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"She felt weary with sadness. Why was he so cheerful? Didn't he realize they would never be together like this again? She gazed into his eyes and knew that he did. Behind the brightness she recognized grief, raw as her own."
Bluefur about Oakheart in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 339-340
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Chapter Number: 37 (of 45)
Page Numbers: 439-445

Chapter Summary

Bluefur's PoV

Bluefur is woken up by Oakheart's tail stroking her cheek. She sees that it's almost dawn, and realizes that she needs to get home quickly. Oakheart tells her that he doesn't want to leave her, and Bluefur replies that he must. They twine their tails together and promise to look for each other on the border. Though she promises to look for him, Bluefur knows they'll always be separated by the river. Oakheart jokes that he'll practice climbing, and the she-cat wonders why he's so cheerful. She suddenly notices the raw grief behind his eyes. Bluefur says goodbye, painfully walking up the slope to her territory. She feels her mate's gaze burn into her pelt. The blue-gray warrior thinks that she must be as strong as fire.
Bluefur heads home through the shadowy woods, feeling anxious that a Clanmate might be nearby. She reassures herself that nobody would be awake by now. She sneaks into camp, the guard, Adderfang, nowhere to be seen. She tiptoes to her nest, realizing the dawn patrol would be leaving soon. Nobody stirs as Bluefur brushes past, but Lionheart grumbles. The she-cat is unable to sleep, rather reliving her memories of the one night she had gotten to spend with her love. She wonders how she could go back to pretending Oakheart was another enemy. Bluefur thinks about how she must, as the warrior code says so. She promises to Moonflower and Snowfur that she'll never meet the RiverClan warrior again.
When the morning patrols are being sent out, Bluefur is very tired. She notices that Lionheart is very enthusiastic about getting out of camp. Adderfang and Smallear tell him that somebody had to fix the camp wall, and that he did a good job. Thrushpelt hurries over, explaining that he had to eat before he left on patrol. Dappletail comments that he would have made Weedwhisker proud.
Tawnyspots is sick, so Sunstar is organizing the daily patrols. He sends cats to the RiverClan border to make sure they're not planning an ambush. He sends Goldenflower, Bluefur, Thrushpelt, and Patchpelt on a patrol to the Twoleg border. Goldenflower makes a joke about scaring off kittypets, and Bluefur remembers Thistleclaw's treatment of the black-and-white kit. The patrol splits into pairs, Bluefur being paired with Thrushpelt. The she-cat barely hears Goldenflower's order, as she is too lost in thought about Oakheart. Thrushpelt asks if she's coming and holds back a branch for her. He compliments Bluefur's tracking skills, which annoys the she-cat. They arrive at the border and see the place where Pinestar left with Jake. Thrushpelt wonders if they'll see the former leader again, and Bluefur comments that he probably has a new name by now. The tom comments that he'd rather be RiverClan than become a kittypet. Bluefur thinks about how things would be easier if she was in RiverClan.
Exhausted, the she-cat heads into the warrior's den, noticing Tawnyspots. He appears cold, though the den is warm. Bluefur notes that he smells of terrible sickness, and that he's extremely scrawny. She hurries out of the den, aiming to ask Goosefeather if the deputy is going to die. Bluefur thinks about how it's too soon for him to die, as she hadn't even finished mentoring her own apprentice. As she approaches, the warrior notices that the gray tom is already surrounded by many cats. Dappletail complains that she hasn't had much sleep due to the deputy's coming and going, to which Smallear agrees. Whitestorm asks if he's going to be okay, and tells Bluefur that they're talking about Tawnyspots. Lionheart comments that the tom seems sicker than usual. Goosefeather's gaze darkens with worry, and he states that nothing is working. Bluefur points out that he recovered last time, and the medicine cat tells her that it's worse than last time.
The old tom looks at the blue-gray she-cat excitedly, saying a new deputy would be appointed soon. Thistleclaw appears behind her, stating that it's his chance to take Tawnyspots's place. Bluefur realizes that Thistleclaw appears as the perfect choice for deputy. She wonders if Sunstar would choose him to fulfill the role.

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References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 439
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 440
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 441
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 442
  5. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 444
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 443



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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