predator or prey [lichen hunting patrol] Feb 11, 2020 15:49:51 GMT -6
Post by rain on Feb 11, 2020 15:49:51 GMT -6
Nightclaw was doing better. In fact, he felt quite light on his feet since his unexpected meeting with Thievingstar. Like there was a hope to chase, a reason to live. He's definitely refilled his ambition, but in terms of living out those ambitions, he wasn't sure how to go about it. He couldn't just go around asking every one of his clanmates whether they believed in Minnowstar's methods or not, especially after his success at slowly gaining Hemlockheart's trust back. In fact, he was actually quite surprised he was entrusted with leading a patrol. Just a simple hunting patrol, of course. But nonetheless, no apprentice has this duty. It was not a subtle gesture of Hemlockheart's growing respect. But clever socialization was not in his skill set. Nightclaw snorted to himself. Looked like observation was the best way to go.
The black warrior took a glance at the rag tag crew in pursuit. Shadowface, Snowfeather, Lavenderpaw and Redpaw. It looked like he wasn't the only one proving himself here. He caught the rumors of Shadowface's and Redpaw's recent plague of Minnowstar's watchful eye, and kept careful note of this for the possibility of future allies. Although, Nightclaw sniffed, Snowfeather wouldn't be a bad candidate herself, considering she always unapologetically stunk of Thistleclan. Nightclaw lifted his tail in signal. "Slow down, and I swear if I hear a single paw step or exhale out of any of you from this point on I'll have your tail. I want this to be a successful hunt. I'm not the only one that needs to prove themselves." He let his green eyes pierce through Shadowface and Redpaw as he scoffed those last words. He was done being the only one pushed around.
Nightclaw turned his attention around without giving any thought on if anyone would respond. Then shifting his pose into a crouch, he continued them forward, marching them onward to the only part in LichenClan territory where they could savor the last prey awake for the season. Or, more like the part that wasnt completely dead and barren from undergrowth. He dug his claws into the frozen ground underneath him, making a deep score. "Redpaw, Shadowface, go east. Snowfeather, Lavenderpaw, come with me. We'll meet back here. Don't take long, okay? Just please bring back two catches at least." Then Nightclaw started off in the opposite direction of the other team's path, flicking his tail in a beckon. "Come on, you two." He growling as he slumped away.
☆ WISH ☆