For Old Times' Sake [Sprucefur] Aug 20, 2013 20:32:33 GMT -5
Post by Deleted on Aug 20, 2013 20:32:33 GMT -5
t h o r n s t r i k e
Walking along the peaceful paths laid out by cats generations before him, Thornstrike sighed contentedly. He found the birds' sweet chirping, the soft stirrings of prey, and the gentle whisper of a slight breeze in the treetops the most beautiful thing about his home. Well, really, he found all of it beautiful. TreeClan was a magnificent place. The forest was mesmerising, all the scents and sounds and sights compiling into a giant whirlpool that breathed one word into the warrior's heart.
It wasn't only the territory that he patrolled and guarded that spoke home to him. His Clanmates spoke of home to him, too. His mother raised him to love his Clanmates. He trained with his best friends. He grew into a strong warrior who trained an apprentice. And now, that apprentice had grown into a warrior of her own accord, and he felt at home in the Clan.
In a few moons, he could actively be counted as a senior warrior, proving his dedication to his Clan. He had spent a long number of moons defending his Clan and he loved every minute of it. Each claw, each bite, each scent marker kept the serenity of the forest preserved for the next generation of kits to enjoy and grow up in.
For old times' sake, Thornstrike had decided that he, Emberstorm, Nightmaple, and Sprucefur should gather under the Great Maple to reminisce about the past, before all this StoneClan business and whatever else had caused the forest to lose its peace. His former apprentice was no where to be found, so he gave his invitation to Nightmaple and Sprucefur, then headed out of camp.
Reaching the Great Maple now, he settled under its branches. The amber-eyes tom was more than content to listen to the sounds of the forest around him as he waited for his companions to join him in reliving the simpler times that spoke of peace and harmony, not the discord he felt ringing around him. The valley was missing the key to its survival, and it needed to be brought back.