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"It's been a long time since StarClan came together like this. And it's because of you. You and your Clanmates, who hage forged a new Clan with the courage and honor that would make any warrior proud to be a part of it. All five Clans have gathered to celebrate SkyClan's survival."
Skywatcher to Leafstar in SkyClan's Destiny, page 219
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Chapter Number: 16 (of 35)
Page Numbers: 213-220

Chapter description

Leafstar's PoV

Cats turn to gaze at Harveymoon, who challenges why Leafstar is making Twolegplace cats into warriors. Sparrowpelt bitingly remarks that the rogues are good at hunting, fighting, and loyal, challenging if Harveymoon thinks that's crazy. Leafstar lifts her tail as the SkyClan warriors begin arguing, slightly disturbed other Clanmates supported Harveymoon, and declares she and Sharpclaw have thought its best for what the rogues have done for SkyClan.
The brown-and-cream tabby recounts how the strays taught her and the Clan new skills, which is why they shouldn't be treated as apprentices. When Cora shows hesitance, Leafstar is determined not to be bullied from their ceremony, and beckons Stick forward. She accepts him as a warrior, resting her muzzle on his forehead as he licks her shoulder, before the brown tom moves back.
At the end of the ceremony, cheers erupt. The SkyClan cats call the former rogue's names joyfully, but Harveymoon, Ebonyclaw, Frecklepaw, Macgyver, and Sagepaw don't cheer for their new Clanmates. As Leafstar surveys the cats below, she realizes how many warriors refuse to celebrate, and prays her choice doesn't split the Clan in two. Stick thanks her when the cheers die down, adding there's lots he and his friend must know, and she uneasily agrees.
Leafstar knows she needs to talk with Harveymoon about his actions, but she spots him leaving the gorge with the other cats, while their Clanmates hang around the fresh-kill pile to celebrate new warriors. She goes to pick a sparrow, although she doesn't feel like eating, and leaves, heading for her den; Echosong asks if she's alright when she passes the medicine cat. Leafstar says she's alright, but she feels uncomfortable as she walks away.
As the leader settles down into her mossy nest, she recalls the words from the brown tabby in her dream, then the flood that tore up SkyClan's gorge, and wonders if she's created roots, or another storm. Eventually, she falls into rest, and wakes to find Cloudstar walking toward her. Leafstar asks if he has a message for her, before spotting other StarClan spirits pacing forward.
She recognizes Spottedleaf, Birdflight, and Lionheart admist the crowd as they greet each other with flicking tails and twitching ears. The tabby leader sees Bluestar walking toward her with a white she-cat and a powerful white tom, named Whitestorm. Leafstar bows her head in respect. Spottedleaf introduces the white cats as Snowfur and Whitestorm, the former once having been Firestar's deputy.
Leafstar notices a big dark tabby beside the brown tom who visited her in a dream, and she considers going to speak with them, before Skywatcher greets her. The brown-and-cream she-cat feels warmed to see the gray tom strong once more, and purrs that it's good to see him again. Skywatcher replies it's been a long time since StarClan came together, so they have come together to celebrate SkyClan's survivial.
Leafstar feels amazed, and wonders if her Clan really has done such. Skywatcher warns that it won't always be together, since StarClan is divided, and lives differently. A cat calls out to go hunting, causing the spirits to gather, then run towards a starry forest; Leafstar races alongside the StarClan warriors, enjoying the strength she feels.
She loses sight of the two tabbies, and Spottedleaf streaks to her side, encouraging her to take the moment and enjoy it, since destiny will arrive whether she seeks it or not. Leafstar feels comforted, away from her worries, and although she enjoys the spirits' company, she can't help but wish she talked to the brown tom. She isn't ready to forget the prophecy, and as she runs, she tries to ignore the future that hides.

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References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 213
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 214
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 215
  4. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 216
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 217
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 218



SkyClan's Destiny 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 35Manga
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