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A moon had passed since Thunderkit had left his clan. He was now six moons, the age of an apprentice. He couldn't see it happening now though.
Olivekit had grown big over the last moon. Her adult teeth were just coming in now, and she often complained about the ache. She'd grown into a spunky little kit, blossoming with creativity and endless intelligence. Her short fur had grown into smooth tangles of light ginger fur, with white markings on her legs, her tummy, and her muzzle. Her tail tip was a tiny white blob. Her eyes were a bottomless sapphire, and for Thunderkit, she was the most beautiful kit he'd ever seen yet.
Olivekit was a moon younger than Greentail's kits - Snowkit, Thrushkit, and Skykit - and they often played together. Since Thunderkit was still a 'kit', he had to sleep with the loud, noisy kits. He'd often begun to plead to go on a patrol or even hel
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"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather here beneath the Highledge!"
Silverstar's voice rang across the clearing, and the cats crawled out of their dens to gather below and look up at her.
Thunderkit stood shaking in the queen's den staring at the round eyes of Olivekit and the compassionate eyes of Doveshade.
"There, you look lovely. Now, let's go on out there and get this done and over with, eh?" Doveshade chuckled. Thunderkit nodded and pressed his muzzle to his mother's, then walked out of the shelter of the den. He strode across the clearing, eyes fixed on the ground ahead of him, until a tail ran down his spine. He looked up to see his father, Oakfoot, looking proudly at him. A wave of calmness washed through Thunderkit, and he nodded gratefully, then continued forward.
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"Marrgh!!" Thunderkit rolled out from under Leafkit's heavy belly, and launched himself at her, his tiny claws pricking her side. Leafkit was much bigger than Thunderkit; she was six moons, and today she was going have her apprentice ceremony.
"I wonder who will be my mentor?" Leafkit asked Thunderkit, who had settled down beside her. Together, they looked out at the grassy clearing, where all the clanmates sat talking or eating. Thunderkit shrugged. He himself wondered too, but for now, he would just sit in his den with his mother, Doveshade.
He looked over at her to find her watching him with bright eyes. She stood and approached him, and snorted crossly at his mussed fur. She began to lick it smooth again, and Thunderkit purred.
But he couldn't help but realize he would be alone in his den. Now that Leafkit was going to be an apprentice, who
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A queen lay in the back of her den, curled up in her mossy nest. Her eyelids were heavy with exhaust, but she never took her eyes off the small grey bundle lying next to her. A heavy-furred tom reached out and the licked the fur smooth between her ears.
"Have you chosen a name for him, Doveshade?" he asked quietly, as to not wake the sleeping bundle. It twitched and squeaked, then dozed off again, and Doveshade let out a relieved sigh; he'd just stopped his crying.
"I have been thinking and thinking, Oakfoot," she murmured. "There is one name that both you and I could approve of, but I doubt our warrior ancestors would allow it." Her pale eyes searched Oakfoot's nervously and Oakfoot purred.
"They will accept whatever you name him, my beauty. Go on, tell me what you have chosen. We cannot have a nameless kit running about!"