"But [Hawkwing] knew that the cats beside him were his kin, and his future."
Hawkwing in Hawkwing's Journey, page 238
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Chapter Number: 20 (of 35)
Page Numbers: 229-238

Chapter description

At sunrise, Leafstar calls her Clan together. She says they need new warriors, and calls for Parsleypaw, Pebblepaw, Bellapaw, and Rileypaw to come to her. Hawkwing thinks about how Pebblepaw will be a fine warrior as Leafstar asks the mentors if their apprentices are ready to be warriors. She recites the words of a warrior ceremony and names the apprentices Parsleyseed, Pebbleshine, Bellaleaf, and Rileypool. Hawkwing is proud at his leader's choice for Pebbleshine's name.
Just as the cats disperse, Leafstar calls them back, stating that there will also be an apprentice ceremony. She beckons for Fidgetkit and Curlykit to come as their parents watch proudly. The leader tells Fidgetkit that he has the skills of a medicine cat, and would be useful with Frecklewish missing. He agrees to train as a medicine cat apprentice. Echosong then performs the medicine cat apprentice ceremony and names him Fidgetpaw. Hawkwing notes that the Clan is proud of the black-and-white tom, but still upset over the disappearance of Frecklewish.
Leafstar then gives Curlykit her name of Curlypaw, and assigns her mentor to be Hawkwing. Hawkwing is shocked that he is now a mentor, and wonders if he'll be able to train his apprentice. Curlypaw promises to him she'll train hard, making the tom say he'll try his best to make her a great warrior. The next day, the SkyClan cats get ready to travel to find the Clans. Nettlesplash announces that he and Mintfur will be staying behind, as their kits are too young for a major journey.
Ebonyclaw and Harveymoon also confirm that they will be staying with their Twolegs. Hawkwing thinks about his life, wondering if he's being stupid to leave with his family. Curlypaw breaks his thoughts and asks if she'll be taught how to hunt, which the dark tabby confirms. He decides to stay with his Clan, his gaze locking with Pebbleshine's. Hawkwing states that wherever the speckled white she-cat goes, he will follow her. Leafstar says her goodbyes to the cats who are staying behind.
Suddenly, Macgyver appears. Waspwhisker explains SkyClan is leaving to him, and the kittypet says he will travel with them. He asks where they are going, to which he is told by Leafstar they are going to the barn of Barley and Ravenpaw. SkyClan leaves the Twoleg nest and travels into the Twolegplace, with Hawkwing following his sisters, alongside Curlypaw. He thinks about his new life, and what he will do. He looks back to see Ebonyclaw looking at him, knowing he is leaving a part of his life behind. Hawkwing knows the cats beside him will be his kin, and his future.





Important events


Parsleyseed's warrior ceremony
Leafstar: Parsleypaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Parsleypaw: I do.
Leafstar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Parsleypaw, from this moment you will be known as Parsleyseed. StarClan honors your loyalty and your courage, and we welcome you as a full warrior of SkyClan.
Everyone: Parsleyseed! Parsleyseed!
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, page 231
Pebbleshine's warrior ceremony
Leafstar: Do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Pebblepaw: I do.
Leafstar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Pebblepaw, from this moment you will be known as Pebbleshine. StarClan honors your determination and your intelligence, and we welcome you as a full warrior of SkyClan.
Everyone: Pebbleshine! Pebbleshine!
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, page 231
Fidgetpaw's medicine cat apprentice ceremony
Echosong: Fidgetkit, is it your wish to share the deepest knowledge of StarClan as a SkyClan medicine cat?
Fidgetkit: It is.
Echosong: Warriors of StarClan, I present to you this apprentice, who has chosen the path of a medicine cat. From this moment his name will be Fidgetpaw. Grant him your wisdom and insight so that he may understand your ways and heal his Clan in accordance to your will.
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, page 233
Curlypaw's apprentice ceremony
Leafstar: From this Day forward, this apprentice will be known as Curlypaw. Hawkwing, you will be her mentor. I trust you will pass on to her your loyalty to your Clan, your generous heart, and your courage in battle.
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, page 234

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 229
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 230
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 232
  4. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 233
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 235
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 236
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 237

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
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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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