Warrior Clan Cats

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Ash
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Characters : Graybriar, Pricklebush, Redwing. Deceased: Tansyfoot, Turtlepelt, Morning, Longwhisker, Ryestep, Poolmist, Nettletail, Halfmoon, Freckleface, Lionfur, Shimmerheart, Breezewhisker, Honeydrop, Ashstar, Brushgaze (NPC), Shellwater, Snowblossom, Quailfeather, Gingerstripe, Carat.
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Cancer Snake
Number of posts : 4603
Age : 18
Clan/Rank : WindClan Senior/Tier 5 Warrior/Queen, TC Medicine Cat, SC Young/Tier 2 Warrior.

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As soon as she woke up, Ashstar knew something was wrong.

There was a faint buzzing in her ears, and she couldn't open her eyes completely. She couldn't move her legs beyond an exhausted twitch. She could hear her tired heart pounding, and her breathing was ragged- more than usual. Though she often worked herself to the bone trying to make sure everything was all right in WindClan, she'd never been in this much pain before. Everything ached, but especially her chest as it rose and fell, rose and fell... stopped... rose and fell...

Something was very, very wrong.

The leader opened her mouth to call for someone, but no sound came out. She was struggling for breath too hard to get any noise past her lips. This was bad. She had died enough times to know that she needed some help, and fast. In no stretch of the imagination was she as young as she used to be, and it looked like it was finally catching up with her. What was she supposed to do? She couldn't just get up and walk to the medicine den, nor could she treat herself. Getting help was the only solution. Was this her final life? Was it her time to die? StarClan only knew she was old enough. But there was so much she still had to do, things she had to fix! Graypaw wasn't a warrior, the problems with Rippedstar weren't worked out, the Clan hadn't recovered yet...! How could she leave her Clan when they were always in trouble? They needed her. She needed them. StarClan, please, just one more moon of life.... Please.

Finally, she worked up enough air to call for someone. But who? Featherlight, Smokepelt, Mottleheart?... "Brindlewhisker," the old gray she-cat finally gasped out, hoping the deputy heard her voice this early in the morning. Through her long years of life, Ashstar had come to trust Brindlewhisker more than any other cat.

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Ice

Characters : (T)inystar, (D)aisyflame, (S)unflower
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Libra Dragon
Number of posts : 4639
Age : 18
Clan/Rank : (T)SkC~L, (D)SC~t1, (S)SkC~t1

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Having just returned from an early morning patrol, Smokepelt sat near the edge of camp. Unlike other cats, he wasn't able to fall back asleep after he woke up, so he sat alone in silence, waiting for the rest of the clan to wake up as cats began to stir.

Eyes closed with his tail wrapped neatly around his white paws, the warrior's ears perked when a raspy voice sounded over the silence. And to his surprise, that horse, pain stricken mew came from the leader's den, which only meant one thing; something was wrong with Ashstar. While it sounded like she'd called for the deputy, he didn't care and shot up from where he sat, his dark grey fur standing on end.

Racing over to the den, he entered without even asking to see his mother laying on the ground. "Ashstar, what's wrong?" the tall tom mewed, nuzzling her cheek with his muzzle. The she-cat's flank rose unsteadily and her breathing sounded strained, which sent a sense of even more urgency up his spine. "Featherlight!" Smokepelt yelled from the den, his breathes becoming faster as he thought of all of the possibilities that could be going on with him mother. He knew she was growing old, but was it really happening? Now? She'd been fine all this time, so what in StarClan's name was wrong with her?

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Characters : [B] Brindlestar // [S] Splashwillow // [E] Elmcloud // [A] Adderfeather // [G] Galepaw // [D] Duskpaw
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Number of posts : 2832
Age : 19
Clan/Rank : [B] WindClan Leader [S] RiverClan Queen [E] SkyClan Warrior [A] RiverClan Warrior [G] RiverClan Apprentice [D] ThunderClan Apprentice

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For whatever reason, StarClan in their infinite knowledge, had carried Ashstar's voice just far enough for Brindlewhisker to catch it.

Pausing in the midst of organizing the day's patrols, Brindlewhisker dismissed her waiting Clanmate's with a flick of her tail. It was unusual for Ashstar to simply call out for her, normally the older she-cat made a point of merely stopping by whenever she needed something. An odd feeling kindled within the bottom of her chest, setting her lungs alight with a slightly nervous huff. Lingering for a brief heartbeat to watch as her Clanmates scattered about, she hurriedly slipped away from the bright light of the day and into the awaiting shadows of Ashstar's den. However, instead of the warm, heather-tinged scent of her Leader, there was only the foul, overwhelmingly sweet stench of...death? Despite the pleasant warmth of the day, it felt as though all the frigid weather of Leafbare had been poured into the center of her being- freezing all that laid within her.

The fear that crept down Brindlewhisker's spine was an unfamiliar one. It was so arduous, so maliciously cruel that she nearly cried out as her eyes finally adjusted to the dimness of her Leader's den. Unlike Smokepelt, who immediately set about with pressing and nosing against Ashstar, she remained stiffly upright, unable to force her muscles to obey whatever half-coherent thoughts still rattled about within her mind. This couldn't be happening, could it? The weak twitching of Ashstar seemed to answer her internal fears.

"Ashstar..?" Brindlewhisker managed to croak, eyes wide with fright.

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Characters : [S]wiftStep(WC)// [B]irdFlight(TC)// [L]ilyTail(RC)// [St] SilentWhisper(SkC)// [C]rowFur(SC) ~~~~[D]arkPaw
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Leo Snake
Number of posts : 1551
Age : 17
Clan/Rank : [S]-WindClan-Deputy// [B]-ThunderClan-Senior warrior// [L]-RiverClan-Warrior// [St]-SkyClan-Naw// [C]-ShadowClan-Senior warrior ~~~~Npc Apprentice

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Swiftstep had been bringing in prey from his early solo hunt when he barely caught Brindlewhisker heading to the leader's den. He could smell a foul scent radiating from that area from where he stood. He dropped his catches on the prey-pile and looked in the direction of the den in alarm, fur spiking and amber eyes wide. He raced to the den, heart pounding in his ears and paws trembling. 'Ashstar forgive me for barging in.' he silently apologized. The tom soon looked at the leader struggling to breathe. Smokepelt was there as well aside from the deputy. What was going on? Why wasn't she getting up? He turned to Brindlewhisker then back to Ashstar. The brown warrior quickly pieced things together and realized, oh Starclan no! She couldn't...they can't take her away! Without a word he ran out and, in no time, into the medicine cat den. "F-Featherlight! I-It's Ashstar!! Please!" he panted with an impatiently lashing tail. He kneaded the ground with worry.

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Characters : [A]cornpelt, [S]ootpaw, [R]accoonpaw, [M]ilkpaw, [Al]derpaw
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Clan/Rank : [A] WindClan Warrior, [S] SkyClan Apprentice, [R] SkyClan Apprentice, [M] RiverClan Apprentice, [Al] ThunderClan Apprentice

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Waking with a jolt, Acornpelt had been disturbed from her slumber by a cat's yowl. Though being recent, the call was faint and she couldn't make out what it had said if any words were spoken. The only feature Acornpelt received from the shout was that it was heavily laced with fear and worry. 

Acornpelt couldn't bother to stretch or even give herself a brisk wash, for her curiosity overwhelmed her, and she found her paws stepping towards Ashstar's den. Startled by a sudden effect, the she-cat halted. Traces of concern and a foul scent lingered from the well-constructed den. "Ashstar?" Acornpelt meowed to her, but there was no response. Only intensity. 

Regretful, Acornpelt stepped inside regardless of no "come in," said to her. The fur on her neck rose as she was finally able to make out the actual scent that came to her from the den- death. Her whiskers twitched with fear and worry, and Acornpelt stepped around the cats that had already crowded inside the den. Eyes widening, Acornpelt wouldn't believe it if she wasn't seeing it- the sight before her eyes. 

There Ashstar laid, nearly unmoving on the ground. The brown tabby did not see a strong and noble leader, but yet a frail and helpless she-cat. Some relief was granted to her as she could see Ashstar's unsteady breaths, but just because her leader was breathing, did not mean she was at all okay. "A-Ashstar?.." She mewed shakily, unable to say anything more, for she was too taken aback.

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The kit had been enjoying the early morning sun and playing with a moss ball. Fawnkit's attention immediately shifted when she notices the commotion coming from the leader's den. Unsure of what could be going on she cautiously walked over to find out what was happening. She could feel the fear coming off the other cats as she got closer and she instantly knew somethign was wrong. Her tail flicked back and forth nervously as she joined the older cats finally getting a view of Ashstar. A whimper of fear was released from the kit but she couldn't take her eyes off her leader. "What's happening? Why isn't Ashstar getting up?" She whispered out her voice filled with fear and confusion.
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Cancer Dragon
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Fear wasn't an emotion that Dovestream felt often, but she certainly did feel it as she padded out of the warriors' den and stared directly at the group of cats that were beginning to gather inside of Ashstar's den. Would all those cats really be in there without a purpose? None of them looked happy, and she could hear yowls for Featherlight to come in immediately.
Oh, StarClan, no.
It couldn't be happening, right?
Silently yet quickly, the warrior left her spot near the warriors' den and darted over to the leader's den, eyes fixed on the group of cats inside. If the rest of them could enter without being summoned, then so could she. She slipped in as if she had been called to be there, but her yellow eyes were wide and gave away nothing but fear and concern. What was happening to WindClan's leader? StarClan couldn't possibly be taking Ashstar away from her Clan, not now. Hearing a high-pitched voice, Dovestream looked down only to see Fawnkit trying to understand what was happening. She was just a kit for StarClan's sake, of course she was ignorant of the situation. The she-cat wrapped her gray tail around Fawnkit and looked down at her.
"It's okay, Fawnkit, just calm down. I'll explain everything after this is over."
Dovestream wasn't just speaking to the little kit beside her when she said 'calm down', she was also speaking to herself. She couldn't act like a terrified kit during a serious Clan crisis like this.

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Characters : Graybriar, Pricklebush, Redwing. Deceased: Tansyfoot, Turtlepelt, Morning, Longwhisker, Ryestep, Poolmist, Nettletail, Halfmoon, Freckleface, Lionfur, Shimmerheart, Breezewhisker, Honeydrop, Ashstar, Brushgaze (NPC), Shellwater, Snowblossom, Quailfeather, Gingerstripe, Carat.
Female
Cancer Snake
Number of posts : 4603
Age : 18
Clan/Rank : WindClan Senior/Tier 5 Warrior/Queen, TC Medicine Cat, SC Young/Tier 2 Warrior.

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Ashstar managed to open her eyes further as first Smokepelt, then Brindlewhisker came rushing into the room. Though at any other time she would be glad for her son to nuzzle her fur, she could hardly feel the comforting pressure of his nose against her cheek, and it was hard to hear their voices over the buzzing. Her poor deputy looked stunned, shell-shocked... Was that how I looked when I came back and found out that Sablestar was dead? This was all wrong. She'd wanted to go out defending her Clan, or hunting with her Clanmates, or... something. Not old and ragged and wheezing like this. Soon after her family, more cats flooded in- first Swiftstep running to get Featherlight, then Acornpelt and Dovestream and one of the young kits. Her Clanmates... They still needed her. Most of them were still very young warriors. Their herb stores still hadn't recovered. Featherlight needed guidance. StarClan, she wasn't ready to be taken away yet!

Even as her breathing slowly grew more frantic, a cool breeze eddied into the room, sweeping in a familiar scent that she inhaled like it was her last. Icestorm? Was she just hallucinating, or did she see him for a second? Oh, this did not bode well. However, with the silent wind, a faint likeness of strength seemed to fill Ashstar, at least enough for her to be able to find her voice again.

"Don't... start mourning me... yet," the leader wheezed out, seeing Brindlewhisker's disbelief and the younger warriors' panic. She had never gotten to see her leader die, hear Sablestar or Falconstar's last words. Oh, StarClan, my last words. I never knew this would come so fast. Give me strength. She had to at least act calm, and strong, as she always did. Never let them see how beat-down and tired she always was... But this time, she must have pushed it a bit too far. One too many pieces of prey saved for the younger members, one too many nightmares, one too many sleepless nights worrying about her Clan. "You know... I'm old. This... was coming... for a while." The corner of her open mouth crooked up in an ironic smile. "None of you... should be... surprised. Brindlewhisker... will lead you... well. Do the same... for her... as you would... for me."

The thin gray she-cat moved a shaking paw on top of her son's, putting all her effort into the motions. Her tired green eyes met his light orange ones, eyes that she'd always loved. At least they'd been able to make up before she died. A faint smile crossed her face. "Smokepelt..." Somehow, just saying his name seemed to be enough. It took some energy from her rapidly depleting stores to get every word past her lips and out of her dry throat, but every one was important to her. Her Clan was her family... her life. And her son was her only remaining member of immediate family. Though she adored him above all, she didn't regret a single decision she'd made regarding him. Everything had been for the better, and she was proud of what he'd become. For the sake of brevity, and because she doubted she had the strength to say it all, the WindClan she-cat just communicated all of her feelings through a heartfelt gaze, her weak paw on top of her son's strong one, dull green eyes glimmering with happiness. "I... love you."

With a strained motion, Ashstar moved her head, green eyes now looking into her deputy's. She saw fear there. Fear and grief and disbelief. A mix of emotions she only knew too well. "Brindlewhisker." Usually, when she said the she-cat's name, it was crisp and commanding and urgent, but still full of respect for the she-cat she trusted with her Clan and her life. Now, her tone was full of pride and love. "I do not... regret... choosing you. You... will be... a great... leader. Please, don't... ever..." The emaciated leader broke into a bout of coughing, a dry hacking noise that seemed to come all the way up her body, shaking her gaunt frame. It reminded her of when she'd been sick as an apprentice, catching whitecough after falling in the river on the way to Fourtrees... She was getting distracted. With effort, the leader pulled her mind back to the present, trying to subdue the coughing and continue speaking. "Don't... ever... doubt yourself. Take... care of... the apprentices. Look after... Graypaw. Make, sure, you don't..." She had to fit words inbetween spasms of coughing and deep, rattling breaths now. "Don't let... Rippedstar... get away with... it. Nor River-... RiverClan. No more... wars, no more... murders. Be better... than me."

All these words were starting to be too much. She was getting weaker by the second. Ashstar had to stop and catch her breath, feeling her spirit making efforts to stay in her pain-filled, thin, tired old body that she'd been in for so long. Help me, StarClan. Yet she still hung in there, trying her hardest to get out everything she wanted to say. There was so much. She heard voices calling her, familiar voices, family and friends... Yet she hung on, needing to talk more. Her eyes searched her Clanmates', not knowing how to say what she needed to. Wherever Featherlight was, she probably couldn't help her now.

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Characters : Dustcloud{D}, Blazeflight{B}, Silentstrike{Sil}, Gustpuddle {G}, *Swiftflight {Sw}, *Fennelpaw {Fn}, *Jaysong {Ja}, Fallowlight {Fa}, *Fern {Fe}, *Brackenberry {Br}, Ivypaw {Iv}, Specklekit {Sp}, Sparrowkit {Sf}
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Gustpuddle didn't want to go. Her time staying with Goosekit in the nursery was nearly up, and her fur bristled at the thought of actually having to leave her family. She felt like she was still stuck between choosing, as if she had never really made a decision. The more she thought about it, the more intense the pounding ache in her head became. She was getting close to no sleep, what with having to travel to SkyClan each night, nursing all of the other kits. The petite she-cat didn't know how much more of it she could take, she knew for sure that she was close to her breaking point. Goosekit was nearly ready for his apprentice ceremony, so she needed to make a decision, and fast. As she continued to pointlessly concentrate on the subject, she immediately turned her head around to focus on the sound of Ashstar's bedraggled voice, the dreaded sound of death hot on her tongue.

No.

No, no, no, no no no. This was not happening. It couldn't happen, not now, not when Gustpuddle needed Ashstar more than ever. She was quick on her feet, silently making note of Goosekit huddled in the corner, sleeping. When she skidded to a halt inside her grandmother's den, not even bothering to pardon herself. Her amber eyes were stuck on the site of her family, lying weak, helpless, in front of her. How could this be? She was perfectly fine the days before, was she not? She wanted to speak, to spill all her thoughts all at once, but she was choked up, her voice caught on a broken sob as her eyes began to water up. How had she not run out of tears yet? With her next attempt to speak, all that came out was a small, high-pitched, "N-No!" She refused to accept what was being put before her, she wanted to scream, yell at Ashstar, she couldn't give up so easily! "P-Please." She was begging at that point, squeezing her eyes shut. It was hard to imagine the astounding, brave leader and grandmother she'd always known on the ground in front of her, struggling to take in each breath. "I'm... I'm so sorry..." How had she even thought of defecting to another Clan? What was she doing?!

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Characters : [B] Brindlestar // [S] Splashwillow // [E] Elmcloud // [A] Adderfeather // [G] Galepaw // [D] Duskpaw
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Stiff muscles unyielding, Brindlewhisker could merely stand before Ashstar as she literally wasted away before her very eyes.

The torrent of grief and fear grated and tore at her until she wanted to throw her head back and scream into the heavens until her voice went raw. It twisted and ripped at the center of her being, tearing a gaping wound of despair open within the deepest fathoms of her soul. It wasn't supposed to happen so soon! She wanted to cry, frightful gaze unseeing to the flurry of activity that erupted all around her. The words, the expressions, it all fell upon deaf ears. Their future Leader, once so proud and sure, had been reduced to nothing but a trembling heap of childish tears. What a sight this must be! Ivystar and Jaystream would howl until they farted if they saw such a moment.

Flashes of memories that had once seemed so irrelevant and purposeless now bubbled up from the deep recesses of her mind. All those brief, meaningless moments they had spent together over the course of her time within WindClan suddenly seemed so much...sweeter. Wholly precious in the face of such a bleak fate. It took all of her strength not to sag forward and hang her head, so much strength that she felt her limbs begin to quiver fiercely. Her mother, her father, her littermates, her kits, her Leader and mentor. The unpleasantly familiar itching that she had once believed to be soothed by the passage of time clawed its way back into existence, stinging fiercely as she listened to Ashstar's shuddering coughs.

"If...If I'm half the Leader you are," Brindlewhisker managed to utter, voice sharpened by the bitter notes of resignation and deep despair, "Then I'll easily be a better Leader than any of these savages that dare to end their names in star." The tail-end of her futilely humorous words trembled slightly, her teeth clacking together sharply as she fought off the nearly overpowering wave of misery.

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Characters : lilypaw* owlpaw *mapleligh*Streampaw*Stormkit
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Lilypaw woke up hearing the wail's of her clanmates what was going on? she thought while padding out of the apprentice den. she turned her head in disbelief when she heard al the grieving noises coming out of the leaders den.
starclan no
what was going on?
where was featherlight?
on witch life was Ashstar?
did it matter?
how old must she be?
Lilypaw wanted to cry she knew what was going on, she did not see it she censed it there was a sober feeling al around the camp, everyone was crying, grieving and wailing,Lilypaw included. what should she do? what could she do? Lilypaw just wanted to leave, to run away, to sprint over the morse, to see her happy clan mates, to feel the safe gaze of Ashstar watching her clanmates. She wanted to rol up in her mothers fur or in Fernwings fur. she needed someone right now to tell her that it would be alright, that it was just a cold Ashstar was having and that she would be better tomorrow but lilypaw knew that would be a lye she knew Ashstar would join star clan today. But she could not leave! not now the clan needed her not when Skyclan wasn't punished! Lilypaw ran towards the warrior den hoping she could get any support from her mother, father or mentor.

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Characters : (T)inystar, (D)aisyflame, (S)unflower
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Libra Dragon
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Age : 18
Clan/Rank : (T)SkC~L, (D)SC~t1, (S)SkC~t1

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Not acknowledging the other cats that soon entered after him, Smokepelt watched at the she-cat struggled for breath, tears filling her slightly clouded eyes. Even just the look of pain on her grey face rubbed off on him and tears began to clear his vision. Seeing his mother in such a state brought an overwhelming sinking feeling to the tom's stomach and no matter how much he tried to think of possible hopeful outcomes, the dreaded feeling of what he knew was probably to come wouldn't leave.

Listening to the she-cat's raspy voice that was directed to him, her words were sharp as thorns, but also calming. Like a kit comforted by their queen, the simple words "I love you" brought the warrior back to his kithood days. The times that he wasn't sad or angry, the days when he was just quiet and simple... those were what he would trade his life for. But here Ashstar was, possibly about to lose a life, and he shook away his thoughts, feeling as though wishing for someone of the sort was selfish of him. If anything, he wished for his mother to get better, not to relive the old days, seeing that that wouldn't help anything except bring him a quick lived sense of joy.

Sitting down and closing his eyes with his cheek still pressed against her head, Smokepelt soaked in the she-cat's words, ignoring everyone else around him. She wasn't gone yet, but he'd never felt so helpless or hopeless, like a young kit separated from its mother. As more of the clan gathered outside the den, their frantic and panicked mews were drowned out by his own racing thoughts. "I love you too," the warrior mewed softly into her ear, not moving from his spot by the leader. What ever happened now, he just prayed that StarClan would make the right decision, for the clan's sake.

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Characters : [A]cornpelt, [S]ootpaw, [R]accoonpaw, [M]ilkpaw, [Al]derpaw
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Clan/Rank : [A] WindClan Warrior, [S] SkyClan Apprentice, [R] SkyClan Apprentice, [M] RiverClan Apprentice, [Al] ThunderClan Apprentice

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Tiny droplets seemed to pierce Acornpelt's eyes as she watched her leader grow increasingly weak and limp. Her eyes glittered from the water that poured out of them. The she-cat's vision grew blurry, and with the tears that streamed down her face, Acornpelt's paws seemed to go numb and her legs wanted to go out before her. 

All Acornpelt would think was, "Why?" Surely Ashstar had at least a few more lives left. Why wasn't StarClan aiding her in this incompatible state? Why had Ashstar become so weak so suddenly? The tabby wasn't sure if she would get the answers.

As much as Acornpelt would've wanted to stay by her leader's side, and mourn her when she had gone, the brown cat knew that there were cats who were much closer to Ashstar than Acornpelt ever would be. She was just one of Ashstar's faithful warriors, and nothing more. With that thought, Acornpelt left the den to make room for Ashstar's closer associates.

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Characters : [F]Firflower [D]Deerhawk [P]Poppypaw [E]Egretpaw; DEAD/ MISSING: Nightbird, Deernose, Rainspot, Ashcloud, Foxfang, Scorchbranch, Pebblelight, Fogheart, Pineeye, Darkflight, Stonepaw(PLOT), Cloudstone, Spiderfur
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Webs of thin clouds on the horizon kept the newly awakened Spiderfur's focus. The dawn colored them bright streaks of pink and purple and orange against the dark blue sky. Like cracks in thawing ice. The mumbling of her Clanmates went unnoticed for a while as she stared, transfixed. A sharp gust of wind startled her back into reality, and if she were a medicine cat, this might have been a sign. But, Spiderfur had no such thoughts as she turned to join a dawn patrol, fully prepared to have another, hopefully uneventful day. Of course this was not the case. Her Clanmates were beginning to gather around Ashstar's den. Uncertainty making her pelt prickle, the little she-cat poked through the cats until she came upon a motionless, grey form. A heartbeat passed before she recognized the cat, and her stomach twisted. She pressed against Gustpuddle without thinking and squeezed her eyes shut for a moment.

Her leader and aunt lay cold before them. Spiderfur felt her face and paws begin to twitch and shake. Words came out before she could process them, and her voice trembled worse than ever. "Sh-sh-she nee-eeds to b-be mourned i-i-in the sun. Under St-StarClan. N-N..." She bit her tongue. "N-Not here, i-i-in the da-da-da-darkness." She looked to her kin, first to Smokepelt, then to Brindlewhisker. Brindlestar, soon. Ashstar needed to be carried out for all to see; for all to grieve. Great StarClan,  she couldn't say that this had come too early - for Ashstar was the oldest of them all - but it was still a shock nonetheless.

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Characters : Graybriar, Pricklebush, Redwing. Deceased: Tansyfoot, Turtlepelt, Morning, Longwhisker, Ryestep, Poolmist, Nettletail, Halfmoon, Freckleface, Lionfur, Shimmerheart, Breezewhisker, Honeydrop, Ashstar, Brushgaze (NPC), Shellwater, Snowblossom, Quailfeather, Gingerstripe, Carat.
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More family and Clanmates came in- Gustpuddle, Spiderfur- but Ashstar's eyes were slowly drifting shut despite her efforts to keep them open. Her weak and trembling paw fell off of her son's, lying limp and cold on the hard floor. Despite the large amount of cats in the small den, more than she could ever remember, the room felt chilly, and the leader froze alongside the burning pain in her lungs. Her chest still rose and fell, rose and fell... but weaker now, more rasping, nothing more than a thin trickle of air seeping in and out of her throat that had so many times yowled out the summons for her Clan or offered advice or encouragement, given apprentices their names, protected her Clanmates... Even her thoughts rambled now. She could barely keep her mind straight on task, focused on what was happening right now. What was happening?

I'm dying.

How she wished she could hear the words that Smokepelt was saying, the final words that Brindlewhisker was giving her, but the buzzing in her ears had risen so steadily that there was no other sound that could make it through. Her body slowly lost all feeling, she could feel neither her son's nose on her cheek nor his breath in her ear. Even the horrible aching in her chest and every limb gradually lifted, and the ragged gray she-cat let out a quiet gasp of relief through her old and tired lungs as all the pain she had been feeling dissolved. Not only the pains of dying, but the pains that had been haunting her for years and years, before she even took the position of leader. The deaths of all her family and friends, loved ones that had passed away, Clanmates abandoning her, enemies victorious, being defeated and beaten into the ground, every claw wound, every emotional or physical scar... Her taut and tense muscles relaxed, and she seemed to sink into the ground. Her dull green eyes found Brindlewhisker's once more, and a small smile graced her face, the last one she'd ever have. The relief was plain in her gaze that had so often been full of distress and grief and a pain that she thought would never leave... but it had. Finally, she was free of the hurt, the sadness, the rage and sorrow and distress she'd felt her whole life. The only emotions left in her weary heart were peace, willingness, and a small tinge of regret that she couldn't have solved everything for her Clan and left her deputy to rule in a time of peace rather than war. But she wasn't really leaving her deputy, was she? She was only going to StarClan, to be with Icestorm and Lightfoot and Birchkit and Sharppaw... She would guide Brindlewhisker from the stars. "I will always be here," the leader murmured, her voice clear in contrast to the pain-filled wheezing that had filled the den earlier. StarClan had given her the dignity of last words that weren't as pathetic as her death was. My death... I'm ready.

The leader exhaled. Her last breath passed out of her thin, emaciated body with something resembling peace, a normal she-cat just lying down to go to sleep. Not a powerful leader, not a fierce mother, not anything other than a warrior of WindClan. Her chest stopped moving. Her loving, tired, spring-green eyes slid closed.

Ashstar was dead.




With a great wrenching gasp, her spirit rose up out of her exhausted body, floating a few mouse-lengths above the tattered gray form that had been her own. Was that really me? The leader's body seemed so weak and vulnerable in death... without the powerful personality that had filled her, her body seemed so small, so insignificant. The body of a tired old mother who just needed a rest after a long, hard day. And it truly had been long, and hard... But it was over now. She no longer had to worry about anything- not about Ivystar, not about Rippedstar, not about feeding her Clanmates or performing ceremonies or collecting herbs or just finding the time to sleep. She was free. Freedom.

The former leader looked down at the cats surrounding the dead husk of gray fur, feeling the powerful emotions that rose up from them. Fear, grief, disbelief. How she wished she could lick the tears from their faces... how she wished she could ease off the painful burden that now fell on Brindlewhisker's shoulders... how she wished to tell them her love only one more time. Despite the fact that she was only a spirit and couldn't do any of those things, let alone letting them know that she was still there, the StarClan she-cat leaned against her deputy, trying to console the obvious pain that was on the she-cat's face. Pain that she had now escaped... pain that all would escape in turn. But even thought Brindlewhisker was hurting now, Ashstar knew that the she-cat would grow to be the best leader in WindClan's history, the best leader in the whole forest... far, far better than her.

As much as she wanted to, Ashstar couldn't linger here forever, nor should she have. There were cats waiting for her in StarClan. Her parents, her brother, her son, her mate... She had felt the pain of their loss so keenly for so long. And now, they would be separated no longer. And if that wasn't a bright light in this sphere of pain and sorrow and darkness, then what was? As she began to pull away from her mourning Clanmates, a voice that she recognized seemed to drift down from the ceiling of the leader's den. "My darling, are you coming?"

Icestorm... oh, Icestorm. How she'd missed him. How wonderful it would be to see him again. Her mate, her true love. She was imprisoned on this living sphere no longer, and now she could go to him.

With an expression of pure joy, glistening tears streaming down her face, the bright spirit of Ashstar rose up through the ceiling that could no longer hold her, leaving her mortal pains and worries behind. Icestorm, I'm coming.... StarClan, I'm coming.

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