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"Please help me! I want to serve my Clan, but I cannot make my kits disappear!"
Leafpool pleading to Yellowfang for help in Leafpool's Wish, chapter 3
Leafpool's Wish
General
Chapter Number: 3 (of 11)
Page Numbers: 31-40
Point of View: Leafpool
Chronology
Preceded: Chapter 2
Next: Chapter 4


Below contains in-depth information for chapter three of Leafpool's Wish. If you are looking for a shorter summary of the entire book, please check the main article.
Chapter Number: 3 (of 11)
Page Numbers: 31-40

Chapter Summary

Leafpool's PoV

Leafpool thinks about her kits, and feels fury and shame battle inside her. The medicine cat thinks of how she'd already left her Clan once when the badgers attacked, and vows to Cinderpelt that she won't leave this time. Leafpool's kits squirm in her belly, so she quickly trots to Firestar's den. She decides to visit the Moonpool, and informs Firestar that she must leave immediately. The ThunderClan leader is suspicious of her, and questions if it can't wait until the half-moon meeting. Leafpool ensures that she's not hiding anything, and Firestar accepts her request. He tells the she-cat that Brightheart will take over her medicine cat duties until she returns. Leafpool is filled with relief, as she feels the StarClan cats can show her the right way forward. Firestar wishes his daughter well, and the brown tabby thanks her father. The medicine cat tells Brightheart of her departure, and the she-cat agrees to help check wounds. Squirrelflight overhears, and feels worried, as there is a storm on the way. Leafpool insists that StarClan will light her path, before quickly leaving.
The storm hits just as Leafpool reaches the Moonpool. She stumbles down the path in exhaustion and falls asleep at the base of the starlit pool. The medicine wakes up to see Crowfeather batting moss at her. She realizes that she is re-living a memory with the black tom by the ThunderClan border. They begin playing before her companion accidentally lays in some thistles. Leafpool removes a thorn from his pelt, and the black cat is grateful. She suggests climbing a tree, but the warrior feels anxious about climbing and retorts that they aren't squirrels. Leafpool assures that they won't fall as the pair reach the top of the tree. They both marvel at the sight of being so high as wind gusts the cats so that the branch shakes. The tom wishes they could find a place for them to be together all the time, and she agrees. Crowfeather is knocked off the branch, sending him falling down to the ground.
Leafpool then finds herself standing next to the Moonpool. Spottedleaf greets the she-cat before sternly scolding the brown tabby about her kits. Yellowfang appears as well, sending the tortoiseshell she-cat away in the other direction. The dark gray she-cat apologizes to Leafpool and informs her that she isn't the first medicine cat to have this happen to her. Yellowfang reveals to her that Brokenstar is her son, and Leafpool feels shocked. The gray she-cat says that life is precious and that she has enough love to serve both ThunderClan and her kits. Leafpool asks if there's any chance her Clanmates will accept her offspring, but Yellowfang warns that her Clan lives and breathes the warrior code. She says ThunderClan might not forgive her if she births the kits, but insists they are not a mistake. Yellowfang meows to Leafpool to be smarter than she was, and her kits will grow into strong warriors.
Leafpool wakes up next to the Moonpool, bewildered. She knows that StarClan wants her to keep her position as medicine cat, and wonders how to keep her kits secret. The brown tabby concludes that she must confide in a living cat, and immediately realizes who she will trust with her secret.

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References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, page 31
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, page 32
  3. Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, page 34
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, page 37
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, page 38



Leafpool's Wish chapters
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11
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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