a new apprentice [tag: ShadowClan meeting #2] Jan 26, 2016 3:42:12 GMT
Post by feeling kinda blue on Jan 26, 2016 3:42:12 GMT
Situated where he was, Webpaw hadn't expected anyone in particular to come join him unless it was Blossompaw dragging Spottedpaw out of the den for the meeting. However, that wasn't what happened. Instead, it wasn't an apprentice that joined the silver tabby but a kit. Specifically it was Vinekit, her black and white fur and cloudy eyes distinctive from the other kits. It was also quite distinctive because not many other kits actually left the nursery when Rosestar called a clan meeting. Even the more restless ones close to their apprentice ceremonies tended to be corralled by the queens but it looked like Vinekit had been able to slip past. Webpaw smiled at the she-kit and brushed his tail against her flank to let her know what side he was on.
"I'm sure we're all making a horrible racket," Webpaw said, remembering one of the elders telling him that after losing her eyesight during a training accident her hearing had become significantly better. Normally kits were kept strictly away from clan meetings for obvious reasons but Webpaw's limbs felt heavy with exhaustion from his night long hunt and the excitement of finding Twotone. He simply didn't have it in him to tell off Vinekit for being curious when he wasn't much better. "The stranger's name is Greypaw. He's joining us now." Reaching over, Webpaw hooked a paw gently around Vinekit to guide her over to him, sitting up as he did so, settling the black and white kit down between his front paws facing toward where Greypaw stood. Maybe he was making sure she couldn't run off but who needed to know that? "I met him on my midnight patrol with Rosestar. He's very nice. If you'd like I can take you to meet him after the ceremony, so you can get to know him." Curling his tail around his side, Webpaw watched the clan around his new friend.
'A kittypet? We can't let him in the Clan! He'll spread disease! He'll make us all sick!'
Ears perking, Webpaw looked out at the clan and...of course. Spottedpaw. Webpaw gave a soft sigh. She wasn't the best at the whole open mindedness thing...she tried sometimes...at least Webpaw thought she did. But oh well. Amber eyes skimmed the rest of the clan looking for signs of agreement. Sharpening glares, flexing claws, tensed muscles. Hopefully Spottedpaw's seed of unhappiness about Greypaw wouldn't spread...
"Don't listen to her," Webpaw murmured to Vinekit, "she's just scared. A lot of cats are right now but that's ok. They'll learn. Different isn't bad, just new."
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Tagged: Shiny, @summerrain