Many moons ago four great Clans lived upon this land. Their ancestors in the very skies ours walk now. Those great Clans left for reasons untold. However in their place came us… our Clans driven out by fire, drought or two-leg occupation we fled here by our great StarClan ancestors’ guidance. Now we live where they once did. In the southeast among the wet rivers where the great RiverClan once lived is now where MurkyClan calls home. The northeastern grassy highlands once home to the swift WindClan is now inhabited by the cunning cats of GrassClan. The swampy and murky waters and wetlands where the notorious ShadowClan prowled now the home of PoisonClan. The great woods once echoing of the great ThunderClan is now owned by LunarClan. We uphold the laws of the Clans that lived here before us and live by their example. We are the new Clans of this forest and you our ktis are the future.
“Is that it Longclaw?” Greenkit asks
“Yes.” Longclaw mews in response before Moonstar walks into the den
“Longclaw?” he asks “Has the patrol come back?”
“Yes.” She answers “nothing on Silverstorm. If I had to take a guess some two-legs got her.”
“That is unfortunate she was one of our best warriors not to mention about to have a kit…” Moonstar sighs
“Well I did talk with StarClan last night.” Longlcaw mews “Something about a lost kit…”
The moon shone bright as a young cat no older than 7 moons sat on the fence to an old abandoned home in the Two-leg place. His name was moon his mother was Silverstorm and she told him all about her life as a member of LunarClan and he hoped someday that he could join them…but he knew they didn’t take well to kittypets. Granted now he was a loner with no two-leg owners he hunted mice and he was really good at it as well. Every night he sat on the fence and looked out into the forest. This night he was done and he finally jumped down and headed within.
His nostrils filled with the new scents of the forest as he treaded in. Alert to everything the smallest rustle in a bush caught his attention as a cat flew at him. Surprised Moon leapt out of the way and faced the attacker. In front of him was a young cat his fir dirty brown. The cat leaps at him again but Lunar was too quick and dodged again. The thrill of the feel felt somewhat alien to the normally peaceful cat but also as if it was natural to him. Swiftly he got on top of the cat and pinned it down. “You win!” it yowls “I surrender!” Lunar looks at it before slowly getting off of the cat who sat up and looked at him. “You fought well.” He mews “for a tame kitty.”
“Well you almost caught me off guard.” Moon says before his ears perk up and his sniffs the air “That smells like two more cats!” he hisses
“Uh oh! Flameclaw and Moonstar!” the other cat mews in shock as the two appear out of the underbrush.
“Mudpaw!” Flameclaw hisses “You lost to this loner?”
“Rather I think the loner was a better fighter than he was.” Moonstar says “Who are you cat?”
“I am Moon.” He replies
“Moon?” Flameclaw smirks “You add pelt or claw you could easily be mistaken for a Clan cat!”
“Like my mother?” Moon asks
“What do you mean by like your mother?” Moonstar asks
“Silverstorm.” Moon responds “She told me all about the life in a forest.”
“You are Silverstorms kit?” Flameclaw asks
“Yeah…she taught me how to hunt.” Moon answers “Watch.” He then leaps in a bush and comes back with a mouse putting it at Moonstar’s paws. “Here.” He says “You need it more than I.”
“You have your mother’s eyes.” Moonstar says “You should come back with us.”
“What?” Flameclaw asks “Moonstar this is a rogue cat!”
“With warrior blood though.” Moonstar mews “Our blood so he deserves a place amongst us should he so desire it.” He then turns to Moon “Moon would you like a place amongst the cats of LunarClan?”
“I would gladly accept the position.” Moon mews dipping his head in gratitude
“Then come.” Moonstar says “Keep up.” He notes before darting off into the forest. Soon followed by his clan mates and then by Moon. Moon kept up well as they passed fallen trees and other such obstacles. Soon under a brush of rough ferns Moon makes it into the camps clearing. A ground evened out by many generations of all kinds of cats. The scents were all similar yet still unique.
“Should you prove well a time will come that each cat here you can identify by their scent Moon.” Flameclaw says
“Amazing.” Moon says in awe “But why would you take me in like this? Woulnd’t I be a burden?”
“That is yet to be seen.” Flameclaw answers “You do have our blood if Silverstorm is your mother and Warrior Code says that you are then rightfully one of our own.”
“Cats of LunarClan gather under the Highrock for a Clan meeting!” Moonstar calls.
“Come on, stay close.” Flameclaw mews leading him to the front of the crowd
“Tonight LunarClan grieves for one of our best warriors Silverstorm is dead.” He pauses and the other cats clamor about it
“But how do we know that?” Steamfang asks aloud
“We have found her kit who has told us this news and tonight he is among us.” Moonstar says “Moon please come forward!” he calls. Moon after being pushed by Flameclaw does so slowly “Lunarclan, StarClan before you stands the kit of our great warrior Silverstorm. He has been on his own and now we wish to bring him to his rightful home. All our ancestors in StarClan especially his and Silverstorms approve my decision to make this cat an Apprentice of LunarClan!” he then approaches Moon who stood there as his coat gleamed elegantly in the moonlight “Your coat radiates a brilliant light under this full moon…” he mews pressing a nose to the young cat “I name you Lunarpaw in honor of your elegant coat shining brilliantly in the moonlight. StarClan I offer up young Lunarpaw to you so that he may learn to become a warrior of LunarClan, uphold the Warrior Code, and serve LunarClan and you with honor.” He then pauses “As for your mentor Lunarpaw, you shell train with Mudpaw with Flameclaw. This gathering is dismissed!” he finishes leaping down.
“Lunarpaw…what a name!” Mudpaw mews walking to Lunarpaw with Flameclaw and Longlclaw
“Hello Lunarpaw I am Longclaw the medicine cat.” She mews “Should you become injured or sick come see me especially with leafbare just around the corner.”
“Thank you Longclaw I will be sure to remember.” Lunarpaw mews with a dip of his head.
“You should get some rest Lunarpaw you begin your training early in the morning.” Flameclaw mews
“Here I will show you to the Apprentice’s Den!” Mudpaw mews taking Lunarpaw to the small opening under some rocks. Inside were Leafpaw and Dawnpaw.
“Is this the new cat?” Leafpaw asks
“Right this is Lunarpaw.” Mudpaw answers
“Looks like a kittypet to me.” Dawnpaw mews “he won’t survive the week.”
“You really shouldn’t judge a cat based on appearance Dawnpaw.” Leafpaw says
“And what makes you say that mouse brain?” Dawnpaw asks him
“Well he is Silverstorms kit after all.” Mudpaw says
“Oh so I guess he is some prodigy like his mom I am sooo sorry.” Dawnpaw mews sarcastically
“I am no stranger to sarcasm Dawnpaw and no offense but that was really bad.” Lunar mews walking over to get some extra bedding
“All I am saying is you are not built to be a Clan cat Lunarpaw you might as well leave while you still have all your fur.” Dawnpaw sighs putting her head back down.
“I can’t do that.” Lunarpaw says “I am going to prove it. I can be a warrior just as well as any other cat here.”
“Yeah?” Dawnpaw scoffs “good luck with that.” She turns over to go to sleep as Lunarpaw makes a bed near Mudpaw and lies down
“Ignore her,” Mudpaw sighs laying down “Dawnpaw is a bit rude to all the other apprentices just because she is Sunstorms kit.”
“Sunstorm?” Lunarpaw asks
“The deputy.” Mudpaw answers closing his eyes “You’ll meet them and learn who they are soon enough. Good night Lunarpaw.”“Good night Mudpaw.” Lunarpaw sighs laying down as the darkness of sleep soon takes him away
Start writing here ...