Try Not To Drown (Creampaw) Mar 9, 2013 19:39:25 GMT -5
Post by Deleted on Mar 9, 2013 19:39:25 GMT -5
G O O S E W I N G
The half-tabby warrior made her way through the soaked Rain Clan territory carefully. She didn’t mind the muddy floodwater nearly as much as her sister, but it was still snow-cold, and the last thing Goosewing needed was to get sick again. During leaf-bare, she came down with her usual case of greencough, and had ended up in the Medicine Cat’s den for a full moon. A full moon away from her warrior duties, including training her apprentice. Her first apprentice since Owlpaw, and he ended up being the son of Owlpaw’s sister. And deaf in one ear, like Frostfang was. However, the bigger problem than Creampaw’s hearing was his strange fear of water. He was able to get away with it during leaf-bare, between the rivers freezing and Goosewing getting sick, but now that the rivers were open and her cough was gone, the warrior wanted to work on his water skills. The waters were still too deep to practice swimming safely, but fishing usually didn’t land a cat in the water.
Goosewing had nudged Creampaw back in the makeshift camp, with only the instruction of “We’re going training,” before heading out. She hadn’t wanted to alert him to today’s plans, lest he spend the entire journey complaining. Especially since she planned on taking him to- Oh, here we are.
The main river in RainClan’s territory, uncreatively called “The River”, was the best place to catch fish. However, it was also the stream most flooded with leaf-bare’s snowmelt. Goosewing would have preferred training him at the Sand Bar, but she had checked yesterday and the sand bar was completely flooded over. They would have to fish from the bank of the main River. True, she could have picked the Stone Stream with its shallower waters, but it didn’t have the fish that the main River had. Besides, despite his kithood accident, the young tom knew how to swim by now. The lynx pointed cat sat down next to the river bank; blue eyes looking at her apprentice expectantly. “Today, we’re going to practice fishing. The clan needs food, and if you’re skilled enough, you won’t have to get more than your paw wet.”