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"You deserve happiness, after everything you've suffered," [...] "It has been a long, difficult journey, but it has made you into a very strong cat--the very cat your Clan needs most."
Echosong to Hawkwing in Hawkwing's Journey, page 425
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Chapter Number: 35 (of 35)
Page Numbers: 412-425

Chapter description

After SkyClan recovers for a while, they set out traveling and encounter a Twolegplace. The kits are terrified of being taken away, but Leafstar suddenly interrupts with an announcement. The brown-and-cream tabby tells the cats that they must cross through the Twolegplace, according to Echosong's visions. The latter adds they can travel at night so they won't be detected by Twolegs. Hawkwing and a few other Clanmates go out into the rock outcrops and catch a small amount of prey, and settle down to eat.
As the sunset slowly dies away, SkyClan treks on through Twolegplace. Light pours from the dens and monsters travel on the Thunderpath as Hawkwing remembers his taken Clanmates's wails after being trapped. He relaxes, along with his other Clanmates, as they cover frosty ground in front of them. The Clan is briefly excited at the sight of trees, but find no prey. Plumwillow and Sandynose find some prey and catch it, when Hawkwing notices some rabbit burrows. However, the deputy is told by Leafstar to not dive in them.
Later on, Hawkwing spots a rabbit and stalks it, but a ginger rogue tom steals his catch. Macgyver is angered and protests about the tom's prey, but the rogue is undaunted. Leafstar concludes that the tom should be given the prey, but Hawkwing decides to question the tom about possible nearby Clans in exchange for the rabbit. When asked about the lake and Clans, he denies seeing a lake and a large group of cats. The ginger tom then gets aggressive, states that he's never seen a Clan before, and leaves.
Two moons later, SkyClan has made camp in a copse. Hawkwing notices small stems, and wonders if leaf-bare is finally ending. Leafstar suddenly calls a Clan meeting, and the SkyClan cats gather around. She announces Echosong has received another vision from StarClan. The medicine cat explains she asked her ancestors to send her a sign, and they answered. Skystar, the founder of SkyClan, came to her and told her a prophecy: Embrace what you find in the shadows, for only they can clear the sky.
After several cats complain of StarClan's unclear definition of the prophecy, Echosong continues. She explains Skystar then showed her a maple leaf with five points, and told her to look at it. Hawkwing notices his Clanmates are confused, but Leafstar looks as if she's understanding the tabby's words. The leader states it's a sign StarClan wants them to find the other Clans, but Blossomheart says they don't know what to do. However, Echosong replies they're on the right track. Hawkwing agrees, just as it starts raining and SkyClan runs for shelter.
After the rain passes, Leafstar decides to make Dewkit, Finkit, and Reedkit apprentices, with Macgyver, Blossomheart, and Bellaleaf being their mentors. Hawkwing suspects he wasn't chosen as one of their mentors because of the imbalance, and thinks about SkyClan's journey through everything. The deputy notices Plumwillow staring at him with a grateful look, knowing she is proud of what he has done for her family. The three new apprentices chatter about their ceremony until they are broken up by Sandynose.
The three then walk over to Hawkwing, where the latter tells them he is proud for them. Dewpaw, Finpaw, and Reedpaw bound over to their mentors, wanting to learn the hunter's crouch, and they go out of the camp. Hawkwing feels empty, knowing his adopted kits will never fill the void left by Pebbleshine. He walks to a bluff, wondering what will fill his heart. Echosong appears and sits next to him, asking him what he sees in the distance. Hawkwing says he sees the future, and the medicine cat adds that they'll find the Clans, and she has been told something new from StarClan.
Echosong explains that in her dreams, she saw a she-cat who looked exactly like him pointing at a maple leaf. She tells Hawkwing that this cat may be his kin or his kit, and that he deserves happiness for all he's been through. Hawkwing swells with hope that Pebbleshine is alive, believing SkyClan's suffering will be worth it. He thinks that although they aren't at the lake yet, they will be soon.

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Dewpaw, Finpaw, and Reedpaw's apprentice ceremony
Leafstar: From this day forward, this apprentice will be known as Dewpaw. Macgyver, you gave up your life as a kittypet to follow SkyClan. I trust you will pass on this commitment to Dewpaw as his mentor.
Everyone: Dewpaw! Dewpaw!
Hawkwing: Hawkwing joined in as his Clanmates chanted the new apprentice's name, then watched proudly as Finkit was apprenticed to Blossomheart and Reedkit to Bellaleaf.
Everyone: Finpaw! Reedpaw! Finpaw! Reedpaw!
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, page 421-422

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 412
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 413
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 414
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 415
  5. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 416
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 418
  7. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 419
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 424


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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