thanks to Oreocookiekitty11 on a small little website called scratch for the rolplay this story came from. i would not have this story withought her!
disclaimer!!! the only characters that belong to me are Mossfur, Foxfur, Flarekit Maplekit Sharpfang and Rainstorm, the ownership of Rainstorms kits is shared between me and Silverdove777 on scratch
just a quick thing on april 24 2020 i realized this was on the trending page! thanks!
chapter 1 a salty start
Rainkit sniffed a mouse on the prey pile, leafbare winters always effected Flowerclan the hardest while mistclan was over there stuffing there bellies! Rainkit tried not to think about it. He picked up the mouse and dragged it over to a small bush in camp as it was his favorite place in camp, Rainkit had never tried mouse before and this would be his first taste of prey. "What are you doing Rainkit!" Tinyfang hissed "you are far to young for prey!" "but im five moons old!" Rainkit replied "If your to young to hunt your to young to eat prey." Tinyfang told him, thats what every kit was told in flowerclan, caring about themselves more than others. Rainkit scoffed and placed the mouse on the prey pile. 'Maybe Darkkit will wanna play.' he thought, running over to the nursery. Rainkit ran in to find Fernpaw talking to the other kits, Darkkit and Dewkit. "hi Fernpaw!" Rainkit greeted, "you wanna play mossball?" Fernpaw nodded "Id love to!" She said grabbing a ball of moss, She flung it at Rainkit and they tossed it back and fourth outside the nursery until it slipped out of paw and landed in Flamestars den. "oh, i guess our game is over" Fernpaw sighed "nonsense!" Rainkit replied, running into Flamestars den. Fernpaw followed a bit more cautiously. "I dont think we should be in here." She said as Rainkit grabbed the ball "dont wor-" "What are you two doing in my den!" Flamestar shouted at the entrance "W-we were only getting our mossball!" Fernpaw pleaded, but Flamestar wasn't hearing any of it. she flung herself at Fernpaw raking the young paw's ears "let her go!" Rainkit wailed "this will teach you to come into my den! now get out!" Flamestar yowled "Y- yes Flamestar" Fernpaw sighed, beckoning Rainkit to leave the den.
chapter 2 hints and glances
"Rainkit, Darkkit, Crystalkit and Dewkit. step towards the highrock." Rainkit did so and whached as his brother Darkkit and friends Cyrstalkit and Dewkit step forward as well. "Do you four pledge to follow me and me only? To train to be expert Mistclan slayers?" Flamestar asked Dewkit Crystalkit and Darkkit said yes without hesitation "I- I um i do" Rainkit squeked. Flamestar narrowed her eyes "Then from this day until you receive your warrior name you will be known as Rainpaw Darkpaw Crystalpaw and Dewpaw. you mentors will be Tinyfang, Scourgesoul Sharpfang and Owlfeather." Flamestar said and jumped from the highledge "We are finally apprentinces!" Crystalpaw yowled "Rainpaw! now i wont be alone!" Fernpaw said, running up to Rainpaw and nuzzling him. Darkpaw ran up and nuzzled Fernpaw "no you wont be!" he said, purring and ignoring Rainpaws glare
chapter 3 sibling rivalries
Rainpaw walked into camp from training, he had a cut on his pad from Tinyfang being tough. "hey Fernpaw!" he called "you wanna hang?" Fernpaw ran up. "Of course, its so boring in camp!" she said as Darkpaw walked up "Im coming to!" he said and started bounding to the entrance with Fernpaw and Rainpaw following. "Hey Fernpaw, i was thinking you could show me how to hunt? Tinyfang says that she wont show me" Rainpaw told her "Yeah sure!" Fernpaw replied "Come on! lets go, i wanna show you guys the sky tree!" Fernpaw said, racing north. darkpaw and rainpaw followed. fernpaw stopped at the sky tree. rainpaw stared in awe. "wow! its so big!" he exclaimed, climbing up the tree. darkpaw and fernpaw followed and climbed the tree. fernpaw stopped on a low hanging branch with drakpaw. rainpaw saw from above that darkpaw was leaning on fernpaw, rainpaw glared and growled slightly, he jumped down to the two "heeey! what did i miss?" he asked fernpaw shrugged. "not much." she said, not noticing rainpaw glaring at darkpaw "the view is nice up here." rainpaw said. fernpaw nodded and turned to the sunset. "yeah it is, ya know. this could be our own little spot, a place we could come to get away from flowerclan." darkpaw suggested. fernpaw nodded, and the three fell asleep
rainstorms fight or flight by owlglider
Chapter 4 Punishment
Sometime in the middle of the night, Darkpaw moved his leg.
Rainpaw shifted slightly, curling closer to Fernpaw.
Her breathing caused him to shift his head slightly.
Rainpaw turned in his sleep... and plummeted off the branch.
He woke while he was falling. He twisted, unsheathing his claws.
Don't scream, don't scream, he thought. But he couldn't help it, he let out a low caterwaul that woke up Fernpaw and Darkpaw instantly.
He landed on a thick branch, he plunged his claws into the sturdy bark.
Chest heaving, he made his way up to the top of the tree.
Fernpaw ran up to him. "Rainpaw! Are you okay?" She asked him breathlessly.
He nodded, shaken. "I'm fine, although I feel pretty battered."
They curled up closer together, on a wider branch, and fell back asleep. Rainpaw's wide eyes kept replaying the scene in his mind. He shivered, and curled up next to Fernpaw, shoving his brother aside.
The three of them woke up, the first thing they thought was that Tinyfang was going to kill them.
"Okay, we should definetally get some prey and get back." Rainpaw decided.
Fernpaw and Darkpaw nodded. "Okay!"
They each carefully got down from the tree and started to look for prey, Rainpaw found a mouse nest and managed to kill four of them. Darkpaw got a squirrel and two mice. Fernpaw managed to catch a sparrow and a thrush.
"Time to head back!" Darkpaw called.
They each made their way back. They snuck into the camp, dropping the prey on the pile and then looking around.
Sure enough, tinyfang was marching over to them, her long claws unsheathed.
"WHERE have you been?" She yowled, clawing each of their ears until they were bleeding masses.
Rainpaw winced, blood was dripping into his eyes. "We were hunting. We got up early and went to go hunt."
Tinyfang hissed. "So now you're lying to me?" She pinned Darkpaw and Rainpaw down and glared at Fernpaw.
"Go to the den, no prey for a week." Fernpaw's eyes widened but she didn't say anything.
"You two." Tinyfang dug her claws into their chests until beads of blood started showing through their fur. "Go. To. The. Medicine. Den." She hissed in their ears. None of them moved.
"Weaklings," she scoffed. She picked them up both and basically dropped them onto the floor.
They stirred slightly. Ashwing glared at Tinyfang. "Nice job. They're almost dead." She started applying herbs and cobwebs to the wounds.
Rainpaw managed to sit up once Tinyfang was gone, Fernpaw walked in quietly. "Are you okay?" She asked worriedly.
Rainpaw nodded. "I'm fine, but we should leave. The clan. Now. We have to. we arent safe. Rainpaw decided.
There was a hissing sound from behind them. They turned to see Ashwing blocking the exit, casually extending her claws. "Unfortunately, I can't let you do that."
this chapter of Rainstorm's fight of flight by silvermoonlynx
chapter 5: wait WHAT?
"What do you mean 'you cant let us do that?'" Rainpaw asked.
"Just, let me explain." Ashwing said.
"You have five minutes or im busting us outta here, whether you like it or not." Fernpaw replied.
Ashwing sighed. "Okay. Tinyfang was only like that because thats what she knows. She was raised where if she didn't fight she would die. She was worried sick when you didn't return home last night." Ashwing tried to explain.
"She was about to force the whole camp to go out and find you, and Rainpaw, you got hurt." She added.
"If Tinyfang cared so much about our well being then she wouldn't have clawed our ears off." Darkpaw said.
"And how would you know how it feels? Fearing that your own clanmates would be willing to hunt you down for a mousetail? It's not like they could do that to you, you're the medicine cat. They depend on you. But us? We're just some lousy apprentices!" Rainpaw practically shouted at Ashwing, who just sat there.
"Calm down Rainpaw, your clan would never kill you," She promised.
"How do you know that?" he asked.
Ashwing looked uneasy, tail twitching. "Give me time, I can show you that your clan loves and cherishes you." She said, sheathing her claws.
Rainpaw looked to the others and they nodded. "You have three days."