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"[Pebblepaw's] right. Yes, I made mistakes, but I will make up for them. I will be as brave and loyal as Pebblepaw thinks I am, and I'll protect my Clanmates' lives with their own."
Hawkwing to himself in Hawkwing's Journey, page 202
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Chapter Number: 17 (of 35)
Page Numbers: 190-202

Chapter description

Hawkwing lunges back into battle, fighting a long-furred rogue. As he fights, he can't believe how heartless and precise Darktail is. The storm continues as Hawkwing notices Patchfoot fight with a rogue. To his horror, the elder slips in the mud, and the ginger rogue kills him. Hawkwing is about to fight some more when he hears a screech from the nursery. He finds Mintfur and Birdwing, fighting to protect their kits. Pebblepaw follows Hawkwing as he attacks a black-and-white tom, while she attacks a huge ginger tom.
The two then face a gray rogue, but she is easily scared by them and runs up the gorge. Birdwing is grateful for her kits's safety, and Curlykit says she wouldn't let a rogue in. Pebblepaw is assigned to guard the nursery as Hawkwing goes to defend Rileypaw and Bellapaw. After he saves the two from rogues, he assigns them to guard Clovertail and Fallowfern near the elder's den. Sandynose and a bleeding Plumwillow show up, and Sandynose tells Hawkwing Plumwillow is expecting kits.
The two evacuate to the nursery as Hawkwing realizes SkyClan is going to lose the battle. Leafstar's voice rings out in the gorge, calling a retreat. Cherrytail's words return to his mind as he realizes her statement is now reality. Darktail stands on a boulder, the blood of SkyClan on his white pelt. Hawkwing remembers the latter tom asking him to join his group right after he murdered his father. He realizes it was his fault he brought Darktail to the gorge, originally thinking he was the "spark that remains".
He finds Birdwing's three kits trying to cross a river's stepping stones. He isn't sure, but thinks he sees Echosong and Pebblepaw in the distance. Snipkit slips off a stone, and before Hawkwing can save her, she is swept away. Hawkwing swims after her, yowling for no one to copy what he's doing. He thinks he's going to drown, but Sharpclaw's faith takes over him and he climbs to the shore. Echosong, Pebblepaw, and the other two kits approach him. They try searching for her, but eventually give up as it's too dark.
Hawkwing feels Curlykit and Fidgetkit's grief, making his rage for Darktail stronger. The group sleep under a bush, and by next morning, Hawkwing is taken over by melancholy at the loss of everyone, including Sharpclaw. He confides to Pebblepaw it was his fault Darktail destroyed SkyClan, but Pebblepaw reassures him it's not. He also confesses about Darktail's offer to join his group. She snorts and tells him if it ever occurred to him to betray the Clan. Hawkwing begins to feel better as he sits next to Pebblepaw.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 17
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 191
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 192
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 193
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 194
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 195
  7. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 197
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 201
  9. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 202
  10. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 198


Hawkwing's Journey 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
The Broken Code Lost Stars
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 Hope
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 Life
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