one last time [firestar's retirement] Jun 2, 2019 20:03:41 GMT -5
Post by Hellion on Jun 2, 2019 20:03:41 GMT -5
leader of lightningclan
Strange how one of the most important days of her life started out like any other. She woke to the persistent long that came with the absence of Russetfall. Devoured a small mouse more out of need as opposed to desire. Her appetite had gotten better but nowhere near where it should be, she wondered briefly if the change in her rank would make worsen her condition. Deciding it wasn't worth the effort to fuss over and instead left her den and headed for a walk. She instructed a passing apprentice on her way out to strip the den clean. She felt it was better for Redscar to start fresh. No lingering scents in the den that would soon be his.
Heading for a small hill near the camp, her paws felt heavy the moment she finished climbing it. A bittersweet feeling of content settled in the bit of her stomach. Dread lingering on the edges. Her entire life had been built upon becoming LightningClan's leader. The success of it carried an indescribable high, an addiction to growing and bettering LightningClan. The time had come. She'd finally be able to stop to smell the flowers. Bask in the warmth of the sun while she still had the moons left. And if StarClan willing watch her family grow.
Staring out to the expanse of LightningClan's territory she replayed the talk she had with Redscar and Kindleflare. How her mind was already made up. All she wanted was their blessing and their company as she walked to Moontree for the last time. She'd give back her lives in a matter of hours and return to LightningClan an elder. Finally, be granted peace.
She continued to sit out on the hill for hours to come. Watching the grass, the birds and even a few distant feline forms. Patrols that remarked borders or hunting parties on the prowl. She'd never stop surviving the Clan, even from the elder's den she'd do her part. Watch over the kits, tell them stories of their parent. Love them like her own.
A lump formed in her throat, realizing she'd be addressing her Clan for the last time. Deciding in that exact moment she wanted to be perfect, Firestar began a feverish grooming session stopping only when she felt her fur glossy. The pinnacle version of herself. It was then she headed back.
Striding proudly to the top of the hill, she sat before calling the Clan to gather. Like always she waited, watching as word spread of a meeting happening. Once she felt everyone had gathered she spoke, voice strained with emotions.
"I've called you all here this evening to announce I will be traveling to Moontree tonight to return my extra lives to StarClan and become Firesky once more," Murmurs broke out, cats calling out their questions, Firestar silenced them all with a sharp flick of her shortened tail.
"I have faith that Redscar will continue to lead LightningClan down the path of greatness as StarClan wills it so," She dipped her head, before jumping down from the hill. She had chosen cats as escorts without telling them her intention. Their expressed remained shocked but determined as ever to succeed. They'd leave soon, there being just enough time for cats to well-wish the departing cats if they felt it right to do so.
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