Home is a Sheet of Ice part 3Sherlock BBC Fanfic
The ice wasn't empty for long. The younger skaters were getting onto the ice, plus a few more adults. Molly knew a few of them by name, but not well enough to say anything beyond a simple hello every week.
The local figure skating club, the Silver Rose Figure Skating Club (the SRFSC) wasn't an overly competitive club. Molly had been to rinks where the club's competitive nature turned skater against skater, but that wasn't the case with SRFSC. That meant that there weren't as many high-level skaters as there could be, but it also meant the skaters were more supportive of each other and more relaxed about competitions. It reminded Molly of the Fear Valley club.
Molly skated a warm-up lap around the rink, feeling the frosty air rush past her and cause her hair, pulled back into its customary ponytail, to wave like a flag behind her. After the lap she turned to assess the amount of traffic on the ice. There were a few younger kids and adults who cou
Phantom of the Opera's grief The year was 1919, and the cold winds of winter whirled around the figure as he made his way through the trees. He was the Phantom of the Opera, and it was far too risky to be seen here, in the graveyard by the Opera Populaire. Someone might recognize him, remember him for all the crimes he had made and lives he had stolen. Regret filled him as he thought of it, of the times he had killed. He had been selfish and self-pitying then. He had been on an unending quest to win her love.Phantom of the Opera's grief4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Even the thought of her name sent agony through the Phantom's heart. He had watched over her on and off throughout the years, but watching her living her days in bliss with her husband Raoul, and her children, it became too hard for him, and he had left. It had been nearly twenty years since he had last returned to this place. The only reason he came here now was to pay his respects for those he had killed. Joseph
A Misty Flame part 17 Mistyfoot took a deep breath, then mewed, "I know exactly what we need to do." Fireheart looked at her with fear in his eyes. "What?" Mistyfoot looked straight into his leaf-green eyes, and said in a dead-serious voice, "I'm going to join ThunderClan." Graystripe and Fireheart gaped at her, shock in their eyes. Fireheart spoke first. "Mistyfoot, are you serious?" The gray she-cat nodded. "I've never been more serious in my life." Graystripe's voice sounded from behind Mistyfoot. "Are you sure that's what you want? Changing Clans is hard. No cat knows that better than I. You'll have to leave your friends, your family, and your honor behind. You'll have to work tirelessly to prove your loyalty. If you so much as look at a cat from your old Clan, it will be seen as treason." Graystripe's amber eyes were miserable as he spoke.A Misty Flame part 174 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mistyfoot nodded. "I understand. I'm willing to go through that for you Fireheart." She pressed against him and purred, "
A Misty Flame part 6 Fireheart let out a choked cry. Graystripe looked outside the den and let out a screech. No!A Misty Flame part 65 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
It was Brackenpaw.
Fireheart felt grief tug at his heart. Brackenpaw's body was torn and bloody. His eyes were glazed over with fear and hatred, and his lips were curled in a wretched snarl. Fireheart felt the ground beneath him. He looked up at Tigerclaw. Who did this? He croaked. Tigerclaw looked at him steadily. We found him near a badger's den. Apparently, no one was keeping an eye on him he glared at Fireheart and Graystripe as he spoke and he thought that he could take on the badger himself! A screech cut through the air. BRACKENPAW! Cinderpaw limped as fast as she could to her brother's side. She took a look at him, her horror-filled eyes wide with distress. Then she threw herself at her
Fireheart's betrayl part 1Fireheart's betrayl part 14 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Tigerclaw slipped quietly into Bluestar's den, his paws making no noise on the sandy floor. Yowls and screeches pierced the air outside. The blue-gray leader was battling a large white tom with jet black paws. Tigerclaw dragged the cat off of his leader, and hissed softly in his ear, Go rejoin the fight, Blackfoot. I'll kill her. The former ShadowClan deputy gave a short, barely detectable nod, then fled the den with a yowl of pain. Tigerclaw turned to face Bluestar. He snorted, Fighting skills a little rusty, Bluestar? I could help you with that, you know. He taunted her. Bluestar, however, was barely paying his tone of voice any mind. She mewed distractly, We'll worry about that later, Tigerclaw. The Clan needs us now. Tigerclaw hissed in a low, soft voice, No. The Clan needs me He unsheathed his claws, and let out a low snarl.
Fireheart's Betrayal part 11 First, Violet led them to a twoleg nest with a large garden. "This is where Fuzzy and Lady live." She leaped up onto the fence and down into the garden below, Ravenpaw and Barley right behind her. One cat, a pretty tortoishell she-cat with one green eye and one blue eye and a yellow collar, was sitting under a tree, licking her paw. She looked up as Violet, Ravenpaw, and Barley approached. "Hey Violet. Who're your friends?" Violet flicked her tail towards each tom as she mewed, "This is my brother Barley, the one I mentioned before, and this is his friend Ravenpaw. Guys, this my friend Lady." The tortoishell dipped her head in greeting. "Hello Barley. Violet has told me much about you." Violet mewed, "Lady, can you go get Fuzzy for us? We have something to ask you two." Lady nodded, then padded into her Twoleg nest through a small entrance, much like the one Violet had used. "What is that thing?" Ravenpaw asked. Violet replied, "It's called a cat flap. Twolegs pFireheart's Betrayal part 114 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Misty Flame part 16 It was about two moons since Silverstream's death. RiverClan had recieved three new members; Featherkit, Stormkit, and Graystripe. The gray tom still seemed heartbroken over Silverstream's death, and being in a new Clan only seemed to make it worse. Meanwhile, Mistyfoot had been very happy to learn about Fireheart's promotion to deputy. The flame-colored tom had seemed tired but happy every time they had met. He had told her the whole story; how Tigerclaw had led a group of rouges to attack the camp, and how he had tried to use the attack to kill Bluestar. Mistyfoot had, in turn, told Fireheart about how Bluestar had been forced to give her and her siblings up to save her Clan from Thistleclaw. Fireheart had sympathized with his leader, as did Mistyfoot. It was hard not to pity her when they were in love beyond the border.A Misty Flame part 164 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mistyfoot had been feeling sick lately, and she had been clumsier than usual. Stonefur had finally told her to ask Mudfur what
Fireheart's Betrayal part 13 Every cat stopped fighting, and the strange tom got off of Barley. "Son?" He repeated. He gave the black-and white tom a curious sniff. His eyes widened with astonishement. "Barley? Is that you, son?" Barley nodded, and mewed, "Hello Father." The tom touched noses with his son, and then gave him a lick on the head. "I thought I'd never see you again." The tom mewed hoarsely, and Barley let out a rusty purr.Fireheart's Betrayal part 134 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ravenpaw studied the strange tom. He was a pale ginger tom, and he looked almost exactly like Violet, except he was a slightly paler shade of orange than his daughter, and he had a distinctive white streak on his chest. His eyes, however, were a green so pale, they were almost gray. As the tom turned from Barley, he caught sight of his daughter. He looked shocked. "Violet?!?" The she-cat nodded, looking very happy. The two cats embraced, and the tom whispered. "I thought you were dead. I heard what your brothers did to you..." Violet b
Fireheart's Betrayal part 9 They walked all day to get to Violet's home. Barley still seemed unsure about getting his sister involved, but Ravenpaw had finally managed to convince him by reminding him that Violet had twolegs for protection. Now the black-and-white loner was sniffing the air, and Ravenpaw guessed he was trying to remember which best was Violet's. Finally, he nodded at one nest. "That one." Ravenpaw nodded, then raced towards the fence, Barley hard on his heels. The black loner leaped onto the fence, looking down into the garden below. A pretty ginger she-cat with a pale purple collar was laying on the grass, her eyes closed and her mouth curled in a smile of contentment. Barley leaped onto the fence beside Ravenpaw. The black-and-white loner looked down at the she-cat with a tender look in his eyes. "That's her." He whispered. "That's my sister."Fireheart's Betrayal part 94 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Barley called out, "Violet!" The she-cat opened her eyes and looked up. Her blue eyes widened with astoni
A Misty Flame part 18 Bluestar leaped to the top of the High Rock, looking happier then she had in moons. Yet Fireheart couldn't help but feel anxious as Bluestar yowled, "Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey join here beneath the High Rock for a Clan meeting!" As the Clan gathered around the High Rock, Mistyfoot pressed closer to Fireheart. He knew she must be nervous about being accepted by the rest of the Clan, but he was more worried about what Bluestar would say. The rest of the Clan still didn't know how Tigerclaw's treachery had shaken their leader's mind.A Misty Flame part 184 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bluestar spoke in an excited voice, almost like a kit. "ThunderClan, I have good news. Mistyfoot of RiverClan wants to join our Clan." As soon as she stopped speaking, cats started yowling in protest. Fireheart heard Darkstripe hiss, "Why would we want to accept a RiverClan cat into our Clan? Drive her out!" Meanwhile, Mousefur snarled, "Why does she want to join ThunderClan?" Fireheart too
A Misty Flame part 13 Mistyfoot stared at Fireheart in disbelief. The brave, strong, noble Tigerclaw... was a murderer? Mistyfoot just couldn't picture it. On the other paw, she knew that Fireheart would not lie to her about something that serious. There was a fiery hatred dancing in his eyes, and Mistyfoot realized with a feeling of dread just how deep her mate's hatred for Tigerclaw ran. She whispered quietly, "I believe you, Fireheart, but what are we supposed to do about it." These words seemed to snap Fireheart out of his thoughts. "We?" He asked, his eyes widening with horror. "No. There's no 'we' in this. This is too dangerous for you to be interfering in." Mistyfoot narrowed her eyes at her mate, disbelief racing through her mind. She growled softly, "Are you saying I'm weak?" Her neck fur was standing omiously, and her eyes glittered dangerously. She couldn't believe Fireheart thought of her as some scared little kittypet that needed big, strong warriors to defend her!A Misty Flame part 134 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Misty Flame part 12 Fireheart blinked in surprise. He repeated questioningly, "Bluestar?" Mistyfoot nodded. She mewed excitedly, "Fireheart, it all makes sense! Bluestar looks just like me and my brother, and when I spoke with her after the gathering, she told me she'd once had kits. She seemed really reluctant to talk about them, and she said that they'd died moons ago." Fireheart felt his head spinning. Was it true? Had noble Bluestar once been the mother of Mistyfoot and her brother Stonefur? He mewed, "Well, I can't exactly ask Oakheart, and Bluestar would claw my ears off if I suggested such a thing, even if it was true. So..."A Misty Flame part 124 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Mistyfoot looked thoughtful for a moment. Then she mewed, "Maybe you can ask Yellowfang to ask StarClan?" Fireheart snorted. "Oh yes. That'll be an interesting conversation. 'Hey Yellowfang, could you ask StarClan if Bluestar lied to the whole Clan and gave up her kits?' She'd die laughing." Mistyfoot stared at Fireheart, looking
Fireheart's Betrayal part 12 The next morning, Ravenpaw awoke to see a fluffy gray face inches away from his. Fuzz mewed cheerfully, "Good morning!" Starlted, Ravenpaw scrambled backwards. "What in the name of StarClan?" He sputtered. Barley stirred beside him. He looked at the bewildered look on Ravenpaw's face, then at Fuzz's look of innocent confusion. He rolled his eyes and mewed, "Good morning Fuzz." The confusion melted from Fuzz's face, to be replaced with its usual cheerfulness. "Good morning Justbarley!" Violet looked up and mewed, "Fuzz, how many times do I have to tell you? His name is Barley, not Justbarley." Fuzz shruuged. "If you say so, Violet." Then he looked back at Barley. "So what brings you here, Barley?" The black-and-white loner sat up and began to tell his tale, starting with a simple version of his life in BloodClan and ending with his discovery of the barn. After he reached that part of the tale, Ravenpaw took over, explaining once more about Clan life anFireheart's Betrayal part 124 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Misty Flame part 5 Graystripe! Fireheart looked guiltily as his clanmate. Graystripe stepped out of the shadows with Silverstream by his side. Silverstream widened her eyes in disbelief. Mistyfoot? Mistyfoot looked defiantly at Silverstream. You have nothing against me on this. She hissed. Fireheart looked up at Graystripe. Graystripe, look Graystripe still looked astonished. You .. you took a mate from another Clan! Fireheart nodded uncomfortably. Graystripe . Please dont tell anyone! Graystripes shcok turned into anger. You think I would tell on you? After you knew that I was already meeting Silverstream? Fireheart felt relief crash over him, and he mewed Thank you so much. I I couldnt bear for Tigerclaw to know about this. Graystripe had an unreadable expression. Thats the same fear IA Misty Flame part 55 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Fireheart's Betrayal part 10 Fireheart was in a dark forest, with familiar scents swirling around him. Scents of cats who had trusted him. "Graystripe! Bluestar!" He wailed, their scents taunting him. "It was for the good of the Clan, you know it was!" He could smell them all, all the cats he had wronged. Sandstorm, who trusted and loved him. Bluestar, who thought he was her most loyal warrior. Graystripe, who had believed Fireheart was his best friend. Ravenpaw, who had told Fireheart his darkest secret. Redtail, who's murderer went unpunished. Spottedleaf, who had loved him beyond death. Spottedleaf... Fireheart screeched into the wailing wind, "I did the right thing! You're the traitor, Spottedleaf, not me!" There was no answer, and the wailing of the wind seemed to grow louder each moment, crushing Fireheart's senses, pounding in his brain...Fireheart's Betrayal part 104 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Fireheart!" Fireheart snapped his head up, panting. He was back in the warrior's den, and Longtail was looking dow
HollyXSol shuffle meme1. Defying Gravity from WickedHollyXSol shuffle meme4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hollyleaf sat beside Sol, her eyes closed as she enjoyed the warmth of his fur as she leaned on his shoulder. Even before she'd left her Clan, she'd known deep down that he was the cat for her.
She'd been too afraid of breaking the warrior code, of disapointing her Clanmates. But after learning of that traitor, Leafpool's, secret, she'd been through accepting the limits of the warrior code.
Sol gave her ear a gentle lick. "You look like you're miles away. What are you thinking about?" He asked gently, his hypnotic voice music to her ears.
Hollyleaf looked up into his deep amber eyes and answered, "I was just remembering my choice to live with you."
Sol hesitated, panic flaring in his amber eyes. "You're not regretting..."
Hollyleaf rolled her eyes. "No you mousebrain! Don't you see?" She pressed against him, layin
Fireheart's betrayl part 2Fireheart's betrayl part 24 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Fireheart looked up at Tigerclaw with an evil grin. "Let us rejoin the battle, my leader." Tigerclaw nodded, still wary of his former enemy. They were about to leave the den when Sandstorm raced into the den. She was bleeding heavily from the shoulder, and she leaned against the entrance to the den. "Blues-" She broke off, staring in disbelief at Bluestar and Graystripe's bodies. She looked up at Fireheart with shock in her green eyes. "Fireheart, what in the name of StarClan happened in here?!?"
Fireheart looked deep into Sandstorm's eyes, shock, betrayl, and misery plain to see in his green eyes. "Sandstorm, Graystripe attacked Bluestar. H-he would have killed her if I hadn't " He trailed off, hanging his head. Impressed with Fireheart's quick thinking, Tigerclaw stepped forward quickly. "It wasn't your fault, Fireheart." He turned to Sandstorm and explained heavily, "Graystripe went mad, saying that it was all Bluestar'
A Misty Flame part 26Whitestorm led the Clan through the forest, racing through the undergrowth with the speed of a cat half his age. The rest of the Clan matched his pace with their pelts fluffed up in terror. Even the elders managed to keep up. Fear must have lent speed to their paws.A Misty Flame part 262 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mistyfoot ran alongside her Clanmates, Spottedkit bouncing onto her chest with each step. Willowpelt ran beside her, a mewling Sorrelkit grasped in her jaws. The pale gray she-cat looked terrified, but she pushed on, her eyes narrowed with determination.
Mistyfoot's own heart was pounding wildly with fear, but she knew she had to keep going. If we stay here, we'll die.
Finally, the trees cleared, and Mistyfoot could see the flat gray stones of Sunningrocks ahead. Relief washed over her. We made it.
Whitestorm led the patrol straight to Sunningrocks. He bounded up to the closest tree and climbed swiftly up to the higher branches, Streamkit held tightly in his jaws. He was followed by Bluestar, who settled on a
A Misty Flame part 20 Mistyfoot gaped at her mate. "A kittypet?" She'd known that Cloudpaw had been accepting food from Twolegs, but she'd never thought that he'd abandon his Clan like that!A Misty Flame part 203 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fireheart looked at her, his eyes filled with a weary sadness. "Dustpelt was leading a border patrol near Twolegplace, and they saw Cloudpaw being carried away inside a monster. They said they chased after the monster, but it was gone before they could blink." There was a hint of betrayal in his tone, and Mistyfoot realized that Cloudpaw's dissapearing act hurt Fireheart more then he cared to admit.
The gray she-cat pressed against her mate's shoulder and murmered, "He'll be okay, Fireheart. He might come back." The ginger tom looked at his mate gratefully. After a long moment, Mistyfoot looked at her mate and asked, "Has Bluestar been told yet?"
Fireheart nodded. "Darkstripe just went in to tell her." He said, looking positively wretched.
A Misty Flame part 19 Mistyfoot opened her eyes, momentarily confused by her surroundings. Then she remembered. She was in the ThunderClan warrior's den. Most of the warriors were already awake, but some were still curled up in their nests.A Misty Flame part 194 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She recognized Whitestorm, Willowpelt, and Mousefur from Gatherings, but the other car, a pale tabby with black stripes, was unfamilar to her. For a moment, she felt a pang of homesickness, but she pushed it away. This was her home now.
She got to her paws and trotted out of the den. Fireheart was standing near the High Rock. A gray-and-black tabby who's name Mistyfoot couldn't remember was standing nearby. He glared at Fireheart and mewed stiffly, "Who's on the Dawn Patrol? Or do you not care?"
Fireheart glared at the tom with tired green eyes. "Of course I care."
The tabby hissed, "Oh really? Cause you didn't seem to care about the Clan when you had k
Fireheart's betrayl part 3Fireheart's betrayl part 34 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
Gasps of shock rang through the Clan. Leopardfur bowed her head, and mewed to Tigerclaw, "Bluestar was a wise and powerful leader, and RiverClan will mourn her loss along with ThunderClan." Her eyes, while clouded with grief for the "brave" ThunderClan leader, were sharp with shrewd intelligence, and they didn't blink as she gazed into Tigerclaw's eyes. The dark tabby was impressed. Even while helping her allies, she was still measuring their strength, searching for weak points. Always prepared. She continued, "RiverClan wishes you well in your leadership, but we must leave now. Crookedstar will wonder what has become of us." She bowed her head to Tigerclaw shortly, and then signaled her Clanmates to follow her. Tigerclaw was almost sorry to see the she-cat go.
Tigerclaw turned to the rouges. He pretended to look Blackfoot up and down, measuring him shortly. Then he mewed slowly, "Blackfoot, ThunderClan mourns your loss. Howeve
A Misty Flame part 14 Mistyfoot stared at Silverstream's body in shock. No. This was impossible. She couldn't be dead. She just couldn't be. "Get up." She whsipered, looking down at the limp body of her best friend. "Please get up." Graystripe leaned down and licked Silverstream's cheek. "No. Don't go. Don't leave me." He mewed very softly. When Silverstream didn't move, Graystripe threw his head back and yowled, "Silverstream!" He continued to wail as Mistyfoot padded up to Cinderpaw. She asked in a broken voice, "What happened?" The young medicine cat looked up at Mistyfoot with hollow eyes. "She went into labor, but there was too much blood. I'm sorry..." She paused, and Mistyfoot supplied her name quietly, "I'm Mistyfoot, one of Silverstream's Clanmates."A Misty Flame part 144 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A familiar voice broke into her thoughts. "The kits are still alive, Mistyfoot." Fireheart padded forward, a dark gray kit hanging from his jaws. Mistyfoot looked at the kit, searching for sign of i
Fireheart's Betrayl part 7 Ravenpaw sat on the roof of the barn late on a rainy night, overlooking the fields where the cows and horses were grazing. He felt somewhat anxious, though for the life of him he couldn't explain why. He felt as thought something would happen soon, something bad.Fireheart's Betrayl part 74 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Suddenly, a voice sounded from behind him. "Ravenpaw? What in the name of StarClan are you doing awake?" Ravenpaw turned his head to see his best friend, Barley, balancing on the roof behind him. He shook his head and mewed, "I can't sleep." Barley tipped his head in question. "Why not?" Ravenpaw sighed, and pushed his worries aside. "It's nothing. I'll be in in just a minute."
A few minutes later, Ravenpaw was curled up in his soft hay den. He lay there for a while, trying to push his anxious thoughts out of his mind. Then he finally managed to frist off into sleep. He dreamed that he was in the forest near the barn, where ThunderClan made its home. He wa
A Misty Flame part 15 Mistyfoot stared at Bluestar, her mother, and asked softly, "Why were we raised in RiverClan?" Bluestar let out a weak, shaky breath. "Because although you have been misguided about who your mother is, you have never been wrong about your father. I fell in love with Oakheart, but I couldn't be with him. I had you some moons after we stopped meeting. I intended to raise you and your littermates to be loyal ThunderClan warriors." Mistyfoot looked at her mother in surprise. "Littermates? I had more than one littermate?" Bluestar nodded, her blue eyes filled with grief. "I gave birth to three kits; you, Stonekit, and... and Mosskit. I wanted to keep you, but our deputy, Tawnyspots, fell ill. I wanted to be deputy, but I knew that our leader, Sunstar, would never pick a nursing queen to be deputy." She curled her lip and snarled, "No, he was far more likely to choose Thistleclaw. And he came dangerously close to doing so."A Misty Flame part 154 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mistyfoot stared at her
A MistyFlame part 7 Mistyfoot made her way across the Twoleg bridge, eying the water cautiously. She felt that she couldn't trust the river. Not anymore. She stood beside her brother, and whispered Will the river ever be home again? It seems so dark and hateful! Stonefur licked her on the ear. These dark times will pass, and the water will reflect the stars, just as it always has. His words were confident, but Mistyfoot noticed that his eyes held worry. As a wave crashed nearby, every cat in RiverClan jumped in fright, and one cat let out a terrified wail. Crookedstar turned to face his Clan, his face outlined by the moonlight, making him look heroic and young. Clanmates, there is nothing to fear from the river. It gives us life! It is StarClan's gift to us, just as they have given WindClan swift paws and rabbits to catch, and just as they have given ThunderClan the ability to slink through the undergrowth unseen. The river is oA MistyFlame part 75 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This