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welcome to betrayal! Things have not been going well for awhile now. Nobody knows how this downfall started, or how things got so bad. At first, it was unnoticable. Little things happened, patrols were frequent, and punishments got more severe for breaking rules. Slowly, things escalated. The clans do not talk anymore. Borders are not to be crossed, at the expense of your life. No leader or deputy has security in their position, they can be overthrown, by their clan, or Starclan themselves. We are looking for a way out of these darker days. Will the Council of the Stars find the solution, or is it up to us? In a forest at war, will you survive, or become another victim of changing ways?
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Post by ➸THE rainyday➸ on Apr 13, 2016 15:54:03 GMT -8
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standing frozen in the life i've chosen
The sound of spring was all around; the sweet bird calls ringing through the forest, the faint scurries of rodents in the underbrush, and a light breeze rustling the leaves. Frozenstar slid through the bushes, like a cat gliding through the water, careful not to make a single sound. Overall, it was a fine day to get some hunting done for the Clan. Sure, Riverclan was known for their fish and advanced water techniques, but variety was always nice. Besides, the whole clan would be by the lake shore or by the streams, kits and apprentices playing in their waters, or warriors looking to feed their clan. A little trip into the forested part of their territory provided some time by one's self, and that was just what the young leader needed. Camp life was a little stressful, with watchful gazes over the leader more often than not. Frozenstar would die for her clan nine times over, and her loyalties could never be questioned, but being the youngest leader the clan had seen in awhile brought some doubts among the senior warriors about her ability to lead. Sometimes it was nice to get away from their judgement, to refocus her mind and think about how to better aid her clan.
Frozenstar stopped, scenting the air carefully. 'So much prey around right now' she thought, perking her ears to determine what was closest. Mouse, a few foxlengths to the right, hidden around the roots of a tree. Carefully, the leader lowered herself into a stealth position, carefully placing one paw in front of the other, eyes fixed on the prize. All the could see was a tail, but that's all she needed. Roughly a foxlengths away, she took the final step, and to Frozenstar's utter horror, a loud crack rang through the air. The mouse scurried away, and Frozenstar jumped, just managing to snag it's tail. The mouse squealed, and the flame pointed cat delivered a killing blow to the neck. "What a sloppy kill, what a disgrace." Frozenstar quietly muttered, picking up the mouse to bury it underneath some leaves. No wonder cats had doubts about her, she couldn't even catch a mouse without scaring away all the prey in the area. With a sigh, Frozen started to pad away, keeping eyes and ears open for any hints of life still in the area.
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there were many things the young apprentice was competent at – talking, getting on peoples nerves and sleeping. one thing she was not competent at? stalking. she knew it, and so did her mentor, but apparently frozenstar hadn’t noticed. with her tail high in the air, the lithe apprentice had stuck her nose out of riverclan camp just as the great pale she-cat slunk away. with a mischievous smile upon her face, patchpaw’s pupils dilated to slits, and her hind quarters shot into the air. “the hunter has cornered her prey.” she giggled under breath as she weaved her way through the grass.
keeping one eye on frozenstar and another on where she was putting her paws, the calico felt almost giddy with excitement. she was actually stalking the riverclan leader and she had no idea! patchpaw’s whiskers twitched with barely contained joy, as she skidded to a halt, peeking over the grass to watch her leader. she rose to her full height, mouth agape as she watched the she-cat lowered her body, and the way she seemed to move without sound. barely letting herself blink, she gazed upon the leader in wonder as she stalked towards her target. the lithe kit was in utter awe of the way she moved with so little effort.
the snapping of the twig made patchpaw nearly jump out of her skin. her claws had unsheathed and dug into the ground; her tail twice its normal size. with her blood pounding in her ears, she took a few great breaths to try and calm the racing organ. taking a few tentative steps forward, the apprentice walked over to where frozenstar had dropped her kill and took in a good long smell. her mouth instantly began to water at the warm scent of blood. at that moment, a thought came to the she-cats mind and she leaped away, twisting mid air, and raced towards frozenstar.
“got you!” she said skipping to a halt in front of the other femme. grinning a huge toothy smile, the she-cat forgot for a moment who she was talking to. “I saw you hunt that mouse, that was awesome! you were so quiet, well, at least until you stepped on the twig, that was bad luck. you scared me out of my pelt!” she said excitedly, her words blurring together as she spoke at lightning speed. taking a deep breath to calm herself, she appeared to physically shrink in on herself. “urm… I mean..” she shuffled her paws on the ground and shifted her gaze, horrified that she had spoken to frozenstar like that. maybe she hadn't stepped on a twig, maybe patchpaw had without even realizing it! dread shot through her at the thought of almost sabotaging her leaders hunt.
Post by ➸THE rainyday➸ on Apr 13, 2016 21:29:54 GMT -8
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standing frozen in the life i've chosen
Frozenstar was just about to pad away to continue her hunt, when something blurred out of the corner on her eye towards her kill. Instinctively, the leader let out her claws with shoulders tense and ready to pounce, when Patchpaw jumped in front of her, huge grin on her face. Her eyes widened with surprise, how did she manage to follow Frozenstar this far without being scented once? It was impressive for a young apprentice, that was for sure, but also sloppy on Frozen's part. What if that had been a warrior from another clan waiting to ambush her? It was moments like this that really startled the she-cat the most. What if she was too young and too inexperienced to lead, unable to protect her clan and her territory?
Frozenstar shook her head lightly, trying to dismiss the thoughts. She could reflect on that later, she didn't need to worry right now. Besides, the young apprentice had started shuffling her paws, almost as if she were embarrassed. "Well done there Patchpaw, I didn't hear you coming for even a heartbeat." Frozenstar purred lightly, "I'm lucky to have caught it after that twig, clearly I can take some advice from you on how to stalk something quietly." she shifted her weight on her paw, before quickly realising her claws were still out, paw raised like she was still ready to strike. The leader slowly put her paw down, claws in, hoping it wasn't quite so obvious of her attack stance. Nightmares of what she did to her sister still haunted her, and despite the fact someone as young as Patchpaw wouldn't know of her past, she wanted to stay as far away from that image as possible. "I had an idea young one. Instead of taking you back to camp to your mentor, why don't you stay and hunt with me for a bit, show me what you've learnt? For one with paws as light as yours, hunting in the forest should be a breeze." Frozenstar meowed, standing up with a little shake to flatten her fur and recompose herself. Although this wasn't how she planned her day, she enjoyed spending time with the younger cats of the clan. It was her job as a leader to help mold the young cats into model warriors, and it was something she was sure she could do, although she had lacked ever having mentored a cat on her own. "Come on, let's go!"