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"''Dark as a feather" ''rang in Hollyheart's mind. "I get it now. Dark is Darkblood and Feather is Featherstrike. I must save them. From Frondstar. From this treachery. From this place."
 
"''Dark as a feather" ''rang in Hollyheart's mind. "I get it now. Dark is Darkblood and Feather is Featherstrike. I must save them. From Frondstar. From this treachery. From this place."
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Featherstrike cornered Hollyheart in the warrior's den in the Dark Forest. "I will personally kill you." She growled. "I have permission."
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Hollyheart trembled.
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Featherstrike laughed. "It's going to be slow. And it will hurt."
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"Please! No!"
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Featherstrike curled her lip. Frondstar padded in. "What have we here?" She chuckled maliciously.
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"I ''can ''kill her, so I will." Featherstrike set her jaw, relishing the look of abject terror on Hollyheart's face.
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"No, Hollyfang needs to die at my paws." Frondstar growled.
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"It's ''HOLLYHEART''!" She snarled.
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Frondstar clawed her, raking her talons across Hollyheart's face. "Clearly, not anymore."
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Hollyfang winced. Featherstrike was shaking with suppressed anger. "I will kill her."
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"No, you won't." Frondstar's voice was smug.
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Ugh. Featherstrike hated smug cats. She narrowed her eyes. "You don't really want to do this, do you?"
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Frondstar laughed. "What're you going to do?"
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Featherstrike's muscles coiled. She was about to attack. But she was angled towards Hollyfang, not Frondstar.
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"StarClan, no!" Hollyfang whispered.
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Featherstrike leapt. Hollyfang squeezed her eyes shut.
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Nothing happened. Tentatively, she opened her eyes. Featherstrike's muzzle and paws were stained with blood.
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Frondstar's blood.
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Featherstrike walked out without another word. "Frondstar is dead!" She yowled. "I am your new leader."
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As she passed, Darkblood could have sworn Featherstar winked at Hollyfang.
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Hollyfang wasn't so sure.

Revision as of 20:43, April 6, 2020

Rise of Three

Blurb

This is a Part Two sort of thing,[1]Rise of the Three is Part One.

RiverClan

Leader: Heronstar

Deputy: Wavecrash

Medicine Cat: Puddlesplash

Warriors:

Oatbelly

Shellpatch

Reedwhisker

Coalface

Storkbelly

Stoneclaw

Lilysky

Darkflash

Honeycomb

Queens:

Daisypetal

Kits: Sunkit, Featherkit (Adopted kit)

Ravenshade

Kits: Otterkit, Ripplekit

Elders:

None yet

ThunderClan

Leader: Frondstar

Deputy: Acornleap

Medicine Cat: Juniperleaf

Medicine Cat Apprentice: Skypaw

Warriors:

Lilypetal

Apprentice: Hollypaw

Frostflake

Adderheart

Gingertuft

Apprentice: Goldenpaw

Vixensoul

Apprentice: Rosepaw

Dawnsmoke

Apprentices:

Rosepaw

Hollypaw

Queens:

Dovestorm

Elders:

Hollowbranch

ShadowClan

Leader: Wispstar

Deputy: Echomist

Medicine Cat: Fallenfeather

Medicine Cat Apprentice: Dreampaw

Warriors:

Silverstrike

Sandstrike

Duneclaw

Smokeleaf

Leopardroar

Waspstripe

Graywhisker

Foxtuft

Jaysong

Queens:

Fawnbelly

Kits: Ravenkit (Deceased), Darkkit (Adopted kit)

Elders:

Chapter One - Dark Forest (Moon)

Darkblood cuffed his sister's ear affectionately. "Good job, deputy!"

She sniffed haughtily. "Why thank you, lowly warrior."

They both chuckled.

"What has Frondstar been doing?"

"Well, she agreed to the plan," Featherstrike replied. "And I think we'll have Hollypaw by tomorrow night, whether she likes it or not."

Darkblood winced. "Do we really need her here? She's such a... do-gooder. Goody four-paws."

Featherstrike rolled her eyes. "I know. But we're part of an all-magical prophecy or something, and we need her. The forest needs her."

Darkblood groaned. "Fine."

"Once the prophecy is fulfilled, we can kill her together." Featherstrike said coldly.

Darkblood laughed darkly. "Sounds like a deal."

Featherstrike's eyebrows furrowed and her eyes shone with anger. "Hollypaw is going to pay for everything she ever did."

Darkblood unsheathed his claws. "You know it."

Chapter Two - ThunderClan (Hope)

Sadness washed over Hollypaw like a black wave. Hollypaw wished Rosepaw was here. She would know what to do. It was nearly dawn and Hollypaw had been awake since midnight. Hollypaw let out a slow yawn as the sun ray's flooded the apprentice den.

"Goldenpaw are you awake?" whispered Hollypaw.

Suddenly Goldenpaw jumped up and tackled the black she-cat.

"Gotcha!" yelled Goldenpaw, victorious.

"Aw I should have won!" whined Hollypaw.

The two apprentices cleaned themselves before walking out of the apprentice den.

Goldenpaw grabbed a vole off the fresh-kill pile and the two apprentices sat down next to one another. Once Hollpaw had a bite of the vole Lilypetal bounding over.

"Holypaw today you and Goldenpaw will be assessed to see if you can become warriors." explained Lilypetal excitedly.

Hollypaw and Goldenpaw shared an excited look. "Follow me you two/" ordered Lilypetal.

Hollypaw and Goldenpaw got up eagerly and followed the pale brown warrior. GFingertuft was waiting.

"Hello Gingertuft." called Goldenpaw.

"Hi young ones, are you ready to be assessed?" questioned the ginger tom.

The tow apprentice nodded their heads rapidly and they followed Gingertuft and Lilypetal out of the camp.

"Okay, your first task is to show us your hunting skills. If you accomplish this then we will test your battle skills and moves." explained Lilypetal.

Hollypaw saw movement out of the corner of her eye. She leapt into a hunters crouch and silently stalked the prey. When she got closer she knew it was a rabbit. She made sure the rabbit hadn't seen her before striking.

"Well done Hollypaw. When we get back to camp you can put that rabbit o the fresh-kill pile." exclaimed Lilypetal.

It didn't take Goldenpaw very long before she too had caught something.

"Wow, that is a big vole. Great job Goldenpaw." said Gimgertuft happily.

"You two definitely have the hunting skills of a warrior." declared Gingertuft.

"Now onto battle training." ordered Lilypetal.

The two apprentices followed their mentors to a clearing.

The two apprentices showed off all their battle moves.

"You two are definitely ready to be warriors. I will tell Frondstar and your warrior ceremony will be tonight.

"We are going to be warriors." exclaimed Goldenpaw excitedly.

"I wonder what our warrior names will be?" asked Hollypaw happily.

"These two apprentices have shown courage and are now ready to become warriors. Lilypetal and Gingertuft did a great job on unlocking Goldenpaw's and Hollypaw's potential. From here till you join StarClan, Goldenpaw you will be known as Goldenpelt and Hollypaw you will be known as Hollyheart." declared Frondstar.

The two newly appointed warriors shared a thrilled look.

"Hollyheart and Goldenpelt you will sit your silent vigil tonight." explained Frondstar.

Hollyheart nodded. Lilypetal and Dovestorm came running up to her. "Well done Hollyheart, I was very glad to be your mentor." gushed Lilypetal.

"Oh, my beautiful kit is a warrior now. I wish Rosepaw was here to become a warrior with you."

Hollyheart brushed her cheek against Dovestorm and said comfortingly "It will be alright mother. She will be back soon."

Chapter Three - RiverClan (Moon)

"Hollypaw."

"Hollyheart," she snarled.

Frondstar rolled her eyes. "Yes, whatever. The thing is, you either join the forest or we kill Dovestorm."

Hollyheart's eyes widened. "What? No!"

"Yes. Choose now."

Hollyheart raked the ground with her claws.

Frondstar smirked. "I'll give you until dawn."

Featherstrike laughed. "See you soon, sister."

The two she-cats laughed and sauntered out of the den.

Darkblood was waiting for them outside.

No one asked why the two hung out in ThunderClan these days, it was just accepted.

"How'd it go?"

Featherstrike smiled. "Well... if it goes badly, Dovestorm will be dead."

"Ah." Darkblood laughed. "Sounds wonderful."

Frondstar smirked. "Doesn't it?"

Chapter Four - ThunderClan (Hope)

Hollyheart had to save Dovestorm. She must join the Place With No Stars. It was a choice between evil and family and family was the right choice.

"I will join the Place With No Stars but if they lay one paw o her they won't know what is coming." vowed Hollyheart.

Hollyheart looked out of the warriors den. A cold leaf-bare was coming. The chill in the air made Hollyheart shiver. She snuggled closer to Goldenpelt. Goldenpelt let out a purr and whispered "I love you Hollyheart. I know the decision you must make and I will join you."

Hollyheart was shocked but her heart melted. "Thank you Goldenpelt. I love you too."

The two she-cats touched muzzles. The sun was rising between the forest. Hollyheart and Goldenpelt padded out into the clearing. They walked to the fresh kill pile and picked up a vole. The two she cats sat down near highrock and shared the vole. They snuggled closer.

They loved each other. No one could ever break this love.

Chapter Five - ShadowClan (Moon)

"I want to kill someone," Featherstrike announced on highrock.

Hollyheart gasped. Featherstrike glared. "Who?"

"How about her?" Frondstar glanced at Goldenpelt.

Hollyheart hissed.

Featherstrike rolled her eyes. "Someone important."

"Wispstar?" Darkblood volunteered.

"She'll do for now," Featherstrike mused.

"When?"

"Tonight." Featherstrike replied.

"Tonight's the gathering!" Frondstar laughed.

"Exactly." Featherstrike replied, cackling.

"There'll be witnesses."

"No, there won't." Featherstrike raised an eyebrow at Darkblood.

"Oh." He realized. He nodded eagerly. Anything to kill.

"You separate her. We'll kill her together. You too, Hollyheart." Featherstrike said.

Hollyheart hissed. "No!"

Darkblood's lip curled. "Shut up, pest. You kill my leader or we kill your mother!"

Hollyheart stared at her paws. "Fine."

"Good." Darkblood chuckled. "You're learning."

Chapter Six- ThunderClan (Hope)

This was torture. They only talked about murder. Hollyheart shuddered to think about the blood they have spilt on purpose. She looked at Goldenpelt who was looking at her paws.

"It will be alright" whispered Hollyheart.

"But what if we become like them? The urge to kill. The urge to spill innocent blood." cried Goldenpelt

"We are not like them. Think about it. They joined because they wanted to. We joined to save a cat from death." explained Hollyheart.

"But now we are going to kill a cat." exclaimed Goldenpelt.

"I know but what if we don't. We tell her to run away so she doesn't have to die?" questioned Hollyheart.

"Then Dovestorm will be next. Then you. I will not lose you Hollyheart. I love you." sobbed Goldenpelt.

"It will be alright Goldenpelt. I love you too."

The two she-cats gave each other a lick on the ears. Goldenpelt meant everything to her. "I will not die. Nor will anyone else." thought Hollyheart stubbornly.

"Dark as a feather" rang in Hollyheart's mind. "I get it now. Dark is Darkblood and Feather is Featherstrike. I must save them. From Frondstar. From this treachery. From this place."

Chapter Seven - RiverClan (Moon)

Featherstrike cornered Hollyheart in the warrior's den in the Dark Forest. "I will personally kill you." She growled. "I have permission."

Hollyheart trembled.

Featherstrike laughed. "It's going to be slow. And it will hurt."

"Please! No!"

Featherstrike curled her lip. Frondstar padded in. "What have we here?" She chuckled maliciously.

"I can kill her, so I will." Featherstrike set her jaw, relishing the look of abject terror on Hollyheart's face.

"No, Hollyfang needs to die at my paws." Frondstar growled.

"It's HOLLYHEART!" She snarled.

Frondstar clawed her, raking her talons across Hollyheart's face. "Clearly, not anymore."

Hollyfang winced. Featherstrike was shaking with suppressed anger. "I will kill her."

"No, you won't." Frondstar's voice was smug.

Ugh. Featherstrike hated smug cats. She narrowed her eyes. "You don't really want to do this, do you?"

Frondstar laughed. "What're you going to do?"

Featherstrike's muscles coiled. She was about to attack. But she was angled towards Hollyfang, not Frondstar.

"StarClan, no!" Hollyfang whispered.

Featherstrike leapt. Hollyfang squeezed her eyes shut.

Nothing happened. Tentatively, she opened her eyes. Featherstrike's muzzle and paws were stained with blood.

Frondstar's blood.

Featherstrike walked out without another word. "Frondstar is dead!" She yowled. "I am your new leader."

As she passed, Darkblood could have sworn Featherstar winked at Hollyfang.

Hollyfang wasn't so sure.

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