"Good-bye, Duskpaw. I'll never forget you. And I'll never forget that I could have saved you. I'm so sorry."
Hawkpaw bidding his farewell to Duskpaw in Hawkwing's Journey, page 26
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Chapter Number: 3 (of 35)
Page Numbers: 25-32

Chapter description

Hawkpaw scrambles to the top of the gorge, slipping into the long grass. Several days have passed since the fire, and the gray apprentice reflects that he can barely feel the pain of his burn. Hawkpaw thinks that he should've been able to save his brother, and feels the guilt pulse through him. The tom knows he is expected to be happy, since Leafstar is making him a warrior today. Hawkpaw slides through the bushes, reaching the foot of the tree where Duskpaw is buried. The gray tom mews aloud that his brother shouldn't be in the dirt, but instead about to become a warrior with him, Cloudpaw, and Blossompaw. In the days since the fire, every cat had been telling Hawkpaw how brave he was for saving Pebblepaw, even though the apprentice doesn't want to hear it. Leafstar's voice sounds from the gorge, calling a Clan meeting. Hawkpaw bids a farewell to Duskpaw, and pads back into camp.
The gray apprentice clambers down the trail to see SkyClan assembled in front of the Rockpile. Leafstar starts the ceremony for the three littermates, asking if each young cat has learned the skills needed to be a warrior. Plumwillow, Ebonyclaw, and Bouncefire each answer that their apprentice is ready. Leafstar dips her head approvingly, and summons Cloudpaw closer to her. The white she-cat shakily steps forward, as she's still recovering from her burn injuries. Leafstar calls upon StarClan to look down on the apprentice, and commends her as a warrior. The SkyClan leader asks Cloudpaw if she'll uphold the warrior code, and defend the Clan at the cost of her life. She says yes, and so Leafstar names her Cloudmist. The cats in the clearing begin to cheer her new name, and the leader continues that she doesn't need to sit vigil tonight, due to her injuries. Next, Leafstar beckons Blossompaw forward, repeats the ceremony, and names her Blossomheart. Hawkpaw's emotions begin to swirl as he is called forward. Leafstar asks him to take the oath, and when he does, she names him Hawkwing.
The Clan again begins to call out the names of the new warriors, and Hawkwing looks around. He spots Sharpclaw staring coldly at him, and looks directly up at his father. Cherrytail pads over to her kits, congratulating them on their new status. Hawkwing hears someone call his name, and he turns to face Pebblepaw. The gray tom's heart hardens, and reflects that he'd barely talked to her since the fire. However, he notes that she has changed a lot in the past several days, and hasn't made a single snarky remark to him. Pebblepaw meows her thanks to Hawkwing for saving her, and says he's very brave and courageous. The warrior stares at her, spotting a poultice of honey and comfrey on her pelt. Anger bubbles inside of Hawkwing, and the tom blurts out that he wishes he'd saved Duskpaw first, and not her. Pebblepaw's eyes widen in dismay, and she turns around and quickly stalks away.





Important events


Cloudmist's warrior ceremony
Leafstar: Cloudpaw, from this moment you will be known as Cloudmist. StarClan honors your courage and your resilience, and we welcome you as a full warrior of SkyClan.
Everyone: Cloudmist! Cloudmist!
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, page 28
Blossomheart's warrior ceremony
Leafstar: StarClan honors your courage and fighting skill, and we welcome you as a full warrior of SkyClan.
Everyone: Blossomheart! Blossomheart!
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, page 29
Hawkwing's warrior ceremony
Leafstar: Hawkpaw, from this moment you will be known as Hawkwing. StarClan honors your courage and your bravery, and we welcome you as a full warrior of SkyClan.
Everyone: Hawkwing! Hawkwing!
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, page 30

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 25
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 26
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 30

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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