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"You were so brave. I couldn't believe it when I ran into camp and you weren't with me. I thought the fox had gotten you. But when I came out again, you were facing it! And then the branch fell down and you didn't move! You looked like a real warrior!"
Snowpaw praising Bluepaw in Bluestar's Prophecy , page 210
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Chapter Number: 15 (of 45)
Page Numbers: 204-214

Chapter Summary

Bluepaw's PoV

Bluepaw and Snowpaw chase after the rabbit as it disappears into its burrow. Snowpaw, apprehensive, suggests that they turn around before they get lost, but Bluepaw insists that they continue to pursue their prey. The two apprentices eventually emerge from the tunnel at its other opening, near Snakerocks, but find their rabbit hanging from the jaws of a fox, dead. Lightning flashes, illuminating the fox as it drops the piece of fresh-kill and turns its hungry gaze towards Bluepaw and Snowpaw. Terrified, the two young sisters dash away, but they can hear it following them.
The thunderstorm continues to rage overhead as the apprentices reach the ravine of ThunderClan's camp. They leap down into it and race towards the gorse tunnel, the fox still on their tails. Snowpaw darts through the camp entrance, but Bluepaw turns to face her pursuer, knowing that she cannot lead the hungry predator right into the camp where Lionpaw and Goldenpaw are. The fox leaps at the blue-gray apprentice, but she rears on her hind legs, preparing to swipe at it with her claws.
As the two begin to fight, lightning strikes a branch on one of the trees above. It catches on fire and narrowly misses the fox as it falls to the ground. Terrified, the creature flees the ravine in panic. Bluepaw, meanwhile, stares in shock at the burning branch until Sunfall drags her back from it. The other Clan cats fear that the branch's fire will spread to the gorse barrier and to all the dens in the camp. Fortunately, the sky breaks open after a few moments and it begins to rain. The water puts out the blaze until nothing but a charred log remains of the burning branch.
Sunfall then coaxes Bluepaw to Goosefeather's den to get her wounds treated – the blue-gray apprentice was burned on her nose and muzzle from the fire. She worries that she will be scarred, but the medicine cat assures her that the fur on her face has just been singed and will grow back in a moon. Suddenly, Goosefeather leans forward and hisses intensely that Bluepaw is fire, and that she will blaze through the forest, but warns that even the strongest fires can be extinguished by water. He further explains that he had realized all of this from the burning branch, which he claims was a sign from StarClan. Bluepaw stares at him in confusion, wondering if the speckled gray tom has gone mad. She thinks that all his talk of an omen from StarClan is nothing but silliness, considering that he was the one who had recommended the ill-fated attack on WindClan's medicine supplies.
Snowpaw bursts into the medicine den, asking if her sister is all right. Upon realizing that Bluepaw is not seriously injured, the white she-cat praises her sister on how brave she was to face the fox. She says that the blue-gray apprentice had acted like a real warrior. Goosefeather interrupts Snowpaw, crossly asking her to keep her voice down so that Weedwhisker, who is in the den recovering from a bellyache, can sleep. He orders the two apprentices to leave the medicine den, and as they exit, they run into their father, Stormtail. Stormtail is proud of Bluepaw's courage, but his eyes darken with worry and he reminds her that she is not a warrior yet, so she shouldn't be doing anymore fox-fighting on her own.
Bluepaw can't get out of her mind Goosefeather's odd prophecy, and when Snowpaw asks her if something is wrong, the blue-gray she-cat retells her encounter with the medicine cat. Snowpaw is outraged when she hears about it, saying that Goosefeather's prophecy is worthless, just like the one that resulted in Moonflower's death. She questions how water could destroy Bluepaw, for she is not a RiverClan cat, and declares that the speckled gray tom has no right to scare her sister. The blue-gray she-cat is not frightened by the prophecy, however, and thinks that it might mean that she will become a great Clan leader. She feels that Snowpaw is dismissing the idea that she could possibly stand out from the other young cats and could have a special future.
Snowpaw moves on from the conversation, bringing up instead the topic of Thistlepaw. The white she-cat asks her sister to try to make an effort to be kinder to their fellow apprentice. Bluepaw refuses to entertain the idea, and snaps that just because Snowpaw likes Thistlepaw, she doesn't have to. She calls the gray-and-white tom an arrogant weasel and claims that he likes himself enough for both of them, adding that Snowpaw also likes him enough for the both of them. Bluepaw stalks away from her sister, furious that Snowpaw wanted to discuss Thistlepaw and not the prophecy. She wonders if Goosefeather's interpretation of the burning branch omen could possibly be true, and that she might be destined to lead ThunderClan.

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Important Events

Prophecies

  • "You are fire, Bluepaw, and you will blaze through the forest… But beware! Even the most powerful flames can be destroyed by water."[8]

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 204
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 208
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 207
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 210
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 211
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 212
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 213
  8. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 209


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


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

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