"You don't deserve to get hurt! Wolfstar h-he's crazy and cruel a-and all around awful. You are only being harsh on Pebblepaw because you want to keep her safe, just like I've been doing for Honeypaw. I can't stand the thought of loosing her... Or you for that matter. You're my best friend." She said softly, gazing at me, and I couldn't help but smile, this time sincere.
"I have to admit, I'm worried. You've seen how strong just those four are, and there are a ton of others with their own apprentices. What if we don't come out of the battle? What will happen to our clan?" She asked, worried.
I sighed. "I don't know. Try not to think about it. Let's focus on eating; before this rabbit grows cold."
While I was eating, through the branches of the tree I spotted Pebblepaw, with a pang of guilt. I'll have to apologize to her. Then I noticed that she was eating and laughing with the rest of the prophecy cats. Why couldn't I be apart of something that was much nobler?
"At least the clans will have the prophecy cats." I said, a little wistful. "I guess that's their purpose. Save the clans from the Wolffang, Silversoul, Darkheart, and Batwing."
While the rest of us are forgotten...
"Sibling problems?" I looked up to see Honeypaw sitting down next to me.
"Yeah..." I said distantly, blinking back tears.
"I know what you mean..." She replied. "Fawnpaw drilled me hard all afternoon with fighting and training. She acted like we'd be in the fight of our lives soon. I certainly hope not..."
"Thornpaw told me to be alert and to stay focused... and to do something useful for once." I mumbled, wrapping my tail around me as far as I could go.
Honeypaw is silent at first. "You can't be useless, otherwise you wouldn't have been chosen for the prophecy." She pokes me with a paw.
I don't budge.
"It still hurts, doesn't it?" She says.
I nod. "He's the only family I have left. And now he's pushing me away..."
"I bet he's just... well... I don't know. But, I think he just has a weird way of caring. Come on, why don't we go get something to eat?"
"Okay..." I followed her.
Pretty soon, I was laughing and happily chatting with Dawnpaw, Honeypaw, and Cloudheart. Thornpaw's words still nagged me in the back of my head.
I will be useful.
Updated appearance for Pebblepaw:
Light gray, silvery she-cat. She has darker gray paws, ears, and tail tip. She also has darker gray spots here and there. She has amber eyes.
Updated appearance for Thornpaw:
He's a medium brown tabby tom, with darker brown stripes that almost appear black in some lightings. He has green eyes, with darker brown paws, ears, and tail tip.
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