Post by 20mia08 on Mar 18, 2020 2:58:07 GMT
She was certain that Lynxstar would be enraged if he discovered that Newtpaw, his intended successor, had run off in the night to poke around Five Stones. The dappled chocolate she-cat would say that she was simply "letting her paws lead her", but that wasn't at all true- she had gone out to get some air after falling into a sleepless period in the night due to a sudden amount of overwhelming stress. That stress? It stemmed from Acornpaw- the stupid static furball had gotten too close and had given Newtpaw a good shock in the night. Half of her wanted to shove his face into his nest and make him suffocate, but she instead decided to coolly leave camp and release her anger in a different form. He was a good kid, and it wasn't his fault that he couldn't control his abilities. ThunderClan was without a storm element to mentor him.
She had ventured around ThunderClan territory for so long until her attention set her elsewhere, and an underlying desire to do the forbidden called her name. Five Stones, a place where apprentices wouldn't dare to roam...but she saw no harm in practicing her right, per say. Assuming she outlived her mentor, Newtpaw would stand up there with the other leaders some day, presenting the gathering cats with the news of ThunderClan...
She had been standing by their pillar, almost lost in a daydream, when the sound of a snapping twig caused her to whip around.
"Acornpaw!" She hissed at the innocent tailless tom, who visibly cringed when she snapped at him. "What're you doing out here? Why did you follow me?" The leader's apprentice narrowed her sharp pair of aqua visionaries as she confronted the little tom, turning to square her shoulders up with him. While she at first seemed defensive, it was clear that she quickly became more concerned about his well-being. "It isn't safe for you to be out here- never mind what I'm doing. I'm a poor role model."
The storm element glanced up at the mighty she-cat with rounded, innocent eyes. "I just wanted to apologize, miss Noot- I-I mean ma'am. I'm sorry that I shocked you...and all the other apprentices." He adverted his gaze as if he were nervous about seeming like a challenger, instead glancing down at his paws as he awkwardly shuffled them in the dirt. All the sudden, he didn't feel so...alone.