Dancing with the Devil #15Chapter 15.
"Let all cats old enough to fight gather here below the Fallen Boulder for a clan meeting!" Nightstar's call echoed through the camp. Nightwing's excitement made his whiskers tremble. His first apprentice! The corner of his eye, he could see Tallpoppy frantically licking down her excitable kit's pelts ready for the ceremony. Scarletpaw was sour-faced as she sat beside him, watching the same scene. "I'm like a senior apprentice." She growled under he breath. Nightwing gave her an affectionate butt.
"It wont be long now." He assured her. Sharpstare was clawing bedding into the nursery across the camp, her bulging belly apparent. Blinded by his greif for Pebblepaw and Falcontalon, Nightwing had hardly noticed what had occured in camp. Snowstripe padded forward, giving his ear a swift lick. "I'm so proud of you, my little warrior." She purred. Nightwing batted her away gently, purring loudly. But Snowstripe's usually sleek fur was shabby-looking, sticking out in all dire