11. Chapter 11 Final Assement
SeaPaw was glad to hear that PoisonSpots wouldn't be doing her final assessment instead BrackenFeather would be. BrackenFeather was a mottled Brown she-cat and had bright green eyes, she was a young warrior and was proud to be doing my final assessment. BrackenFeather was more excited than me, she was bouncing around and fidgeting after being scolded by an older warrior for doing so. Finally SapStar told us to go and do the assessment, I could tell from his gaze he expected me to fail. BrackenFeather padded out of camp and i quickly followed her not wanting to be downgraded for being slow.
"You're going to have to hunt, fight, climb, and scent the air several times and say aloud what you smell, I'll be quietly watching the whole way" said BrackenFeather quickly, trying to fast forward to me doing the things she explained, when she stayed quiet I guessed I was supposed to start. I heard her quietly sneaking into the undergrowth behind me. I paid no attention to her and sniffed the air.
"There's to squirrels in that tree, and a family of birds in the other, there's a thunder storm coming in 2 days, and will probably last more than a day, I scent BrackenFeather over there, and the creek is after those 2 trees" I said then started hunting, I decided to go after the squirrels first because they wouldn't make the alarm like the birds would. It was so easy to catch the squirrels, it felt as though they jumped into my paws and died. Even though I knew they didn't. I fought off a ambush of 6 younger apprentices, I heard a surprised gasp from the bushes and immediately knew it was BrackenFeather, she had been cry surmises at my abilities all day, gasping here and there. When she came out of the undergrowth at sun high she told me I could go back to camp with my fresh kill, and that I had passed. I knew my mom would be proud. When I got back to camp, all the apprentices, my friends, and ThornWhisker huddled around me trying to figure out how i did, to every single one I said it was a surprise, except for ThornWhisker, who I happily surprised by asking him if I could share his nest soon. He immediately smiled and said yes than he walked me to the fresh kill pile, we shared one of my birds, he called it a love bird.