Differents in this AU:
-Hollykit and Larchkit (Dustpelt and Ferncloud's kits) are still alive
-Hollykit is a medicine cat apprentice with Leafpool as her mentor, and Larchkit is a warrior apprentice and Brightheart's her mentor
-Leafpool never loved Crowfeather
-The three was never born
-Molepaw didn't died and he became a warrior known as Molefang (ps: Molewhisker still will be born)
-Sootfur died shortly after Molepaw got his warrior name
-Firestar didn't chose Brambleclaw as deputy because of the dream about the bramble claws. Firestar just choosed randomly.
- Instead that Ferncloud and Dustpelt's last litter only had Foxkit and Icekit, I will add another kit cause why not? (lmao so Ferncloud has 8 kids in total)
Leader Firestar—handsome tom with a flame-colored pelt
Deputy Brambleclaw–dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes
Apprentice – Berrypaw
Medicine cat Leafpool – light brown tabby she-cat with amber eyes
Dustpelt—dark brown tabby tom
Apprentice – Hazelpaw
Sandstorm—pale ginger she-cat
Cloudtail—long-haired white tom
Brackenfur—golden brown tabby tom
Thornclaw—golden brown tabby tom
Brightheart—white she-cat with ginger patches
Ashfur—pale gray (with darker flecks) tom, dark blue eyes
Apprentice – Birchpaw
Rainwhisker—dark gray tom with blue eyes
Sootfur—lighter gray tom with amber eyes
Squirrelflight—dark ginger she-cat with green eyes
Spiderleg—long-limbed black tom with brown underbelly and amber eyes
Berrypaw– cream-coloured tom
Hollypaw– dark brown tabby she-cat with amber eyes
Hazelpaw– small gray and white she-cat
Whitepaw– white she-cat with green eyes
Larchpaw– brown she-cat (with darker flecks) and green eyes
Birchpaw– light brown tabby tom
Mousepaw– gray and white tom
Sorreltail—tortoiseshell and white she-cat with amber eyes. Mother of Brackenfur's kits: Molekit, Poppykit, Cinderkit, Honeykit
Ferncloud– pale gray (with darker flecks) she-cat, green eyes, expecting Dustpelt’s kits
Daisy– cream long-furred she-cat from the horseplace
Cinderkit– Gray she-kit with dark blue eyes
Molekit– Black tom with gray paws and muzzle
Poppykit– Tortoiseshell she-kit
Honeykit– Golden tabby she-kit
Longtail—pale tabby tom with dark black stripes, retired early due to failing sight
Mousefur—small dusky brown she-cat
This is around the last two books in The New Prophecy and The Sight
"You are just terrible like your father!" Squirrelflight hissed.
Brambleclaw's amber eyes blazed with madness. "My father is Tigerstar doesn't mean I'm not a loyal warrior!" he hissed back.
"You were never a loyal warrior! You almost killed Firestar with that evil Hawkfrost!"
Brambleclaw was about to talk back then they saw Brightheart and her new apprentice, Larchpaw nodded friendly at them when they were about to go into the thorn tunnel. They were carrying preys on their jaws. They probably went out hunting, she thought. She gave Brambleclaw an angry glance. They went into the thorn tunnel.
"How about you report the fox to Firestar?" she looked at Thornclaw "You led the patrol anyways."
Thornclaw nodded and went toward Firestar, who was sharing tongues with Sandstorm under the Highledge.
Then she gazed back at Brambleclaw, he was heading to the medicine's den. "Huh! Soon he will follow his father's path." she murmured "He doesn't deserve to be deputy."
Then she realized how hungry she was. Brambleclaw didn't allow her to hunt when they were in the sunset patrol. She headed to the fresh-kill pile to grab something to eat.
She looked back and saw Ashfur. His dark blue eyes gleamed.
"Your leg is bleeding, what happened?" he gave Squirrelflight a sympathetic gaze.
"Well, while we were on patrol and got attacked by a fox." she replied. "but we killed it."
"Go meet Leafpool and Hollypaw, you don't want it to get worse, do you?" he licked her ear.
Squirrelflight friendly nodded. "Have you ate yet?" she asked.
"No, I was waiting for you so we could eat together!"
She felt the warmth in his voice. "Alright, see you later!" flicking her tail to Ashfur's cheek as she went to the medicine's den. She heard Hollypaw's voice inside.
"Finish! You can come back if it still bleeds."
Squirrelflight went inside and saw Hollypaw helping Brambleclaw with a wound on his neck. Brambleclaw glanced at her when he went out of the medicine's den. She ignored the dark brown tabby tom as she was still angry about him.
"Oh, hi Squirrelflight!" Hollypaw meowed friendly. "Were you attacked by that fox too?"
"Yeah, my leg's bleeding." she said "Oh, and where's Leafpool?"
"She went out to find some borage, that we don't have much." she gazed at the thorn tunnel "I don't think she's back yet, let me go and get some more cobwebs for your wound to stop bleeding."
Squirrelflight nodded at sat down next to a mossy bed. Hollypaw came back and start pressing the cobweb on the wound.
"That will help! Remember to come back if it still bleeds!" Hollypaw happily meowed.
"Thanks! You're a good medicine apprentice, Hollypaw." Squirrelflight said warmly.
She stood up, and noticed Leafpool at the entrace coming in. Her mouth was full of borage leaves. Leafpool put the borage in the herb supply and glance at Squirrelflight and Hollypaw.
"What happened?" Leafpool asked her sister.
"Uh well, me and the sunset patrol got attacked by a fox" she replied "but we somehow killed it. Hollypaw used some cobwebs to make my wounds and Brambleclaw's stop bleeding."
Leafpool gave Hollypaw's ear a quick lick. "You're the best apprentice that I could ever asked for."
Hollypaw's eyes shone with proudness.
"I promised Ashfur that I will eat with him, he's probably be waiting now." Squirrelflight said while she gazed at Ashfur, who was still waiting near the fresh-kill pile.
"See you tomorrow, then." Leafpool nodded.
Squirrelflight padded to Ashfur. She felt his fur next to her pelt when they went to the fresh-kill pile. She grabbed a mouse and noticed Ashfur choosed a mouse, too, but it was a little bigger than Squirrelflight's.
"Wanna go and sit there?" Ashfur asked, flicking his tail to a tree.
"Alright." Squirrelflight meowed back.
They were almost finished with their fresh-kill when Squirrelflight saw Brambleclaw. He was eating a squirrel with Dustpelt under the shade of another tree. His eyes blazed jealously at Ashfur. What is he jealous about? For not being a leader? she wondered.
"I'm finish eating." Ashfur meowed as he stood up.
"Same." Squirrelflight relpied. She let out a long yawn and also stood up.
"Let's go to sleep, do you think?" Squirrelflight asked as she looks around the camp, every cats have finished there fresh-kill and are going to their den.
Ashfur warmly nodded.
"Wanna go hunting tomorrow?" Ashfur happily suggested when they were padding to the warrior's den.
"I thought you told Brackenfur that you would take Whitepaw go training with Birchpaw tomorrow sunrise?" She curiously asked.
"Well, yeah. But we can go hunt like after sunhigh." He replied.
"Seems like a good idea! I promise I will come." Squirrelflight meowed lightly.
Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Brambleclaw in the warriors's den. He took a few steps toward her. The uncertain look in his eyes darkened when she lay down in a mossy bed next to Ashfur, and he veered abruptly away to sleep beside Cloudtail and his mate, Brightheart.
Squirrelflight woke up at the next morning. Stretching her jaws in a yawn, Squirrelflight sat up and gave herself a quick grooming. Giving a last lick to her dark ginger fur, Squirrelflight slid through the branches and padded into the clearing. The sun was rising. The camp was starting to active, Firestar just woke up, he was talking to Cloudtail in front of his den, but they were too far to hear. Hazelpaw was holding a ball of moss as she headed to the elder's den. She's probably changing beds for the elders, Squirrelflight thought. And Sootfur, Rainwhisker and Mousepaw has came back from the dawn patrol, leading was Sandstorm.
"Hi!" Squirrelflight's sister, Leafpool padded up and touched noses with her "How's the wound on your leg?"
"It's healing now," Squirrelflight replied "No need to worry."
Leafpool sniffed Squirrelflight’s wound and gave a nod of satisfaction. "You’re right. They’re healing well."
"Leafpool? Can you help me pleaseee!" Hollypaw's voice echoed from the medicine's den.
Squirrelflight let out a mrrow of amusement when she saw a small dark brown tabby head popped out.
"Oh well. " Leafpool's eyes glinted with amusement.
"I'll see you later!" Squirrelflight meowed when Leafpool gave her a friendly nod and headed back to the medicine's den.
She didn't saw Ashfur anywhere. He's probably still out training for Whitepaw and Birchpaw, she thought. She noticed Brambleclaw organizing the patrols.
"Bossy furball." she murmured.
Squirrelflight didn't know what will she do now, so she sat down and started licking her white paw, waiting for Ashfur to come back. She saw Brambleclaw padding to her after he finished organizing patrols.
"What do you want now?" Squirrelflight meowed rigidly and she stopped licking her paw.
"Listen," Brambleclaw didn't look angry. "I'm sorry, okay?"
Squirrelflight narrowed her eyes. "Fine. But what do you exactly want?"
"Do you want to go out hunting with me?" Brambleclaw eyes gleamed as he suggested.
"It's a good idea," she hesitated "but I promised Ashfur that I would go out hunting with him last night."
Brambleclaw's eyes darkened when he turned his face to another direction. Squirrelflight noticed Ashfur coming from the thorn tunnel, behind him was Whitepaw and Birchpaw. The apprentices were carrying two mouse and a squirrel. Ashfur told the apprentices something that Squirrelflight could barely hear, and the apprentices carried the fresh-kills to the elder's den.
"Ashfur's back," she meowed to Brambleclaw, but she didn't look at him "See you, Brambleclaw."
"Sorry I was late," Ashfur meowed when Squirrelflight padded to him "Birchpaw and Whitepaw wanted to hunt for the elders."
Squirrelflight pressed her muzzle to his "It's alright."
They headed out of the thorn tunnel. She opened her jaws to taste the air. The scent of a squirrel flooded over her, and when she spotted the bushy-tailed creature a few fox-lengths ahead. Checking the direction of the wind, she dropped into a hunter’s crouch and crept up on her prey. As she launched herself forward the squirrel leapt for a nearby tree trunk, but Squirrelflight sprang quickly. Her claws sank into it.
"That was good!" Ashfur praised when he padded beside Squirrelflight.
"We can share if you want?" Squirrelflight suggested, glancing at Ashfur.
"I can catch my own, thanks." Ashfur meowed "You didn't eat yet, correct?"
Squirrelflight nodded. Ashfur tasted the air and quickly caught a sparrow. They ate their preys together under the shade of a small oak tree. Squirrelflight felt the pale gray tom's soft fur is brushing next to hers. When they finished eating, they wandered around Thunderclan's territory and hunt some more for the fresh-kill pile. Ashfur caught a dove, and Squirrelflight caught a shrew and a sparrow. Ashfur and Squirrelflight came back to the camp.
"Today's a nice day, right?" Ashfur meowed when he put the dove at the fresh-kill pile.
"Yeah! I really enjoy hanging out with you!" Squirrelflight agreed warmly.
Ashfur looked embarrassed. But Squirrelflight didn't knew why. She noticed Sorreltail's kits playing outside of the nursery. Soon Sorreltail's kits will be apprenticed, they are quite big for the nursery now, she thought.
Squirrelflight cuddled Ashfur when they slept together.
"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey, gather beneath the Highledge for a Clan meeting!"
Squirrelflight woke with a start as the ThunderClan leader’s yowl. Rainwhisker was already heading out of the warrior's den, following were Brambleclaw and Spiderleg.
Ashfur, who was next to her, let out a long yawn and stood up. He dug his claws to the ground and stretched. "What does Firestar want this early?" he murmured.
"Probably making Sorreltail's kits apprentices." She meowed to him as she uncurled herself from their mossy bed "They're already six moons old, I believe."
She and Ashfur trotted to the clearing together, she saw her father flame-coloured pelt shining in the sun. He was sitting on the Highledge. Squirrelflight and Ashfur settled down next to Dustpelt, who used to mentored Squirrelflight and same as Ashfur.
"Cats of Thunderclan" Firestar began "We're here to give Molekit, Honeykit, Poppykit and Cinderkit their apprentice names." he glanced down to where Sorreltail and her four kits are sitting. The kits looked much smaller out here, with their fur neatly groomed.
"Come foward." Squirrelflight heard Firestar's voice command from above.
The kits padded to the center of the clearing with rejoice on their faces.
"From now to the day you get your warrior names," Firestar meowed "You four are known as Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw and Cinderpaw."
"Cloudtail," Firestar continued " You've done an great job mentoring Rainwhisker, it's time for you to get another apprentice. You'll be Cinderpaw's mentor."
Cloudtail's eyes gleamed with pride. He walked to the gray she-cat and leaned down to touch Cinderpaw's nose with his.
"Thornclaw," The leader glanced at the golden tom "You were an excellent mentor to Sootfur alongside Shrewpaw. But sadly Shrewpaw is with StarClan now."
Squirrelflight's mind flooded with sadness. She remembered Shrewpaw, who was her closest friend in the old forest. But he got hit on the Thunderpath, while trying to catch a prey for his starving clan.
"Don't worry," Ashfur gave her a sympathetic glance "You still have me."
Squirrelflight nodded, she tried to put Shrewpaw out of her mind and gazed back at the Highledge.
"I'm sure you'll be a good mentor to Poppypaw." Firestar went on.
Thornclaw padded to the tortoiseshell she-cat and touched nose with her. Sandstorm was Honeypaw's mentor. And Molepaw's mentor was Sootfur. The other cats began congratulating the four new apprentices, crowding around them and calling them by their new names. Squirrelflight took few paw-steps towards the crowd, she joined them, same as Ashfur. When the crowd has spread out, she and Ashfur noticed Brambleclaw organizing patrols. He signaled to Ashfur with his tail, he headed toward him but Squirrelflight also followed the gray tom.
"I called Ashfur, not you?" Brambleclaw gazed at her.
"Why did you called him?" she asked back, ignoring his question.
Brambleclaw gazed back at the pale gray tom "Can you go on a border patrol with Spiderleg, Hazelpaw and Berrypaw?". He flicked his tail at the thorn tunnel, where the three were waiting.
Ashfur was quite confused "When? Right now? Like now?"
"Can I go too?" Squirrelflight asked.
"It's full already." Brambleclaw said coldly.
"Okay, sure." Ashfur shrugged "See you soon, Squirrelflight. " he said.
"Remember to go hunting for the fresh-kill pile, too!" Brambleclaw added as Ashfur went towards Spiderleg, Hazelpaw and Berrypaw. Ashfur flicked his tail saying that he heard what Brambleclaw said.
"So, uh.." Squirrelflight didn't know what to do next.
"Wanna go around the territory or hunting?" Brambleclaw suggested, his eyes shined with excitement with a little nervous.
It's just going around our territory and hunting, why does he even looks nervous, she wondered. "Sure, both I guess. Since I didn't have anything to do left." she replied.
They headed out to the thorn tunnel and Brambleclaw caught a bird, and Squirrelflight quickly caught a rabbit after.
"Squirrelflight?" Brambleclaw said when they were padding back to the camp. He said it so quiet that she almost couldn't even heard him.
"What is it?" she said impatiently.
"I.." He said awkwardly "I like you." He finished his sentence.
Squirrelflight widened her eyes. She never thought he ever liked her "You.. What?"
"I like you." he said again.
Squirrelflight hesitated. "I need time to think about this, I'm sorry."
"Then can you be my mate?" he gazed at her.
"Maybe, but I need time to think." she shrugged.
Squirrelflight heard a voice behind her. She jumped and looked back, it was Ashfur. He was carrying a rabbit, Berrypaw and Hazelpaw were behind him and they were both carrying a mouse.
"What are you guys doing?" Ashfur asked as he glanced at Brambleclaw.
"Oh, nothing! Let's go together, shall we?" Squirrelflight said swiftly.
Squirrelflight saw Ashfur gazing jealously at Brambleclaw when they were heading back, she guessed that he didn't expected she and Brambleclaw would go out of camp together. Oh StarClan! What should I do?
Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw headed back to camp, alongside with the border patrol with preys on their jaws. All of the cats are going to their den to take a nap. Spiderleg went to report. Mousepaw greeted Hazelpaw and Berrypaw as they headed back to the apprentices's den to take a nap.
"I'm taking a nap now." Brambleclaw meowed and went to the warriors's den.
"You coming?" Ashfur yawned.
"I'm not tired yet, I think I will eat something first. " Squirrelflight replied as she glanced at the fresh-kill pile.
"We could eat together?"
"I don't think so, you look more sleepy than hungry," she meowed mischievously "get some rest or you will
be grumpy all afternoon."
Squirrelflight flicked her bushy tail at Ashfur's cheek. Without giving the gray tom a chance to object, she padded to the fresh-kill pile. She chose a vole and ate it under a tree. Her mind was still flooding with Brambleclaw's confession. Should I be his mate?, that is the question she couldn't answer yet. He is a strong and loyal warrior, deputy after all, she thought.
Squirrelflight startled. She looked and saw Hollypaw, Larchpaw and Molepaw.
"Great StarClan, you scared me!"
The three apprentices giggled.
"Why are you eating the vole so long?" Larchpaw asked curiously
"Oh, um, I was just thinking about something." Squirrelflight said awkwardly, trying to put Brambleclaw out of her mind, and starting to eat faster. "And should you be sleeping?" she added.
"We are not that tired" Molepaw replied. "And me and Larchpaw will go hunting with Sootfur soon."
"That sounds nice" Squirrelflight meowed, finishing her fresh-kill and stood up "I think I will now go take a nap."
"Bye!" The apprentices said all together.
"Bye Molepaw, Hollypaw and Larchpaw!" she meowed and headed to the warriors's den.
When she went into the warriors's den, she saw everyone was sleeping peacefully. She slept next to Ashfur like usual.
Squirrelflight opened her eyes, she saw Ashfur was sitting next to her. His dark blue eyes were gleaming and gazing at her.
"Why are you staring at me?" she let out a long yawn and asked.
"Oh, uh, nothing." Ashfur said embarrassingly, turning his head quickly to another direction.
Squirrelflight was confused, she sat up and gave her fur a little grooming. "So, what are you planning to do now?" she asked
Ashfur turned his head back at her. "I am going to teach Birchpaw some hunting moves, wanna go too?"
"Sure, why not?" she replied friendly.
They both headed out of the warriors's den. The weather was quite warm.
"Birchpaw?" Ashfur called for the pale brown tom's name when they were infront of the apprentices's den.
"Hi Ashfur!" Birchpaw replied as he stretched and went out of the apprentices's den "Are we learning some hunting moves? Or battle moves?" he bounced excitedly.
"You are full of energy, aren't you?" Ashfur chuckled "And yes, we are learning some hunting moves."
"Let's go!" Squirrelflight meowed impatiently.
"You are not going anywhere."
"What?" Squirrelflight looked back, she saw Brambleclaw behind Ashfur.
"And why?" Ashfur narrowed his eyes dangerously.
"Squirrelflight will going on a small hunting patrol with me." Brambleclaw answered coldly.
"Are you mouse-brained?" Birchpaw told the brown tabby deputy scornfully "We are literally going hunting!"
"Silence!" Brambleclaw growled at the apprentice "Are you interrupting your deputy? Remember, you are just an weak apprentice, I can claw off your face anytime." He said as he sheathed his claws.
Birchpaw shrank back, his eyes flashed with frighten. Ashfur took some paw-steps towards Brambleclaw, facing angrily at the tabby tom "Are you threatening my apprentice?" Ashfur dug his claws to the ground "Don't think that you are the deputy, and I can't claw off your ears!" he hissed.
Brambleclaw let out a low growl.
"Also, my apprentice will be a warrior soon." Ashfur added.
The two toms glared at eachother for a long time.
"Okay, okay" Squirrelflight finally spoke, "Fine, I will go on the patrol with you, Brambleclaw."
Brambleclaw nodded as it satisfied him. The two toms unsheathed their claws.
"I thought we were going hunting." Ashfur looked heartbroken.
Squirrelflight gave him a sympathetic glance "Maybe tomorrow, I promise." she meowed, touching muzzle to Ashfur's.
I know it's have been a while since I updated this fanfiction. I just wanna say that, I don't really like writing them- Before I started writing this, I just wanted to write for myself to read, not really everyone because it was my first time writing a made-up story. I was just- like "Oh, writing a fanfiction is not that hard! I will finish it in 2 months, or even a few weeks!" But I was wrong, it was so hard- I had to do so many other things, sometimes I even forgot that I wrote a fanfiction. I'm just sorry, but I think I will have to abandon this one here, I just not into writing a fanfiction like before anymore :( very sorry
But I would try my best to finish this slowly, even thought I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even go back here for weeks, even months :D