Skunkpaw - She-Cat - Apprentice - StoneClan Jun 27, 2013 23:50:15 GMT -5
Post by Fawntastic on Jun 27, 2013 23:50:15 GMT -5
Skunk-kit→ Skunkpaw → Skunkspots
Age: 7 Moons
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Description: Skunkpaw is a black and white feline with a feathery, short coat that's longer around the sides of her head and throat. Solid fluffy black tail, ears and predominantly the right side of her face, with black spots on her chin and right whisker pad. Pale yellow eyes show a little green coloring towards their centers, and are quite expressive, standing out in stark contrast with her black outlining on the left eye and black half-mask on the right. The reason behind her perhaps unpleasant name is the white blurry stripe that always zigzags it's way down along the spine, the rest of her body mostly black save for the white underbelly, throat, chest, and most of her paws, the right foreleg showing a spot of black. Petite like her sister Cricketleap, it's probable that she will always stay rather small and lightweight, silky of fur though sharp of tongue, her area of expertise will be hunting along the rocks, having developed very tough pawpads after having started her apprenticeship in the mountains.
Skunkpaw has a scar on her chin where she was dropped during the aftermath of the StormClan attack whilst being carried by Cricketleap (when Wolfclaw gave the order to flee, in the resulting chaos Cricketleap was jostled during their escape), but her fur mostly conceals the blemish, and it's impossible to see or even call attention to unless she deliberately brings it up.
Description Summary: A small fuzzy black and white she-cat with yellow-green eyes and a distinctive white stripe down her back.
Personality: Skunkpaw is far from the easiest she-cat to deal with; it's not that she's perpetually pessimistic, rather she seems to have an uncanny talent for saying things that bring down the mood, this kitten's brand of snark being quite the aggressive, hurtful kind. The most traumatic moments of her life being the battle against StormClan, this has left quite an unpleasant impact upon her psyche, and Skunkpaw is world-wary and uncomfortable around the subject of parents, as both of hers were slaughtered in the battle.
This she-cat's desire for closeness with her remaining family members isn't quite at the level of clinginess (plus they're the only ones who seem to be able to handle her sarcastic jokes and unkind remarks with ease), but there is a certain high level of attachment that's formed for her siblings and very close friends. The loss of Pebblekit has also hit her pretty hard, Skunkpaw utterly unawares that the missing third sibling is safe tucked away within RainClan's borders.
Skunkpaw uses sarcastic wit to cover up the holes in her armor, to protect herself from the harshness of reality and the ability of other cats to inflict damage upon a cat with a surprisingly fragile core. Not taking criticism well, she is likely to argue and make the situation worse due to an inability to accept what she views as bullying or a deliberate attempt to put her down. Interestingly enough, she also views compliments from anyone that isn't her blood relative or figure of authority as suspicious or somehow mocking, Skunkpaw knowing perfectly well she's not that easy to get along with.
There are a few good things about her that even a smelly-sounding name (which she hates) and a sharp tongue can't block completely. Being very food about returning debts, Skunkpaw is the kind of cat who, if she owes you a favor, she will make good on her word, a personal code of honor not allowing any sort of negligence on her part when it comes to making things even. She is quite good to her friends and family, despite all the verbal cruelty. Also having a habit of looking out for those younger than herself, the quickest way to bring out any softness in this she-cat's seemingly rock-hard heart is to let her kit-sit, enjoying their innocence and allowing the fonder memories to temporarily snuff out the darker ones.
One of Skunkpaw's lesser known traits is the fact that she is bisexual. Being so young, Skunkpaw has not yet come to grips with the fact that she is attracted to both sexes, and will likely face a lot of personal angst over what's 'right' and what's 'wrong', living in what she suspects to be a rather conservative Clan where any kind of alternate sexual orientation is virtually nonexistent or at least hidden very well. Unsure of what to do with these unusual feelings, Skunkpaw is the type to bottle it up or, if reaching breaking point, likely to consult with a sibling she is particularly attached to. Conscious of the possibility that she will be labeled as 'strange' or 'weird' due to her unusual preferences, Skunkpaw tends to lash out at anyone who IS weird or different to cover up her own insecurities and take the imaginary spotlight off of her.
History: The daughter of the deceased Minkfur and Beetlenose, Skunkpaw is related to Pebblekit (Featherkit of RainClan), Ospreypaw, Badgerfang, and Cricketleap. Of her four siblings, her elder brother Badgerfang, and her littermate Pebblekit, were both lost to the family during the StormClan battle, along with their parents. Up until that horrific day, Skunk-kit was a surprisingly happy kitten, free of teenage angst and innocent of mind, most of her time in the nursery had been spent wishing for apprenticeship and the promising days ahead.
Sometime during the she-kitten's 2nd moon, the storm that had been brewing within the forest descended upon the unsuspecting StoneClan, and literally ripped her world asunder. Trapped in a nightmare of the death throes and agonized screams of her Clanmates, the battle cost Skunk-kit nearly everything, sparing only her littermate Ospreypaw and her newly made warrior sister, Cricketleap.
Since then, Skunkpaw has been struggling to come out of her shell, but she has at least become rather enthusiastic about her apprenticeship, finding it easy to forget what's happened when she busies herself trying to learn the latest battle move or new hunting technique. She has a close relationship with her excitable sister, Cricketleap.
Other: Theme Song Pending, though suggestions are welcome! Open to plotting as well!