CHAPTER 1 Reedpaw squirmed in her nest.Something nagged inside her mind,like a flea that even mouse bile wouldnt take off. “Stop moving!You’ll wake up the whole of ShadowClan!”Reedpaws best friend,Hollowpaw growled.Reedpaw swallowed a purr and tried to sleep.Succeeding,she dreamed into a territory she hadnt seen before.It scented of ThunderClan.Three kits were playing together in a clearing.One kit had Reedpaws night-black pelt.The kits laughed. “I’ll make sure we never leave each other!I promise!”The biggest one squeaked.Reedpaw woke with a start,breathing hard. “Reedpaw!Get up!ThunderClans attacking!”Hollowpaw panted.Reedpaw ran out of the den,trampling nests. “Give us the apprentice.”The biggest one growled.The ShadowClan leader,Treestar,picked up Reedpaw by the scruff. “Let me go!”She growled.The big cat grabbed her and began to run away. “Reedpaw!”Both Hollowpaw and Hoppaw,Reedpaws littermate,screeched.Reedpaw wailed. “She’s the size of a kit.”One said.The cats entered a camp.ThunderClan. “Meet your parents.And littermates.My name is Lightningstar.”Reedpaw took a slow step towards the waiting cats.Complaints rose up. “She stinks of ShadowClan!She’s not true ThunderClan!Get her out!”And more.Reedpaw looked back.The ThunderClan leader nodded towards the apprentice den.Reedpaw entered to see a bunch of disgusted apprentices.As Reedpaw settled down,one thought entered her mind.She shoved it away.Of course Reedpaw belonged here.She began training with her new mentor,Ashpelt.She absolutely hated Ashpelt and Ashpelt felt the same way.Reedpaws littermates felt the same way.Nobody talked to her.One day,a crackling sound from the ShadowClan border bothered her.Reedpaws littermates were hunting with her.She dropped her prey and ran. “Reedpaw what are you-”Reedpaw rushed towards the fire sound. “REEDPAW!COME BACK!”Her Clanmates yelled.Reedpaw ignored them.Littermate or not,Hoppaw was in there.And so was Hollowpaw.She wouldnt let them die without her.Hoppaws orange pelt was hard to spot in the flames.She heard him screaming loudly.Reedpaw rushed towards the sound.She dragged him away from the fire and threw him to his Clanmates.Reedpaw went back in for Hollowpaw.She could see the black apprentice curled up in a ball,unconscious.Reedpaw dragged him out.Reedpaw couldnt see ShadowClan in sight.She pressed her nose against Hollowpaws burning muzzle. “Hollowpaw!”She wailed. “Dont leave me!”Reedpaw wailed louder.Hollowpaws eyes fluttered open. “Reedpaw!”He cried. “Reedpaw!Come back here right now.”Ashpelt yowled.Reedpaw rolled her eyes.Tonight was a night for revenge.
“Uhhhhhh hello?Briartail are you here?”Ashpelt mewed uncertainly