February 21, 2021 at 6:14 pm #11298LuxParticipant
Smokestar – Shadowclan Leader
Smokestar ducked beneath the overhanging branches, laden with snow, and entered the den. The air was warm but stale, likely due to the unused bedding within. It wasn’t exactly ‘proper’, but she’d continued to reside in the nursery with Ravenwatcher and her kits. ‘I’ll have to move soon,‘ she thought, feeling a twinge of loneliness. The cozy nursery, filled with the scents of sleeping kits and milk, was oddly comforting. In contrast, the leader’s den was sparse and cold.
Hareflight and Waspaw squeezed into the den, just behind her. They’d requested a private conversation, and by their uneasy demeanor Smokestar could tell something was amiss. She took a seat at the back of the cave, tail curled around her paws. Although the den was a snug fit, there was enough room to get comfortable. “Alright,” she mewed, getting straight to the point as per her usual fashion. “Tell me what’s happening.” She paused for a moment, considering adding: ‘You both look like you’ve seen a fox.‘ But, she bit her tongue, realizing that’d be inappropriate considering the still fresh wounds left from the bear chase. Instead, she added: “The clan could really use some good news, but something tells me that’s not the case.“
Courtesy of Mairu Doggy, Deviant ArtFebruary 23, 2021 at 2:06 pm #11314Hareflight [Mel]Participant
『 H A R E F L I G H T 』
“U-U-Unfortunately not,” Hareflight replied, sparing a glance over at Wasppaw. She took in a deep breath, settling back on her haunches as she focused on Smokestar again. “Our meeting was much more than an introduction t-to new apprentices, unfortunately. Many of the medicine cats experienced visions from StarClan and strange symptoms to accompany them. W-We didn’t get a chance to speak much with the others as there was a sense of ch-chaos, but Wasppaw was one of the cats to experience this. I wanted to get him home to make sure he was okay.” Hareflight steadied herself, thinking over her next words. “A-As long as we have your permission and Wasppaw doesn’t show any further symptoms, I would like to visit some of the others to speak to them about their visions. However, in the meantime, Wasppaw and I decided it would be b-best for him to describe his experience to you firsthand.” Hareflight looked over at her apprentice, offering a reassuring smile and a nod.February 23, 2021 at 5:27 pm #11319ToriParticipant
– W A S P –
The young tom followed his mentor obediently to the leader’s den, his bi-colored eyes on his paws as though he had just received quite the tongue lashing, but it was quite the opposite. He was simply nervous to speak to Smokestar about the vision he had been shown at the medicine cat’s meeting at the half-moon. It would seem that whenever he had to speak with the grey molly it would always be under bad circumstances. Even though his leader had always shown him kindness and understanding, and she had been there to support him, Wasppaw still felt somewhat unnerved by speaking with her about what he had seen from StarClan.
Hareflight began with the explanations and the apprentice nodded in affirmation to what she had to say. After she had finished and smiled in his direction, he took that as his turn to speak. He turned his attention to Smokestar and began to tell her what he had seen. “When I first fell asleep, I could already tell that something was off. I didn’t see any spirits of our ancestors and I didn’t feel their presence. In fact, even now, I don’t.” He paused for a moment, finding himself surprisingly emotional at this fact. He had never gone a moment in his life so far without seeing the dead. He had wished for this kind of peace in the past, but now that he was experiencing it, it didn’t feel peaceful. “The first thing I saw was a thick, black liquid coming at me. When it got to my paws, it was so heavy that it kept me in place and I couldn’t move. It kept growing until it went over my head. I couldn’t see, I couldn’t hear, and I couldn’t breathe,” his words were factual and blunt, stoic as he always was, “and then I woke up.”February 23, 2021 at 10:42 pm #11324LuxParticipant
Smokestar – Shadowclan Leader
“Of course,” Smokestar mewed. “Though, it may be wise to take a warrior escort, just in-case something goes amiss.” Considering recent events, and their still wounded clanmates, she was reluctant to risk Harelfight and Wasppaw. However, considering Wasppaw was witness to the vision it was imperative they travel together. An omen from Starclan demanded confirmation among the other clans. ‘Although the next gathering isn’t far away, perhaps it’s time to arrange an emergency meeting.‘ This would likely require further confirmation amidst the other leaders.
She cleared her thoughts, leaning in attentively as Wasppaw shared his account. She felt a pang of guilt. The poor apprentice had been forced through quite an ordeal lately, first with the horror of FearedJackal’s death and now choking on ooze. The lack of stars, the dark sludge … Smokestar shook her head, not sure what to make of it. “Well,” she mewed hesitantly. “There’s certainly something amiss, though I can’t make heads or tails of it either. I trust you, and if you need my assistance you have it.” She paused for a moment, “They’re really gone, just so abruptly? How strange.“
Courtesy of Mairu Doggy, Deviant ArtMarch 2, 2021 at 6:26 pm #11402ToriParticipant
– W A S P –
Smokestar seemed just as perplexed as he was. She didn’t seem to have anything on the tip of her tongue in terms of answers for his dream either. He felt his heart plummeting– how was he supposed to know what was going on in his life if neither his mentor or his leader could assist in guiding him? He was beginning to feel alone all over again. Except now, he didn’t even have his ancestors to help him anymore. “Yes, they’ve just… Left.” Wasppaw murmured, suddenly distracted as he delved into his thoughts. “Once we got our dreams, I didn’t see them anymore after that. No silhouettes, no voices, nothing. It’s like our connection with StarClan was just… Severed.”
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