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"I made the right decision, no, the only decision, when I came back to the hollow. Nothing will threaten my place in ThunderClan again. "
Leafpool's thoughts in Leafpool's Wish, chapter 1
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Chapter Number: 1 (of 11)
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Leafpool tends to Birchpaw's infected eye, much to his displeasure, and she threatens to have Dustpelt come and sit on him if he doesn't stop wriggling. He protests that it stings, and Leafpool skeptically replies that it couldn't be worse than badgers' claws. She squeezes the moss between her paws, and a bead of green juice slips out and into Birchpaw's eye. The medicine cat holds it still while the juice treats the infection.
Leafpool recalls the events of a badger attack that had taken place recently. When she'd arrived, she stood horrorstruck at the edge of the hollow with Crowfeather, watching the scene below. She remembers the sound of small furred bodies thudding to the ground, thrown by gigantic black and white paws; the rumbling of the badgers drowning out the warriors' shrieks. She winces at the memory of battling alongside Crowfeather and seeing Birchpaw get his eye clawed. Leafpool recollects the image of Sootfur and Cinderpelt being killed by the badgers, and instantly feels remorse in remembering Cinderpelt, upset that her mentor died without her. She solemnly thinks that Cinderpelt must have been terrified for the future of ThunderClan without a medicine cat, yet she still refused to leave Sorreltail's side.
She talks to herself in her mind, hoping Cinderpelt can hear her from StarClan when Brackenfur snaps her from her thoughts. Birchpaw grows impatient to leave her den, and Leafpool instructs him that he can't leave the hollow. Brackenfur tells her that Sorreltail sent him to get something to soothe Cinderkit's flea bites, and Leafpool tells Brackenfur that she'll bring something over to the nursery before sunhigh.
Leafpool sees Squirrelflight sharing fresh-kill with Brambleclaw. She feels concerned that she had chosen Brambleclaw over Ashfur and remembers the dream of Tigerstar training Brambleclaw in the Dark Forest.
Leafpool treats Cinderkit with some marigold. The medicine cat falls asleep, wanting to see if Brambleclaw was continuing to be mentored by Tigerstar. She wakes up in the Dark Forest to spot Bluestar, Yellowfang, and Lionheart, three StarClan cats. Bluestar warns Leafpool that she will meet cats that will shape her future. The StarClan cats remind Leafpool that they will always be with her.

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Leafpool's Wish chapters
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11
Warriors cliffnotes
The Prophecies Begin Into the WildFire and IceForest of SecretsRising StormA Dangerous PathThe Darkest Hour
The New Prophecy MidnightMoonriseDawnStarlightTwilightSunset
Power of Three The SightDark RiverOutcastEclipseLong ShadowsSunrise
Omen of the Stars The Fourth ApprenticeFading EchoesNight WhispersSign of the MoonThe Forgotten WarriorThe Last Hope
A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's QuestThunder and ShadowShattered SkyDarkest NightRiver of FireThe Raging Storm
Dawn of the Clans The Sun TrailThunder RisingThe First BattleThe Blazing StarA Forest DividedPath of Stars
Super Editions Firestar's QuestBluestar's ProphecySkyClan's DestinyCrookedstar's PromiseYellowfang's SecretTallstar's RevengeBramblestar's StormMoth Flight's VisionHawkwing's JourneyTigerheart's ShadowCrowfeather's Trial
Field Guides 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 Into the WoodsEscape from the ForestReturn to the Clans
Ravenpaw's Path Shattered PeaceA Clan in NeedThe Heart of a Warrior
SkyClan and the Stranger 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