The near full grown apprentice was hovering outside the nursery with a grimace clear on her young face. She was worried, nervous even for what the cat she was searching for would say once they heard her thoughts. Of course Meadow could always confide in her parents but both Eagletalon and Duskflower had made it clear that they would not stop Kestrelpaw's relationship with Sootpaw, so long as it did not affect their son.
However what about Meadowpaw? What about her relationship with her beloved brother? Couldn't they see that Sootpaw was a problem? No it seemed like the only cat in all of Stoneclan that knew Sootpaw was bad news was Meadowpaw and she refused to accept that it was mere jealousy that drove her to fear that war about the younger she cat. One day Meadowpaw would reveal Sootpaw and show all of Stoneclan, how very wrong they had been to misjudge her opinion. " Jealousy is the green eyed monster" they said.. well Meadowpaw would show them, but first she needed an ally. " Mistcloud?" she called softly into the nursery den, feeling relief at the familar scent of milk and the soft heat that seemed to radiate even at the start of her first Leaf-bare. " I need to speak with you" she added, surely her own sister would believe her? Mistcloud and Smokestorm were her only hopes on gaining evidence against Sootpaw.
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try."