"It didn't matter so much for him, but Breezepelt had his whole future to lose if he was killed or injured: his place in the Clan; the opportunity to take a mate, have kits, and raise them as warriors. He's willing to risk all that to prove his loyalty. I may have been lacking as a father, but Breezepelt still turned out to be a worthy warrior."
Crowfeather's thoughts in Crowfeather's Trial, chapter 30
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Chapter Number: 30 (of 34)
Page Numbers: 374-385

Chapter description

Crowfeather stands at the entrance to the tunnels reminiscing on his experiences with the stoats. He thinks about the attack plan they have with ThunderClan, to lure them out of the only remaining unblocked entrance. Breezepelt and Crowfeather talk about what's to come, and the father is impressed with how determined his son is. The older tom glances around, knowing his Clanmates are waiting for the signal to attack. Heathertail approaches, asking if they all know what to do. Crowfeather knows she's really asking if Breezepelt wants to go through with this, but the tom says yes. He promises her they'll be careful, but Crowfeather thinks that might not have been the most accurate. However, he stays silent while the two quietly converse.
Onestar declares that it's time to go, and asks them if they're ready. They nod affirmatively, so the leader sends them off. The two toms race into the tunnel, quickly picking up stoat scent. Breezepelt darts into a stoat den and swipes at several of them, before quicking running on. They begin to screech furiously in pursuit, while Crowfeather and Breezepelt push themselves to run faster. More and more stoats join the wave following the pair, but when they reach the last den, several overwhelm them.
Crowfeather and Breezepelt fight their way out, and the older tom instructs his son to run. They sprint out into the open, where a wave of stoats meets the rest of ThunderClan and WindClan's waiting warriors. Crowfeather shoves Breezepelt out of the beginning fray, and he thanks his father. They banter about the experience while they catch their breath, then go back into the fight. Crowfeather surveys the fight and sees blood being spilled on both sides as the tidal waves of stoats press forward. He plows forward to join in, but struggles to stay on his paws among the chaos.
ThunderClan and WindClan warriors work together, and Crowfeather notices that the cats who had trained in the Dark Forest are throwing themselves into the worst of the battle. He's proud of his Clanmates, and works alongside Nightcloud to join in the fray. Crowfeather thinks that despite the fact that they're not in love, they still make a good team on the battlefield. The pair witness Breezepelt save Lionblaze, and are proud by his actions.
The battle ends, and Onestar and Bramblestar dip their heads in gratitude to the other. They announce that the battle is won, and that the stoats should be gone for good. Kestrelflight, Jayfeather, and Leafpool begin to treat their Clanmates' injuries. Lionblaze thanks Breezepelt for helping him, but asks why he did. Breezepelt responds that he shouldn't never listened to the Dark Forest cats, and that his loyalty should be to Clan cats.
Crowfeather watches them as Lionblaze, admits that he'd fought well, and that he's glad they were on the same side. Each turns back to their own Clan, and their father feels proud. Crowfeather pads over to Breezepelt, but the younger tom collapses before he reaches him. He finds a nasty wound on his belly, and he calls for Kestrelflight as Nightcloud comes over. Crowfeather stares at his son, hoping he won't die when they've just begin to understand each other.





Notes and references

Crowfeather's Trial 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 34Manga
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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
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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
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