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  • #13033
    snow
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    l i t t l e d o v e
    skyclan queen

    The silver tabby had awoken with a start, the nightmare fresh in her brain as she scrambled awkwardly in her nest, blue gaze shifting to and fro anxiously. Her belly was large and uncomfortable, feeling tight and heavy against her abdomen as she shifted upward in her nest, gaze bleary from sleep. She was due in a quarter moon or so, and the waiting was making the queen increasingly more irritated. Now wide awake, she felt the urge to leave the cramped nursery, neck fur bristling as she squeezed out of the entrance on slow, heavy paws, making her way toward Firestar’s den.

    Fear apparently did not live in her brain, as she poked her head into his den, relieved to see the black and golden she-cat snoozing lightly. She prodded her with a paw, trying to wake Auroraskies up, and once she saw her familiar gaze blink in the darkness, Littledove felt her belly tighten even more. “Follow me,” she whispered, though with the way Firestar was snoring she knew the tom would be impossible to wake. She waddled out of the den, scooting weirdly around the corner as her friend, also very pregnant emerged. Jealousy tickled the back of her spine as she saw Auroraskies’ swollen yet not-as-massive belly, wishing she hadn’t complained about being that size. “Hey, I had a nightmare. Can we take a walk and I can tell you about it?” she mewed nervously, her voice trembling.

    #13034
    Missa
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    Auroraskies
    Skyclan Queen

    Aurora and Firestar had called it an early night when reaching their den, both of them knocking out the instant they hit the nest. It had been a long day for the two, especially for Firestar. However, it wasn’t until the a pair of tiny paws inside of Aurora’s stomach had been pressing into her side and had woken her up. At first, the black and golden queen hadn’t noticed the little paws that were pressing against her until it happened more frequently. It seemed like one of the kits wanted some attention, which caused Firestar to place his large paw on her swollen stomach when he noticed that his mate was stirring around slightly. Aurora was half-asleep now, as she was curled up with the massive ginger tom beside her and felt pure bliss with his touch and scent. It wasn’t until a new scent hit her nostrils and soft pawsteps were making their way towards the two Maine Coons, she suspected that it was a warrior that needed her mate for something.

    Her violet-amber eyes opened when feeling someone poking her and looked up to see the familiar face of Littledove standing in front of them. Her left ear flicked at her friend and was ready to get up for a moment until feeling Fire’s ginger paw on her swollen stomach and looked back at it and then towards the silver tabby “Just a moment.” Aurora whispered quietly, as she didn’t want to disturb her sleeping mate. The smaller Maine Coon had carefully placed her paw onto his bigger one and moved it towards his side, she looked over and saw that Fire was still asleep.  The pregnant molly slowly got up, and felt her paws hurting slightly with the heavy weight she was carrying but merely smiled at the silver tabby as she was ignoring the pain and carefully stepped out of the large nest that her and Fire shared.

    The black and golden molly waddled after her friend, feeling some kicks from the kits. It seemed like they were also eager to know what was happening “Alright, we’ll find out soon enough.” Aurora quietly said to the kits, as she always enjoyed talking to her children so they could get used to her voice. Her violet-amber gaze went to look towards the silver tabby and noticed that the other pregnant molly was anxious and a reassuring smile appeared on her face “Come on, I would love to take a walk with you. You can tell me all about it.” Aurora said softly as she led the heavily pregnant molly down the twisted branches that led towards the camp and stopped for Littledove to lead the way, as she would follow her friend as it seemed like they were taking a trip out of camp.

    #13037
    snow
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    l i t t l e d o v e
    skyclan queen

    She breathed a sigh of relief when Auroraskies agreed, the queen shifting uncomfortably on her paws. Surprisingly enough, she was feeling restless tonight. Previously she had been exhausted, confining herself to the nursery and sleeping quite a bit of her time away, but something was urging her to move, and her spine twitched in an anxious fashion. Once she felt that they were safely away from prying ears, the grey tabby slowed her pace to a gentle walk, puffing slightly at the amount of energy she had expended. A sudden pain seized her belly, but the intensity could’ve been a kitten’s paw smacking into one of her organs. “Oof, little furball,” she grumbled, pink nose twitching.

    She blinked at her friend, feeling relieved that the molly was also getting closer to her due date, the pair merely a half-moon apart, though Littledove’s due date shouldn’t have been for another quarter moon at least. Of course, things never truly went to plan for the molly. “I just was woken up because, one of my kits, they had two heads! Aurora, it was the craziest thing I had ever seen. One looked like Tigersnap and the other looked like me, bu-but they could talk! As if they had been warriors for moons!” she erupted, shaking her head to and fro. “StarClan, what if they come out without a head? Or only three legs? No offense to Frostburn, but I don’t want my kits to struggle through those hardships,” she whined. Littledove knew she was being a bit unfair to the other queen. Frostburn was quite the character, and she refused to let anything stop her, but the silver tabby was still riled up from her constant teasing, and the anxiety seemed to be getting to Littledove as she approached her due date.

    She grunted softly, appreciating the stretch that her legs were given after being stuck in camp for so long. If the father of her kits had seen her slip out into the forest, he would’ve circled her and herded the pregnant queen back to camp, forcing her into the nursery. Although she appreciated his helpfulness, Littledove couldn’t avoid the pit in her stomach. Just because he said things would be okay didn’t mean they would. Calm down, stress isn’t good for you or the kits, she reminded herself, though another sharp jab in her belly made her ears flatten. “StarClan, one of these kits is lively tonight and can’t wait to come out into the world. Just hold on another quarter moon. I bet he looks just like Tigersnap!”

    #13054
    Missa
    Participant

    Auroraskies
    Skyclan Queen 

    There was something bothering Littledove, Aurora was quietly trying to figure it out when watching the silver tabby that was leading her. The other queen looked anxious and restless, like she was extremely uncomfortable. Aurora tried not to worry about her friend too much in that moment, as it was probably just first time parent nerves that the other molly was experiencing. Besides, it wouldn’t be another quarter moon until Littledove and Tigersnap’s kits arrive so surely her friend wouldn’t be in labor right now. But of course, in classic Aurora fashion those would be her famous last words as something was going down soon. The black and golden queen waddled after her friend, and let out a small huff as her swollen stomach was quite heavy but grinned in amusement as her friend was also talking to the little ones in her stomach “Your kits are night owls too? We gotta have a word with them when they get older about not staying up too late.” Aurora purred softly, trying to make sure her friend was less anxious about her upcoming birth. It was something she was quite good at since Aurora was used to reassuring Firestar when she felt sick or the kits kicked too hard when he was around.

    Upon passing the guards that were at the entrance of the camp, she noticed that Cheetahcry was one of them. The brown tom had whispered something to his companion before quietly following after the two pregnant she-cats, which was reasonable. It would be smart for someone to follow them since both were very pregnant and would need an escort, however the tom kept his distance behind the two she-cats to let them have their space. Aurora flicked her tail towards the tom behind them in thanks, and looked towards her friend and listened about her dream. The black and golden molly’s mouth opened slightly at her words, the silver tabby always had the weirdest dreams! “It is just a dream Lils, no need to panic.” She said softly, placing her nose on Littledove’s shoulder in comfort before moving her head to look forward again as her friend was very nervous about anything happening to her kits “Frostburn is teasing you, you have taken excellent care of yourself and the kits. It won’t do any good if you’re stressing.” Aurora gently reminded her friend, as it was the last thing that the silver tabby needed was to kickstart her labor.

    “We need to keep a positive mindset, you and Tigersnap have been a very good team and you two will be able to juggle the challenges that will come along the way.. You also have me to help too, remember.. It takes a whole clan to raise kits.” The black and golden molly said, giving her words of wisdom to the other molly. It was silent for a moment, as the two could hear the crickets singing their nightly songs and the stars were out. The Maine Coon turned when hearing a small whine from her friend and tilted her head slightly “So you have a very active kit too, nice to know I’m not the only one as Kicker over here has been keeping me up.” Aurora said as she narrowed her eyes playfully, it probably wasn’t the same kit who kept kicking but the Skyclan queen had fun enjoying talking to her children either way. It was quite amusing as there were certain kits that enjoyed listening to her, while others enjoyed listening to their father when he spoke to them.  Letting out a soft hum, she did think about the possibilities of what Littledove and Tigersnap’s kits would look like and she turned to look at her huffing friend with eyebrows furrowed “Have you two thought about names yet?” Aurora questioned.

    #13118
    snow
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    l i t t l e d o v e
    skyclan queen

    The silver tabby appreciated Auroraskies’ kind words, and she was comforted by the ginger and black molly’s presence. Something about her bestfriend always seemed to calm her down, and she felt grateful that she’d found a cat she could bond with after Shallowpool’s passing.  Her encouragement seemed to ease some the queen’s anxiety about her litter, yet there would always be a seed of doubt planted in her brain in seemed. “I know it’s a silly dream, but Frostburn’s always out to scare me!” she huffed in response, lashing her white-tipped tail at the thought of the three-legged molly. She enjoyed her company, but knew the older queen was trying to get under her skin. “I feel better knowing our kits will be raised together. We’ll have quite the big family between the two of us,” she joked, relief seeping into her veins as the duo continued walking.

    It didn’t last long as another sharp pang hit her, and Littledove hissed in pain, ears flattening from the intense stab. “I’m sure I’ve got a kit in here big enough to be an apprentice,” she grunted in response, though she felt comforted knowing Auroraskies’ kits were just as lively. So far her pregnancy had been rather docile, aside from the fatigue she’d experienced, but the past quarter moon her kittens had been shifting, kicking, and tumbling around her belly and in her ribs, and sleep was hard to come by these days. She waved her tail slightly as their pace slowed, her paws feeling heavier with each step. Although she relished the fresh air and the desire to stretch her legs, she wasn’t a fool. The gray tabby knew she could only walk so far, and with how swollen her belly was, it wasn’t too far.

    The thought of names made her ears perk up, and she glanced at her friend bashfully. They had come up with a few names, but not a bunch. Littledove was pickier when it came to naming their kits, and although Tigersnap had given her some good contenders, some of his other suggestions made her giggle just thinking about them. “Actually, we have. I’m hoping I get a she-kit so I can name her Laurelkit. Shallowpool loved the laurel bushes that were outside our garden as kittypets,” she explained, blue eyes soft. The queen didn’t discuss her kittypet life hardly at all, but the memory made her feel warm inside and helped fill the void her sister had created when she passed. “I do have a few tom names picked out. I like the name Ryekit, though I’m not sure if Tigersnap is fully on boa-“ she broke off as another jab hit her belly, a hiss of pain escaping her.

    #13143
    Missa
    Participant

    Auroraskies
    Skyclan Queen


    The black and golden molly chuckled and had a half-grin on her face when looking at the silver tabby beside her. It was quite funny how the universe worked when both she-cats got pregnant within a close range of each other, must have been something in the water. Turning to look at the left side of her swollen stomach, Aurora had noticed that the kits were quiet for the time being. Perhaps they were now calming down after the excitement of hearing their mother walk and the movement the molly was creating by walking “Now you guys want to rest after waking me up? I see how that is.” The Skyclan queen teased, smiling in amusement at the kits in her stomach. Fire and her hadn’t even met their children yet, but Aurora could tell that her children were going to have the most interesting personalities ever as they were growing up. Looking back at her friend, the molly flicked her  tail. “I cannot wait to see our kits running around the clearing, so many adventures to go through and they get to be life-long friends.” The black and golden molly said with a soft smile on her face, very grateful for having Littledove in her life as the other queen was like a sister.

    Her ears perked up at the sound of Littledove hissing in pain at a sudden jab that a kit made, and she turned to look at her friend with her eyebrows furrowed for a moment “You doing okay Lils?” Aurora questioned, knowing how painful those kicks could sometimes be. The little Maine Coon kittens inside her were always very active, they calmed down when their father was nearby as it seemed they enjoyed hearing his voice when he would lay beside her swollen stomach and talk to them when he would be finished with his duties for the day. Although she was worried for her friend, a small smile appeared on her face as the molly tried not to show she was worried. “It’s always the bigger ones that like to be the center of attention.” She teased, thinking about her friend’s kits as Tigersnap was a large tom and hopefully all of them hadn’t inherited their father’s size as that would probably be quite a birthing experience for Littledove.

    “Laurelkit.” Aurora repeated the name that Littledove had wanted, as she was testing out the name for the first time. What a unique name, a lovely one indeed. The Maine Coon soon grinned and turned to look at her friend, listening to the story behind the name. It had meant a lot that her friend was sharing a piece of her old life with Aurora, as the silver tabby wasn’t one for sharing about her past as a kittypet. “I love the name, and I know Shallowpool would love them too.” The molly said gently, as she knew Littledove’s sister was an important figure in her life and although Lils’ sister wasn’t around anymore, Aurora couldn’t help but admire the fact that Littledove still involved her sister in her everyday life. A snort escaped her and gave her friend a pointed look “Ryekit sounds very cute, Tigersnap will eventually get used to it after you figure out which ki-” She was cut off by another hiss of pain coming from the other queen and Aurora quickly turned to Littledove

    Was Littledove having contractions? No, she couldn’t.. Littledove was still a bit early to be giving birth now “Lils, you’re not in labor are you?” The black and golden molly suddenly stopped and observed the other molly. Oh hell, was her friend in labor since she woke up? If something was wrong, they needed to get back to camp right away.

    #13153
    snow
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    l i t t l e d o v e
    skyclan queen

    The pain was sharp, and although it was ebbing away, Littledove’s legs trembled at the sudden jolt of lightning. It certainly didn’t feel like a big paw that time, but more like a cramp. She flattened her ears and glanced at Auroraskies, shaking her head slightly. “Of course not, my kits aren’t due for another half-moon,” she snapped, a bit harsher than she intended, though worry sparkled in her blue gaze. Clearly she was having the same suspicions as her friend, but the queen didn’t want to admit it. Having kits meant facing her fears, and the silver tabby wasn’t sure she was ready for that just yet.

    She rotated, trotting slower, but back the way they came. “Let’s get back to camp,” she muttered, ears twitching as she anticipated another wave of pain. “I-I should see Speckledmoss. Maybe something’s wrong.” The fear in her voice was strong, and the heavy molly suddenly wished she hadn’t left camp. Why did she take a walk now? Did her body know she was going to go into labor, and wanted a quiet place to do so? Littledove muttered a curse under her breath as she halted in her tracks, hissing with pain. With slow and steady steps, the silver tabby and the black and gold molly made their way back to camp, pausing every so often for Littledove to catch her breath or wait out a contraction.

    Auroraskies helped her into her nest, and by now the queen was practically growling every minute or so. “Get Speckledmoss,” she groaned, nostrils flaring as she begged her friend. She flopped her head backward, letting it rest on the moss briefly as she glanced at Frostburn’s empty nest. Her kittens were curled up tightly and sleeping soundly, though the grey tabby knew that wouldn’t last long as another spasm gripped her flank. She let out another hiss of pain, ears flattening as she waited for her friend to come back with help.

    #13156
    Missa
    Participant

    Auroraskies
    Skyclan Queen

    “Shit.” Aurora muttered when seeing Littledove having a contraction, her violet-amber eyes widened slightly when feeling when some of the kits began kicking at her stomach and creating some movements as they clearly could tell that their mother was shocked. She had to remind herself not to stress out otherwise it would cause something to happen to her kits as well, plus Littledove was already panicking so Aurora had to remain calm for her as well. Turning to look at her stomach, Aurora’s eyebrows furrowed together “You must never use that word okay? Your father and I own that word, we aren’t giving it away.” Aurora told them, which caused them to slightly move for a moment before calming down. Good, her kits were calm for the moment after hearing Aurora. The black and golden molly went to look towards the silver tabby who just snapped at her, thankfully Aurora had tough skin and knew that the other pregnant molly was just in pain and the scent of fear was quite overwhelming

    Aurora had nodded along with Littledove’s suggestion about heading back to camp, something was wrong and Speckledmoss needed to be here to help. The two she-cats took their time getting back to camp, and stopped whenever Littledove was experiencing a contraction or was getting tired from walking. Finally they had arrived at the nursery, and Aurora had helped her friend back into her nest. Listening to her friend’s words, she nodded “I’ll wake up Tigersnap too.” She promised, knowing that the brown tom would want to be awake for his kits’ birth. Turning around and waddling out of the nursery, she went towards Speckledmoss and released a breath as she had gotten tired and was experiencing pain from her paws. Aurora placed a paw over Speckledmoss’s shoulder and gently shook her awake “Speckledmoss, wake up. Littledove needs your assistance, I think she’s giving birth.” The black and golden Maine Coon quietly said, watching as the young molly arose from her den.

    Good, Speckledmoss was awake and ready to go. Now it was time for Tigersnap to wake up. The black and golden queen stopped in the middle of the clearing to gather her breath for a moment, before taking her time to head towards the warriors’ den. She was grateful that Tigersnap’s nest was towards the entrance and apologized when feeling her paws kick at someone’s tail. Hearing Tigersnap’s snores, her violet-amber eyes narrowed and she quickly smacked a paw over his side. Her hormones were clearly in control at the moment, and she was tired from walking “Tigersnap, wake up!” She hissed quietly before shaking him awake gently with a paw. Tigersnap could yell at her later for waking him up, there were more important things happening. “Littledove is in labor.” She said and saw the panic look in his eyes before the two made their way out of the warriors den.

    Aurora slipped into the nursery once more, and sat down to gather her breath. She had noticed that Speckledmoss was already there and the Maine Coon raised a paw towards Speckledmoss who was looking back at her  “Give me a minute, I’ll be fine.”  The molly said, looking over to make sure that Frostburn’s kits were still asleep.

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