The Beginning Of The End is the first story in the Rising Darkness Arc written by Firestar. It follows the events after 'The Last Hope'.


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A lonely cat lingered in the fields near his now destroyed home. He dragged the body of his deceased friend further, he wanted to bury him near their old home.

"Your sacrifice shall not be forgotten," he said to his dead friend.

He placed the body near a tree and lay next to him to share tongues for the last time. He prayed to StarClan to give him a sign, something that would show him the way to the place in the forest his best friends were. Before he fell asleep after the ceremony he saw a star blinking very bright. He quickly buried his friend's body and walked in the direction of the star.

"Thank you StarClan, thank you."

A red cat with a pelt shining with starlight stood near a lake that was now shining very brightly because of his presence. A blue she-cat approached him and suddenly every cat of StarClan stood by his side.

He jumped on a rock together with the blue cat and spoke for all of StarClan:

"Warriors of StarClan," he began, "a new prophecy has been fortold."

"Is it a prophecy about the destruction of the forest?" asked Whitestorm concern filling his voice.

"No, but someone will rise," replied the red cat.

"Firestar what are you talking about?" asked the blue she-cat.

"Darkness, Bluestar," he replied with a menacing tone in his voice, "Darkness will rise."

"But how will the Clans stop the darkness? You can't stop it!"

"There is a way, six must become one to face this evil," said Firestar.

"But which six cats?" asked a Starclan member, "Do we have to choose them?"

"No," replied Firestar. He noticed that most cats were saying something to their neighbors. "Silence!" he cried. The crowd stopped and looked to him. "The Ancients spoke to me and they said they had already made a decision."

"But who?"

"Tiger, Fire, Ice, Water, Night and Moon," replied Firestar, "We must warn them quickly before the Darkness rises and consumes all hope!"

In the nursery of a camp a she-cat is giving birth to her kits. The kits are healthy but when she gives birth to the final kit a thundercloud comes over the camp and obscures everything.

The kit is born and it has black fur with a bit red on his breast and paws. A storm shivers the whole forest. More darkness fell and rein began to fall from the skies.

The Clan's medicine cat suddenly stood still and watched to the newly born kit.

"No it can't be!"

Chapter 1

Brambleclaw watched as his former leader and mentor, Firestar was burried. He knew he was now the leader of ThunderClan but he didn't want to exept it that Firestar was gone. The great warrior with red fur like flames died yesterday defending his Clan against the Dark Forest cats.

He's now hunting with StarClan he said to himself.

Brambleclaw would soon become Bramblestar when he recieves his nine lifes from StarClan. The Warrior returned to his camp. There was something he had to do, he had to let Squirrelflight know he still loves her. He ran as fast as he could to the warriors den. But Squirrelflight wasn't inside. A cat approuched him, it was Lionblaze.

"Hey Lionblaze," began Brambleclaw, "Do you know where Squirrelflight is?"

"Oh, she on hunting patrol with Brackenfur and Cinderheart," replied Lionblaze.


"Yes Bramblestar."

"...Would you want to accompany me to the moonpool?" asked Brambleclaw.

"Oh yes, sure. Why not?" replied Lionblaze, his voice filled with happiness that he would go to the moonpool together with his leader.

"We leave when the patrol comes back," said Brambleclaw and he went to his den.

Brambleclaw sat in the den, that previously belonged to Firestar, when he heared cats entering the camp. The patrol was back. Brambleclaw rushed out of his nest and ran to Squirrelflight.

"You are in command until my return," he told his mate, "Come Lionblaze, it's time to go to the moonpool."

A Kitten of about one moon old lingered alone in the forest near the lake. What the little cat didn't know was that he was being watched by a gray she-cat that caught sight of the kit while she was hunting. Suddenly the she-cat jumped out of the shrubs right in front of the little kit. He was so scared that he couldn't move a muscle. But the gray cat didn't attack and picked the kit up before he could run away. She brought him to the camp of her clan and every cat looked at her like they saw a hedghog fly. Jayfeather arrived and quickly ran to the gray she-cat.

"Cinderheart, what is this?"

"A kit, can't you see that you old furball," she replied with an amuzing tone. "I found this kit while I was hunting."

"He was alone?!" asked the medicine cat surprised.


"But he's like a moon old, no mothercat would leave her kit alone in the forest."

"Maybe his mother died or something, it doesn't matter," replied Cinderheart, "We have to take him in, otherwhise he will die."

"I'm not the clan leader." meowed Jayfeather, "But you will have to ask it to Squirrelflight because Bramblestar went to the moonpool together with Lionblaze."

Cinderheart handed the kit to Jayfeather and went to the warriors den to find Squirrelflight. She was washing her tail but stopped when Cinderheart came in.

"Cinderheart, what's wrong?"

"I found a kit alone in the forest."

Chapter Unfinished...

Chapter 2

To Be Written...

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