Puzzlefur watched as Willowshine and Greenstar returned to camp.
His friend looked tired. Moonhigh was nearly here. He had to name a deputy.
"All cats old enough to swim gather to hear my words!"
The summons hung in the air as the clan gathered.
"It is time to appoint a new deputy. I say this before the spirits of my ancestors, so that they may hear and approve my choice.." Greenstar paused,"Angelwing will be the new deputy of RiverClan!"
Angelwing stood up. Her eyes flickering with surprise.
"Thank you, Greenstar for giving me this opportunity. I promise to serve you the best I can!"
Hmmm. Thought Puzzlefur. Greenstar and Angelwing sure are getting close. Their could be more kits in the nursery soon!
Then Angelwing turned to the clan. "I would also like to say that I'm expecting Greenstar's kits!"
I totally called it, thought Puzzlefur. I wonder if Greenstar saw Ascotclaw in StarClan?
Puzzlefur shook his head to clear it and padded over to Blueclaw, who had recently been made a warrior.
"The killer has been quiet for a few days. When do you think he'll strike again?"
Puzzlefurs head couldn't guess. "I don't know."
"it's kind of scary, knowing when you go hunting you could die,"
"Yeah." Puzzlefur shivered,"It is,"
"Well," mewed Blueclaw,"I'm going hunting, want to come?"
"Okay!" Puzzlefur answered, glad to be doing something.
When they were in the forest, Blueclaw and Puzzlefur headed to the riverbank, trying to find mice, as the river was frozen.
Puzzlefur headed deeply into the bushes, so he could catch the mice when Blueclaw got them out of the hole.
He watched Blueclaw intently, ready to pounce when he noticed a shadow stalking Blueclaw.
Fear coursed through him. This must be the killer!
The killer lept onto Blueclaw, scoring his claws down his flank and pinning him. The killers scent was too muddy to smell properly and his pelt caked with brown mud.
Just as the killer was about to give the killing bite, Puzzlefur lept out of the bushes and fastened his teeth in it's tail. The killer growled and whipped round, biting Puzzlefur in the paw. Puzzlefur slid under the cats belly and scratched. Suddenly Greenstar came out.
"What's going on.." he asked."Ah! PUZZLEFUR!"
Greenstar lept onto the killer, pushing him over. He smacked his head against a rock, and blood began trickling out. Greenstar put his paw on the killers neck.
"Any last words?"
The killer purred. "You wouldn't really, would you, Greenstar?"
"I would," Greenstar replied confidently."Time to know your identity. Puzzlefur, wash his pelt,"
Puzzlefur lent beside the killer and licked. They gasped. The killer had golden paws, was all black with golden neck fur.
"Well," spat Ascotclaw,"Isn't this nice, Brother?"