12. Chapter 12 Warrior Ceremony, A happy reunion
It was Moonrise and SeaPaw was watching the Highrock, she was excited to finally be a warrior! ThornWhisker was wrapped around her keeping her warm in his fur. Eventually SapStar walked out of his den and jumped onto the Highrock.
"Everyone old enough to catch their own prey gather beneath the Highrock for a clan meeting!" yelled SapStar quickly seeing how far the moon had risen. SeaPaw couldn't sit still which gave ThornWhisker a hard time of staying wrapped around her, she felt him tense up knowing he was excited too.
"Today we become stronger! With yet another warrior!" Yelled SapStar, everyone started cheering.
"This She-Cat has shown great courage and is incredibly strong! SeaPaw please come to the HighRock!" Yelled SapStar proudly. I calmly walked up to the HighRock, it was getting harder to stay calm each step I took. When I finally made it to the HighRock I looked up at SapStar sitting proudly on the rock, fur shining in the rising moonlight.
"SeaPaw do you promise to uphold the warrior code?"
"Then from this day forward your name will be SeaShine" yelled SapStar. Everyone cheered my name and my mother locked eyes with me a proud glint in her eyes, PoisonSpots glared at me probably wondering how I passed the test no doubt. He wasn't the best mentor when you think about it. Then I saw ThornWhisker, the proudest of all staring at me with his beautiful eyes and waiting for me to come over, cheering the loudest of all the clan. I bounded over to him and nestled into his fur, he licked me on the head compassionately and told me he loved me. We padded to the warriors den together, tails entwined he showed me his nest, and I wanted to sleep with him but I knew I had silent vigil so I said good night and padded to the entrance of the camp. I heard very cat sleeping peacefully, and wondered what they were dreaming about, was ThornWhisker dreaming of me? I thought about dreams until dawn, when I joined dawn patrol with ThornWhisker. He wanted me to sleep but I wanted to be with him, so soon he gave up trying to get me to sleep. We finished dawn patrol and shared a squirrel, then cleaned each other, and went on patrol. She it got dark I curled up in our nest and ThornWhisker curled around me. It was the perfect day, the best day of my life. Well so far anyway! I fell asleep to ThornWhisker snoring a little, not much but enough to make you sure he's asleep. When I slept I dreamed of him. And I knew the next day would be a good one I could feel it.