Worth More Than Your Stars [Clan Meeting] Aug 8, 2014 19:35:37 GMT -5
Post by Fate of Five Admin on Aug 8, 2014 19:35:37 GMT -5
Ravenstar saw Oakpaw to the medicine cat’s den, carried awkwardly on his mentor’s back. Her tail lashed constantly, a clear sign of her anger. She stayed only long enough to see the young tom settled into a nest, still unconscious though no one was quite sure why, before turning and padding back out into the center of the cavern NightClan called home. Blackwolf had apparently already deposited Halfmask’s body and others were pressing forward to see their mangled Clanmate, her throat torn out and her head twisted unnaturally. She had been a promising young warrior. Ravenstar’s claws scraped stone as she stood staring at the broken she-cat.
She had been leading a border patrol, heading for RainClan. Hollowcry and Darkice had been with her. She had never expected to encounter a battle, nor a dead Clanmate. She’d been told what had happened, more or less. Oakpaw had chased a squirrel over the border and the rest of the patrol had come upon him lying unconscious at the paws of a RainClan patrol. The battle that had ensued had been needless and cost NightClan a good warrior. But Blackwolf had not let her death go unpunished, and that at least calmed some of her fury. Sandstar was dead. She could almost consider it a fair trade. One of NightClan’s warriors was worth so much more than any of RainClan’s. She could never have been satisfied if Blackwolf had taken the life of a single warrior. Instead he had taken RainClan’s leader from them.
Her tail ceased its lashing momentarily to lift triumphantly behind her at the thought. She turned and raced for the Boulder Ledge, leaping up in one swift motion and turning to let her voice echo down into the cavern, “Let all cats able to walk on their own four paws gather beneath the Boulder Ledge for a Clan meeting!” She waited impatiently for her Clan to appear around her, standing at the very edge of the ledge, her claws gripping the stone as she leered down at the gathering cats. Luckily everyone was fairly interested in just why a dead Clanmate now lay in the middle of camp and she didn’t have to wait long, “RainClan attacked Oakpaw after he accidentally chased prey over the border. When the rest of his patrol leapt to defend him they killed Halfmask!” Her tail was once again lashing behind her as she paused to let her Clan give voice to their anger and grief at this news.
“Warriors do not need to kill to win their battles, so says the Code! And yet this RainClan pond scum took the life of one of our own over a simple misunderstanding!” She snarled, her amber gaze seeking Blackwolf in the crowd as she lifted her head, “RainClan did not go unpunished for this crime!” Her eyes glinted with satisfaction as she let her gaze sweep the rest of her Clanmates, “Sandstar himself was among the RainClan patrol. After they killed Halfmask, Blackwolf took his life to avenge her!” Her whiskers twitched as the rage burning in her eyes began to lessen, imagining those frogbrains' reactions after Sandstar died and did not rise to live out another life. “Razorfang will likely be Razorstar when next we meet him.” Her tail flicked as if dismissing the idea. It didn’t matter who led RainClan. “RainClan will be angry over the loss of their leader. We shall patrol their border diligently for the next several days to make sure they don’t get any ideas.” She quieted at last to hear what her Clanmates would say to this news.