Mousestar, pale ginger tortoiseshell and white she-cat with blue-gray eyes
Fogwhisker, gray tabby she-cat with white chest and tail
Purplepool, mottled brown she-cat with violet eyes
Medicine Cat Apprentice:
Winterfall, white she-cat with icy blue eyes
Bloodclaw, black tom with dark amber eyes
Kinklegs, gray and white tom with one crooked leg
Mothfur, brown tabby tom with bright green eyes
Redfangs, sleek black she-cat with red eyes
Littlestorm, gray tom with blue eyes, smallest tom'
Pureheart, white she-cat with thick spotted fur and blue eyes
Magiceyes, blue-gray she-cat with a white chest and one white paw and blue eyes
Vineflower, golden tabby she-cat with brown eyes
Rivermist, gray tabby she-cat
Pinepelt, ginger tom with green eyes
Daisyclaw, white she-cat with ginger legs and crystal blue eyes
Poppyshine, calico she-cat with a white tail and bright blue eyes
Silentstep, tortoiseshell and white she-cat with green eyes
Oakfur, sandy brown tom with ginger splotches
Dirtclaw, brown tabby tom with hazel eyes
Cometshine, ginger tabby she-cat with green eyes
Pinepelt, ginger tom
Mintfrost, slender dark tortoiseshell she-cat with green eyes
Lionfire, golden tom with a brown face and amber eyes
Blazepelt, ginger tabby tom with green eyes
Songfall, gray and white she-cat with green eyes
Ripplestripe, ginger and black tom with yellow eyes
Hollyberry, ginger and gray she-cat with green eyes
Fernshadow, mottled gray and white she-cat with blue eyes
Snowfur, pure white she-cat with green eyes
Nettleclaw, dark brown tabby tom with a white chest
Sunshine, beautiful golden she-cat with bright blue eyes and a stumpy tail (from a fox attack)
Oatwhisker, light ginger tom with amber eyes
Hailstorm, gray tom
Frostynose, mottled gray and white she-cat with blue eyes
Smokepaw, smoky gray she-cat with amber eyes
Squirrelpaw, light ginger she-cat with green eyes
Sagepaw, tortoiseshell and white she-cat with blue-gray eyes
Fallowpaw, black tom with bold green eyes
Graypaw, light gray she-kit with pretty blue eyes and a glossy pelt
Newtkit, silver tabby she-cat with pale blue eyes
Minnowkit, dark gray tabby she-cat with pale green eyes
Starlingkit, pretty dark brown tabby she-cat with a white chest and blue eyes
Poppyshine, calico she-cat with a white tail and bright blue eyes
Jinglestep, white and brown tortoiseshell she-cat with blue eyes
Badgertooth, black tom with white chest and amber eyes, retired early due to filed sight
Echonose, dark brown tabby she-cat with icy blue eyes, retired early due to crippled leg, formerly leader
Moonstar, light gray she-cat
Rosesplash, cream she-cat
Firepelt, ginger tom with blue eyes
Medicine Cat Apprentice:
Flowerpaw, golden and brown she-cat
Dovewing, white she-cat with dark green eyes
Woody, dark brown tabby tom, formerly loner
Ashfrost, tortoiseshell she-cat
Tallface, black and white tom with a narrow face
Burningfire, ginger tom with blue eyes
Clawtalon, black and white tom
Dewfur, Spotted gray she-cat
Whitemist, white she-cat with a black tail
Goldengaze, golden she-cat with amber eyes
Snowytail, white she-cat with blue eyes
Nightfangs, black she-cat with a white chest
Shrewclaw, dark gray tom with amber eyes
Fuzzyfern, Fluffy ginger she-cat
Spottedfrost, Spotted gray she-cat
Thrushpatch, Spotted gray tom
Furzepelt, pale ginger tabby she-cat
Ashheart, Spotted gray tom
Sweetheart, Spotted gray she-cat
Flamepaw, Bright ginger tom
Emberpaw, pale brown she-cat
Driftpaw, Spotted gray she-cat
Dreamkit, black she-cat with one blue eye and one amber eye
Molekit, Spotted gray tom
Hattie, Brown tabby she-cat with green eyes, formerly loner
Cloudgaze, ginger she-cat with green eyes and a pink nose
Raindrop, blue-gray she-cat with green eyes
Smalltail, small gray tom with ginger patches and a small tail
Jadestar, pal;e ginger she-cat with a dark ginger chest and green eyes
Shimmergaze, black she-cat
Embertalon, long-haired brown and gray she-cat with green eyes
Medicine Cat Apprentice:
Robinwing, dark gray she-cat with ginger chest
Sedgefern, dark cream and gray she-cat, formerly rogue
Sunnyfur, ginger and white she-cat
Wheatwhisker, brown tabby tom with green eyes and one white paw
Raggedfire, dark brown tom
Skygaze, gray tom
Flowerfrost, gray and white she-cat
Dawnpoppy, gray she-cat with green eyes
Dappleface, gray she-cat with white spots
Ferngaze, ginger she-cat with amber eyes
Wolfpelt, silver tabby she-cat with green eyes
Splashclaw, dark ginger tabby tom
Toadfoot, gray tom with amber eyes
Flowingriver, gray tom with amber eyes, formerly kittypet
Berryfoot, ginger tom with amber eyes
Flamefur, ginger tabby she-cat with blue eyes
Gingerheart, she-cat with amber eyes
Duskcloud, smoky gray she-cat with amber eyes
Hazelpaw, ginger and white she-cat with hazel eyes
Fluffypaw, fluffy white she-cat
Greenpaw, dark gray she-cat with green eyes
Silverpaw, silver tabby she-cat
Hawkpaw, dark brown tom with green eyes
Ivykit, small brown tabby she-cat
Snaketail, ginger tabby she-cat with blue eyes
Gingermist, golden tabby she-cat with amber eyes
Branchtail, white she-cat with a dark ginger tail
Featherfrost, light gray she-cat Daisyfern, black she-cat with white splotches
Lionstar, golden tabby tom with blue eyes
Sungaze, golden tabby she-cat with amber eyes
Softfeather, siamese patterned she-cat with gentle green eyes
Medicine Cat Apprentice:
Sweetbriar, tortoiseshell and white she-cat
Aquaeyes, calico she-cat with blue-green eyes
Eagleblaze, brown and white tom
Mudtalon, dark brown tom
Amberstreak, dark ginger she-cat with amber eyes
Fallowdrift, black tom with blue eyes
Talonflight, dark brown tom
Acorntail, gray tom
Coralfeather, cream and black tabby she-cat with amber eyes
Mistytrust, gray she-cat with blue eyes
Dancingeyes, black she-cat with green eyes
Hawkwave, mottled ginger tom
Mottlefrost, mottled gray she-cat
Grasspelt, dark brown she-cat
Wavefrost,gray and white she-cat
Brightsplash, ginger and white tabby she-cat
Flametail, bright ginger tom
Autumnshine, dark brown she-cat
Cinderpaw,gray and white she-cat
Sorrelpaw,tortoiseshell and white she-cat
Brackenpaw,tortoiseshell and white tom
Graydapple, gray she-cat, formerly rogue
Briarshine, Brown tabby she-cat
Firetail, bright ginger she-cat
Brackenthorn, light brown tom
Daisyfern, black she-cat with white splotches
Waterbreeze, dark brown she-cat with white spots
Fernstar, pale brown she-cat with torn ears and green eyes
Dustclaw, mottled gray tom with a scarred face
Smallwhisker, small brownish ginger she-cat with dark green eyes
Medicine Cat Apprentice:
Darkdapple, black she-cat with white splotches
Pricklefur, slender white she-cat with dazzling blue eyes
Gemeyes, beautiful black she-cat with bright blue eyes
Petalbreeze, light brown tabby she-cat
Whitesong, white she-cat with amber eyes
Greengaze, dark brown she-cat with piercing green eyes
Tornclaw, ginger and white she-cat
Ashwhisker, brown tabby tom with green eyes and one white paw
Jadesun, dark brown she-cat
Appleblossom, dark ginger she-cat with amber eyes and half of a tail
Aquagaze, blue-gray she-cat with blue eyes and a crooked leg
Rustblaze, pale brown tabby tom
Leopardheart, ginger tom with black spots
Yarrowclaw, ginger tom with amber eyes
Bluestorm, ginger tabby she-cat with blue eyes
Tigerpaw, tabby she-cat
Windpaw, small brown and black she-cat
Stormypaw, white tom
Blossomkit, pinkish gray she-cat with hazel eyes
Tawnykit, tortoiseshell she-cat with amber eyes
Lowkit, black tom
Stumpytail, ginger tabby she-cat with blue eyes and a short tail
Snowstripe, slender white she-cat with dazzling blue eyes
Leafsplash, white she-cat with a dark ginger chest
Shade, dark gray tom with a short tail and nicked ear
Sandy, pale brown tabby she-cat with dark blue eyes
Icedrop, silver queen with pale blue eyes
Peach, pinkish gray she-kit with green eyes
A cold breeze blew through the camp. Mousestar pushed her paw against the hard ice that covered the stream. It didn't break. She tried putting all of her weight on the ice, and it only cracked a little. She got back onto land.
"Lionfire and Fernshadow!" she called, "Build a bramble bridge here!" Her son and the dappled warrior nodded and started gethering brambles from the elders den, where Echonose and Badgertooth were glasde to get rid of the waste. Sagepaw bounded forward.
"Can I help?" she asked, "My weight won't break the ice." Mousestar sighed at her granddaughter and shook her head. The tortoiseshell's shoulders sagged a little, but soon her blue-gray eyes, copies of Mousestar's grew bright.
"Okay, I'll find Rivermist and we can hunt!" Mousestar purred as she bounded away. She shivered, and Mothfur padded up to her. She envied his thick coat. He pressed against her.
"There's a storm coming," he murmured, "A bad one."
"I know," Mousestar replied, "But can we handle it?"
"We can handle anything," Vineflower hissed, standing beside her brother, "We are FogClan."
Everything was covered in ice. Frozen solid. The Clan had gone to bed one day and woken up to find everything covered in the slippery frozen water. Outside, the trees trembled, dangerously close to falling. Mintfrost shivered as another breeze rippled through the camp. All cats were confined to their dens unless they were hunting, and still they had to be careful. The first morsels of prey they caught were frozen dry, and the queens were glad of that. But now they were living off of fish in the water that were still alive. Sometimes patrols crossed the stream to look for prey, and sometimes they even brought back a swallow or two, but usually they would go hungry.
"Bloodclaw, Mintfrost and Winterfall, hunting patrol!" Mousestar called from her den. Mintfrost slipped out of the warrior's den with the snowy and black warriors behind her. Bloodclaw walked stiffly. Mintfrost was amazed. He could've retired already. Winterfall was slightly younger than him, but could retire, if she wanted to.
"Grab Snowfur and Frostynose," Winterfall hissed to Mintfrost, "I want to try and grab some meat today." Mintfrost nodded and carefully made her way to the warrior's den.
"Snowfur! Frostynose!" she called, "Patrol!" Frostynose poked her head up sleepily.
"It's too cold!" the new warrior complained, standing up and shaking her pelt. Snowfur stood beside her, her eyes gleaming.
"Come anyway," Mintfrost snapped, "We need to eat!" Frostynose grudgingly followed, her eyes narrowed. Snowfur bounded out and slipped, but regained her balance. Winterfall was waiting near the stream and flicked her tail. The three she-cats soon disappeared into the white forest. Mintfrost crept up to the edge of the ice, and extended her paws, hitting hard at the ice. It didn't crack. With a frustrated hiss, she slapped again, but ended up with the same result. One last time, she slammed her paw on the ice, and it cracked. She purred, but then whirled around to see Lionfire.
"You helped me," she accused her mate, flicking him with her tail. He just purred and padded off.
"Purplepool! Poppyshine's kits are coming!" Minnowkit yowled, running into Purplepool's den.
"What?" Purplepool asked, coming out.
Did she say Poppyshine?
"Poppyshine's kits are-" Minnowkit began again, but this time Purplepool ran to the nursery.
"Get some raspberry leaves!" she yowled. Minnowkit nodded.
When she entered the nursery, she was surprised at how far into labor Poppyshine was.
"Why didn't you call me?" she demanded.
"I thought it was bellache again," Poppyshine rasped. A ripple went through her stomach. Minnowkit dashed in with the jagged leaves. Poppyshine readily chewed them up. Soon she gasped.
"The first one's coming!" Jinglestep hissed. Oakfur worriedly poked his head in.
"How-" he began, but Pinepelt guided him away. Poppyshine gasped again and out came a small white she-cat. Purplepool handed her to Jinglestep and the tortoiseshell started licking. Soon another ripple heaved through Poppyshine, and a light brown she-cat came out. Purplepool licked hte kit thoroughly and handed it to Jinglestep. One last ripple passed through Poppyshine.
Come on kit, Purplepool thought, Your mother's getting tired!
Poppyshine yowled and out came a dark gray tom. For a few moments while Jinglestep licked it, Poppyshine panted hard, but soon she looked at her kits adoringly. Oakfur ran in.
"How are they?" he asked, shaking the frost off his fur.
"Amazing," Purplepool replied, "two she-cats and a tom."
"I want to name the tom Archkit," Poppyshine murmured, "Look at him." Oakfur nodded and nuzzled her.
"We could name the brown one Swallowkit," he added. Poppyshine nodded.
"And the white one Icekit," she snickered. Purplepool purred.
"Intruders!" Littlestorm's yowl once again brought Mintfrost running.
"What now?" she hissed. She then saw three rogues standing in the middle of the camp, their faces calm. A dark gray tom stepped forward. A small kit shivered near a silver she-cat. A sandy tabby she-cat stood staring defiantly at the warriors. Mousestar stepped forward, bristling.
"What do you want?" she hissed to the dark gray tom who was obviously the leader of the rogues. The tom stared at Mousestar for a moment and dipped his head.
"My name is Shade. This is my sister Sandy," he flicked his tail at the tabby, "And my mate Icedrop. And this is our kit Peach," he mewed, pointing at the kit and queen.
"And?" Fogwhisker growled.
"Peach cannot survive out in the ice. We need to find her a home to live. One of the other rogues who says he knows one of you, Quailfang, I think," he continued, not noticing Mousestar's hiss, "said you would take care of her. So, will you?"
Yowls broke out in the cats.
"We can't feed another mouth!" Redfangs yowled.
"We can't turn away the kit!" Blazepelt retorted.
"Silence!" Mousestar yelled, "We will take Peach. You won't regret it, Shade." The tom dipped his head and nuzzled his mate forward.
"Tale care of my kit," Icedrop whispered. Jinglestep padded forward.
"I will," she murmured. Icedrop nodded and stepped back to stand beside Sandy. Shade bowed his head.
"Thank you, goodbye," he hissed and loped out. Sandy and Icedrop followed him.
"Yes Minnowpaw?" Purplepool looked up at her new apprentice. She hadn't expected to get an apprentice for moons, but Minnowpaw was so enthusiastic about her work. Newtpaw had been apprenticed to Cometshine, and Starlingpaw to Blazepelt. Peach, now Peachkit, was very used to Clan life now, and loved everything about it.
"We're running out of lavender. Should I ask Dirtclaw and Pinepelt to collect some on their patrol?" Minnowpaw asked. Purplepool shook her head.
"If there is any, it will be frozen. Wait until the thaw."
"It's thawing now, actually," Sagepaw meowed, padding in. She held up her paw, which had a damp thorn in it.
"Minnowpaw, what should we use?" Purplepool quizzed her eager apprentice.
"Um . . . goldenrod, dock, and marigold. It looks almost infected," the dark tabby replied. Purplepool shook her head at Sagepaw.
"You should have come back as soon as you got that nasty thorn in your paw," she scolded her niece.
"I had to finish the patrol!" Sagepaw protested.
"Yes, but now you will have to stay in camp today and tomorrow so that can heal. If you had returned, you could have patrolled tomorrow as well," Purplepool retorted as she mixed the goldenrod and marigold pultice. The bitter taste remained on her tongue. As she held her paw up, Sagepaw cocked her ears. Purplepool the mixed in the dock juice and spit out the leaf.
"Hold up your paw more," she commanded, and when Sagepaw did, she expertly smeared on the poultice. She the swiped some honey and finished it off.
"Thanks," the apprentice purred as she padded out. Mintfrost ran up to her and examined the paw, and looking at Purplepool, blinked her thanks. Graypaw ran over to her sister, eagerly examining the wound and sniffing at the poultice. Fallowpaw eagerly bounded over, also examining the wound. Purplepool rolled her eyes and started gathering lavender, chammomile, heather, and honey together.
"What are you doing?" Minnowpaw asked.
"Many cats are complaining about being sore after patrols because of the ice, so I'm making a small poultice to give to them after patrols," Purplepool replied.
"Can I make up a poultice to give to them before?" Minnowpaw asked eagerly.
"Okay, but don't mix them until I give the OK," Purplepool agreed. Minnowpaw gave a little chirp of excitement and bounded over to the herbs home. She examined the leaves, and pulled out chammomile, sorrel, and daisy.
"We might as well give them the traveling herbs," Purplepol advised her. Minnowpaw nodded absently and pulled out a tiny bit of lavender and ragwort, and two juniper berries. She glance dat Purplepool.
"Take out the travelling herbs, except for the chammomile. Too much can give the cat bellyache," Purplepool advised, and Minnowpaw delicately set the herbs back. She then chewed the juniper berries and spit them into a small dent in the ground, and added the ragwort, after shredding it. She then added in some chammomile and finally the lavender, and took a twig and mixed it up. Purplepool nodded proudly at her.
"Minnowpaw, collect the cats going on patrol and bring them here to eat the herbs," Purplepool instructed. Minnowpaw nodded and ran out. A few moments later, she re-appeared with Poppyshine, Bloodclaw, Magiceyes, and Squirrelstep. Bloodclaw stepped up and licked at the poultice, but spit it out.
"Revolting!" he hissed. Purplepool saw Minnowpaw wince, and calmly chewed up some heather and adde dit in. Bloodclaw hissed and licked it up. The other cats did the same, giving sympathetic looks to Monnowpaw. Mnnowpaw flashed a guilty glance at Purplepool.
"I'll never get it right!" she wailed. Purplepool rested her tail-tip on the apprentice's shoulder.
"Nothing with juniper tastes good, and it doesn't matter. What matters is that it works. Don't be bothered by Bloodclaw." Minnowpaw nodded. Purplepool sighed. Sometimes she wondered what Daisyclaw saw in the black warrior.
"The ice is menting!" Swallowkit yowled happily. Icekit groaned.
"I like the ice," she complained, "It's fun!" Mintfrost exchanged an amused glance with Poppyshine.
"It's all slushy!" Archkit noted, stomping his paws into the slush.
"Stop that!" Poppyshine scolded, "You're getting everyone wet, Archkit!" The tom bowed his head grudgingly and trudged to join his sisters. Graypaw then trotted back into camp holding a vole.
"Look what I found! It was peering out of its den!" she called.
"Take it to the elders!" Hailstorm called. The gray warrior was sharing tongues with Sagepaw a few tail-lengths away. Graypaw nodded and padded away. Mintfrost padded over to sit beside Songfall.
"I have an idea!" the gray and white warrior exclaimed, jumping up. Fogwhisker cocked her head.
"What is it?" the deputy asked. Mousestar was on patrol with Mothfur and Daisyclaw.
"Since the ice is melting, we can crack it and stick somethis bowl-like under it, or moss to soak it up. And then we can have a nice supply of water until the stream thaws," Songfall purred. Fogwhisker nodded slowly.
"Good idea. Ripplestripe, Hollyberry, Sagepaw, and Oakfur. Go and collect moss. Sunshine, Snowfur, Frostynose, Kinklegs and Pureheart, go search for something hollow we cans tore the water in." The cats nodded slowly and carefully crossed the thin ice. Mintfrost yawned and sat by Lionfire.
"I'm hungry," she commented. Lionfire pushed a fish he was eating to her, and she took a swift bite. The stoney and mud taste was overshadowed by a nice fresh taste that came from the ice. She swallowed her bite and yawned. A chunk of ice fell. Suddenly, the sun broke through the clouds.
We're going to be alright!
Preview of Magic
Sagepaw creot silently through the trees, sniffing the air.