I can see Tallpaw just trembling out of her fur behind the reeds. 'Why won't she help me escape?'
And it just pains me enough that nobody cares about my bite-sized mews. They're all still asleep. Fantastic. But my luck rises as I hear our medicine cat, Cloverstem, yowling in fury. "Darkstar! Get off of him!" With that yowl, most of the cats from my clan wake up, and start crowding around me and Darkstar. "H-He's the son of Tigerstar! I heard him planning to kill many cats from our clan, and others! He will let the Dark Forest overpower StarClan!"
The clan's eyes settle onto Darkstar. With an outburst of yowling, a breakout of battle begins. I struggle out of his choking grasp, and slide through the paws that are thundering towards Darkstar. I see Tallpaw and smile. Until I see a dark tabby push her over, and unsheathe it's claws. "At least two lives will be lost in this battle... First life... Is yours..." I struggle to get up, but my paws are too weak! I writhe in pain at watching Tallpaw get tortured. I yowl. "TALLPAW! NO!" It's too late... Tigerstar has already slit her throat open and rolled her into some bramble. Sandfern follows me, and helps the dead apprentice out.
"I can't believe she's dead." Sandfern's eyes well up with tears. "She would have made a great warrior." Sandfern makes a yowl of protest to her clan. "Stop the fight! Tallpaw is dead! Stop!" The whole clan stops and comes over to my best friend. She will be my best friend. Always. But as the clan comes over, I hear a choking of blood-spill. And I hear a thump on the ground. Some black smoke has disappeared, but what it left behind... Was Darkstar. Dead.
A quarter moon later...
Cloudlegs has come back from the moonstone. Well, I guess she isn't Cloudlegs
anymore. She's Cloudstar! The whole clan has had mourning for Tallpaw, and none for Darkstar. It wasn't a surprise either! But, one more ceremony is to come at paw...
"All cats old enough to catch their own prey, gather under GreatOak for a Clan meeting!" We all gather, wandering what it is.
"I, Cloudstar, leader of RiverClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. He has trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend him to you as a warrior in his turn.
Darkpaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your Clan, even at the cost of your life?
"I do." I am overexcited, I can't believe it's me!
"Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Darkpaw, from this moment you will be known as Darkblaze. StarClan honors your bravery and strength, and we welcome you as a full warrior of RiverClan!"
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Beneath the moon and shining stars there stands a mare I love,
Her lovely eyes look towards the skies crafting heavens up above,
So cold, alone and sad is she,
I wish that she would notice me,
My dearest wish will always be
To join her midnight reverie…
I wish that I could go to her and hold my princess tight,
To love and laugh and dream beside the goddess of the night,
But duty binds my hooves to stay,
Together, we can’t be that way,
I hope with all my being someday,
She’ll find one to take her heart away.