Dark Calling Nov 8, 2013 1:09:43 GMT -5
Post by Whitedove on Nov 8, 2013 1:09:43 GMT -5
Chapter 20, MonsterEarthstar was taken to the back of the crowd of Skullclan cats to be treated with yarrow. Angry voices rose from Skullclan, the hostile cats cast glances between Flashclan and Torrentclan. Runningstar padded into the middle of the Gathering to attempt to soothe the enraged clans. “Cats of the forest, this not be a time that we should quarrel with each o-“ Her voice cut off as a Skullclan cat lunged toward her. Instantaneously, a flash of golden fur had knocked over the attacking cat and pinned him down. The golden cat bared his teeth and snarled.
“Paws off my mate!” He spat. Runningstar’s face lit up with joy, recognizing who it was.
“Sunhead! You saved me…but why? I thought you tried to abolish Flashclan!” Runningstar said, Flashclan’s leader now sounding like a kit.
“Runningstar…” He let his grip loose off of the Skullclan cat and brushed against his mate. “I love you. You know that wasn’t my own doing. It was all Deathshred’s fault! Even in death he is still causing trouble!” A Skullclan cat snorted for all cats to hear and then lunged toward a Flashclan cat.
“Pfft, Deathshred or not, no one messes with Skullclan!” Cats from all clans had begun to battle each other, tufts of fur flew into the air. Vortexpaw could make out the body of Whirlpaw drawing near to him.
“Vortexpaw, make up your mind now! Forget all that Torrentclan has done to you and forgive them! Fishstar lied to protect Torrentclan, not to drive her warriors away. Sure we may not know who are father is bu-“ Whirlpaw was interrupted.
“I know who our father is, his name is Whitedove, and he comes from Heavenclan-We are Heavenclan cats, Whirlpaw! Do you realize how much power we have?” Vortexpaw said as a Flashclan cat lunged towards him.
“How did you find that out? Wait, don’t tell me Deathshred told you, did he? He’s a liar, how can you trust him?!” Whirlpaw asked curiously.
“I know that, but why would Fishstar have to keep our father a secret? Because she wouldn’t want us to know that we can decide what happens in the forest!” Vortexpaw said. “Besides, Baypool, or Darkleaf do not have amber eyes like we do. Oceanspray has blue eyes, so we got our amber-colored eyes from Whitedove.” Whirlpaw ducked under an attacking warrior and appeared deep in thought for a brief moment, nodding her head.
“That does make sense.” Whirlpaw said, “But what will you do?”
“I’m still going to destroy Torrentclan!” Vortexpaw spat, fighting his way through the cluster of Flashclan, Skullclan, and Torrentclan cats. Where did Sharkpaw go? He thought to himself. There’s no time to think about that, now I must finish this. The battle had slowly spread away from the Gathering, moving back into the forest which gave the cats more space to battle. Vortexpaw saw Fishstar standing alone, licking a fresh wound in her arm. Fishstar looked up and saw him approaching with a fierce glare. Vortexpaw’s body still felt weak but the energy he felt at the thought of attacking Fishstar, had strengthened him. Fishstar yelped and tried to run away, but limped so badly that she collapsed, panting heavily. Vortexpaw lunged towards her with claws unsheathed. A blue-gray furred she-cat had appeared in front of Fishstar and Vortexpaw sank his claws into the side of her throat. Blood burst from the wound that he had created with his own paws and he noticed who he had sliced.
“Vaporpaw?! What are you doing?” He said, his face filling with disbelief. He sheathed his claws and came over to her side. Fishstar watched them, still lying on the ground, she was filled with shock too. Vaporpaw coughed up blood and she slightly grinned.
“That’s what I wanted to ask you…Vortexpaw.” She coughed up more blood. “Please, don’t do this Vortex-“ She winced in pain.
“No! Please, don’t say any more. Save your energy, I’ll go call Tinystripe to heal your wound. I’m sorry Vaporpaw!” He saw Tinystripe treating an injured apprentince, and signaled for him to come over to Vaporpaw. “Tinystripe, please, for your fellow Torrentclan cat, please help Vaporpaw!” He said, almost yelling out of sadness.
“I’ll do what I can.” Tinystripe said, watching Vortexpaw to see if he would make any sneaky moves. Vortexpaw backed away and prayed to Starclan that Vaporpaw would live. Suddenly a paw had swiped him in the back. Vortexpaw spun around on his heels and clawed relentlessly at the attacking cat who he had not taken a look at before clawing.
“I’ve had enough! Please, let me watch Vapor-“ Vortexpaw saw who he had clawed next. “Oceanspray!!! Nooooooooo!!” Oceanspray had been cut deeply in her belly by her son.
“Vortexpaw… I’m sorry Fishstar lied to you… I came here to-to,” She coughed, gasping for air. “Tell you the truth and bring you back to Torrentclan, your home.” Oceanspray’s eyes were flickering slowly, about to close.
“Whitedove is our father! Tinystripe look, my mother! Help!” Tinystripe glanced back over his shoulder.
“Okay, I’m doing what I can here, I’ll be over there soon!”
Vortexpaw plopped down on the ground and put his paws on his head. The noise of war had rang through his ears, making it hard for him to think. What have I done?