Disciple No More [Tagged] Sept 24, 2020 10:27:45 GMT -6
Post by moony on Sept 24, 2020 10:27:45 GMT -6
The medicine cat den was it's usual dim and cool. The murmurings of LichenClan cat's outside barely sounded in the off-set cave. As usual, the den was in pristine condition. To one side a few nests resided for the unexpected visitor, to the other the shelves and clefts in the wall held the plethora of herbs that Cinderface and Briarpaw had collected over the summer season. Now that fall was inching it's hold over their island home, the two medicine cat's of LichenClan were scurrying to harvest the last of the herbs before the chill of the season destroyed them.
Near the back of the den, Cinderface's precious mini moon pool continued it's ever present quite ripple. Her nest was near that little pool, and Briarpaw's nest was not far from her mentor's. But the two nests were empty. Cinderface and Briarpaw had returned from their trek to harvest more herbs, and now they were diligently sorting and preparing to dry the herbs to store for the winter months. Cinderface frowned as she examined the Lungwort they had harvested that day. It was a smaller harvest than she had expected. But as long as she kept her stores fresh and safe, then if in the leaf-bare months Yellow-Cough found it's way to LichenClan she would be prepared.
Cinderface cast her hazel gaze toward Briarpaw. Her apprentice was seventeen moons. She is well of age to receive her name...but is she ready? Cinderface was not plagued by age or sickness, so she hadn't felt a pressing need to bestow on Briarpaw her full medicine cat name. But, surely it was unfair for Briarpaw to continued with the -paw suffix when all the other cats her age had received their full name? But they did not train to become a medicine cat, a calling far superior to that of a mere warrior. Still, perhaps it was time to seriously consider a name for her apprentice. Despite her shortcomings in some areas, Briarpaw had proven dedicated to her studies, as the current quiz Cinderface was throwing at the tabby she-cat only proved. "Tell me, what are the uses of lavender?" Cinderface worked as she listened to Briarpaw's answer, nodding in approval when the apprentice answered. With the lungwort staring right at Cinderface, she asked the next question without hesitation. "Briarpaw, what is the name, use, and importance of this herb." Cinderface gestured with her tail to the stack of herbs, her ears pricked forward for Briarpaw's response, her hazel eyes turning to watch her apprentice who continued to work on preparing her own stack of herbs.