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"We must do everything we can to keep [The kits] safe."
Hawkwing to Plumwillow in Hawkwing's Journey, page 363
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Chapter Number: 31 (of 35)
Page Numbers: 349-363

Chapter description

Hawkwing sticks his head into the apprentice's den, only to find Curlypaw not inside. He reports his find to Blossomheart and Sagenose, and the missing apprentice suddenly appears. She explains she was making dirt, but Hawkwing knows she's up to something and decides to speak with her later. He remembers on how the previous day, Leafstar had moved SkyClan to another part of the lake, but there were disturbances from Twolegs and dogs, so the Clan leader moved her Clan to a hollow.
The place originally worked, as the Twolegs didn't bother them. However, Hawkwing is still concerned about the younger cats being near Twolegs, and then recalls what happened to Parsleyseed. The brown tabby told his Clan he was leaving to become a kittypet, much to his Clan's ire. He said he didn't feel safe and and knew of a kind Twoleg who would take him in. Macgyver`told him about what the Twolegs would do, mentioning how cats got lazy and fat after meeting the Cutter. However, Parsleyseed maintained his word.
Leafstar allowed Parsleyseed to leave despite her feelings, and by morning, he was gone. Snapping back to reality, Hawkwing continues leading the hunting patrol, noting the Twolegs were still around in their water monsters. Curlypaw spots a rabbit, and the patrol prepares to catch it. After a mild chase, the apprentice catches the rabbit, earning her praise from the patrol. When the cats nearly return to camp, Curlypaw asks to speak with Hawkwing in private, and he agrees.
He wonders if she's going to ask him about love interests, noting her potential crush on Rileypool. Before Curlypaw can explain, a dog appears, and the patrol quickly darts back to camp. Plumwillow appears, frantically telling Hawkwing the three kits are gone. She explains dogs chased them out of the camp. Hawkwing immediately runs over to the Twoleg nest, followed by Plumwillow. They notice the kits are trapped in some kind of Twoleg trap, and then make a plan to distract the dogs.
Suddenly, a female Twoleg comes out of the nest and begins to cuddle the kits in her arms. Hawkwing and Plumwillow attack the Twoleg, and quickly rescue Dewkit, Finkit, and Reedkit. The cats quickly run away from the den as the male Twoleg drags the dogs back inside. The kits talk about how they like the Twolegs, which concerns their mother and adoptive father. Plumwillow and Hawkwing decide they have to convince Leafstar to leave the lake for the sake of the kits.
Leafstar and a patrol are relieved to see the kits are alright. The latter brag about their adventure as they are led back to camp. As SkyClan relaxes and eats some fresh-kill, Curlypaw asks Hawkwing if she can speak to him now. Despite him wanting to speak in the morning, the apprentice says it's important and he agrees. She confesses she wants to join Parsleyseed and be a kittypet. Hawkwing is stunned and tries to convince her to stay, but Curlypaw states she's been seeing Parsleyseed and feels her life would be much easier as a kittypet.
Hawkwing then asks her why she would abandon StarClan, but Curlypaw smoothly questions her ancestors's existence. The tabby tries one more time to convince her to stay, but she is not persuaded and says she'll leave in the morning, and her parents will tell Leafstar. Hawkwing finds himself in the nursery and briefly stays with Plumwillow and the kits, and exits to find Leafstar staring at the moon. He knows he has to tell the leader SkyClan must leave the lake, and wonders how he'll do it if Echosong couldn't.

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Important events

  • Parsleyseed leaves SkyClan to become a kittypet.[9]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 31
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 351
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 352
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 355
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 356
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 359
  7. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 362
  8. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 363
  9. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 353


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 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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