To Stand On One's Own [Tagged] Jun 9, 2020 20:30:45 GMT -6
Post by moony on Jun 9, 2020 20:30:45 GMT -6
Night enveloped the island like a blanket pulled over to comfort and protect. Although the shining moon would soon rise and dim the brightness of the stars, the eyes of warriors above were ever watchful. Cinderface stepped away from Minnowstar's den, her heart swelling in anticipation of the even that would take place that night. She was oblivious to Minnowstar's growing craze, oblivious to her own misdirection. What the mottled she-cat did see clearly, was the opportunity to reconnect her clanmates with their true calling - protectors of StarClan.
Mummers of warriors whispered through the cave as Cinderface processed with pride to her den. All she could hear was the words of those proud to journey with Minnowstar and Cinderface to the Mooncave. The ominous whispers of confusion and frustration never penetrated the medicine cat's ears. When the she-cat entered her den, the familiar smell of dry herbs and the sound of the slow drip of water greeted her. She smiled, a rare sight. Where is Briarpaw?
She spotted her apprentice, dutifully organizing the herbs they had gathered earlier in the day. "Briarpaw," Cinderface commanded her apprentices attention. "There has been a change for tonight."
It was the night of the gathering. As tradition held, the three clans had always gathered at the waterfall under the full moon. As medicine cat and apprentice, Cinderface and Briarpaw would have joined with their fellow medicine cats during the night of peace and friendship. Not tonight. Cinderface flicked her tail from side to side, the excitement evident in the gesture. Rare were the moments when Cinderface exhibited any signs of emotion.
"We will not be going to the gathering. Prepare to lead a baptism for all of LichenClan."
Although it was not entirely true that all of LichenClan would wade through the sacred waters at the Mooncave, Hemlockheart had convinced Minnowstar to let him an select warriors attend the gathering with the Clans. It doesn't matter. Those worthy and devoted to StarClan will be at the MoonCave tonight.