|"The happiness Moth Flight had felt as the kit had come to life beneath her paws disappeared like mist in the wind. Oh, Micah. I miss you so much."|
|— Moth Flight's thoughts after Juniper Branch's kitting in Moth Flight's Vision, page 291|
- Below contains in-depth information for chapter twenty four of Moth Flight's Vision. If you are looking for a shorter summary of the entire book, please check the main article.
- Chapter Number: 24 (of 37)
- Page Numbers: 279-291
- Moth Flight calls out to Micah in a misty meadow. She hears his voice call back but she can't find him, only smell him. He tells her that things will be okay, that he knows she's sad, that he loves her, and that she has to keep going. Moth Flight catches sight of his eyes at the far side of the meadow but he doesn't seem to see her. As she runs toward him, her leg buckles under her and she jolts awake. Moth Flight kneads her paw on the nest to ease the pain and tries to go back to sleep, but the sounds of the night and the ShadowClan camp keep her awake. She sits for awhile, feeling guilty that Micah hadn't gotten to finish what he wanted to tell her, before she finally dozes off.
- Pebble Heart wakes her up later and anxiously tells her Juniper Branch, who is not due yet, had started kitting. He starts to explain that the kits are stuck and Juniper Branch might die trying to give birth. Moth Flight cuts him off to say that they won't let that happen and pushes her way toward the nursery. Raven Pelt eyes her nervously as she approaches him and his mate, but Pebble Heart convinces him to let her stay. Moth Flight presses her paw on Juniper Branch's belly, feeling the kits squirming inside. She wonders if something is blocking them from coming out, and sends Raven Pelt to get some water for the tortoiseshell she-cat. Moth Flight realizes that they might not be ready for the queen to push out and tells Juniper Branch to stop pushing and focus on panting. She also remembers how pain causes bodies to swell up, and that Juniper Branch's belly is swollen and inflamed, which might be preventing the kits from coming and getting worse with each push.
- Juniper Branch gasps that another pain was coming and Moth Flight fetches her stick to bite down on instead of pushing. Pebble Heart goes to fetch more sticks and the cats wait through several bouts of spasms until the swelling goes down. Pebble Heart also gives her poppy seeds and thyme to help with the pain. Moth Flight puts her paws on Juniper Branch's belly again to feel that the kits are hardly moving anymore and tells Juniper Branch that she can push again. After a painful experience, Juniper Branch gives birth to three kits, but the last one is not breathing. Moth Flight remembers what Dappled Pelt had done to Drizzle when the latter had water in her chest and turns the kit onto its back and begins to pump its chest. Horrified, Raven Pelt and Juniper Branch ask her what she is doing, but before they can do anything the kit starts to spit up water and breathing.
- Raven Pelt places the last kit by her mother and Moth Flight comments that they should move her to her nest. Pebble Heart tells her that she looks worn out and Moth Flight replies that she is. She glances at the new family and slowly walks to her den, feeling a stab of grief over losing Micah and the life they had planned together.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 279
- ↑ Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 281
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 282
- ↑ Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 286
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 288
- ↑ Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 280
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 285
- ↑ Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 289
|Moth Flight's Vision chapters|
|Prologue • Chapter 1 • Chapter 2 • Chapter 3 • Chapter 4 • Chapter 5 • Chapter 6 • Chapter 7 • Chapter 8 • Chapter 9 • Chapter 10 • Chapter 11 • Chapter 12 • Chapter 13 • Chapter 14 • Chapter 15 • Chapter 16 • Chapter 17 • Chapter 18 • Chapter 19 • Chapter 20 • Chapter 21 • Chapter 22 • Chapter 23 • Chapter 24 • Chapter 25 • Chapter 26 • Chapter 27 • Chapter 28 • Chapter 29 • Chapter 30 • Chapter 31 • Chapter 32 • Chapter 33 • Chapter 34 • Chapter 35 • Chapter 36 • Chapter 37 • Graphic novel|
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