soon?
One of the newer members of SkyClan was standing in the doorway, looking equal parts curious and awkward. It wasn’t that he didn’t know if this was the medicine den – in fact he had spent quite a bit of time in here after the storm, seeing if anything could be done about the memory loss he had apparently suffered. No, he didn’t want to intrude on Saffrongaze if she was busy, particularly since it wasn’t something urgent.
As she turned, a beaming grin settled on the tom’s maw and he blinked his bright green eyes at her in greeting. It was true what other members of SkyClan said about him; he was odd. His fur was split, with large chunks of long russet fur sticking out of his short black fur. It was as though someone had attached the fur of another feline to him, and it didn’t even seem to match in the way that patches did on calicos. Still, Mapletoes – that was his name, and it still gave him a thrill to think of – didn’t seem to mind this whatsoever. He tilted his head to the side, maybe a bit more than looked normal, and swished his patched tail before settling back on his haunches.
“Good day t’ya, Miss Saffrongaze,” He purred out, ears twitching even without the presence of any other noise around him. “I trust that things are going well for ‘ya, yeah?” Despite his oddity, his smile was genuine, and he seemed to wait patiently for a response from her.