"Then [Fireheart] noticed something beside the ash, a dark shape on the thin strip of grass. With a sickening jolt, he recognized the small body lying motionless beside the Thunderpath. It was Cinderpaw."
Fireheart finding Cinderpaw beside the Thunderpath in Fire and Ice, page 176
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Chapter Number: 16 (of 30)
Page Numbers: 169-176

Chapter description

Fireheart runs into Willowpelt, who is hoping for news about the sickly Bluestar. He tells her that there is nothing to report. Fireheart had given Brackenpaw, and his own apprentice Cinderpaw the day off. The two apprentices are in the camp, bored. Fireheart knows that he had let down the two apprentices, but he wants to stay in camp, as Bluestar is still battling with greencough. Fireheart notes that Tigerclaw isn't there to criticize him, as he is on dawn patrol.
Frostfur, who had been sitting with her, leaves Bluestar's den, hurrying over to Yellowfang's den, and reappears with the medicine cat behind her. Fireheart follows the two she-cat to the entrance of Bluestar's den. Yellowfang goes into the den, and Fireheart asks Frostfur what is wrong. She replies that Bluestar has greencough, and tells him to make sure no one comes in.
Fireheart sits outside Bluestar's den, worrying about Bluestar losing one of her lives. Dustpaw yowls from outside the camp and runs up to Fireheart, telling him that he's come with a message to Bluestar from Tigerclaw. Fireheart tells the apprentice that he can't go in, and explains that Bluestar is sick. Dustpaw argues that it is urgent, and Tigerclaw needs to see her at the Thunderpath. Fireheart questions him about what it is, but Dustpaw insults him. Fireheart repeats that Bluestar can't leave camp.
Yellowfang soon interjects, agreeing with Fireheart that Bluestar can't leave camp yet. Dustpaw shrinks against Yellowfang's gaze, and tells her that Tigerclaw found evidence of ShadowClan warriors in ThunderClan territory. Fireheart is shocked and angry by the news, stating how much they've done for the other Clan. Yellowfang isn't interested, and asks Fireheart if there is any catnip in Twolegplace.
Fireheart replies that he knows where he can find it. Cinderpaw soon arrives, questioning what is going on, as Dustpaw complained that ShadowClan could be on their territory. Yellowfang asks the young apprentice where Whitestorm is, and Dustpaw replies that he is patrolling Sunningrocks with Sandpaw and Mousefur. Yellowfang tells Dustpaw that they can't risk any more warriors, and he protests when Fireheart offers to see Tigerclaw after the catnip trip. Dustpaw comments that Tigerclaw wants Bluestar only.
Yellowfang retorts that the word of Bluestar's deputy should be enough. Fireheart once again offers to go, but Dustpaw retorts that just because the Fireheart is a warrior, it doesn't make him the better messenger and decides to go himself. Yellowfang tells the apprentice that the Clan will need protecting, and asks him where Tigerclaw is. Dustpaw sulkily tells her that he is by the Thunderpath. Yellowfang tells Fireheart to hurry. As he's about to go, Cinderpaw catches up to him. Fireheart tells her to go back to her den, but she refuses, and offers to go to Tigerclaw. Fireheart replies that if ShadowClan warriors are around, she should stay in camp. He then rushes to Twolegplace.
Fireheart has memories of him being a kittypet, and bounds into his old garden to get the catnip. He soon leaves with the catnip, but takes a moment to breathe, and soon realizes that Cinderpaw was recently at the tunnel. He rushes back to the apprentice den, and questions Brackenpaw about Cinderpaw's whereabouts, but he tells Fireheart that he doesn't know where she is.
As he peeks outside the den, he notices Frostfur pacing. Fireheart wonders if he should tell another warrior, then realizes that Graystripe could look for Cinderpaw. Fireheart checks Graystripe's nest, but he is not there. He rushes to the Thunderpath, realizing that Cinderpaw had gone to Tigerclaw on her own. Fireheart hears the screech of a cat. He hurries to the Thunderpath, and finally spots Tigerclaw. He asks him if he saw Cinderpaw, but realizes that Tigerclaw is staring down at Cinderpaw, who had been hit by a Twoleg monster.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 169
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 170
  3. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 175

Fire and Ice 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 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
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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