"I'll drive it from our territory once and for all. You know I won't get hurt... It would mean we can hunt safely."
Lionblaze to Firestar in Night Whispers, page 125
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Chapter Number: 12 (of 25)
Page Numbers: 113-126

Chapter description

Firestar is organizing hunting patrols, and Lionblaze gathers Dovepaw for training. He tells her there will be a joint training session with Cinderheart and Ivypaw. When Firestar is done organizing patrols, Daisy expresses her concern with the lack of defense in the camp, in case ShadowClan were to attack. Firestar assures her that ShadowClan wouldn't attack undefended kits and elders. Soon after, Lionblaze exits camp with the training party. He watches Brackenfur and Sorreltail affectionately brushing pelts as they walked, and is surprised when Cinderheart assures him that she would like to have that relationship too.
They pad off towards the pines, which was what Cinderheart had suggested. Ivypaw points out fox prints on the dirt below. She suggests to follow them, which the patrol does, until Lionblaze orders for them to stay back. He investigates and finds the fox's hole. Cinderheart suggests to fill it in, but Lionblaze tells her that if they fill this one in, the fox might make a hole closer to camp. They decide to leave it alone for now, and will report to Firestar when the training session is over.
Lionblaze and Cinderheart order their apprentices to hunt. Cinderheart follows Ivypaw, and Lionblaze follows Dovepaw as they split from each other to do their hunting assessment. He watches as Dovepaw dives after a squirrel, but is tripped by a bramble and showered by overhead snow. Lionblaze reassures her, saying that it is hard for even warriors to hunt in snow, let alone apprentices. Dovepaw tries again, and scrambles up the truck of a tree. Dovepaw stalks a blackbird, but falls as the branch cracks underneath her weight, and sends her falling into the snow. The blackbird, however, was still struggling in her grip.
Dovepaw is then distracted by shrieks of terror echoing through the forest. She lets go of the blackbird, and announces that the fox is in ThunderClan camp. Lionblaze runs after Dovepaw, and is soon met up by Cinderheart and Ivypaw. Lionblaze quickly enters the camp, and finds the fox circling the dens. Brambleclaw attacks, with Dustpelt at his side, and Toadstep joining in as well.
Lionblaze joins the fight. He stalks the fox, and then with one leap, lands square on the animal's shoulders. More cats attack, sending swipes and lashes at the fox, until it flees from the ThunderClan camp. All cats report that they are alright and free of major injuries. Dustpelt arches his back, and is ready to go and teach the fox a lesson.
Dovepaw tells Lionblaze that she should've sensed it sooner. Lionblaze tells her that it's alright because she was hunting. Ivypaw is rather distraught, however, and asks Dovepaw why she should've heard it when she was farthest from the hollow. Lionblaze is angry with himself, wondering why he praised Dovepaw like that in front of Ivypaw.
Firestar enters the camp, demanding to know if cats are hurt or if dens are damaged. Brambleclaw reports that the thorn hollow got the worst damage. Jayfeather is seen bandaging Foxleap's paw, whom lost a claw. Jayfeather expresses the need for new herbs to be found in the forest, but Lionblaze is skeptical if they can even grow in the snow. Brightheart volunteers to look for some, and is accompanied by Leafpool. Firestar orders Brambleclaw to organize more patrols in an effort to feed the Clan.
Lionblaze hurries to talk to Firestar privately. He begs Firestar to let him fight the fox, due to his inability to get hurt. Firestar asks him even though he hasn't gotten hurt yet, if that means he never will in the future. Lionblaze explains that he doesn't want to share whatever prey they can find with a fox, and he can tell his Clanmates he took the fox by surprise. Firestar agrees, but tells Lionblaze to take Dovepaw with him just in case he needed her to run for help. Lionblaze is just about to object, but refrains, because he had gotten what he wanted and there was no need to say anything else on the matter.





Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 113
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 114
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 115
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 121
  5. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 122
  6. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 125

Night Whispers 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 25
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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 Life
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