Silver & Rowan [TREECLAN!] Jan 14, 2013 20:50:04 GMT -5
Post by Fawntastic on Jan 14, 2013 20:50:04 GMT -5
There was a chill in the air, a nippiness that was hard to ignore for those of light pelts and cold-sensitivities. For the TreeClan leader, however, there was a note of excitement in the air as well; it mainly came from the young warriors and two particular fluffy kits in the nursery, the approaching ceremony creating quite a buzz around camp.
After all, who wouldn't want to mentor the Clan leader's two younger sisters? Even though they were half-siblings, they still shared his blood, there was a link between them, and whether Lionstar wanted it to be the case or not, the Clan cats were bound to read a little too much into the cats he chose as mentors.
Hoping there would be no sore feelings for the cats who weren't picked, Lionstar leaped atop the Ancient Stump, calling out his signature yowl of congregation.
"Let all cats healthy enough gather beneath the Ancient Stump for a Clan Meeting!"
Though Lionstar had not told his siblings in advance that today would be their ceremony, they seemed to have picked it up enough in the excessive grooming from their mother this morning. Chuckling under his breath, Lionstar beckoned Silverkit and Rowankit closer, the attention and murmuring momentarily falling to them. Lionstar cleared his throat, spotting the two cats he had chosen edging their way to the front.
"The time has come for two Clanmates to leave behind the name of 'kit' and be welcomed into the Apprentices' Den. Silverkit," He turned his attention then to the little silver shaded she-kit, her head raising, her posture almost rigid as she did her absolute best to appear respectable, determined not to embarrass her brother or anyone else. Her eyes were alive with excitement and nervousness abound.
"Silverkit, you have reached the age of six moons, and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day on, until you receive your warrior name, you will be known as Silverpaw. Your mentor will be Nobleheart. I hope Nobleheart will pass down all he knows on to you."
Seeking out the scarred warrior from the crowd, Lionstar conveyed a silent message to the gray and white tom nearby; Take care of my little sister. I'm counting on you.
Silverkit spun around, her heart bursting out of her chest as she sought out the green-eyed warrior. My mentor is Nobleheart! Thank you Lionstar! Thank you so much! Almost forgetting her sister beside her, Silverkit seemed to quiver with excitement, flushing beneath her pelt and settling down a little when Nobleheart finally approached. Lionstar's voice rang out overhead;
"Nobleheart, you are ready to take on an apprentice. You had received excellent training from Bloodtalon and myself, and you have shown yourself to be highly-skilled and loyal to TreeClan. You will be the mentor of Silverpaw, and I expect you to pass on all you know to Silverpaw." Dipping his chin in a curt nod of acceptance, the Clan leader switched over to the sorrel she-kit still remaining, smiling at the enthusiastic little scrap of fur.
"Rowankit, you have reached the age of six moons, and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day on, until you receive your warrior name, you will be known as Rowanpaw. Your mentor will be Luckeyes. I hope Luckeyes will pass down all she knows on to you."
Lionstar hoped that the older, slightly no-nonsense she-cat would be a good influence for his energetic, proud little sister. Drawing his golden gaze to the mismatched eyes of the older warrior, meeting her gaze approvingly;
"Luckeyes, you are ready to take on an apprentice. You had received excellent training from Bellowsong, and you have shown yourself to be tenacious and highly committed to the good of the Clan. You will be the mentor of Rowanpaw, and I expect you to pass on all you know to Rowanpaw."
Word Count: 721
Notes: Posting Order - Fawn, Phoenix, Amber, Fuzzy