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"I didn't realize it was his den. I just wondered what was behind the lichen."
Bluekit to Featherwhisker when she was in Pinestar's den in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 20
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Chapter Number: 1 (of 45)
Page Numbers: 8-26


Chapter Summary

Bluekit's PoV

Swiftbreeze, a ThunderClan queen, wonders if Moonflower's kit's eyes should be open yet. The kit's mother, hushes Swiftbreeze, telling her that she'll open her eyes when she's ready because she's only a day old. Bluekit feels the rasp of her mother's tongue on her flank, and moves closer to her mother's stomach for warmth. Swiftbreeze reminds Moonflower that Bluekit's sister, Snowkit, opened her eyes that morning and talks about how her kits opened their eyes from the moment they were born. She then tells the remaining nursery queens that Leopardkit and Patchkit are natural warriors. Poppydawn gently teases Swiftbreeze by saying that they all know that no kit can compete with her two.
A small paw pokes into Bluekit's side, and she realizes that it is her sister. Snowkit whispers in her ear that there is so much to look at and that she wants to go outside, but Moonflower won't let her go until she is ready. Moonflower tells Snowkit that she'll open her eyes in her own time, and silently Bluekit agrees in her thoughts. In the time gap, Bluekit wakes, feeling the weight of her sister lying on top of her. She can hear Swiftbreeze snoring and Poppydawn breathing, and Leopardkit and Patchkit arguing who should be the mouse in their game. A tom crossly reminds them to watch where they are going as they scuffle in the clearing.
Bluekit wriggles out from under her sister, opening her eyes for the first time. She looks around the den for a moment, wondering if she looks like her mother. She turns to Snowkit, who wakes up and excitedly says that since Bluekit has opened her eyes so they can go explore. They decide to surprise Patchkit and Leopardkit, but Moonflower stops them, questioning where they think they're going. Bluekit replies they are going outside and Moonflower comments, relieved, that Bluekit had opened her eyes. She allows them to leave after a quick grooming.
The sisters barge out of the den, blinking against the bright sunlight. Neither can spot Patchkit or Leopardkit, so they head towards the fresh-kill pile. Bluekit starts to grab a mouse, but a squirrel falls on top of her, much to the amusement of the warriors nearby. Patchkit and Leopardkit approach them once Bluekit is out from under the squirrel and they start to show the kits around the camp. They visit the apprentices' den first, the two older kits saying that they can't wait to start training and talk without Swiftbreeze telling them to sleep. Dapplepaw comments that they'll be glad to get sleep after they start their apprenticeship. Leopardkit says they're showing Snowkit and Bluekit around camp, and Dapplepaw amusedly meows to show them the dirtplace. Bluekit announces they can clean their own nest now, and the apprentice replies that she'll let Whitepaw know.
Bluekit and Snowkit leave Leopardkit and Patchkit with Dapplepaw, who is teaching them the hunting crouch, to explore by themselves. After a minute, when the sisters are hiding, the apprentice and kits wonder where Bluekit and Snowkit had gone, but Patchkit says she can show them the sandy hollow now. Dapplepaw protests, and states that the ravine is as far as they'll go.
A muzzle from behind sends Bluekit and Snowkit tumbling from their hiding place. The cat asks what they are doing in the warriors' den, and quieries if they are Moonflower's kits. Bluekit responds that they are and the warrior introduces himself as Stonepelt before asking if they were looking for Stormtail, who is out hunting. Bluekit replies that they weren't and they were exploring the camp for themselves. Stonepelt tells her that a good warrior learns from their Clanmates, but Snowkit blurts out that they thought it would be more fun. The gray tom replies that it's not fun being woken from naps by kits and leaves to eat.
The sisters start to explore the camp once more, and Bluekit finds a den under a rock. She hisses to her sister what it is, and another voice replies that it is Pinestar's den. She backs out, expecting to be in trouble, and the tom introduces himself as Featherwhisker, the medicine cat apprentice, saying that he had been at her kitting. He tells her that she shouldn't go in there uninvited, and, when Bluekit asks, he meows that he will tell Pinestar since he'll smell her anyway, but that he wouldn't be angry - instead, he would admire her curiosity.
Featherwhisker leads the kits to the elders' den. A tortoiseshell asks if they medicine cat apprentice had brought some mouse bile, and an orange tom says that Mumblefoot wouldn't get ticks if he didn't insist on going hunting. Mumblefoot tells the orange tom, Weedwhisker, that he'll stop hunting when he's dead because there aren't enough apprentices to feed them. Featherwhisker reminds them that Patchkit and Leopardkit will be ready soon, and steps aside to reveal Bluekit and Snowkit.
Larksong hurries forward to lick the kits and Featherwhisker comments that it's their first time out of the nursery. The elderly she-cat tells them not to notice his teasing, since he's a medicine cat. Featherwhisker corrects her, noting he's a medicine cat apprentice, but Mumblefoot just says that means he does the duties while Goosefeather lays around. He comments that he saw the medicine cat sunning himself at the Owl Tree. Featherwhisker replies that Goosefeather knows every herb in the forest, but Mumblefoot mutters that he can't bother to pick them. Featherwhisker tells the kits that the elder and Goosefeather have never agreed, and Larksong interjects that Goosefeather is Moonflower's littermate.
Larksong has the kits tell about themselves and Bluekit does so. Weedwhisker welcomes them and says they'll be in trouble in no time, as he doesn't know a kit who doesn't. Mumblefoot comments that Pinestar should make Leopardkit and Patchkit apprentices soon, and Featherwhisker suggests that he ask to take them out for herb gathering. Larksong tells Featherwhisker to take them back, since they look tired, he does so. Bluekit and Snowkit snuggle beside their mother, and Moonflower tells them that there is much more than the camp. Snowkit asks how far the world stretches, and Moonflower replies that she doesn't know. Bluekit protests that her legs will never travel that far, and Moonflower says that one day they'll be strong enough to walk the whole world.

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Errors

  • Snowkit is mistakenly called Leopardkit.[10]

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 9
  3. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 15
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 20
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 21
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 22
  8. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 14
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 16
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 23



Bluestar's Prophecy chapters
PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31Chapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Chapter 35Chapter 36Chapter 37Chapter 38Chapter 39Chapter 40Chapter 41Chapter 42Chapter 43Chapter 44Chapter 45Manga
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Arc Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
New Prophecy Arc MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three Arc The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars Arc The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
Dawn of the Clans Arc The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
A Vision of Shadows Arc The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of Fire
Super Edition Arc Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's Shadow
Field Guide Arc Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of the ClansEnter the ClansThe Ultimate Guide
Graystripe's Adventure The Lost WarriorWarrior's RefugeWarrior's Return
Stand-alone Manga The Rise of Scourge
Tigerstar and Sasha Arc Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Arc Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger Arc The RescueBeyond the CodeAfter the Flood
Short Stories and Plays After Sunset: We Need to TalkAfter Sunset: The Right Choice?Brightspirit's MercySpottedleaf's Honest AnswerThe Clans DecideThe Elders' Concern
Novellas Hollyleaf's StoryMistystar's OmenCloudstar's JourneyTigerclaw's FuryLeafpool's WishDovewing's SilenceMapleshade's VengeanceGoosefeather's CurseRavenpaw's FarewellSpottedleaf's HeartPinestar's ChoiceThunderstar's Echo

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