ANTS WITH CROWNS [REDWOOD MIXER EVENT] Sept 23, 2019 23:01:46 GMT -6
Post by rain on Sept 23, 2019 23:01:46 GMT -6
The familiar words Finchstar had grown up with filled his heart. His entire life these words he always had wanted to deliver, and watch as the Clan grew as a new trainee was introduced. And Rockjaw was the perfect choice. There was no doubt in the tabby's mind that the passionate tom wouldn't be able to curve yet encourage Mousekit's boundless energy. Patience was the warrior's middle name.
"You have reached the age of six moons, and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day on, until you receive your warrior name, you will be known as Mousepaw. Your mentor will be Rockjaw. I hope Rockjaw will pass down all he knows on to you."
Finchstar took advantage of the pause needed for mentor and apprentice to touch noses to contemplate his next step in this meeting. He seriously considered ending it here, and just let the Clan continue their day on a happy note. But the anxiety about LichenClan rose in his stomach. Even if this wasn't beneficial, he had to get this off his chest even a little bit. It was like a fox lurking in his shadow. The fear of a war coming was all that consumed his mind.
"Before this meeting concludes," Finchstar spoke with a tinge of hesitation, as if he was a medicine cat telling his patient he was about to lose his leg. His eyes discontinued their proud survey across his Clanmates, and was instead shifting more and more focus to the right, avoiding the stares of the crowd beneath him as he continued. "There has been some disclosed LichenClan tension that I'd like to...shine light on." The pause was unintentional in his sentence, as it was more of a sliver of a chance to find the right words to say without causing unnecessary worry. His eyes directed back to his Clan. "I am aware of the increasing tension with Minnowstar and her warriors. But I...want this solved in a civil manner, with the least amount of bloodshed as possible. This is why I've decided... to lead a patrol myself to negotiate with Minnowstar. That will decide whether we should put more manpower into our borders. I don't want...to cause more tension, but we cannot sit idle and wait for an attack." Finchstar shot up after the last word, not daring to listen and see if there were any disagreements from his comrades. This is how he wanted to handle things. He had to do this. "This meeting is dismissed. Orchidshade, Loudstorm, Weaselpelt, we will take a patrol to LichenClan before the next gathering." And with that he jumped from his perch and slipped into his den.
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