the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (alpine / ame) Mar 4, 2016 17:37:21 GMT
Post by beretta on Mar 4, 2016 17:37:21 GMT
[ For timeline clarity's sake, this thread takes place after the territory expansion idea was brought up by Pinestar, but before the border clash currently happening. ]
Technically, between the two of them, Barkstep was counted as the senior warrior. Lynxheart knew why - he was older. She didn't believe that was a good explanation. That was why she was leading this patrol, a fact she was pleased to note would put a burr in his fur. It was dawn. The sun was only just rising, giving the three SkyClanners enough light to see by but left the river at their side a deep and glassy black, impossible to see the bottom of it. It looked endless. She crouched beside it to drink, taking a not-so-subtle look into the RiverClan territory on the other side as she did. No sign of a patrol over there. It was probably just as well, while Pinestar's words were ringing between her ears.
That could be ours, she thought, filled with an emotion she didn't know how to describe - wistful? In her lifetime, she hadn't experienced a territory expansion. After the leaf-bare they had just gone through she understood Pinestar's desire, and agreed with it. She didn't think any SkyClan warrior was going to learn how to fish any time soon though.
She straightened after her drink, tongue and chin icy cold as she turned away to keep walking. "Mark the border as usual," she meowed over her shoulder, her voice carrying its usual rough edge - hushed though, so her words would fall only to the two warriors with her. She could be civil to Barkstep when the situation called, and having a witness - young Lioncloud - meant it was one of those situations. "No reason to make them suspicious of anything before Pinestar gives the order."
If they saw some RiverClan warriors though, she wondered how well Lioncloud could keep her head. Lynxheart liked the young she-cat - she reminded her of herself - but they couldn't afford mistakes while so close to taking the territory.
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