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- Chapter Number: 5 (of 37)
- Page Numbers: 44-51
Moth Flight's PoV
Moth Flight sprints across a field, until she is forced to stop by the branches of a beech hedge. She glances back and is relieve to see nobody has followed, but wonders if they are glad she left. Moth Flight shivers, cold, as she realizes the sun has sunk below Highstones, and curls up beneath the hedge. She wonders what to do next, as the moth was gone and she feels she is a danger to her Clan.
She decides she should hunt, and thinks about trying to catch a bird. She realizes that her white pelt would give her away, and approaches a puddle nearby, musing that at least she could drink. Moth Flight catches sight of a toad, and wonders if it was edible. She catches it and carries it back to the hedge. She hates the taste but eats it anyway.
Moth Flight starts to feel apprehensive of sleeping alone, and peers out of the hedge. As she is looking for the stars in the puddle, movement across the field catches her eye and she shrinks farther into the hedge, thinking its a fox. It catches sight of her and she prepares to fight, but it calls out her name and she recognizes Spotted Fur, to her relief.
He joins her, happy to have found her, though he is worried at the thought of her believing he was a fox. Spotted Fur tells her that Dust Muzzle had told him that she had run off, and tells her to come home. Moth Flight replies that she can't, as she is a danger to the Clan, and Spotted Fur tells her that, though Wind Runner is upset, it would be forgotten by morning. Moth Flight refuses, and tells her that it isn't safe and she must be hungry. When Moth Flight shows him the toad, he screws up his muzzle. Moth Flight tells him she can look after herself, and Spotted Fur leans forward to brush his cheek on hers, saying that he knows she can, but Moth Flight flinches away, upset at his patronizing tone.
Spotted Fur gives up on convincing her to come back to WindClan, and says that he is going to stay with her. Moth Flight allows him as it would be safer with him there, and he says that she'll change her mind about coming back by morning. They dig a hollow and fill it with beech leaves, settling down. Spotted Fur offers to go hunting, but Moth Flight replies that there are dogs around. He looks at her fondly, and says he'll eat the toad, fretting at how she hadn't eaten much of it. They share the rest, Spotted Fur screwing up his face against the taste. He remarks that a bird might be attracted to the dead toad, and they could catch it in the morning. Irritated at him, Moth Flight turns away, saying that the toad wasn't that bad.
She settles into the nest. Spotted Fur laps at her ear, saying that they were all worried about her and would be happy to see her, especially Wind Runner. Moth Flight is comforted by this, and as she falls asleep, she decides she should just try harder.
References and Citations
|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 • Manga|