“Alright, show me what you know.” Ashheart said, turning to Riverpaw.
The new apprentice stopped, digging her claws into the sand. They had just completed the ceremony, and Echopaw and Stonepaw had gone off with their mentors to explore the territory. Although Riverpaw had wanted to join them, Ashheart clearly had something else in mind. The she-cat shifted on her paws, uncertain what the tom expected. Ashheart observed her expression and meowed,
“Let’s start with hunting. You’ve spent moons on your own, so I’m sure you’ve caught a mouse or two.” He gave her an encouraging smile, and the she-cat nodded. Closing her eyes, Riverpaw sniffed the air, catching the scent of mouse. Sliding into the hunter’s crouch, she crept forward, following the trail. Finally, she saw the little creature scuffling amongst some dead