"That territory no longer belongs to SkyClan. The Twolegs have stolen it from us, and there is nothing we can do. We will have to look for some other way to find enough food."
Cloudstar to SkyClan in Cloudstar's Journey, chapter 7
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Chapter Number: 7 (of 10)
Page Numbers: 255-260

Chapter Summary

Cloudstar's PoV

Faint dawn light filters through the branches as Cloudstar lies beside Petalfall. The tom is too troubled to sleep, but unwilling to let the elder rest alone. Fawnstep mews to the leader that he should go take a walk, telling him she'll take care of Petalfall. Cloudstar heaves himself up on numb paws and stumbles out into the clearing. He leaves camp, and pads out into the forest. The pale gray cat doesn't like the silence of his surroundings, and notes that it seems unwelcoming. Cloudstar then emerges in the area that the Twolegs had destroyed, and sees that many old landmarks are missing. The leader surveys the area, and concludes that new Twoleg nests are being built. He feels a sharp pain in his chest, as he knows they will never reclaim this territory. Cloudstar lets out an anguished yowl for his home.
The pale gray tom pads back to camp, wondering what to tell his Clanmates. When he crawls through the brambles, Fawnstep tells Cloudstar that Petalfall died a few moments ago. The leader turns and sees Hawksnow and Starlingfeather crouching beside their friend, mourning their denmate. The medicine cat continues that Petalfall slept better after he’d told her that SkyClan will be okay. Cloudstar wishes her well on her journey to StarClan, then watches two elders pull the body into the clearing. Fawnstep explains to the pale gray tom that they will sit vigil for her today, and then bury Petalfall at dusk. Cats begin to add herbs onto the elder's pelt as the medicine cat tells Cloudstar not to go on patrol. She meows that he needs rest, and he walks away. The leader meets Birdflight beside the sitting cats, and they both grieve for the former deputy. Buzzardtail sends out the patrols, and each of the remaining cats pay their respects to Petalfall.
Suddenly, the brambles crackle and Mousefang races into the clearing. She calls for Fawnstep to come, as Nightfur and Oakpaw follow behind. Cloudstar demands to know what has happened, and they report that the apprentice found a squirrel, but had chased it into a ditch where he fell. Fawnstep rushes Oakpaw to her den, and says that he's not too badly hurt. Buzzardtail comments that he was really lucky this time, and Cloudstar agrees. The pale gray leader orders that they will not hunt on that border, as it is unsafe. Nightfur protests, but the tom tells him that the territory is now the Twolegs', and there is nothing they can do.





References and Citations

Cloudstar's Journey chapters
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10
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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