I was glad to have an apprentice. I knew CherrypawCherrypaw was going to be a bit of a handful, but I didn't mind. Then I have more to teach her. "What are we going to do first? Battle training? Hunting?" CherrypawCherrypaw asked, bouncing around.
"I'm afraid first we're going to tour the territory first. Normally I would've liked to teach you hunting before fighting, but with everything going on with Shadowclan, I think I'll teach you fighting first."
CherrypawCherrypaw shrugged her disappointment off. I like that. She's going to be a very positive cat one day. If she can get her energy under control, then she'll make a great mentor and a mother. Whoa, I'm thinking too far ahead, aren't I?
"Can we go with MousepawMousepaw and Echopaw?"
"They may be doing different things. We can ask them, though." I meowed and padded off to where WolffangWolffang was talking with MousepawMousepaw.
Yes! Finally, I have an apprentice. I'll make him a good fighter. Then perhaps he can follow me down my path for power. I'll make him understand. And-
"Uh, WolffangWolffang? What are we going to do first?" MousepawMousepaw looked up at me eagerly, breaking me out of my thoughts.
I'll think about this later. "We're going to explore the territory first to start off with. Then we'll switch to battle training."
SilverfeatherSilverfeather and CherrypawCherrypaw padded up. "Someone here wants to explore the territory with her brother. Are you going to tour the territory too?" SilverfeatherSilverfeather meowed.
"Sure. Why not?" I shrugged.
"Yes! Thank you WolffangWolffang!" CherrypawCherrypaw exclaimed.
"You won't always get to be with your littermatelittermate all the time though." I warned them as the two littermates raced off after the tunnel.
I looked around to see where Stormfeather and Echopaw were, but they weren't in sight.
Echopaw looked up at me expectantly. "What are we going to do first?" She asked eagerly.
"Normally I would tour the territory with you, but I think it would be best if we did battle training. With Silversoul ignoring bounderies and Shadowclan at her back and call, I think it we should do battle training."
Echopaw nodded and we padded out of camp to the training to the clearing.
We trained until Sunhigh. I was pleased with Echopaw's progress so far. "You're coming along fast. Let's go back to camp and rest, and then we'll tour the territory."
"Cherrypaw and Mousepaw better look out." Echopaw boasted.
I was glad that her confidence had grown. I was also surprised; she had advanced very quickly. One time when I had pinned her down she had gone limp. I had assumed she had gone limp. But instead, as soon as I realized her, she leaped onto my back and refused to let go. "Wanna share?"
I looked down and saw that Echopaw had dragged over a squirrel. "Of course." I smiled.