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Crookedstar's Promise
General
Chapter Number: 10 (of 40)
Page Numbers: 117-126
Point of View: Crookedpaw
Chronology
Preceded: Chapter 9
Next: Chapter 11


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Chapter Number: 10 (of 40)
Page Numbers: 117-126

Chapter Summary

Crookedpaw's PoV

Crookedkit is training with Mapleshade, Mapleshade keeps snapping at him telling him to keep his paws on the ground or your enemy will unbalance you with a hiss. She then noses his hindquarters until his paws were firmly planted, then lets him try again. Crookedkit concentrates hard, he rears up and slashes at a stick Mapleshade had stuck in the soil. He finds that with both paws steady, his blow is fiercer and stronger, and the stick tumbles on the third hit. Mapleshade praises him, telling him it was much better, and to try the move on her. Crookedkit blinks at her, asking what would happen if he would hurt her. Mapleshade snorts in response, saying that he can try. She faces Crookedkit, her thick pelt like a lion's mane. Crookedkit imagines that he was facing a LionClan warrior, only the bravest survive, he thinks. As his mind whirls with excitement, he rears up, but Mapleshade had disappeared. He suddenly felt fur on his belly and a weight push him up. He gets tossed in the air, and tries to land on his paws, but the ground comes too quickly and he lands heavily on his side. Winded, he struggles to his paws. Mapleshade is sitting a tail-length away and points out that a warrior doesn't daydream. Crookedkit asks how she knew, she responds that he had lost his focus before he reared and that she could see it in his eyes. She continues, saying that you should fight the battle your in, not the one you might. Crookedkit blinks and asks if he could try again.
Pain grips Crookedkit's shoulders, he can still feel Mapleshade's claws as he opens his eyes. Dawn light filters into the nursery roof. Fallowtail is snoring, Crookedkit had at first resented her arrival, the warrior is now a queen that is heavy with kits, but after a night of listening to her gentle snoring, watching her wide belly rise and fall, and her warmth fill the den, Crookedkit was happy to share. He longed to ask her what she was doing on the moorland 3 moons ago, but if it was a secret mission for Hailstar, then he wouldn't dare. He knows it was warrior business, and he was still painfully aware that he still was a kit. Every day he wakes up, hoping Hailstar would make him an apprentice, but he knows he still has to prove his loyalty, but at least RiverClan wasn't treating him like a fledgling anymore. He cleans the elders nest, helps patch up the warriors den to get it ready for leaf-bare, and Piketooth had taught him to catch minnows among the reeds. It took far more skill then he had thought, and he realizes his paws would have to be as fast as lightning to grasp them. He eats with his Clanmates, maybe not as neat as some cats due to his jaw, but neater then when he had left.
While Crookedkit is getting his jaw checked by Brambleberry, she comments that Hailstar should make him a 'paw' soon, and that he's too big for the nursery at this point. Her prediction is close to true after Fallowtail kitted Graykit and Willowkit. Crookedkit added reeds to her nest, making it big enough for the two kits, and cleared away the training wall to make room for a bigger nest for himself. He wonders why the kits' father never comes to visit, or why Fallowtail never mentions him.
Snow comes early, when Graykit and Willowkit are only two moons old. Willowkit begs her mother to let them go out and play, Fallowtail looks at Crookedkit and begs him to take them outside, so they don't mess up the nest. Graykit objects, saying they were just trying to collect old moss for her. Fallowtail sniffs, asking if that's why they jump around every time she tugs a piece of moss out.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 117


Crookedstar's Promise 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 40Manga
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 Journey
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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