"[Crookedkit] wondered if Mist, Soot, Magpie, and Piper were awake yet. Perhaps Fleck had offered to watch them while Mitzi went hunting. Were the kits asking about him, wanting to know where he had gone and when he would be back? Crookedkit's heart twisted. He missed them already. But he was going home.
Crookedkit after leaving Fleck, Mitzi and her kits in Crookedstar's Promise, page 106
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Chapter Number: 9 (of 40)
Page Numbers: 106-116

Chapter description

Crookedkit returns to RiverClan, having crossed the Thunderpath and slipped through WindClan territory undetected. He thinks of Mitzi, Fleck, Piper, Magpie, Soot and Mist, missing them and wondering what they're doing. He comes closer and closer to the RiverClan camp and crosses the stepping-stones. A voice calls his name, and Mudfur, Rippleclaw, and Echomist appear. Echomist gives a cry of joy, and Mudfur runs back to camp to tell Shellheart before Crookedkit can say anything. Rippleclaw is angry with Crookedkit for running away, but Echomist defends him. Shellheart and Oakpaw arrive and great Crookedkit, who begins to explain how he tried to look for the Moonstone, but Shellheart excitedly escorts Crookedkit to the RiverClan camp before he can finish. Crookedkit asks his father if Rainflower is okay, and Shellheart says that everyone is fine.
Crookedkit and the others emerge into camp, and Crookedkit sees everyone he knows going about their day; Hailstar and Mudfur are in the clearing, and Troutclaw, Tanglewhisker, and Birdsong are exiting the elder's den. Brightsky, Lakeshine, and Fallowtail exchange whispers about Crookedkit. Piketooth and Shimmerpelt sit together, and Timberfur and Ottersplash are beside the reed beds. Crookedkit hears Ottersplash calling for Whitefang and Softwing, and realizes that they must have gotten their warrior names when he was away. He feels a prick of relief at seeing Volepaw, Beetlepaw, and Petalpaw emerging from the apprentice's den.
The Clan cats argue about wether to accept Crookedkit, though most think he should be welcomed back. As they quarrel, Brambleberry emerges from the medicine den and checks Crookedkit over, appearing happy to see him. Then Rainflower mews from behind him that Crookedkit was always too adventurous. Crookedkit turns to his mother and tries to read her expression, but her eyes give nothing away. Crookedkit explains how he went to the Moonstone and helped a loner save her kits, and promises that he'll be a loyal RiverClan warrior now and never run away again. All the RiverClan cats welcome him back, even Rainflower.
Crookedkit talks with the apprentices, but before he can answer their questions, Rippleclaw and Ottersplash take Volepaw, Petalpaw, and Beetlepaw out for training. Shellheart gently tells Crookedkit that he's going to take Oakpaw training as well, and that they can see him tonight. He suggests that Crookedkit clean out the elder's nests, and Crookedkit sighs, suddenly thinking that becoming a warrior still seems a long way off.
Crookedkit is dreaming. Mapleshade appears, saying that she was worried he'd forgotten he was a RiverClan cat. Crookedkit growls that she doesn't have to go on about it, and asks the she-cat what she wants with him. Mapleshade replies that she wants to help him with his destiny, and when Crookedkit asks what his destiny is, Mapleshade says that if he obeys her, he'll become leader of RiverClan. Crookedkit exclaims that he's not even an apprentice yet, and Mapleshade correctly guesses that Crookedkit had hoped to be made an apprentice as soon as he got back. She tells Crookedkit that Hailstar can't reward disobedience, but that he'll be made an apprentice soon. She offers to train him in secret, and Crookedkit gladly accepts. Mapleshade tells Crookedkit to make him a promise if he wants power over all the cats and Clans. She tells Crookedkit to promise her to put his Clan above all things, and disregard his own needs for the needs of the Clan. Crookedkit eagerly makes the promise.






  • Beetlepaw is referred to by his warrior name, Beetlenose, before receiving it.[4]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 106
  2. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 113
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 107
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 108
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 109
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 110
  7. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 111
Crookedstar's Promise 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 35Chapter 36Chapter 37Chapter 38Chapter 39Chapter 40Manga
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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
The Broken Code Lost StarsThe Silent ThawVeil of ShadowsDarkness Within
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 TrialSquirrelflight's HopeGraystripe's Vow
Field Guides Secrets of the ClansCats of the ClansCode of the ClansBattles of 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 EchoRedtail's DebtTawnypelt's ClanShadowstar's LifePebbleshine's KitsTree's RootsMothwing's Secret
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