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"Owl Feather's kits came bouncing up, sniffing curiously at Chasing Clouds, then shrank back close to their mother as they caught the tang of blood."
— Narrator describing the kits' reaction to Chasing Clouds' injury in Sign of the Moon, page 225
Lapping Wave
Lapping Wave.kit
Affiliations
Current: Ancient Tribe[1]
Past: The Ancients[2]
Names
Kit: Lapping Wave[3]
Kin
Father:
Mother:
Brother:
Sister:
Jagged Lightning
Owl Feather
Strong Pounce
Running Fox
Book Appearances
Living: Long Shadows, Sign of the Moon

Lapping Wave is a gray tabby tom with dark, rippling stripes and amber eyes.[4]

History

In the Power of Three Arc

Long Shadows

Lapping Wave does not formally appear, but he is mentioned as one of Owl Feather's and Jagged Lightning's small kits before the Ancients' journey to the mountains.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

Sign of the Moon

He bounces up to Chasing Clouds but then shrinks back to his mother once they smell the blood on his body. He later being drawn close to his mother when the Ancients decide to go back to the the lake.
Lapping Wave tries to suckle from his emaciated mother. He begins to wail along with his siblings because she runs out of milk and they are still hungry. When Stone Song tells him of the adventure they just had, it is mentioned his and his siblings' mouths were wide open, most likely in awe. He tells his siblings, Strong Pounce and Running Fox, to attack him and pretend he is the eagle, momentarily forgetting their hunger.
He also appears when Shy Fawn is giving birth to her kits. His mother shoos him away from her and tells him and his siblings to find somewhere else to play, instead of bothering Shy Fawn during the hard ordeal of labor.

Kin

Members

Father:

Jagged Lightning:[5] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting member

Mother:

Owl Feather:[6] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting member

Brother:

Strong Pounce:[3] Deceased, Residence Unknown

Sister:

Running Fox:[3] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting member

Tree

 
Jagged Lightning
 
 
 
Owl Feather
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strong Pounce
 
Lapping Wave
 
Running Fox
 

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Quotes

Lapping Wave: "Come on, Strong Pounce. I'm going to be an eagle, and you and Running Fox can attack me."
Strong Pounce: "You're so bossy, Lapping Wave. I want to be the eagle!"
—Owl Feather's kits playing Sign of the Moon, page 258


Owl Feather: "Stay back there. This isn't for kits."
Strong Pounce: "But we want to see!"
Owl Feather: "No! Go over there and play, and don't make too much noise. This is a hard time for Shy Fawn."
—Owl Feather's kits when Shy Fawn goes into labor Sign of the Moon, page 262

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 268
  2. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 214
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 258
  4. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  5. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 215
  6. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 262

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