"I understand how you feel. Your eyes have always betrayed your heart. But these are my kits, and I will die to protect them if I have to. I'm afraid for them, Fireheart. The Clan will never forgive Tigerclaw - nor should they. But Bramblekit and Tawnykit have done nothing wrong, and I will not let them be punished because of Tigerclaw. I'm afraid for them, Fireheart. The Clan will never forgive Tigerclaw—nor should they. But Bramblekit and Tawnykit have done nothing wrong, and I will not let them be punished because of Tigerclaw. I’m not even going to tell them who their father was, just that he was a brave and powerful warrior.”
Goldenflower about her kits and Tigerclaw in Rising Storm, page 20
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Chapter Number: 2 (of 30)
Page Numbers: 19-35

Chapter Summary

Fireheart's PoV

Fireheart sees Goldenflower and her two kits coming out of the nursery; Goldenflower spots his look of terror when Bramblekit looks at him. They discuss the fact that he and Tawnykit had done nothing wrong, despite their father's betrayal. Then, Whitestorm comes out of the nursery and tells Fireheart that Brindleface's kits were ready for mentors. He also mentions that Bluestar was still ill from the attack with the rogues. He then asks where Cloudpaw was, considering he should have been back to camp sooner, suggesting Tigerclaw may have attacked him. Fireheart snaps back that he had let Brightpaw out into the forest alone. Whitestorm replies calmly that he told her to stay in the ravine and come back at sunhigh. Fireheart then turns away and pads off to Bluestar's den.
Bluestar tells him to enter and he asks her who Brindleface's kits' mentors will be. She angrily asks him who she could trust to train them except for him and Graystripe, apparently forgetting he had moved to RiverClan. He replies that any warrior in ThunderClan would be suitable, and upon hearing this she tells him to decide the mentors for the kits. Fireheart goes and sits outside of Bluestar's den to gather his thoughts before going to the nursery.
Willowpelt greets him outside the nursery and directs him to Brindleface. Brindleface is delighted when she hears her kits will become apprentices and is puzzled when he asks if she would prefer anyone in particular as mentors, as it is traditional for the Clan leader to choose. Suddenly, Fireheart scents Bramblekit and asks sharply where Goldenflower was. Brindleface replies that she had taken them to see the elders, and suspiciously asks if he sees his old enemy in Bramblekit. When he confirms that is true, she tries to convince him Bramblekit is no danger. He runs out of the nursery to the medicine cat den to talk to Cinderpelt.
Fireheart pads through some ferns to the den, and Cinderpelt limps out of a niche in the rock. He thinks about how she had received her injury, and blames himself because she had been his apprentice. Cinderpelt then became Yellowfang's apprentice, and had finally found her place in the Clan. Fireheart looks over and sees her frantically sorting herbs. When he asks her what was wrong, she replies that she should have never agreed to be a medicine cat and how an omen of a rotting bird was for her. Fireheart believes that it was actually an omen about Bluestar, but only reassures Cinderpelt that the omen was about another cat. She then proceeds to tell him how she had made many mistakes lately, since Silverstream's death. He tells her to just ask Yellowfang what herbs went in the poultice and to stop blaming herself for Silverstream's death
After telling her that he had not brought her any fresh-kill, Fireheart tells Cinderpelt about the paralyzing effect Bramblekit has on him. She tells him that he should judge Bramblekit by his own actions, not Tigerclaw's and that there is some of Goldenflower in him, not just Tigerclaw. He then confides that Bluestar had chosen him to pick the mentors and he had no idea who to pick. After Cinderpelt helps him decide on Dustpelt, Yellowfang comes out of the den and asks what they are discussing. Cinderpelt silently goes back to her herbs, and Yellowfang tells Fireheart how she had been silent for days, when she used to be very talkative. After explaining his problem, Yellowfang helps him decide on Darkstripe for the second mentor, although he is uneasy about Darkstripe's future loyalty.






  • Cinderpelt is referred to as Cinderpaw.[13]

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 19
  2. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 20
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 22
  4. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 25
  5. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 26
  6. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 28
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 33
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 21
  9. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 23
  10. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 30
  11. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 34
  12. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 35
  13. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 29

Rising Storm 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 30
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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