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Chapter Number: 44 (of 45)
Page Numbers: 504-508

Chapter Summary

Bluestar's PoV

Snowfur's encouraging words at Bluestar's naming ceremony echo in Bluestar's ears. Bluestar sits on Highrock and thinks of how she has led her Clan for seasons and moons; she thinks of how leaf-bare had been relentlessness on ThunderClan and how even now, the hard stone beneath her paws was cold. She watches Dustpaw, Sandpaw, and Graypaw play fighting and her deputy, Redtail, who is sitting beside her remarks that the apprentices probably call that training.
The other apprentice, Ravenpaw, concentrates away from the rest of the group on stripping a leaf from its stem. Dustpaw precedes to start creeping up on the black tom and pounces neatly on Ravenpaw's tail. Ravenpaw jumps out of fright and Bluestar shakes her head, noting it had taken Ravenpaw's mother nearly half of a moon to coax the tom out of the nursery and Bluestar had given him Tigerclaw in hopes that the young tom would learn courage and fearlessness from the huge warrior.
Redtail asks Bluestar if she remembers her first moon of training and she thinks of how she had played like this with Snowfur and Leopardfoot. Bluestar sadly thinks of how both cats now walked with StarClan, along with many others, Stormtail, Swiftbreeze, Thrushpelt, Poppydawn, and Thistleclaw. Thistleclaw had died in a fight, chasing RiverClan intruders out of their territory and the cats found him in a pool of his own blood. Bluestar relents that the Clan was weaker without the mottled tom but she didn't miss him, not like she missed Thrushpelt.
Thrushpelt had kept the secret of Bluestar's kits to his dying day, only speaking of them as a grieved father would. Bluestar still felt guilty that she had never told the tom that two of her kits still were alive in RiverClan, but he would probably know about that now, as he looks over them from StarClan. He would finally understand why Bluestar had sought out Stonefur and Mistyfoot at Gatherings and why she had cheered the loudest of any cat when they were made warriors she was proud of how the two cats had turned out and is thankful to Oakheart and Graypool for raising her two kits.
She wonders if Oakheart knew that she was proud of him, they hadn't spoken since Bluestar had given up her kits and they had kept apart at the Gatherings, not wanting any cat to piece together the missing kits and the appearance of kits in RiverClan. But Bluestar knows that she never stopped loving Oakheart or her kits. Bluestar murmurs that she had led four good lives and Redtail asks her if she was feeling nostalgic. Bluestar replies that he'll have to indulge her now that she is getting old. Redtail firmly responds that Bluestar is not getting old, Bluestar replies that at least she's not young anymore, pointing out the white hairs that are starting to appear on her muzzle.
Bluestar feels that most of those signs of her age had been caused by Thistleclaw, he had bitten at her heels every step of the way and had been furious when Redtail was made deputy instead of him. She remembers that he was the reason that she hid the loss of three of her lives. The lie that she had only lost four of her lives had always come out so easily and she thinks that she should tell Redtail the truth but she suspected that he already knew.
Redtail asks his leader what was bothering her and Bluestar sighs, saying that so few kits had been born recently she worries about who will keep the Clan strong throughout the long leaf-bare moons. She adds that the elder's den is gaining more and more new members with each passing moon, One-eye, Halftail, Smallear, Patchpelt, and Dappletail all made their nests in the den now.
Bluestar watches as Spottedleaf emerges from the fern tunnel that leads to the medicine den. She was now the medicine cat, since her mentor, Featherwhisker had passed away from greencough. She took care of both One-eye and Halftail after their accidents and now the medicine cat looked exhausted. ThunderClan had been driven back from Sunningrocks the day before after another attempt to take back to ancient rocks. Bluestar wanders if the battle had even been needed, pondering that they would only have gained a few tree-lengths of territory if they had won. But they had still fought with two patrols, one led by Tigerclaw, who Bluestar thinks seems just as bloodthirsty as his mentor, and Redtail. They had been driven back to their camp with too few apprentices and too many elders. Bluestar wonders what would happen to her beloved Clan now.

Characters

Major

Minor

Mentioned


Important Events

Deaths

  • Leopardfoot (unknown)[2]
  • Stormtail (unknown)[2]
  • Swiftbreeze (unknown)[2]
  • Thrushpelt (unknown)[2]
  • Poppydawn (unknown)[2]
  • Thistleclaw (killed chasing intruders out of ThunderClan territory)[2]
  • Featherwhisker (killed by greencough)[4]

Others

Redtail becomes deputy[1] and Spottedleaf becomes full-time medicine cat.[4] Halftail, Smallear, Patchpelt, One-eye, and Dappletail move to the elders' den.[4]

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 504
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 505
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 506
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 507



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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