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In the A Vision of Shadows arc

Shattered Sky

Alderheart spots Hawkwing, although unnamed, in one of his visions of SkyClan wearily traveling. Alderheart recognizes Twigpaw's pelt color and Violetpaw's eyes in the unnamed tom, and wonders if the two sisters were from SkyClan. Alderheart shares his vision with the rest of the Clan, and notes one of the toms looked like Twigpaw. However, Rowanstar and Bramblestar refuse to spare any warriors to search for SkyClan, and Twigpaw decides to to venture out on her own to find her kin.
During her quest, Twigpaw sees Hawkwing's dark gray fur dart through the bushes. She thinks it may be the cat she saw in her dream, but the tom had clear blue eyes, while Hawkwing had yellow. When she arrives in SkyClan's makeshift camp, she sees Hawkwing and thinks that his eyes look just like Violetpaw's. Leafstar introduces herself and mentions Hawkwing as her deputy. Hawkwing asks what she is doing here, and she tells him and the rest of SkyClan about Darktail and his rogues at the lake. He is horrified to hear Darktail and the other rogues are on Clan territory, and is convinced he has even more reason to rejoin the other Clans. After Twigpaw reveals she thinks her mother is dead, he sadly tells her that she must be dead, because she would never abandon her kits. He then reveals that he is her father, and runs up to nuzzle her.
When Twigpaw attempts to lead the SkyClan cats back to the lake, she is in the lead along with Leafstar and Hawkwing. Twigpaw looks helplessly at Hawkwing after Sagenose questions where she's going, and he moves closer to his daughter, defending her, stating that Twigpaw will take them to Bramblestar, ThunderClan's leader. The SkyClan cats start arguing, and Hawkwing cuts Sagenose off, saying he believes it is how they were meant to find ThunderClan. A little time later, he asks Twigpaw if they have to cross a Thunderpath when she is uncertain of her direction. After they cross, Hawkwing helps Tinycloud climb a ridge with the aid of Sparrowpelt. Twigpaw then sees the lake, and announces it, to which Hawkwing licks his daughter's ears, meowing that he knew she'd find the way, and that he was glad Alderheart took her and Violetpaw in.
Later, Hawkwing tells Twigpaw all about SkyClan's life in the gorge. Twigpaw, soothed by her father's voice, dozes off. Twigpaw introduces Hawkwing to Violetpaw excitedly, telling her he's their father, and Hawkwing leans and touches his nose to Violetpaw's, and admits he never thought to see his kits again. He is eager to rebuild his Clan with his daughters, though both are hesitant to leave their respective Clans.
He, his kits, Squirrelflight, Reedwhisker, and Tigerheart venture to WindClan to confront Onestar to join the other Clans to defeat Darktail. Instead, they discover Darktail and his rogues attacking WindClan's camp, and the deputies rush into battle. He and the other deputies and leaders listen to Onestar's story how Darktail is his son.
While passing the time waiting for battle, Hawking explains to his daughters how SkyClan got its name by launching attacks from the sky, inspiring Alderheart to discover the meaning of the prophecy. Twigpaw joins her father in the trees during the final battle against the Kin, and the Clans finally defeat the Kin. Afterwards, Hawkwing invites his daughters to join him in SkyClan, but insists they don't have to decide immediately.

Darkest Night

Alderheart checks on all of the SkyClan cats, and notes Hawkwing should refrain from hunting for a while until his wounds heal. He thanks Alderheart again for finding his daughters. Hawkwing attends his first Gathering, and the SkyClan cats cling close together. Rowanstar gives SkyClan some of ShadowClan's territory now they have fewer mouths to feed. The next day, SkyClan prepares to leave for their territory, and Hawkwing congratulates Twigpaw for passing her assessment. However, Twigpaw decides to forego her ceremony to become a SkyClan warrior.
Hawkwing comforts Violetpaw after her bad dream about Needletail, and shares some memories about Pebbleshine with his daughters while hunting. Violetpaw shares Hawkwing's grief of losing loved ones, and tries to defends him from opening old wounds. However, Hawkwing insists he loves thinking about Pebbleshine, especially with his kits. Later, Twigpaw notes how different SkyClan was from ThunderClan, like how Hawkwing didn't strictly organize patrols and instead let cats volunteer for them instead of ordering them to. She also bitterly reflected how close Violetpaw and Hawkwing became despite her being the one to find SkyClan in the first place.
After Puddleshine cuts Finpaw's tail free from a fallen tree, Hawkwing gathers Twigpaw back to their nest to calm her down. He notes how much the Clan critically needed Frecklewish and Echosong, and suggest it was time to send a patrol back to the gorge and attempt to find their missing Clanmates. He and Violetpaw go to Bramblestar to ask for warriors to spare, and Molewhisker volunteers. Hawkwing, Rabbitleap, Blossomheart, Molewhisker, and Violetpaw leave to find their missing Clanmates. When they reach a Thunderpath, Hawkwing comforts Violetpaw, who panics because Pebbleshine met her fate on one. Violetpaw freezes, and Hawkwing saves her.
Back in SkyClan, Finpaw shares some memories about Hawkwing when he raised Finpaw and his littermates when they were born. Meanwhile, the group arrives at Barley's farm and Hawkwing is reunited with his mother, Cherrytail, and sister, Cloudmist. He gleefully introduces his daughter and chokes up when he explains that Pebbleshine was killed. The patrol encourages them to reunite with the rest of the Clan, and promises to stop by on their way back from the gorge.
After a quarter-moon of walking, the patrol reaches the gorge, and Palepaw and Gravelpaw confront them for trespassing. Fidgetpaw realizes they are his former Clanmates and calls for Mintfur and Nettlesplash. The next day, the others lead the patrol to a beehive of Twoleg nests where Frecklewish is held captive. Hawkwing is eager to help her escape, and Violetpaw comes up with a plan to free her. The plan works, and Hawkwing brushes muzzles with Frecklewish. When they return to Barley's farm, Hawkwing is anxious his mother and sister wouldn't be joining them, but breaths a sigh of relief when they agree to accompany them.
Tree visits their temporary camp in the middle of the night, and Hawkwing angrily confronts the loner. Violetpaw stops him and explains she told Tree to come because he has a connection with Needletail, and Hawkwing agrees to let him join them. As the returning patrol enters their territory, Hawkwing grows alarmed by the strong ShadowClan scent. At the camp, Hawkwing is furious to discover ShadowClan cats all over the camp, and demands to know what's going on. Leafstar greets him, and explains that ShadowClan has joined SkyClan. Hawkwing gazes on proudly, choked with emotion, when Violetpaw is named Violetshine in honor of her mother. He supports Twigpaw when she decides to return to ThunderClan.

River of Fire

Violetshine thinks to herself that Hawkwing has enough problems to deal with, as he is trying to encourage the recent merge of ShadowClan cats to contribute to SkyClan, and feels that she has no cat to talk to.
Violetshine heads to the warriors den to see if she can join a patrol. However, she is intercepted by Hawkwing. The deputy asks Violetshine if everything is all right, with concern and suspicion in his tone. Violetshine assures her father that she is, and she's tired, noting the amount of activity in camp now, asking if he's noticed it as well. Hawkwing glances towards the medicine cat den and nods, telling his daughter that making one Clan out of two isn't as simple as moving as as moving all the cats into a single camp.
Leafstar asks Rowanclaw, Tawnypelt and Violetshine to go to the old ShadowClan camp to collect moss for bedding. Hawkwing asks Leafstar if he can go as well, which causes Violetshine to look at her father with narrowed eyes, thinking to herself that she was a warrior now, and didn't need any cat to watch over her while she patrols. Leafstar allows Hawkwing to do so, adding it will give the deputy a chance to explore their new territory.
The four cats trek to ShadowClan's old camp, and Hawkwing tells Violetshine to let Rowanclaw and Tawnypelt go ahead. He explains that Rowanclaw and Tawnypelt are mates, and probably want to discuss things. Violetshine thinks to herself that the last cat she wants to talk about mates with is her father. She listens in on the two mates' conversation, and Violetshine falls back to her father, telling him that Rowanclaw and Tawnypelt can collect the moss by themselves. Hawkwing, puzzled, says that they were supposed to do it with them. Hawkwing asks why Violetshine is in such a hurry, although his daughter does not reply to him.
Hawkwing stands next to Leafstar when Sleekwhisker and Yarrowleaf, two former Kin members, are caught in ShadowClan's former camp. He doesn't participates in the debate, though Violetshine notes he doesn't look pleased when Tree convinces Leafstar to let them stay. Hawkwing has Sleekwhisker rest in the apprentices' den due to not being an official member of the Clan yet.
Twigpaw and Violetshine request an audience with their father and Leafstar, and the former is very pleased to see Twigpaw. Tree also joins him, and they insist StarClan wants five Clans at the lake and some cat from ShadowClan should be their new leader. Leafstar is angry at their assumption, and while Hawkwing shares her frustrations, he notes they arrived at the lake at a difficult time and maybe they should listen to StarClan's wishes.
During a violent storm, a tree falls on the apprentices' den and Hawkwing calls out to the apprentices. When they come out unharmed, Hawkwing notes smoke coming from across the lake and suspects lightning ignited a fire. Tawnypelt suggests checking in on the other Clans, and Hawkwing agrees. As they travel, Hawkwing and Violetshine talk how much they miss Twigpaw but are happy she's found her place. Hawkwing also slyly remarks that Violetshine seemed happy with Tree, but Violetshine ignores him and exclaims they found the fire in RiverClan's territory.
Hawkwing rushes over to Reedwhisker who explained lightning struck their camp. Hawkwing offers his assistance, and decides to divide the RiverClan cats among the other Clans so they could recover. He explains what happened to Leafstar, and she agrees to let them rest at their camp. At the Gathering, Leafstar names Tree their mediator and Hawkwing vouches for the tom's abilities. He and Violetshine arrive in ThunderClan's camp for Finpaw and Twigpaw's warrior ceremonies, and both eagerly greet Hawkwing. After the ceremony, Grassheart and Strikestone arrive in a hurry asking for Hawkwing: Tigerheart has returned but was dead. He is also present when Tigerheart is revived.

The Raging Storm

After ShadowClan continuously trespasses over the border, Leafstar orders Hawkwing to send out more border patrols. He is wary of Tigerstar's intentions as ShadowClan's new leader as he is unpredictable at the moment. His eyes darken with worry when Tigerstar announces that his Clan needs more territory at the Gathering. Violetshine frets they'll have to leave the lake, and Hawkwing soothes her worries and insists StarClan wouldn't let that happen.
Hawkwing greets Leafstar when she returns from her meeting with Tigerstar, though he grumbles that the ShadowClan leader had no respect by sending his deputy, Juniperclaw, instead. He also remarks that Finleap was back to visit Reedclaw when he heard she was sick. He supports Finleap for being concerned about his sister, but scolds Finleap for not respecting the boundaries or the Clan leaders. Hawkwing leads a patrol to escort Finleap back to camp and accuses Bramblestar of sending Finleap to spy.
Leafstar and Hawkwing lead a battle patrol to ambush ShadowClan when they trespass onto SkyClan territory. After they retreat, Hawkwing asks if they should chase them to the border, but Leafstar amusingly replies they got the message. Later, Hawkwing sounds the alarm when ShadowClan attacks their camp at night and destroys their dens. He insists they can rebuild the dens, and offers to stand guard for the remainder of the night. He orders his Clanmates to begin rebuilding, but Leafstar questions why they should bother and suggests they should leave.
At the special Gathering, Twigbranch asks her kin if they're really leaving the lake, and Hawkwing replies they aren't sure just yet. When Mistystar questions if Sparrowpelt could've ingested the deathberries accidentally, Hawkwing bristles at Juniperclaw. After, Twigbranch begs her family not to leave, but Hawkwing somberly insists his Clan needs him as their deputy.
While on their journey, Hawkwing orders Nectarpaw, Quailpaw and Sparrowpelt to find a stick to rescue Sunnypaw from sinking in the mud. After she is rescued, Plumwillow questions why they are even leaving with the torrential downpour, and Hawkwing evenly replies they are heading home to the gorge. The heavy rain causes a flood that reaches their temporary camp, and Hawkwing snaps at his Clanmates for blaming Leafstar for their troubles. He vehemently orders his Clanmates to climb the trees. As the rain continues and the flood rises, Hawkwing says he is glad to have met Violetshine and Twigbranch, believing they are going to die.
Leafstar spots a path through the trees her Clan could leap to, and Hawkwing volunteers to jump first. Violetshine adamantly disagrees, fearing her father would drown in the muddy water, and Leafstar decides to make the first jump. She misses, and Hawkwing prevents his Clanmates from diving after her. He grabs Violetshine's scruff so she wouldn't rescue Leafstar, and Finleap appears and saves Leafstar instead. The Clans had sent a patrol to rescue SkyClan and bring them home.
When Twigbranch explains that Pebbleshine told Tree where to find SkyClan, the deceased she-cat appears. Hawkwing emotionally reunites with Pebbleshine, and voices his disappointment in himself for not being able to rescue her. He courageously insists she must return home to StarClan, and happily congratulates Violetshine when Pebbleshine reveals their daughter is expecting. Hawkwing shouts that he will always love Pebbleshine as she ventures to StarClan. Hawkwing later comforts Violetshine after she helps save Shadowkit from the flood, and returns to the lake with the rest of his Clan.

In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

His daughter has given birth to Tree's kits, Rootkit and Needlekit. He appears from the warriors' den for his grand-kits' apprentice ceremonies. Hawkwing stands with Leafstar as the two give Turtlepaw and Kitepaw their punishments of cleaning the dirtplace for antagonizing Rootpaw to fall into the frozen lake. When Fidgetflake confides with Leafstar about the medicine cats being unable to communicate with StarClan, Leafstar sighs that she and Hawkwing thought they made the right decision coming to the lake.
Rootpaw asks him and Leafstar for permission to give Bristlepaw a piece of prey as thanks for saving him from the lake. Hawkwing asks how training was coming along, and Rootpaw replies it was going great, proud to be kin with the Clan deputy. When Rootpaw explains his idea, Hawkwing expresses his concern about overstepping cultural boundaries, but ultimately both approve of Rootpaw's idea. Before letting Rootpaw go, Hawkwing warns him to be clear that Rootpaw will be repaying a debt.
Hawkwing, Crowfeather and Reedwhisker organize their warriors to push a rock over the edge and hopefully break the ice covering the Moonpool. Their efforts prove fruitless, and Hawkwing pessimistically remarks they don't know how far the ice goes. Later, Hawkwing attends the Gathering where Bramblestar confirms he was revived and suggests the Clans have a problem with those breaking the warrior code. When Tree suggests to his family they might have to leave the Clan after hearing Bramblestar's words, Violetshine insists she could never leave Hawkwing or Twigbranch.

The Silent Thaw

Hawkwing leads a border patrol to ThunderClan's border and they come across Dewspring and Rootpaw. He asks about Rootpaw's training and Dewspring commends his apprentice's skills. Rootpaw asks to join their patrol, and Hawkwing allows them. Later, Rootpaw spots him dozing next to Leafstar in camp and later chatting with her.
At a Gathering, he chats with Macgyver. Later, Hawkwing asks Rootpaw if he is looking for his mentor and reports he is in the medicine den. When Frecklewish reports of Shadowsight's vision of punishing codebreakers, Hawkwing questions what StarClan would want from them. At the emergency Gathering, Hawkwing listens to Bramblestar's insistence the codebreakers must atone for breaking the warrior code.

Veil of Shadows

When Leafstar calls a Clan meeting, Hawking is the last to arrive and sits at his side while casting a questioning look at her. She asks his opinion on the matter, and Hawkwing replies that it's unusual for ThunderClan to be destructive. Hawkwing joins in on Tree's summoning ritual for Bramblestar's ghost, and he gives a nod of approval during Rootspring's warrior ceremony. He curtly nods at Bristlefrost when she takes her place with the other deputies at the Gathering. After the impostor forces Leafstar to exile Kitescratch, Leafstar orders Hawkwing to fetch Kitescratch but to avoid being seen by Bramblestar. Hawkwing happily obeys the order. During the battle, Hawkwing scuffles with Molewhisker, and worries that Harestar is gone forever when Lionblaze kills him.

In the Super Editions

Hawkwing's Journey

Hawkpaw imagines stalking prey among the bushes at the top of the gorge, twitching as he dreams. He jerks fully awake as a bundle of ginger fur lands on him and pokes him sharply in the ribs, breathing in his littermate's familiar scent. He yowls for Duskpaw to get off and then to complains to Duskpaw about waking him up.
Duskpaw replies that it was about time he got up and tells Hawkpaw about how Cloudpaw, Pebblepaw, and himself have come up with the best plan ever. Hawkpaw, still half asleep, narrows his eyes at his brother in annoyance. He begins to think about how Duskpaw is always bugging him with some amazing plan and then goes to tell how its usually them stealing Twoleg food. Hawkpaw then continues to think that Duskpaw must have bees in his brain.
Hawkpaw twitches his whiskers, amused, and asks what this plan is. Hawkpaw sighs when Duskpaw mentions that the plan is to steal some Twoleg food. He teases that Duskpaw was going to turn into a Twoleg if he wasn't careful, which makes makes Duskpaw protest. Hawkpaw tells him that he's crazy about Twoleg food.
Hawkpaw sees Pebblepaw and Cloudpaw all waiting for Duskpaw. Pebblepaw crossly mews that they should just leave Hawkpaw there if he was a scaredy-cat, which makes Hawkpaw growl. When Duskpaw says that Hawkpaw's temper will get him in trouble one day, it makes Hawkpaw even more angry and the young tom retorts that Duskpaw was the one that was going to get into trouble. His annoyance fades as the other three apprentices leave, feeling thankful that Blossompaw wasn't going with them.
Hawkpaw is on patrol with his mentor, Ebonyclaw. As Hawkpaw waits for Ebonyclaw to come back, he thinks of Duskpaw and wonders if they are back yet. He feels a small thrill when he thinks of Duskpaw getting in trouble. He thinks that it isn't fair that Duskpaw never gets in trouble. When Ebonyclaw returns, she notes a strange scent in the air. Hawkpaw is surprised when his mentor doesn't know what the scent is, even though she's a daylight warrior. When the pair go explore after scenting fire, Hawkpaw is surprised with all the prey fleeing from the flames. Hawkpaw desperately hopes that his littermates had left, and he feels hope when he doesn't see them. His lungs ache, and he wishes he could go back to camp.
Hawkpaw is terrified when he hears Duskpaw struggling in the fire. He realizes that all the apprentices that went with Duskpaw were trapped beneath the Twoleg rock. He runs after Ebonyclaw to help save the apprentices, and as he does, he feels guilty for wanting Duskpaw in trouble. Ebonyclaw starts making her way towards Cloudpaw, which makes Hawkpaw freeze and wonder if he should save Pebblepaw or Duskpaw. His brother turns his head, yowling something, which Hawkpaw understands as a signal to help Pebblepaw. Hawkpaw hesitates some more, then dives in towards Pebblepaw.
He sees Duskpaw trapped, and realizes that Duskpaw wasn't signaling for Hawkpaw to help Pebblepaw, but that he needed help. Ebonyclaw and the apprentice start making their way toward him, but by the time Duskpaw is out, he isn't moving. Ebonyclaw demands to know what the three were doing out there, and Cloudpaw mournfully admits what they had been doing with the food. Hawkpaw helps Duskpaw onto Ebonyclaw's shoulders, then they head back to the gorge. He miserably wonders if he made the wrong choice in saving Pebblepaw first.
He is exhausted from helping Ebonyclaw carry his brother when the cats enter camp. Hawkpaw notices that his Clanmates are acting as though they already know something is wrong. Ebonyclaw tells Echosong about the fire and mentions Hawkpaw when she talks about Pebblepaw. He is said to be able to barely look at his brother. He snaps at Frecklewish when she offers to dress his wound. Hawkpaw turns and sees his father Sharpclaw with his mate, Cherrytail, and both look full of sorrow.
Cherrytail goes over to Hawkpaw and tells him that he was a hero for saving Pebblepaw, and that it wasn't his fault that Duskpaw died. He sees his father's face filled with grief and feels guilty. He begins to wish he hadn't snapped at Frecklewish, as his wound is beginning to hurt, but then thinks that maybe he deserves it. Echosong calls to the apprentice, and forces him to come into her den to see his wounds. He feels guilty when he learns that Pebblepaw's wounds aren't bad, because he thinks that maybe if he saved Duskpaw first Duskpaw would have lived and Pebblepaw's wounds would have just been a little worse.
When the vigil for Duskpaw is over, Hawkpaw's heart feels heavy with grief and sorrow. He sees Duskpaw's grave and says that Duskpaw shouldn't be under the dirt, but up with him.
Leafstar calls a Clan meeting for Hawkpaw, Cloudpaw, and Blossompaw's warrior ceremony. When Ebonyclaw tells Leafstar that Hawkpaw has trained hard, Hawkpaw knows that he has but then wonders what about Duskpaw. Leafstar names them Cloudmist, Blossomheart, and Hawkwing. After the ceremony, a cat calls out to Hawkwing, and Hawkwing is happy that he was called by his new warrior name, but his happiness turns to anger and hatred when he realizes the cat is Pebblepaw. Pebblepaw says she is grateful that he saved her and thanks him. Hawkwing tries to choke out a friendly response, but he remembers his dead brother, and blurts out that he should've saved his brother first rather than her. Pebblepaw turns dismayed, and stalks off without saying another word.
During the vigil, even though it is not allowed to speak during it, Hawkwing says to Blossomheart that he wishes that Duskpaw could be keeping vigil with them. After the vigil, Sandynose says that there is a Clan meeting and that they should hurry over. Leafstar says that Echosong has received a new prophecy. Echosong says that Skystar told her that the fire has burned out, but to get rid of the darkness they need to find the spark that remains. A few cats suggest this prophecy refers to Firestar.
Later, Hawkwing goes to see the Twoleg nest where Duskpaw died. He notices Darktail and asks what he is doing there. Acting very polite, Darktail says he was also caught in the fire, and has smoke in his lungs. Hawkwing goes to see Echosong, who although suspicious, gives Darktail coltsfoot to make it easier to breathe. He then says he knows about about the Clans, and says he remembers a Clan named ThunderClan. Everyone assumes that he is part of the prophecy, and invites him into SkyClan's camp. The whole clan starts feeling more optimistic about his arrival.
A few days after Darktail arrives, Hawkwing, Billystorm, Waspwhisker, Pebblepaw, and Blossomheart go on a journey to find the Clans. Based on Darktail's information, the Clans are only two or three days away. He said to go straight through Twolegplace, cross a Thunderpath, and look for a tree that splits into three. However, they enter a clearing with badger dens nearby, and are attacked. They manage to fight the badgers off, but Billystorm is left dead.
The patrol sits vigil for Billystorm overnight, and then buries him in the morning. They discuss what to do, but are divided on whether to return home or not. Eventually, the majority votes that they should not continue, and they start walking home. Hawkwing meets a kittypet named Betsy, who tells them that there have been badgers near here for a very long time. He is surprised, and this makes him doubt what Darktail told SkyClan. They return to the Clan to find it has been attacked by raccoons while they were away, which killed Honeytail. Hawkwing loses his temper and rages at Darktail, accusing him of Billystorm's death. He suggests that they drive him out, but Leafstar instead gives him a punishment of tending to Echosong.
Hawkwing sits in the medicine den, and Darktail enters. The white tom tells him he's leading another patrol to search for the other Clans, and says he'll vouch for him to come along. Darktail later brings Rain to camp, and Leafstar agrees that the gray tom is welcome to help. She agrees for Hawkwing to come, despite still being punished for his rash actions, even though Sharpclaw disapproves. The dark gray tom is thrilled, but his father later ruins the mood when they argue. The next day, the patrol leaves with Darktail in the lead. The patrol spreads out to continue looking for signs of cats having traveled through here, but find none. They despondently decide to return back to SkyClan's camp, and make a makeshift camp for the night. Upon approaching the border, they notice the boundary marks are stale, and get worried. They rush to camp and are told that the raccoons have come back, and Leafstar lost a life. Hawkwing and Darktail are led to talk to Sharpclaw and the leader, where they report their failure.
The next morning, Sharpclaw calls a Clan meeting, saying that from now on all patrols will be larger to be safe against the raccoons. The Clan begins to hurtle accusations at Darktail, and Hawkwing tries to defend the white tom. However, Sharpclaw calls him out in front of the Clan, and the dark gray tom leaves and sulks back into his den. Pebblepaw comes to check on him, but he snaps at her. When she begins to leave, however, he says an apology and she responds that it's okay. Hawkwing later joins a patrol, and he thinks about how the Clan has calmed in the few days since he returned. He notices Darktail slinking around, and tells his companions to continue on without him. The dark gray tom sees him doing weird things with Twoleg scraps, but hesitates to report it because it isn't technically wrong.
Hawkwing joins the dawn patrol led by Waspwhisker, and the gray and white warrior takes out his irritation on Darktail. This surprises some of the cats, but the white tom keeps his tempter. Hawkwing reflects that he'd never reported Darktail over by Twolegplace the other day, but doesn't want to bother with something so small. His thoughts start to wander to his relationships with others, including Pebblepaw. Waspwhisker hisses for the patrol to duck down, and Hawkwing complies. They encounter a group of rogues, and they refuse to leave the territory. SkyClan attacks, and they manage to drive them off. Hawkwing tries to bring up the topic of the Twoleg food with Darktail, but the tom continues to brush him off.
Waspwhisker leads the patrol back to camp, reports what happened. The Clan bursts into a storm of comments, and more cats exit their dens at the commotion. Pebblepaw asks Hawkwing if he's okay, and he says yes, touched by her checking on him. Leafstar insists that it's vital that they don't panic, but the Clan is divided. Hawkwing joins another patrol, and returns just before sunhigh with a squirrel. He tries to go and talk to Sharpclaw for advice, but decides against it. Cherrytail intercepts him on his way to the warriors' den, asking why he didn't talk to his father. He explains, and the she-cat reassures his doubts about the prophecy and the future. That night, Hawkwing can't sleep. He sits outside the den and looks at the stars, pondering what will become of SkyClan next. The tom vows that as long as he's alive, his Clan will survive.
Later, Hawkwing is selected as part of Sharpclaw's patrol. Darktail is picked as well, and he pads over to the dark gray tom. They begin to talk about Hawkwing and Pebblepaw's feelings for each other, with makes the former uncomfortable. The patrol then leaves camp, and the dark gray tom hopes he can reconcile with his father through this. While walking, Darktail manages to catch a vole, and is proud. Hawkwing and Sharpclaw work together to catch a rabbit, but it doesn't seem to smooth over things between them. They return to camp, and Hawkwing leaves to find Pebblepaw. He approaches the apprentice as she sits beside a pool while trying to catch fish. The dark gray tom apologizes for how he treated her after Duskpaw's death, and that he never really blamed her. She blinks at him happily, and he says that they can be friends now. The she-cat agrees, and both cats part, still confused about their feelings.
He walks back to his nest and goes to sleep. However, in the night, he is awoken by the sounds of rustling brush. The tom creeps past his sleeping Clanmates, emerging into the open. Hawkwing surveys the clearing, seeing many rogue cats swarming into the camp, led by a silver-gray tom. He yowls a warning, waking all of his Clanmates. At first, they think he's had a dream, but a screech from Stormheart jerks them to wakeful reality. SkyClan's cats streak out of their den, hissing defiance as they meet the rogue cats. Hawkwing tries to insist that the apprentices stay in their den, but they want to fight.
Hawkwing leaps into the clearing, fighting with the ginger rogue he'd attacked on patrol previously. He and Pebblepaw work together to drive off a black and white rogue before jumping back into the battle. Hawkwing realizes that the rogues knew to attack them at night, when their daylight warriors weren't here. Drops of rain start to fall as he helps Sandynose beat off an opponent, and then joins with Bouncefire to help more cats. Darktail starts to lead them over to a group of battling cats, but a rogue intercepts their path. Hawkwing waits for the white tom to attack, but instead he turns and bites into Bouncefire's neck. The warrior is too shocked to defend himself and dies with blood pouring out of his throat.
Hawkwing yowls that he's a traitor, and wonders if everything the white tom had done was part of twisted plan. He moves to attack Darktail, but a silver-gray tom engages him instead. Hawkwing struggles to beat his opponent while watching his father Sharpclaw fight two rogues at a time. The silver-gray tom cuts off Hawkwing's air supply, and he struggles to breathe. He sees Darktail sneak up behind Sharpclaw, but is unable to warn him. They begin to fight, but Rain stealthily creeps up on the deputy from behind. Meanwhile, Hawkwing is in horror and tries to shove off his opponent so he can yowl a warning. Rain and Darktail work together to kill Sharpclaw, leaving the dark gray tom watching, with nothing he can do. He shoves off the silver gray tom and races to his father, but is too late.
Hawkwing is horrified, asking Darktail what SkyClan did to deserve this. The white tom sneers that this has been his plan all along, but softens and says that he's different than the other Clan cats. Darktail offers him the chance to join his group, but Hawkwing vehemently declines. The white tom says he can die with the rest of his Clan, leaping away out of sight. As the storm rages on, SkyClan's warriors continue to fight. Hawkwing and Pebblepaw race to defend the nursery, where the queens are struggling with several rogues. Leafstar calls for SkyClan to retreat, and cats begin to follow her command. Hawkwing flees with his Clanmates, and tries to help Curlykit and Fidgetkit cross the river. He assists them across, but Snipkit is lost in the current.
Hawkwing joins with Pebblepaw and Echosong, but a raccoon attacks them. They drive it off, but the medicine cat is bitten and they try to help stop the bleeding. The group stops to hunt, and later rejoins with the rest of SkyClan. Leafstar says that it wouldn't be the best course of action to fight the rogues now, which causes many cats to murmur in disagreement. However, she insists that they need to save the Clan by finding the spark that StarClan has prophesied. She appoints Waspwhisker as deputy, and SkyClan cheers for him.
Days later, Hawkwing and Pebblepaw go out searching for more of their missing Clanmates. The dark gray tom reflects on how much death there's been so far, and hopes there isn't more. Together, they find Cherrytail and Cloudmist, and bring them back to the other SkyClan cats. Once they return, Echosong treats Cherrytail's wound, which is infected. Leafstar leads a patrol to check out the gorge one last time, but Hawkwing decides not to go, However, that night, he can't sleep because of his worries for Pebblepaw. Leafstar comes back and reports that they've lost the gorge forever, and their only hope is to find ThunderClan. Echosong reveals that she's had another vision, one of SkyClan settling happily by a lake.
Leafstar announces that they will leave in two sunrises, and Bellapaw and Rileypaw will lead them to Barley as a starting point. Most of the daylight warriors say they're staying, and several other cats voice concerns as well. Leafstar insists that this isn't up for discussion, and that any cats who wish to stay may do so, but that she'll be following StarClan's vision. She calls the Clan together and appoints some new warriors, giving their names as Bellaleaf, Rileypool, Parsleyseed, and Pebbleshine. The leader then promotes Curlypaw and Fidgetpaw, giving them the mentors of Hawkwing and Echosong.
The next day, SkyClan prepares to leave. Nettlesplash and his family decide to stay, while Macgyver decides to come. The cats begin to head towards Barley's barn, led by Rileypool and Bellaleaf. They travel through the Twolegplace, and Leafstar warns that they need to move quickly to avoid Dodge and his cats. They continue walking until past dark, going down alleyways. Shorty meets them and brings them back to Cora and his kits, as well as the other cats in his camp. SkyClan is warmly received, and they split off into groups to hunt. They catch a lot and settle down to eat, but Bellaleaf and Fidgetpaw return wounded, announcing that Dodge's group took Curlypaw.
Harley comes with a message, confirming the ambush, and says Leafstar and her cats are welcome to meet with Dodge about it without fear of being harmed. They follow him through the streets, and meet with the leader. Dodge reveals that he helped Darktail and his rogues find SkyClan, which enrages Hawkwing. He says that if they fight to drive Stick and his cats out of the Twolegplace, they can have their apprentice back. Hawkwing calls him a coward, challenging him to a one on one fight. They leap at each other, and SkyClan cheers for the dark gray tom. This gives him energy, and barrels into the top, swiping his claws, killing Dodge. Harley lets the SkyClan cats leave unharmed, as promised. Curlypaw is released, and Shorty leads them out of the camp.
While traveling, Hawkwing teaches Curlypaw the hunting crouch. The dark gray tom gives her tips while reclining in the sun, warmth soaking into his pelt. He talks with Blossomheart about the good hunting spots in SkyClan's gorge territory, and asks his apprentice if she can locate any prey. She bounds off to hunt beneath a large oak, thinking that it's twisted roots are hiding some creatures. As Hawkwing follows, Blossomheart asks him if he thinks they'll ever find Barley. He says he doesn't know, and Leafstar soon calls that SkyClan is moving. Hawkwing checks on Cherrytail and then gathers Curlypaw closer. The apprentice excitedly announces that she caught her first mouse, and is praised for it. He notices that Pebbleshine looks giddy, and knows she's hiding something, but won't tell him what. The SkyClan cats continue to walk and soon come across Barley's barn. Hawkwing and Curlypaw hunt in the barn, and are able to catch several mice.
The next morning they leave the barn, pointed in the right direction by Barley. Cloudmist and Cherrytail decide to stay behind, though the rest of their kin protests. They continue to travel, and eventually decide to hunt. Hawkwing chases a squirrel by going after it through the high branches of a tree, but falls out and collapses on the ground. Echosong says he's hurt, so Leafstar agrees they can stay here for a few days. Hawkwing is frustrated that he's holding the Clan back, but Pebbleshine snaps him out of the mood by announcing that she's expecting his kits. They are thrilled and share tongues happily.
Days after, Hawkwing limps at the back of SkyClan's group, but doesn't want to slow every cat down. As they approach a Twolegplace, the cats split off to hunt. They join with Waspwhisker and check out a lot of abandoned monsters, deciding to try and hunt some of the chickens trapped in mesh dens. However, a Twoleg comes and Hawkwing yowls a warning, which makes two cats of the patrol flee. Pebbleshine remains trapped in the monster as it rolls away down the Thunderpath, even though the dark gray tom chases after it.
SkyClan waits three days for Pebbleshine to return, but decides to move on after that. Hawkwing is wrapped in grief and wants to stay, but is convinced to continue on. The Clan continues traveling for the next half moon as Plumwillow gets closer and closer to kitting. Hawkwing and the queen comfort each other, having both lost their mates. Waspwhisker spots a lake, and they divide into patrols to explore it. They meet a kittypet named Max, who tells them more about the lake. Macgyver locates a good place to camp, and SkyClan moves there. Though Echosong insists this isn't the place StarClan intends them to be, the Clan overwhelmingly decides to stay.
Hawkwing dreams of sitting beside Pebbleshine with their kits, but is rudely awakened by a squawking noise. He is frustrated and storms out at the den, staring at the water bird who made the commotion with a glare. Hawkwing, Curlypaw, Bellaleaf, and Blossomheart go on a patrol to explore.The dark gray tom and his apprentice attempt to catch a vole, but the loud squawking again distracts him. Hawkwing sees the bird diving at Blossomheart, and the patrol attacks the bird. The bird grabs a hold of Curlypaw and tries to lift off, but her Clanmates rescue the apprentice. They are all very shaken, but no cat has any major injuries. The patrol heads back to camp, and Hawkwing thinks about SkyClan's future.
A moon later, SkyClan is settling into their new camp. Hawkwing's grief at losing his kin and mate has faded, though he still feels sad. He thinks that Curlypaw's training is progressing really well, since he started putting more effort into it. Leafstar and Echosong begin to bicker, which surprises Hawkwing, since they never argue. The medicine cat insists that this place feels wrong, and that they can't stay here. Hawkwing silently agrees, but Leafstar protests that it took them a long time to find this place. She insists that SkyClan will stay here for now, and both cats stalk away from each other. Plumwillow starts her kitting, and Hawkwing helps her, reassuring the queen that she has to birth these kits for her mate's sake. She gives birth to three kits, and asks the tom if he'd help raise them, to which he agrees.
Plumwillow's kits grow, and a moon later, they play with Hawkwing in the clearing. He worries about the Twolegs that have been near camp recently, and with their dogs. Later that evening, dogs attack the camp, and SkyClan flees. Hawkwing grabs Reedkit and Dewkit, giving the order to run. He and Plumwillow race through the forest and hide in a gorse thicket with her litter. When night falls, they return to camp, and most of their Clanmates are safe as well. Cats begin to consider moving camp to avoid the dogs, and the clearing fills with chatter. Echosong announces that she doesn't intend to stay and find out, and will be going to try and find the spark that remains. Leafstar is shocked, but reluctantly agrees that any cat who wants to go with the medicine cat may leave. The next day, Echosong, Harrybrook, and Bellaleaf leave camp on their quest.
Hawkwing is about to go on patrol, but can't find Curlypaw. The apprentice soon comes into camp apologizing, saying she'd just left for a bit. He thinks she's up to something, due to the scent on her pelt, but thinks he'll ask about it later. However, he soon forgets, thinking about how it's been two moons since Echosong left. The dark gray tom reflects that SkyClan moved camp, but that the dogs were still a problem, so they relocated for the third time. He thinks about how Parsleyseed left earlier to become a kittypet, which shocked the Clan. The patrol works together to catch a rabbit and then returns to camp. Curlypaw pulls Hawkwing aside, telling him she'd like to talk in private, but they hear dogs barking and sprint towards them instead.
Plumwillow reveals that the kits were chased by the dogs, so she and Hawkwing track them to a miniature Twoleg den. They distract the Twolegs long enough to get the kits away and race into the forest. Plumwillow and Hawkwing agree that they need to convince Leafstar to leave here, because it's dangerous, and their young cats have no fear of Twolegs. They return to camp, and Curlypaw asks if it's okay to talk now. She admits that she's leaving to become a kittypet, along with Parsleyseed. Hawkwing is shocked and doesn't want her to leave, but the she-cat insists that she'll always be grateful to him. He leaves and goes back to the nursery to think, settling next to Plumwillow and her kits.
Hawkwing travels with Curlypaw towards Twolegplace and says goodbye once more as the she-cat pads away. He goes back to camp and finds Leafstar and Waspwhisker, asking to speak with them. The dark gray tells them of his concerns of living here by the lake, and states his reason why they should leave. Leafstar agrees that they need to leave, but Waspwhisker protests. The leader insists this is what's best, and says she'll go to Fidgetpaw about getting traveling herbs. Leafstar calls a Clan meeting and announces that they'll be leaving, which has mixed reactions. Waspwhisker silences every cat's concerns, stating that they'll be following their leader. Later that night, Hawkwing and Leafstar sit together, and talking about their time at this lake.
Later that night, Hawkwing dreams of losing Pebbleshine again. He abruptly wakes up to cats stirring the den, saying that there are Twolegs in the forest. Five Twolegs barge into camp with large sticks and weblike structures, and they capture Fidgetpaw and Waspwhisker. Leafstar orders her cats to flee and meet by the lake. Hawkwing and Plumwillow work together to get her kits to safety, heading for the reeds. The Twolegs capture Birdwing and Clovertail as well, and then leave. Leafstar announces that the Twolegs are no longer willing to live in peace with them, so they must leave. She appoints Hawkwing as her new deputy, and he is shocked but accepts the position. SkyClan cheers for them, and then the cats start to walk away from the lake.
A half moon later, Hawkwing sits in SkyClan's new makeshift camp, surveying the bleak surroundings. Macgyver comes up to him and says he's going hunting, but collapses moments later. The next day, two more fall ill, and Hawkwing and Firefern try to figure out which herb to use since SkyClan has no medicine cat. Finkit becomes sick, and the dark gray tom thinks that he'll do whatever possible to save the kit. Sagenose points out that they should split up, so they don't sit around waiting to die. This makes Leafstar angry, and she insists that they will stay together. Firefern becomes sick, and the leader tells Hawkwing to lead the rest of the Clan in search of Echosong. She tells him not to return until they've found her, and calls a Clan meeting. He agrees to support her, and she begins to explain the plan to SkyClan.
However, Echosong returns moments later and begins to treat the sick cats. Every cat is very relieved to see her, along with the two warriors she was traveling with. Days after, Firefern and Rileypool die, though the rest recover from their sickness. Many cats begin to question whether to continue traveling, having blind faith in StarClan. Leafstar and Echosong say they must, and Hawkwing meows that he agrees as well, but inwardly feels torn. The next day, Sandynose and Fallowfern return to the Clan, which lifts spirits. They tell the story of what happened to them, and are praised for how well they coped during their travels. Hawkwing is disheartened when Sandynose is reunited with his kits, but makes an effort to let the father connect with his kits. However, that night, the litter sneaks to the gray tom's nest, saying that they don't want to be with Plumwillow because Sandynose is there. He gently explains that the other tom is their father, and convinces them to give him a chance, though he inwardly feels otherwise.
SkyClan continues to travel, coming near a Twolegplace. Leafstar and Hawkwing work to keep the Clan clustered together as they pass through, going in small groups. They soon reach a forest, though the prey there is all hiding away. SkyClan continues to wander for two more moons, and stop to rest in a sheltered hollow. Echosong announces that she's had another vision, and explains it to the Clan. Next, Leafstar appoints Finpaw, Dewpaw, and Reedpaw as apprentices, which boosts morale. Hawkwing cheers for them, and then goes to talk with Echosong. She tells him that she saw cats who looked like his kin, which encourages him that his kin may be alive. They sit together and stare at the clearing sky, thinking about where SkyClan will go next.
In the manga adventure after the book, Hawkwing is shown leading his Clan to the lake. He then wishes he knew where they were going, and grieves for their dead medicine cat, Echosong. He feels like the Clan has been lost, and has no purpose. He recalls Echosong's vision, to follow the blood trail, and grieves for his lost mate, Pebbleshine. He then sees his adopted children with their real father, Sandynose, who takes Dewpaw, Finpaw, and Reedpaw on a hunt. Plumwillow asks Hawkwing if he is all right, because his adopted children are so attached to their real father.
Later, Dewpaw brings a squirrel to the makeshift camp, and Sandynose asking Leafstar if it would be better having a firm destination. Leafstar tells Sandynose to have faith, and that very moment, Hawkwing sees a fiery-colored leaf with five points. The five points presumably represents the five Clans, ThunderClan, SkyClan, RiverClan, WindClan, and ShadowClan. Leafstar tells everyone to find shelter until a wind storm passes, but Hawkwing ignores her. He remembers Echosong talking about a leaf like this one, and wonders if this is what she meant. He ignores Leafstar's calls for him to come back, until he comes to a cliff edge and the wind dies. It falls down and Leafstar scolds him. He looks up and remembers Echosong and Leafstar's words, telling him to have faith and "Follow the blood trail." He then sees red streaks straight across the sky.

Tigerheart's Shadow

During Tigerheart's nightmare, Hawkwing snarls at Flowerpaw, his lips draws back as the apprentice backs away from him.

Graystripe's Vow

As Thornclaw, Flywhisker, Snaptooth, Flipclaw and Graystripe leave for their wander, they pass by SkyClan's territory and run into Hawkwing's patrol. Hawkwing calls a greeting and asks why they are near the border, noting the group's size. Snaptooth blurts they are leave the Clan temporarily, and Hawkwing coolly remarks that it sounds interesting. As they leave, his patrol gossips how things must be terrible in ThunderClan.

In the Novellas

Ravenpaw's Farewell

Hawkpaw is a young SkyClan cat, being trained by Ebonyclaw, a daylight warrior. After Echosong wishes to speak with Ravenpaw, she tells Barley, Bella, and Riley that in the meantime, Hawkpaw will look after them, and that they are quite safe in SkyClan's camp. Upon hearing his name, Hawkpaw appears and nods his head.
Echosong tells Hawkpaw to come and fetch her if his mentor arrives and needs him to do something else instead. Turning to Ravenpaw, she explains that Hawkpaw's mentor, Ebonyclaw, is a daylight warrior, and she hasn't arrived in camp yet. Ravenpaw notes his dedication, saying that he is a very committed apprentice. Echosong agrees, but also notes that he needs to be kept away from Billystorm's apprentice, Pebblepaw, as the two apprentices do not get along in the least. After their discussion, Echosong and Ravenpaw leave Barley and the two younger cats with Hawkpaw, although the three strangers are standing rather awkwardly around the apprentice.

Tree's Roots

When Tree meets Pebbleshine, she tells him about SkyClan and about her mate, Hawkwing, and she wishes to return to him before their kits are born. She adds that she knows Hawkwing and SkyClan won't stop looking for her.

Pebbleshine's Kits

Two moons after SkyClan left the gorge, Hawkwing is on a patrol with Waspwhisker, Pebbleshine, Blossomheart and Curlypaw. The patrol discovers chickens in a sleeping monster and decide it's worth the risk to catch some since the Clan is starving. Hawkwing volunteers to climb into the monster, but Waspwhisker orders him to stand guard since his leg is injured. He tries to advocate for Pebbleshine to stay too since she's expecting his kits, but Pebbleshine argues she's hardly big enough to make a difference. When the monster wakes up, Hawkwing yowls for Pebbleshine to get out. The monster roars off with Pebbleshine still inside and Hawkwing struggles to follow it. Pebbleshine yowls that she'll come back to him as the monster drives away far from sight.
Pebbleshine reflects about Hawkwing frequently, wishing to reunite with him and her Clan. When she comes across Bug and Bunny, a cat and dog respectfully, who are friends, Pebbleshine can't wait to tell him the oddity. While journeying with Milo and Olive, two kittypets, Pebbleshine tells them about her mate, Hawkwing, and believes he'll one day be leader of SkyClan. When Pebbleshine is trapped in a Twoleg den, Hawkwing and several of their Clanmates appear to her in a dream. He urges her to keep going and head for the setting sun.
Pebbleshine gives birth to their kits, and notes how the gray one is the same shade as Hawkwing. She wishes for Hawkwing to be with her, but tells her kits that their father always loved them. While in StarClan, Micah tells Pebbleshine that her kits will be reunited with Hawkwing one day.
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