"Go, and don't come back. You can take the catmint. I've no quarrel with ThunderClan; I don't to see cats suffer, whatever you might think. Just be careful you don't end up a bully like your kin, Tigerstar. "
Heathertail to Lionblaze in the tunnels in Long Shadows, page 248
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Chapter Number: 20 (of 28)
Page Numbers: 244-248

Chapter description

After Lionblaze catches a few pieces of prey, he pads back to the old Twoleg nest. The tom leaves some fresh-kill by a tree stump, and notices his earlier contribution had disappeared. Lionblaze is reassured by this, and doubles over his trail to head toward the tunnel's entrance. Fear pricks his pelt, and the golden warrior speeds up until he's racing through the trees. Lionblaze halts a few fox-lengths away from the tunnel's mouth, and glances around warily. The tom searches for any sign of his Clanmates, and knows that no cat must find out about what he's doing.
Lionblaze flattens himself to the ground, wriggling beneath the undergrowth and into the tunnel. After a few pawsteps, the warrior encounters a barrier, which he scrabbles through. Lionblaze walks along the narrow passage, and his heart beats furiously. The golden cat notes that he's not afraid of WindClan warriors, but instead of his vision of Heatherpaw's death. Up ahead, the sound of rushing water fills Lionblaze's ears. He steps out into the cave where a river flows, and reminisces on his memories there. The tom shakes feelings of regrets away, and continues to head toward WindClan territory. Lionblaze soon sees light in front of him, and darts out of the tunnel. He scents for nearby cats, but can't smell anything other than the wind.
Lionblaze creeps forward, taking advantage of a rock's shelter. He spots a steam with catmint growing beside it, and gathers a massive bundle. The warrior pads back to the tunnel, and relaxes when he enters. Lionblaze walks swiftly through the passage, but stops abruptly upon reaching the cave. Heatherpaw stands in front of him, blocking the way. The golden warrior says her apprentice name, but the WindClan she-cat corrects him, snarling she is Heathertail now. Heathertail accuses him of thievery, and meows that she'd guessed he would use the tunnels to return home.
Lionblaze asks why she didn't call for a patrol, and the tabby she-cat replies he doesn't scare her. The ThunderClan tom's vision glares with blood, and he imagines killing Heathertail. When his sight returns, the she-cat stands in front of him with an icy gaze. Heathertail then pads past Lionblaze, hissing that he can go, as she holds no grudge against sick cats. She warns to not become a bully like Tigerstar, and then flicks her tail, vanishing into a tunnel. Lionblaze gathers up his catmint, and shudders at what might have happened.





Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 244
  2. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 247
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 245
  4. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 248

Long Shadows 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 28
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 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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