A Walk to Share (Silentpaw - Territory) Jun 12, 2019 14:07:47 GMT -5
Post by Ghost the Undead Goddess on Jun 12, 2019 14:07:47 GMT -5
39 Moons . Rainclan Warrior
It had only happened minutes ago. Rainclan's leader had called the clan together to announce a new apprentice for the clan, new paws to train and learn. As always, the cream and flame point she-cat found herself sitting among the outside of the group, lingering away from the closest warrior. Lowering her haunches and wrapping her feathered tail around her paws, the warrioress had hardly been paying attention as Silverstar spoke to the loner born kit.
That is, until her name was called.
Deep blue eyes had widened as she was called for Silentpaw's mentor and unless Brambletail, her own former mentor, had nudged her forwards then she might have been stuck in one spot for a moment. Her ears had burned as she felt all eyes upon her as she made her way up to Silentpaw, dipping her head to touch his nose and relieved when the crowd chanted his named and dispersed to leave the two of them to their own business.
That had been before Shellfur silently beckoned the near mute apprentice to follow her out of the comfort of Rainclan's camp and onto the Delta. Anxiety already riddled her pelt as the medium length she-cat padded softly through the dry reeds and cracked earth underpaw. She had never been a mentor before, she had no idea where to even start, and despite her youth Shellfur felt like her training with Brambletail had been ages ago.
Stonefern would have been a better mentor... The thought was acid within her head and the bitter inner voice didn't make her feel any better about her current situation. And of course, none of this would aid Silentpaw as he hoped to grow into a warrior for Rainclan. Steeling her nerves and forcing on her persona, Shellfur finally stopped walking to turn and speak to the more silent of the two quiet cats.
"Okay Silentpaw..." She started, letting her deep blue gaze run over the ginger and white tom for a moment. He had been in the clan for a while, a young kit found by a couple other warriors as he wandered around the territory without sight or scent of his parents or any other possible family. Shellfur, however, tended to keep to herself, emotions scarred from her verbally abusive mother obviously left it's mark. Her false confidence was starting to waver as she tried to hide her inner emotions as they warred within her tightening chest.
What if she screwed up his training? What if Silverstar thought it was a mistake and gave him to another cat?
The questions pounded her head for a moment, causing her heart to squeeze before she shook herself, playing it off as if she were stretching. "We'll be walking along the borders today, so prepare for your paws to hurt by the time we return home." There was a forced smile, but it looked natural as she fell into that false comfort, a shield to protect herself. Her feathered tail flickered slightly as she continued, figuring it wouldn't hurt for little history lesson either. "Rainclan had been a neutral clan for a while, Silverstar likes to stay out of the troubles and fighting the others go through, so both Nightclan and Stoneclan's borders will be fairly quiet and calm."
Though, it didn't seem like that long ago that Rainclan itself had a lot of problems. The Civil War that split the clan was vague within her mind, as she was young when her parents decided to return home with her and her sister. Times had changed and with their current leader it seemed peace was finally in the water.
"We'll head towards Stoneclan first, make a big circle of the territory and then head home. " Shellfur paused, flicking a ear for a moment before she added, "Let me know if you need a break, don't want to wear out your paws on the first day of training." Amusement filtered through those watery pools as a small smile reached her flame tipped maw. With just the two of them, she was growing more comfortable and confident within herself, it was unfortunate that it only happened when she was alone or with a singular clanmate.
All that you gettin' is all that you see
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